Class Issues

A program that explores the Black experience from a multiplicity of perspectives.

Glimpses of family life both fraught and inspiring from around the globe.

Directed by Jennifer Maytorena Taylor

As her small, blue-collar city struggles to emerge from the opioid epidemic and gets caught up in battles…

Directed by Koji Fukada

One of Japan’s current cinematic masters, Koji Fukada follows up his critically acclaimed “Harmonium” with…

Directed by Noah Hutton

“Lapsis” takes place in an alternate-present New York in which the quantum computing revolution has begun…

Directed by Carlos R. Betancourt & Oscar Ernesto Ortega

After risking his life crossing the Florida Straits on a raft, young Ernesto searches Miami for his…

Directed by Ezequiel Radusky

For 30 years Lila (Liliana Juárez) has been a cleaner in a provincial municipality building. She’s an…

Directed by Pietro Marcello

In this Italian adaptation, Jack London’s 1909 novel becomes a sprawling tale of an idealistic young…

Directed by Yee-Lam Wong

Serving countless newlyweds in Hong Kong’s go-to one-stop shop of cheap wedding supplies doesn’t exempt…

Rousing adventures, complex introspections, and unconventional families highlight this animated collection…

Tales from around the globe about people seeking — but not always finding — better lives in new countries…

Directed by Conor Allyn

This modern Western — which pointedly addresses contemporary immigration issues — is inspired by the real-…

Directed by Icko Gonzalez & John Valdes Tan

“Oligase” tells the story of a “no-read and no-write” indigenous Matigsalug girl who rebels against her…

Directed by Mehmet Bahadir Er & Maryna Er Gorbach

Turkish soldier Ismet (Cem Bender), who served at the border as a commander of the Coast Guard, has…

Directed by Allan Deberton

Russas, a small town in northeastern Brazil, is the home of Pacarrete, a grumpy retired dance teacher who…

Directed by Mounia Meddour

In 1997 Algiers, when the country falls into the hands of terrorist groups seeking to establish an Islamic…

Directed by Viesturs Kairiss

“The Sign Painter” is a tragicomedy about Ansis, a young Latvian man with simple goals: to marry the free-…

Directed by Mariko Bobrik

In this story about love, misunderstanding, and food, Vietnamese cook Long struggles to fit into a…

Directed by Mohammad Rasoulof

“There Is No Evil” relates a quartet of stories — about the military executioners Heshmat, Pouya, Javad,…

Directed by Abby Ginzberg

Directed by Peabody Award winner Abby Ginzberg — a two-time SLIFF alum with “And Then They Came for Us” in…

Directed by Steven J. Mihaljevich

When a suspicious death remains unsolved, three boys suspect a reclusive Indigenous man named Bobby (…