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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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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. 

Losing Sight Of Shore

Sarah Moshman / 2017 / 92 min

LOSING SIGHT OF SHORE follows the extraordinary journey of four brave women known as the Coxless Crew that set out to row the Pacific Ocean from America to Australia unsupported.

Touching the Void

Kevin Macdonald / 2003 / 106 min

The true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985, TOUCHING THE VOID contemplates life, death, guilt and perseverance as one man defeats the greatest of odds.

Audrie & Daisy

Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk / 2016 / 95 min

AUDRIE & DAISY is an urgent real-life drama that examines the ripple effects on families, friends, schools and communities when two underage young women find that sexual assault crimes against them have been caught on camera. The film takes a hard look at American teenagers who are coming of age in this new world of social media bullying, spun wildly out of control.

Banksy Does New York

Chris Moukarbel / 2014 / 79 min

On Oct. 1, 2013, the street artist known as Banksy launched a month-long residency in New York City, posting one exhibit a day in an unannounced location, sparking a 31-day scavenger hunt for Banksy’s work. Capturing this month of madness, BANKSY DOES NEW YORK is an exhilarating, detailed account of the uproar created by the mysterious artist.

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