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9/11 Kids

Available until June 24
Sixteen schoolchildren were in the room with President Bush when he was informed about the September 11th terrorist attacks. Now in their mid-20s, learn how their lives have unfolded in this fascinating look at race, politics and the post-9/11 American Dream.
Film Info
Runtime:88
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:English
Program Category:World Showcase
Film Subjects:America
Black Cultures & Issues
Politics & Political Intrigue
Race & Multiculturalism
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Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Elizabeth St. Philip
Producer(s):Steve Gamester
Executive Producer(s):Steve Gamester
Betty Orr
Michael Kot
Editor(s):Greg West
Cinematography:Chris Romeike
Sound:Michael Filippov
Ryan Cox
Nick Davey
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Daddy

Available until June 24
In Copenhagen, a roving anthropologist turned stay-at-home dad turns the ethnographer’s lens on himself and his young children, reconciling his own childhood abandonment and exploring fatherhood in this tragicomedy about the exquisite torture of parenting.
Film Info
Runtime:50
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Denmark
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:English
Danish
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
Film Subjects:Families & Family Relationships
Northern Europe
Personal Histories
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Director(s):Lars Emil Leonhardt
Brendan Cooney
Producer(s):Vibeke Vogel
Lars Emil Leonhardt
Editor(s):Lars Emil Leonhardt
Writer(s):Brendan Cooney
Cinematography:Lars Emil Leonhardt
Composer:Frederik Ebert
Sound:Sune Kaarsberg
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The Earth Is Blue as an Orange

Available until June 24
For Anna and her kids, film is not an escape but a means of surviving the war on their literal doorstep in Ukraine. Repurposing tanks and rubble as sets for a homemade war movie, art’s power to transform reality shines in this Sundance award-winner.
Film Info
Runtime:74
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Ukraine
Lithuania
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:Russian
Ukrainian
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
Film Subjects:Eastern Europe
Families & Family Relationships
Film & Filmmaking
Performance & Performers
War & Conflict
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Director(s):Iryna Tsilyk
Producer(s):Anna Kapustina
Giedre Žickyte
Editor(s):Ivan Bannikov
Iryna Tsilyk
Writer(s):Iryna Tsilyk
Cinematography:Viacheslav Tsvietkov
Sound:Jonas Maksvytis
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Eyes and Arms

Available until June 24
Deeply in love and perfectly matched, an isolated Iranian couple overcome their disabilities, with her becoming his eyes and him her arms. His only hesitation is her ongoing desire for a child as he copes with his own tragic loss.
Film Info
Runtime:52
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:Iran
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:Persian
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
Film Subjects:People with Disabilities & Disability Issues
Love & Relationships
Middle East
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Director(s):Panahbarkhoda Rezaee
Producer(s):Panahbarkhoda Rezaee
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I Am Samuel

Available until June 24
Filmed over five years, this powerful tale follows Kenyan-born Samuel who, while dutiful to his family, finds his desire to live life as he chooses at odds with his conservative rural upbringing and must find a balance between the two.
Film Info
Runtime:70
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Kenya
Canada
UK
USA
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:Kiswahili
English
Luhya
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
Film Subjects:Africa
Black Cultures & Issues
Families & Family Relationships
LGBTQ Cultures & Issues
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Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Peter Murimi
Producer(s):Toni Kamau
Peter Murimi
Executive Producer(s):Judy Kibinge
Peter Mudamba
Roger Ross Williams
Editor(s):Ricardo Acosta
Phil Jandaly
Writer(s):Peter Murimi
Ricardo Acosta
Cinematography:Peter Murimi
Elijah Kanyi
Sam Soko
Chris King
Composer:Eric Wainaina
Sound:Peter Murimi
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Landfall

Available until June 24
How will Puerto Rico reinvent itself after the devastations of Hurricane Maria and a multi-billion-dollar debt crisis? Intimate encounters with afflicted locals and opportunistic newcomers offer a sharp-eyed analysis of disaster capitalism and a stirring portrait of resistance.
Film Info
Runtime:91
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:Spanish
English
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
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Director(s):Cecilia Aldarondo
Producer(s):Ines Hofmann Kanna
Cecilia Aldarondo
Executive Producer(s):Charlotte Cook
Laura Poitras
Justine Nagan
Chris White
Sally Jo Fifer
Sandy Viquez Pedlow
Editor(s):Terra Long
Cinematography:Pablo Alvarez-Mesa
Composer:Angelica Negron
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A Loss of Something Ever Felt

Available until June 24
When her drug-addicted brother’s calls for money stop, his sister races from Estonia to Colombia to desperately seek him out on the rough streets of Bogotá. But as each rumoured sighting breeds new panic, is she chasing hope or a ghost?
Film Info
Runtime:82
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Estonia
Colombia
Sweden
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:Estonian
English
Spanish
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
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Website:https://nakedcinema.eu/A-Loss-of-Something-Ever-Felt
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Director(s):Carlos Eduardo Lesmes Lopéz
Producer(s):Liis Nimik
Davood Mousavi
Marcela Lizcano
Editor(s):Hendrik Mägar
Writer(s):Liis Nimik
Carlos Eduarlo Lesmes Lopez
Cinematography:Aivo Rannik
Giulia Ducci
Carlos Eduardo Lesmes Lopéz
Davood Mousavi
Composer:Ann Reimann
Sound:Gabriel Solis
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Mayor

