Jackson takes an intimate look at the last remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi and the lives of three women caught up in the complex issues surrounding  abortion access.

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PERSONHOOD, a feature-length documentary, shines light on a new era of maternal criminalization and exposes a widely unknown system of laws that treats pregnant women as an underclass. The film follows a new mom as she raises her son and fights to change a Wisconsin law that stripped her of nearly every constitutional right while pregnant. PERSONHOOD asks: can women be full members of society if their fetus in a separate legal person?

Screening: 20 minute excerpt from the film, which is currently in post-production.

Director/Producer: Jo Ardinger
Producer: Rosalie Miller

Stay after the films for a special Q&A with the filmmakers.

The Good Mind

In defiance of treaties, NY state stole most of the Onondaga Nation’s land. This film follows Onondaga Nation leaders as they strive to protect their sovereignty and culture, seek justice for the wrongs done to their traditional lands, and work to prevent further harm.

(Gwendolen Cates, 66 min, USA)

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What Makes Black People Black?What Makes Black People Black?

A visual essay tackling Black identity and its relationship with media, this film provides a critical look at stereotypes, misrepresentation, and police brutality through the eyes of an adolescent. (Eli Lutale, 7 min, USA)

local-treasure-orange-jelly-fish-still2Local Treasure

Local Treasure unveils the largest beach restoration project on Puget Sound. This film highlights a 10-year collaborative project focused on restoring the natural processes of the shoreline to create a healthier ecosystem. (Christy X, 20 min, USA)

Kidnap Capital

Trapped and tortured inside a Phoenix, Ariz. ‘Drop House,’ Manolo and a group of undocumented migrants must unite and find a way to escape the violent human kidnapping ring holding them hostage. Based on real events.

Viewer discretion advised. 

(Felipe Rodriguez, 93 min, USA)

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An Education

13662168_1073050149430399_6960830720515741541_o-2What is it like to be a person of color at a primarily white institution? An Education takes a glimpse at the experience of four young college students attending university in the deep south of North Carolina. (Rukayah Oluronbi, 11 min, USA)

Milwaukee 53206

The United States has the most prisoners of any nation in the world both in raw numbers and by percentage of the population. These numbers are further compounded within Milwaukee’s mostly African-American 53206 ZIP code, where 62% of adult men have spent time in prison, making it the most incarcerated ZIP code in the nation.

MILWAUKEE 53206 tells the story of those affected by mass incarceration in America’s most incarcerated ZIP code. Through the powerful journeys of Beverly Walker, Dennis Walton and Chad Wilson we witness how incarceration has shaped their lives, their families and their community. These intimate stories reveal how a community fights to move forward even as a majority of its young men end up in prison. The film examines how decades of poverty, unemployment, and a lack of opportunity has contributed to the crisis of mass incarceration in this community and communities across the nation.

(Keith McQuirter, 52 min, USA)

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Sponsored by Yoga Behind Bars and Books to Prisoners

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Mothering InsideMothering Inside

Shot over the course of a year at a correctional facility in Oregon, Mothering Inside follows incarated women and their children working to establish healthy bonds with the help of the Family Preservation Project.

(Brian Lindstrom, 29 min, USA)

A Call to Action

A Call to Action

Elmer Dixon, former Black Panther, leads a workshop on the disproportionate incarceration of Black, Latino and Native youth in King County. Participants share their stories and opinions about the impact of what has become known as the “New Jim Crow.”

(Matthew Jacobson, 11 min, USA)

Here’s to Flint

The inside story of how local residents, journalists, and scientists organized to uncover the water contamination crisis that has sparked a national debate about the impacts of austerity and infrastructure decline in the USA.

Sponsored by the Washington State Labor Council.

(Kate Levy, 45 min, USA)

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The media called it a riot, but on the streets of Baltimore they call it an uprising. The police murder of Freddie Gray ignited mass protests that have been called Black Spring. But in working class Black communities across the city, the issues go beyond police violence.

(Jordan Flaherty, 20 min, USA)

from-flint_no-infoFrom Flint

While the national news media has been covering the Flint water crisis from the governmental point of view, From Flint takes the viewer inside the city to uncover this incident through the first-hand stories of residents and activists.

(Elise Conklin, 25 min, USA)