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An extended refugee family from Somalia, an interracial same-sex couple, a single mother in a housing cooperative, and a mother of six who has fostered nearly 50 children in her lifetime... None of these families have ever met each other before, but at the invitation of a mutual friend and videomaker, that will soon change. To explore how his friends and neighbors are defining family for themselves today, Craig Saddlemire requested that four different households in his community allow him to documen... 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, both serving 30 years in adult prison for killing Colt's stepdad.

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Extreme levels of privatization can only be carried out under conditions where people are under severe pressure, as in the transformation of former Soviet republics towards independence and capitalism. Since the Rose Revolution in 2003, the former Soviet republic Georgia underwent such a radical transformation. President Mikheil Saakashvili implemented one of the most extreme neoliberal projects in the world. Today, Georgia is 9th of 185 states in the World Bank ranking “Ease of Doin... more

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The 2004 Orange Revolution in Ukraine was a massive civil demonstration for democracy and against electoral fraud. Millions of empassioned citizens braved freezing weather conditions to fight against stolen elections and to protest the poisoning of their candidate, Victor Yushchenko. From Kyiv to Donetsk, from Odessa, to Lviv, the filmmaker personally engaged with Ukrainians on all sides of the debate to compile "The Orange Chronicles", a personal account of three months spent in the midst of thi... more

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Iraq, February 1988. Saddam Hussein’s regime justifies the looting and the systematic extermination of the Kurdish people as a Holy war against the infidels. From this date onwards, forced deportations, random executions and communal graves become the official operating procedure of Operation ‘Anfal’, which in the Koran signifies ‘booty’, ‘prey of war’. Through words and images, interviews and witness accounts, the documentary looks back at the darkest years of the political life o... more

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Korogocho, Kenya. A slum district of acute poverty and violence. In recent years, the settlement’s older women have become vulnerable to attack, at the hands of younger men. Fuelled by rumours that intercourse with an elderly woman can act as a cure for AIDS, a spate of horrifying sexual assaults has occurred. Now, a group of grandmothers come together to protect themselves – the eponymous Kung Fu Grannies.

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“We have to decide for ourselves what we want. We are the ones who know about our needs and what is happening in our community,” Omayra Peréz explains confidently. She wants to convince her community, located on the hillside of a poor district of Caracas, to found a Consejo Comunal (community council). In more than 30.000 Consejos Comunales the Venezuelan inhabitants decide on their concerns collectively via assemblies. Omayra is supported by the activists of the nearby shantytown “Emilian... more

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War and violence leave behind the dead, the wounded, the maimed, victims, and witnesses. “Echoes of War” is a feature-length documentary with animated sequences abou...more
 
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Most of us, at some time in our lives, feel that we have been wronged by others in some way. It may be as a result of malicious gossip or maybe a violent act or even wors...more
 
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Alexandra Pascalidou, famous journalist and TV-presenter and producer, returned to her home country to examine what went wrong. How could the cradle of democracy suddenly becom...more
 
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Situated on the banks of the River Krishna, Amaravathi is a small town in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Famous for its prehistoric Amareswara temple dedicated to Lor...more
 
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What changes in human beings after they are victims of armed conflict? What does it mean to live displaced by the border violence between two countries? More than a million and ...more
 
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Mamatal, the son of a Tuareg chief, leads the filmmakers on a journey across the Sahara on a mission to draw attention to the suffering of his people and to help them aver...more
 
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