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  • East Punk Memories - Punks who struggled with Hungary's communist regime discuss their experiences, music and mohawks. (new May, 2015)

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  • Floating - Yang is a 30-year-old itinerant singer with a complicated love life, illegally busking in China's big cities, trying to evade the authorities. Which he does, for a while...

  • Following One's Way - One young woman's struggle to succeed as a singer in Bogota, Colombia, in order to escape from the poor and dangerous environment in which she lives.

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  • An Injury To One - Reconstructs the long-forgotten murder of union organizer Frank Little in Butte, Montana, and draws a connection between the unsolved murder of Little, and the attempted murder of the town itself.

  • The Internationale - Draws on people's stories of an emotionally charged radical song (the long-time anthem of socialism and communism) to celebrate the relationship between music and social change.

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  • Kings of the Wind & Electric Queens - A colorful, sensory experience of the Sonepur Fair in India. (new January, 2017)

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  • The Last Angel of History - An engaging and searing examination of the hitherto unexplored relationships between Pan-African culture, science fiction, intergalactic travel, and rapidly progressing computer technology. (from the Jan., 1998 Catalog Supplement)

  • Living Memory - About Mali's ancient culture, and this culture's position in the country today. Exposes tensions in a society assailed by modernization, Islam and global tourism, yet confident that it will maintain its own distinctive character.

  • Lomax the Songhunter - Alan Lomax (1915–2002) traveled the world with his recording equipment, capturing folk songs.

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  • Machito - The Cuban band leader Frank "Machito" Grillo.

  • Madam Phung's Last Journey - Madam Phung and her transgender singers travel around Vietnam, sparking fascination and hostility from the local people.

  • Masks - In the macho world of Cuban culture, Margot and Roxana stand out—they are two of the country's best-known drag queens. (new July, 2015)

  • Mille Gilles - The thought and ideas of the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze, and his impact on creative work and communities around the world.

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  • On Snow's Wavelength, Zoom Out - A documentary on artist Michael Snow, regarded as one of the great innovators and theoreticians of the film medium, as informative and enjoyable as it is beautifully constructed.

  • Out of Place - Traces the life and work of Edward Said (1935-2003), the Palestinian-born intellectual who wrote widely on history, literature, music, philosophy and politics.

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  • Russia's Wonder Children - Child prodigy pianists, and the story of Moscow's famed Central Music School.

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  • A Song for Ireland - Traces the history of Ireland through her music, and Ireland's music through her history.

  • A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness - Indie filmmakers Ben Rivers and Ben Russell collaborated on this festival favorite that follows a mysterious character through three seemingly disparate moments in his life.

  • Swing in Beijing - A comprehensive survey of the contemporary art scene in Beijing, China, by the Academy Award nominated filmmaker Shui-Bo Wang.

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  • Tehran Has No More Pomegranates - This musical comedy plays with fact and fiction to depict contemporary Iranian life. (new December, 2016)

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  • Torch Troupes - In this vivid portrait of China's musical heritage, Sichuan Opera performers strive to keep a centuries-old artform alive.

  • Tosca's Kiss - Meet the inhabitants of the "Casa di Riposa" in Milan, the world’s first nursing home for retired opera singers, founded by composer Giuseppe Verdi in 1896.

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  • The Underground Orchestra - Documentary profile of musicians who play on the sidewalks of Paris and in the Metro.

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  • We Loved Each Other So Much - The Lebanese singer Hoda Nouhad Haddad, better known as Fairuz, is a legend in the Arab world. The stories of diverse Beirut inhabitants and of their love for her provide a moving commentary on Lebanon's tumultuous history.

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  • Youth - Four young women face issues of independence and empowerment in Algeria, Egypt, and Lebanon.

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