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Influence Playlists

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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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.

Hooligan Sparrow

Nanfu Wang / 2016 / 84 min

State surveillance. Harassment. Imprisonment. HOOLIGAN SPARROW follows the Chinese activist Ye Haiyan, AKA Sparrow, as she seeks justice for six school girls who were sexually abused by their principal and continues fighting for the rights of sex workers.

Check It

Dana Flor, Toby Oppenheimer / 2016 / 90 mins

The CHECK IT gang, a group of young LGBT African-American men and women in Washington D.C., fights tooth and nail to survive in a world where very little love is shown to them.

Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press

Brian Knappenberger / 2017 / 95 min

The trial between Hulk Hogan and Gawker Media pitted privacy rights against freedom of the press, and raised important questions about how big money can silence media. This film is an examination of the perils and duties of the free press in an age of inequality.

Sky Ladder

Kevin Macdonald / 2016 / 76 min

The Sky Ladder is a 1,650-foot ladder of fire climbing into the skies above artist Cai Guo-Qiang’s hometown. Told through the artist’s own words and those of family, friends and observers, the film tracks Cai’s meteoric rise and examines why he engineers artworks that loom as far as the eye can see.

Tickling Giants

Sara Taksler / 2016 / 113 mins

The Arab Spring in Egypt: From a dictator to free elections, back to a dictatorship. TICKLING GIANTS is the story of Bassem Youssef, a cardiologist turned comedian, the Jon Stewart of Egypt, and his show “The Show,” which united Egypt and tested the limits of free press.

Trapped

Dawn Porter / 2016 / 90 mins

TRAPPED follows the struggles of the clinic workers and lawyers who are on the front lines of a battle to keep abortion safe and legal for millions of women across the United States.

The Eagle Huntress

Otto Bell / 2016 / 87 min

Set against the breathtaking expanse of the Mongolian steppe, THE EAGLE HUNTRESS follows 13-year-old Aisholpan, the first female in 12 generations of her Kazakh family training to become an eagle hunter.

50/50: Rethinking the Past, Present, and Future of Women in Power

Tiffany Shlain / 2016 / 20 min

What will it take to get to a 50/50 world—not just in politics and boardrooms, but to truly shift the gender balance to be better for everyone? Through a cinematic-thought-essay style, the film explores where we really are on the greater arc of history of women and power. 

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