Human Rights

Davy Rothbart

In 1999, 9-year-old Emmanuel Sanford-Durant and his Washington, D.C., family began to film their daily lives in America's most dangerous…

Jacqueline Olive

In the small town of Bladenboro, N.C., 17-year-old Lennon Lacy was found hanging from a swing set on Aug. 29, 2014. Despite inconsistencies in the…

Armando Capó

In Cuba during the summer of 1994 — in the midst of the so-called Special Period in Time of Peace, when the island’s economic fortunes plummeted…

Chelsea Hernandez

In Texas, construction workers face the deadliest conditions in the country. “Building the American Dream” follows three immigrant families who…

Carin Goeijers

On the run from an arranged marriage with an elderly man, Becky arrives in Europe — via Libya — from her native country of Nigeria. Becky could…

Chinonye Chukwu

In Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner “Clemency,” years of carrying out death-row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams (…

Jonathan Schienberg

Jamil Sunsin is the only person in his family born in the U.S. His parents and sister came from Honduras and lived in the U.S. for a decade before…

Judith Helfand

Chicago suffered the worst heat disaster in U.S history in 1995, when 739 residents — mostly elderly and black — died over the course of one week…

Gretchen Hildebran & Vivian Vazquez

In the 1970s, the Bronx was on fire. Left unprotected by the city government, nearly a half-million people were displaced as their close-knit,…

Urooj Yazdani

Eleven-year-old Humera lives in the small, impoverished Pakistani fishing village of Cashma Goth with her mother and sisters. Because her father…

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

A nonfiction "The Handmaid's Tale," this program relates stories of sexual abuse and violence against women around the globe.

Haka Puai te Kainga

The iconic statues and sensationalized "mysteries" of Easter Island (Rapa Nui) have drawn the interest of the world for centuries, attracting…

Kevin McKiernan

“From Wounded Knee to Standing Rock” tells the intertwined stories of Willard Carlson, a Yurok Indian fisherman who fought at Wounded Knee, S.D.,…

David Charles Rodrigues

The Tribeca 2019 Audience Award winner, “Gay Chorus Deep South” follows the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus as it embarks on a tour of the American…

Destin Daniel Cretton

A powerful and thought-provoking true story, "Just Mercy" follows young civil-rights attorney Bryan Stevenson (“Black Panther’s” Michael B. Jordan…

Dan Krauss

When Andrew Briggman (Nat Wolff), a young soldier taking part in the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, witnesses other recruits killing innocent…

Sylvia Nagel & Sonya Winterberg

“Made in Auschwitz” focuses needed attention on a little-known aspect of the Nazis’ ghastly experiments, detailing the efforts of gynecologist…

Alexander John Glustrom

Mossville, La., is a shadow of its former self. Once a community rich in natural resources and history, Mossville was founded by formerly enslaved…

Thiago Dezan, Graci Guarani, Leo Otero, Alexandre Pankararu & Marcelo Vogelaar

This powerful documentary uses young Guarani rapper Werá Jeguaka Mirim as the audience’s access point to a wide-ranging overview of the serious…

A selection of tales from different countries that speak to our universal connections.

Molly Stuart

Like all Israeli youth, Atalya is obligated to become a soldier. Unlike most, she questions the practices of her country’s military and becomes…

Jan Haaken

Nearly one in four American women have an abortion during their lifetime, yet the doctors who perform this commonplace procedure are rarely talked…

Scott Z. Burns

In “The Report” — a thriller based on actual events — idealistic staffer Daniel J. Jones (Adam Driver) is tasked by his boss, Sen. Dianne…

Ai Weiwei

"The Rest" — by acclaimed artist Ai Weiwei — documents the plight of refugees who arrive in Europe, the world's purported bastion of human rights…

Bernard Attal

In 2014, Geovane, a young man from a poor neighborhood in Brazil, was arrested by the military police and never seen again. Assisted by the local…

Jeanie Finlay

Freddy is 30 and yearns to start a family, but for him this ordinary desire comes with unique challenges: He is a gay transgender man. Deciding to…

Nicolas Champeaux & Gilles Porte

The year 2018 marked the centenary of the birth of South African leader Nelson Mandela, who seized center stage during a historic trial in 1963…

Leana Hosea

“Thirst for Justice” profiles three diverse women: Janene, a Navajo in Sanders, Ariz., where uranium mining has long contaminated the drinking…

Tom Shepard

“Unsettled” choncicles the journeys of four LGBTQ refugees who come to the U.S., specifically the “gay mecca” of San Francisco, to escape…

Bridgette Auger & Itab Azzam

“We Are Not Princesses” offers moving profiles of a half-dozen Syrian women refugees in Beirut who come together to tell their stories of love,…

Oren Rudavsky

In “Witness Theater,” aging Holocaust survivors tell their stories to high-school students in Brooklyn in a unique program led by a drama…

Marianna Yarovskaya

“Women of the Gulag” tells the compelling and tragic stories of some of the last survivors of the Gulag, the brutal system of repression that…

Andy Cohen & Gaylen Ross

Andy Cohen, who has served as a producer on an array of impressive documentaries — “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry,” “Hooligan Sparrow,” “Human Flow” —…