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Joshua Wilkinson (27), the youngest Wilkinson father, has grown up between these two extremes: the grea... more
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STOLEN MEMORIES is a detective story about filmmaker Kagan Goh’s personal quest to return a photo album “stolen” from a Japanese-Canadian family during the Japanes... more
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Martijn is autistic and mentally challenged and demands care and attendance 24 hours a day. His parents and 4 siblings give their personal account of Martin's growing up and coping with life through hardship and love. Their personal story is intertwined with the present time's cutbacks on the healthcare system in the Netherlands. What effect will it have on Martijn's situation? And what will it mean for his family members, who already do as much as they can to make a good life for Martijn?

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"When I look in the mirror, I don't even recognize myself. Got the heart of a winner, but looking back at me is someone else." It happened in a matter of seconds. A burst of flames set fire to the body of Dilan Kaya (15) and caused severe burns. The accident has traumatized her. This short stirring documentary tells the story of Dilan who struggles with her scars, her fear and anger and with the people around her. Will people accept her the way she is now? Regardless of whatever her choices wil... more

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Never before has a female filmmaker been accepted into a men's group, where everything that is said in the room stays in the room. The film portrays Chris, Robert, Wayne and Thomas, who are on their individual journeys toward realizing their purposes in life. Six months after joining the group, rookie Chris frees himself from the burden of his estranged father, while the group’s oldest member, Robert, reaches for courage to embrace his relationship to his girlfriend. For Wayne and Thomas, th... more

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Carmen lives in Almanjáyar, a Gypsy neighbourhood located on the outskirts of the city of Granada in Spain. Her days are spent in isolation and devoted to the care of her father, a conservative man and her mother, a virtually absent woman. Defying the rules of her community and her family, Carmen keeps secret an intense relationship with Sheila, a love that allows her to survive the world around her and shows her the possibility of a new life.

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Six individuals describe their experiences with restraint and seclusion in schools, and the devastating physical and emotional injuries they suffered as a result.

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After surviving the horrors of the Cambodian genocide of the late 70s, Sun Peau, a young widow of 23 years, fled his country and rebuilt a life in Belgium. Her son, intrigued by his mother's past, returns with her to Cambodia to shoot the remaining traces of its history.

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Even as Joyce Fernandez devotes her life to care for her mother, Celine, who suffers from Alzheimerʼs Disease, she fights her fears with faith when her motherʼs health worsens rapidly. Meanwhile, Dr Irene Giam, who describes herself as an atheist who does not fear death, struggles to restrain her emotions in a relentless march with vascular dementia. Intimate and unflinchingly honest, BEFORE WE FORGET is a film of two women with dementia who live in an Asian society where terminal illnesses an... more

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Never before has a female filmmaker been accepted into a men's group, where everything that is said in the room stays in the room. The film portrays Chris, Rober...more
 
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This short documentary "Mood for Nostalgia" is about a friendship between neighbors who have known each other for entire life. A cold winter, silence, loneliness an...more
 
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I AM WHAT I AM is a musical documentary and coming of age story of youngsters living in Bern-West. Rushit (15) and his four friends have the best-known rap band of the are...more
 
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Bety, my childhood friend, was sentenced in September 2004 to thirty years of prison, accused of killing her mother. Bety is now twenty-eight years old and is currently servin...more
 
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An intimate portrait of ex-Yugoslavian émigré artist Slobodan Dan Paich, Silent Crescendo follows his daily ritual of creating simple drawings with tea and ink. I...more
 
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Thasya Lumingkewas, 8, thrives at Maple Wood Elementary School in Somersworth, NH. The school has implemented Response to Intervention, Positive Behavioral Intervention...more
 
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