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This is the story of Ami, a man who while unable to move any part of his body, still manages to move each and every one of us, as he teaches us a part of life's intimate dance. 39 POUNDS OF LOVE is the heartwarming story of Ami Ankilewitz, an American-born Israeli who, at the age of 1, was diagnosed with a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy. Due to his condition, he is immobile except for one finger, which he uses to work as a 3D animator. His doctor predicted that he would die before the age o... more

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The movie talks about a Slovenian man picturing the world of images from the past. We experience this world with Rudolf Strmečnik, or Ruda, through his revival and recreation of old traditions, work life, and habits. His versatile skills are the center of events. In this film, there are no descriptions, comments, or explanations from the outside. Ruda starts working with old tools as a coal miner, charcoal maker, and wood worker, showing us a different image and an authentic outfit of events b... more

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Else Marie Pade (b.1924) was one of the pioneers of electronic music in Denmark. She worked at Danmark's Radio where she developed her own sound inspired by people like Pierre Schaeffer. Today, she is very popular among the young electronic musicians and her music is being remixed endlessly.

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Sasja and Natasha were born in Kiev, in the Ukraine, and have known each other since childhood. They are very close friends but also very different. Sasja is enterprising and ambitious. She left for the Netherlands, where she now has a good job. Back home, Natasha teaches music from her home and is happy with her husband and dog. When Natasha gets pregnant, Sasja visits her friend and she is confronted with what she left behind. Has the Orange Revolution changed the Ukraine for the better? Did she d... more

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The story of Sonya Shatalova is a story of a girl with muteness and autism. For Sonya, this film is the only way to share her vision and insights into the things that she sees and knows, that are not seen or known by others. The documentary is based on her diaries and poems. She wants to transmit a revealing and touching message, a message that may not be accepted by all the Russian society. IN AUT means to be out of the game, to be in the middle of nowhere, lost in time, with neither past no... more

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From a family of doctors and artists, welcomed by the students of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa when he started writing ‘The Leopard’, surgeon and anthropologist Umberto Eco defined Antonio Pasqualino as "the man of the puppets". His love for the Sicilian Puppet Theatre matured in Palermo before the war and bloomed into the dedication of a great scholar, collector and promoter of the preservation of popular heritage. The narrative of the dedication of a whole life meshes with th... more

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This film is about a young disabled man who has lost his both eyes and hands due to a mine that exploded in his hands. It happened while he was serving in the military. This film is about his life, family and his efforts to learn swimming and diving — in a word, how he came back to life. Now he is probably the only blind diver in the world.

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