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1. 100 Years [2016]

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This is the story of Elouise Cobell's courageous fight for justice for hundreds of thousands of Native Americans who were cheated out of billions of dollars by the United States Government. Over 100 years ago, the United States Government broke up numerous Indian reservations and allotted millions of acres to 300,000 individual Indians. They promised to manage their land and send lease payments for oil, gas, timber, and grazing to the Indian Trust Fund, but instead the Department of the Interior grossly mismanaged the money owed them. As the Treasurer of the Blackfeet tribe, Elouise Cobell noticed issues with the trust account and raised questions about the missing money which lead her into a 30-year fight that resulted in the largest class action suit ever filed against the federal government. After filing in 1996, Elouise Cobell's indomitable spirit persisted for 15 years and three Presidential administrations until she finally prevailed and made history with a {dollar}3.4 billion settlement. 100 YEARS not only details her long fight but serves as a fitting tribute to a warrior unlike any other.

2. 17 girls [2011]

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Inspired by events that took place in Massachusetts, Delphine and Muriel Coulin's provocative debut focuses on a group of bored teenage girls who all make an irrevocable pact. When Camille (Louise Grinberg, The Class) accidentally becomes pregnant, she encourages her friends and fellow high school classmates to follow suit. It's only a matter of time before 17 girls in the high school are pregnant and the town is thrown into a world of chaos. Set in the writer/directors' small, seaside hometown of Lorient in Brittany, 17 GIRLS is a reflection on adolescence, body image, friendship and the perplexing realities of growing up.

3. 500 years [2017]

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This new documentary tells the epic story that led Guatemala to a tipping point in their history from the genocide trial of former dictator General Rios Montt to the popular movement that toppled sitting President Otto Perez Molina. Focusing on universal themes of justice, racism, power and corruption, 500 YEARS tells the story from the perspective of the majority indigenous Mayan population, and their struggles in their country's growing fight against impunity. This is the third chapter of the trilogy of documentaries on Guatemala, led by Pamela Yates, and follows the films WHEN THE MOUNTAINS TREMBLE (1983) and GRANITO DE ARENA (2011).

4. 7 days in Kigali [2014]

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RWANDA - 1994: An inter-ethnic genocide erupts on an industrial scale. What happened in Rwanda was not simply spontaneous; it was a planned genocide. Lists were made. Weapons were collected. The radio station, RTLM (Radio Television Libre des Mille Collines), spent months conditioning their audiences to believe that one sector of their population -- the Tutsi -- represented a threat. This highly-intricate film follows several characters from different parts of the city, hour by hour, through that first crucial week when the devastating massacre could have been averted.
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Filmed over a period of 20 years, 70 ACRES IN CHICAGO chronicles the demolition of Chicago's Cabrini Green public housing development, the clearing of an African-American community, and the building of mixed-income communities on the valuable land where Cabrini once stood. More than a specific portrait of a single housing development, 70 ACRES IN CHICAGO illuminates the layers of socio-economic forces and the difficult questions behind urban redevelopment and gentrification taking place in cities throughout the United States today.

6. 97%. [2013]

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While riding the subway, Bert receives an dating app alert that the girl of his dreams is nearby. Now he has to find her in a crowded car before the train reaches the end of the line.
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From acclaimed director Steve James (The Interrupters), Academy Award-nominated (Best Documentary Feature, 2018) ABACUS: SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL tells the saga of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York. Accused of mortgage fraud by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., Abacus becomes the only bank prosecuted after the 2008 financial crisis. The indictment and subsequent trial forces the Sung family to defend themselves - and their bank's legacy in the Chinatown community - over the course of a five-year legal battle.
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Musician Daryl likes to meet and befriend members of the Ku Klux Klan- something few black men can say. In his travels, he's collected robes and other artifacts from friends affiliated with the Klan, building a collection piece by piece, story by story, and person by person in hopes of eventually opening a "Museum of the Klan", a testimony to what knowledge and respectful, personal communication can accomplish. In ACCIDENTAL COURTESY, Daryl's journey takes him to across the country, from old friends who have left the Klan, to friends still active in the organization, including a current Imperial Wizard of the KKK.

9. An act of love [2016]

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This award-winning film addresses the emotional intersections of religious tradition, LGBTQ rights, and family ties. Reverend Frank Schaefer was put on trial in the United Methodist Church for officiating his son's same-sex wedding. At the beginning of his career, Schaefer had no intention of getting involved in the controversy over gay marriage in the Church. However, several years into Frank's ministry at a small church in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, his eldest son, Tim, began to quietly struggle with his sexual orientation. Amidst fear of rejection from his Church and his family, Tim became withdrawn and teetered on the verge of suicide. Tim never felt comfortable in Lebanon, so he moved to Boston for college in an effort to live in a more progressive area. It was in Boston where he met his future husband. After college, they were married in a private service in Massachusetts, where Frank officiated. The Schaefers knew that having Frank officiate Tim's wedding was a risk to his career, but they figured since it was a private family affair that it wouldn't ruffle any feathers. They were wrong. This compelling documentary chronicles the Schaefer family's struggle and the movement for LGBTQ equality in the nation's second largest protestant denomination.

