Director: Nicholas Bruckman
Producer: Amanda Roddy
97 minutes | USA

Synopsis: When activist Ady Barkan confronts a powerful senator on an airplane their exchange goes viral and sparks a once-in-a-generation movement for healthcare.

Director: Ramona S. Diaz
Producers: Ramona S. Diaz, Leah Marino
100 min | Philippines

Synopsis: “A Thousand Cuts” is a feature documentary from award-winning filmmaker Ramona Diaz and FRONTLINE examining Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s escalating attacks on the media, told through the story of his prime target: journalist Maria Ressa. Along with her colleagues, Ressa, a TIME Magazine 2018 Person of the Year and the CEO and co-founder of the independent Philippine news site Rappler, has been at the forefront of chronicling Duterte’s brutal war on drugs, enduring harassment, arrests and a cyber libel conviction that could send her to prison.”

Director: Sam Feder
Producer: Amy Scholder
100 min | USA

Synopsis – DISCLOSURE is an unprecedented look at transgender depictions in film and television, revealing how Hollywood simultaneously reflects and manufactures our deepest anxieties about gender. Leading trans thinkers and creatives share their reactions and resistance to some of Hollywood’s most beloved moments. What emerges is a fascinating story of dynamic interplay between trans representation on screen, society’s beliefs, and the reality of trans lives. Reframing familiar scenes and iconic characters in a new light, director Sam Feder invites viewers to confront unexamined assumptions, and shows how what once captured the American imagination now elicit new feelings.

Director: Rintu Thomas & Sushmit Ghosh
Producer: Sushmit Ghosh & Rintu Thomas
93 min | India

Synopsis – In a cluttered news landscape dominated by men, emerges India’s only newspaper run by Dalit women. Armed with smartphones, Chief Reporter Meera and her journalists break traditions, be it on the frontlines of India’s biggest issues or within the confines of their homes, redefining what it means to be powerful.

Director: Magnus Gertten
Producer: Ove Rishøj Jensen
85 min | Uzbekistan

Synopsis – Only the Devil Lives Without Hope is a real-life thriller about love, betrayal, spies, assassins and the unbreakable hope for a brother, locked in a desert prison called “The Place of No Return”. Dilya became a human rights activist the day her brother Iskandar was thrown in prison, accused of being a terrorist. For years she challenged the dictatorship, and the consequences were brutal. She had to escape the country but realised that the regime who took her brother was closer than she could ever imagine.

Director: Kristine Stolakis
Producers: Kristine Stolakis, Jessica Devaney, Anya Rous
101 min | USA

Synopsis – Former leaders of the “”pray the gay away”” movement contend with the aftermath unleashed by their actions, while a survivor seeks healing and acceptance from more than a decade of trauma.

Director: Celina Escher
Producers: Mónica Hernández Rejón, Maria Åkesson, Saúl Callejas
89 min | El Salvador

Synopsis – Fly So Far follows Teodora Vásquez, the spokesperson of the women accused of aggravated homicide and imprisoned in El Salvador for having had a miscarriage or a stillbirth. Teodora’s case has become a symbol of the extremism in the criminalization of abortion and the cruelty against women within the Salvadoran system. But also, of empowerment, resilience and solidarity.

Director: Saeed Taji Farouky
Producer: Estelle Robin You, Palmyre Badinier, Joram Willink
90 min | Myanmar

Synopsis – In the Magway region of Myanmar, a country home to one of the oldest petroleum industries in the world, live husband and wife Thein Shwe and Htwe Tin. Running an unregulated oil field, they produce a barrel every few days. They wish above all else to see their youngest son succeed, to break the cycle of poverty. A kettle boils. Mud slicked hands work sputtering machines. The ambient sound of a football match hums from a nearby television. “These days passed quickly”, Htwe says.

