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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Standing alone in the middle of an empty baseball diamond, a man is caught up in the memories of a long sporting career. Images unfold of baseball game... more
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The movie talks about a Slovenian man picturing the world of images from the past. We experience this world with Rudolf Strmečnik, or Ruda, through his revival and recreation of old traditions, work life, and habits. His versatile skills are the center of events. In this film, there are no descriptions, comments, or explanations from the outside. Ruda starts working with old tools as a coal miner, charcoal maker, and wood worker, showing us a different image and an authentic outfit of events b... more

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Rebecca Schaper and Kyle Tekiela's feature documentary A Sister's Call explores how and why a loved one can disappear into a twenty year abyss of homelessness. In 1977, Call Richmond went missing. Twenty years later, he shows up on his sister Rebecca's doorstep after suffering from paranoid schizophrenia. Filmed over fourteen years, A Sister's Call captures Rebecca's brave journey of "bringing her brother back." While celebrating his healing, the family is finally forced to reconcile the dark trauma... more

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Sasja and Natasha were born in Kiev, in the Ukraine, and have known each other since childhood. They are very close friends but also very different. Sasja is enterprising and ambitious. She left for the Netherlands, where she now has a good job. Back home, Natasha teaches music from her home and is happy with her husband and dog. When Natasha gets pregnant, Sasja visits her friend and she is confronted with what she left behind. Has the Orange Revolution changed the Ukraine for the better? Did she d... more

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This film is about a young disabled man who has lost his both eyes and hands due to a mine that exploded in his hands. It happened while he was serving in the military. This film is about his life, family and his efforts to learn swimming and diving — in a word, how he came back to life. Now he is probably the only blind diver in the world.

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“Seeds Of Aloha” tells the story of the extraordinary life lived by Hawaii’s Renaissance Man, George Kahumoku Jr. He is a multiple Grammy Award & Hoku Award winning master slack key guitarist, songwriter, world-traveling performer, high school teacher and college professor, artist and sculptor, storyteller and writer, farmer and entrepreneur. His music, teaching, art, and influence have reached from Hawaii across the globe. George’s Hawaiian life is a harmonious example of how he is a produc... more

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From a family of doctors and artists, welcomed by the students of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa when he started writing ‘The Leopard’, surgeon and anthropologist Umberto Eco defined Antonio Pasqualino as "the man of the puppets". His love for the Sicilian Puppet Theatre matured in Palermo before the war and bloomed into the dedication of a great scholar, collector and promoter of the preservation of popular heritage. The narrative of the dedication of a whole life meshes with th... more

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The story begins with Andrea being born. She is premature, beautiful and different. Her parents start a search that lasts more than a year, until Andrea is finally diagnosed with a rare syndrome called 5p- or Cri du Chat. She has lost a small part of her Chromosome 5. To find an order to her thoughts, sorrows and frustrations, Andrea's mother, Lisa Pram, keeps a Little Black Book - a very personal book with texts, drawings and photographs, which the film is based on. Coming to terms wit... more

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When Matthew Paul Miller was a teenager, he listened to counter-culture groups like the Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers Band and Phish. As a musician, he was inspired b...more
 
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An estimated one million people in the United States have aphasia, but most people have never heard of it. Aphasia is a communication condition caused by damage to the languag...more
 
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A rare and wonderful record of a large family in a small country town adoring the Great Depression, a personal account of the war, and a beautiful, tragic love story.
 
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Tristan (10) and his family live in Kudelstaart, Netherlands. Their family is an unusual one because both Tristan’s parents are deaf, while Tristan himself ca...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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Two people with disabilities navigate through the challenges they're faced with when their relationship is displayed in public at the local swimming pool.
 
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