Dalya has trouble finding halal food at the mall, recalls life in Syria, plays basketball, asks her mother for permission to attend her school’s Winter Formal (with boys), and Rudayna speaks of the values she is trying to instill in her daughter.
Dalya’s brother gives her advice about her college application essay; the process leads her to think about her identity and her dreams. Dalya participates in the school talent show and has fun with friends getting ready to graduate.
A speaker at school talks about being a Muslim American woman; Dalya and her mother listen to a news report in which Trump casts all Muslims as terrorists; Dalya and her mother argue about wearing the hijab.
For the last 20 years, civil war has raged in Sudan, killing and displacing millions. Two young refugees, Peter and Santino, lost their families and set out to make new lives for themselves in America.
Through the eyes of volunteer rescue workers called the White Helmets, Last Men in Aleppo allows viewers to experience the daily life, death, and struggle in the streets, where they are fighting for sanity in a city where war has become the norm.
Two Native American judges reach back to traditional concepts of justice in order to reduce incarceration rates, foster greater safety for their communities and create a more positive future for youth.
A vital and influential exploration of the rapid militarization of the police in the United States. Do Not Resist puts viewers in the center of the action — from inside a police training seminar that teaches the importance of "righteous violence" to the floor of a congressional hearing on the proliferation of military equipment in small-town police departments. Winner, Best Documentary Feature Award, 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.
On the isolated North Atlantic archipelago of the Faroe Islands, the longtime hunting practices of the Faroese are threatened by dangerously high mercury levels in the whales, decimated seabird populations, and anti-whaling activists. The Faroe islanders consider themselves a canary in the mine, their tale a warning to the rest of the world. Winner, 2016 DOC NYC Grand Jury Prize.