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  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Directed By: Kelly Duane de la Vega and Katie Galloway
  • Country: USA
How does one reintegrate into society after making peace with a life sentence? California’s controversial and notoriously harsh three-strikes law was repealed in 2012, consequently releasing large numbers of convicts back into society. The Return presents an unbiased observation of the many issues with re-entry through the varied experiences of recently freed lifers. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary
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  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 86 minutes
  • Directed By: Sasha Joseph Neulinger
  • Country: USA
Rewind is an unflinching personal narrative that reconstructs the unthinkable story of director Sasha Joseph Neulinger’s boyhood and bravely exposes the dynamics of abuse passed through generations. |Read More
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  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 86 minutes
  • Directed By: Mark Grieco
  • Country: USA, Colombia
Deep in the Amazon, a renowned marine biologist and a reality TV star are each working to save the indigenous pink river dolphin from being hunted to extinction. When a scandal erupts, ethical questions are raised as murky as the waters of the Amazon River. Mark Grieco’s (Marmato) surprising documentary digs into the ethics of activism in the modern media age. |Read More
Drama, Documentary, Environmental
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  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Ellen Fiske and Ellinor Hallin
  • Country: Scotland, Sweden
As her childhood turns into motherhood, teenage troublemaker Gemma comes of age in her fading Scottish steel town. But in a place where “you either get knocked up or locked up,” innocent games can easily turn into serious crime. |Read More
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  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 89 minutes
  • Directed By: Jeanie Finlay
  • Country: UK
Director Jeanie Finlay charts a transgender man’s path to parenthood after he decides to carry his child himself. The pregnancy prompts an unexpected and profound reckoning with conventions of masculinity, self-definition and biology. |Read More
Documentary, LGBTQIA
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  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 83 minutes
  • Directed By: Drew Xanthopoulos
  • Country: USA
Meet the Sensitives, people who are debilitatingly sensitive to modern life—electricity, chemicals, you name it. Their symptoms and coping mechanisms might vary, but they all face the unusual and heartbreaking choice of either living in dangerous and uncertain conditions with their loved ones, or in physical and technological isolation. Director Drew Xanthopoulos captures their lives in cinematic verite style. |Read More
Documentary, First Time Filmmaker, Environmental
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  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 83 minutes
  • Directed By: Oren Jacoby
  • Country: USA
In the early 1980s, Richard Hambleton was New York City’s precursor to Banksy, a rogue street artist whose silhouette paintings haunted the sides of Manhattan buildings. Like so many other geniuses of his time, he fell victim to drug addiction, even as his work continued to rise in both demand and value. Shadowman doubles as both a time capsule of a forgotten New York City era, and a redemption story. |Read More
Documentary, New York, NY Director(s), TFF Alumni
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  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Directed By: Sarita Khurana and Smriti Mundhra
  • Country: USA, India
Dipti, Amrita and Ritu are all young, modern women in India looking to get married—some desperately, some reluctantly. A Suitable Girl follows them over the course of four years as they juggle family, career and friends, intimately capturing their thoughts on arranged marriage, giving them a voice, and offering a unique perspective into the nuances of this institution. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker, Asian American Director(s), TFF Alumni
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  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 111 minutes
  • Directed By: Sara Taksler
  • Country: USA
Charting Bassem Youssef’s rise as Egypt’s foremost on-screen satirist, Tickling Giants offers a rousing celebration of free speech and a showcase for the power of satire to speak for the people against a repressive government. Where this story differs from the familiar success of Youssef’s idol, Jon Stewart: Bassem's jokes come with serious, dangerous, and at times revolutionary consequences. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)


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