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Between the past and the present, here and elsewhere, a young South American wanders in Geneva. An immersion into the migrant psyche.
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No. 4 Street of Our Lady tells the remarkable, yet little-known, story of Francisca Halamajowa, a Polish Catholic woman who rescued 15 of her Jewish neighbors during the Holocaust by cleverly passing herself off as a Nazi sympathizer. On the eve of World War II, more than 6,000 Jews lived in Sokal, a small town in Eastern Poland, now part of Ukraine. By the end of the war, only about 30 had survived, half of them rescued by Halamajowa. For close to two years, she hid her Jewish neighbors in her tin... more

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In Dancing Alone, director and writer Biene Pilavci poses the question, “Can my four siblings and I succeed in building relationships with other people, after many years marked by hatred and extreme violence? Can we succeed even if neither our parents nor their parents were able to?” When she was 12, Biene Pilavci ran away from her violent home and moved to a girl's care home. Today she is 33-years old and have realized that she carries her past everywhere she goes. Dancing Alone is ... more

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SheWrite weaves together the narratives and work of four Tamil women poets. Salma negotiates subversive expression within the tightly circumscribed space allotted to a woman in a small town. For Kuttirevathi, solitude is a crucial creative space from where her work resonates. Her anthology entitled Breasts (2003) elicited hate mail, obscene calls and threats. The fact that women poets are exploring themes such as desire and sexuality been opposed by some Tamil film lyricists, who have gone on recor... more

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STAMMERS tells the story of Jef, an 18-year old who is trying to overcome his stammering. A documentary about learning to speak again, excelling oneself and the difficulties involved in the will to change...

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"Writing Against Death" is a documentary that looks at the subject of the death penalty from a special perspective, that of an involved protagonist: Ursula Corbin from Switzerland, who makes a personal contribution towards the abolition of the death penalty by building up a close and long personal relationship - through letters and visits - with an inmate on death row in Livingston, Texas, thus introducing a shred of humanity into a system that is so inhumane. The film tries to answer question... more

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You’re in your early twenties and you need to figure out what’s next. The world around you is overwhelming and the idea of joining the end of a long queue isn’t that attractive. So, you run for the hills. Audrey and her boyfriend become sheepherders for a summer season, leading their flock over the common pastures at high altitude. Join Audrey on a personal journey through the French Alps, and through her relationship with her boyfriend. Experience the discrepancy between her romanti... more

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A VERY SHORT WAR is a deeply personal story – one that resonates with and speaks to every name found chiseled into memorial monuments scattered throughout the world’s cities and country towns. It revolves around the short life of Jack Clifford (Cliff) Carpenter, a pioneer Australian aviator of the 1930’s. Cliff had designed and built his first aeroplane as a teenager and sadly lost his life at the age of 28 in the darkening skies over Norway on the day of the German invasion. He left behind ... more

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The film focuses on the testing fate of a poet and philosopher Grigory Khubulava. He is brimming with spiritual energy and his world is extremely ric...more
 
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In 2006, 25-year-old Jason DaSilva was on vacation at the beach with family when, suddenly, he fell down. He couldn’t get back up. His legs had stopped working; hi...more
 
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Oliver is trapped in his own body. He was born a girl, but feels like a boy. Everything feels wrong as he meets himself in the mirror. He hides his breasts and lowers hi...more
 
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Aided by a network of friends and a refugee charity, a Deaf Afghan refugee fights for his right to stay in the UK.
 
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