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Based on the diary and letters from a gifted teenager, Stanley Hayami, the film tells the story of a young man, who dreams of becoming an artist and writer, but is thrown into the turmoil of WWII. He is incarcerated along with 120,000 Japanese Americans at the Heart Mountain concentration camp and afterwards drafted to serve in highly decorated 442nd Regimental Combat Team, in Europe. His life-and-death account is a poignant reminder of the indignity of incarceration and the tragedy of war.

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V. Devarajan is popularly known as the 'Olympic Deva' after he participated at age 18 in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. At age 22, he ranked No. 3 in the World Featherweight category. In the 1994 Bangkok World Cup, he won the bronze medal, becoming the first Indian to win a World Cup medal on foreign soil. After that, he is ignored by sports authorities and forgotten by the public and Indian Institutions. He works on railways to survive. His only connection with the sport is the 'Boxin... more

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Shining Spirit, filmed in Canada, India and Tibet, documents a recording project that brings together the family of Jamyang Yeshi through music and the use of multi-tracking recording technology. With the help of Western friends, Jamyang, in exile in Canada, and his brother, Tsundue, in exile in the U.S., join voices with the family they left behind in Tibet. For the first time in over a decade, they sing together once again. Shining Spirit is a testament to the power of music, the resilienc... more

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This is a short and incomplete tale about Kike Turmix, Basque rock icon from Madrid and lead vocalist of the notorious punk band the Pleasure Fuckers, who made it to the U.S. and toured the new and the old world in a blistering state of "hate, drunkenness and vandalism" back in the '80s and '90s. Get with it people, this is what was originally referred to as a cult band. A personal friend of Wayne Kramer (MC5), Dee Dee, Joey (The Ramones), Johnny Thunders, and The Dictators, to mention a fe... more

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This is a documentary about Jaan Ehlvest, a chess wunderkind, who broke into the top of the chess world and stayed there thorough the reigning time of the world champions of chess Garri Kasparov and Anatoli Karpov. He left Estonia, his homeland, and turned into a lonely cynic in the U.S., whose life consists of alcohol and continuous strides, but he is still attempting to reach the ultimate heights of the chess world.

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AMERICA'S VICTORIA is a wonderful chronicle of the life of one of the most important and unrecognized women in US history. Although she was a radical suffragist, she refused to restrict her Presidential campaign to the issue of women's suffrage. Instead, she advocated a single sexual standard for men and women, legalization of prostitution and reform of marriage. AMERICA'S VICTORIA combines rare archival images, Woodhull's own words (ready by KATE CAPSHAW), and illuminating interviews wit... more

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When Tsering Jampa is 4 years of age, Chinese soldiers burst into her home, disrupting her otherwise peaceful life, and causing her and her family to flee from Tibet to India. What about the pain? Her mother's singing, old stories and her father's prayers surround her and nourish her consciousness. What about the injustice? When Tsering is 12 years of age, she finds the key to the answer. It is hidden in an ancient verse. Forty years later, in March 2008, her people in Tibet unexpectedl... more

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A day in the life of a young Egyptian amateur actor. In the throng of events and conflicting emotions, trying to preserve his dream... And to his name.
 
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In November 2006, Marian Kolodziej, Auschwitz prisoner no. 432, met with members of an interfaith retreat group on the grounds of the Auschwitz concentration camp. Marian cam...more
 
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