Available until June 6
Musa Hadid, Ramallah’s charismatic Christian mayor, balances his citizens’ everyday concerns with his own enduring mission to end Palestine’s occupation in this urgent political saga, told with intimacy and candour.
Film Info
Runtime:89
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:USA
UK
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:Arabic
English
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
By Program - Sort:10-Day
Website:https://www.davidosit.com/mayor
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):David Osit
Producer(s):David Osit
Executive Producer(s):Maxyne Franklin
Teddy Leifer
Editor(s):David Osit
Cinematography:David Osit
Composer:Geinoh Yamashirogumi
Toru Takemitsu
Sound:Kent Sparling
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Mein Vietnam

Available until June 24
Living in limbo for 30 years—physically in Germany but virtually in Vietnam via constant Skyping and karaoke chatrooms—a couple is torn on where to call home when a storm destroys their house in Vietnam that held the promise of their eventual return.
Film Info
Runtime:70
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Germany
Austria
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:Vietnamese
German
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
Film Subjects:Families & Family Relationships
Race & Multiculturalism
Science & Technology
South & Central Asia
Western Europe
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Website:http://coronado-film.com/mein-vietnam_.html
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Tim Ellrich
Thi Hien Mai
Producer(s):Leopold Pape
Editor(s):Tobias Wilhelmer
Writer(s):Tim Ellrich
Cinematography:Tim Ellrich
Sound:Leopold Pape
Tim Ellrich
Marco Schnebel
Volker Armbruster
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Merry Christmas, Yiwu

Available until June 24
In a surreal Chinese city where 600 factories manufacture Christmas decorations year-round, workers’ daily routines and personal dramas unfold, all set against a society at the intersection of communism and globalism.
Film Info
Runtime:94
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Sweden
Serbia
France
Germany
Belgium
Qatar
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:Mandarin
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
Film Subjects:Capitalism & Big Business
East Asia
Labour & Working People
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Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Mladen Kovacevic
Producer(s):Iva Plemic Divjak
Mario Adamson
Ruth Reid
Editor(s):Jelena Maksimovic
Cinematography:Marko Milovanovic
Composer:Olof Dreijer
Sound:Patrik Strömdahl
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Mother-Child

Available until June 11
At a public hospital in Argentina—where abortion is still mostly illegal—vulnerable teenage girls confide in caring professionals, revealing the weightiness of their decisions and the fragility of their dreams.
Film Info
Runtime:65
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:Argentina
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:Spanish
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
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Website:http://www.kinorebelde.com/dist_mother_en.html
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Andrea Testa
Producer(s):Francisco Márquez
Luciana Piantanida
Andrea Perner
Editor(s):Lorena Moriconi
Writer(s):Andrea Testa
Francisco Márquez
Cinematography:Gustavo Schiaffino
Sound:Abel Tortorelli
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Only the Devil Lives Without Hope

Available until June 24
When her brother is wrongfully accused of terrorism in Uzbekistan, a woman leads a fight to free him from the desert prison nicknamed The Place of No Return. Through her harrowing pursuit, a real-life thriller about love, betrayal, spies and assassins unfolds.
Film Info
Runtime:95
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Sweden
Norway
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:English
Uzbek
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
Film Subjects:Crime & Intrigue
Families & Family Relationships
Politics & Political Intrigue
South & Central Asia
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Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Magnus Gertten
Producer(s):Ove Rishøj Jensen
Editor(s):Jesper Osmund
Cinematography:Caroline Troedsson
Composer:Ola Kvernberg
Sound:Audun Kvitland Røstad
Jørgen Meyer
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The Reason I Jump

Available until June 24
Naoki Higashida’s bestselling book The Reason I Jump offered a rare first-person account of life as a non-speaking autistic child. Through inventive interviews and dramatizations, Higashida and fellow nonverbal people with autism now offer a cinematic glimpse beyond the neurotypical experience of the world.
Film Info
Runtime:82
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:UK
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:English
Krio
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
Film Subjects:Children & Youth
People with Disabilities & Disability Issues
Health & Medicine
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Jerry Rothwell
Producer(s):Al Morrow
Stevie Lee
Jeremy Dear
Editor(s):David Charap
Cinematography:Ruben Woodin Dechamps
Composer:Nainita Desai
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Shadow Flowers

