Spectrum introduces a diverse slate of much-talked about films exploring the many faces of life around the globe. Indeed, many of them are entrenched in current events: Mr. Bachmann and His Class , a winner of the Silver Bear Jury Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival, follows the story of an extraordinary teacher and his immigrant students; American Dharma by the acclaimed documentary director Errol Morris is built on controversial interviews with Steve Bannon, the former adviser to President Trump; It was Spring Outside by Gabriele Salvatores portrays life under lockdown. Biographical feature films, such as Merkel – Anatomy of a Crisis , Song Hae 1927 , Blooming over the Line and Forgotten We'll Be, provide a window to the recent past through the lives of respective central characters for inquisitive audiences. Other standout films like Under the Open Sky, High Ground and Broken Keys maximize the benefits of a big screen, filling it with compelling acting and overwhelming landscape in delivering their gripping stories. Welcome to Chechnya and A Balance take an unflinching look at the horrific reality and leave the shocked audience wanting to delve into the truth under the cover of ordinary life. Life can be even harder for people pushed to the periphery of society. Created in different formats and genre types – be it a melodrama, thriller, comedy or animation – Wake Upon Mars, Abu Omar, A Son, Exile, Bambirak, Malabar and Souvenir Souvenir remind us of the ongoing plight of those marginalized and make us rethink the historical atrocities still affecting vulnerable populations in many corners of the world.