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Black Is ... Black Ain't

by Marlon Riggs

Marlon Riggs's final film explores questions of "blackness" and black identity.

Brincando el Charco: Portrait of a Puerto Rican

by Frances Negrón-Muntaner

An experimental narrative that explores the definitions of Puerto Rican social, political, and sexual identities in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

The Burning Barrel

by Christina Craton and Timothy Schwab

The Burning Barrel explores the personal costs of consumerism in the rise and fall of a small rural community.

Chronicle of a Disappearance

by Elia Suleiman

A comic drama that investigates the spiritual effect of occupation and instability on the Palestinian people.

The Devil Never Sleeps

by Lourdes Portillo

The Devil Never Sleeps is a “whodunit” documentary about family secrets. Filmmaker Lourdes Portillo travels to Mexico to learn the truth about her wealthy uncle’s death.

Global Voices

Letter from Waco

by Don Howard and Terri Clemens

A humorous portrait of “the West’s most southern city,” a place governed by four principles: race, religion, death, and football.

Moscow: X

by Ken Kobland

An impressionistic portrait of Moscow at the end of the Cold War, on the verge of a new beginning.

Right Here, Right Now

by Ellen Schneider

A series of first-person video diaries.

A Wok-in-Progress

by Paul Kwan and Arnold Iger

A video journal of the intertwined stories of a disabled Chinese/Vietnamese artist living in America and his sister, a recent immigrant and struggling entrepreneur.


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