Duchenne Boys – (Islamic Republic of Iran) – Documentary directed by Sohrab Kavir:
A personal narrative documentary that follows its creator, Sohrab Kavir, as, battling survivor’s guilt after the deaths of three of his brothers, he returns to Iran. Once there he embarks upon an epic quest to form a virtual football team made up of young sufferers of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy the same disease that took his brothers.
Rhythms of Migration – (United States) – Documentary directed by Stephen McNally and John Wassel:
Rhythms of Migration follows a group of African youth migrants living in Sicily as they create a musical album about their migration experiences. Working with producer Alex Polydoroff and migrant activist Ramzi Harrabi, their music touches on everything from their hopes for their new lives in Europe to the horrors they experienced as teenagers in war-torn Libya. By producing the album "One Humanity" and performing in live concerts, they work to raise broader awareness of the global migratory crises, create cross-cultural conversations and understanding between the youth and their Sicilian neighbors, and provide an outlet to express their experiences and stories.