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Steve James
Renowned documentarian Steve James (Hoop Dreams, Life Itself) chronicles the legal struggles of Abacus, a small, family-run Manhattan bank that … 
CastThomas Sung, Yiu Wah Wong, Raymond Tam, Cyru…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Fred Peabody
Investigative journalists Amy Goodman, Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill, Matt Taibbi, and others are changing the face of journalism, no longer t… 
CastI.F. Stone
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$PG

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Brian McGinn, Rod Blackhurs…
This gripping, atmospheric documentary recounts the infamous trial, conviction and eventual acquittal of Seattle native Amanda Knox for the 2007… 
CastAmanda Knox
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA / Denmark
DOC$14A

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Errol Morris
Errol Morris (The Fog of War) profiles legendary photographer Elsa Dorfman, whose subjects have included such friends as Allen Ginsberg, Bob Dyl… 
CastElsa Dorfman
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$18

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María José Cuevas
A captivating group portrait of iconic showgirls who enthralled thousands during the disco-era heyday of Mexico’s burlesque culture. 
CastOlga Breeskin, Lyn May, Rossy Mendoza, Wanda…
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico
DOC$14A

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Fisher Stevens
Leonardo DiCaprio features in this documentary that chronicles his campaign to raise global awareness about the dangers of climate change in his… 
CastLeonardo DiCaprio
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Alex Pitstra
Filmmaker Alex Pitstra investigates his own roots as the love child of a holiday romance in Tunisia, part of a wider phenomenon in the 1970s whe… 
CastAlex Pitstra, Jasmin Ameera, Mohsen Ben Hass…
LanguageEnglish   CountryTunisia / Netherland…
DOC$14A

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Nicholas de Pencier
Based on the book by Professor Ron Deibert, Black Code is the story of how the internet is being controlled and manipulated by governments in or… 
CastRonald Deibert
LanguageEnglish | Portuguese…   CountryCanada
DOC$PG

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John Scheinfeld
Veteran documentarian John Scheinfeld (The U.S. vs. John Lennon) explores the life and work of jazz legend John Coltrane, with commentary and ap… 
CastAntonia Andrews, Bill Clinton, Michelle Colt…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Shirley Abraham, Amit Madhe…
This lyrical documentary chronicles the vanishing tradition of the mobile "tent cinemas" that bring films to far-flung towns and villa… 
CastUnknown
LanguageHindi | Marathi   CountryIndia
DOC$PG

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Matt Tyrnauer
This timely and inspirational documentary chronicles legendary writer and urban activist Jane Jacobs’ battle to save historic NYC neighbourhoods… 
CastJane Jacobs
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$G

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Maya Zinshtein
Filmmaker Maya Zinshtein embeds herself inside the locker room of Jerusalem’s Beitar football club, which became a flashpoint for controversy in… 
CastZaur Sadayev, Dzhabrail Kadiyev, Eli Tabib
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael
DOC$14A

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Philip Gnadt, Mickey Yamine
This handsome and heartfelt documentary takes us into the world of the Gaza Strip’s surfing enthusiasts, and reveals a formidable resilience pul… 
CastSabah Abu Ghanem, Mohammed Abu Jayab, Ibrahi…
LanguageArabic   CountryPalestine
DOC$PG

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Hubert Davis
On a continent where dreams are often displaced for necessity and survival, the game of basketball brings hope to many young men in Africa. Masa… 
CastMasai Ujiri, Peter Amegbor, Sodiq Seyi Awogb…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$G

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Jim Jarmusch
Jim Jarmusch recounts the hard-rocking history of Iggy Pop and The Stooges, who burst out of Michigan in the late ’60s with a savage and endless… 
CastIggy Pop, Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton, James …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$18

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Erin Heidenreich
An intimate portrait of Maria Toorpakai, who defies threats to herself and her family from Islamic fundamentalists in order to represent Pakista… 
CastMaria Toorpakai Wazir, Shamsul Qayyum Wazir,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryPakistan / Canada
DOC$18

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Nanette Burstein
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Nanette Burstein (On the Ropes, The Kid Stays in the Picture) delves into the strange story of John McAfee, who went f… 
CastJohn McAfee
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$18A

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Raoul Peck
Working from the text of James Baldwin’s unfinished final novel, director Raoul Peck (Moloch Tropical, Murder in Pacot) creates a stunning medit… 
CastSamuel L. Jackson
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Kasper Collin
Part jazz history, part true-crime tale, Kasper Collin’s new documentary employs extensive archival footage and new interviews to tell the tragi… 
CastLee Morgan, Helen Morgan, Wayne Shorter, Pau…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Tin Win Naing
Burmese filmmaker Tin Win Naing documents the plight of migrants who have fled the civil war in Myanmar for refuge in Thailand, and now toil as … 
CastUnknown
LanguageBurmese   CountryMyanmar
DOC$18

