POVERTY: Following the kitchen staff & guests of a North Philadelphia soup kitchen, Petr Lom's documentary sees firsthand what happens when an undocumented Mexican family asks for sanctuary in its church. [Director Petr Lom]
BLACK AMERICA: Robert Minervini’s new documentary examines a community of disenfranchised people in New Orleans and their struggle for survival in a country that seems to have forsaken them. [Director Roberto Minervini]
CHILDHOOD: Aatos and Amine are deep thinkers, bright and curious. We follow the life of these two six-year-olds in Molenbeek – a multi-ethnic suburb in Brussels – discovering different ways of thinking about god(s) and pondering about life and its aftermath. [Director Reetta Huhtanen]
CHECHNYA: The way Daymohk opens, one might think it‘s going to be a film that uncritically praises traditional Chechen folk culture and the Head of the Chechen Republic. But the film becomes more interesting once you get past the opening. [Director Masha Novikova]
MUSIC: Across Afghanistan, Kosovo, and Washington DC, musician PJ Harvey and photojournalist Seamus Murphy craft a beautifully shot, sensitively edited film on observation, experience, and the creative process.
[Director Seamus Murphy]