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Mustafa is the youngest child of a poor family. He is a mentally ill and schizophrenic person. Only his mother has been with him all his life. Now he is old and tired. H... more
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My diving buddies are an inspiration. They may move around the world and underwater differently, but they refuse to be stuck, in a wheelchair or in life. Meet six members of Eels on Wheels; an organization based in Austin that supports people with disabilities wanting to practice scuba diving. They share with us their stories of courage and passion for life and show us how they’ve adapted to the drastic changes that have happened in their lives. Diving becomes a great illustration that with the righ... more

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18-year-old Takuya gives in to his father's wishes and enrolls in a sumo school, even though he prefers judo. Takuya swaps his trendy clothes for the traditional Japanese kimono and moves to Tokyo. As he leaves, his father warns him: "Do you realize there is no place for you if you come back?" Co-produced by Japanese TV NHK, this documentary film grants exceptional access to the first 9 months of Takuya's initiation, illustrating the dreams and disenchantment of a teenager discovering th... more

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The moment Serge Kakudji saw an opera singer for the very first time as a young boy on Congolese television, he immediately fell in love with opera music. He then decided to become a celebrated countertenor. Despite the many doubts of his family, he travels to Europe, determined to make it to the top of the classical opera world.

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The story of a family of African American jazz musicians, from their early days playing as a family band across the American South, through their years performing at famed venues like the Apollo Theater and Carnegie Hall, to their later years as solo artists in their 70s, 80s and 90s. As individual artists and as a group, the Hamptons overcame poverty and discrimination to practice their art, becoming remarkable performers in the process. The film's central character is the irrepressible Daw... more

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This award-winning documentary is the diary of a young videographer and his father as they climb the highest mountain in the world, Everest. A visual poem of stunning beauty, "The Eye of the Son" is shockingly personal—a formative journey that will take a father and son to the edges of the world. Sometimes it takes the sky to find what joins us together.

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Dream tells the story of a few former students from Anacostia, an impoverished neighborhood in southeast Washington, D.C., who were part of the I Have a Dream Program at the height of the drug wars (1988-1994). Now 37 years old, they candidly share the overwhelming challenges each faced then—including poverty, abuse and addiction; the impact of the program on their lives; and who they are today. It is an intimate first-person account of growing up in communities in crises, the resiliency of the huma... more

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Vasso's life has become a nightmare. She has lost the ability to do the one thing she loves: paint. A severe form of multiple sclerosis stiffens her joints and makes it almost impossible for her to hold a brush. The Long Island native fights against cramps and pain to express herself. But she is haunted and paralyzed as well by a dark and violent past. It is only when a local art gallery owner becomes interested in her work that she finds hope. (39 minutes)

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"The Adytum" is a coming-of-age story about a girl who learns to read under unlikely circumstances. Dialogue in a constructed language is interwoven with music to emphasiz...more
 
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Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer John Kaplan was at the top of his world. Never before ill, he was used to documenting the life ordeals of others. But when suddenl...more
 
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Aphasia is a disorder that robs a person of their ability to speak. Everything for the individual remains intact, but their language is lost. The survivor is a prisoner withi...more
 
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A young filmmaker considers the three families linked by his adoption, weaving threads of Hollywood, Cherokee chieftains, Reaganomics, Jews, WASPs, and misunderstanding.
 
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The story begins with Andrea being born. She is premature, beautiful and different. Her parents start a search that lasts more than a year, until Andrea is finally diagnose...more
 
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Armed with oils and brushes, the story of a complicated survivor unfolds as Kaziah brings new life into the world and adopts a nation of fallen military heroes. Kaziah i...more
 
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