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The incidental casualties of war are the individuals who lose family, property, limbs and lives. But sometimes collateral damage can describe what has happened to an entire nation. Ten years after the fall of Saddam Hussein, Iraq still suffers from the damage wrought in the overthrow of a dictator and the chaos that followed. Now, as Iraq adjusts after the withdrawal of American troops, what is the new reality of everyday life? What are the daily struggles for the ordinary people of thi... more

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This documentary is filmed in the territory of the Miskito at the coast of Nicaragua and Honduras. It chronicles the life and work of the Pikineras women, who have recently moved into Miskito territory in the bay to find work in the business of buying and trading lobsters from the divers. We get a peak into the magical world of the Miskito, their mystical beliefs and strong, masculine worldviews. We learn about the fight of the Pikineras women and the discrimination they must face conductin... more

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It's high time to buck the notion that children from less privileged neighborhoods need regimented, standardized, “back to basics” approaches! Unlike most of their public school peers, Mission Hill teachers have control of their curriculum, and a say in most aspects of school life. Here academics connect to experiences, empathy and exploration are valued, and children with diverse abilities and backgrounds flourish. There are no panaceas, but much can be achieved when teachers have the freedo... more

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In early 2010, Lo Chun Yip first started his journey on the streets and experienced rebellions. Lo might not be able to give an inspiring speech or to overpower others physically, but his creativity and recording technique can make a difference. He then started filming a social campaign, which led to the creation of this film, "Days After n Coming". It was made in the hope that genuine scenes in the major mass media could be recovered in the depoliticized atmosphere of Hong Kong.

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The film takes place in 2008. Hui Guo from Henan province is a harvester, who live off going to different provinces to harvest wheat. He and his father hire a driver and to go to Shaanxi in Henan Province. Here they meet other harvesters with whom they have a lot in common. They talk about the Sichuan earthquake and the difficulties with the wheat harvest. They bargain with farmers and think about ways to cut the car leader's commission. Sometimes they debate about other ways to make a living; sometime... more

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In Indonesia, the largest islamic country of the world, kids are punking out, and the motto isn't NO FUTURE, but DIY - DO IT YOURSELF. The aging punk band CLUSTER BOMB UNIT, from the backwaters of Southern Germany, go on a tour from Jakarta to Bali and discover that, in Southeast Asia, punk is far from dead – it is in fact a huge youth movement.

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"Heroes Do Exist in Colombia" was the name of the first major propaganda campaign of Colombia’s National Army. It consisted of a series of propaganda pieces which were part of the communication strategy of ex-president Alvaro Uribe’s (2002-2010) Policy of Democratic Security. Pivoting on the figure of the hero, the government’s publicists constructed an image of the military based on a logic of protection, incorporating unsettling communicative elements in order to produce emotive narratives o... more

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An Ancient Legend lies buried deep in the vaults of the Bishop Museum in Honolulu; a legend that holds a secret so precious that its very existence has been hidden from th...more
 
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An inspiring and thought provoking film on Transgenderism - a landmark production for the Trans-community. With narration by Jon Faine of ABC Radio 774, the viewer i...more
 
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From the university grounds of Washington DC, to the Sonora desert of Arizona and the streets of Oakland, California, immigration policies are transforming the communities w...more
 
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The daily routine of father and son is interrupted by an encounter with an unfamiliar boy, different from them in color. Presented as am allegory of racism, a curren...more
 
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"Promised Land and the Broken Promises" is the story of the struggle for land and land rights in Kerala, India. Land has become increasingly a potent and volatile issue i...more
 
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“Invisible Years” is a 26-minute film that focuses on the lives of gay men in their 50s and 60s. The film was inspired by my own desire to better understand the cultur...more
 
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