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2013 | 23:25
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The Battle of Karbala (680) resulted in the death of Hussein, the grandson of prophet Muhammad and all his supporters. This battle is central to Shi'a Muslim belief in which the martyrdom of Hussein is mourned by an annual commemoration, Ashura....

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: history, middle east, religion/spirituality, ritual, war

2012 | 10:15
Oded Hirsch, Nothing New
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Hirsch’s most ambitious film to date and the pinnacle of his trilogy, Nothing New depicts the epic rescue mission of a man whose parachute is caught on electricity power lines. Involving hundreds of participants in a desolate field...

 

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Tags: activism, art collective, body, conceptual art, labor, landscape, performance

2014 | 23:30
Ben Russell, Atlantis
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"We Utopians are happy / This will last forever"

Loosely framed by Plato's invocation of the lost continent of Atlantis in 360 BC and its re-re-resurrection via a 1970s science fiction pulp novel, Atlantis is a documentary...

 

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Tags: landscape, minimalism, myth, nature

2014 | 1:16:37
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Natural Life is a feature-length experimental documentary challenging inequities in the U.S. juvenile justice system by depicting, through documentation and reenactment, the stories of five individuals who were sentenced to Life Without...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: activism, documentary, incarceration, politics, state, the, youth/childhood

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