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Renowned cornet virtuoso Jim Klages was at the height of his career as the soloist for the elite 'President's Own' U.S. Marine Band in Washington, D.C. But when the happily marrie... more
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"El desorden de los sentidos (Disorder of the Senses)" takes us on a discovery journey, crossing our five senses to show us the reality of the world of Antonio and Gerardo, two young boys with disabilities that face the French route of the St. James’ Way in bicycle. With the help of their family and friends, our main characters shows us that the real road goes much farther than Santiago de Compostela.

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A thought-provoking 20-minute video presenting a group of adoptees who discuss their experiences growing up in transracial adoptive families. They delve into complex issues such as confronting stereotypes, fitting in with their culture of origin and learning to define themselves in terms of race and culture. Included in the video are interviews with several adoptive parents who discuss the obstacles they faced in raising children of a different race. The compelling voices of experience are touchin... more

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While battling strong gusts of wind on a desolate, hilly highway in central Wyoming, Doug Markgraf slowed his bicycle to a stop and pulled a marker from his bag. In large letters, he scrawled "This Beats A Coma" across his sun-burnt forearm. He was 19 days into a 56-day journey across America, and the phrase reminded him why. Five years earlier, Doug was involved in a hit-and-run accident while riding his bicycle in a bike lane in West Philadelphia. In the collision he shattered bones, helmet, an... more

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Nine years in the making, this touching and powerful story delves into the taboo of our generation – openly exploring the experiences of sickness and dying. “You make a difference, even if you think you [don’t], you make a difference” (Russ Davey). 1 in 3 Australian men and 1 in 4 Australian women will be directly affected by cancer before the age of 75. Yet the real human experience of living with cancer is still vastly unknown, so when my father (Russ Davey) told me those three chillin... more

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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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This is a story the impact of physical and sexual violence on a young girl and how she lived with the trauma of it and eventually healed. It shows the intersection of domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault.

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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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Michou is a solitary man with no ties. During the night, he acts as a taxi driver for three regulars, three extremely vibrant ladies with whom he unwittingly gets involved. Thi...more
 
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Rock N Roll Mamas is a feature-length documentary about three indie rockers who strive to follow their creative dreams and raise their children. Over the course of si...more
 
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You’re in your early twenties and you need to figure out what’s next. The world around you is overwhelming and the idea of joining the end of a long queue isn’t tha...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 Passions and Politics of Ed Edelman, narrated by Tom Brokaw, is the inspirational story of the life and career of Edmund D. Edelman, a political visionary whose courag...more
 
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