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Ahmed is a simple man who lives in a village which called Beidif, 200KM from Cairo in Egypt. His job is to make up the sewer system. All houses in Beidif have cesspits to get ride of waste water. A cesspit is a large underground tank to hold sewage. They need to be emptied regularly or the household will face problems. The film shows how Ahmed does his work everyday and how this work affects his life.

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A group of stories about building a sustainable, decentralized solidarity economy and weaving nets that overcome the individualization and hierarchical division of work. Thousands of people every day, all over the world, here and now. "Homage to Catalonia II" is a documentary that is a part of an academic research project. We investigate new economic cultures, new forms of living and of understanding the economy at the Institute for Research at the Open University of Catalonia. We study th... more

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Aftershocks is about the transformation of the Welfare State into an ally of the Corporation. It examines the acquisition/displacement of two quake-affected villages for lignite mining/power generation. It probes the microcosm in the nature of a study "from below" of the globalisation of the Economy & the corporatisation of Democracy. On January 26, 2001, Kutch (Gujarat, India) was devastated by a massive earthquake. Over 20,000 people died and tens of thousands of homes were destroyed. This film i... more

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The Swiss educator and philosopher Marcel Müller-Wieland (92) is a visionary. The school he envisions, promotes peace. Building community is at the core of his educational process. At the same time, he provides as much help as possible to empower each child. His talent for storytelling is shown in formulating his vision of a humane school. Seeing the children in his school projects makes you wish you could be a child again. There is exploring and constructing, drawing and hammerin... more

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"Voice of the Valley" tells the story of two women from the impoverished, religious and tribal agricultural hub of Jordan, the Jordan Valley. With no formal training and despite the government's refusal to issue them a license, Asma and Munira produce and broadcast a groundbreaking socio-political radio program from Amman. Despite numerous threats and backlash from their community, the women expose social, political and environmental issues plaguing the Jordan Valley—issues which have never bee... more

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It is estimated that up to 140 million women and girls have undergone some form of female genital mutilation, FGM, otherwise known as female circumcision. FGM should not be viewed as an isolated practice. It occurs in 28 countries, and its justification is that it is an important initiation which reinforces virginity, chastity, purity, marriageability and fidelity, and in some African countries affects over 90% of the female population. This film, narrated by Meryl Streep, reports from four countrie... more

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"Bets" presents the history of sugarcane cutters living in Tarabai, São Paulo inland, and working in regional mills. The documentary discusses the process of migration, working relations and capital consequences, the different cultures, work and health conditions of these migrants. The amazement of seeing piped water for the first time, the injuries of an arduous and destructive profession and the actions to relieve physical and spiritual conditions. The 13 testimonies shown in this documentar... more

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"'The Garden at the end of the World' is a film that is both a documentary and a travelogue of a journey through a ruined land. It is stark in its contrasts of the impacts o...more
 
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Director Duncan Bridgeman (1 Giant Leap, What About Me?) weaves a beautiful and rhythmic cinematic tapestry composed of original songs, conversations, reflections, wisdom an...more
 
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Young Kids Hard Time explores the story of young children sentenced to adult prison for decades, through the eyes of 12-year old Paul Gingerich and 15-year old Colt Lundy, bot...more
 
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The documentary explores the humanitarian response to the 2012 hunger crisis in the Sahel region of Africa. At the height of the emergency, brought on by the third majo...more
 
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"Quark Park" is the story of bohemian lawn care artist and dreamer Peter Soderman, and the self-confessed "cold-hearted realist" and Yale architect, Kevin Wilke...more
 
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(Texte en français ci-dessous.) "Garbage" portrays the impoverished life of men living in public landfills, who subsist on the sale of the recyclable material the...more
 
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