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If she fails, her father will force her into marriage

If she fails, her father will force her into marriage

THE EXAMdir. Shawkat Amin Korki (Germany, Iraq and Qatar), 2021Rojin, a heartbroken young woman who is suffering from depression after the disappearance of her fiance, is preparing for her university entrance exam. If she succeeds, however, she might lead a more emancipated life.

THE FALCONERdir. Seanne Winslow and Adam Sjoberg (USA and Oman), 2021The friendship of two teenage boys from very different worlds is put to the test by a daring plan to steal animals from the zoo and sell them on the black market.

No Straight Lines chronicles the journeys of five scrappy LGBTQ artists from their early DIY work to the international stage, and offers a fascinating window into everything from the AIDS crisis to the search for love and a good haircut

DEVIL PUT THE COAL IN THE GROUNDdir. Peter Hutchison and Lucas Sabean (USA), 2021A cautionary tale of unfettered corporate power, and an elegy to a vanishing Appalachi told through the personal stories of native West Virginians.

KILI BIGdir. Ida Joglar (USA), 2021A group of plus-sized women from around the world attempt to climb the tallest freestanding mountain on the planet, Mount Kilimanjaro.

MISSION: JOY – FINDING HAPPINESS IN TROUBLED TIMESdir. Louie Psihoyos (USA), 2021Deeply moving and la and Archbishop Desmond Tutu share science-backed wisdom of how to live with joy in troubled times.

NO STRAIGHT LINES: THE RISE OF QUEER COMICSdir. Vivian Kleiman (USA), 2021The road for queer comics from the acceptance was fraught with challenges.

ONCE UPON A TIME IN UGANDAdir. Against all odds, the two unlikely friends have catapulted Wakaliwood to worldwide stardom with their own gonzo action movies bringing joy to millions of people across the internet. Continue reading