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This documentary is filmed in the territory of the Miskito at the coast of Nicaragua and Honduras. It chronicles the life and work of the Pikineras women, who have recently moved into Miskito territory in the bay to find work in the business of buying and trading lobsters from the divers. We get a peak into the magical world of the Miskito, their mystical beliefs and strong, masculine worldviews. We learn about the fight of the Pikineras women and the discrimination they must face conductin... more

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In early 2010, Lo Chun Yip first started his journey on the streets and experienced rebellions. Lo might not be able to give an inspiring speech or to overpower others physically, but his creativity and recording technique can make a difference. He then started filming a social campaign, which led to the creation of this film, "Days After n Coming". It was made in the hope that genuine scenes in the major mass media could be recovered in the depoliticized atmosphere of Hong Kong.

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The film takes place in 2008. Hui Guo from Henan province is a harvester, who live off going to different provinces to harvest wheat. He and his father hire a driver and to go to Shaanxi in Henan Province. Here they meet other harvesters with whom they have a lot in common. They talk about the Sichuan earthquake and the difficulties with the wheat harvest. They bargain with farmers and think about ways to cut the car leader's commission. Sometimes they debate about other ways to make a living; sometime... more

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"Heroes Do Exist in Colombia" was the name of the first major propaganda campaign of Colombia’s National Army. It consisted of a series of propaganda pieces which were part of the communication strategy of ex-president Alvaro Uribe’s (2002-2010) Policy of Democratic Security. Pivoting on the figure of the hero, the government’s publicists constructed an image of the military based on a logic of protection, incorporating unsettling communicative elements in order to produce emotive narratives o... more

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It's high time to buck the notion that children from less privileged neighborhoods need regimented, standardized, “back to basics” approaches! Unlike most of their public school peers, Mission Hill teachers have control of their curriculum, and a say in most aspects of school life. Here academics connect to experiences, empathy and exploration are valued, and children with diverse abilities and backgrounds flourish. There are no panaceas, but much can be achieved when teachers have the freedo... more

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Adelin, 83 years old, is confronted with dementia, while Eva, 34, wants her unbearable and never ending mental suffering to stop. Both people ask for help with and care for a decent farewell and passing away. Through organ donation, Eva would like to add meaning to her death. A group of individuals who follow, study and understand the Belgian law of euthanasia, give us their insights on these complex issues.

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The incidental casualties of war are the individuals who lose family, property, limbs and lives. But sometimes collateral damage can describe what has happened to an entire nation. Ten years after the fall of Saddam Hussein, Iraq still suffers from the damage wrought in the overthrow of a dictator and the chaos that followed. Now, as Iraq adjusts after the withdrawal of American troops, what is the new reality of everyday life? What are the daily struggles for the ordinary people of thi... more

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A quiet fishing village guarding untold stories of the discovery of Brazil and the German submarines of World War II. A small paradise in Rio Grande do Norte, now popula...more
 
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The film consists of found footage and is made by cutting and pasting bits and pieces from institutional movies from the Prelinger Archive together. It aims to throw light o...more
 
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Every day, about 800 people from Central America countries are smuggled into Mexican territory. They fled poverty, insecurity and violence in their countries of origi...more
 
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A look at what President Eisenhower described as the military-industrial complex.
 
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'The Wild Coast' is a physical, historical and philosophical exploration of the Guianas, the three countries that make up the northeast of South America. These uniqu...more
 
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After his wife left him, a young filmmaker decided to move into the worst Gypsy ghetto in his country. A documentary about finding a new life in different culture surrounded b...more
 
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