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A poetic tale of living on the lake of one Ukrainian family, for whom the lake has been the focal point of life for generations. This film was made during the lead-up to th... more
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Six brave women come together to tell their stories, they share their journey with sexual abuse, trafficking, cancer, and loss. They have all used different forms of art to heal and to help inspire others to tell their stories of pain and loss and to focus on finding a positive way to move forward. They share in a bold and courageous manner, without sugar-coating, and are able to finally tell the truth of their lives.

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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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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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Gilad Atzmon is one of modern music's best saxophonists, and one of the most controversial public opponents of Israel. A gentle giant, warm, charismatic and somewhat shy, Gilad is a complex character. Born into a pro-Zionist family and serving briefly in the first Lebanon War, Gilad had a dramatic turnaround; he quit the army, picked up his sax and exiled himself to London, declaring himself an enemy to the Israeli state. Since then he has produced some of the modern era's greatest Jazz album... more

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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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What is the lasting impact of divorce and separation on the children of "failed" marriages? In this critically acclaimed film, five young people sit down to discuss openly their parents' separation, often in the presence of both parents, and often asking important questions that have remained unsaid for years. A shocking and surprisingly uplifting insight into the reality of modern family life.

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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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In a world which almost looks like ours, a man wakes up one morning with the strange feeling that there's something missing - a word, or even several words. Nobody seems t...more
 
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This documentary is about a Chinese painter, Liu Xiao-Dong. He left hometown at age 17 to study art and became an internationally famous painter. Thirty years later, h...more
 
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GaiShanxi is known among the villagers are the most beautiful woman in Shanxi. During the War of Resistance, she was humiliated by Japanese soldiers, but unwilling t...more
 
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Fritz Rauh is an artist with a lifelong obsession to paint. The story of his life is an inspiration to us all. The story of Fritz and his wife Alix are a testament to th...more
 
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A married man and a father, 48-year-old Huang decides to have a sex change surgery after having struggled with gender identification issues for decades. The film portray...more
 
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Mazin, 12 years old and Sudanese-Dutch, has been deaf since the day he was born. But now he faces an operation that is supposed to make him hear. Excited about all the ne...more
 
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