Director: Robin Petré
Sound Designer: Thomas Perez-Pape
Producer: Malene Flindt Pedersen
78 min | UK

Synopsis – As the peak of winter draws near, a vast European network of marine animal rescue volunteers are bracing themselves for the rough season. Night and day, all year round, they work tirelessly to rescue coastal wildlife from life-threatening elements: Oil. Plastic. Treacherous conditions. But the worst is ahead. Climate change fuels violent weather across the seas, and the annual winter storms are coming at them with an unprecedented roar. Simultaneously, the wild animals are struggling against their human surroundings. The film is a poetic documentary that zooms in on the complex collision between human and nature. We are taken on a disturbing and fascinating journey into the emerging Anthropocene Era, seen from both the human and animal perspective.

Directors: Marc Serpa Francoeur, Robinder Uppal
Producers: Geoff Morrison, Marc Serpa Francoeur, Robinder Uppal
98 min | Canada

Synopsis – Amidst the global uprising against police violence, NO VISIBLE TRAUMA is a searing investigation of the deeply troubled police department in the Canadian city of Calgary, which shot and killed more people than the New York or Chicago police departments in 2018. From the kidnapping and beating of a young African immigrant, to a “wellness check” turned fatal, the film exposes extreme police brutality and a justice system that refuses to hold officers accountable.

Director: Sam Soko
Producer: Toni Kamau, Sam Soko
82 min | Kenya

Synopsis: Boniface Mwangi is daring and audacious, and recognized as Kenya’s most provocative photojournalist. But as a father of three young children, these qualities create tremendous turmoil between him and his wife Njeri. When he wants to run for political office, he is forced to choose: country or family?

Director: Shir Newman
Producer: Uzi Karin
58 minutes | Israel

Synopsis – After her grandmother dies, the director finds an old photo with a writing on the back: “A week after abortion.” But she knew her grandmother could not conceive, and that was why she adopted a son, the director’s father. She then sets on a journey, knowing very little about where it would lead. At a crucial moment, she learns of her biological grandmother, an Iraqi immigrant who conceived out of wedlock. Her journey exposes a system of patriarchal oppression, leading the director to break the bond of silence that connects her grandmothers and herself.


Director: Seth Freed Wessler
Producer: Patricia Benabe
27 min | USA

Synopsis: Detained inside an infamous American detention center as the pandemic spreads, a group of immigrants organize in protest to demand protection and their release. Separated from their families, and fearing for their lives, they take bold action. But officials who run the detention center are intent on keeping these men and women silent, and keeping them locked up.

Director: Gulistan Mirzaei, Elizabeth Mirzaei
Producers: Gulistan Mirzaei, Elizabeth Mirzaei, Omar Mullick, Jamil Rezaei, Homayoun Noori
22 minutes | Afghanistan

Synopsis: The story of Shaista, a young man who—newly married to Benazir and living in a camp for displaced persons in Kabul—struggles to balance his dreams of being the first from his tribe to join the Afghan National Army with the responsibilities of starting a family. Even as Shaista’s love for Benazir is palpable, the choices he must make to build a life with her have profound consequences.

Director: Lorraine Price
Producer: Lorraine Price
13 min | Canada

Synopsis: Kathleen is a hairdresser. Always has been, always will be. Even at 83 she is still doing hair, just not in the way you would expect. Kathleen’s work is special—for the last 31 years, she has done the hair of the terminally ill in palliative care. In this short, poetic documentary, Kathleen reflects on her experience as we bear witness to her unusual and meaningful work.

Director: Melissa Gira Grant, Ingrid Raphaël
Producer: Ruun Nuur, Chase Whiteside
20 min | USA

Synopsis: For more than twenty years, Columbus police have killed dozens of people who live in the city—mostly Black people, many young—yet no officer was charged with murder. In their wake, a group of women, bound by grief at losing their sons, brothers, and sisters, demand recognition for their loss, offering searing indictments of a system which has failed them. Together, these families challenge the city’s long legacy of withholding answers and ignoring their calls for accountability, and confront what feels like an impossible question: how do you get justice from a system which has taken the lives of their children?

Director: Alexandra Roca
Producers: Juan Rendon, Alexandra Roca, Katrina Kaufman
25 min | USA and Mexico

Synopsis: Known as “the drug that ends all drugs” Ibogaine is a naturally occurring psychedelic, and Eli’s last hope to free himself from an opioid addiction. Desperate, he must travel to Mexico since Ibogaine is not legal in the United States. Will this last option save his life?

