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A film exploring and documenting the challenges children of immigrant parents experience as they embrace their cultural heritage.

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A young Kenyan athlete contends for a shot at the Olympic Games, but his dreams of representing his country are complicated by his nation’s history of ethnic rivalries. The unrest that gripped Kenyan slums and villages following the disputed 2007 presidential election was the worst outbreak of ethnically-motivated violence the country had ever seen. But in recent years, young athletes from the slum have begun using sport to mend tribal wounds. Together, these athletes represent a nascent trend o... more

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Kurdistan, “The Other Iraq”, has been held up as a shining example of peace in the Middle East since US sanctioned protections were put in place in 1992, but how has this experimental democracy really affected women? 21 DAYS TO NAWROZ is a documentary feature explores the lives of three very different Kurdish women as they prepare for the ancient New Year feast by reckoning with the past and looking to the future. Razaw is a feminist lawyer that defends women who are victims of honour crime... more

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Secrets of a dirty war In 2004, Fallujah in Iraq became the theater of a major showdown between the American soldiers and the Iraqi insurgents. But even though the sounds of this harsh battle have died down a long time ago the consequences are only showing now. And they are of the toxic kind. Babies are born with malformations, kids are affected with leukemia and cancer has multiplied tenfold. The situation reminds the one of 1945 post atomic Hiroshima. Meanwhile, in the USA, the marines wh... more

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In 2009 the choir of the Mondine di Medicina (rice-weeders of Medicina, not far from Bologna) has been invited to sing at the concert of the May Day that takes place in Rome. Inside the pullman, during the trip, the rice-weeders practice their songs, in a kind of rehearsal of the concert. The images of the trip are alternated with the tales of the rice-weeders and with the memories of their lives and of their struggles for the labor rights. However the choir that will sing in Rome is not complete... more

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“The Human Boundaries” is a 35-minute documentary on the life of the Hindu refugees from Pakistan. A group of 151 Pakistani Hindus entered India on September, 2011 with a one-month tourist visa. They came to take refuge from the various religious persecutions they had to face in Pakistan. The group, which has a majority of children and women, are now sheltered in a camp on the outskirts of New Delhi. But now, their visa has expired and they are facing deportation. Various organizations ar... more

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"Apples, Chickens and Chimeras" documentary addresses the real situation of African women living in Spain from a perspective different from the stereotypical image we often have of our neighboring continent. The protagonists of the film are, in the words of the director, “optimistic women with a great capacity for learning and an incredible sense of humor".

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Lost in the mountains of Mindanao, the rebellious province of the South Philippines, DIWALWAL is an illegal gold rush town ruled by the guns and also, according to the highl...more
 
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John and Jeff, two 9/11 First Responders, are fighting to be recognized and compensated by the US Government while they are battling the cancer contracted from months of workin...more
 
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For the last forty years in Indonesia, we have been watching a shadow play. We have seen the Wayangs or shadow puppets acting out a drama and though we were unable to catch th...more
 
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The purpose behind our documentary is to explore the arguments for the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people through the lens of religiou...more
 
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The Mime's Story shows the cruel results of unseen politicians who make laws that destroy lives. A traditional street performing mime named Freedo performs every day fo...more
 
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Faces of Change highlights the story of five activists from five different continents who relay unique video dispatches from their respective corners of the world. From thei...more
 
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