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Code Academy

by Nisha Ganatra

The Equal Futures Academy addresses gender disparity by keeping boys and girls separate until 18. But at what price to these teenagers’ identities?

FUTURESTATES

Copyright Criminals

by Benjamin Franzen and Kembrew McLeod

Can you own a sound? Copyright Criminals examines the history and influence of musical sampling, provoking debates about copyright, compensation, and creativity in the age of intellectual property.

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Dancing with Photons

by Beverly Morris

Nuclear scientist and Navajo native Dr. Fred Begay blends seemingly contrary beliefs — traditional Navajo world order and nuclear physics.

Death by Design

by Peter Friedman

Death by Design presents the phenomenon of programmed cell death as a metaphor for life and loss.

Digital Antiquities

by J.P. Chan

In 2036, all digital media is permanently stored in “the cloud.” Data recovery store employee Cat, and Kai — a young man with an old compact disc — discover a secret that will unite them forever.

FUTURESTATES

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Digital Divide

by David Bolt

This series examines the role technology plays in deepening societal divisions based on race, gender and class, and how the lack of access to computers threatens to widen these gaps.

Excarcerated

by Aldo Velasco

A young man convicted of a violent crime is released into an AI surveillance-assisted, community service-based alternative to incarceration.

FUTURESTATES

Fallout

by Ben Rekhi

Los Angeles has fallen victim to a nuclear attack from an unknown aggressor. In the aftermath of the bombing, a young man’s search for his girlfriend highlights the human toll of eternal war.

FUTURESTATES

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Freedom Machines

by Jamie Stobie, Janet Cole, and Sharon Wood

For the 54 million Americans with disabilities, modern technology offers unprecedented possibilities in the face of conflicting social policies and lingering discrimination.

POV, True Stories

Frozen Angels

by Eric Black and Frauke Sandig

Using dreamlike cinematography and personal stories, Frozen Angels presents the future of human reproduction, available now in Los Angeles.

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