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Films & DVDs Released in 2019
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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.

  • 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.

Fall 2018 Releases
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  • Around India with a Movie Camera - Sandhya Suri skilfully weaves together archive footage to create an emotionally resonant story about life across India pre-1947.

  • Dead Souls - Wang Bing's latest film documents the testimony of survivors of the hard-labor camp in the Gobi Desert in Gansu, China.

  • Film StillEternity Has No Door of Escape - Brings viewers to the places and institutions in France, Switzerland, Germany, and Belgium where the history of "Outsider Art" unfolded and continues to unfold today.

  • I Cannot Tell You How I Feel - Su Friedrich continues her ongoing quest to film the battleground of family life.

  • Jamilia - A search for Jamilia, the title character in the novella by Chingiz Aitmatov about a young woman who rebels against the rules of Kirghiz society.


  • Minute Bodies - A meditative, immersive tribute to the astonishing work and achievements of naturalist, inventor and pioneering filmmaker F. Percy Smith.

  • Film StillThe Owl's Legacy - Chris Marker takes thirteen words of Greek origin that cover an array of subjects in order to find the ancient Greece that accompanies our thoughts, inspires our writers, influences our politics and ideals of beauty.

  • The Poets - Follows two West African poets and lifelong friends, Syl Cheney-Coker and Niyi Osundare, as they travel through their home countries of Sierra Leone and Nigeria to explore what has shaped their art.

  • The Scientist, The Imposter, and Stalin - Two extraordinary human destinies, caught up in the implacable political machinery of the burgeoning Soviet Union of the 1920s, prey to famine.


  • The Singular Story of Unlucky Juan - A critical and ironic documentary on the state of the Cuban economy, as told through the life of Juan.

  • Film StillSPK Complex - The anti-psychiatric Socialist Patients' Collective (SPK) was founded in Heidelberg in 1970 and attributed individual suffering to society’s capitalist structures.

  • Travels in the Congo (Voyage au Congo) - This landmark 1927 ethnographic documentary by Marc Allégret depicts his expedition in French Equatorial Africa.

  • The Widowed Witch - A dark satire, with touches of magic realism, that highlights the moral vacuum in an impoverished part of China.

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