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GRANDIR, which means "TO GROW" in French, introduces the audience to a house that becomes the antithesis of common film orphanages. In this warm space, the children grow a... more
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An in-depth look into the world's fastest growing sport and its impact on India. Mixed Martial Arts is a full-contact combat sport, widely reported as the fastest growing sport today. Initially designed to determine the most effective fighting style in the world, MMA today has captured the imagination of combat sport afficiandos, and transformed the lives of thousands of fighters. With the American based organization, the Ultimate Fighting Championship, currently dominating the MMA world, muc... more

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The Lower 9: A Story of Home is a documentary showcasing four determined Lower-Ninth-Ward residents who share their most intimate stories of home, as they resume their lives over seven years after Hurricane Katrina ravaged their neighborhood. The individual’s stories find voice in a narrative that intersperses contemporary interviews, abstract cinematography of destruction, and powerful scenes of present-day lives.

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“We have to decide for ourselves what we want. We are the ones who know about our needs and what is happening in our community,” Omayra Peréz explains confidently. She wants to convince her community, located on the hillside of a poor district of Caracas, to found a Consejo Comunal (community council). In more than 30.000 Consejos Comunales the Venezuelan inhabitants decide on their concerns collectively via assemblies. Omayra is supported by the activists of the nearby shantytown “Emilian... more

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In 2010, the mining company Tayahua, property of Carlos Slim, began relocating 150 families from the community of Salaverna in the state of Zacatecas. The company plans to extract silver and minerals by open-pit mining. More than 100 families were relocated but 35 decided to stay put. Three years later, the 35 families continue to live in their homes despite pressure from the mining enterprise and the government. Although they receive no outside help, the remaining families are determined to defen... more

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An extended refugee family from Somalia, an interracial same-sex couple, a single mother in a housing cooperative, and a mother of six who has fostered nearly 50 children in her lifetime... None of these families have ever met each other before, but at the invitation of a mutual friend and videomaker, that will soon change. To explore how his friends and neighbors are defining family for themselves today, Craig Saddlemire requested that four different households in his community allow him to documen... more

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Isabella and Nando are two militant atheists. They live in Italy, a country where the Church still plays a strong political role. They are among the 4000 members of UAAR (Union Atheists Agnostics Rationalists), an association that keenly defends the fundamentals of the secular state, giving trouble even to the Vatican. Among the various actions of the association: the campaign for the de-baptize and the "atheist bus", ads that should have spread the slogan: “The bad news is that God doesn't exis... more

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Korogocho, Kenya. A slum district of acute poverty and violence. In recent years, the settlement’s older women have become vulnerable to attack, at the hands of younger men. Fuelled by rumours that intercourse with an elderly woman can act as a cure for AIDS, a spate of horrifying sexual assaults has occurred. Now, a group of grandmothers come together to protect themselves – the eponymous Kung Fu Grannies.

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This is the story of 250,000 street children in Calcutta who spend their days begging for food and at night they lay their heads wherever they can. It's more of an existenc...more
 
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The Payatas dump site tragedy happened on July 10, 2000 in the Philippines. At 8:05am, a massive 50 foot wall of solid waste slid down and buried hundreds of shantytowns and a...more
 
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In the 2005 State of the Union address, Bush cited Egypt as the country that will pave the way for democracy in the Middle East. Three women, unable to sit by while thei...more
 
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There are more than 500,000 domestic workers living in Spain today. The large majority are migrant women from Latin American countries. Through the stories of three Lati...more
 
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“From Border to Border” is a documentary about Chinese immigration in India. At the end of 18th century, Chinese people started to migrate into India. Over 20...more
 
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A film about arranged marriages in India. The film follows the lives of three characters as they embark on a journey to find their life partners through an organized marriag...more
 
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