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Umano builds empathy through storytelling. This screening block features our film festival's official selections in the Non-Fiction category.
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In Mexico, gender-based violence continued and even increased during the pandemic. A movement was generated in social networks, which crossed the screen creating connections that became actions. This is the story of the photojournalists who took to the streets to capture time.
Protesters and indigenous people fight against agents of real estate speculation in the Federal District: government, contractors, armed militia and 800 police officers. The fight is against the destruction of an indigenous sanctuary and the removal of the tribe that has inhabited the area since 1957.
This film takes the viewer into a world of shadows which conceal some magical beings – elderly citizens, who have been forced into oblivion during the pandemic. The viewer is reminded to light up the lives of these invisible humans.
“LAMA” (Mud) portrays the consequences of the Mariana dam disaster in Brazil, considered to be the largest environmental catastrophe in the global context of tailings dam collapses. Combining documentary and visual art, the film encourages the protesters to be acknowledged as victims of a disaster that was caused by a lack of corporate responsibility.
It is with a deep reverence for the bravery of the men, women, and children of the civil rights movement that we watch Gigi revel in this freedom. An experience that at one time, not long enough ago, was deemed unlawful.
The true, inspiring story of an Indian teenage girl who survived a brutal acid attack and rose to became a human rights activist and model.
This short film covers the journey of Blake McFarland's most recent and meaningful creation, "World at War." This sculpture is a larger than life hero character made out of recycled tires emerging out of a pile of waste. Each piece of garbage was gathered from the remote coastline as well as local landfill and represents everyday items that we humans discard.
In the wake of a global climate crisis, a small town in Gloucestershire has received international acclaim for their environmental achievements in sport. English Football League side Forest Green Rovers are known for being the world's first professional, carbon-neutral football club. Chairman and Ecotricity founder Dale Vince, who saved the team from bankruptcy in 2010, made unprecedented changes to make the club more sustainable; from powering the stadium with solar panels and wind turbines to exclusively serving plant-based food for home and away fans on match days. This documentary explores how the players and fans react to these extraordinary measures, which have set an exceptional standard in world football.
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