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Five stories to tell, five journeys to share. | 95 min
The Margaret Lambert Story
Director: Nina Horowitz | USA / 2016 / 25 min
A Jewish athlete is barred from competition during Hitler’s 1936 Olympic Games, despite being the best high-jumper in Germany and arguably the world.
Waiting for Hassana
Director: Ifunanya Maduka | USA / 2017 / 10 min
In 2014, 276 teenage girls gathered for exams in Chibok, Nigeria—by dawn, nearly all had disappeared, and their school had burned to the ground. Jessica, an escapee, shares her haunting account of a friendship violently interrupted by Boko Haram.
The Man is the Music
Director: Maris Curran | USA / 2016 / 20 min
Director Maris Curran (Five Nights in Maine, NFF 2016) creates a beautiful portrait of the life and creative world of Atlanta-based artist and musician Lonnie Holley.
Director: Garrett Bradley | USA / 2017 / 13 min
With her fiancé in jail, single mother Alone Watts decides whether to go through with their wedding.
Eyes of Exodus
Director: Alexandra Liveris | Greece-USA / 2017 / 27 min
The most isolated Greek island is transformed from a sleepy tourist destination to an outpost for Syrian refugees.