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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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