Spotlight on Inspiration Documentary Competition

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Directed by Andy Cohen & Gaylen Ross

“Beijing Spring” tells a story about underground filmmaking, radical art, and censorship that’s…

Directed by Christopher Chambers

“A Fire Within” documents a U.S. court case brought by a trio of Ethiopian women against the man who…

Directed by Brandon Kramer

“The First Step” — directed by SLIFF alum Brandon Kramer (“City of Trees”) — explores the divisions within…

Directed by Gordon Quinn & Leslie Simmer

Co-directed by SLIFF Lifetime Achievement Award winner Gordon Quinn, “For the Left Hand” profiles Norman…

Directed by Paul Michael Angell

“Medicine Man” recounts the incredible life story of Stan Brock, a British-born Amazonian cowboy turned U.…

Directed by Eric Daniel Metzgar

A hybrid of animation and live action, “A Once and Future Peace” provides an engrossing exploration of…

Directed by Pamela Tanner Boll & Lindsay Richardson

Climate change is huge, scary, and highly politicized, and the relentless bad news can prove overwhelming…

Directed by Christi Cooper

An intelligent combination of civics lessons and environmentalism, Christi Cooper’s “Youth v. Gov” tells…