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Different people, many traditions, one country. This film celebrates the beauty of plural India through the genre of the road movie. A month-long bus journey with a set o... more
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She is ten years old, he is fourteen. This is their wedding day. The ceremony, in the remote Amhara region of Northern Ethiopia, is conducted by the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Half of all girls in Amhara will be married before they are fifteen, and may be promised in marriage even at the age of five. Early marriage has many consequences for a girl. Pregnancy before her body is fully formed can lead to difficult and prolonged labor. If she survives, she could be left with permanen... more

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In April 2005, there was a media scandal about a number of women fired from a small company in France, who had been offered relocation in Romania for a salary equivalent to 110 Euros—a tenth of the minimum wage in France at the time. This documentary overturns an absurd proposal and transforms it into a real exchange between people. One year later, one of the French former employees of the company decides to come and see in Romania what this proposal was about. Who are those people working ove... more

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The repression and poor conditions to which the enslaved Africans in Brazil were subjected led to a point where more and more slaves, revolted with their condition, ran from the senzalas to remote locations where they could hardly be recaptured by their former lords. The escape of slaves gave rise to small concentrations in remote places named quilombos or mocambos. With the abolition of the slavery of blacks in Brazil (1888) these lands were donated by the former lords, purchased or naturall... more

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"Bets" presents the history of sugarcane cutters living in Tarabai, São Paulo inland, and working in regional mills. The documentary discusses the process of migration, working relations and capital consequences, the different cultures, work and health conditions of these migrants. The amazement of seeing piped water for the first time, the injuries of an arduous and destructive profession and the actions to relieve physical and spiritual conditions. The 13 testimonies shown in this documentar... more

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The Swiss educator and philosopher Marcel Müller-Wieland (92) is a visionary. The school he envisions, promotes peace. Building community is at the core of his educational process. At the same time, he provides as much help as possible to empower each child. His talent for storytelling is shown in formulating his vision of a humane school. Seeing the children in his school projects makes you wish you could be a child again. There is exploring and constructing, drawing and hammerin... more

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Aftershocks is about the transformation of the Welfare State into an ally of the Corporation. It examines the acquisition/displacement of two quake-affected villages for lignite mining/power generation. It probes the microcosm in the nature of a study "from below" of the globalisation of the Economy & the corporatisation of Democracy. On January 26, 2001, Kutch (Gujarat, India) was devastated by a massive earthquake. Over 20,000 people died and tens of thousands of homes were destroyed. This film i... more

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Everything you do for me without me, you do against me. —Gandhi What is poverty? Is poverty merely a question of lack of money or is there more to it? In THE MISSING LINK, Fabio Wuytack tries to get a glimpse of the inside of poverty, in the margins of the welfare state. In the poignant and fascinating discussions with people who have experienced poverty themselves, the psychological aspect of poverty surfaces. Their touching life stories confront us with the impact of socia... more

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"Promised Land and the Broken Promises" is the story of the struggle for land and land rights in Kerala, India. Land has become increasingly a potent and volatile issue i...more
 
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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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Starting in the 1980's, 'The End' follows 4 Deaf children over 60 years. After the introduction of a treatment aimed at eradicating deafness, the very survival of Deaf languag...more
 
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In 2009, U.S. Marines launched a major helicopter assault on a Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan. Within hours of being dropped deep behind enemy lines, 25-year-ol...more
 
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A name. Everybody has one. Individuals, artists and academics from all over the world share their thoughts about the meaning and purpose of one’s name from bot...more
 
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"El Legado - One day in life of the Zapatistas" is a short portrait of an indigenous Tzeltal family who lives as subsistence farmers in the state of Chiapas in the south o...more
 
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