Bassem Youssef launches an Egyptian “The Daily Show” during the Arab Spring and endangers life
and livelihood when the Morsi regime doesn’t appreciate his jokes. A film about free speech, censorship
A filmmaker pulls back the iron curtain on her East German hometown to uncover the truth about her father’s suicide and his rumored Stasi (secret police) connections in a chilling look at oppression and surveillance.
A rural Ohio dreamer with an obsession for 'Stradivari' and all things violin, through the magic of social-media, convinces a famous European concert violinist that he can make a copy of the most famous and valuable violin in the world.
In the heart of the world's most intractable conflicts, Cambridge, Massachusetts resident Padraig O'Malley tries to broker peace using the unorthodox methods and dogged determination he discovered while battling his own addictions.
The owner of the only Israeli football team never to have signed an Arab player sparks a catastrophic battle between the team leadership and its right-wing, racist fans when he hires two Muslim players from Chechnya.
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