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IMPACT WITH GAL GADOT
2021, National Geographic, 120 min, USA, Dir: Vanessa Roth

This documentary short series follows the powerful stories of six women who are making an extraordinary impact on their communities around the world. Despite living in areas marred by violence, poverty, trauma, discrimination, oppression, and natural disasters, these brave women remain undeterred as they dare to dream, stand out, speak up and lead. The women featured in each short film come from very different backgrounds – across Brazil, Puerto Rico, Michigan, California, Louisiana and Tennessee – yet they are all connected by their unwavering determination and commitment to improving the lives of the people around them.


THE MOLE AGENT
EL AGENTE TOPO
2020, Gravitas Ventures, 84 min, Chile, Dir: Maite Alberdi

When a family becomes concerned about their mother’s well-being in a retirement home, private investigator Romulo hires Sergio, an 83 year-old man who becomes a new resident–and a mole inside the home, who struggles to balance his assignment with becoming increasingly involved in the lives of several residents. A 2021 Oscar nominee for Best Documentary Feature.


MY OCTOPUS TEACHER
2020, Netflix, 85 min, South Africa, Dir: Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed

After years spent filming some of the planet’s most dangerous animals, Craig Foster was burned out and depressed, his family relationships in turmoil. He decided to put a halt to his career to reconnect with his own roots - the magical underwater world of the kelp forest off the coast of his hometown - Cape Town, South Africa. For nearly a decade, Craig went diving daily in the icy cold waters, ditching wetsuit and scuba rig in one of the most predator dense places on earth. The common octopus he met and tracked became first his subject, then his teacher, showing him things no human had ever witnessed. Shot over eight years, with 3000 hours of footage, ​MY OCTOPUS TEACHER documents a unique friendship, interaction and animal intelligence never seen before.


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