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  • Sacred Soil - The Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation exhumes up to 1,000 bodies a year to identify them, and return the remains to their families.

  • Safe Haven: The United Nations and the Betrayal of Srebrenica - Investigates the possibility of complicity - knowing or not - by the commanders of the United Nations forces in Bosnia in the disaster that befell Srebrenica.

  • Saints and Spirits - Explores the personal dimensions of Islam during three religious events in Morocco.

  • Salvador Allende - Patricio Guzmán (The Battle of Chile) tells Allende's story, from his youth in Valparaiso and his early career, to his presidency of Chile and death during the coup of September 11, 1973.

  • Samora Machel, Son Of Africa - Before his death in a mysterious plane crash, Mozambican President Samora Machel gave the filmmaker and exclusive interview that forms the basis for the look at one of Africa's most important freedom fighters and revolutionaries.

  • San Yuan Li - Armed with video cameras, twelve artists present a highly stylized portrait of SAN YUAN LI, a traditional village besieged by China's urban sprawl.

  • Santiago Calatrava's Travels - A fascinating portrait of world famous artist, engineer, architect and urban studies scholar Santiago Calatrava, and an interdisciplinary reflection on the perception and impact of architecture.

  • Saudi Solutions - Personal profiles of ambitious women in Saudi Arabia, one of the most closed and conservative Muslim societies in the world.

  • Saving Mes Aynak - Afghan archaeologist Qadir Temori races against time to save a 5,000-year-old archaeological site from imminent demolition.

  • Scars of Memory - An oral history of the 1932 massacre of 10,000 El Salvadorans, a trauma that has resonated through six decades of military rule, until the 1992 peace accords ended a brutal, 12-year civil war.

  • School of Babel - Welcome to a unique Parisian program for immigrant children from all over the world.

  • The Search - A film crew travels through Tibet, searching for actors for their adaptation of a classic Buddhist story.

  • Searching for Hawa's Secret - The story of the unlikely partnership between a Canadian microbiologist and a Kenyan prostitute in the scientific quest to find a vaccine for AIDS.

  • Searching for Lin Zhao's Soul - This landmark documentary reveals the tragic life of a gifted young woman who was executed for speaking out during the height of Chairman Mao's rule.

  • Secret Fear - From Oscar-winning producer Eva Orner (Taxi to the Dark Side), this multi-faceted documentary explores the full spectrum of anxiety-related disorders, from panic attacks and phobias to obsessive compulsive disorder.

  • The Secret Life of Babies - A two-part examination of the psychological development of babies, from intrauterine life to the first months after birth. How do fetuses and babies perceive their worlds, and ours?

  • Secret Museums - For millenia erotic art has been created, often by some of the world's best-known artists. But it is rarely on public display.

  • Seed Battles - Deep inside a mountain, the Global Seed Vault preserves the seeds of the world. But to whom do they belong?

  • Seeds of Hunger - A global investigation into the evolving nature of food production, and the crisis it may portend.

  • Seeing is Believing - From Rodney King to Osama bin Laden, handicams aren't just for weddings and vacations anymore!

  • Selling Sickness - Explores the unhealthy relationships between society, medical science and the pharmaceutical industry as it promotes not just drugs but also the latest diseases that go with them.

  • Semicolon; the Adventures of Ostomy Girl - Meet Dana, a feisty, funny, and charming 25-year-old at a crossroads... but not the kind you'd expect.

  • Senso Daughters - Investigates the Japanese army's mistreatment of New Guinean women and "comfort girls."

  • A Sentence for Two - The film contrasts the stories of prison inmates who are forced to give their newborn baby up with a prison nursery where infants spend the first year of life alongside their mothers.

  • Sermons and Sacred Pictures - Profiles Reverend L.O. Taylor, a Baptist minister and inspired photographer / filmmaker who documented the fabric of black American life prior to the civil rights movement.

  • The 7 Interventions of Filmmaker-in-Residence - The story of a groundbreaking project in media intervention at an inner-city hospital. What happens when documentary filmmaking, photoblogs, digital storytelling and more are used to investigate complex health issues?

  • Seven Songs for Malcolm X - An homage to the inspirational African-American civil rights leader.

  • Seventeen Short Films About Breasts - This provocative and often lovely suite of short films explores a range of feelings and concerns women have about their breasts. Together or individually, they offer a wonderful variety of ways to stimulate reflection and discussion.

