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Agave: The Spirit of a Nation
In Mexico families have been passing down the tradition of distilling agave for generations. Discover how this once obscure Mexican drink has grown into the fastest growing spirit in the world. This expressive documentary takes viewers beyond the spirit to discover how one delicate plant can carry the weight of a nation and the people trying to protect it.
Directed by Nick Kovacic, Matthew Riggieri
Runtime: 78 minutes
Genres: Documentary, Latin American Studies
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The Long Shadow
When two daughters of the South, Director Frances Causey and Producer Sally Holst, set out to find causes for the continuing racial divisions in the United States, they discovered that the politics of slavery didn’t end after the Civil War. In an astonishingly candid look at the history of anti-black racism in the United States, “The Long Shadow” traces the blunt imposition of white privilege and its ultimate manifestation-slavery.
Directed by Frances Causey
Runtime: 84 minutes
Genres: Documentary, Race, African American Studies, History
Late Life: The Chien Ming Wang Story
The first and only Taiwanese player for the New York Yankees, Chien-Ming Wang held many titles: American League Wins Leader, World Series Champion, Olympian, Time 100 Most Influential, and The Pride of Taiwan. He had it all - until a 2008 injury forever altered the course of his career. Late Life: The Chien-Ming Wang Story - named after the late sinking action on his signature pitch - follows the rise and fall of the international icon as he fights his way back into the Major Leagues through endless rehab programs and lengthy stints away from home, carrying the weight of the world on his battered shoulder. A poignant and intimate account of Wang’s steadfast quest, Late Life tells the story of a man who is unwilling to give up and unable to let go.
Directed by Frank W. Chen
Runtime: 99 minutes
Genres: Documentary, Sports
The Workers Cup
The Workers Cup is set inside the labor camps of Qatar, where the World Cup is being built on the backs of 1.6 million migrant workers. The film follows a team of laborers living a real-life version of fantasy football. By day they sweat to build the World Cup; by night they compete in a “workers welfare” football tournament, playing in the same stadiums that will one day host the world’s greatest players. We join one team of men from Nepal, India, Ghana, and Kenya whose only common ground is their love for football. Each match offers them a momentary escape from the homesickness and isolation they endure as the lowest class in the world’s richest country.
Director: Adam Sobel
Runtime: 92 min
Genres: Documentary, Sports, Poverty, Sundance Titles
After Auschwitz is a new "post-Holocaust" documentary that shares the stories of 6 extraordinary women (all of whom were Auschwitz survivors), capturing what it means to move from tragedy and trauma towards life.
Director: Jon Kean
Runtime: 83 min
Genres: Documentary, History, Holocaust, Jewish Studies
After The American Dream
From the executive producers of BLACKFISH and director Joel N Clark comes AFTER THE AMERICAN DREAM, an epic tale of survival, hope, mercy, and human will undertaken by migrants trying to enter the United States from Central America. A pregnant mother desperate to cross the river in time for her baby to be born in the US. A devoted son torn between seeking freedom and living far from the home and mother he loves. A daughter struggling to comprehend the cost of losing her family in order to begin one of her own in a new land. A police chief — a Hispanic immigrant himself — trying to make sense of national policy and human compassion. This is the story of those who go after the American Dream.
Director: Joel N Clark
Runtime: 79 min
Genres: Documentary, Immigration, American Studies, Poverty, Latin American Studies, Politics