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“Seeds Of Aloha” tells the story of the extraordinary life lived by Hawaii’s Renaissance Man, George Kahumoku Jr. He is a multiple Grammy Award & Hoku Award winning master slack key guitarist, songwriter, world-traveling performer, high school teacher and college professor, artist and sculptor, storyteller and writer, farmer and entrepreneur. His music, teaching, art, and influence have reached from Hawaii across the globe. George’s Hawaiian life is a harmonious example of how he is a produc... more

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The movie talks about a Slovenian man picturing the world of images from the past. We experience this world with Rudolf Strmečnik, or Ruda, through his revival and recreation of old traditions, work life, and habits. His versatile skills are the center of events. In this film, there are no descriptions, comments, or explanations from the outside. Ruda starts working with old tools as a coal miner, charcoal maker, and wood worker, showing us a different image and an authentic outfit of events b... more

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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 diagnosed with a rare syndrome called 5p- or Cri du Chat. She has lost a small part of her Chromosome 5. To find an order to her thoughts, sorrows and frustrations, Andrea's mother, Lisa Pram, keeps a Little Black Book - a very personal book with texts, drawings and photographs, which the film is based on. Coming to terms wit... more

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Else Marie Pade (b.1924) was one of the pioneers of electronic music in Denmark. She worked at Danmark's Radio where she developed her own sound inspired by people like Pierre Schaeffer. Today, she is very popular among the young electronic musicians and her music is being remixed endlessly.

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"Motalko- The Chronicle of a Petrol Station" is a documentary interlaced with special 3D archive photo animation about the story of Tasziló Landthaller, owner of the first Hungarian private petrol station, founded by his father in 1936 in Budatétény, Hungary. The documentary describes the exemplary life and struggle of a man who was able to keep his property in an era when it was almost impossible to own any private property. He fought against the communist regime and the nationalization fo... more

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"Flesh on Fire: Addicted to a Dream" is a feature documentary film that takes the viewer on an intimate roller coaster of pain and joy. Actor Donnie Faught climbs his way out of the backwoods of Arkansas to success in the 'City of Angels.' Along his journey, passionate (and volatile) relationships are ignited, but some are agonizingly sacrificed, all for the ultimate dream of making it on the big screen. Faught’s unwavering determination to succeed in an industry that swallows people whole and spit... more

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From a family of doctors and artists, welcomed by the students of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa when he started writing ‘The Leopard’, surgeon and anthropologist Umberto Eco defined Antonio Pasqualino as "the man of the puppets". His love for the Sicilian Puppet Theatre matured in Palermo before the war and bloomed into the dedication of a great scholar, collector and promoter of the preservation of popular heritage. The narrative of the dedication of a whole life meshes with th... more

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This is a story of two Georgian sisters Maya and Manana, poor young women working in a bride saloon, from dawn until darkness. Like many of their fellow Georgians, they wer...more
 
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STAMMERS tells the story of Jef, an 18-year old who is trying to overcome his stammering. A documentary about learning to speak again, excelling oneself and th...more
 
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Gary has been corresponding with a girl he met on a dating website. The time to meet is drawing near, but there’s something she should know about him before they take it t...more
 
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Nobesuthu (Miriam) is a South African Xhosa woman who only wants to find her way out of poverty. Now she sits down and openly tells her story, all the while highlighting th...more
 
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Imagine you had a searing migraine. Imagine half your body tingled like crazy. Now imagine you wake up in a strange bed, alone, unable to remember what had happened and i...more
 
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DREAMERS is a short film that explores the lives and struggles of three undocumented students within the California State University (CSU) and University o...more
 
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