  • Sex, Lies and Tabloids! - The rise and fall of tabloid papers in the US and UK. Now, tabloids may be gone, but their spirit is everywhere.

  • Shadi - Moved by the economic hardships of the Iranian theater troupe the "Joy Makers" world-renowned French stage director, Ariane Mnouchkine invites them to perform in Paris.

  • Shadow Play - With recently declassified documents and interviews with newly liberated Indonesians, offers a startling new interpretation of events that shaped modern Indonesian history and changed the destiny of Southeast Asia.

  • Shi'ism - Across Iran, Lebanon and Iraq a cross-section of major contemporary Shiite figures discuss and debate the history, theology and values of this minority branch of Islam.

  • Shigeru Ban - A profile of the Japanese architect noted for his use of inexpensive construction materials, such as cardboard tubes, used in prefab housing adopted by the UN High Commission for Refugees.

  • Shirin Ebadi - In-depth introduction to Nobel Peace Prize winner in her Tehran office, interwoven with speeches at international conferences and a visit to the children's center she founded.

  • Short Circuit - A chilling account of El Salvador's death squads, told by a former director of its intelligence agency, implicating CIA operatives and revealing cover-ups.

  • Shrine Under Siege - Describes the coalition formed by Fundamentalist U.S. Christians and militant Israeli Jews to destroy the Dome of the Rock, Islam's third holiest shrine, and to build a new Jewish temple in its place.

  • Siah Bâzi: The Joy Makers - A look at how folkloric entertainment is challenged by modern political and economic changes in Tehran.

  • The Siege - The story of the siege of the Palace of Justice in Bogota, Colombia in 1985. 35 armed guerrillas take hundreds hostage. Almost the entire Supreme Court ends up dead.

  • Sign Language Made Easy Special - Sign Language Made Easy Series with Introduction to Sign Language, Signs You Know. and Basic Conversation

  • The Silence of Mark Rothko - With his imposing canvasses, pure color and texture, Mark Rothko sought to express fundamental human emotions.

  • Silvestre Pantaleón - The story of an elderly man from the Nahuatl-speaking village of San Agustin Oapan, Mexico.

  • Simone de Beauvoir - Two interviews filmed 15 years apart illuminating the role, personality and ideas of the novelist, philosopher and political activist.

  • Since the Company Came - In the Solomon Islands extensive logging forces the Haporai people to confront social, cultural and ecological disintegration.

  • 6000 A Day - The story of how the world's top decision makers knowingly failed to prevent the spread of the AIDS epidemic.

  • The Sixth Side of the Pentagon - Chronicle of the 1967 Mobilization to End the War in Vietnam protest march on the Pentagon, by documentary essayist Chris Marker. Also on this disc is a second film, THE EMBASSY.

  • Societies Under The Influence - Argues that the "drug war" we read about in our newspapers everyday is a corrupt and pernicious front that protects our judicial system, big business, organized crime and American foreign agendas.

  • Sociology is a Martial Art - An introduction to the work of Influential sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, whose 40 books and countless articles represent a renovation and application of social science.

  • Sol LeWitt - Explores the artist’s work and philosophy, using extensive interviews and documentation of artwork installed around the world.

  • A Song for Argyris - The moving story of Argyris who survived a Nazi massacre in his village in Greece and who has dedicated his life to ensuring that such wartime atrocities never happen again.

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

  • Song of the Soul - An inside look at urban and rural hospice centers across South Africa that provide community-based compassionate care in the face of widespread poverty.

  • Sotsgorod: Cities For Utopia - Uncovers the secret history of Western architects who moved to the Soviet Union in the 1920s and 30s, to design the huge new industrial cities being built across Siberia and the steppes.

  • South - The heart of this journey is the brutal murder of James Byrd, Jr in Jasper, Texas. But this is not an anatomy of his murder, rather, it is an evocation of how this event fits in to a landscape and climate as much mental as physical.

  • South Africa Belongs to Us - Aided by two black women journalists, the filmmakers visited workers' barracks, a family planning clinic in Soweto, and a shantytown to create the first and most stirring record of black women's lives in South Africa under apartheid.

  • The Spectre of Hope - Critic and writer John Berger and photographer Sebastião Salgado. A searing examination of imagery and images, the abyss, hope, and globalization.

  • The Spectrum of Autism - Children with autism may display a wide range of symptoms. In this video, we share in the experiences of several families and professionals who care for children at different points on the spectrum of autism.

