Alison

Uga Carlini’s award winning hybrid feature on Alison Botha is a deeply personal and emotional story of triumph and survival. Using a creative and innovative fairytale aesthetic, Carlini’s film is a poetic and insightful exploration of trauma and overcoming.

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Uga Carlini

South Africa / 2016, 80 mins


Sunday, December 11 / 1:00pm


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Arlette

Fifteen-year-old Arlette trades her home in the Central African Republic for medical treatment in Berlin. Her knee got injured years ago during the fighting in her country, and a German benefactor has decided to pay for the operation she needs so badly. The teenager is scared stiff, knows no one and doesn’t speak a word of German, but she embarks on the journey all the same. Arlette – Courage Is a Muscle simply follows the courageous young lady along the way. 

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Florian Hoffman

Central Africa / 2015, 82 mins


Friday, December 9 / 12:00pm


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Barbados Surfer Girl

From the age of eight it was clear that she was going to be no ordinary athlete. At ten years  the diminutive blonde was the youngest person to ever be selected for the Barbados National Surfing Team. At 17 she had won more international awards and accolades than any Barbadian in any sport in the last three decades. And now at 19 she has achieved entry on the World Championship Tour 2016 , the top 17 women surfers in the world, the first Caribbean surfer to make theWCT. She has brought more international attention to Barbados during her career than any other Barbadian with the possible exception of Rihanna.

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Penelope Hynam & Pelle Hybbinette

Barbados / 2015, 30 mins


Wednesday, December 7 / 2:15pm

Friday, December 9 / 12:30pm

Saturday, December 10 / 3:45pm


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Before The Trees Was Strange

Before the Trees Was Strange, is a personal documentary, a journey of race and identity through a desire to unlock a mystery within my family.

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Derek Burrows

Bahamas / USA / 2016, 85 mins


Monday, December 5 / 8:00pm

Thursday, December 8 / 6:30pm


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Between Sisters

Should a secret been told before is too late?

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Manu Gerosa

Italy / 2015, 78 mins


Tuesday, December 6 / 3:00pm

Sunday, December 11 / 4:45pm


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Criminals

Four criminals speak candidly about their lives, their crimes, and the punishment they’ve endured. 

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Jib Polhemus

USA / 2016, 26 mins


Tuesday, December 6 / 1:00pm

Friday, December 9 / 4:00pm


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Diva: Enemy Of The People

Parisian crossdresser travels to his homeland of St Lucia to stage the island's inaugural Hot Couture Fashion Show, however, on an island of fierce sexual politics, it is not long before he is fighting local hostilities, homophobia, and the status quo.

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Tony Oldham

UK, St Lucia, France / 2016, 95 mins


Monday, December 5 / 5:45pm

Friday, December 9 / 3:30pm

Saturday, December 10 / 12:00pm


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Eat White Dirt

An oddly spellbinding personal, cultural, and scientific history of the deeply transgressive and often misunderstood practice of consuming earth, this film collects and combines the experiences, processes, and explanations of people who eat white dirt with the scientists who study the phenomenon.

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Adam Forrester

USA / 2016, 37 mins


Saturday, December 10 / 5:00pm


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Epiphany

How to make an ordinary life an extraordinary experience. — A story about conquering fear, being among sharks and reinventing life at every turn, while navigating an autistic family through life as a mother and a photographer.'

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Frans De Backer & Michael Maes

Cayman Island / 2016, 78 mins


Friday, December 9 / 2:00pm


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Free CeCe

CeCe McDonald survived a brutal attack, only to be incarcerated for defending her life. After an international movement to free her, CeCe emerges as a leader to interrogate the prison industrial complex and inspire women to fight back when attacked.

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Jacqueline (Jac) Gares

USA / 2016, 85 mins


Friday, December 9 / 1:00pm


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God Knows Where I Am

God Knows Where I Am is the story of Linda Bishop, a well-educated New Hampshire mother who suffered from severe bipolar disorder with psychosis, who was intermittently incarcerated and homeless, inevitably being committed for three years to a state psychiatric facility.

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Jedd Wider and Todd Wider

USA / 2016, 97 mins


Sunday, December 11 / 2:15pm


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Running The I84

A man’s journey from hospital bed to running the length of New Jersey.

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Greg Lassik

USA / 2016, 96 mins


Saturday, December 10 / 1:30pm


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Salt & Light: The Story Of Monsignor Preston Moss

Preston Moss was born to be a priest – anyone who knew young Preston growing up, knew he was destined for great things. 

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Joan Albury, Kristina McNeil

Bahamas / 2016, 30 mins


Friday, December 9 / 3:00pm

Saturday, December 10 / 2:15pm

Shu - De!

Following in the footsteps of Paul Pena, Beatboxer, Shodekeh, travels across the world from Baltimore, MD to Kyzyl, Tuva, Russia to take part in a festival celebrating the 50th Birthday of the legendary musician, Kongar-ool Ondar. While there, he collaborates and competes with some of the worlds best Tuvan throat singers in pursuit of a goal to create an oasis of unity with music. Music is the language in this exploratory documentary filled with rare recordings and open landscapes.

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Michael R Faulkner

USA / 2016, 80 mins


Friday, December 9 / 1:45pm

Sunday, December 11 / 1:00pm


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Sometimes

A story of life & time, love & marriage in stills, moving image, sound and words.

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Kate Sterlin

USA / 2016, 14 mins


Wednesday, December 7 / 2:15pm

Friday, December 9 / 12:30pm


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Sonita

18-year old Sonita had a say in things, Michael Jackson would be her father and Rihanna her mother. 

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Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami

Afghanistan / 2016, 90 mins


Friday, December 9 / 3:30pm


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Speaking From The Heart

An artist with developmental disabilities is able to tell his compelling childhood story of abandonment and rescue through his paintings.

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Mary Katzke

USA / 2015, 10 mins


Sunday, December 11 / 1:00pm


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The House On Coco Road

In 1979 the Grenadian people carry out the first successful revolution in the English speaking Caribbean. Maurice Bishop becomes Prime Minister. The Revolution attracts workers from around the world including my mother, Fannie Haughton. In 1982 Angela Davis, her family, and my mother visit Grenada to witness this miraculous Peoples’ Revolution. 

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Damani Baker

USA / 2015, 78 mins


Monday, December 5 / 4:00pm

Friday, December 9 / 12:30pm


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The If Project

One Cop. One Inmate. One Question That Changed Everything. 

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Kathlyn Horan

USA / 2015, 90 mins


Friday, December 9 / 4:00pm


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