Human Rights

Directed by Ameen Nayfeh

A Palestinian man, Mustafa (Ali Suliman, “Paradise Now,” “Jack Ryan”), and his wife live 200 meters apart…

Directed by John J. Valadez

Brothers Manuel and Valente Valenzuela both volunteered and fought in Vietnam. Now, 50 years later, they…

Directed by Daniel A. Nelson & Natalie Pattillo

“And So I Stayed” offers a moving profile of three domestic-violence survivors who served steep prison…

Directed by Hamy Ramezan

At the outset of “Any Day Now,” 13-year-old Ramin Mehdipour and his Iranian family are living in a refugee…

Directed by Andy Cohen & Gaylen Ross

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

Directed by Susan Hagedorn

Some 50 years before BLM  and March for Our Lives — before computers, cell phones, and Facebook — priests…

Directed by Rex Miller & Sam Pollard

“Citizen Ashe” is the story of sports legend and social activist Arthur Ashe. Known to most by his stellar…

Glimpses of labor in its many forms and the sense of catharsis it can bring.
Harrowing stories of coming and going — by choice, by force, or by necessity.
Shorts that examine the impact of the most significant current events facing our modern world.
An exploration of the challenges and experiences of real people living with a disability.
True stories of the inequities that permeate throughout the justice system at large.
Directed by Mobolaji Olambiwonnu

How does a father find purpose in pain? In 2014, Michael Brown Sr.’s son was killed by White police…

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 Jonas Poher Rasmussen

“Flee” — winner of Sundance’s Grand Jury Prize in the World Cinema Documentary section — tells the story…

Directed by Asghar Farhadi

In “A Hero” — the latest from Ashgar Farhadi, acclaimed writer/director of “The Past,” “The Salesman,” “…

Directed by Blerta Basholli

In the searing drama “Hive,” Fahrije lives with fading hope and burgeoning grief since her husband went…

Directed by T.J. Parsell

Growing up gay in the South is hard enough, but to be an openly gay woman in country music is nearly…

Directed by William T. Horner & Stacey Woelfel

A moving biopic of Pedro Zamora, “Keep the Cameras Rolling”  — co-directed by Mizzou professors William T…

Directed by Alana Marie

Kinloch is a town on life support, with fewer than 200 citizens still residing in the area, a budget…

Directed by Paul Michael Angell

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

Directed by Jeff Bemiss & Lisa Molomot

“Missing in Brooks County” provides a clear-eyed, heartbreaking look at the deadly cost of the U.S.’s…

Directed by David Dufresne

Journalist David Dufresne’s first documentary is a devastatingly timely investigation of the place of…

Directed by CJ Hunt

Smart, funny, and thoughtful about issues of race in America, “The Neutral Ground” follows comedian and “…

Directed by Leah Galant & Maya Cueva

Although set in McAllen, at Texas’ southern tip in the Rio Grande Valley, the film doesn’t deal with…

Directed by Eric Daniel Metzgar

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

Directed by Robert Greene

In “Procession,” six men from Kansas City, Mo. — all survivors of childhood sexual assault at the hands of…

Directed by Van Maximilian Carlson

Former New Filmmakers Forum winner Van Maximilian Carlson (2019’s “Princess of the Row”) returns to SLIFF…

Directed by Pernille Rose Groenkjaer

“Solutions” offers important insight into the visions and concrete ideas that will pave the way for…

Directed by Mehdi Barsaoui

When driving home from southern Tunisia, Fares and Meriem's car is hit by a stray bullet during an ambush…

Directed by Damien D. Smith

“Target: St. Louis Vol. 1” serves as a valuable history lesson with sadly continuing relevance. The film…

Directed by Leon Lee

Based on true events, “Unsilenced” follows Wang, a Chinese…

Directed by Radu Jude

In 1981, chalk slogans written in uppercase letters started appearing in public spaces in the Romanian…

Directed by Emily Kunstler & Sarah Kunstler

Directed by Sarah and Emily Kunstler — who previously helmed the well-received “William Kunstler:…

Directed by Christi Cooper

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