Available until June 24
Attempts at smuggling herself out or seeking asylum prove fruitless as a woman struggles in vain against political absurdities to return to her family in Pyongyang after entering South Korea and being forced to stay for seven years.
Film Info
Runtime:109
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:South Korea
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:Korean
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
Film Subjects:East Asia
Immigration & Refugees
Politics & Political Intrigue
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Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Seung-Jun Yi
Producer(s):Gary Byung-Seok Kam
Editor(s):Seung-Jun Yi
Hak-Min Lee
Cinematography:Seung-Jun Yi
Mika Mattila
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Softie

Available until June 24
Kenya’s most provocative photojournalist, Boniface Mwangi’s campaigns against injustice have always created turmoil for his family. Now, battling corruption as he runs for office, his ideals are tested as he must choose between country and those closest to him.
Film Info
Runtime:96
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Kenya
Canada
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:English
Kiswahili/Kikuyu
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
Film Subjects:Activism
Africa
Black Cultures & Issues
Crime & Intrigue
Journalism & the Media
Politics & Political Intrigue
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Website:https://www.softiethefilm.com
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Sam Soko
Producer(s):Toni Kamau
Sam Soko
Executive Producer(s):Bob Moore
Mila Aung-Thwin
Sandra Whipman
Marjon Javadi
Jess Search
Daniel Cross
Bramwel Iro
Justine Nagan
Chris White
Mandy Chang
Editor(s):Mila Aung-Thwin
Ryan Mullins
Sam Soko
Cinematography:Joel “Ingo” Ngui
Chris Rhys Howarth
Sam Soko
Composer:Olivier Alary
Johannes Malfatti
Sound:Cory Rizos
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Tension Structures

Available until June 24
How do you build structures to withstand even the most devastating conditions without collapse? A disillusioned engineer travels through Europe and history seeking these ambitious constructions and the perfect way to balance immense opposing forces—in both architecture and society.
Film Info
Runtime:45
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:Ireland
France
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:English
Program Category:World Showcase
Film Subjects:Art & Architecture
Western Europe
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Feargal Ward
Adrian Duncan
Producer(s):Feargal Ward
Editor(s):Feargal Ward
Writer(s):Adrian Duncan (script)
Cinematography:Feargal Ward
Composer:Karl Burke
Sound:Adrian Duncan
Jonathan Sammon
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Things We Dare Not Do

Available until June 24
From one of Mexico’s rising cinematographers comes this story of 16-year-old Ñoño, who, living amid cartel violence and models of toxic machismo, seeks the courage to tell his family he wants to live life as a woman.
Film Info
Runtime:71
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Mexico
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:Spanish
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
Film Subjects:Children & Youth
Families & Family Relationships
Gender & Sexuality
Latin America
LGBTQ Cultures & Issues
By Program - Sort:Doc Shop
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Bruno Santamaría Razo
Producer(s):Abril López Carrillo
Executive Producer(s):Charlotte Cook
Editor(s):Andrea Rabasa
Writer(s):Bruno Santamaría Razo
Cinematography:Bruno Santamaría Razo
Composer:Tomás Barreiro
Sound:Zita Erffa
Andrea Rabasa
Javier Umpierrez
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Two Gods

Available until June 24
After turning his own life around, a Muslim casket maker and ritual body washer from Newark mentors two young boys facing turbulent times at home and on the streets, poetically underscoring the importance of redemption and healing.
Film Info
Runtime:85
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:English
Program Category:World Showcase
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Website:http://twogodsfilm.com
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Zeshawn Ali
Producer(s):Aman Ali
Editor(s):Colin Nusbaum
Cinematography:Zeshawn Ali
Emir Fils-Aime
Composer:Michael Beharie
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Wood

Available until June 6
A crack team of spies infiltrate a global syndicate operating in remote Russian forests, Chinese factories and Romanian mills to expose illegal timber trading. Hidden cameras capture the pace of human greed and natural destruction in this white-knuckle enviro-thriller.
Film Info
Runtime:95
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:Austria
Germany
Romania
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:English
Romanian
German
Spanish
Russian
Chinese
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
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10-Day
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Monica Lãzurean-Gorgan
Michaela Kirst
Ebba Sinzinger
Producer(s):Vincent Lucassen
Ebba Sinzinger
Thomas Tielsch
Monica Lãzurean-Gorgan
Adrian Sitaru
Executive Producer(s):Vincent Lucassen
Editor(s):Andrea Wagner
Roland Sto¨ttinger
Writer(s):Monica Lãzurean-Gorgan
Michaela Kirst
Ebba Sinzinger
Cinematography:Lukas Gnaiger
Jakub Bejnarowicz
Jo¨rg Burger
Attila Boa
Jerzy Palacz
Sound:Hjalti Bager-Jonathansson
Claus Benischke
Nora Czamler
Andreas Pils
Peter Rösner
Simon Bastian
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World Showcase Shorts Program: One of a Kind

Available until June 24
Unique tales of kindness and caring—between strangers, humans and animals, and mothers and children—that highlight how demonstrating more vulnerabiity, generosity and empathy leads to happier and healthier growth.
Film Info
Runtime:78
Copyright:2020
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Program Category:World Showcase
By Program - Sort:Shorts
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