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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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Contemporary Hungarian composer Magony works with Gypsy musicians because Gypsy musicians have played an essential role in music throughout Hungarian history. That’s why when Feri (Magony) composes a song based on a Hungarian folk song and creates its instrumentation, it is rather good to have a highly talented and experienced Gypsy musician who can tackle the task easily. True, he needs to learn a completely new sound vocabulary—that strange world of Gypsy music—but the musician can appl... 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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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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Set in the San Francisco Bay Area, "Living Inside Out" is a short experimental documentary that explores the challenge of reentering society through the eyes of three formerly incarcerated women. The film intertwines Tricia, Chloe, and Noelani recounting memories of incarceration, rehabilitation and the struggle to find a path back into the community. Using poetic visuals of public, intimate and desolate spaces, the film examines the psychological impact of prison time. With deeply persona... more

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Are we what we dream ourselves to be? How can we conciliate our imaginary world with reality? Jean-Luc nostalgically recalls his schizophrenic delirium and tells us his story.

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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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Every year, thousands of women immigrate to the US legally on H4 or dependent spouse visas that deny them work authorization. Hearts Suspended, a short autobiographica...more
 
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When Marco’s partner organized a scholarly month-long trek across northern Ethiopia for himself and a few friends, Marco wished him “good luck and God-speed.” Then, whe...more
 
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A documentary about the graduation ceremony of a young geisha girl working in Kyoto.
 
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Sophie is a talented young deaf athlete. After being hit by a car, she fears she may never compete again. With sheer grit and determination, and the support of previousl...more
 
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Liberamente Angela is inspired by the words and the life of Angela Altieri MacDonald, author of “The age of weakness”, a book about her fighting against cancer, he...more
 
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Sarah (11) lives with a foster family, since her mother is ill and cannot take care of her. Even though her foster parents are caring, it is hard for Sarah to find her plac...more
 
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