Portraits, revealing profiles of fascinating individuals:
Director: Andrew Shea
While co-writing Caitlyn Jenner’s biography, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Buzz Bissinger (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) tests his marriage with surprising revelations.
COMMANDER ARIAN: A STORY OF WOMEN, WAR & FREEDOM
Director: Alba Sotorra
Under threat from ISIS, Commander Arian gathers her all-women Kurdish battalion to rescue enslaved civilians in northern Syria.
Director: Hampus Linder
This starkly intimate portrait of Sweden’s feminist trailblazer politician Gudrun Schyman serves as a rallying call in today’s political climate.
THE GREAT MOTHER
Directors: Dave LaMattina, Chad Walker
Nora Sandigo has more than 2,000 kids, acting as the legal guardian for US-born children of undocumented immigrants.
I’M LEAVING NOW
Directors: Lindsey Cordero, Armando Croda
Felipe, an undocumented immigrant in NYC who has long struggled to support his family in Mexico, faces the limits of self-sacrifice.
LAILA AT THE BRIDGE
Directors: Elizabeth Mirzaei, Gulistan Mirzaei
Self-proclaimed badass Laila offers salvation to drug addicts in Kabul, running a clinic with her brother, himself a recovered addict.
WELCOME TO THE BEYOND
Director: Brent Huff
The surprising story of Hoyt Richards, the world’s first male supermodel… and secretly a member of the Eternal Values cult.
WORLDS OF URSULA K LE GUIN
Director: Arwen Curry
A moving and intimate profile of feminist sci-fi/fantasy author Ursula K Le Guin, featuring interviews with admirers like Neil Gaiman and David Mitchell.
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