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Growing up in Los Angeles, a city whose homeless population exceeds 90,000, filmmaker Rachel Fleischer always felt a deep connection to the homeless. Her desire to understand that connection takes twenty-three year old Fleischer on an extraordinary four-year journey into the lives of six homeless individuals and families as they struggle to find homes, get clean, and survive. Intertwined with each tale is the story of Fleischer herself, as she attempts to walk the fine line between telling th... more

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Chiapas, Mexico. Artificial cities are built across the state as a way to fight poverty. The image of hundreds of houses piled up one beside the other, in contrast with rural landscapes where they stand. "Sustainable Rural Cities" is the state program that seeks to "provide every service" to the people of Chiapas. Housing, full employment, health and education. Progress and modernity as flags of a single model that looks down on and ignores Indians/natives and farmers.

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May 15th, 2011: Thousands of citizens invade the streets to condemn the kidnapping of democracy by the neoliberal system at the service of the banks. Baptized as 15M, they organize themselves in the main squares of the cities, as a part of a no-leadership movement which will be repeated virally all over the world. At Málaga, the central Plaza de la Constitución square serves as the setting for this collective awakening, by joining people from very diverse status and generations. 15M: The Cit... more

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An hour-long documentary that explores the causes behind the 119 self-immolations known to have taken place in Tibet since 2009. Combining smuggled videos, first-hand accounts and interviews with experts, scholars, and officials, this film provides an in-depth and comprehensive look at the recent history of Tibet and the powerful forces that lie at the heart of one of the largest waves of political self-immolations in history.

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This one-hour documentary takes an unconventional look at the mother-daughter relationship. Mirrors that Bind features interviews with women and girls of diverse ages, cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. The film challenges the traditional role of motherhood and explores how these stereotypes interfere with a woman’s sense of herself.

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In 2011 Spain is suffering one of its worst crises. The unemployment rate rises at 25% and the young people have to migrate like their fathers before them. In this context, a group of people decide to camp in one of the most visited places in Spain: La puerta de Sol in Madrid. They began, without knowing it, an international movement called "Indignados" that will capture the world's attention.

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This documentary chronicles White Americans reflecting on white racial identity and racism. Areas the video explores include: the question of how people of European descent were transformed into "White" people; what it means to be White; White privilege; the difference between personal prejudices and societal racism; and how White people can challenge contemporary form of societal racism. Interviews for the film took place in 15 cities throughout the U.S. including San Francisco, Oaklan... more

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In many ways, Mobile, Alabama has moved beyond the racial problems that plagued most American cities throughout the twentieth century. Overt racism is no longer tolerate...more
 
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Seven years after the Argentine economic crisis of 2001, Buenos Aires is still reeling from the effects. Out of the turmoil emerges a group known simply as the cartonero...more
 
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The idyllic town of Baia Mare in Romania hit the headlines in the June of 2011 when the mayor had an apartment block in Horea Street where Gypsies live separated off from th...more
 
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