Guanglin is a blind boy in China who displays great skill at the ancient board game called Go, in which two players place black and white pieces on a grid in an attempt to dominate their opponent. Raised by a single father with limited means, Guanglin faces deep societal prejudice against the blind.
International Documentary - Long Form
Cultural leader, entrepreneur, impresario, entertainer, activist. Melbourne opera singer Tiriki Onus thought he knew his charismatic grandfather Bill, until an unearthed 70-year-old silent film suggests he might have been the first ever Aboriginal filmmaker. As Tiriki journeys across the continent and chases down myriad leads about his grandfather, a compelling untold story of activism, resistance and politically driven art-making unfolds. With all the intrigue of the best detective fiction.
Out of fear for his life, a young Belarusian rapper escapes to Poland. He is trying to balance between following his dreams and the fight for freedom of his homeland, yet this is made no easier by the Russian invasion of Ukraine and his opportunity to move to the US.
A Way to B is a portrait of the flamboyant, Catalan dance collective Liant la Troca, of which some of the performers have a physical disability.
Fluently merging documentary and dance into each other, the hybrid film is an ode to zest for life and love.
In the Deep South, the lives of an immigration attorney, a community, and a family intertwine in the shadow of one of the largest immigration detention prisons in the United States.
Against the backdrop of the civil war in the Central African Republic, a Chinese construction manager and local African laborer work on opposite ends of the spectrum to construct a sparkling new bank. As deadlines loom, unexpected twists threaten their jobs, relationships, and plans for a better life. An eye-opening drama about these two men in their pursuit of wealth and happiness.