Film: The Bad Kids

Film: The Bad Kids

Located in an impoverished Mojave Desert community, Black Rock Continuation High School is an alternative for at-risk students with little hope of graduating from a traditional high school. It’s their last chance. This coming of age story, The Bad Kids shows...
Flim: The Armor of Light

Flim: The Armor of Light

In The Armor of Light, two people of faith come together to explore the contradictions of a nation rife with gun violence: a famously anti-abortion evangelical minister risks losing followers when he questions the morality of gun ownership, while a grieving mother...
Film: The Power of the Weak

Film: The Power of the Weak

Come to the D.C. premiere of the documentary The Power of the Weak, where you can meet in-person with Jorge Enrique Jérez Belisario (Jorgito), the young Cuban man whose story is told in the film. The documentary provides a picture of the world-renowned Cuban medical...
Film: Catching the Sun

Film: Catching the Sun

Join us at a screening of Catching the Sun, with a post-film Q&A led by the Director of IPS’ Climate Policy Program, Janet Redman. An unemployed American worker, a Tea Party activist, and a Chinese solar entrepreneur race to lead the clean energy future. But...
Film Screening and Discussion: This Changes Everything

Film Screening and Discussion: This Changes Everything

Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy, in partnership with Chesapeake College, Town Creek Foundation, and the Center for Leadership in Environmental Education (CLEEn), is proud to present, for one night only, This Changes Everything, a film written and narrated by Naomi...
Film: The Black Panthers: Vanguard of The Revolution

Film: The Black Panthers: Vanguard of The Revolution

Film and discussion about DC’s Black Arts Movement (1968-1974), its message and legacies. Guest speakers THEN & NOW: TONY GITTENS, Co-Founder, Drum & Spear Bookstore | Founder & Director Filmfest DC MICHI JONES, Dancer | Television and Theater...
Film: This Changes Everything

Film: This Changes Everything

Join us at the Angelika Pop-up Film Center at Union Market for an intimate screening of the DC premiere of This Changes Everything. The screening will be opened by local artists* and introduced by the Institute for Policy Studies. Stay for a discussion hosted by DC...
The 5th Annual DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival

The 5th Annual DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival

The Institute for Policy Studies proudly joins the fifth annual DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival (DCPFAF), which will run from October 1 to October 4, 2015. This year’s program includes an opening reception, several feature-length and short films, in addition to...
Film: Hands Up Don’t Shoot Our Youth Movement

Film: Hands Up Don’t Shoot Our Youth Movement

“Hands Up Don’t Shoot Our Youth Movement,” a documentary film produced by Ralph L. Crowder III…    On the day of Mike Brown’s funeral in Ferguson, MO, there was an atmosphere of rest and calm in the people’s struggle for justice. It...
DCIFF: The Other Barrio

DCIFF: The Other Barrio

The Washington DC Independent Film Festival (DCIFF) is an award winning annual film festival showcasing independent films from around the world. This year’s DCIFF is from February 25th to March 1st. In a first time partnership the Institute for Policy Studies is...
The 4th Annual DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival

The 4th Annual DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival

The Institute for Policy Studies proudly joins this year’s fourth annual DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival, which begins October 2 and runs through October 5, 2014! The four day festival will feature several short and feature-length films, discussions with...
Film: The New Black

Film: The New Black

THE NEW BLACK, a film by Yoruba Richen tells the story of how the African American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. The film documents activists, families, and clergy on both sides...
Film: The Trials of Muhammad Ali

Film: The Trials of Muhammad Ali

The Trials of Muhammad Ali, a film by Bill Siegel, explores the extraordinary and complex life of the legendary athlete outside the boxing ring. From joining the controversial Nation of Islam and changing his name from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali, from his refusal to...
Film: The State of Arizona

Film: The State of Arizona

This vérité documentary captures the explosive emotions and complex realities behind Arizona’s headline-grabbing struggle with illegal immigration. Tracking the year after Arizona passes SB1070, its controversial “papers please” law,...
Film: Fire In The Blood

Film: Fire In The Blood

IPS’ Global Economy and Foreigm Policy In Focus projects join Parallel Film Collective and Knowledge Ecology International to present FIRE IN THE BLOOD. FIRE IN THE BLOOD is a shocking exposé of how pharmaceutical companies use patent law to keep profits...