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Immortal

RUSSIA: Though the communist era may be over, the ideology of serving the motherland is still very much alive as an ideal for indoctrination. [Director Ksenia Okhapkina]
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Raving Riot

DISSENT: Since its May 2018 police raid, Bassiani, Tbilisi’s largest nightclub, has become a symbol of defiance in the face of social conservatism. [Director Stepan Polivanov]
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Pot Luck: The Altered State of Colorado

DRUGS: In the US state of Colorado, the legalisation of marijuana has seen mass commercialisation and neighbourhoods of colour exploited by unscrupulous profiteers [Director Jane Wells]

RocKabul

CULTURE: A documentary tells the story of the rise of the first Afghan metal band and their fall under the weight of the ultra-conservative society that surrounds them. [Director Travis Beard]

Ressaca

ACTIVISM: The Theatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro is a prism onto a country in economic and political crisis. [Director Vincent Rimbaux , Patrizia Landi]
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Varda by Agnès

AUTOBIOGRAPHY: At 90, French New Wave pioneer Agnès Varda reflects on her career and a creative philosophy of community and empathy. [Director Agnès Varda]

Faire-Part

COLONIALISM: Four filmmakers search for a new way to tell the story of Kinshasa, looking to the city's performance artists and their subversion of colonialism's legacy. [Director Anne Reijniers, Nizar Saleh, Paul Shemisi, Rob Jacobs]
Our Defeats (Nos défaites) Director: Jean-Gabriel Périotiel Périot

Our Defeats

ACTIVISM: A humiliating police encounter instills a newfound attitude of dissent toward state control for a group of Parisian high school students. [Director Jean-Gabriel Périot]
Life Is A Belief

Life Is a Belief

CHINA: The separate stories of two men struggling to pay for unexpected medical operations together form a prism through which to view modern China. [Director Han Xiao]
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Passion - Between Revolt and Resignation

PHILOSOPHY: Narrating his own reminiscences, Christian Labhart spans decades reflecting on the political earthquakes of his lifetime. [Director Christian Labhart]
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