When Body Image Activist Taryn Brumfitt posted an unconventional before-and-after photo in 2013 it was seen by more than 100 million people worldwide and sparked an international media frenzy. EMBRACE follows Taryn’s crusade as she explores the global issue of body loathing, inspiring us to change the way we feel about ourselves and think about our bodies.
America makes up 5% of the world’s population, yet locks up 25% of the world’s prisoners. 40% are black men. 13TH gives an in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation’s history of racial inequality.
After the collapse of their glamorous romance, a famous South Korean director and actress are kidnapped by movie-obsessed North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il. Forced to make films in the world’s weirdest state, they get a second chance at love, but only one chance at escape.
TICKLED follows journalist David Farrier as he stumbles upon a mysterious tickling competition online. As he delves deeper he comes up against fierce resistance, but that doesn’t stop him getting to the bottom of a story stranger than fiction.
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.
As a visually radical memoir, CAMERAPERSON draws on the remarkable footage that filmmaker Kirsten Johnson has shot for other filmmakers and reframes it in ways that illuminate moments and situations that have personally affected her.
Many politicians have seen their careers go off the tracks, but few instances have been captured so completely on film as the incisive and painfully funny WEINER. With unprecedented access to Anthony Weiner, his family, and his campaign team as they mount his New York City mayoral campaign, the film documents the impending political meltdown of epic proportions.
Following the award-winning short film of the same name, the feature version of NOTES ON BLINDNESS documents John Hull’s extraordinary journey into “a world beyond sight,” utilizing his own audio material and a creatively inspired take on the documentary medium in order to understand his transition to blindness.
The traditional hunting of seabirds and pilot whales continues to provide food for many living in the North Atlantic Faroe Islands, but the changing world – both on a climate and cultural level – threatens this way of life. THE ISLANDS AND THE WHALES offers a hauntingly beautiful picture of the knock-on effects of globalization from a very local perspective.
Beginning at the height of their success, Tora Mkandawire Mårtens’s MARTHA & NIKI delves into the world of competitive dance culture while exploring the emotional complexities of a coming-of-age female friendship and the cultural cost of international immigration to stunning effect.
In a quest to challenge his own greatest achievements and refresh the identity of his world-renowned restaurant, chef René Redzepi relocates his Copenhagen-based Noma to Tokyo for a 6-week serving session, where cultures collide and culinary creativity climbs masterful mountains.
Chronicling the alleged take-over of a small town in North Dakota by notorious white supremacist Craig Cobb, WELCOME TO LEITH examines a rural community’s struggle for sovereignty against an extremist vision.