Titles Leaving Topic in December

1. Brimstone & GloryUnited StatesDocumentary1 Hour 7 Mins
Last day to watch on Topic: December 9th

The National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico is a festivity unlike any other in the world. In celebration of San Juan de Dios, patron saint of firework makers, revelry engulfs the town for ten days. More than three quarters of Tultepec’s residents work in pyrotechnics, making the festival a celebration that anchors a way of life built around a generations-old business. For the people of Tultepec, the National Pyrotechnic Festival is celebration, delight and real peril.

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2. War WitchCanadaDrama1 Hour 31 Mins
Last day to watch on Topic: December 9th

A young African girl is abducted by rebel forces and made to kill her parents in order to prove herself to a brutal warlord. However, after they mistakenly believe that she is endowed with supernatural powers, she is able to survive long enough to fight back against her oppressors.

3. After TillerUnited StatesDocumentary1 Hour 28 Mins
Last day to watch on Topic: December 15th

Intimately explores the highly controversial Cast of third-trimester abortions in the wake of the 2009 assassination of practitioner Dr. George Tiller. The procedure is now performed by only four doctors in the United States, all former colleagues of Dr. Tiller, who risk their lives every day in the name of their unwavering commitment toward their patients. Directors Martha Shane and Lana Wilson have created a moving and unique exploration of one of the most incendiary topics of our time.

4. Bananas!*SwedenDocumentary1 Hour 28 Mins
Last day to watch on Topic: December 15th

Focusing on a landmark legal case pitting a dozen Nicaraguan banana plantation workers against Dole Food Corporation, this film uncovers the alleged usage of a banned pesticide and its probable link to generations of sterilized workers. Central to the case is Juan “Accidentes” Dominguez, a Los Angeles-based personal injury attorney facing the biggest challenge of his career. It’s a classic David vs. Goliath story with the futures of generations of workers and their families at stake.

5. She ShearsUnited StatesDocumentary1 Hour 20 Mins
Last day to watch on Topic: December 15th

Meet the badass women of competitive sheep shearing—a world that isn’t split by gender, just by skill. For five New Zealand women, the Golden Shears championship is their Holy Grail. This doc tells their stories of passion, purpose and “shear” will.

6. Death By A Thousand CutsUnited StatesDocumentary1 Hour 14 Mins
Last day to watch on Topic: December 15th

Eligio Eloy Vargas, a Dominican Park Ranger in the Sierra de Bahoruco National Park, was found brutally murdered by machete. At the time, he was believed to have been on patrol investigating an illegal charcoal production site often run by Haitians coming across the border into protected Dominican forests. This murder becomes the metaphor for the larger story of increasing tension between Haiti and the Dominican Republic over illicit charcoal exploitation and mass deforestation.

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