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Com Que Voz follows the life journey of Alain Oulman: Renaissance man, composer, literary editor, theater director, and political figure. Oulman was born in Lisbon in 1928. He was raised in a Jewish-French family against the dramatic backdrop of World War Two. After a brief stint studying chemical engineering and music in Switzerland, Alain went to Paris and composed music for Yves Montand. His father disapproved of this endeavor. Then in the early 1950's, Alain traveled to New York Cit... more

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This year, three sisters, all vibrant young women, may have their perfectly healthy breasts removed in the hope of saving their lives. They’ve all been tested positive for BRCA2, a genetic malfunction, and an inherited gene disorder that means they are at a significantly higher-than-normal risk of developing breast and/or ovarian cancer before they turn 50. They are all going through the pain and heartache of having to make a decision to remove their breasts now whilst they are young an... more

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A rare and wonderful record of a large family in a small country town adoring the Great Depression, a personal account of the war, and a beautiful, tragic love story.

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Shadow of the House is an intimate portrait of the Cuban-American photographer Abelardo Morell. Morell’s life is utterly ordinary on the surface but our understanding of Morell deepens as layer after layer of the man and his influences are revealed: his strange and compelling journey fleeing Castro in the early sixties and growing up in NY as a teenager; his life as an American family man; a Cuban refugee, more American than Cuban, but not an American citizen; a photographer who feels safer workin... more

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"The Adytum" is a coming-of-age story about a girl who learns to read under unlikely circumstances. Dialogue in a constructed language is interwoven with music to emphasize the character's awkward struggle to understand the language that disempowers her unique family. The film is a quiet reflection on the human experience of animal drives as power, and a monument to the human ability to translate suffering and moments of epiphany into spiritual transcendence.

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For Once In My Life is a documentary about a unique band of singers and musicians, and their journey to show the world the greatness – and killer soundtrack – within each of them. The 28 members of the Spirit of Goodwill have a wide range of mental and physical disabilities, as well as musical abilities that extend into ranges of pure genius. In a cinema vérité style, the film explores their struggles and triumphs and the healing power of music as the band members' unique talents are nurture... more

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The journey of a loving Israeli couple into the depths the flamenco scene in Granada, Spain, becomes the personal journey of one man to the roots of his own sadness. His accidental encounter with Yoel – an Israeli flamenco guitarist living in Andalucia, sparks the beginning of the shared journey into the heart of gypsy flamenco culture. His exploration of flamenco culture turns into an obsession, leaving behind his loved-one together with his previous life. A chronicle of love in the hear... more

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"Losing Layla" is a raw and honest video diary exploring the beauty and terror around every parent's worst nightmare: the loss of a child. We meet a couple negotiating whe...more
 
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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 an...more
 
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A police captain is haunted by the memories of an abusive and combative father who nearly killed her twice and abused her mother throughout their marriage. Former police captai...more
 
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Partially blinded by an unknown illness at 3 and sent out to work on the tough streets of Kano in Nigeria at 9, Aisha Sani Abdullahi's life prospects were not great. However, ...more
 
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“Wally” is a film named after a middle-aged man, who, in spite of congenital disabilities, has made a life on the land he loves, surrounded by neighbors and family who car...more
 
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Isaac, a long-time Soviet immigrant, and Brut the dog live together in a dark, memory-filled apartment. Brut’s hind leg has a growth. Up early, they visit the vet. Isaa...more
 
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