2018 Films

2018 Ticket Prices

Individual Tickets: Regular $10 / Student $5 | 4-Pack: Regular $30 / Student $15 | All Festival Pass: $90

69 Minutes of 86 Days

On a path littered with lifejackets, in the middle of a crowd of people on the run, a 3-year-old girl slowly emerges. Full of a child’s energy and curiosity, carrying her little “Frost” backpack on her back, she takes in her surroundings between hundreds of adult trouser legs. She understands the gravity of the situation she and her family find themselves in, but filled with childlike wonder she continues her journey. For every step she takes, she emanates a longed-for feeling of hope. To Lean, it’s a step closer to her grandfather in Sweden. Get Tickets Learn More

Anote's Ark

What if your country were swallowed by the sea?

The Pacific Island nation of Kiribati (population: 100,000) is one of the most remote places on the planet, seemingly far-removed from the pressures of modern life. Yet it is one of the first countries that must confront the main existential dilemma of our time: imminent annihilation from sea-level rise. While Kiribati’s President Anote Tong races to find a way to protect his nation’s people and maintain their dignity, many Kiribati citizens are already seeking safe harbour overseas. Set against the backdrop of international climate and human rights negotiations, Anote’s struggle to save his nation is intertwined with the extraordinary fate of Sermary, a young mother of six, who fights to migrate her family to New Zealand. At stake is the survival of Sermary’s family, the Kiribati people, and 4,000 years of ­Kiribati culture. Get Tickets Learn More

Chega De Fiu Fiu

Chega De Fiu Fiu raises important questions at the intersection of urban planning, public safety, and male violence, building on global movements that are reframing street harassment in terms of women’s right to access the city—via well-illuminated streets and parks, quality public transportation, safe routes to work and school—without fear of assault. “The city must be for women,” says Raquel Carvalho, one of the documentary’s profile subjects, in the trailer’s closing sequence. “We only want to occupy the space that is ours.” Get Tickets Learn More


Complicit tells the story of Yi Yeting, a former migrant worker struggling to survive occupational leukemia in China's electronics factory zone. He discovers a resource center that helps other workers in similar situations, poisoned by benzene and n-hexane. Deciding to work on the cases of several teenagers stricken while making smartphones he brings his fight against benzene from his hospital room to Silicon Valley and the international stage. Against huge odds Yi directly confronts corporate and government interests, while empowering and inspiring the people around him. Get Tickets Learn More

Crime + Punishment

Amidst a landmark class action lawsuit over illegal policing quotas, CRIME + PUNISHMENT intimately observes the real lives and struggles of a group of black and Latino whistleblower cops known as “The NYPD 12” and the young minorities they are pressured to arrest and summons in New York City.

Over four years of unprecedented access, the film cinematically exposes the interconnected stories of systemic injustice in New York City policing through the bold efforts of a group of active duty officers, an innocent young man stuck in Rikers and one unforgettable private investigator. They bravely risk their safety, careers and livelihoods to bring light to harmful policing practices which have plagued the precincts and streets of New York City for decades. Get Tickets Learn More

Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas

Farmland - the new green gold. Hoping for export revenues, Ethiopia's government leases millions of hectares of farmland to foreign investors. But the dream of prosperity has a dark side where the World Bank plays a very questionable role... Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas investigates land grabbing and its impact on people's lives. Pursuing the truth, we meet investors, development bureaucrats, persecuted journalists, struggling environmentalists and evicted farmers deprived of their land. Get Tickets Learn More

Freedom For The Wolf

Democracy is in crisis. A new generation of elected leaders are dismantling freedom and democracy as we know it. Filmed over three years in five countries, Freedom for the Wolf is an epic investigation into this new regime of illiberal democracy. From the young students of Hong Kong, to a rapper in post-Arab Spring Tunisia and the viral comedians of Bollywood, we discover how people from every corner of the globe are fighting the same struggle. They are fighting against elected leaders who trample on human rights, minorities, and their political opponents. A ground-breaking original statement on the status quo of global politics, Freedom for the Wolf is the first film that provides the global context for understanding the Trump phenomenon. Get Tickets Learn More

Mama Colonel

In a Democratic Republic of Congo ravaged by many years of war, Colonel Honorine "Mama" Munyole leads a special police unit dedicated to combating violence against women and children. We follow Honorine as she goes about her daily work. At the start of this film, she gets transferred from the rural municipality of Bukavu, where she is a much-loved figure in the local community, to the city of Kisangani. The mistrust, superstition and lack of resources she faces present her with huge challenges. When she finds a safe place for victims of rape and several "bewitched" children who have been abandoned and abused, this antagonizes a number of other, officially recognized, victims of war. But gradually, with great dedication and determination, she manages to win the trust of those she's trying to help. Mama Colonel sheds poignant light on a society scarred by war, but also offers a glimmer of hope for a more harmonious future. Get Tickets Learn More

Memory in Khaki

An auteur's personal narrative interwoven with those of other Syrian characters highlighting years of silence, fear and terror. A representation of stories which were behind the eruption of the Syrian society and the start of its revolution. Get Tickets Learn More

Minding The Gap

Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship. Get Tickets Learn More

Nowhere To Hide

Nowhere to Hide" follows a man - the medic and father Nori Sharif - through 5 years of dramatic change in the war-torn Diyala-province; one of the most dangerous provinces in the middle of Iraq. From the time of the American retreat to the fall of Nori's home town, we follow him filming stories of survivors. In a world trapped between ISIS and the different Iraqi Militias, his integrity and humanitarian vision is the only thing that drives him to continue against all odds. Even when, as last man standing, he is forced to turn the camera towards himself. We are given a unique insight into one of the worlds most dangerous and inaccessible areas - the "triangle of death" in central Iraq. We get to know and hear the stories of the people who live there; survivors of this 'new war" that has become the norm - where the enemy is invisible, and there is nowhere to hide. Get Tickets Learn More

Other Side of Everything, The

A locked door inside a Belgrade apartment has kept one family separated from their past for over 70 years. As the filmmaker begins an intimate conversation with her mother, the political fault line running through their home reveals a house and a country haunted by history. The chronicle of a family in Serbia turns into a searing portrait of an activist in times of great turmoil, questioning the responsibility of each generation to fight for their future. Get Tickets Learn More

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked The World

RUMBLE explores how the Native American influence is an integral part of music history, despite attempts to ban, censor, and erase Indian culture in the United States. Get Tickets Learn More

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