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Amidst the beaches and by-lanes of Chennai, India, Indelible discovers the indomitable spirit of seven people and their families, bound together by an extra chromosome. Diagnosed with Down’s syndrome, Babli, Revathi, Arti, Manimeghalai, Archana, Sandhya and Ashwin invite us into their homes and hearts to witness everything that text books and Wikipedia left out: what are people with Down’s syndrome really like? How do their families cope? What of their dreams, beliefs and karma? The film begin... 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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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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Set in the San Francisco Bay Area, "Living Inside Out" is a short experimental documentary that explores the challenge of reentering society through the eyes of three formerly incarcerated women. The film intertwines Tricia, Chloe, and Noelani recounting memories of incarceration, rehabilitation and the struggle to find a path back into the community. Using poetic visuals of public, intimate and desolate spaces, the film examines the psychological impact of prison time. With deeply persona... more

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Com Que Voz follows the life journey of Alain Oulman: Renaissance man, composer, literary editor, theater director, and political figure. Oulman was born in Lisbon in 1928. He was raised in a Jewish-French family against the dramatic backdrop of World War Two. After a brief stint studying chemical engineering and music in Switzerland, Alain went to Paris and composed music for Yves Montand. His father disapproved of this endeavor. Then in the early 1950's, Alain traveled to New York Cit... 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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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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A thought-provoking 20-minute video presenting a group of adoptees who discuss their experiences growing up in transracial adoptive families. They delve into comple...more
 
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"The Watershed" is a poignant and powerful feature documentary about the disintegration of an upper-class family – The Trunks. Faced with the extraordinary traum...more
 
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The film follows Israeli artist Zvi Lachman during the decade 1998-2008. It centers on moments of conversion, which assemble fragments of the cultural past to dramatiz...more
 
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Alessandra lives in a magic world, made up of decreasing notes and slight vibrations, which her voice let fly all around the streets of the old town center of Lecce, a smal...more
 
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40-year Philip was shopping when he took a call telling him to get his pyjamas and go straight into hospital. "I spy with my little eye, something beginning with L..." he tol...more
 
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Kamla (name changed) didn't understand what marriage meant. But she quietly followed her parents instructions, stopping her education, and moving to her husband and in-law...more
 
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