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Autism: The Musical   

Autism: The Musical
USA, 2007, 94 min.
An emotional, loving, and moving documentary following the six-month rehearsal process of the aptly-named Miracle Project, in which a group of autistic children write and perform a full-length musical.... more



Body of War   

Body of War
USA, 2007, 87 min.
Veteran talk-show host Phil Donahue’s Academy Award-nominated documentary is a hardhitting indictment of governmental misuse of power focusing on one of its most courageous victims—a soldier paralyzed by a bullet five days after his arrival in Iraq.... more



Lake of Fire   

Lake of Fire
USA, 2006, 152 min.
A brave look at the issue of abortion, this 15-years-in-the-making documentary tackles the conflict with shades of grey and offers no easy right or wrong. Utilizing a wide range of interviews with fundamentalists, pro-choicers and politicians, Lake of Fire focuses on the physical and psycholo... more



Nanking   

Nanking
USA, 2007, 91 min.
A chilling chronicle of the Japanese army’s 1937 invasion and obliteration of Nanking, China, told through the letters and diaries of a handful of Western expatriates who stayed to establish a makeshift safety zone in the ravaged city, as well as testimonies of both Nanking survivors and Japanese so... more



No End In Sight   

No End In Sight
USA, 2007, 102 min.
An excoriating survey of the U.S. policy that led to the Iraq conflict and the subsequent descent into guerilla warfare, criminality and anarchy after the fall of Baghdad because of decisions by officials with scant military experience or knowledge of the Arab world.... more



Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience   

Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience
USA, 2007, 81 min.
A deeply moving documentary drawn from the letters, memoirs and fiction of U.S. personnel serving in Afghanistan and Iraq, providing a human window into America’s current conflicts, with historical perspective from established writers including Tobias Wolff.... more



Please Vote For Me   

Please Vote For Me
China, 2007, 58 min.
A delightful documentary about an experiment in democracy in a Chinese classroom. Three eight-year-olds vie for the position of class monitor—canvass, debate and take strategy tips from their over-eager parents—in this microcosm of contemporary Chinese culture.... more



The Price of Sugar   

The Price of Sugar
USA, 2007, 90 min.
Most Americans know the Dominican Republic only as a tourist destination, but we use their chief export everyday. The Price of Sugar reveals the ugly truth behind the island nation’s biggest industry and chronicles the efforts of a caring and charismatic Spanish priest to change an unjust sys... more



A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman   

A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman
Canada, 2007, 92 min.
Peter Raymont’s documentary follows author Ariel Dorfman—the pre-eminent English-language chronicler of Chilean injustice in the wake of Pinochet’s 1973 coup—as he returns to Santiago after years in exile. A trenchant and long-overdue look at the artist as a man of principle.... more



Taxi to the Dark Side   

Taxi to the Dark Side
USA, 2007, 106 min.
Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) investigates the 2002 murder of an imprisoned taxi driver at a US military base, as well as the deliberately ambiguous torture policies of the Bush Administration.... more



War/Dance   

War/Dance
USA, 2007, 105 min.
Outside a refugee camp in remote northern Uganda, the violence and grief of a 20-year civil war rage. Meanwhile, within the camp’s fences, children sing and dance. This moving documentary about preparations for a nationwide music festival finds hope in horror, revealing the pride and exuberance of t... more



White Light/Black Rain   

White Light/Black Rain
USA, 2007, 86 min.
An expansion of the Oscar-nominated short The Mushroom Club (2005), this powerful portrait draws much of its considerable power through interviews with Japanese survivors of the US bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II. The director also speaks with some of the scientists and ... more



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