21st Century Cinema
Three Songs Without Z.
Directed by Karthik Pandian and Andros Zins-Browne • 2022 • United States
Starring Zakaria Almoutlak
A portrait of Zakaria Almoutlak, a sculptor and media activist from Homs, Syria, who fled the civil war in 2015.
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Directed by Rajee Samarasinghe • 2022 • Sri Lanka, United States
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Directed by Younes Ben Slimane • 2021 • France, Tunisia
At night, a stranger digs graves, buries the dead, and watches over them. In the dark, he reveals the personal belongings of the deceased to us. These objects, separated from their owners, bear their scars and story, while others melt until...
Directed by Jessica Beshir • 2021 • Ethiopia, United States, Qatar
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