Where Soldiers Come From
Heather Courtney

Childhood friends enlist in the army, are deployed to Afghanistan, and return home; but war has changed both them and their loved ones.

Where The Girls Are
Tricia Cooke, Jennifer Arnold

The Dinah Shore gold tournament started in the early 1970s as a prestigious stop on the LPGA tour, but over the years it has turned…

Where the Pavement Ends
Jane Gillooly

This meditative piece of living history unwinds the racist relationship between the Missouri towns of Ferguson (once predominantly white) and Kinloch (once predominantly black) and traces a path to the 2014 murder of Michael Brown.

Where We Belong
Jacqueline Zünd

Five children divulge their feelings about their parents’ divorces in thoughtful, poetic, and humorous prose.

Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington
Sebastian Junger

A warm and candid portrait of the extraordinarily brave, empathic photographer, who died in Libya in 2011, by his partner on the film Restrepo.

While You Were Gone
Frida Kempff

A young man reflects upon his volatile past while driving through the rain to a hospital, where an anxious and suspenseful night awaits him. Rain-dappled…

Matt Yoka

A young journalist couple changes the breaking-news landscape as they take to the Los Angeles skies in their helicopter, capturing some of the city’s most pivotal moments as they unfold on the streets below, including the 1992 riots and the O.J. Simpson pursuit. Featuring extensive footage from their archive, Whirlybird reflects on their extraordinary success and the personal consequences of living with the pressing impulse to get to the story first.

White Chimney
Jani Peltonen

This enigmatic short weaves together past and present to explore what happened to a young Finnish actress at a hotel party in 1939.

White Earth
J. Christian Jensen

Against the backdrop of an ethereal North Dakota winter, three children and their immigrant mother describe scenes of isolation and exertion—the impact of the oil boom on their everyday lives.

White Light/Black Rain
Steven Okazaki

Seventy-five percent of Japan’s population was born after 1945 and when questioned on the streets of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, many have no idea of the…

WHITEY: United States of America v. James J. Bulger
Joe Berlinger

This true-crime doc examines the sensationalized trial of notorious a South Boston gangster and brings new allegations of law-enforcement corruption to light.

Who Killed Vincent Chin?
Christin Choy, Renee Tajima

When Vincent Chin was beaten to death in a working-class Detroit bar, the Asian-American community was outraged. When the two unemployed autoworkers who murdered Chin…

Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour
Kerthy Fix

Go behind the scenes, onstage, and inside the minds of Le Tigre, the pioneering feminist electro- punk band, on their final tour.

Who’s GonnaTake the Weight?
Alonzo Rico Speight

This fascinating youth documentary reflects on the struggle of Black South African and African-American youth in their quest for liberation and democratic rights. Shot on…

Whose Streets?
Sabaah Folayan

This unflinching story of the Ferguson uprising is told by the activists who were there, chronicling the birth of a new generation of resisters in America.

Why Can’t We Be a Family Again?
Roger Weisberg, Murray Nossel

How much can a child endure from a mother who repeatedly promises to stop abusing drugs and put her life back together? Why Can’t We…

Why We Fight
Eugene Jarecki

Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki’s latest documentary, Why We Fight, is a powerful essay on American foreign policy in the age of the military-industrial complex. Borrowing the…

Wide Awake
Alan Berliner

Alan Berliner’s brilliantly edited exploration of insomnia, the science of sleep, and the challenges of balancing art and family is an idiosyncratic blend of the…