A reflective and deeply moving look at the early impact of AIDS on San Francisco’s gay community through the perspectives of five men and women who survived this unimaginable crisis. Early in the epidemic, San Francisco’s compassionate, multifaceted, and creative response to AIDS became known as the “San Francisco Model,” which continues today as a
An intimate portrait of the indefatigable Indian activist Sampat Pal Devi, who leads a powerful grassroots movement, the Gulabi (Pink) Gang, against the discrimination and sexual abuse faced by Dalit women in Uttar Pradesh. Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Kim Longinotto captures extraordinary scenes in which Sampat launches herself into the center of family dramas witnessed by
This hauntingly beautiful odyssey across Chile’s Atacama Desert by the country’s most acclaimed filmmaker explores an aching paradox: the burial site for many disappeared victims of Pinochet’s regime is also the best place on earth for astronomers to view the heavens. While astronomers examine the most distant and oldest galaxies, at the foot of the
Weaving together the tumultuous lives of four characters struggling with their identity, this provocative film paints a compelling portrait of contemporary Indian society as it grapples with the vital issues of religious conflict, homophobia, sexual abuse and single motherhood. Shot in four different cities across India, I Am is a fusion of stories based on
September 30 The Response Director: Adam Rodgers (30 mins, USA, 2008) Conceived in the vein of 12 Angry Men, this gripping courtroom drama is based on actual transcripts from the Guantanamo Bay military tribunals. Three military judges in this short film decide the fate of a Middle Eastern detainee, played by Aasif Mandvi (The Daily
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