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As a child, Irshad Manji was a religious Muslim girl who attended Islamic school. She was expelled for asking too many difficult questions – and she is still asking them. The bestselling author of The Trouble With Islam Today, Manji remains a faithful Muslim, but her outspoken views have led to death threats. In Faith Without Fear, we join Manji as she travels the globe on a journey to reconcile her faith in Allah with her love of freedom. While highlighting Manji’s quest for the heart o... more

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Shorty, who is a former gang member, and Tita, who escaped an abusive marriage, join forces to help repair the next generation in their community and their country.

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After the breakout of the "February 17th Revolution” in Libya, there is a place whose name is frequently mentioned and heard. This place seems to hold such creepy secrets that even after the revolution, nothing has been revealed about it. "Abu-salim Prison” is a symbol of the imprisonment of a nation within its own borders. This imprisoned nation has been doomed under dictatorship of a cruel leader—that is, General Gaddafi. The documentary "Mysteries of Abu-salim Prison” uses the testimonie... more

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The human body can only handle so much pain before the mind is permanently scarred. This graphic depiction of inhuman acts follows the stories of five people from around the world, who endured torture and lived to tell the horrific tales. Their tales of cruelty and torture, while unique in circumstance, time period, and location, display shocking similarities. From the dungeons of a Syrian prison, to the infamous "Hanoi Hilton" in Vietnam, Director Murad Amayreh, delves deep into the darkest secrets o... more

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Ten years after the policy-changing and award-winning film, The Dying Rooms, the same team returns to a very different China where the infamous One-Child Policy has had the horrific side effect of a boom in stolen children. With extraordinary access to devastated parents desperately searching for their stolen son; a man who brokers the deals and has sold his own offspring; and prospective parents grappling with giving up their soon-to-be-born daughter through lack of options, we are brought face t... more

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Valeria, Vilma, Mercy and their other workmates dream of being treated with respect and that the violence against them will end. They work as prostitutes in Guatemala, and their rate is two dollars per service. They work in “La Línea”, besides the railway line that cuts straight across Guatemala City and runs to the Pacific Ocean. In order to draw attention to their problems, the police harassment and the unpunished murders, they organize a football team and register for a local championship. Bu... more

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"Resistance and Sabotage!": An intimate documentary about the resistance at the airport of Nantes. Notre-Dame-des-Landes: It´s just a matter of time before this becomes the new airport of Nantes. Young people start to move onto the land which has been left abandoned. In addition to building tree houses and growing their own vegetables, the activists are carrying out spectacular actions. The “Resistance” movement becomes a national one, support for these opposing the airport escalate... more

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The human body can only handle so much pain before the mind is permanently scarred. This graphic depiction of inhuman acts follows the stories of five people from around th...more
 
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Deep in the jungle of Mato Grosso, in the upper course of the Xingu, this sparkling documentary follows preparations for a Jamurikumalu ritual: a festival of singing an...more
 
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Once producing half of the nation's sugar, the Domino Sugar Refinery was an icon of the industrial work available in South Williamsburg. Within the year part of the buildin...more
 
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A short film demonstrating how STAR School utilizes Place-Based Education in the 3 to 3rd (Age 3 to Grade 3) classes. STAR is the 1st all off-grid charter school in th...more
 
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A film exploring and documenting the challenges children of immigrant parents experience as they embrace their cultural heritage.
 
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The watchers become the watched as the dignity and dreams of an impoverished village are brought to life.
 
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  • In a penitentiary unit, over 200 women live imprisoned; many are mothers with their babies, foreigners and lonely women. Therein, the story of three main characters, three female inmates, three poets, is told. Lidia is the mother of Abril, who was born in prison. During the documentary, she attains her freedom. Majo is a Spaniard, mother of ... more
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  • For thousands of years, the indigenous tribe of Koo Cong has been living a harsh life by hunting in the high mountains of Koo Loo, Yunnan Province. Their population is just over six thousand. Though they are now 'civilized', their lives are still tough. In order to give the Koo Cong better living conditions, the local Government has been trying hard t... more
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  • Korogocho, Kenya. A slum district of acute poverty and violence. In recent years, the settlement’s older women have become vulnerable to attack, at the hands of younger men. Fuelled by rumours that intercourse with an elderly woman can act as a cure for AIDS, a spate of horrifying sexual assaults has occurred. Now, a group of grandmothers com... more
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