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The Feminist Initiative reveals the passion, pitfalls and promise of a diverse group of women working to establish the world’s first feminist political party in Sweden in the spring of 2005. Even in one of the most gender-equal societies in the world, the advancement of women’s agenda within the patriarchal establishment requires a revolution. Beginning from the innovative and inclusive decision to elect three party leaders rather than one, the film charts every trail-blazing step (and misstep) o... more

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This documentary film focuses on the global economic crisis—its impact on the working class and the responses by trade unions, government and big business in South Africa. It includes interviews with leading trade unionists, workers, community members, NGO workers and academics. This film is decidedly left-wing and critical in its approach and attempts to explain the crisis in Marxist terms. It also poses serious questions about the dominant responses to the crisis that hurts the working class an... more

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While Gloria, Ninfa and Norma struggled for the release of their husbands, their babies became teenagers and their children turned into adults. This documentary follows the wives of three police officers who have been kidnapped since the turn of the century. For over a decade, these women have fought the indifference of the guerrilla that took their loved ones and the apathy of the Colombian government that refuses to negotiate their freedom. After 13 years of resistance, the FARC finally answer... more

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Isabel and Antonio are human rights activists. They were awakened by the loud noise of sirens and the roar of thousands of screams. They grabbed whatever was at hand, including a camcorder. They switched it on and started recording what their eyes could not believe: the savage assault and destruction of the largest protest camp ever raised in the Sahara: Gdeim Izik. The Moroccan security forces burning haimas, firing tear gas all around and beating whoever lied ahead. Shots were heard. Childre... more

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The film shows a unique collaboration between two youth circuses: A mixed Arab-Jewish circus from the Galilee in Israel and a youth circus from Arnhem in the Netherlands. Both circuses use their art for social change. The "Galilee Circus" is bringing together Jewish and Arab children through weekly joint activities. The Dutch “Poehaa” circus attempts to integrate between children of different background in Dutch society. The circus presents, in my eyes, a rare place where children an... more

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A simple Moroccan peasant, nicknamed “Hercules” due to his uncommon strength, lives with his family on a spit of land adjacent to a magnificent beach south of Tangier. Hercules and his family live off of the bounty of their land, their livestock, fishing, and income earned by selling food from a straw hut they set up on the beach every summer. Their sole neighbor and recent arrival, Patrick Guerrand-Hermès, heir to the famous French company, has gradually acquired most of the land adjacen... more

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No Problem! - Six Months with the Barefoot Grandmamas is about the rural solar electrification project run by the Barefoot College in the village of Tilonia in the state of Rajasthan, India, where numerous illiterate rural women from all over the world, particularly Africa, are being trained as solar engineers. The solar-electrification project symbolizes hope, as a simple idea originating from a little-known village in India has the potential to impact global communities. The film follows the stor... more

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On a snowy, windy April day in Blacksburg, Virginia in 2007, young Americans pursued a college education and their teachers were engaged providing it to them. Some of thos...more
 
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War and violence leave behind the dead, the wounded, the maimed, victims, and witnesses. “Echoes of War” is a feature-length documentary with animated sequences abou...more
 
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As the Sikh community in Oak Creek, Wisconsin prepares for Sunday prayers, a deadly hate attack shatters their lives but not their resilience. After six worshippers are kille...more
 
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The leitmotif of the film is the relationship between women and nature, intended as Mother Earth, who teaches them how to be women and mothers despite cultural difference...more
 
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"I'm 22 years old and I must have killed 30 people. The same thing that you were given badges for over in Iraq, would have you considered a serial killer over here. That's ...more
 
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A portrait of six women from four countries whose stories are shocking and almost unbelievable. Anne Sono has managed to highlight the emotional side to HIV/AIDS as wel...more
 
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