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A woman fell from the fourth floor of a Park City condominium in 2008. She was in a coma for 11 months. Frustrated b... more
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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, Gila... more
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"Queen Khantarisha" presents two Yemenite writers in their sixties. The first is a songwriter and lyricist of love, she also stands behind some of the hottest hits that resonated in Yemeni clubs and weddings. The work of the second woman, a Jerusalem-born poet and writer, touches on demons, madness, rape, and rebellion and has garnered her community’s denunciation. The film explores the personal costs of straddling the ambitions of creative expression and the restraints of conservative communitie... more

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Do you remember the kid at school who was always in detention, or the guy in class you thought would end up in jail? Benjamin Polis is that guy. From the day he was born, Ben's parents knew he was different. By the time Ben was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) at age 12, he had already flooded a zoo, killed a dog, burned down a caravan park, and basically made life hell for his family, teachers, and anyone else who crossed his path. Now at age 21, he has turned i... more

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Out of prison for the umpteenth time, ex-con James Gardner revisits his broken home and the family members still hurting because of his decades-long criminal career.

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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 to sink into sexual slavery, she stood up to protect her sisters. In 1992, she stood up to demand justice from Japan on her behalf, and on behalf of her sisters. But not long after, she died of illness, taking her unanswered grievance with her.

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Manjuben has broken the gender stereotypes, which are part of the social landscape she inhabits. She has created an identity for herself that goes against social, cultural and economic norms, and commands respect from her peers. This identity is deliberately ‘male’, that of a macho-trucker, drawn from several popular notions of maleness. She dresses like a man, goes to the barber, gets herself photographed posing in the manner of popular media idols, and blends totally into the ver... more

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Mind Games is the story of how one family began a new life after a diagnosis of Lou Gehrig’s Disease (A.L.S.), one of the most devastating terminal illnesses. Dr. Tom French of Barnard, Vermont outlived the standard two to five year “invariably fatal” prognosis and continued to thrive at home with his family and a crew of dedicated caregivers for almost a decade. After deciding to let the disease take him when it reached his lungs, Tom reversed his initial Do Not Resuscitate order... more

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In Burkina Faso, the emigration of young people to Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) is almost like a rite of passage to adulthood. Usually, the rule is to leave and come back. However, many are those who never return, and this, for various reasons, can be hard to understand for the families left behind. This was the case for Joanny, my older brother, who suddenly left our family one morning in 1978. After 18 years of absence, during which we never heard any news from him, one of our cousins cam... more

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