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by Susan Petersen and Michael Downing

When factory worker Ed is confronted by a co-worker's pressing question over lunch, he begins to question the trajectory of his own life.

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by Kayo Hatta, Linda Barry, and Eleanor Nakama-Mitsungaga

Adapted from Lois-Ann Yamanaka’s Wild Meat and the Bully Burgers, this dramatic short follows 13-year-old Lovey of Hilo, Hawaii, as she tries to be anything but herself.

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Foto-Novelas 2: "Junkyard Saints" and "Broken Sky"

by Carlos Avila

Exploring the Latino experience through the prism of dreams, memories, and reality, Foto-Novelas 2 consists of two half-hour dramas: “Junkyard Saints” and “Broken Sky.”

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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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Guns & Mothers

by Thom Powers

Two mothers with opposing views on gun control expand the contentious debate to include women who fall on both sides of a historically male-dominated issue.

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Hell and Back Again

by Danfung Dennis

What does it mean to lead men in war? What does it mean to come home — injured physically and psychologically — and build a life anew?

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The Horse Boy

by Michel Orion Scott

When their son is diagnosed with autism, one Texas couple seeks the best medical treatment. Nothing works — until they discover their son’s connection to horses, and take a spiritual journey to Mongolia on an epic quest for healing.

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In Football We Trust

by Tony Vainuku

In Football We Trust is the yet-untold story of the Polynesian football pipeline, from the Islands to Utah via the Mormon Church — to the NFL.

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Jiro Dreams of Sushi

by David Gelb

A thoughtful and elegant meditation on work, family, and the art of perfection, chronicling a master sushi chef’s life as both an unparalleled success in the culinary world and a loving yet complicated father.

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by Joel P. Engardio and Tom Shepard

Following two families who stand firm for their controversial and misunderstood Christian faith, Knocking reveals how Jehovah's Witnesses have helped shape history beyond the doorstep.

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