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What is the lasting impact of divorce and separation on the children of "failed" marriages? In this critically acclaimed film, five young people sit down to discuss openl... more
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STAMMERS tells the story of Jef, an 18-year old who is trying to overcome his stammering. A documentary about learning to speak again, excelling oneself and the difficulties involved in the will to change...

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You’re in your early twenties and you need to figure out what’s next. The world around you is overwhelming and the idea of joining the end of a long queue isn’t that attractive. So, you run for the hills. Audrey and her boyfriend become sheepherders for a summer season, leading their flock over the common pastures at high altitude. Join Audrey on a personal journey through the French Alps, and through her relationship with her boyfriend. Experience the discrepancy between her romanti... more

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A VERY SHORT WAR is a deeply personal story – one that resonates with and speaks to every name found chiseled into memorial monuments scattered throughout the world’s cities and country towns. It revolves around the short life of Jack Clifford (Cliff) Carpenter, a pioneer Australian aviator of the 1930’s. Cliff had designed and built his first aeroplane as a teenager and sadly lost his life at the age of 28 in the darkening skies over Norway on the day of the German invasion. He left behind ... more

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Gilad Atzmon is one of modern music's best saxophonists, and one of the most controversial public opponents of Israel. A gentle giant, warm, charismatic and somewhat shy, Gilad is a complex character. Born into a pro-Zionist family and serving briefly in the first Lebanon War, Gilad had a dramatic turnaround; he quit the army, picked up his sax and exiled himself to London, declaring himself an enemy to the Israeli state. Since then he has produced some of the modern era's greatest Jazz album... more

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"Writing Against Death" is a documentary that looks at the subject of the death penalty from a special perspective, that of an involved protagonist: Ursula Corbin from Switzerland, who makes a personal contribution towards the abolition of the death penalty by building up a close and long personal relationship - through letters and visits - with an inmate on death row in Livingston, Texas, thus introducing a shred of humanity into a system that is so inhumane. The film tries to answer question... more

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No. 4 Street of Our Lady tells the remarkable, yet little-known, story of Francisca Halamajowa, a Polish Catholic woman who rescued 15 of her Jewish neighbors during the Holocaust by cleverly passing herself off as a Nazi sympathizer. On the eve of World War II, more than 6,000 Jews lived in Sokal, a small town in Eastern Poland, now part of Ukraine. By the end of the war, only about 30 had survived, half of them rescued by Halamajowa. For close to two years, she hid her Jewish neighbors in her tin... more

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In Dancing Alone, director and writer Biene Pilavci poses the question, “Can my four siblings and I succeed in building relationships with other people, after many years marked by hatred and extreme violence? Can we succeed even if neither our parents nor their parents were able to?” When she was 12, Biene Pilavci ran away from her violent home and moved to a girl's care home. Today she is 33-years old and have realized that she carries her past everywhere she goes. Dancing Alone is ... more

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CLOSE follows the struggles and triumphs of a chess prodigy and his unusual family in post-apartheid South Africa.
 
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"She Paid the Ultimate Price" is a feature documentary that chronicles a journey of discovery, undertaken by Iryna Korpan, to uncover the tragic fate of her grandmother i...more
 
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40-year-old Daniel and 27-year-old Orit are going on a month-long journey to the Far East. Daniel suffers from a head injury that among other things prevents him fro...more
 
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A young girl sits amongst a sea of students in a classroom, but one thing distinguishes her from the rest: sindoor, the red powder on her forehead indicating her married statu...more
 
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"Maybe We're Talking About A Different God" is the story of the Reverend Jane Adams Spahr, a Presbyterian minister and a lesbian, who was called to serve as pastor of a larg...more
 
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"Lost in the muqam" follows Mahmut Mehmet, a Uyghur musician living in China's Xinjiang province. The Uyghurs are a Muslim ethnic minority losing many traditions under Chines...more
 
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