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Docs For Schools 2013

5 BROKEN CAMERAS
D: Guy Dividi, Emad Burnat | France, Israel, Palestine | 90 min
Over six years, five cameras capture a family’s experience as their West Bank village is threatened by encroaching Israeli settlement. Personal vision cuts through politics to find the deeper human story in this Sundance and IDFA award winner.
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BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!*
D: Fredrik Gertten | Sweden | 87 min
When the director took on food giant Dole in his previous documentary, the corporate machine responded with aggressive legal and media campaigns to quash distribution and discredit the filmmakers. This epic battle for free speech proves documentarians will not go quietly.
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THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975
D: Göran Hugo Olsson | Sweden | 93 min
Forgotten footage shot by Swedish journalists captures the vital urgency of the 60’s Black Power Movement in America. Featuring Stokely Carmichael, Huey P. Newton, Angela Davis and Eldrige Cleaver, with commentary from Sonia Sanchez, Talib Kweli and Erykah Badu.
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BLOOD BROTHER
D: Steve Hoover | USA | 93 min
Surprised by his friend’s sudden move to India to care for HIV-positive orphans, the director follows on what he suspects is a self-centered journey of self-discovery, only to find both their lives forever changed in this Sundance award-winner.
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CHASING ICE
D: Jeff Orlowski | USA | 75 min
This visually stunning film follows renowned National Geographic photographer James Balog on a harsh Arctic expedition where he captures a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers—undeniable evidence that our planet is in crisis.
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THE CRASH REEL
D: Lucy Walker | USA | 100 min
At the height of his career, just days away from the Olympics, championship snowboarder Kevin Pearce was left fighting for his life after a major brain trauma. The Crash Reel is a high-adrenaline film about discovering what’s most important.
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DOWNLOADED
D: Alex Winter | USA | 107 min
As a teen, Shawn Fanning cracked the code that enable peer-to-peer file sharing and launched a service known as Napster with partner Sean Parker, transforming technology and the world forever.

FIGHT LIKE SOLDIERS DIE LIKE CHILDREN
D: Patrick Reed | Canada | 83 min
When you’ve been to hell and back, how do you shake the memories? Celebrated author and humanitarian General (ret’d) Romeo Dallaire travels to four countries on a new mission: to end the use of child soldiers.
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GIRL MODEL
D: David Redmond, Ashley Sabin | USA | 52 min
Despite a lack of obvious similarities between Siberia and Tokyo, a thriving model industry connects the two. We follow Ashley, a deeply ambivalent model scout who scours Siberia looking for fresh faces to send to the Japanese market, and one of her discoveries Nadya, a thirteen-year-old plucked from the Siberian countryside and dropped into the center of Tokyo with the promise of a profitable career. Girl Model raises many questions about the fashion industry and its use of child models.
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THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE
D: Liz Marshall | Canada | 92 min
Award-winning photographer Jo-Anne McArthur sets out to capture the sentience of animals through stunning images that contrast their intelligence, quirks and personalities with their brutal treatment as property in factory farms and other industries.
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INOCENTE
Sean Fine, Andrea Nix Fine | USA | 39 min
WINNER – Best Short Documentary, 2013 Academy Awards
Inocente, a young girl growing up undocumented and homeless on the streets of San Diego, discovers that she can transform her life through her determination and the power of art in this inspirational film.
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MAIDENTRIP
D: Jillian Schlesinger | USA | 82 min
Braving waves and solitude, 14-year-old Laura Dekker sets out to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world in this coming-of-age adventure on the wide open sea.
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MEANWHILE IN MAMELODI
D: Benjamin Kahlmeyer | Germany, South Africa Some subtitles | 75 min
While the world is swept up in World Cup 2010 celebrations, a South African family struggles to make ends meet without electricity, running water or paved roads in Mamelodi, a former blacks-only township under Apartheid.
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PEOPLE OF A FEATHER
D: Joel Heath | Canada | 52 min For the Inuit of the Belcher Islands, survival during the harsh arctic winter depends on the Eider duck—a species now suffering mass die-offs. Striking time-lapse cinematography captures their struggle to adapt to a rapidly changing environment.
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PUSSY RIOT—A PUNK PRAYER
D: Mike Lerner, Maxim Pozdorovkin | UK | 86 min
This candid look at Pussy Riot unmasks the brains behind the balaclavas of the next wave of Russian revolutionaries, and shows how one act of protest let to a show trial that captured the world’s attention.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS MAY APPLY
D: Cullen Hoback | USA | 79 min
Think your privacy settings are protecting you? Think again. This wry and disturbing doc exposes what governments and corporations do with your personal information each time you click “I Accept.”
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UNITED IN ANGER: A HISTORY OF ACT UP
D: Jim Hubbard | USA | 93 min Radicalize or die. Those were the only options for HIV-positive people in the 1980s until a ragtag faction took on government policy and the media in one of the most empowering activists moments in recent history.
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VALENTINE ROAD
D: Marta Cunningham | USA | 87 min
In 2008, an eighth-grader shot and killed his classmate, a LGBTQ youth, at point blank range for asking him to be his Valentine. This heartbreaking film explores the tragedy and the shocking aftermath.
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WILLIAM AND THE WINDMILL
D: Ben Nabors | USA | 92 min
An ingenious 14-year-old Malawian boy builds a windmill from junk and rescues his family from famine. But when the overwhelming media attention transforms his life, can he survive the massive change.
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