Extraordinary individuals of bravery and integrity, these captivating portraits celebrate those who stand their ground.

 

HANDSOME AND MAJESTIC

Nathan Drillot & Jeff Petry / Canada / 2015 / 12 mins / English / Documentary

Milan, a transgender teen, revisits the heartbreak and triumph he and his family faced.

 

SNIPER OF KOBANI
Reber Dosky / The Netherlands / 2015 / 12 mins / Kurdish with English subtitles / Documentary

A portrait of bravery, lone Kurdish sniper Haron travels to Kobanî to defend its inhabitants against Islamic State forces.

 

SMOKE THAT TRAVELS 
Kayla Briët / USA / 2015 / 14 mins / English / Documentary

Through language, music and movement, Kayla Briët artfully shares her cultural heritage and history of the Prarie Band Potowantomi nation.

 

BEAUTY, COURAGE AND STRENGTH IN THE OCCUPIED WEST BANK
Glorianna Ximendaz / Costa Rica / 2016 / 25 mins / English and Arabic with English subtitles / Documentary

A panoramic tale of fortitude amidst the daily struggle of life in the West Bank.

 

SEIDE
Elnura Osmonalieva / Kyrgyzstan / 2015 / 14 mins / Kirghiz with English subtitles / Narrative

Faced with the unwelcome prospect of an arranged marriage, Seide defies her parents and Kyrgyzstani custom.

 

BATTALION TO MY BEAT
Eimi Imanishi / USA / 2016 / 14 mins / Arabic with English subtitles / Narrative

Tired of the monotony and destruction in her Saharawi refugee camp, 13-year-old Mariam dreams of taking command.

 

WE ALL WE GOT
Carlos Javier Ortiz / USA / 2015 / 9 mins / English / Documentary

A compelling affirmation that Black Lives Matter, We All We Got is both a protest film and a work of art.

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