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Bety, my childhood friend, was sentenced in September 2004 to thirty years of prison, accused of killing her mothe... more
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Aya, a 32-year-old musician lives without boundaries or doubts about her identity. Yaelle, however, is a 29-year old multimedia artist immigrated from France and comes from ... 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 complex issues such as confronting stereotypes, fitting in with their culture of origin and learning to define themselves in terms of race and culture. Included in the video are interviews with several adoptive parents who discuss the obstacles they faced in raising children of a different race. The compelling voices of experience are touchin... more

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Out of prison for the umpteenth time, ex-con James Gardner revisits his broken home and the family members still hurting because of his decades-long criminal career.

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In Burkina Faso, the emigration of young people to Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) is almost like a rite of passage to adulthood. Usually, the rule is to leave and come back. However, many are those who never return, and this, for various reasons, can be hard to understand for the families left behind. This was the case for Joanny, my older brother, who suddenly left our family one morning in 1978. After 18 years of absence, during which we never heard any news from him, one of our cousins cam... more

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This is a story the impact of physical and sexual violence on a young girl and how she lived with the trauma of it and eventually healed. It shows the intersection of domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault.

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GaiShanxi is known among the villagers are the most beautiful woman in Shanxi. During the War of Resistance, she was humiliated by Japanese soldiers, but unwilling to sink into sexual slavery, she stood up to protect her sisters. In 1992, she stood up to demand justice from Japan on her behalf, and on behalf of her sisters. But not long after, she died of illness, taking her unanswered grievance with her.

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"El desorden de los sentidos (Disorder of the Senses)" takes us on a discovery journey, crossing our five senses to show us the reality of the world of Antonio and Gerardo, two young boys with disabilities that face the French route of the St. James’ Way in bicycle. With the help of their family and friends, our main characters shows us that the real road goes much farther than Santiago de Compostela.

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Do you remember the kid at school who was always in detention, or the guy in class you thought would end up in jail? Benjamin Polis is that guy. From the day he was born, Ben's parents knew he was different. By the time Ben was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) at age 12, he had already flooded a zoo, killed a dog, burned down a caravan park, and basically made life hell for his family, teachers, and anyone else who crossed his path. Now at age 21, he has turned i... more

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Paweł Dudziński, who developed butoh dance with an intuitive ritual method, became a laudable preserver and successor of the tradition of such great butoh masters a...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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A fascinating look into the life of Sebastian, a blind teenager who navigates via echolocation, the same technique that bats use for navigation.
 
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Kasisi, an orphanage 40 km away from Zambia’s capital, takes in starving and ill children, often on the verge of death, whom nobody wants. For many of them, the orphanag...more
 
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A musical film about the late flamenco singer Enrique Morente, whose last work was to put music to the poems of Pablo Picasso and turn it into a great musical performanc...more
 
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You'll never sing again, said her doctor. But in a story from the very edge of medical possibility, operatic soprano Charity Tillemann-Dick tells a double story of survival ...more
 
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