Director: Kalyanee Mam
Producers: Emmanuel Vaughn-Lee, Adam Loften, Kalyanee Mam
16 min | Cambodia

Synopsis: As Singapore dredges sand out from beneath Cambodia’s mangrove forests, an ecosystem, a communal way of life, and one woman’s relationship to her beloved home are faced with the threat of erasure. For over a decade, the government of Cambodia has granted several private companies concessions to mine these mangrove forests for sand. Each year, millions of metric tons of sand are shipped to Singapore to enlarge this island nation’s landmass, while Cambodia destroys its only natural protection against erosion, rising sea levels, tsunamis, and hurricanes and lays waste to a vital and fragile ecosystem that thousands of families depend on for their livelihood.

Director: Simón Casal and Santi Palacios
Producers: Simón Casal, Santi Palacios, Mikel Konate, Maribel Izcue
35 min | Spain, Morocco, France, Germany, Mali

Synopsis: Two African migrants helped by two human rights lawyers take on the Spanish authorities, claiming their right to have rights before the European Court of Human Rights. A case that puts Europe’s core values and the future of rights throughout the continent to the test. A judicial thriller where European political power and two migrants are confronted, revealing a gulf between the institutions that determine Europe’s migration management strategy and the reality of those suffering the consequences.”

Director: Jimmy Goldblum
Producers: Harrison Nalevansky, Senain Kheshgi, Dick Gephardt, Matt Gephardt, Matt Weaver, Nick Stern Runtime
20 min | USA, Lebanon

Synopsis: The Syrian architect Mohamad Hafez received a one-way ticket to the United States. Missing his homeland, he decided to create a stand-in, sculpting life-like miniatures of the Damascus cityscape he had left behind. “A Broken House” is a story of love, loss and creating pathways home.

Director: Anders Hammer
Producers: Charlotte Cook, Anders Hammer
35 min | Hong Kong

Synopsis: Told from within the heart of the Hong Kong protests, “Do Not Split” begins in 2019 as a proposed bill allowing the Chinese government to extradite criminal suspects to mainland China escalated protests throughout Hong Kong. Unfolding across a year, “Do Not Split” captures the determination and sacrifices of the protesters, the government’s backlash, and the passage of the new Beijing-backed national security law.

Director: Brian Knappenberger
Producers: Sabrina Parke, Norah Chute
33 min | USA

Synopsis: When a reporter uncovers a file that reveals a shocking series of child-abuse allegations in Idaho’s Boy Scouts, the investigation rattles a tight-knit community and implicates the Mormon Church.

Director: Amber Fares
Producers: Rhana Nator, Samantha Adler de Oliveira, Rachel Leah Jones, Aine Pennello, Maria Costea, Reem Haddad, Fiona Lawson-Baker
25 min | USA

Synopsis: Noam is a peace builder-turned-comedian whose political satire makes headlines across the Middle East. Noam’s about to launch her one-woman U.S. comedy tour when the first coronavirus wave hits. She returns to Israel but soon finds herself recovering from COVID-19 in a government assigned hotel – where Palestinians and Israelis laugh together. But, as the pandemic sends the world into a tailspin, exposing racial and economic injustice, Noam is reminded how much work needs to be done in Israel.”

Director: Orlando von Einsiedel
Producers: Harri Grace, Chloe Leland
40 min | Portugal

Synopsis – A nation devastated by tragic wildfires fuelled by climate change. A population determined to save themselves using the unlikely power of trees. A chance to change the future of us all. FROM DEVIL’S BREATH reveals the story of the devastating 2017 wildfires in Portugal, which claimed 120 lives and darkened the skies across Europe. It is the story of a community of survivors who refuse to be broken, fighting to ensure that this tragedy can never happen again. It is the story of a world-changing discovery, igniting a global revolution in humanity’s fight against climate change.”


