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This film follows the Take Back the Land movement in Rochester, NY, a city that has seen the same kind of economi... more
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In a penitentiary unit, over 200 women live imprisoned; many are mothers with their babies, foreigners and lonely women. Therein, the story of three main characters, three femal... more
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A documentary about the personal suffering of the director in the Damascus suburbs under siege during the Summer of 2012. The film tells about the circumstances of the siege and its nature. It sheds light on the role of activists and reflect how the director tries to hold feelings of revenge at bay while trying to hold on to the vision of a transitional justice.

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Afghanistan is a country devastated by the horrors of war, crime, violence and poverty. It suffered through the Soviet invasion of the 1970s and 1980s, the Afghan civil war of the 1990s, and through the Taliban regime. Right after September 11, 2001, the majority of Afghans welcomed foreign troops with open arms, hoping they would finally bring peace and stability. There were hopes that democratic governance and international efforts at state-building would produce much needed economic, educatio... more

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The human body can only handle so much pain before the mind is permanently scarred. This graphic depiction of inhuman acts follows the stories of five people from around the world, who endured torture and lived to tell the horrific tales. Their tales of cruelty and torture, while unique in circumstance, time period, and location, display shocking similarities. From the dungeons of a Syrian prison, to the infamous "Hanoi Hilton" in Vietnam, Director Murad Amayreh, delves deep into the darkest secrets o... more

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Noam Chomsky defined agenda-setting as the "the tacit alliance between the government of a country (usually Western and especially U.S.) and the media to communicate to viewers, listeners or readers of a medium only what matters, and hide the most of what can be dangerous or detrimental to the stability they think right for their country." The dominant Western media machinery contributes to the stock market and applies its maxim of "out of sight, out of mind" according to the balance of result... more

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Valeria, Vilma, Mercy and their other workmates dream of being treated with respect and that the violence against them will end. They work as prostitutes in Guatemala, and their rate is two dollars per service. They work in “La Línea”, besides the railway line that cuts straight across Guatemala City and runs to the Pacific Ocean. In order to draw attention to their problems, the police harassment and the unpunished murders, they organize a football team and register for a local championship. Bu... more

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Ten years after the policy-changing and award-winning film, The Dying Rooms, the same team returns to a very different China where the infamous One-Child Policy has had the horrific side effect of a boom in stolen children. With extraordinary access to devastated parents desperately searching for their stolen son; a man who brokers the deals and has sold his own offspring; and prospective parents grappling with giving up their soon-to-be-born daughter through lack of options, we are brought face t... more

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the humanity / seeing divinity in truth, peace, beauty & benevolence / shackled by beating beast beneath / awaits for elevation of nature. /// becoming divine / the prime feature / of being human / lost in front news / headlines from countries / developed and not / visible or not / lost in illusion induced by boundless greed survival creed / lost for the apathy, insensitivity, insecurity. /// birthed from navel of love divine / all Srishti / a spectacular spectrum of life, in hues see... more

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In 2008, a series of attacks against Latino residents of Patchogue, New York culminated in the murder of Marcelo Lucero, an Ecuadorian immigrant who lived in the Lon...more
 
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When Scottish artist, Jan Nimmo, travels to Ecuador, the world's largest exporter of bananas, to gather workers' testimonies, she observes the formation of the first trad...more
 
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This documentary explores the world of human trafficking. It takes an in-depth look at the utter hopelessness of women who have been abused and trafficked. In the midst of th...more
 
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Valeria, Vilma, Mercy and their other workmates dream of being treated with respect and that the violence against them will end. They work as prostitutes in Guatemala, an...more
 
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Opportunities for kindness surround each of us on a day-to-day basis. On this specific day, a man begins his morning by assisting a child who has fallen. Little did h...more
 
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Vecinos del volcán (Neighbours of the Volcano) On the morning of 2 may 2008, a volcano disrupted a small and remote town in Southern Chile. Chaitén was devastated b...more
 
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