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The incidental casualties of war are the individuals who lose family, property, limbs and lives. But sometimes collateral damage can describe what has happened to an entire nation. Ten years after the fall of Saddam Hussein, Iraq still suffers from the damage wrought in the overthrow of a dictator and the chaos that followed. Now, as Iraq adjusts after the withdrawal of American troops, what is the new reality of everyday life? What are the daily struggles for the ordinary people of thi... more

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The documentary presents a number of testimonies from one of the worst eras of crimes against Earth and humanity in Iraq. The continuing wars have left millions of mines and war remnants in the ground, especially in the Shatt al-Arab district in Basra province. The inhabitants continue to suffer from mine explosions as they are forced to venture into the land to make a living. The film bravely discuss the social and humanitarian consequences that keep growing day after day.

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For seven years, Aly Muritiba worked in a prison in Brazil as a part of the Alpha team. After studying film and making a few short films himself, Aly is back in his old job with his former colleagues with the plan to make a film about the Alpha Team. The Alpha Team consists of 28 people, men and women from different backgrounds, who together are in charge of the prisons' around 1000 criminals. Walkiu is appointed as the leader of the team fully committed to improve the prison conditions. But as tim... more

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It's high time to buck the notion that children from less privileged neighborhoods need regimented, standardized, “back to basics” approaches! Unlike most of their public school peers, Mission Hill teachers have control of their curriculum, and a say in most aspects of school life. Here academics connect to experiences, empathy and exploration are valued, and children with diverse abilities and backgrounds flourish. There are no panaceas, but much can be achieved when teachers have the freedo... more

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The film takes place in 2008. Hui Guo from Henan province is a harvester, who live off going to different provinces to harvest wheat. He and his father hire a driver and to go to Shaanxi in Henan Province. Here they meet other harvesters with whom they have a lot in common. They talk about the Sichuan earthquake and the difficulties with the wheat harvest. They bargain with farmers and think about ways to cut the car leader's commission. Sometimes they debate about other ways to make a living; sometime... more

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Living Colour is a film about an abstract watercolour painter who takes three and a half minutes to climb into a van, a chatterbox stone carver with the shakes, a woman who colours her dreams, a precision ink-drawer who stares into fires, a diminutive sage who makes politically satirical animations and the motley collective of other artists with special needs with whom they share a studio. It is a charming, moving and hilarious reflection on the deeply human need to make art. This 82-minut... more

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"Heroes Do Exist in Colombia" was the name of the first major propaganda campaign of Colombia’s National Army. It consisted of a series of propaganda pieces which were part of the communication strategy of ex-president Alvaro Uribe’s (2002-2010) Policy of Democratic Security. Pivoting on the figure of the hero, the government’s publicists constructed an image of the military based on a logic of protection, incorporating unsettling communicative elements in order to produce emotive narratives o... more

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During the Vietnam War, the U.S. military sprayed some 12 million gallons of Agent Orange herbicide over Vietnam. This defoliant was used to immediately destroy crops, clea...more
 
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A portrait of the lives of fishermen in Humen Town, Dongguan, Guangdong in southern China. The fishermen earn their living by fishing at sea, but their hard work leave...more
 
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Music from the Moon is an intercultural music and puppet show for children, in which the moon talks about all the things he sees and hears all over the world. In 2006, th...more
 
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In 2008, a series of attacks against Latino residents of Patchogue, New York culminated in the murder of Marcelo Lucero, an Ecuadorian immigrant who lived in the Lon...more
 
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A compelling cultural documentary, set in the mystic country of Nepal. Guided by children's rights activist Visma Raj Paudel as he struggles to bring justice to Nepal'...more
 
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The Blockade is a unique view from within on the most massive, longest, and politically most significant student protest in the country, since 1971, that started in Apri...more
 
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