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Can't decide which film to watch? Check out our playlists – curated collections of 6 films that explore a common theme or topic. They make it easy for you to organize your clubs, and they're a great way to begin deeper, ongoing conversations around certain topics.

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Naila and the Uprising

Julia Bacha / 2017 / 76 min

When a nation-wide uprising breaks out in 1987, a woman in Gaza must make a choice between love, family, and freedom. Naila and the Uprising chronicles the remarkable journey of Naila Ayesh whose story weaves through the most vibrant, nonviolent mobilization in Palestinian history — the First Intifada in the late 1980s.

Faces Places

Agnés Varda & JR / 2017 / 89 min

Director Agnes Varda and photographer/muralist J.R. journey through rural France and form an unlikely friendship.

The Work

Jairus McLeary & Gethin Aldous / 2017 / 89

Set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, three men from the outside participate in a four-day group-therapy retreat with a group of incarcerated men for a real look at the challenges of rehabilitation.

Step

Amanda Lipitz / 2017 / 84 min

STEP documents the senior year of a girls’ high-school step dance team against the background of inner-city Baltimore.

City Of Ghosts

Matthew Heineman / 2017 / 92 min

City of Ghosts follows the efforts of “Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently,” a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. With deeply personal access, this is the story of a brave group of citizen journalists as they face the realities of life undercover, on the run, and in exile, risking their lives to stand up against one of the greatest evils in the world today.

Trophy

Shaul Schwarz, Christina Clusiau / 2017 / 108 min

This in-depth look into the powerhouse industries of big-game hunting, breeding and wildlife conservation in the U.S. and Africa unravels the complex consequences of treating animals as commodities.

Unrest

Jennifer Brea / 2017 / 91 min

When Harvard Ph.D. student Jennifer Brea is struck down by a fever that leaves her bedridden, she sets out on a virtual journey to document her story as she fights a disease that medicine forgot.

Forever Pure

Maya Zinshtein / 2016 / 85 min

January, 2013. A secretive transfer deal transported two Muslim players into the heart of Israel and the Jewish oriented Beitar Jerusalem F.C., leading to the most racist campaign in Israeli sport. One season and one football team in crisis, as power, money and politics fuel a club spiralling out of control.

Silvana

Mika Gustafson, Olivia Kastebring, Christina Tsiobanelis / 2017 / 90 min

Swedish rapper Silvana Imam uses her razor-sharp tongue to capture the movements taking place in society today, personifying a new generation along the way. The film is both an intimate love story and a unique look at the raucous early years of her career.

Icarus

Bryan Fogel / 2017 / 121 min

When Bryan Fogel sets out to uncover the truth about doping in sports, a chance meeting with a Russian scientist transforms his story from a personal experiment into a geopolitical thriller involving dirty urine, unexplained death, and Olympic Gold-exposing the biggest scandal in sports history.

I Am Not Your Negro

Raoul Peck / 2016 / 95 min

James Baldwin’s book Remember This House was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of this manuscript. Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished.

Chasing Coral

Jeff Orlowski / 2017 / 93 min

Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. In CHASING CORAL a team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.

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