A Look Back at the AFI DOCS 2020 Virtual World Premieres – American Film Institute

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A Look Back at the AFI DOCS 2020 Virtual World Premieres

Congratulations to all the films that had their Virtual World Premiere at AFI DOCS 2020!

BLOOD ON THE WALL

Directed by Sebastian Junger and Nick Quested
A devastating chronicle of the events that would lead thousands of desperate Central American families to walk hundreds of miles through Mexico to seek asylum at the United States border.

STOCKTON ON MY MIND

Directed by Marc Levin
An intimate portrait of 26-year-old mayor Michael Tubbs as he navigates and collaborates on unique initiatives he hopes will bring change to Stockton, California.

9TO5: THE STORY OF A MOVEMENT

Directed by Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar
The film follows the 9to5 movement, from humble beginnings in a Boston YWCA to a nationwide organization so energized it inspired the iconic song and film.

AND SHE COULD BE NEXT

Directed by Grace Lee and Marjan Safinia
AND SHE COULD BE NEXT follows the historic and dramatic stories of six women of color who seek political office and fight to uplift disenfranchised communities.

FREEDIA GOT A GUN

Directed by Chris McKim
Bounce legend Big Freedia uses her platform and experience of life in New Orleans to raise awareness about the complexity of gun violence in America.

JIMMY CARTER ROCK & ROLL PRESIDENT

Directed by Mary Wharton
American presidential politics changed forever when Jimmy Carter forged a tight and strategically important bond with musicians Willie Nelson, the Allman Brothers, Bob Dylan and others.

MIRACLE FISHING

Directed by Miles Hargrove (Co-director: Christopher Birge)
MIRACLE FISHING When Miles Hargrove’s dad is kidnapped by the FARC, a Colombian rebel group, he and his family and friends are forced to negotiate for his release.

PORTRAITS AND DREAMS

Directed by Elizabeth Barret and Wendy Ewald
Photographer Wendy Ewald revisits the people and places in rural Kentucky that 35 years ago sparked her landmark collaboration, “Portraits and Dreams: Photographs and Stories by Children of the Appalachians.”

THE VOTE

Directed by Michelle Ferrari
A comprehensive and captivating look at the 72-year struggle that culminated in permanently enfranchising women with the right to vote and establishing voting as a right integral to democracy.

UNLADYLIKE2020

Directed by Charlotte Mangin and Sandra Rattley
UNLADYLIKE2020 calls into question American history as we know it, reaching back to the dawn of the twentieth century to recognize unsung female leaders and trailblazers.

WHITE NOISE

Directed by Daniel Lombroso
The Atlantic’s WHITE NOISE is the definitive – and disturbing – inside story of the alt-right. Filmmaker Daniel Lombroso tracks the rise of far-right nationalism by focusing on the lives of three leaders in the movement.

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