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The votes are tallied and the winners chosen, but you can still enjoy the amazing films from the 2018 Film Festival below.

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A Redemption StoryWatch

A Redemption Story

The story of Leo Yankton (Oglala Lakota) and how he finds ways to have a positive impact.

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Animal Facts Club Presents - Endangered Rituals

The curious mating rituals of the endangered Attwater Prairie Chicken and Houston Toad.

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Black Canaries

Desperate and haunted, a father continues his daily descent into the accursed Maple mine.

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Black Muslim Woman

Against a rhythmic score, Mikel Aki’leh delivers a powerful poem on beauty and blackness.

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The Book Club

An animated love story that carries a deeper message about staying true to oneself.

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Caracol Cruzando

A Costa Rican girl decides if she will bring her pet turtle across the U.S. Miami border.

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Cowgirl Up

A cowgirl strives to be the first African-American woman in the National Finals Rodeo.

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The F Word | F Is For: Foster Care

A queer couple bumble through a bureaucratic maze as they seek to form their family.

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Heroes Of Color

An animated film highlighting the outstanding achievements of people of color in WWI.

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Hungry For Love

Two down-and-out foodies embark on an all night dining adventure through Sapporo, Japan.

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I Am A Refugee

There are 64 million refugees in the world. This film explores their experience.

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Ka Piko

Makana must perform a traditional birthing ritual with his girlfriend’s overbearing father.

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The Melancholy Man

The story of the world’s saddest man who meets the world’s saddest woman.

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Mr. United States

In this documentary, Avery Wilson becomes the first to wear the Mr. United States crown.

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Our Time

A dark family secret opens up a young child’s eyes to a sobering reality but also love.

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Pops | La Guardia Adjusts To Fatherhood

Pops tells stories of African Americans from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds.

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Redneck Muslim

A Muslim hospital chaplain honors his Southern heritage while challenging white supremacy.

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Stronghold Of Resistance: Sable Island & Her Legendary Horses

Sable Island, a remote strip of land whose only inhabitants are a herd of wild horses.

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Super Predator: Preludes Of The Black Fish

Parallels the predator-prey relationship of a black man and social boundaries.

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The Ties That Bind

A personal and heartfelt documentary on one family's experience with gender transition.

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Total Eclipse Of The Heartland

From sky to prairie, relive the Great American Eclipse of 2017 in 360 degrees.

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Wind Back

A sealed door divides a young boy from his mom. He goes to great lengths to be with her.

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Women In Sports Leadership

Explore why having women coaches matters, hear some of their barriers and successes.

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Desde El Principio

A conversation sparks between two voice actors dealing with a shared tragedy.

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Flip The Record

In this 1980s coming-of-age story, a Filipino-American teen teaches herself how to DJ.

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