A maximum-security prison in Alabama is dramatically changed by the influence of an ancient meditation program. THE DHAMMA BROTHERS tells a tale of human potential as it documents the stories of the prison inmates at Donaldson Correction Facility who enter onto an arduous and intensive path towards emotional freedom.
A family in Nepal living on less than a dollar a day wins the globalization jackpot: a charity scholarship for their daughter to go to school in the capital city. She promises to return, to free her family from poverty. But she does not return. DRAWING THE TIGER is an intimate portrait of the price one family pays for their golden opportunity.
Following a week in the life of 15-year-old Billy Price as he traverses the quiet streets of small town Maine, navigating the gap between imagination and reality, BILLY THE KID offers us the chance to witness the world from the view of an expressive and seemingly fearless outsider.
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.
THE FEAR OF 13 is a psychological thriller, where Nick, a death row inmate, petitions the court to be executed. As he goes on to tell his story, it gradually becomes clear that nothing is quite what it seems. His story has all the twists and turns of classic crime drama with a final shocking twist casts everything in a new light.
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.
Though the iron odds are stacked high against her, 18-year-old Sonita – an Afghan refugee in Iran – fights to make her dream of breaking the code of silence around child marriage through the tool of rap music a reality. Watch her roar.
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.
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.
AMERICAN RECYCLED follows brothers Tim and Noah Hussin as they bicycle 5,000 miles across the U.S. South over a period of two years, in a wildly poetic yet personally intimate experiment into scaling down, relocalizing, and connecting to community and land.
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.
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.