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MARWENCOL
MARWENCOL

Photography  Art History  Psychology & Psychiatry  Health  Cinema Studies  2010 

Winner of multiple awards, Marwencol explores the real and imaginary worlds of Mark Hogancamp, who, as therapy for a vicious attack, built a 1/6th scale WWII-era town in his backyard populated with dolls that enact epic stories of violence, longing and revenge.

17 August
17 August

Criminal & Law  Psychology & Psychiatry  Russia  Eastern Europe  2010 

On a small island in central Russia, inside a former monastery converted into a high security prison, inmate Boris Bezotechestvo is serving a life sentence in solitary confinement. This startling documentary chronicles one day in his life, advancing a complex and troubling assessment of crime and punishment.

TWO SPIRITS
TWO SPIRITS

2010  Human Sexuality  World History  Psychology & Psychiatry  Native American Studies  LGBTQ  Family Relations  Education  Criminal & Law  Anthropology  American Studies  American History  Directed by Women 

An exploration of gender and sexuality in Native American culture, Two Spirits interweaves the story of the life and brutal murder of a Navajo teenager with the largely unknown history of the 'two-spirit' tradition - the acceptance, even celebration, among indigenous cultures of people with both masculine and feminine traits.

OCTOBER COUNTRY
OCTOBER COUNTRY

American Studies  Women's Studies  Anthropology  Psychology & Psychiatry  2010 

A beautifully rendered portrait of an American family struggling for stability while haunted by the ghosts of war, teen pregnancy, foster care and child abuse. Winner of multiple awards, October Country intimately examines the forces that unsettle the working poor and the violence that lurks beneath the surface of American life.

WADE IN THE WATER, CHILDREN
WADE IN THE WATER, CHILDREN

2009  Urban Studies  Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  Media Studies  Health  Education  Cinema Studies  Anthropology  American Studies  African-American Studies  Directed by Women 

Through a passionate mixture of private videos, uncensored interviews and school-day adventures, the young children of Singleton Charter Middle School, the first school to open in New Orleans after Katrina, have created a revealing portrait of urban youth at the heart of an ongoing American crisis.

IN A DREAM
IN A DREAM

Art History  Health  Psychology & Psychiatry  2009 

Over the past four decades, Isaiah Zagar has covered more than 50,000 square feet of Philadelphia with stunning mosaic murals. The murals chronicle his love for his family and subtly hint at inner torments. In a Dream is a loving, but unsparing psychological portrait of an artist, the artistic process and mental illness.

BEYOND EYRUV
BEYOND EYRUV

Religion & Spirituality  Psychology & Psychiatry  Cultural Studies  Jewish Studies  2008 

Hasidic communities in the U.S. and elsewhere are surrounded by an Eyruv, a thin wire that serves as a ritual boundary with the secular world. Beyond Eyruv follows a young man who decides to leave the ultra-orthodox Hasidic community, the only world he's ever known.

WHAT’S UNDER YOUR HAT?
WHAT’S UNDER YOUR HAT?

Psychology & Psychiatry  Health  Disabilities  Art History  2008  Directed by Women 

A journey into the world of outsider art, as seen through the works of Judith Scott, an artist with Down Syndrome whose enigmatic sculptures have won her worldwide acclaim.

NEVER PERFECT
NEVER PERFECT

2008  Women's Studies  Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  Media Studies  Health  Asian-American Studies  Asian Studies  Anthropology  American Studies  Directed by Women 

How are ideals of beauty influenced by race, history, and geopolitics? And how are these ideals reinforced in ethnic communities? With a rich selection of film clips and archival footage, Never Perfect examines the dramatic rise in popularity of cosmetic surgery among Asian-American women.

HOME FRONT
HOME FRONT

Psychology & Psychiatry  Political Science  Disabilities  American Studies 

Over 20,000 American soldiers have been wounded in the war in Iraq. This powerful documentary gives a face and a voice to these under-represented soldiers by telling one family's heartbreaking and inspiring story.

MY DAD IS INTO TERRORISM
MY DAD IS INTO TERRORISM

Terrorism Studies  Psychology & Psychiatry  Political Science  Middle Eastern Studies  Media Studies  Family Relations  Europe  Criminal & Law 

In the 1980s, Paris was hit by a wave of deadly terrorist attacks. When the presiding judge unexpectedly released the suspected mastermind, he was vilified in the press, and several years later, took his own life. This powerful documentary explores the intersection of politics, ethics, media, and terrorism.

THE TRAIN STATION (Russia in Transition, Vol. 4)
THE TRAIN STATION (Russia in Transition, Vol. 4)

Sociology  Russia  Psychology & Psychiatry  Eastern Europe  Cinema Studies 

Set inside an isolated train depot deep, The Train Station is one of Sergei Loznitsa’s most haunting films. It is also one of his most pointed social critiques.

THE SETTLEMENT (Russia in Transition, Vol. 3)
THE SETTLEMENT (Russia in Transition, Vol. 3)

Russia  Psychology & Psychiatry  Environmental Studies  Eastern Europe  Disabilities  Cinema Studies  Anthropology 

A critically-acclaimed, visually arresting documentary about a very strange Russian settlement, from renowned documentary filmmaker, Sergei Loznitsa.

OTHER PEOPLE’S PICTURES
OTHER PEOPLE’S PICTURES

Psychology & Psychiatry  Photography  American Studies  Directed by Women 

Why would anyone buy someone else's family photographs? In this surprising look at the world of vintage snapshot collecting, nine obsessive collectors hunt for images/ that feed their fantasies and quiet the voices in their heads.

THE HEALING GARDENS OF NEW YORK
THE HEALING GARDENS OF NEW YORK

Urban Studies  New York City  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology  Environmental Studies  Criminal & Law  African-American Studies  Directed by Women 

A wonderful film that illustrates the significance of gardens and green spaces in the face of ever growing urbanization and development.

GILLES' WIFE (narrative)
GILLES' WIFE (narrative)

Narrative Films  Women's Studies  Psychology & Psychiatry  Europe 

A haunting tale of love and betrayal in 1930's France from the director of An Affair of Love (Une Liaison Pornographique) and starring the extraordinary Emmanuelle Devos.

THE ANGELMAKERS
THE ANGELMAKERS

Women's Studies  Alcohol & Drug Abuse  Aging / Gerontology  Eastern Europe  Death & Dying  Criminal & Law  Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  Directed by Women 

In a sleepy Hungarian village, after the First World War, a series of arsenic murders took place. Over 140 bodies were discovered. The victims, all men, were apparently killed by their wives.

BURIED IN THE BACKYARD
BURIED IN THE BACKYARD

Psychology & Psychiatry  American Studies  Terrorism Studies  Sociology  Death & Dying  Directed by Women 

Since 9/11, American preoccupation with personal security has reached proportions not seen since the Cold War. In this film, we meet regular Americans preparing for the next terrorist attack.

LESSONS IN FEAR
LESSONS IN FEAR

Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  Middle Eastern Studies  Jewish Studies  Islamic Studies  Children & Young Adult 

Lessons in Fear compares the Israeli and Palestinian educational systems and looks at what young kids on both side are being taught.

A BRIEF PEACE
A BRIEF PEACE

Death & Dying  Middle Eastern Studies  Islamic Studies  Psychology & Psychiatry  Cultural Studies  Sociology 

Revealing an aspect of Iranian society rarely exposed to the West, filmmaker Ata Hayati brings his cameras to Behesht Zahra, Tehran's biggest cemetery, to witness Iran's distinctive culture of death.

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