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‘Ximei’ Highlights a Peasant’s Persistant Fight for the AIDS Movement in China

Ximei (2019), directed and written by Andy Cohen with Gayle Ross, is a documentary about Ximei Liu, a human rights activist focused on equal rights for AIDS patients. Ximei contracted the disease due to China’s “black blood” economy, and fights against state-inflicted discrimination of a disease the government gave to her in the first place. […]

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Family and Tradition Unravel in ‘Hala’

In writer and director Minhal Baig’s new film Hala, a seventeen-year-old Muslim American teenager “Hala” (Geraldine Viswanathan) struggles to find a balance between her family and cultural values. (SYJ: 4/5)

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Father-Daughter Story ‘Mickey and the Bear’ is Enthralling, Heart-Wrenching

Written and Directed by Annabelle Attanasio, Mickey and the Bear is about a teenage girl who is navigating boys, college, and her future, all while dealing with her difficult father, who relies on her completely. Mickey and the Bear is enthralling, heart-wrenching, and absolutely worth watching (JRL: 4.5/5) Review by FF2 Intern Julia Lasker At […]

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Not All Unknown Creatures are “Abominable”

In director and writer Jill Culton’s and co-director Todd Wilderman’s new film Abominable, the legendary Yeti becomes the audience’s favorite creature. Using music and imagination, Abominable is a beautiful adventure. (SYJ: ⅘)     Review written by FF2Media Intern Sophia Y. Jin   Waking in confusion, a beast, « Everest » (Joseph Izzo), frantically runs around some […]

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Shocking Documentary ‘Anthropocene – The Human Epoch’ Shows Human Effect on Planet

Official selection at Berlin, Sundance and Toronto International Film Festivals, feature documentary Anthropocene: The Human Epoch examines the massive effect that humans have had on Planet Earth. A 10-year journey with international researchers and scientists, filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky uncover the relevant, revolutionary scope of man’s footprint. (BKP: 4.5/5) Review […]

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‘Always in Season’: Lynching in Modern-Day

Always in Season, directed and written by Jacqueline Olive, centers around an act that was “thought to have been left in the past” — lynching, a form of racial terrorism. On August 29th, 2014, African American teen Lennon Lacy was found hanging from a swing set in Bladenboro, North Carolina. Lennon’s death was ruled a […]

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‘The Miracle of the Little Prince’ Doesn’t Live up to Promising Premise

The Miracle of the Little Prince (written and directed by Marjoleine Boonstra) is a documentary about translation, culture, and perseverance in relation to the famous children’s book, Le Petit Prince, by Antoine de-Saint Exupéry. Despite a promising premise, The Miracle of the Little Prince fails to stitch together a cohesive and powerful narrative and gets […]

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