by Gail Dolgin and Vicente Franco
A Vietnamese mother and her Amerasian daughter are joyously reunited after 22 years, but their illusions are quickly shattered when the reality of cultural differences and years of separation sets in.
Screened Monday, July 25 - Wednesday, July 27
by Byron Hurt
Take an in-depth look at masculinity in rap music and hip-hop culture — where creative genius, poetic beauty, and mad beats collide with misogyny, violence, and homophobia.
Screened Thursday, July 28 – Saturday, July 30
by Justine Shapiro and B.Z. Goldberg
A compelling and humorous take on the Middle East conflict from the perspectives of seven Palestinian and Israeli children living only minutes apart in Jerusalem but locked in separate worlds.
Screened Sunday, July 31 – Tuesday, August 2
by Geoffrey Smith and Rachel Wexler
A British neurosurgeon confronts the dilemmas of the doctor-patient relationship on his latest mission to Ukraine.
Screened Wednesday, August 3 – Friday, August 5
by Socheata Poeuv
Filmmaker Socheata Poeuv grew up in the United States never knowing that her family had survived the Khmer Rouge genocide. In New Year Baby, she embarks on a journey to Cambodia in search of the truth about her family's past.
Screened Saturday, August 6 – Monday, August 8
by Laura Poitras and Jocelyn S. Glatzer
Telling the behind-the-scenes story of the January 2005 national elections in Iraq, this provocative documentary is a testament to the courage of people willing to put their lives on the line for the promise of democracy.
Screened Tuesday, August 9 – Thursday, August 11
by Micha X. Peled
Jasmine left her village in a remote part of China to get a job and help her family. Now she and her teenage friends at the blue jean factory are trying to survive in a brutal work environment.
Screened Friday, August 12 – Sunday, August 14
by Walter Brock
An unflinching portrait of a disabled man who is pushing for independence and an equal slice of the American pie.
Screened Monday, August 15 – Wednesday, August 17
by Weijun Chen
Please Vote for Me follows 8-year-old students in an elementary school in China as they campaign for class monitor.
Screened Thursday, August 18 – Saturday, August 20
by Aaron Woolf, Curt Ellis, and Ian Cheney
Two recent college graduates plant a single acre of the nation's most powerful crop – corn – and set out to follow it on its journey from a seed to the dinner plate.
Screened Sunday, August 21 – Tuesday, August 23
by Jane C. Wagner and Tina DiFeliciantonio
A disarming look into the lives of teenage girls, working to shape their identities in the ’90s.
Screened Wednesday, August 24 – Friday, August 26
by Paul Fierlinger
From his dark days in Communist Czechoslovakia through brighter times in the United States, animator Paul Fierlinger has navigated through life with dog as his co-pilot.
Screened Saturday, August 27 – Monday, August 29
by Johnny Symons
Exploring the growing phenomenon of gay fatherhood through the stories of four families, Daddy & Papa looks at gay fathers who face both the routine and revolutionary challenges of becoming parents.
Screened Tuesday, August 30 – Thursday, September 1
by Aaron Matthews
In the 1960s, Pete O’Neal founded the Kansas City chapter of the Black Panther Party. In 1970, he fled the country for Africa where he has lived in exile for more than 30 years.
Screened Friday, September 2 – Sunday, September 4
by Jon Shenk and Megan Mylan
Lost Boys of Sudan follows two young refugees of Sudan’s civil war through their first year in America.
Screened Monday, September 5 – Wednesday, September 7
by Daniel Junge, Siatta Scott-Johnson, Henry Ansbacher, and Jonathan Stack
Go behind the scenes with Africa’s first freely elected female head of state, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, of Liberia.
Screened Thursday, September 8 – Saturday, September 10
by Laura Poitras
The Oath is a story about family, taxis, al Qaeda, Guantanao Bay, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
2011 Best Documentary Emmy Award Nomination
Screened Sunday, September 11 – Tuesday, September 13
by Paul Kwan and Arnold Iger
One man's journey from the food-filled streets of San Francisco to Saigon, as he searches for the secret ingredient to blend the traditions of his family's culture with his adopted American life.
Screened Wednesday, September 14 – Friday, September 16
by Marco Williams and Whitney Dow
Using a white crew and a black crew, Two Towns of Jasper documents black and white residents of Jasper, Texas after an African American man was murdered by three white men.
Screened Saturday, September 17 – Monday, September 19
by Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith
In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a leading Vietnam War strategist, concluded that America’s role in the war is based on decades of lies. He leaked 7,000 pages of top-secret documents to The New York Times, an act that led directly to Watergate, President Nixon’s resignation, and the end of the Vietnam War.
2011 Exceptional Merit In Nonfiction Filmmaking Emmy Nomination
Screened Tuesday, September 20 – Thursday, September 22