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Documentary, 27’, 2013, by Leila Jinkings and Sidnei Pires The family of Hiram de Lima Pereira had a centra... more
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Indian Summer tells the unexpected and uplifting story of a top French oncologist who travels to India with one of his former patients to try and understand how traditional India... more
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The film follows Israeli artist Zvi Lachman during the decade 1998-2008. It centers on moments of conversion, which assemble fragments of the cultural past to dramatize “difference,” such as the tension between monumental figures and minute daily details, as well as between the "I" and its “other.” Israeli Jewish identity, which is of paramount significance to Lachman, is seen as emerging from other traditions. These "differences" culminate in an enlightening artistic encounter—never ignorin... more

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An inspirational story of survival and transformation, "White Shadows" chronicles the extraordinary life of Dalee Henderson, a famed celebrity hairstylist whose positive outlook and humor touched the lives of many. It is the story of a young man who struggles as a gay African-American while being raised in the rural, segregated South of the 1950s. Against all odds, he escapes to the West Coast to live life openly and proudly. He arrives in Los Angeles in the late '70s, where he achieved grea... more

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Trying to distance herself from her Holocaust survivor parents and ex-boyfriend, pianist Micki Stav moves out of her parents' house in search of her own identity. She moves into a small apartment, but remains caught in a lattice of demanding relationships. Tension increases as Micki tries to succeed in the classical music world. Her eclectic new neighbors, though, introduce her to a new world of desires in which Micki finds the courage to confront her problems and emerge as an independent and matur... more

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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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Max, a tremendously successful contractor, sees his life implode when an ambitious business deal goes terribly wrong. Angry clients hold him responsible for their unbuilt homes and spent finances. His own finances and stability shattered, he retreats into a solitude that even friends and family can’t seem to break. His loving daughter, on the precipice of a new life and far from home, is the person most able to get through to him. Their love grows stronger even as the realities gro... more

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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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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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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 he...more
 
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A beautiful family. A fine house. Educated, successful people. Some lived; most were murdered. From Dresden, Berlin and Paris and Prague, to Buchenwald, Auschwitz an...more
 
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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 throw...more
 
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Four-year-old Olya has lived in the Children's Home in Chelyabinsk all her life. She has been diagnosed with a vague "developmental disability." Olya knows her futur...more
 
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In this profoundly touching inter-generational documentary, a charismatic Holocaust survivor inspires her family to connect to relatives they could never meet. Focusing on he...more
 
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The Aquadettes are a group of elderly synchronized swimmers from Leisure World, a retirement community nestled in Orange County, California, who regular practice routine...more
 
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