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This musical documentary film follows a stage troupe of first- through third-graders in Brookline, MA, as they prepare for a major stage production while wrestling with childhood social issues. When Louise, a deaf child, joins the hearing children in the production, they learn the values of acceptance, communication, and friendship.

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“Sister Rosetta Tharpe was anything but ordinary and plain; she was a big, good-looking woman and divine, not to mention sublime and splendid. She was a powerful force of nature–a guitar-playing, singing evangelist.” —Bob Dylan

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Shadow of the House is an intimate portrait of the Cuban-American photographer Abelardo Morell. Morell’s life is utterly ordinary on the surface but our understanding of Morell deepens as layer after layer of the man and his influences are revealed: his strange and compelling journey fleeing Castro in the early sixties and growing up in NY as a teenager; his life as an American family man; a Cuban refugee, more American than Cuban, but not an American citizen; a photographer who feels safer workin... more

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"The Adytum" is a coming-of-age story about a girl who learns to read under unlikely circumstances. Dialogue in a constructed language is interwoven with music to emphasize the character's awkward struggle to understand the language that disempowers her unique family. The film is a quiet reflection on the human experience of animal drives as power, and a monument to the human ability to translate suffering and moments of epiphany into spiritual transcendence.

55mins
 
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For Once In My Life is a documentary about a unique band of singers and musicians, and their journey to show the world the greatness – and killer soundtrack – within each of them. The 28 members of the Spirit of Goodwill have a wide range of mental and physical disabilities, as well as musical abilities that extend into ranges of pure genius. In a cinema vérité style, the film explores their struggles and triumphs and the healing power of music as the band members' unique talents are nurture... more

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This year, three sisters, all vibrant young women, may have their perfectly healthy breasts removed in the hope of saving their lives. They’ve all been tested positive for BRCA2, a genetic malfunction, and an inherited gene disorder that means they are at a significantly higher-than-normal risk of developing breast and/or ovarian cancer before they turn 50. They are all going through the pain and heartache of having to make a decision to remove their breasts now whilst they are young an... more

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The journey of a loving Israeli couple into the depths the flamenco scene in Granada, Spain, becomes the personal journey of one man to the roots of his own sadness. His accidental encounter with Yoel – an Israeli flamenco guitarist living in Andalucia, sparks the beginning of the shared journey into the heart of gypsy flamenco culture. His exploration of flamenco culture turns into an obsession, leaving behind his loved-one together with his previous life. A chronicle of love in the hear... more

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Silent Journey chronicles the life and evolution of a remarkable young man named David, who is both autistic and deaf, and his transcendence into adulthood and th...more
 
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The movie LUMINAWA tells the story of a family and their commitment to the preservation of the cultural heritage of their tribe, the Kalinga. The Bawer family lives i...more
 
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A documentary about the graduation ceremony of a young geisha girl working in Kyoto.
 
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A Special Journey - They have waited 26 years for this journey. A girl and her 2 parents, a family of 3, who have been forced to live in the shadows of Delhi for nearly hal...more
 
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A personal story of the hardship and loss being separated from one's family—especially when bad news arrives. This mother went to Italy as a migrant worker to support th...more
 
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CLOSE follows the struggles and triumphs of a chess prodigy and his unusual family in post-apartheid South Africa.
 
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