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"Memories of Rain" tells the story of Jenny C. and Kevin Q., two South Africans, her from the white world, he from the Black, who fought as commanders in the intelligence service of the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC) against the apartheid government. The film is not a historical study of the armed struggle of the ANC but the story of two people’s personal experiences, of how they grew up and became involved in the underground, of their goals and ideals, and of the struggle t...
A celebration of perseverance and rebirth through the arts, this inspiring documentary follows a group of New Orleans teens as they stage a revival of the hurricane-themed musical Once on this Island.
Stereotypes are often perpetuated and exaggerated through the media. This video analyzes stereotypes specific to America's indigenous peoples, as seen in cartoons and liquor and cigarette advertisements. Interviews with Native American teenagers and adults indicate that the struggle continues, and there are still many obstacles to overcome.
"Foreigners" is an animated documentary about foreigners who live in London. Based on interviews with ten young people from all over the world who live in the city, the film pieces together vignettes from multiple points of view that reveal London as an international metropolis that is both exciting and alienating. The interviews suggest a fresh look at contemporary English culture, and raise more fundamental questions about cultural differences and human nature.
There are laborers who took the long way round. They spent every day doing hard labor on the assembly line where they could hear even the sound of each other breathing. These laborers went up to the roof of the factory to stop layoffs and had to throw rocks and bolts at each other. They also had to watch as 22 laborers and their families who were pushed over the factory wall to leave on a long, long journey. Then they finally ended up at Daehanmoon (Daehan Gate) in the middle of Seoul. Thei...
Does everybody have the right to be beautiful? Miss Landmine is an art project that raises awareness of landmine issues and challenges traditional perceptions of disabled people. On the heels of a successful event in Africa, theater director Morten Traavik has now turned to Cambodia for the next edition of his controversial beauty pageant for landmine survivors. Faced with cries of sexism, exploitation, and a conservative Buddhist culture, Traavik seeks out new expressions of beauty in an increasingl...
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- from: NDTVOf all the religious figures in the Hindu pantheon, Krishna goes well beyond any frameworks of divinity. The folklore of Krishna and his romance with Radha, are part of our larger cultural consciousness. In this episode of India Matters, we take the opportunity to look at Krishna across cultures.21minsJUST VIEWED BY:GUEST
- from: Tom CrossFilms of Record is proud to present "Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go," the award-winning documentary about the lives of the troubled children growing up in Mulberry Bush Boarding School. Having suffered severe abuse and emotional trauma in early life, Mulberry Bush is seen as a last chance saloon for its pupils, who have been expelled from mainstrea...1hr 39minsJUST VIEWED BY:GUEST
- from: Marta Libertad Castillo"Because we have nothing, we'll build everything'" and together, over the sand, they built their city. In the middle of the desert, they dream about VES. A folded mat, then a square, a block, a community, and thousands of projects... and suddenly life made sense with every single creation pursuing the collective ideal.1hr 2minsJUST VIEWED BY:GUEST