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Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

International Films


  1. AMÉRICA

    Erick Stoll, Chase Whiteside / International Films / USA / 2018 / 76 mins
    Mexican brothers Rodriguez, Bruno, and Diego are unexpectedly tasked with caring for their 93-year-old grandmother despite growing familial tensions and disagreements.

    Preceded by: ADVENTURE BEFORE DEMENTIA

    AMÉRICA

    The Arlington, Cinema 1
    October 26, 2018 9:30 am Buy Tickets


  2. ASK THE SEXPERT

    Vaishali Sinha / International Films / India, USA / 2017 / 83 mins
    Ninety-three-year old Dr. Watsa is a popular sex advice columnist in India, despite sex being a taboo topic there and political activists trying to censor him.

    Preceded by: TUNGRUS

    ASK THE SEXPERT

    The Arlington, Cinema 2
    October 24, 2018 5:00 pm Buy Tickets


  3. CALL HER GANDA

    PJ Raval / International Films / Philippines, USA / 2017 / 93 mins
    When a Filipina trans woman is brutally murdered by a U.S. Marine, three women galvanize a political uprising, pursuing justice and taking on U.S. imperialism.
    CALL HER GANDA

    The Arlington, Cinema 1
    October 24, 2018 2:30 pm Buy Tickets


  4. FACING THE DRAGON

    Sedika Mojadidi / International Films / Afghanistan, Australia, Germany / 2017 / 82 mins
    Follow two extraordinary Afghan women, a politician and a journalist, to examine what is happening to women as American troops and international aid pull out of Afghanistan.
    FACING THE DRAGON

    The Arlington, Cinema 2
    October 25, 2018 12:00 pm Buy Tickets


  5. FROM ALL CORNERS

    Ryusuke Okajima / International Films / Japan / 2018 / 93 mins
    Artist Fuyuki Shimazu will redefine your idea of what “precious” means with his meticulously crafted wallets, upcycled from discarded cardboard boxes.
    FROM ALL CORNERS

    The Arlington, Cinema 1
    October 24, 2018 5:00 pm Buy Tickets


  6. MELTING SOULS

    François-Xavier Destors / International Films / France/Russian Federation / 2018 / 87 mins mins
    A gripping film about life in an impossible city – but also a tribute to the Russian soul. As a woman living in Norilisk says, there’s something happening all over town. Heartbreakingly beautiful!
    MELTING SOULS

    The Arlington, Cinema 1
    October 25, 2018 12:00 pm Buy Tickets


  7. THE NEXT GUARDIAN

    Arun Bhattarai, Dorottya Zurbó / International Films / Hungary, Netherlands / 2017 / 74 mins
    The contrasting dreams of two generations clash within an ancient Buddhist monastery in Bhutan, when an ordinary teenager is chosen as the next guardian of the family monastery.
    THE NEXT GUARDIAN

    The Arlington, Cinema 1
    October 22, 2018 12:00 pm Buy Tickets


  8. PATRIMONIO

    Lisa F. Jackson, Sarah Teal / International Films / Mexico / 2018 / 86 mins
    A multinational corporation threatens a small Mexican town with a building project that will deplete the water supply and force their fishermen off the beach.
    PATRIMONIO

    The Arlington, Cinema 2
    October 25, 2018 9:30 am Buy Tickets


  9. THE SILENCE OF OTHERS

    Almudena Carracedo, Robert Bahar / International Films / Spain, USA / 2018 / 96 mins
    The victims of Spain’s 40 year dictatorship under General Franco continue to seek justice and and try to prosecute the criminals of the Franco regime in a country that forbids it.

    Preceded by: A NIGHT AT THE GARDEN

    THE SILENCE OF OTHERS

    The Arlington, Cinema 2
    October 23, 2018 5:00 pm Buy Tickets


  10. WHISPERING TRUTH TO POWER

    Shameela Seedat / International Films / Netherlands, South Africa / 2018 / 86 mins
    Filmmaker and human rights lawyer Shameela Seedat tracks Thuli Madonsela, South Africa’s first female Public Protector, as she builds her second case against the country’s President, Jacob Zuma.
    WHISPERING TRUTH TO POWER

    The Arlington, Cinema 2
    October 21, 2018 5:00 pm Buy Tickets


  11. A WOMAN CAPTURED

    Bernadett Tuza-Ritter / International Films / Germany, Hungary / 2017 / 89 mins
    A European woman has been kept by a family as a domestic slave for 10 years. Drawing courage from the filmmaker’s presence, she decides to escape the unbearable oppression and become a free person.
    A WOMAN CAPTURED

    The Arlington, Cinema 2
    October 25, 2018 7:00 pm Buy Tickets


  12. THE INTERPRETERS

    Sofian Khan, Andres Caballero / International Films / Afghanistan, Iraq, Turkey, USA / 2018 / 73 mins
    Local interpreters were key to the US war effort in the Middle East, but now these unsung heroes face danger in their countries because of their affiliation.

    Precedes: REBUILDING IN MINIATURE

    THE INTERPRETERS

    The Arlington, Cinema 2
    October 26, 2018 12:00 pm Buy Tickets


  13. LETTER FROM MASANJIA

    Leon Lee / International Films / Canada / 2018 / 76 mins
    When a woman in Oregon discovers a note inside a package of Halloween decorations, written by a political prisoner in a Chinese labor camp, she publishes the story — resulting in labor reform in China.
    LETTER FROM MASANJIA

    The Arlington, Cinema 2
    October 22, 2018 2:00 pm Buy Tickets