Listed in the order in which they were released:
Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story – In this documentary feature, Sakie Yokota, Megumis mother, shows extraordinary determination, fortitude and dignity in her 30-year struggle to find her daughter, who was abducted by North Korean spies in 1977. Co-directed by Patti Kim.
Blood and Chocolate – Katja Von Garners romantic, mythic twist on the werewolf genre presents a young American loup garoux (Agnes Bruckner) torn between loyalty to her pack and true love. Adapted from Annette Curtis Klauses novel.
Catch and Release – Susannah Grants dark comedy about a women (Jennifer Garner) coping with her fiances death and the secrets hed been keeping from her.
Screamers – Carla Garapedian follows the rock band System of a Down as they tour Europe and the US pointing out the horrors of modern genocide that began in Armenia in 1915 up though Darfur today.
The Decomposition of the Soul – Co-directed by Nina Toussaint
Notes on Marie Menken – directed by Martina Kudlacek, about the painter-turned avant garde filmmaker
Four-Eyed Monsters – co-directed by Susan Bruice and Arin Crumley
Avenue Montaigne – Directed and co-written by Daniele Thompson
Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams – Written and Directed by Jasmila Zbanic, about the results of a woman’s rape by occupying soldiers.
Gray Matters – written and directed by Sue Kramer
The Cats of Mirikitani – documentary directed by Linda Hattendorf
The Namesake – directed by Mira Nair, based on Jhumpa Lahiris novel
Air Guitar Nation – documentary directed by Alexandra Lipsitz
The Prisoner or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair – Co-directed by Petra Epperlein
After the Wedding – directed by Susanne Bier
Dreaming of Lhasa – co-written and co-directed by Ritu Sarin
Red Road – directed and co-written by Andrea Arnold, about a woman seeking revenger for her sons death.
Stephanie Daley – Directed by Hilary Brougher, about a teenager (Amber Tamblyn) who kills her newborn.
The Collector – written and directed by Olympia Stone
Diggers – directed by Katherine Dieckmann
Something to Cheer About – written and directed by Betsy Blankenbaker
Missing Victor Pellerin – Directed by Sephie DeRaspe
Waitress – Written and directed by Adrienne Shelly
Away from Her – Written and directed by Sarah Polley
LIceberg – Co-written and co-directed by Fiona Gordon
Paris, je tamie – including the segments Quais de Seine (directed and co-written Gurinder Chadha), Bastille (written and directed by Isabel Coixet), Loin du 16ieme (co-written and co-directed by Daniela Thomas), Quartier Latin (written by Gena Rowlands) and Porte de Choisy (written by Gabrielle Keng and Kathy Li)
Day Night Day Night – Directed by Julia Loktev
Amu – written and directed by Shonali Bose Angel
The Trial of Darryl Hunt – Documentary co-written and co-directed by Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg
When the Road Bends: Tales of a Gypsy Caravan – directed by Jasmine Dellal
Manufactured Landscapes – Documentary directed by Jennifer Baichwal
Broken English – Written and directed by Zoe Cassavetes
In Between Days – Directed and co-written by Korean-American filmmaker So Yong Kim
Dr. Bronners Magic Soapbox – Documentary directed by Sara Lamm
Falling – Wtitten and directed by Austrian filmmaker Barbara Albert
Flying: Confessions of a Free Women – Filmmaker Jennifer Fox explores conflicts between career, romance and social expectations of women both in the US and countries around the world in this six-hour documentary
Introducing the Dwights – Directed by Cherie Nowlan
Talk to Me
– Directed by Kasi Lemmons
You’ll find reviews of many of these films, as well as interviews with many of the directors, in the archives at www.awfj.org.
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