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Films & DVDs Released in 2019
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Fall 2019 Releases
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  • The Cordillera of Dreams - Patricio Guzmán's latest film completes a trilogy on his native Chile, and the lasting impact of Pinochet’s coup d’etat.

  • Film StillDying for Gold - The history of gold mining and capitalism in South Africa; and of the disease and poverty which persists to this day.

  • Girls Always Happy - A feature film which confronts contemporary Chinese life with a brand new perspective, as it portrays a fraught single-mother, daughter relationship in Beijing.

  • Heimat Is a Space in Time - Exploring his family’s history over generations, director Thomas Heise confronts all the upheavals of 20th-century German history.

  • Horror Noire - After a century of films that caricatured, sidelined, and finally embraced them, this film traces a secret history of Black Americans and their connection to the horror-film genre.

  • Jinpa - Pema Tseden’s new film: On the path of life, sometimes we meet someone whose dreams overtake our own to the point that they converge.

  • Film StillOf Shadows - Set in China’s Loess Plateau, Of Shadows captures the liveliness and resilience of a local traveling group of shadow-play artists.

  • Film StillThe Search (La Búsqueda) - Thirty years after civil war in Peru, three people go on a quest to recover from loss and heal the wounds left by violence.

  • Spears from All Sides - Continuing the story started in Trinkets and Beads (1995), in Ecuador, the Waorani people resist the destruction of one of most remote and beautiful areas of the world.

  • Waiting for the Carnival - In Toritama, in Brazil's northeast, the people work all year at making blue-jeans, looking forward to their one annual holiday.

Spring 2019 Releases
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  • Film StillAnd There Was Israel - The film examines the creation of the State of Israel and looks at the history of Zionism (1896-1948) under the very specific angle of the responsibility of the western world.

  • Bauhaus Spirit - Portrays the exciting history of Bauhaus as the formulation, the failure and the renewal of a utopia for society.

  • [CENSORED] - A work stitched from the scraps of censorship.

  • Chez Jolie Coiffure - Filmmaker Rosine Mbakam is invited to step inside a Brussels salon, Jolie Coiffure, with the charimsatic owner, Sabine.

  • Everything Must Fall - An unflinching look at the #FeesMustFall student movement that burst onto the South African political landscape in 2015 as a protest over the cost of education and morphed into the most militant national revolt since the country’s first democratic elections in 1994.

  • Marquis de Wavrin: From the Manor to the Jungle - Explores the thrilling life of the Belgian marquis who spent decades living with and filming indigenous people in South America.

  • Film StillThe Observer - China is doing everything in its power to silence filmmaker Hu Jie, but he remains on his lonely mission to document the country's true history. From the dGenerate Films Collection.

  • Olivia - A newly restored print of this 1950 feminist film about girls at a boarding school exploring their discovery of love and attraction.

  • Rethinking Cuban Civil Society - An inside look into Cuba's current dynamics often neglected by the U.S. mainstream media.

  • Spark - Filmmaker Hu Jie—who has been described as “China’s most important unofficial historian-filmmaker”—tracks down the surviving men and women of the political magazine, Spark, and allows them to tell their stories. From the dGenerate Films Collection.

  • System Error - Examines the fundamentals of capitalism and the continuing impact of Karl Marx as an analyst of it.

  • Time Thieves - Forget water, coal, petrol and rare earths - there is a new resource everyone wants: our time.

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    The Two Faces of a Bamileke Woman - A journey of knowledge and self discovery in Cameroon.

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