Director: Daniel Kötter
52 min | DR Congo

Synopsis – Water & Coltan” deals with the consequences of mining on landscape and communities in West Germany and DR Congo. While WATER sketches posthuman near-future scenarios for the former coal mining Ruhr area, COLTAN transports its audience directly to the places of exchange and work of women in artisanal coltan mining camps in South Kivu. Two sides of one and the same violent phenomenon: an extractivist approach to natural and human resources with long-term consequences for the environment and society.

Director: Gail Evenari
Co-Producer: Barry Pousman
7 min | Mexico

Synopsis – Adan lives in Mexico, just a few steps away from the Pacific Ocean. He cares for endangered iguanas at his family’s sanctuary and protects the sea turtles that nest on the beach near his home. After he watches a turtle lay her eggs, he carries them to a place safe from predators. Later, he releases the hatchlings into the sea. Adan and his family prepare for Day of the Dead, a fiesta honoring loved ones who have died. Adan loves this time of year, when sea turtles return to lay their eggs and his ancestors’ spirits return to visit.

Director: Sabrina Poon
Producers: Shawn Khoong & Sharon Pereira
6-9min | Singapore

Synopsis: “A Quiet Ripple” is a multi-plot interactive video experience that takes the audience through at least three decision-making moments of a father’s journey as he copes with the aftermath of his son’s suicide attempt. The interactive film invites viewers to step into the shoes of Fredrick, a loving father, whose world changes after discovering the mental state of his seventeen-year-old son, Jason. By prompting viewers to choose between options that closely resemble the daily dilemmas caregivers face, the film is a poignant illustration of how every action, as simple as it may appear, impacts caregivers and those they care for.

Director: Kari Barber
3 min

Synopsis: A voice tells of the death of Zizou, a young child, and fragments of images and sounds that suggest memory and loss are triggered by picking up branches in an stylized interactive environment. A second, realistic environment allows for observation and contemplation, but no interaction.

Director: Mary John Frank, Sigin Ojulu
Producer: Madeline Power, Nadia Tahoun, Alex Darby
5 min | USA

Synopsis: FROM SEA TO RISING SEA is an educational musical call to action about the healing properties of the ocean and how the ocean can assist us in our mission to get to net zero carbon emissions by 2050. This VR experience (created for the Quest 2 and also mobile devices) follows a flock of synchronized swimmers and a marine biologist as they guide a young woman with climate anxiety on an underwater adventure. At the end of the experience Viewers are connected to organizations and businesses helping with ocean restoration, helping to cut carbon emissions, and more action items.

Director: Tamara Shogaolu
Producer: Riyad Alnwili, Michelle Mizner, Collyn Stephens, Marcela Stolzmann USA

Synopsis: Un(re)solved is a major initiative that draws upon more than two years of reporting, thousands of documents and dozens of first-hand interviews. The multiplatform investigation tells the stories of lives cut short, and examines a federal effort to grapple with America’s legacy of racist killings through the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act. The story is told through a web-based interactive experience, serialized podcast, augmented-reality installation and documentary. In addition, the project makes available to the public for the first time a comprehensive interactive list of all those whose cases were re-examined by the Department of Justice.


Director: Malika Zouhali-Worrall
Producers: Malika Zouhali-Worrall
22 min | USA

Synopsis: Each week, scores of people visit the Brooklyn Public Library to see their incarcerated loved ones via a free video call. For many, the imperfect, virtual interactions of the so-called video visits are preferable to the traumatizing and humiliating process of traveling to New York City’s notorious Rikers Island jail. “Video Visit” tells the story of two mothers and their sons, and the librarians who negotiate daily with the Department of Corrections (and a growing for-profit prison telecoms industry) in an effort to keep the families connected.

Director: Laura Waters Hinson
Producer: Bryan Bello
26 min | USA

Synopsis: An aspiring photojournalist discovers the power of her own voice while struggling to survive homelessness.

Director: Mak CK
Producers: Shawn Khoong & Sharon Pereira
7 min | Singapore

Synopsis: In Singapore culture, where filial piety is expected, the caregiver is often the forgotten piece of the healthcare puzzle. Our cameras were given a special access pass into a closed-door support session with four caregivers of family members with mental health concerns. This rarely seen footage reveals the challenges, emotional anxieties and stresses caregivers face, as well as the support they receive as they help their loved ones with mental health issues. Caregivers Alliance Limited (CAL) provides this judgement-free support. Find out what these ‘invisible heroes’ speak about when shame and stigma are left at the door.

