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Captains of Zaatari

Two teenagers are stuck in Zaatari, the world’s largest camp for Syrian refugees. Both are stars of the camp soccer team, but one also excels in the classroom, while the other relies solely on the sport as an escape. Will the arrival of a world-famous soccer club deliver their dreams, or crush them?

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The Claw

Best of Fest Encores + Outdoor Screening + Virtual + Q&A
A cinematic documentary about the legendary wrestler Baron von Raschke, best known as “The Claw.” Step into the pro wrestling ring with Baron von Raschke and he’ll recount his journey from shy Nebraska Olympic hopeful to international infamy. The director-producer tag team of Minneapolis-based film director Philip Harder and von Raschke’s only son Karl have created a documentary unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

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End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock

Best of Fest Encores
In 2016, members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe established a camp called Sacred Stone with the intent of stopping the Dakota Access oil pipeline, which desecrated ancient burial and prayer sites. Director Shannon Kring filmed the epic story of the Indigenous women who led this peaceful rebellion.

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The Monopoly of Violence

Best of Fest Encores
As part of the so-called “yellow vest” movement, French citizens took to the streets to oppose government policies. The state responded with unprecedented levels of police violence. Filmmaker and journalist David Dufresne gathered a cross-section of citizens to argue, discuss and examine the role of violence in French society, and, by extension, the world.

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Searchers

Includes Filmmaker Introduction.
Trying to find a date is hard enough in “normal” times, but when a global pandemic hits, the challenge requires ingenuity, patience… and online dating apps. Director Pacho Velez traverses the streets of New York to interview a wide range of his fellow New Yorkers who, like himself, turn to various dating apps in their search for love.

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Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America

Best of Fest Encores + Watch the recorded filmmaker conversation
Who We Are brings ACLU Deputy Legal Director Jeffery Robinson’s searing Town Hall presentation on the legacy of white supremacy in America to life, as he travels across the country confronting both America’s tragic past and our urgent present-day reality.

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Writing With Fire

In India, Dalits are the lowest caste, often referred to derisively as “untouchables.” In Uttar Pradesh, a northern province, a group of Dalit women do the unthinkable in any caste — they start their own news network.

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Wuhan Wuhan

Best of Fest Encores + Ticket includes recorded Filmmaker Q&A
Following a group of citizens of Wuhan in the first days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Yung Chang’s compassionate documentary examines what it means to be human in the face of overwhelming disaster.

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