Film Movement Titles Now Available on Tugg EVOD

Tugg EDU is proud to announce our new partnership with Film Movement! Five of their award-winning films are now available exclusively through our streaming platform Tugg EVOD. These titles are MY LOVE, DON’T CROSS THAT RIVER, THE SEVENTH FIRE, IMBER’S LEFT HAND, THE BAREFOOT ARTIST, and THE OTHER SIDE.

This month MY LOVE, DON’T CROSS THAT RIVER was featured on the cover of Video Librarian for the 32nd volume, and was paired with a glowing review that called the film an “intimate cinema vérité profile featur[ing]…many scenes that are emotionally powerful.” The documentary is the most commercially successful independent film in South Korea to date, presenting an unforgettable story of true love that transcends both generations and cultures.

THE SEVENTH FIRE also received a Video Librarian review recently, with the magazine, calling the it “a film in which geography and place have a sort of deterministic hold over the men and women.” The documentary, executive produced by Terrance Malick, Natalie Portman, and Chris Eyres, follows a Native American gang leader on a remote Minnesota reservation, is sentenced to prison for a fifth time, he must confront his role in bringing violent drug culture into his beloved Ojibwe community.

The Other Side

Through a hidden pocket of humanity, renowned documentarian Roberto Minevini’s THE OTHER SIDE opens a window to the abyss of today’s America. In an invisible territory at the margins of society lives a wounded community who face the threat of being forgotten by political institutions and having their rights as citizens trampled. Disarmed veterans, taciturn adolescents, drug addicts trying to escape addiction through love; ex-special forces soldiers still at war with the world; floundering young women and future mothers; and old people who have not lost their desire to live.

IMBER’S LEFT HAND tells the inspiring story of how love and art can transform tragedy into the brightest affirmation of life. Director Richard Kane follows Jon Imber as he remains determined to continue his work as an artist, despite the debilitating effects of ALS. Thanks to the support of his partner, Jill Hoy, Imber learns to paint with his left hand, and then with both of his hands as his condition worsens. During a prolific four-month span, his heroic resolve leads to the creation of more than 100 portraits, providing a celebration of life and community amidst adversity.

THE BAREFOOT ARTIST chronicles the long and colorful life of Lily Yen, an artist who has committed herself to creating community-based art projects in some of the world’s most troubled areas. The film also shows Yeh working and teaching survivors of war and calamity to make murals and build sculptures drawn from their own experience.

These five films are available only on Tugg EVOD, an industry leading, video-on-demand streaming platform that enables educational institutions to digitally deliver Tugg films & user-generated content to educators, students, and staff. For more information on Tugg EDU’s streaming platform, visit our webpage.