Human Rights

SLIFF is proud to kick off its 2020 edition with a special event featuring…

Directed by Uluç Bayraktar

Based on the novel “9,75 Square Centimetres” by acclaimed Turkish author Mehmet Eroğlu, the film tells the…

Directed by Catherine Gund

“Aggie” explores the nexus of art, race, and justice through the story of art collector and philanthropist…

Directed by Eran Paz

“And I Was There” provides a distinctive and potent take on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that feels…

Directed by Jason Loftus & Eric Pedicelli

“Ask No Questions” offers a fascinating and damning investigation of the Chinese government’s concerted…

Directed by Matthew Rice

This ambitious documentary by St. Louis-based filmmaker Matthew Rice analyzes how an ex-slave became one…

Directed by Bryan Dematteis

SLIFF is pleased to present a work-in-progress screening of a documentary on the Black Artists' Group (BAG…

Directed by Rodd Rathjen

“Buoyancy,” the moving coming-of-age story of a Cambodian teenager sold into forced labor, offers…

A trio of films that examine different aspects of the prison system in the U.S.

Stories of deportees, asylum seekers, and undocumented immigrants from Latin America.

A collection of real-life stories told through a variety of animated techniques.

A trio of nonfiction shorts examining hard-won triumphs and continuing challenges in the LGBTQ community…

Nonfiction standouts from the 2020 St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase and new works by artists with ties to the…

This double bill of near-feature-length shorts explores the lives of two icons of music and movies who…

A global survey of the myriad challenges faced by women both past and present.

Directed by David Osit

A real-life political saga, “Mayor” follows Musa Hadid, the Christian mayor of Ramallah, during his second…

Tales from around the globe about people seeking — but not always finding — better lives in new countries…

Animated tales from around the world.

These dramatic shorts transport you to a specific moment in time.

Directed by Cam Cowan

In Buenos Aires at the age of 16, Pedro Opeka declined an opportunity to become a professional soccer…

Directed by Mounia Meddour

In 1997 Algiers, when the country falls into the hands of terrorist groups seeking to establish an Islamic…

Directed by Michelle Grace Steinberg

A work of timely urgency, director Michelle Grace Steinberg’s “A Place to Breathe” toggles between…

Directed by Deirdre Fishel

“Women in Blue” offers an unprecedented window on the inner workings of the Minneapolis Police Department…