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Accidental Courtesy

Musician Daryl Davis has played all over the world, but it's what he does in his free time that sets him apart. In an effort to find out how anyone can 'hate me without knowing me,' Daryl likes to meet and befriend members of the Ku Klux Klan.

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All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone

Independent journalists like Amy Goodman and Glenn Greenwald are changing the face of journalism, providing investigative alternatives to mainstream news outlets and exposing government and corporate deception - just as journalist I.F. Stone did decades ago.

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Altruism Revolution, The

For generations we have believed that man is driven by ruthless self-interest, but new research from fields as diverse as political science, psychology, sociology and experimental economics is forcing us to rethink human actions and motivation.

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American Socialist: The Life and Times of Eugene Victor Debs

Directed by prolific filmmaker Yale Strom, American Socialist: The Life and Times of Eugene Victor Debs traces the history of American populism, with the man who inspired progressive ideas - from FDR's New Deal to Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign. This is an objective but passionate history of the movement as championed and founded by Debs, a movement that continues to have an impact on our daily lives today.

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Among the Believers

Firebrand cleric Abdul Aziz Ghazi, an ISIS supporter and Taliban ally, is waging jihad against the Pakistani government with the aim of imposing Shariah law. His primary weapon is his expanding network of Islamic seminaries for children as young as four.

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American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story, An

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 his writings for guidance and inspiration.

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Argentina

Poetic and moving, Argentina explores the heart of traditional Argentine folklore and its stunning musical heritage - from traditional styles such as the Zamba of "La Felipe Varela" through to modern dance - as choreographed by critically-acclaimed Carlos Saura.

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Best and Most Beautiful Things

Legally blind and on the autism spectrum, 20-year-old Michelle defies labels as she chases big dreams with humor and bold curiosity. Searching for community, Michelle explores an uncensored world online and experiences a provocative sexual awakening.

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Central Park: The People's Place

Central Park: The People's Place is a loving portrait of New York's collective backyard. The documentary explores its historic creation as the first truly public park, its psychological and sociological significance, artistic design, and role as an urban oasis as the world becomes increasingly aware of the importance of green spaces.

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Company Town

This groundbreaking investigative documentary offers a rare look inside Crossett, Arkansas, a small town ruled by a single company, where the government's environmental protections have been subverted and ignored, leaving its citizens to take on entrenched powers in a fight for justice.

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Concrete Love

The first and only documentary about one of Germany's preeminent architects, Gottfried Böhm, Concrete Love paints an intimate portrait of the complexity and inseparability of life, love, art and architecture.

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Dying of the Light, The

The Dying of the Light explores the history and craft of motion picture presentation through the stories of the last generation of career projectionists. The result is a loving tribute to the art of the movies -- and to the unseen people who brought the light to our screens.

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Extraordinary Ordinary People

Extraordinary Ordinary People is a music-fueled journey through folk and traditional arts in America. At a time when the existence of the National Endowment for the Arts has never been more threatened, Alan Govenar's documentary focuses on one of its least known and most enduring programs: the National Heritage Fellowship, awarded annually since 1982.

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Germans and Jews

Through personal stories Germans & Jews explores Germany's transformation as a society, from silence about the Holocaust to facing it head on. At once uncomfortable and enlightening, this film presents a nuanced story of reconciliation.

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Gray Matters

The documentary Gray Matters explores the long, fascinating life of architect and designer Eileen Gray, whose uncompromising vision defined and defied the practice of modernism in decoration, design and architecture.

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Hans Richter: Everything Turns - Everything Revolves

Hans Richter: Everything Turns - Everything Revolves celebrates the life of the Dadaist, abstract painter and experimental filmmaker who was a major force in redefining art in the 20th century. His 1920s experimental films "Rhythmus 21" and "Ghosts Before Breakfast" established film as a unique art form, liberated from the theatrical conventions of script and actors.

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Hilleman: A Perilous Quest to Save the World's Children

Maurice Hilleman had a singular focus: to eliminate the diseases of children. From his poverty-stricken youth in Montana, Hilleman came to prevent pandemic flu, invent the MMR vaccine, and develop the first-ever vaccine against human cancer.

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Naples '44

Benedict Cumberbatch gives life to the words of British soldier Norman Lewis, whose remarkable memoir of post-World War II Naples form the basis for this haunting evocation of a ravaged land, and later a city of infinite charm.

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Nuclear Nation II

Nuclear Nation II follows a new group of people exiled from Futaba, the region occupied by the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, and questions the real cost of nuclear energy and unbridled capitalism.

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Okinawa: The Afterburn

Released in Japan on the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Okinawa, Okinawa: The Afterburn is the first documentary to provide a comprehensive look at the battle and the ensuing 70-year occupation of Okinawa by the United States military.

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Penguin Counters, The

Armed with low-tech gear and high-minded notions that penguin populations hold the key to human survival, Ron Naveen lays bare his 30 year love affair with the world's most pristine scientific laboratory: Antarctica.

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Professor, The: Tai Chi's Journey West

The Professor tells the story of the remarkable life of one of Tai Chi's greatest masters, Cheng Man-Ching, a man who brought Tai Chi and Chinese culture to the West during the swinging, turbulent 60's.

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The Pulitzer at 100

Directed by Academy Award Winner Kirk Simon, The Pulitzer at 100 celebrates the centenary of this revered national award for literary excellence in journalism and the arts. Featuring interviews with Toni Morrison, Michael Chabon, Tony Kushner, Wynton Marsalis and more.

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Quest

Filmed with vérité intimacy over the course of nearly a decade, Quest is the moving portrait of the Rainey family living in North Philadelphia. Epic in scope, Quest is a vivid illumination of race and class in America, and a testament to love, healing and hope.

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Ruins of Lifta, The

Discovering that his parents' Holocaust experiences may have distorted his views of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, filmmaker Menachem Daum - an Orthodox Jew from Brooklyn - sets out to establish a personal relationship with a Palestinian.

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Speed Sisters

The Speed Sisters are the Middle East's first all-woman race car driving team. Grabbing headlines and turning heads at improvised tracks across the West Bank, these women have sped their way into the heart of Palestine's gritty, male-dominated street car-racing scene.

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Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe

The official Austrian entry for Foreign Language Feature at 2016 Oscars, Stefan Zweig: Farewell To Europe tells the story of the Austrian Jewish writer and his life in exile from 1936 to 1942.

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Strange and Familiar: Architecture on Fogo Island

As Fogo Island struggles to sustain its unique way of life in the face of a collapse of its fishing industry, architect Todd Saunders and social entrepreneur Zita Cobb's vision results in the building of strikingly original architecture that will become a catalyst for social change.

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Unlocking the Cage

Arguing that cognitively complex animals have the capacity for limited personhood rights, animal rights lawyer Steve Wise is making history by filing the first lawsuits that seek to transform a chimpanzee from a "thing" with no rights to a "person" with legal protections.

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Vince Giordano: There's a Future in the Past

For nearly 40 years, Vince Giordano and The Nighthawks have brought the joyful syncopation of the 1920s and '30s to life with their virtuosity, vintage musical instruments, and more than 60,000 period band arrangements.

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When Justice Isn't Just

Directed by NAACP Image Award winner David Massey, this dynamic documentary features legal experts, local activists, and law enforcement officers delving into ongoing charges of inequality, unfair practices, and politicized manipulations of America's judicial system.

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When Two Worlds Collide

In this tense and immersive Sundance award-winner, audiences are taken directly into the line of fire between powerful, opposing Peruvian leaders who will stop at nothing to keep their respective goals intact.