Films


The Uprising of ’34
George Stoney, Judith Helfand

Through rare archival footage and participant interviews, this groundbreaking film recovers the long-suppressed history of the 1934 General Textile Strike, when hundreds of thousands of Southern cotton mill workers walked off the job.

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Upside Down
Astrid Bussink

In May 1941, Rudolf Hess, Hitler’s deputy Führer, decided to fly alone in a small Messerschmitt plane from Germany to Scotland, apparently in a deluded…

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Utopia, Part 3: The World’s Largest Shopping Mall
Sam Green, Carrie Lozano

More than twice the size of the Mall of America, the South China Mall in Dongguan, China, seems to have it all: gondolas, carnival rides,…

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Uyghurs, Prisoners of the Absurd
Patricio HenrÍquez

A group of Uyghurs, China’s Muslim minority, escape persecution by fleeing to Afghanistan, only to find themselves sold as terrorists to U.S. forces and held for years at Guantanamo Bay.

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The Valley
Dan Reed

Kosovo 1998. Dan Reed captures the essence of war and in doing so exposes the fragility of civilization. In a beautiful land of rolling hills…

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Vault 1
Melba L. Williams, Jane McAllister, Jarek Sztandera, Michael Angus, Murray Fredericks

In honor of our fifteenth anniversary, we have curated a selection of short films from the Full Frame vault, a title from each year of…

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Vault 2
Steven Bognar, Edward P. Davee, Eva Weber, Jem Cohen

Vault Two In honor of our fifteenth anniversary, we have curated a selection of short films from the Full Frame vault, a title from each…

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Vault 3
Nicole Triche, Johanna Lee, Nilesh Patel, Jessica Edwards, Yasmin Fedda, Naomi Uman

In honor of our fifteenth anniversary, we have curated a selection of short films from the Full Frame vault, a title from each year of…

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Vault Keys
Harvey Wang

Starting in 1992 at his father’s request, Harvey Wang videotaped his father explaining how to access and assume his parents’ assets. This request is fulfilled…

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Venus and Serena
Maiken Baird, Michelle Major

This unprecedented look at the tennis legends’ lives on and off the court is accentuated by the
testaments of family, friends, and some of their more famous fans.

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Vera
Francesca Melandri

On the day a foal is born, a thoroughbred horse breeder outside Rome remembers her refugee past.

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Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists
Leah Wolchok

In this delightful introduction to legends and aspirants of the cartoon world, New Yorker editor Bob Mankoff reveals how single-panel drawings find their way to the printed page.

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Videocracy
Erik Gandini

What happens when a nation’s leader also owns its most popular television stations? Director Erik Gandini exposes the startling effects of Silvio Berlusconi’s generation-long influence on Italian politics and culture.

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Vietnam Romance
Eddo Stern

Vietnam War video games now abound in stores. In Vietnam Romance Eddo Stern uses machinima to explore the influence of mass-media images on public perceptions…

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Violated Letters
Maciej Drygas

After World War II, Eastern European states attempted to maintain state control over personal expression. In the case of Poland, a special office intercepted, opened,…

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Visitors
Godfrey Reggio

Stunning black-and-white images set to a score by Philip Glass propel this visceral rumination on humanity’s relationship with an increasingly digital world.

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The Visitors
Melis Birder

An unexpected look at prison life, told through the voices of those on the outside. This intimate film begins in New York City in the…

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Voices from El-Sayed
Oded Adomi Leshem

El-Sayed, a Bedouin village nestled in the scenic landscape of the Negev Desert, is home to the largest community of deaf people in the world.…

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