The brutal methods employed by Castro's government to maintain a stronghold on the Cuban population are chronicled in this revelatory documentary. Former Castro...LEARN MORE.
SPOILS OF WAR
An important film detailing the struggle to discover the truth behind Argentine's "Dirty War" of the late 1970s and early 1980s, where tens of thousands of students, leftists, dissidents, and...LEARN MORE.
Gay Rights is an issue heard around the world, including Cuba. Free Havana paints a vivid picture of what it has been like to be gay in Cuba through the candid stories of six gay and lesbian...LEARN MORE.
THE MURDER OF FRED HAMPTON
An unprecedented, historically significant documentary on the slain leader of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party, Fred Hampton, killed in 1969 by Chicago police...LEARN MORE.
AMERICAN REVOLUTION 2
A gritty but essential documentary charting social turbulence in late 1960s Chicago. American Revolution 2 includes footage of the 1968 Democratic Convention...LEARN MORE.
ORATORIO FOR PRAGUE
One of the most powerful documentaries ever made, Oratorio for Prague contains the only footage from the Soviet-led invasion of Prague in 1968. Czech New Wave filmmaker Jan Nemec...LEARN MORE.
An ideological adventure movie, from the director of Bolshe Vita. Chico is half Hungarian and half Spanish, half Catholic and half Jewish. As a child he was steeped in the myths of Che...LEARN MORE.
Director Stanislav Stanojevic (Notorious Nobodies) offers an absurdist allegory about the nature of political repression. A blind, paralyzed president uses his remarkable hearing and...LEARN MORE.
In this extraordinary epic--a political thriller in the tradition of Z and Weekend, mixed with acid-sharp humor--Peter Lutsik creates an astounding chronicle of a country in violent...LEARN MORE.
A moving portrait of three brothers, of modern Italy, and of faith and hope. The brothers, who have been separated by work and life, return home to their small village following the death...LEARN MORE.
BRIGANDS: CHAPTER VII
This crazy, satirical epic humorously portrays several eras in European history. Though the costumes and regimes change, the film suggests, the human motives of lust and greed remain...LEARN MORE.
Documentary director Mohammad Rosoulof makes an impressive feature debut with this simple but powerful true story of prison life in Iran, featuring real-life prisoners playing...LEARN MORE.
Seen through the eyes of a dismally naive peasant who falls in love with a Havana chorus girl, Guaguasi is a mesmerizing view of the Cuban Revolution. As this absurd romance is orchestrated...LEARN MORE.
FIFTH HORSEMAN IS FEAR, THE
A Jewish physician in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia works in a warehouse after the Nazi ban all Jews from holding professional positions. When he helps an injured political fugitive, he is...LEARN MORE.
THE END OF AUGUST AT THE HOTEL OZONE
A beautifully filmed, yet very bleak, post-apocalyptic vision of the future, which finds a group of women reverting to primitive barbarity in order to survive. From Czech New Wave director...LEARN MORE.
Banned for decades, this rediscovered classic of Holocaust Cinema was shot only three years after the war ended, making it one of the first films to deal with the Holocaust. The film follows...LEARN MORE.
Gorgeously shot in the Argentine jungle, Los Muertos is a hypnotic and austere investigation of the boundaries between nature and civilization--and the violence that lurks within both...LEARN MORE.
JOURNEY TO THE SUN
Mehmet, a young man from western Turkey, and Berzan, a Kurdish rebel living in the underground, develop an unlikely friendship while living in Istanbul. When Mehmet is mistaken...LEARN MORE.
LETTERS IN THE WIND
Despite being officially barred from leaving Iran's borders, Ali-Reza Amini's film has earned international acclaim as a standout of the Iranian New Wave. The film follows a young...LEARN MORE.
A fascinating documentary from Rakshan Bani-Etemad (The May Lady), the most outspoken and respected female director working in Iran today. Bani-Etemad's film focuses on the...LEARN MORE.
LET'S GO WITH PANCHO VILLA
This classic of Mexican cinema follows the adventures of six young men who leave their rural homes to join Pancho Villa's army. Together the men endure hardship, tragedy...LEARN MORE.
Every night, Soviet tractors comb the coast of Latvia looking for signs of anyone who could have infiltrated the Soviet border from the sea. One morning, three Soviet patrolmen...LEARN MORE.
BATAILLE DU RAIL
A remarkable and courageous film from noted French director Rene Clement (Forbidden Games), who completed the work during the final months of WWII under extremely dangerous...LEARN MORE.
JUST BEYOND THIS FOREST
In 1942 in Warsaw's ghetto, an Aryan washerwoman is rehired by the Jewish woman she worked for before the war, to take her young daughter to the countryside until the war is over...LEARN MORE.
VIDEOGRAMS OF A REVOLUTION
History takes place before your eyes in Harun Farocki and Andrei Ujica's fascinating film covering the 1989 fall of the Ceaucescu regime in Romania. A radical, media-based chronology...LEARN MORE.
A masterpiece of Polish cinema, a tragedy about the Warsaw ghetto involving an old tailor who tries to save his daughters and others. The film culminates with the Warsaw uprising of 1943...LEARN MORE.
Years ahead of its time, Stanislav Stanojevic's Camera Award-winning political drama comprises eight individual stories of human rights violations occurring simultaneously in Prague...LEARN MORE.
THE PEOPLE VS. PAUL CRUMP
Before directing The French Connection, The Exorcist, and Killer Joe, William Friedkin made one of the most powerful documentaries you’ve never seen. On March 20, 1953, five black men...LEARN MORE.
CUBAN REVOLUTION: AN EXCLUSIVE FACETS 2-PACK
Cuban director Jorge Ulla chronicles the effects of Castro's Revolution from the outside in these two compelling films. Seen through the eyes of a dismally naive peasant who falls in love with a Havana chorus girl...LEARN MORE
DISRUPTIVE FILM VOL. 2
The overall aim of the Disruptive Film project is to help construct an alternative history of experimental, political nonfiction media, specifically from the perspective of...LEARN MORE.