Freedom Fighters

5 films in this block (55 minutes)

Freedom Fighters

Raise a glass to freedom…. Check out these films all about individuals fighting for something they believe in.


The Films

Adventure Not War

  • Year 2017
  • Country Iraq
  • Runtime 25 min
  • Director Max Lowe

Adventure Not War is the story of three U.S. veterans traveling back into the mountains of Iraq on a mission to heal wounds and experience the country and its culture without the shadow of war.

Freddy Carrillo's Day Off

  • Year 2018
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 15 min
  • Director Maggie Franks

Inspired by a magazine called Blast, Freddy takes a rare day off as a service rep at a wheelchair company to fulfill a dream that’s been brewing in his head for 23 years. Freddy’s dream? To be the first wheelchair athlete to ski, surf and skate – all in one day. Is it worth the risk? Hell, yes!

J.J. Kelley: Underground Law

  • Director J.J. Kelley

National Geographic embeds in the world of the “Godfather of Gaza” to investigate the business of surviving an occupation. Through exclusive access to a Gaza tunnel boss, we go inside a society with its back against the wall telling the story of one network that supplies both humanitarian aid and terrorism.

Dream Big

  • Year 2017
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 2 min
  • Director Joshuah Melnick

Big dreams start small, as World Champion skier, Aaron Blunck, reminds us.

Persian Powder

  • Year 2017
  • Country Belgium
  • Runtime 13 min
  • Director Erik Bulckens

Mona Seraji is a professional snowboarder. Which is a distinction, of course, but what really sets her apart is that her home mountain is in Iran. One of the unique delights of this endearing short film, in addition to glimpses of a country and culture we hear so little about (and rarely anything positive), is that fretted lutes, ancient Persian percussions and haunting Farsi vocals perfectly counterweight the very modern, very cool, hip-hop segments of the musical score.