10. Adam resurrected [2008]

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This star-studded drama follows the story of Adam Stein (Jeff Goldblum, Jurassic Park, The Grand Budapest Hotel), a charismatic patient at a mental institution for Holocaust survivors in Israel, in 1961. He reads minds and confounds his doctors, lead by Dr. Nathan Gross (Derek Jacobi, The King's Speech, Gladiator). Before the war, in Berlin, Adam was an entertainer--cabaret impresario, circus owner, magician, musician--loved by audiences and Nazis alike until he finds himself in a concentration camp, confronted by Commandant Klein (Willem Dafoe, Plantoon, Spiderman). Adam survives the camp by becoming the Commandant's "dog, " entertaining him while his wife and daughter are sent off to die. Years later we find him at the Institute. One day, Adam smells something, hears a sound. "Who brought a dog in here?" he asks Gross. Gross denies there is a dog but Adam finds him--a young boy raised in a basement on a chain. Adam and the boy see and recognize each other as dogs--and their journey begins.
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Are drugs the only thing humans can get addicted to? What about behaviors? To answer this question, take a look at what happens inside the brain of a compulsive gambler. As this case study reveals, many of the same neurochemical processes of drug abuse - from genetic predisposition to dopamine release - also accompany addiction to behaviors.
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The course concludes with an exploration of other potentially addictive behaviors. Professor Polk argues that some artificial stimuli - junk food, pornography, and video games to name three - are "supernormal, " meaning that they actually activate the brain's reward circuit more strongly than natural stimuli do, leading to some of the same neurological effects as drug use.
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Rainer Werner Fassbinder, already the director of almost twenty films by the age of twenty-nine, paid homage to his cinematic hero, Douglas Sirk, with this updated version of Sirk's All That Heaven Allows. Lonely widow Emmi Kurowski (Brigitte Mira) meets Arab worker Ali (El Hedi ben Salem) in a bar during a rainstorm. They fall in love--to their own surprise--and to the shock of family, colleagues, and drinking buddies. In ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL (Angst essen seele auf), Fassbinder expertly uses the emotional power of the melodrama to underscore the racial tensions threatening German culture.

14. All the difference [2016]

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Inspired by New York Times bestseller "The Other Wes Moore", Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning producer/director Tod Lending presents ALL THE DIFFERENCE, an acclaimed film about African-American manhood. Filmed over five and a half years, ALL THE DIFFERENCE weaves together the stories of two tough, yet promising young black men as they navigate broken homes and low-income, high-risk communities in Chicago. Although statistics predict they will drop out of high school and succumb to life on the streets both graduate and go on to college in spite of all the odds. After they graduate, the film follows them for another 6 months as they both find meaningful work in community service. The film explores the factors (education, parents and grandparents, teachers, role models, personal drive and community support) that enabled them to be the first in their families to escape poverty and secure a place in the middle class.
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Everyone thinks they know what killed Tower Records: The Internet. But that's not the story. ALL THINGS MUST PAST examines this iconic company's explosive trajectory, tragic demise, and legacy forged by its rebellious founder Russ Solomon. Featuring interviews from music legends: Chuck D, Chris Cornell, Dave Grohl, Elton John and Bruce Springsteen.

16. Almost sunrise [2016]

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This moving documentary follows two Iraq veterans, Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson, both tormented by depression for years after they returned home and pushed to the edge of suicide. The two embark on an extraordinary journey - a 2,700 mile walk across the country from Wisconsin to California, in order to reflect on their haunting experiences of war and to ultimately, save themselves. Will this epic pilgrimage allow them to begin the new life they so desperately seek?

17. Always Shine [2016]

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Best friends Anna & Beth take a weekend trip to Big Sur, hopeful to re-establish a bond broken by years of competition & jealousy. Tensions mount, leading to an unexpected yet inevitable confrontation, changing both of their lives forever.
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Weaving together interviews, official photos and documents, home movies, and archival film, this 90-minute film explores the complex social and political factors that shaped America's response to the Holocaust. The story of Kurt Klein, who struggled with State Department red tape to free his parents from Europe, represents America's reaction to European Jews clamoring for rescue.
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Common returns to his hometown of Chicago - a city on fire in the aftermath of the brutal police killing of teenager Laquan McDonald. With thousands of people in the streets, Chicago has become the epicenter of national debates around police violence, racism and accountability. Working with community activists and whistleblowers, Common discovers a decades-long pattern of police corruption and sophisticated cover-ups that stretch all the way to the mayor's office. But Common also finds reason for hope. An energized movement in the streets mounts unprecedented pressure for reform. It's clear that the system is broken -- is it finally time for a change?
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Reinhold Niebuhr's Serenity Prayer remains one of the most quoted writings in American literature. Yet Niebuhr's impact was far greater, as presidents and civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. often turned to Niebuhr's writings for guidance and inspiration on the most volatile political and social issues of the 20th century. Niebuhr rose from a small Midwest church pulpit to become the nation's moral voice - an American conscience -during some of the most defining moments in American history.