Investigations Revealing Real-Life Tales
Dir: Hao Wu, Weixi Chen, Anonymous
Prod: Hao Wu, Jean Tsien
A suspenseful, immersive look at life under COVID-19 lockdown in Wuhan, China, focused on front-line hospital workers and their patients.
Dir/Prod: Maia Lekow, Christopher King
A young man supports his elderly grandmother in rural Kenya after she is accused of witchcraft in a scheme to steal her land.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN VENEZUELA
Dir: Anabel Rodríguez Ríos
Prod: Sepp R. Brudermann
The fate of the small floating village of Congo Mirador reflects the consequences of years of criminal pollution and government neglect in Venezuela.
SMOG TOWN (US Premiere)
Dir: Meng Han
Prod: Vincent Du
The environmental protection bureau of Langfang, just outside of Beijing, is on the front lines of China’s fight against air pollution.
SUMMERWAR (US Premiere)
Dir: Moritz Schulz
Prod: Louis Wick, Nils Gustenhofen
A quietly chilling look at the insidious nature of nationalist indoctrination through the experiences of two young Ukrainians attending a paramilitary summer camp.
WUHAN WUHAN (World Premiere)
Dir: Gong Cheng, Yung Chang
Prod: Peter Luo, Donna Gigliotti, Huan Li, Diane Quon
Filmmaker Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze) teams with a group of intrepid videographers in Wuhan, China, to capture life in the city at the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Investigations Revealing Real-Life Tales
Dir/Prod: Ryan White
Prod: Jessica Hargrave
Ryan White (The Keepers) investigates the bizarre story behind the brazen assassination of the half-brother of Kim Jong-un.
Dir/Prod: Hannah Olson
For decades, fertility specialist Dr. Quincy Fortier was hailed a miracle worker, but the advent of commercial DNA testing reveals his unexpected secret.
A CRIME ON THE BAYOU (World Premiere)
Dir/Prod: Nancy Buirski
Prod: Susan Margolin, Claire L. Chandler
In 1966 Louisiana, a lasting bond is formed between an unjustly arrested Black man, Gary Duncan, and Richard Sobol, his young Jewish attorney.
Dir/Prod: Bryan Fogel
Prod: Jake Swantko, Thor Halvorssen, Mark Monroe
Oscar-winning filmmaker Bryan Fogel (Icarus) delivers a groundbreaking exposé of the 2018 murder of Washington Postjournalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
Dir/Prod: Jiayan “Jenny” Shi
Prod: Diane Quon
After unassuming Chinese student Yingying vanishes from her American college campus, the filmmaker seeks answers for Yingying’s family.
THE JUMP (North American Premiere)
Dir/Prod: Giedrė Žickytė
Prod: Uldis Cekulis
When a Lithuanian sailor seeking asylum jumps off his Soviet ship onto a US Coast Guard vessel in 1970, he sets off an international Cold War incident.
KINGS OF CAPITOL HILL (International Premiere)
Dir/Prod: Mor Loushy
Prod: Daniel Sivan
An eye-opening look at the powerful pro-Israeli lobby AIPAC, through the perspectives of disaffected insiders concerned about the union between Netanyahu and Trump.
Dir/Prod: Miles Hargrove
Prod: Eric F. Martin, Christopher Birge
After an American journalist is kidnapped in Colombia in 1994, his family and friends are forced to negotiate directly for his release, keeping a video diary of the entire process.
MISSING IN BROOKS COUNTY
Dir/Prod: Lisa Molomot, Jeff Bemiss
Prod: Jacob Bricca
The deadly consequences of America’s unsustainable immigration policy are revealed in the border town of Brooks County, Texas.
THE MYSTERY OF D.B. COOPER
Dir: John Dower
Prod: Anna Stephens
This stylish film attempts to solve the mystery behind D.B. Cooper, whose brazen 1971 plane hijacking and daring escape-by-parachute has remained unsolved for decades.
NEITHER CONFIRM NOR DENY (World Premiere)
Dir: Philip Carter
Prod: Sheryl Crown, Maggie Monteith, Christopher Simon
At the height of the Cold War, the CIA is tasked with an audacious covert mission: recovering a sunken Soviet nuclear submarine from the bottom of the ocean.
‘TIL KINGDOM COME
Dir/Prod: Maya Zinshtein
Prod: John Battsek, Abraham (Abie) Troen
An investigation into the unlikely political alliance between American evangelicals and Israel’s right wing, and its influence on the Trump administration’s foreign policy
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