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Architects of Denial

The blunt, insistent documentary Architects of Denial is built upon a central thesis: the refusal of Turkey’s government (and its ally the United States) to acknowledge the systematic elimination of 1.5 million Armenians in 1915 as genocide has led to countless other deaths and continued persecution.

Cries from Syria

For Evgeny Afineevsky, history is written by rebels, whether they are victorious or not. His unsparing and unforgiving documentary Cries From Syria puts the six-year, still-raging Syrian conflict into historical and personal context, from its idealistic origins during the Arab Spring uprisings to the incomprehensible quagmire of civil war and destabilizing exodus of refugees.

The Bride

In this fervent adaptation of Federico García Lorca’s 1933 play Blood Wedding, Spanish director Paula Ortiz has shifted the focus of her source material from men battling to possess a woman to, as the title indicates, the bride herself.