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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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The Island President

Jon Shenk / 2011 / 101 mins

THE ISLAND PRESIDENT is the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, a man confronting a problem greater than any other world leader has ever faced—the literal survival of his country and everyone in it.

The Act of Killing

Joshua Oppenheimer / 2012 / 159 min

THE ACT OF KILLING follows former Indonesian death squad leaders as they are challenged to re-enact the real-life mass killings in the cinematic genres of their choice, from classic Hollywood crime scenarios to lavish musical numbers.

*We recommend that you watch the “Director’s Cut” version of this film*

Food, Inc.

Robert Kenner / 2008 / 94min

FOOD, INC. lifts the veil on America’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that’s been hidden from consumers with the consent of the U.S. government’s regulatory agencies.

Gasland

Josh Fox / 2010 / 107 min

GASLAND is a dramatic and literally explosive story about the highly controversial practice of hydro fracking, a drilling method of natural gas extraction which major corporations believe to be a potential new source of cheap energy.

Jiro Dreams Of Sushi

David Gelb / 2011 / 81 min

JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is a thoughtful and elegant meditation on work, family, and the art of perfection, chronicling Jiro Ono’s life as both an unparalleled success in the culinary world and as a loving yet complicated father.

Encounters at the End of the World

Werner Herzog / 2007 / 99min

ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD follows Werner Herzog as he travels to Antarctica, looking to capture its natural beauty and investigate the characters there who, much like their surroundings, cannot be found anywhere else on earth.

If A Tree Falls

Marshall Curry, Sam Cullman / 2011 / 85 min

IF A TREE FALLS offers a rare and provocative look at the Earth Liberation Front, the radical environmental group that the FBI calls America’s number one domestic terrorist threat.

Grey Gardens

Albert and David Maysles, Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer / 1975 / 100 min

In GREY GARDENS we meet Big and Little Edie Beale—mother and daughter, high-society dropouts, reclusive cousins of Jackie O.—thriving together amid the decay and disorder of their ramshackle East Hampton mansion.

Forks Over Knives

Lee Fulkerson / 2011 / 90min

FORKS OVER KNIVES examines the profound claim that most, if not all,  degenerative diseases can be controlled, or even reversed, by switching to a diet that is free of animal-based and processed foods.

The Interrupters

Steve James / 2011 / 127 min

THE INTERRUPTERS tells the moving and surprising story of three brave people who aim to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed. This film is an intimate view of violence, its causes, and its interrupters.

Tricked

Jane Wells, John-Keith Wasson / 2013 / 80 min

TRICKED is an intimate and definitive portrait of human trafficking in America today. Meet the pimps, the victims, families, the johns who fuel the business, and the cops who fight to stop it.

Stories We Tell

Sarah Polley / 2012 / 108 min

STORIES WE TELL is a highly original documentary that explores how we construct our own reality through stories. Sarah Polley’s family and friends weave different narratives into a complex portrait of her mother who died when Sarah was eleven.