Sins of My Father is a documentary about reconciliation between the son of Pablo Escobar and the sons of slain Colombian politicians, Lara and Galán. It's interesting for historical reasons, but the film focuses more intently on the lives of the sons and their eventual meeting. These types of documentaries are often overly sentimental, but this one did provoke thought on how an individual, family, and society can get past hatred and violence by making the right choice at crucial times.
Directed by Andrew Droz Palermo, Tracy Droz Tragos. Rich Hill intimately chronicles the turbulent lives of three boys living in an impoverished Midwestern town and the fragile family bonds that sustain them.
Marathon Boy - Gemma Atwal's dynamic epic follows four-year-old Budhia, rescued from poverty by Biranchi Das, a larger-than-life judo coach and operator of an orphanage for slum children in the eastern Indian state of Orissa.
Somewhere Between - This film follows the lives of four teenaged girls adopted from China and now living in the United States. In profiling Chinese adoptees in contemporary America, Linda Goldstein Knowlton has created a deeply moving documentary illustrating that even the most specific of experiences can be universally relatable. http://www.somewherebetweenmovie.com/