Director: Mamta Singh
Producers: Lin Yanqin & Sharon Pereira
7 min | India

Synopsis: Driving can be an instrument for change, especially for underprivileged women in India. Women with Wheels shows us how a Delhi-based NGO, Azad Foundation, helps women from resource-poor backgrounds become financially independent and empowered through non-traditional livelihood options. Journey with Savita and Geeta as they share how they challenged patriarchal norms by training to become drivers, not only to support themselves but to also provide safe transport to other women. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the women became involved in relief operations, to help disadvantaged communities whilst also giving themselves a sense of purpose in tough times.

Director: Sean Dimond, John Harrison
Producers: Randy Franz, Gary Karns, Sean Dimond
10 min | Uganda

Synopsis: Brighter is the story of a company in Uganda funding young women’s university education by providing them with a “gap year” job. In Uganda, where few women are encouraged, or can afford, to attend university, Liz Forkin Bohannon decided to do something about it. She taught three young women to make strappy sandals which she sold back home in the U.S. With this initial success, Sseko was launched. Soon they expanded into other products, hired more women, and sent more talented young women to university. Then Liz decided to create a community of Sseko Fellows in the U.S. to drive sales for the products made by women from around the global. This symbiotic sisterhood provides jobs, livelihoods, education… and meaningful connections for women across the world. Sseko is using the market to change women’s lives.”

Directors: Sean Dimond, John Harrison
Producers: Randy Franz, Gary Karns, Sean Dimond
11 min | United States

Synopsis: Into Something Beautiful is the story of a construction company transforming personal brokenness and fighting systemic injustice. Amid their own personal and professional brokenness, Amy and Braden King discovered that many of the employees at their new construction company had a history of addiction, homelessness, and/or criminal convictions. Rather than giving in to fear, they chose to create a company that rebuilds lives while it builds houses. Square Peg’s culture-of-recovery has spawned two new companies specifically targeting systemic injustice— housing for the homeless and support services for those in recovery.

Director: Sean Dimond, John Harrison
Producer: Randy Franz, Gary Karns, Sean Dimond
18 min | Philippines

Synopsis: When God Roars is the story of a company providing healthy, highly-skilled livelihoods to trafficking survivors in the Philippines by partnering with a real estate photography company in the U.S. Called to work with those exploited and traumatized by human trafficking, Sam and Mindy started Regenesys to create living-wage jobs for survivors. In partnership with Next Door Photos, they built a photo-editing supply chain that provides next-day service and equips their employees with world-class technology skills. This business enables survivors to break free from the trauma of trafficking.

Director: Janet Goldwater, Barbara Attie, Mike Attie
13 min | USA

Synopsis: At the Philadelphia abortion helpline, counselors arrive each morning to the nonstop ring of calls from women and teens who are seeking to end a pregnancy but can’t afford to. In this short documentary we learn how economic stigma and cruel legislation determines who in America has access to abortion.

Director: Nícolas Durán Garzón
Producers: Jesse Rojo / Giulia Nembrini / Jorge Durán
10 min | Guatemala

Synopsis: Rain Harvests, exposes the harsh reality of an indigenous community in Huehuetenango, Guatemala. Climate change has caused droughts, the rainy season comes only once a year and getting water has become a daily challenge. Without fail, the women of this community must make nearly 5 trips daily to bring water to their homes, and the difficulty and hardship of these journeys has caused them not only back and headaches, but also the loss of long hours with their families. The story of Blanca and the women of this community is about to change thanks to the arrival of a rainwater harvesting system, which will save them long trips and give them more time and more water.

Director: Leah Warshawski
Producers: Leah Warshawski (Producer), Michael Fogarty (EP), Anne Rillero (EP), Ekolu Lindsey (EP)
17 min | USA

Synopsis: A documentary short filmed entirely on the islands of Maui and Moloka’i during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. In Hawaiian culture, each person has the kuleana (responsibility) to malama (care for) ʻāina (land). As Covid-19 brought Maui County’s tourism industry to a halt more than 70 residents experienced a unique opportunity to engage in nature-based restoration projects that provided paychecks and job skills training — and reinvigorated deep and meaningful connections.



