U.S. Documentary Competition

A Thousand Cuts

In 2016, outsider candidate Rodrigo Duterte upset the political establishment in the Philippines by winning the presidency and promising vengeance...
Director Ramona S. Diaz
Screenwriter Ramona S. Diaz

Be Water

In 1971, before his superstardom, Bruce Lee returned to Hong Kong to get the opportunities to be a lead actor...
Director Bao Nguyen

Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets

In the shadows of the bright lights of Las Vegas, it's last call for a beloved dive bar known as...
Directors Bill Ross, Turner Ross

Boys State

Strap up your saddle and get ready for a wild ride. Boys State is a political coming-of-age story, examining the...
Directors Jesse Moss, Amanda McBaine

Coded Bias

Modern society sits at the intersection of two crucial questions: What does it mean when artificial intelligence (AI) increasingly governs...
Director Shalini Kantayya

Crip Camp

No one at Camp Jened could’ve imagined that those summers in the woods together would be the beginnings of a...
Directors Nicole Newnham, Jim LeBrecht

Dick Johnson Is Dead

What if you could make your loved ones live forever? Dick Johnson Is Dead is Kirsten Johnson’s delirious and desperate...
Director Kirsten Johnson

Feels Good Man

When Matt Furie first created Pepe the Frog, a character in his indie comic Boy’s Club, Matt was an easygoing...
Director Arthur Jones

Mucho Mucho Amor

Extravagant Puerto Rican astrologer, psychic, and gender nonconforming legend Walter Mercado charmed the world for over 30 years with his...
Directors Cristina Costantini, Kareem Tabsch

Spaceship Earth

In 1991, eight capable men and women were sealed into Biosphere 2, an airtight terrarium in the Arizona desert containing...
Director Matt Wolf

The Cost of Silence

On April 20, 2010, a deadly explosion on BP’s Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling unit resulted in the largest environmental disaster...
Director Mark Manning

The Fight

Seven days after President Trump’s inauguration, the country’s airports and courthouses were clogged with protesters fighting to protect immigrants facing...
Directors Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman, Eli Despres

Time

Fox Rich is an entrepreneur, author, and mother of six who has spent the last 21 years fighting for the...
Director Garrett Bradley

Us Kids

After a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School claims 17 lives, a number of students rally themselves around...
Director Kim A. Snyder

Welcome to Chechnya

Searing urgency is a guiding force as Welcome to Chechnya shadows a group of activists who risk unimaginable peril to...
Director David France

Whirlybird

Flying high above Los Angeles in a whirling news helicopter, Marika Gerrard and Zoey Tur (known then as Bob) captured...
Director Matt Yoka