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LESBANESE is a one-of-a-kind documentary exploring the lives of lesbians in Lebanon. Who are they, where do they hang out, and most importantly, how do they negotiate thei... 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 by neo-Nazi movements.

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A simple Moroccan peasant, nicknamed “Hercules” due to his uncommon strength, lives with his family on a spit of land adjacent to a magnificent beach south of Tangier. Hercules and his family live off of the bounty of their land, their livestock, fishing, and income earned by selling food from a straw hut they set up on the beach every summer. Their sole neighbor and recent arrival, Patrick Guerrand-Hermès, heir to the famous French company, has gradually acquired most of the land adjacen... more

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Shot over several months in Aleppo, North Syria, the film follows the itineraries of a couple of fighters, Mudar and Abdel Kader, who are hailed from the rural parts of Aleppo. At the outbreak of the protests, Mudar mobilized people peacefully through the patriotic songs he used to sing in the demonstration. As violence and brutal atrocities became the regime’s only way to suppress the protests, Mudar became involved with the military resistance. He met Abdel Kader who was an ordinary tradesma... more

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'Darfur – War for Water' is about a mission, that Tomo Kriznar, a human rights activist and (former) Slovenian President Janez Drnovsek's special emissary in Darfur, made. While Kriznar presents Slovenian peace initiative to various fractions of Sudanese Liberation Army, he films the very emotional and invaluable talks with main rebel leaders and civilians. This is the first film about Darfur, which enables the rest of the world to have an insight into the mentality of the rebels in Darfur an... more

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Isabel and Antonio are human rights activists. They were awakened by the loud noise of sirens and the roar of thousands of screams. They grabbed whatever was at hand, including a camcorder. They switched it on and started recording what their eyes could not believe: the savage assault and destruction of the largest protest camp ever raised in the Sahara: Gdeim Izik. The Moroccan security forces burning haimas, firing tear gas all around and beating whoever lied ahead. Shots were heard. Childre... more

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Gustavo Dudamel, the amazingly gifted Venezuelan conductor, educated entirely though "El Sistema", leads this journey through the stories of some of the young people who are experiencing the joy of music in the most diverse and contrasting corners of the world. Filmed in seven different countries, "DUDAMEL: Let the Children Play" is an opportunity to glimpse the world of Gustavo Dudamel: orchestras, conducting, and the importance of art as a hopeful path to face the educational crisis worldwide... more

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While Gloria, Ninfa and Norma struggled for the release of their husbands, their babies became teenagers and their children turned into adults. This documentary follows the wives of three police officers who have been kidnapped since the turn of the century. For over a decade, these women have fought the indifference of the guerrilla that took their loved ones and the apathy of the Colombian government that refuses to negotiate their freedom. After 13 years of resistance, the FARC finally answer... more

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