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  • The Face of Evil - A history of attempts to categorize the physiognomy of evil. From the paintings of Hieronymous Bosch to physiognomics, phrenology, eugenics, and anthropometrics.

  • Facebook's "Adorno Changed My Life" - In the hyper-connected isolation of social networks names become tags, words are links, and interfaces are never innocent.

  • Facing Death - Elisabeth Kübler-Ross's seminal book "On Death and Dying," brought her international fame. This intimate portrait was filmed in 2002, when she lived secluded in the desert, awaiting - as she says - her own death.

  • Facing Death - Elisabeth Kübler-Ross's seminal book "On Death and Dying," brought her international fame. This intimate portrait was filmed in 2002, when she lived secluded in the desert, awaiting - as she says - her own death.

  • Facing Ovarian Cancer: A Woman's Guide - This video is designed for women who have just been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and includes interviews with leading oncologists, psychologists, nurses and social workers, as well as a wide range of women living with the disease.

  • FALN - A remarkable time capsule of Venezuelan political and social history, and valuable background to the ongoing social conflicts in that country.

  • A Family Undertaking - Profiles the home funeral movement, and the complex psychological, cultural, legal and financial issues surrounding families choosing to prepare loved ones at home for burial or cremation.

  • Famous 4A - Set in a hospice care center, captures the bond shared between patients and caregivers, grown children and their ailing parents, while challenging stereotypes of aging and dying.

  • Fang - Mixes documentary and fiction techniques to recount an African art object's 100 year journey - a whole century of Western attitudes towards African culture packed into 8 minutes!

  • Fangshan Church - The inner workings of a Christian community in rural China, whose ways of life and worship are threatened by the world around them.

  • Far from Vietnam - The landmark collaboration between Jean-Luc Godard, Joris Ivens, William Klein, Claude Lelouch, Chris Marker and Alain Resnais in protest of the Vietnam war.

  • Fat Chance - Yuka, almost 200 pounds and fast approaching fifty, decides the time has come to lose weight in hopes of becoming healthier and happier.

  • Fate of a Salesman - Meet Willie, Steve and Jerry, D.C.'s experts in pin-striped suits and feathered hats. How long can they stay in business?

  • Father, Son and Holy War - Does the root of India's recent bloodshed - perhaps all bloodshed - lie in male insecurity, itself an inevitable product of the very construction of "manhood?"

  • A Female Cabby in Sidi Bel-Abbès - The story of the only woman cab driver in the Algerian city of Sidi Bel-Abbès.

  • Fernando is Back - Documents the workings of Chile's Forensic Identification Unit in its quest to reclaim the identities of those 'disappeared' and killed during the Pinochet dictatorship.

  • The Film of Her - A Library of Congress clerk tries to save early cinematic treasures in Bill Morrison's doc-fiction hybrid. Music by Henryk Gorecki & Bill Frisell.

  • Final Fitting - Showcases the changing cultural styles of Iran and its clerical elite through its portrait of one master tailor and his time-honored craft.

  • Finally Got the News - A film about the League of Revolutionary Black Workers, which was, "in many respects the most significant expression of black radical thought and activism in the 1960s." - Manning Marable, Prof. of History, Columbia Univ.

  • Fire in the Andes - Tells the story of the conflict in Peru which left over 10,000 dead or quot;disappeared." through an investigation into the killings of eight journalists.

  • First Kill - Compellingly brings out the contradictory feelings that war evokes - fear and anger, but also seduction, fascination and excitement. With Michael Herr (Apocalypse Now, Dispatches).

  • First Look - The first ever U.S. exhibit of revolutionary Cuba's art.

  • Fishing in the Sea of Greed - Documents the response of one fishing community in India to the "rape and run" industrial-scale fishing that has begun to dominate their livelihood and decimate their environment.

  • Five Centuries Later - Examines the current status of Central American aboriginal civilizations, five hundred years after they were "conquered" by European invaders.

  • Five Films by Patricio Guzmán - Five of the master documentarian’s seminal works in an 8-disc boxset, with a 24-page booklet and bonus film about Guzmán.

  • 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...

  • Flooding Job's Garden - Behind the scenes of the highly controversial James Bay Hydro-Quebec power plant project.

  • Flower in Otomi - Tells the story of Dení Prieto Stock, killed by the Mexican army in 1973.

  • Flying People - A world champion kite flyer shares his passion for flight with a man blind from birth in this tale of friendship that challenges our notions of disability.

  • Fold Crumple Crush: The Art of El Anatsui - A powerful portrait of Africa's most widely acclaimed contemporary artist El Anatsui.

