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1971 web 1


  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 80 minutes
  • Directed By: Johanna Hamilton
  • Country: USA
Forty years before WikiLeaks and the NSA scandal, there was Media, Pennsylvania. In 1971, eight activists plotted an intricate break-in to the local FBI offices to leak stolen documents and expose the illegal surveillance of ordinary Americans in an era of anti-war activism. In this riveting heist story, the perpetrators reveal themselves for the first time, reflecting on their actions and raising broader questions surrounding security leaks in activism today. |Read More
Female Director(s), Crime, Thriller, Documentary, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), First Time Filmmaker
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  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 87 minutes
  • Directed By: Ben Hopkins
  • Country: U.K.
To preserve their culture, the Pamir Kirghiz people have migrated across Central Asia from the U.S.S.R to China to Afghanistan to Pakistan and finally to remote eastern Turkey, but now they face the most serious threat to their traditions, globalization. Using a variety of techniques, this fascinating, at times comic doc, is as enjoyable as it is informative. |Read More
6 1web


  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 89 minutes
  • Directed By: Louie Psihoyos
  • Country: USA
Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, Oscar®-winner Louie Psihoyos (The Cove) assembles a team of activists intent on showing the world never-before-seen images that will change the way we understand issues of endangered species and mass extinction. Whether infiltrating notorious black markets with guerilla-style tactics or working with artists to create beautiful imagery with unexpected animal subjects, 6 will change the way you see the world. |Read More
70hesterstreet web 1


  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 10 minutes
  • Directed By: Casimir Nozkowski
  • Country: USA
A documentary about director Casimir Nozkowski’s childhood home and how much of the past he could still see in it after he left. His story becomes a universal story about all childhood homes and the past lives and legacies of old buildings making room for new ones.

Screening in Shorts Program: City Limits |Read More
Documentary, New York
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  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 78 minutes
  • Directed By: Ido Haar
  • Country: Israel
Slipping through the predawn darkness over highways, through traffic and across the border, Palestinian construction workers go to work clandestinely in Israel every day. Haar's raw, handheld photography follows workers who build their own border shanty community to enter Israel more easily, with no choice but to risk their lives simply to earn a living. In Arabic. A Koch Lorber Release. |Read More
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  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 66 minutes
  • Directed By: Emilio Estefan
  • Country: USA
The title of Grammy-winner Gloria Estefan's latest album, 90 Millas, refers to the distance between Cuba and southern Florida, a region that has become synonymous with Latin culture. At the core of that culture is its music, and Gloria's husband Emilio captured the blood, sweat and tears that went into the new record in this very intimate film about the music-making process.

Conversations in Cinema: Join director Emilio Estefan, Gloria Estefan and musicians Johnny Pacheco, La India and Jose Feliciano for a candid discussion after the screening. (moderator: John Quinones) |Read More
Documentary, Music


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