Black and White in Color Category: World Music An intimate portrait of the famed Czech Romany (Gypsy) diva, Vera Bila, who is viewed with indifference and suspicion in her own country, even as she gains acclaim elsewhere.
Big Mike Category: Documentaries A portrait of Swedish rapper Big Mike, who after 21 years is re-united with his Aboriginal mother. This film explores the internal conflict Big Mike faces as he re-connects with his roots.
Beyond the Forest Category: World Music Follows two members of Hungary's most famous folk band, Muzikas, as they gather songs from Transylvanian villages. Features brilliant performances from virtuoso folk musicians.
Badal Category: Documentaries Filmmaker Ibstisam Mara'ana turns the camera on her own family to explore the badal marriage tradition, a kind of package deal in which a brother and sister from one family marry a sister and brother from another.
Baaba Maal Category: World Music A profile of the man and his music that captures all the color and grace of his Fulani culture. Baaba returns to his hometown in Senegal where the story of how he came to be a musician is revealed.
At the Epicentre Category: Documentaries This film examines the extraordinary hurdles the people of Lampuuk, Indonesia are facing in the aftermath of the recent tsunami, underscoring their incredible resilience and the force of their faith.
Arranged Marriages Category: Documentaries In India, most marriages are arranged. Love isn't always a consideration. In this film the director meets with her Indian friends and tries to better understand what love can be like when it's not a choice.
Amadou and Mariam Category: World Music Get down with Mali's blind couple of song, Amadou and Mariam, in this vibrant concert film recorded on a stormy night in one of Paris's most multicultural neighborhoods.
Alonso's Dream Category: Documentaries An insightful film that reveals the impact Mexico's Zapatista movement and paramilitary violence have had on the day-to-day lives of Mayan peasants.
Algeria Daily Category: Documentaries Three weeks in the lives of independent journalists in Algeria, who offer a very personal and visceral view of Algerian society.