1. Venus and Serena - SFIFF56 Trailer

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    Director: Maiken Baird, Michelle Major U.S. Distributor: Magnolia Pictures Tickets - http://bit.ly/s56_vs Dominating the field of women’s tennis for over a decade, the indomitable Williams sisters, with the help of their visionary parents, broke new ground for female and African American athletes. Following their struggles during the 2011 season as the siblings battle life- and career-threatening health problems, this documentary takes an unfiltered look into the remarkable lives of the greatest sister-act professional tennis has ever seen.

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    • Rent a Family Inc. - SFIFF56 Trailer

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      Director: Kaspar Astrup Schröder Tickets - http://bit.ly/s56_raf Filmmaker Kaspar Astrup Schröder’s (The Invention of Dr. Nakamats, SFIFF 2009) absorbing and offbeat documentary revolves around a Japanese family man who operates a professional stand-in business that rents out fake relatives, spouses, friends and parents to a rapidly growing Japanese customer base “desperate to cover up a secret.”

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      • The Search for Emak Bakia - SFIFF56 Trailer

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        Director: Oskar Alegria Tickets - http://bit.ly/s56_seb In 1926, avant garde artist Man Ray shot a film titled Emak Bakia, a Basque expression that means “Leave me alone.” Intrigued by the fanciful conundrums and coincidences of Ray and his art, filmmaker Oskar Alegria ignores Ray’s dictum and sets out to plumb the mysteries of Emak Bakia, leading to an unforgettable journey of whimsical discoveries and charming surprises.

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        • Salma - SFIFF56 Trailer

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          Director: Kim Longinotto U.S. Distributor: Women Make Movies Tickets - http://bit.ly/s56_s Veteran British documentarian Kim Longinotto’s latest work is the remarkable story of Salma, a South Indian Muslim woman who endured a 25-year imprisonment and forced marriage by her own family and in-laws before embarking on a political career and national renown as the most famous female poet in the Tamil language.

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          • Google and the World Brain - SFIFF56 Trailer

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            Director: Ben Lewis Tickets - http://bit.ly/s56_gwb Veteran documentarian Ben Lewis travels the world speaking to futurists like Wired Magazine co-founder Kevin Kelly and scholars such as Harvard University cultural historian Robert Darnton for his mind-bending film Google and the World Brain, a fascinating look at the Google Books Project and its global implications.

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            • God Loves Uganda - SFIFF56 Trailer

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              Director: Roger Ross Williams Tickets - http://bit.ly/s56_glu Eye-opening connections between American Christian Fundamentalist evangelism and homophobic practices in both church and government in Uganda are exposed in this investigative documentary. Through interviews with evangelists, church leaders and activists, the harmful effects of religious zeal and the methods of its globalization are revealed.

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              • Fatal Assistance - SFIFF56 Trailer

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                Director: Raoul Peck Tickets - http://bit.ly/s56_fa Haiti’s devastating 2010 earthquake had one supposed upside: within months, the world’s powers had promised $11 billion in reconstruction aid. Yet today, many quake victims are still mired in squalor while international agencies pull up stakes. Filmed over two years, Haitian-born Raoul Peck’s powerful exposé examines the staggering failures, global and local, that have stranded a vulnerable nation.

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                • After Tiller - SFIFF56 Clip

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                  Director: Martha Shane, Lana Wilson U.S. Distributor: Oscilloscope Laboratories Tickets - http://bit.ly/s56_at In the wake of the murder of Dr. George Tiller, only four late-term abortion providers remain in the United States. This thought provoking, sometimes troubling documentary examines the personal and ethical imperatives that drive these physicians to continue in the face of often dangerous legal and personal harassment.

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                  • The Act of Killing - SFIFF56 Trailer

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                    Director: Joshua Oppenheimer U.S. Distributor: Drafthouse Films Tickets - http://bit.ly/s56_aok “I have not seen a film as powerful, surreal and frightening in at least a decade,” says legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog of this flabbergasting documentary in which notorious death-squad chiefs brazenly reenact heinous crimes they committed during the Indonesian genocide of the mid-1960s, when paramilitary forces murdered millions with B-movie panache.

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                    • Long version approx. 30min: A 'Spy' Who Admired the Queen -The daughter's journey-

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                      **A long version. approx. 30min. HD 1080p** An English woman's journey to rediscover her Japanese father who was detained without any trial for six years during the war time and never allowed back to Britain to see his daughter.

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