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Directed by Nikolaus Geyrhalter • Documentary • 2011 • 90 minutes • KimStim

Western standard of living and the urge to exclude others from it are at the core of this film. Entirely shot at night, Geyrhalter takes us on a very personal journey through Europe and the structures that guarantee our “civilized” world. Sometimes darkness can help us see things more clearly. "An artful amalgam of perfectly framed, seemingly disconnected moments." —The New York Times

Directed by Paul M. Rickard • Documentary • 2006 • 93 minutes • Bullfrog Films

ABORIGINAL ARCHITECTURE, LIVING ARCHITECTURE offers a fascinating in-depth look into the diversity of North American Native architecture. Featuring expert commentary and stunning imagery, this program provides a virtual tour of seven Aboriginal communities -- Pueblo, Mohawk, Inuit, Crow, Navajo, Coast Salish and Haida -- revealing how each is actively reinterpreting and adapting traditional forms … More

Directed by Florence Jammot • Documentary • 2014 • 60 minutes • Icarus Films

On December 15, 1961 in Jerusalem, Adolf Eichmann was sentenced to death for crimes against the Jewish people and against humanity. While this judgment was met with consensus on a national level, some spoke out against it. On May 29, 1962, a group of Holocaust survivors and intellectuals, including philosophers Hugo Bergmann, Martin Buber and Gershom Scholem, rejected an epilogue to the trial they … More

Directed by Tatiana Huezo • Documentary • 2015 • 26 minutes • Women Make Movies

ABSENCES, by award winning filmmaker Tatiana Huezo (The Tiniest Place), exposes the ever-intensifying phenomenon of enforced disappearance in Mexico. A boy and his father disappear one morning, snatched off the road by armed men. Left behind, alone with her daughter, Lulu, a victim who refuses to give in, decides to tell the unacceptable story: the unfillable void, the absence of loved ones, the unanswered … More

Directed by Ruben Abruna • Documentary • 2013 • 55 minutes • Icarus Films

A designer from Puerto Rico pioneered green architecture thirty years ago, and today he confronts climate change with sustainable constructions including a house without a roof that is completely independent of the power and water utilities, a micro-eco-house on wheels, a pre-designed sustainable house, a parachute-house and a solar-electric car. When architect Fernando Abruna Charneco began designing … More

Directed by Keith Griffiths • Documentary • With Stan Brakhage, William Moritz, John Whitney, Michael Scroggins, Jules Engel • 1993 • 51 minutes • British Film Institute

Exploration of the work of pioneers in abstract cinema using rare archive film, film clips and interviews to demonstrate the influence of the early cinematographers. The film looks at the work of Oscar Fischinger, Hy Hyrsh and Malcolm Le Grice.

Directed by Jose Luis Guerin • Drama • With Emanuela Forgetta, Patricia Gil, Rosa Delor • 2017 • 92 minutes • Grasshopper Film

A university professor teaches a class on muses in art and literature as a means of romancing his female students in this breathtaking new film from José Luis Guerín, director of the widely heralded In the City of Sylvia. Part relationship drama, part intellectual discourse, the film centers on a philology professor — played by actual philology professor Raffaele Pinto — and the women surrounding … More

Directed by Melody Shemtov • Documentary • 2017 • 60 minutes • Bullfrog Films

THE ACTIVISTS: War, Peace, and Politics in the Streets brings to life the stories of ordinary people who tried to stop and end the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. At best, activists had limited influence over the conduct of military policy after 9/11. Yet, their experiences in the antiwar movement helped them to learn about speaking out in the face of injustice. They inspired others to do the same … More

Directed by Eric Stange • Documentary • With Vikiana Petit-Home, Manuel Oliver, Gerald D. Givens, Jr., Eric Liu, Gail Weinstein, Elizabeth Cavazos, Keith Sellars, Daphne Frias and Aylett Colston • 2019 • 38 minutes • Twin Seas

Activized follows the stories of ordinary Americans who, for the first time in their lives, have left their comfort zones and become involved in gun violence prevention, voting rights and immigrants’ rights. Interweaving their personal stories against the backdrop of the causes they fight for, we experience their motivations, successes and failures, their sacrifices, and victories. Above all, we … More

Directed by Pau Faus • Documentary • With Ada Colau • 2016 • 86 minutes • Syndicado

ADA FOR MAYOR follows Ada Colau for one year, from her time spent organizing the anti-eviction fight in Barcelona to the day she is sworn-in as its mayor. The intimate chronicle—featuring Colau’s own video diary—and privileged access to the inner-workings of a new citizen platform reveal an extraordinary journey in which two prevalent themes are united: a historic victory illustrative of the … More