Pathway: Secrets & Lies

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    How much does having a secret mark our lives? All the way from state secrets to family secrets, from the collective to the personal, these films put us face to face with difficult ethical and pragmatic questions. Sooner or later most secrets come out, and the truth rarely turns out to be as beautiful as we imagined it to be.

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    Aurora

    • Masume Samereh Rezaei, Hossein Hosseini
    • 2022

      For the second time in his life, rabab maker Gholam Nabi experiences the Taliban’s occupation of Afghanistan. Will he once again choose to only hear the sound of this musical instrument—so linked to his country’s soul—in secret, or is it time to leave?

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      Citizenfour

      • Laura Poitras
      • 2014

        A real-time documentary thriller about the large-scale illegal surveillance practices of the NSA, disclosed in 2013 by whistleblower Edward Snowden through filmmaker Laura Poitras and Guardian reporters Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill.

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        A Compassionate Spy

        • Steve James
        • 2022

          In 1951, at the height of the Cold War, physicist Ted Hall risked his life by sharing US atomic secrets with the Soviet Union. Seventy years on, his wife explains what possessed him to do it.

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          Cross Words

          • Mario Valero
          • 2022

            A stimulating and vivid portrait of a generation, about a group of young people in their thirties and their relationships in Paris between 2019 and 2021. With a macabre news item as a common thread, we gradually get to know who they are.

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            Loving Martha

            • Daniela López
            • 2022

              Daniela López aims her camera at members of her own family—at her grandmother Martha, who escaped a violent marriage after 39 years, and at the rest of the family, who is struggling not only with that trauma but also with the film project itself.

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              Portrait of My Father

              • Juan Ignacio Fernández Hoppe
              • 2022

                When the filmmaker was eight, his father’s body was found on a beach near Montevideo. In this stylized cinematic quest, he seizes on every possible lead to find out what happened, and who his father was.

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                Risk

                • Laura Poitras
                • 2016

                  Laura Poitras’s revealing portrait of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange details the degeneration of idealism into megalomania. 

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                  Silent Love

                  • Marek Kozakiewicz
                  • 2022

                    A subtle coming-of-age film about changing roles in a Polish family. When 35-year-old Aga starts caring for her teenage brother following their mother’s death, can she tell him—and the deeply conservative world outside—that she is a lesbian?

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                    A Symphony for a Common Man

                    • José Joffily
                    • 2022

                      A shocking documentary about the sabotage of a potential agreement on weapons of mass destruction between the US and Iraq in 2002. Diplomat José Bustani and others look back, condemning the US abuse of power.

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