  • 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.

  • Starting Fire with Gunpowder - Chronicles the origins and achievements of the Inuit Broadcasting Corporation (IBC), a model for aboriginal broadcasters the world over.

  • State of Mind - Therapist Albert Pesso trains mental-health care works in Kinshasa, Congo, in a technique to help genocide survivors overcome the traumas they witnessed and endured.

  • States of TerrorStates of Terror - Investigates the role played by the Spanish and French governments in a campaign of terrorist acts designed to suppress ETA and the Basque Separatist movement.

  • States of Unbelonging - The core of this haunting meditation on war, land, the Bible, and filmmaking is a portrait of Revital Ohayon, an Israeli filmmaker and mother killed near the West Bank.

  • Stealing the Fire - In 1996, the German nuclear engineer Karl-Heinz Schaab was accused of selling secret information to Iraq. But was Schaab a shrewd traitor or a simple pawn in a much more extensive network?

  • Still, The Children Are Here - A portrait of the Garo people of India, for whom cultivating rice is a way of life and worship, this film not only describes an indigenous culture, but the essential nature of humanity. Produced by Mira Nair.

  • Stolen Art - In 1978 in New York City, an unknown Czech artist by the name of Pavel Novak held an exhibit entitled Stolen Art...

  • Stolen Land - Illustrates the decades-long often violent resistance movement of the indigenous Nasa people of Colombia over rights to their native land.

  • Stories of Honor and Shame - Through a series of remarkable personal accounts, fifteen women reveal their roles in the patriarchal Islamic society of the Gaza Strip where men dictate most aspects of life.

  • Story of a Beautiful Country - A South African filmmaker travels in a mini-van taxi across his country with a hand-held camera. Topics range over controversial issues such as land, race, language, democracy, identity, and violence.

  • The Storytellers

  • Strait Through The Ice - Climate change is opening the Northwest Passage through Canada's Arctic for shipping. Examines the ecological and geopolitical ramifications.

  • The Strange Disappearance of the Bees - The latest science on the world-wide decline of bee colonies, implications,.and what might be done about it.

  • The Strange Little Cat - A sequence of family scenes in a Berlin flat creates a wondrous world of the everyday: Coming and going, conversations, all manner of doings.

  • Street Life - The hidden lives of homeless migrants who survive in the shadows of one of Shanghai's most affluent and historic streets.

  • Stroke - A personal film diary of a man's rehabilitation from a life threatening brain-stem stroke.

  • Stroke Recovery - A comprehensive resource intended to aid stroke survivors and their caregivers during the ongoing recovery process.

  • Struggle - Explores the cruel realities of sweatshop labor and workplace injury in China, and one lawyer's mission to defend worker's rights.

  • The Struggle for Peace - Introduces grassroots organizations with very different perspectives on how to bring about a peaceful settlement to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

  • Stuffed - Some people can't seem to throw anything away. This engaging documentary invites us to enter the mind of the compulsive hoarder, while dispelling the stereotype that all "packrats" are isolated elderly derelicts.

  • The Substance - Chock-full of rare footage and LSD-celebrity interviews, an informative and entertaining historical and scientific "trip."

  • The Sugar Curtain - An intimate portrait by Camila Guzmán Urzúa about growing up in Cuba during the "golden years" of the Cuban Revolution.

  • Sunrise Over Tiananmen Square - An artist's personal exploration of China's recent history from the Cultural Revolution through the 1980s, told through a rich collage of original artwork, archival and family photographs, and animation.

  • Sunshadow - A portrait of Cristina Sanchez, Spain's most famous female matador.

  • Super, Girls! - Follows ten young women on their quest to become instant superstars on China's biggest television show.

  • Surrounded by Waves - A global exploration of the health impacts of electromagnetic waves in our wireless technology.

  • Svetlana About Svetlana - A rare filmed interview with Svetlana Alliluyeva, Joseph Stalin's daughter.

  • Sweet Country (Dulce Patria)

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

  • Syria, Chess Match at the Borders - A chronicle, enriched by archival footage and interviews, of how Syria became simultaneously a player and a pawn in the geopolitical "chess match" that characterizes the Middle East today.

  • Syria: the Assads' Twilight - A lively documentary history of Syria's Assad regime, tracing its origins and influence, even as it clings to power in the face of the Arab spring.

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