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Young Alifa looks up at the Somali sky. She thinks about her daily life as a shepherdess... She knows that the day that will change her life forever is about to come.
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Teijun Ogawa, a proud and rare niso (female priest) of Japanese Shingon Buddhist Sect, dies after telling her story to Reiko and Max, a Japanese couple based in New York. She told them about her desolate life since she was given to a temple at the age of seven, and her achievement of building the Enmyoin temple single-handedly. But she refused to share her view as a woman—as if the subject was taboo. Upon hearing the arrival of a young heiress, as though guided by old Teijun, the couple revisit... more

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Poland, mid 60's. A fragmented family in a poor neighborhood. The mother, separated from her Polish husband, spends most of her time working to provide the basic needs for her two sons, who are 10 and 14 years old. Left to their own devices, the boys join a neighborhood gang with a strong Neo-Nazi orientation. One day the gang enters a Jewish neighborhood, beating and stabbing some youngsters, and are arrested by the police. The mother succeeds in convincing the police to release her sons, but i... more

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The protagonists are kids who were living on the streets of Buenos Aires in 1999. How would their futures be? Shot over ten years, this film explores three different moments in the lives of these kids as they grow up living life like a game. Like in a collage, daily and intimate scenes piece together the experience of being marginalized, the search for inclusion and the particular outlook of those who observe them. "Años de Calle" (Street Years) traverses an intermediate spac... more

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The Passions and Politics of Ed Edelman, narrated by Tom Brokaw, is the inspirational story of the life and career of Edmund D. Edelman, a political visionary whose courage and humanity transformed the fabric of life in Southern California. Told through archival footage and poignant interviews, the film provides a journey through Los Angeles' history over the past half-century.

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Arnaud is a young man of twenty. Following the death of his mother three years ago, he has dropped out of his studies and taken refuge in food to fill the void. He now weighs 177 kilos and lives with his father, with whom he quarrels constantly. Arnaud has reached the point where he has decided to undergo a stomach reduction operation...

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This is a true story of Dr. Ata Safavi, a retired urologist who used to live in Toronto for the last four years. In 1947, at the age of 20, Safavi who was a leftist activist in Iran was threatened by (Mohammad Reza) Shah’s agents with exile to a remote town in south of Iran. Thus, he decided to escape to the Soviet Union, which many Iranians envisioned as a Communist's paradise. For his attempted illegal entry into the Soviet Union, he was immediately captured and sentenced to two years i... more

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Rodrigo is a young deaf man from Recife, northeast Brazil who works installing car stereos in a small dealership on the outskirts of town. Despite his deafness, sound penetrates his day to day life and he harnesses its vibrations, allowing it to pulse through his veins.

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Paavo is forced to sell handkerchiefs on the street to get money for his bitter and tired father. At home, Paavo escapes his harsh reality by drawing pictures of happie...more
 
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Portayal of a young mixed martial art fighter.
 
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"The Luthier" is a short documentary about the life of one of the most well-known luthiers in the world - his beginnings, life principles and passions.
 
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A man, a woman and their four daughters live in a log cabin in a snowed-in village that lies jammed between high rocky mountains. Their Catholic faith and strong belief in saga...more
 
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Kasisi, an orphanage 40 km away from Zambia’s capital, takes in starving and ill children, often on the verge of death, whom nobody wants. For many of them, the orphanag...more
 
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The film closely explores the most base of human struggles, our heart's desire. The events of the film center around the death of Gary, Beth's husband, who is serving i...more
 
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