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Munira digs the earth bare handed to recover the bones of his son, killed during Srebrenica’s genocide. Not even mines frighten her. Aida was raped in the same occurrence and cannot give birth to any son anymore. These are some of the stories of Srebrenica’s Muslim mothers. Although 20 years have gone by, they will never cease to suffer. Even though only in the form of bone pieces, they still hope to see their beloved heading home.

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When Ursula Bodmer came into the world deaf and blind in 1951, her mother abandoned her immediately after giving birth. The doctors in Zurich did not expect her to live long. But despite such prognoses, Ursula is now a 60-year-old woman – cared for with a great deal of affection for five decades by Anita Utzinger, her foster mother. Where does Ursula get her strength to live? And where does Anita Utzinger get the energy for her relationship with Ursula? The film tells this story in stirring image... more

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Lovely RITA celebrates New Zealand painter Rita Angus. She lived and worked at a time in New Zealand when being a full-time artist was not only unusual, it was hardly considered to be a serious occupation. Her paintings were undervalued during her lifetime but appreciated by a small, informed group of supporters including the composer Douglas Lilburn, with whom she maintained a lifelong close friendship. Over 300 letters from Rita to Douglas were in his possession when he died recently, and thes... more

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The Passions and Politics of Ed Edelman, narrated by Tom Brokaw, is the inspirational story of the life and career of Edmund D. Edelman, a political visionary whose courage and humanity transformed the fabric of life in Southern California. Told through archival footage and poignant interviews, the film provides a journey through Los Angeles' history over the past half-century.

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In her late 50s, Nuala O'Faolain wrote a best-selling memoir that sold a million copies and shocked the Irish public with its revelations of her sexual history and the bizarre manner of upbringing. 
 She was a woman of many, contradictory parts: the enthusiastic heterosexual whose most lasting relationship was with a radical lesbian activist; the feminist who adored a father who openly betrayed her mother and neglected his family. 

In 2008, she transfixed Ireland again when, ravage... more

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Poland, mid 60's. A fragmented family in a poor neighborhood. The mother, separated from her Polish husband, spends most of her time working to provide the basic needs for her two sons, who are 10 and 14 years old. Left to their own devices, the boys join a neighborhood gang with a strong Neo-Nazi orientation. One day the gang enters a Jewish neighborhood, beating and stabbing some youngsters, and are arrested by the police. The mother succeeds in convincing the police to release her sons, but i... more

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Teijun Ogawa, a proud and rare niso (female priest) of Japanese Shingon Buddhist Sect, dies after telling her story to Reiko and Max, a Japanese couple based in New York. She told them about her desolate life since she was given to a temple at the age of seven, and her achievement of building the Enmyoin temple single-handedly. But she refused to share her view as a woman—as if the subject was taboo. Upon hearing the arrival of a young heiress, as though guided by old Teijun, the couple revisit... more

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