  • Following On - The final episode from the third season of ORDINARY PEOPLE revisits a number of the men, women, and children featured in the first year of the South African documentary series.

  • 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.

  • Food Design - A look inside the secret chambers where designers and scientists are defining your favorite mouthful of tomorrow.

  • For Man Must Work - A provocative look at the future of labor in the changing global economy.

  • For the Best and for the Onion! - A verite documentary that captures the rhythms of agricultural life in Niger, and how the vagaries of market price and harvest can affect the most intimate personal decisions.

  • For These Eyes - The story of the daughter of Uruguayan activists "disappeared" by the Argentine military in the 1970s, and raised by an agent of the Argentine secret police.

  • For Those Who Sail to Heaven - Captures the Sufi rites of the annual Opet Festival in Egypt.

  • Forced Confessions - Since its earliest days, the Iranian regime has relied on forced, televised confessions to humiliate and discredit its opponents and instill fear in its citizens

  • Forever - A poignant tour of the importance of art in the lives of visitors to the Père-Lachaise cemetery in Paris, the final resting place for legendary writers, composers, painters and other artists from around the world.

  • Forever Lenin - Why, and how, was Lenin mummified in 1924? And how, and why, is he still on display in Red Square today?

  • Forging Identity - The remarkable' life of Adolfo Kaminsky, master forger. He helped thousands of Jews escape Nazi persecution, and after the war many 'underground' movements.

  • The Forgotten Space - Allan Sekula and Noël Burch investigate maritime trade, the global supply chain and 21st-century capitalism.

  • Forgotten World - Discover a historic maze of stone circles, terraces and engravings that offer archaelogists new insight into South Africa's past.

  • Fortune Teller - The life of a countryside fortune teller provides a candid and deeply revelatory look at people living on the fringes of Chinese society.

  • Foucault Against HimselfFoucault Against Himself - Captures the energy and fierce intellect of the philosopher and the key, sometimes contradictory, elements of his work.

  • Four Films on Grief and Bereavement - This four-part series profiles individuals who are struggling to deal with the often unexpected death of a loved one: a child, a parent, a spouse, or a sibling. Their thoughtful, courageous responses focus on dealing with the immediate impa

  • Four Lives - Four people with bipolar disorder, along with their families and psychiatrists, share their struggles to achieve control over the illness and their lives.

  • Fragments of a Revolution - A view of the Iranian Green Revolution protest movement, which followed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's disputed 2009 election victory.

  • Franz Kafka’s A Country Doctor & Other Fantastic Films - Koji Yamamura is considered one of the greatest independent Japanese animators of this generation.

  • Freddy Ilanga: Che’s Swahili Translator - A documentary about Freddy Ilanga, an African man whose life was abruptly transformed through a chance encounter with Che Guevara.

  • Freedom of Sexual Expression - Looks at sexuality and intimacy as basic human rights for those living with a decreased cognizance in a nursing home.

  • From Courtyard House to Block Apartment - Examines the impact of rapid industrialization on traditional Chinese housing styles and ways of living.

  • From Opium to Chrysanthemums - The Hmong, in Southeast Asia and America - struggling to preserve essential aspects of their culture, while coping with the enormous changes forced upon them.

  • From The East - Chantal Akerman retraces a journey from the end of summer to deepest winter, from East Germany, across Poland and the Baltics, to Moscow. "One of the 10 Best Films of the 1990s." — J. Hoberman, Artforum

  • From The Other Side - Using technology developed for the military, the flow of illegal immigration into San Diego has been stemmed. But for the desperate, there are still the dangerous deserts of Arizona, where Chantal Akerman shifts her focus.

  • Front Wards, Back Wards - They were called idiots and for 160 years Fernald State School was where they would stay. Residents, staff and families recall the evolution of attitudes toward people with developmental disabilities.

  • Fujian Blue - Two interweaving stories of youth crime and family crisis shed light on illegal emigration and human trafficking in China's Fujian province.

  • Fundi - Friend and advisor to Martin Luther King, FUNDI reveals the instrumental role that Ella Baker played in shaping the American civil rights movement.

  • Fundi - Friend and advisor to Martin Luther King, FUNDI reveals the instrumental role that Ella Baker played in shaping the American civil rights movement.

  • Future of Mud - This is the story of Komusa Tenapo, master mason and heir to the secrets of Djenne architecture, the traditional use of mud in Malian buildings.

  • Futures Market - A visual essay on cultural memory, urban space, and real estate speculation.

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