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Built between 1865 and 1876, Yerwada Central Prison (YCP), Pune, is one of the oldest prisons in India, with over 2500 inmates. In this film, six poets and artistes of the YCP share their work, their lives... Through their poems and musings, the film explores the modes in which they creatively cope with the pain and stigma of incarceration, in the process questioning their selfhood and the socially constructed divisions between ‘us' and ‘them', between the ‘normal' and the ‘deviant'.

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Carmen lives in Almanjáyar, a Gypsy neighbourhood located on the outskirts of the city of Granada in Spain. Her days are spent in isolation and devoted to the care of her father, a conservative man and her mother, a virtually absent woman. Defying the rules of her community and her family, Carmen keeps secret an intense relationship with Sheila, a love that allows her to survive the world around her and shows her the possibility of a new life.

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Identity, family secrets and World War II. When Yvonne's grandmother was 26, she had an experience that left deep emotional scars. The county of Finnmark was burned to the ground during WWII, and she, her husband and their three little children had to flee their home or face death. Taking care of the family was always an important part of her grandmother's life, but today the family has fallen out of touch with each other. This documentary follows Yvonne's attempt to gather the family to take one las... more

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Six individuals describe their experiences with restraint and seclusion in schools, and the devastating physical and emotional injuries they suffered as a result.

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Never before has a female filmmaker been accepted into a men's group, where everything that is said in the room stays in the room. The film portrays Chris, Robert, Wayne and Thomas, who are on their individual journeys toward realizing their purposes in life. Six months after joining the group, rookie Chris frees himself from the burden of his estranged father, while the group’s oldest member, Robert, reaches for courage to embrace his relationship to his girlfriend. For Wayne and Thomas, th... more

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Even as Joyce Fernandez devotes her life to care for her mother, Celine, who suffers from Alzheimerʼs Disease, she fights her fears with faith when her motherʼs health worsens rapidly. Meanwhile, Dr Irene Giam, who describes herself as an atheist who does not fear death, struggles to restrain her emotions in a relentless march with vascular dementia. Intimate and unflinchingly honest, BEFORE WE FORGET is a film of two women with dementia who live in an Asian society where terminal illnesses an... more

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I AM WHAT I AM is a musical documentary and coming of age story of youngsters living in Bern-West. Rushit (15) and his four friends have the best-known rap band of the area. Natalia, who fled from Kyrgyzstan at 16, gets to know them during the rehearsal of the Bernese Hip-Hop-Musical. They talk about work and family, girls, trouble with the law, friendship and trust, hoping to become someone and to have more than just a regular life. This search and the struggle for trust is the leitmotif of th... more

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I spent my childhood, from 6 to 10 years old, in French suburban town of Bois d’Arcy. My memories are slowly fading away. Who knows what the past holds?
 
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Andrej Macko is a man whose artistic outlook was shaped by his life experience of participation in the civil war and the postwar disillusionment in normal civilian life. All o...more
 
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Moustapha is in his late 70’s. He suffers from a sleeping disorder. Moustapha is a poet from an earlier generation. His daughter comes to visit regularly. She films the lif...more
 
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An artistic documentary about 85-year-old Roma accordionist Maestro Rexhep Karaça, who has a lifetime of experience of playing the accordion. Maestro Karaça, who began playin...more
 
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Sixty-year-old Pietro Lentini, after a nomadic existence of excess and drifting around the globe, felt a strong and unexpected need to change his life. He found a rui...more
 
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On November 1, 1991, a graduate student walked onto the University of Iowa campus and shot 6 people. Only one survived. Miya Rodolfo-Sioson became a quadriplegic, bu...more
 
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