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Robert and Angel met just months after Robert's release form prison. Now they sell Street Pulse, a newspaper tha... 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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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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Nine years in the making, this touching and powerful story delves into the taboo of our generation – openly exploring the experiences of sickness and dying. “You make a difference, even if you think you [don’t], you make a difference” (Russ Davey). 1 in 3 Australian men and 1 in 4 Australian women will be directly affected by cancer before the age of 75. Yet the real human experience of living with cancer is still vastly unknown, so when my father (Russ Davey) told me those three chillin... more

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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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While battling strong gusts of wind on a desolate, hilly highway in central Wyoming, Doug Markgraf slowed his bicycle to a stop and pulled a marker from his bag. In large letters, he scrawled "This Beats A Coma" across his sun-burnt forearm. He was 19 days into a 56-day journey across America, and the phrase reminded him why. Five years earlier, Doug was involved in a hit-and-run accident while riding his bicycle in a bike lane in West Philadelphia. In the collision he shattered bones, helmet, an... more

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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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Manjuben has broken the gender stereotypes, which are part of the social landscape she inhabits. She has created an identity for herself that goes against social, cultural and economic norms, and commands respect from her peers. This identity is deliberately ‘male’, that of a macho-trucker, drawn from several popular notions of maleness. She dresses like a man, goes to the barber, gets herself photographed posing in the manner of popular media idols, and blends totally into the ver... more

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Avraham Ezekiel, a Jew born in Iraq, immigrated to the Land of Israel in 1929. During the 1930s, he was an important journalist of the Palestine Bulletin and has been a bridg...more
 
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