Founder: Susan MacLaury and Albie Hecht

CEO/Executive Producer: Susan MacLaury

Mission Statement: Shine Global is a non-profit media company that gives voice to children and families by telling their stories of resilience to raise awareness, promote action, and inspire change. We produce inspiring films and compelling content about underserved children and their families. Through tailored distribution and outreach, we connect with our audiences in communities, classrooms, museums, and on capitol hill as part of a powerful engagement campaign to encourage social change.



Founder: Amal Bahloul

CEO/Executive Producer: Amal Bahloul

Mission Statement: We produce edutainment content by kids, for kids to innovate and individualize their educational experience



Founder: Jessica Devaney

CEO/Executive Producer: Jessica Devaney

Mission Statement: Multitude Films is an award-winning queer, women-led independent production company dedicated to nonfiction
storytelling. Our LGBTQ-led team produces documentaries by and about underrepresented voices and is
committed to a representational storytelling model, where the core creative team behind a film has a stake in the
communities that will be most impacted by the story.
Deeply rooted in a cultural change approach, we’re committed to telling compelling, well-crafted stories that change
the way audiences understand and relate to the pressing issues of our time. Our productions embody the values
represented in the films themselves, and we’re committed to playing a constructive role in the industry to work
towards greater representation, access, and equity, towards a more robust, varied set of stories that better reflect
the world we live in.



Founder: Singapore International Foundation

CEO/Executive Producer: Jeremy Heng, Head, Our Better World

Mission Statement: Through shared ideas, skills, and experiences, we uplift lives and create greater understanding between Singaporeans and world communities.



Founder: Juan Pablo Rojas

CEO/Executive Producer: Alejandra Etchegaray

Mission Statement: Sarape Films is a film, television and digital video production company focused on making audiovisual products with a social, environmental and cultural impact sense. We deeply believe in the power of audiovisual communication to generate awareness, inform and positively impact our environment. Our goal is to create and communicate projects that aim towards a more just, informed, inclusive and sustainable society. Through our lens we have told stories to promote values and support the causes that move us, such as violence prevention, inclusion, education, culture and gender equality, always with a human sense focused on generate a positive change in the world. Given the nature of its essence and social commitment, it is the only
producer of its kind in México, which is why it has projects in different regions, both urban and rural, throughout the national territory; having a presence in different states of the Mexican Republic, as well as Latin America and anywhere in the world where we can tell stories. At sarape films we do not believe in borders, but in global care for the world around , his environment and its people. It is important to highlight that at Sarape Films we are currently certified as “B Corp” which means that in addition to generating impact we are continually committed as a company to be concerned and dedicated to maximizing our impact. In this sense, we have assumed an agenda of “green film making” taking care of waste and adopting sustainable practices in our filming. On the other hand, we have an active role in advocacy in the industry to generate better social security practices and benefits for industry workers, this is one of the great debts in the Mexican audiovisual industry and we are actively promoting formality with workers, productions insured against any incident in addition to taking great care that all people have their social and health benefits, both with our workers and with the suppliers who work for us. And finally, we have an active agenda of gender equality in the roles of audiovisual production, we can proudly say that we are a production house where there are more women than men working.



Founder: Judith Madigan, Mark van Luijk

CEO/Executive Producer: Judith Madigan

Mission Statment: BRANDOUTLOUD is a creative agency driven by good vibes. You know, the feeling you get from what’s right and what’s beautiful. Call it chemistry, captivation or click. Good vibes tell us what to do. Which ideas to follow, which ideals to strive for. And good vibes tell us what’s great about you. We work for brands with a purpose, like social ventures, conscious corporates or ambitious ngo’s. Organisations who want to make the world a better place. We like making their stories speak volumes. Showing what’s worth showing, in full color. We care about both our work and theirs. About what is right and what is beautiful. We’re always playful and never without a smile on our faces. But dead serious about those good vibes. So let’s share some!