Agnès Varda's witty and intimate portrait of modern-day gleaners — those who scour fields, trash bins and junk heaps for food, curios, and other repurposable refuse — was recently voted one of the top ten documentaries of all time in a Sight & Sound poll.
This touching, globe-trotting documentary travels from Kenya to Patagonia, Morocco and India to show the incredible physical obstacles that some children must face every day simply to get to the classroom on time.
Through stop-motion animation, drawings and interviews, directors Amer Shomali and Paul Cowan recreate an astonishing true story from the First Palestinian Intifada: the Israeli army’s pursuit of eighteen cows, whose independent milk production on a Palestinian collective farm was declared "a threat to the national security of the state of Israel."
Cruelly separated from each other, a young girl and her beloved canine undergo a crash course in their society's psychological and physical brutality, in this stunningly conceived allegory from Hungarian auteur Kornél Mundruczó.
Winner of the Grand Prix at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, the startling second feature from writer-director Alice Rohrwacher follows a young girl in rural Italy, whose late-in-life exposure to the modern world — in the form of a chintzy TV show and its glamour-queen hostess (Monica Bellucci) — clashes with her father's proudly traditional lifestyle.