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Joshua Wilkinson (27), the youngest Wilkinson father, has grown up between these two extremes: the grea... more
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Silent Journey chronicles the life and evolution of a remarkable young man named David, who is both autistic and deaf, and his transcendence into adulthood and th... more
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"When I look in the mirror, I don't even recognize myself. Got the heart of a winner, but looking back at me is someone else." It happened in a matter of seconds. A burst of flames set fire to the body of Dilan Kaya (15) and caused severe burns. The accident has traumatized her. This short stirring documentary tells the story of Dilan who struggles with her scars, her fear and anger and with the people around her. Will people accept her the way she is now? Regardless of whatever her choices wil... more

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STOLEN MEMORIES is a detective story about filmmaker Kagan Goh’s personal quest to return a photo album “stolen” from a Japanese-Canadian family during the Japanese internment during World War II.

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Mom goes to work every day, Dad stays at home with their one-year-old son - how can work and family life be balanced? The film explores what happens when a family chooses a "non-traditional" path to raise their son, where the mother is the breadwinner, and the father is the caretaker. By following a family's day-to-day experiences, the film also illustrates how social expectations and traditional gender roles affect identity and family dynamics. Mr. Mom follows the family for on... more

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Built between 1865 and 1876, Yerwada Central Prison (YCP), Pune, is one of the oldest prisons in India, with over 2500 inmates. In this film, six poets and artistes of the YCP share their work, their lives... Through their poems and musings, the film explores the modes in which they creatively cope with the pain and stigma of incarceration, in the process questioning their selfhood and the socially constructed divisions between ‘us' and ‘them', between the ‘normal' and the ‘deviant'.

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After surviving the horrors of the Cambodian genocide of the late 70s, Sun Peau, a young widow of 23 years, fled his country and rebuilt a life in Belgium. Her son, intrigued by his mother's past, returns with her to Cambodia to shoot the remaining traces of its history.

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Never before has a female filmmaker been accepted into a men's group, where everything that is said in the room stays in the room. The film portrays Chris, Robert, Wayne and Thomas, who are on their individual journeys toward realizing their purposes in life. Six months after joining the group, rookie Chris frees himself from the burden of his estranged father, while the group’s oldest member, Robert, reaches for courage to embrace his relationship to his girlfriend. For Wayne and Thomas, th... more

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Even as Joyce Fernandez devotes her life to care for her mother, Celine, who suffers from Alzheimerʼs Disease, she fights her fears with faith when her motherʼs health worsens rapidly. Meanwhile, Dr Irene Giam, who describes herself as an atheist who does not fear death, struggles to restrain her emotions in a relentless march with vascular dementia. Intimate and unflinchingly honest, BEFORE WE FORGET is a film of two women with dementia who live in an Asian society where terminal illnesses an... more

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Lucian is a Moldavian youngster, who has recently moved to Portugal to live with his parents. At first he is shy, doesn't know the language and feels very lonely. Then h...more
 
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A poignant testimony of the final hours in the life of an old lady getting ready for her last journey, as family and friends keep a constant vigil by her side.
 
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Shining Spirit, filmed in Canada, India and Tibet, documents a recording project that brings together the family of Jamyang Yeshi through music and the use of multi-trackin...more
 
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When 78-year-old Sybil Rampen visits her friend in an old age home, she is struck that she may one day share a similar fate. To combat this, Sybil gathers up seven of he...more
 
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In this profoundly touching inter-generational documentary, a charismatic Holocaust survivor inspires her family to connect to relatives they could never meet. Focusing on he...more
 
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Ten years after filming homeless women in a transitional home, Arash T. Riahi returns to this place. He meets some of the women he filmed before and gets to know new face...more
 
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