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Richie Mehta
Directed by Richie Mehta, executive produced by Ridley Scott and powered by Google, <em>India in a Day</em> is a new form of non-fiction filmmak… 
CastUnknown
LanguageHindi / English   CountryIndia / United Kingd…
DOC$G

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Khushboo Ranka, Vinay Shukl…
Filmmakers Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla follow Arvind Kejriwal, "the Bernie Sanders of India," as he shakes up the complacent and c… 
CastArvind Kejriwal, Yogendra Yadav, Santosh Kol…
LanguageHindi   CountryIndia
DOC$PG

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Werner Herzog, Clive Oppenh…
The great Werner Herzog teams up with volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer for this globe-trotting tour of some of the world’s most dangerous volcano… 
CastClive Oppenheimer
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom / Aus…
DOC$18

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Kief Davidson, Richard Ladk…
Wildlife activists and investigators put their lives on the line to battle the illegal African ivory trade, in this suspenseful on-the-ground do… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish, Swahili   CountryAustria / USA
DOC$PG

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Petra Epperlein, Michael Tu…
Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker (Gunner Palace, The Prisoner or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair) take a powerfully personal journey through… 
CastUnknown
LanguageGerman   CountryUSA / Germany
DOC$PG

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Lutz Gregor
Director Lutz Gregor follows rising world music star Fatoumata Diawara as she prepares for her first-ever concert performance in her home countr… 
CastFatoumata Diawara, Ahmed Ag Kaedi, Bassekou …
LanguageFrench   CountryMali / Germany
DOC$18

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Dilip Mehta
Growing up in small-town Sarnia as the daughter of strict Sikh parents, no one anticipated Sunny Leone’s remarkable transformation into an adult… 
CastSunny Leone, Daniel Weber
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$18A

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Mohanad Yaqubi
Showcasing an unprecedented depth of research and access, Off Frame AKA Revolution Until Victory is a unique historical portrait of the Palestin… 
CastVarious
LanguageArabic   CountryPalestine/Qatar
DOC$18

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Fernando León de Aranoa
A fascinating behind-the-scenes documentary about the rise of Podemos, the insurgent Spanish political party founded on the basis of a nationwid… 
CastCarolina Bescansa, Ada Colau, Xavier Domènec…
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain
DOC$G

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Brigitte Berman
Actor-writer-director Gordon Pinsent is one of Canada’s most beloved artists. Filled with humour, passion, and complexity, this film by Academy … 
CastGordon Pinsent
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$PG

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Vitaly Mansky
Vitaly Mansky’s intimate and insightful new documentary finds him crisscrossing the Ukraine in the wake of the Maidan uprising, which has left h… 
CastUnknown
LanguageUkrainian, Russian   CountryUkraine, Latvia, Est…
DOC$PG

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Tony Guma, John Rose
Liverpool concert promoter and rock 'n' roll true believer Sam Leach offers a rollicking account of his role in raising the profile of T… 
CastSam Leach
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA / United Kingdom…
DOC$PG

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Jamie Kastner
The Skyjacker’s Tale is a documentary thriller about Ishmael Muslim Ali (né Labeet), one of the most wanted U.S. fugitives ever, who successfull… 
CastIshmael Muslim Ali, Margaret Ratner Kunstler…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$14A

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Hugh Gibson
The Stairs tells the story of Marty, Greg, and Roxanne, each of whom survived decades of street involvement in Toronto. Using that experience, e… 
CastMartin Thompson, Roxanne Smith, Greg Bell
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$14A

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Michelle Kath Sinclair
One of the original members of the band Chicago, Terry Kath has been praised by icons like Jimi Hendrix and Joe Walsh for his voice and guitar p… 
CastTerry Kath, Camelia Kath, Joe Walsh, Peter …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$18

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Andreas Dalsgaard, Obaidah …
A Syrian radio DJ documents the experiences of herself and her friends as their dreams of hope and liberation in the wake of the 2011 Arab Sprin… 
CastUnknown
LanguageArabic   CountrySyria
DOC$18A

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Fariborz Kamkari
A galaxy of cinema luminaries pay tribute to the great Italian cinematographer Carlo di Palma, in this loving documentary that chronicles di Pal… 
CastCarlo di Palma, Ken Loach, Ettore Scola, Wim…
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
DOC$PG