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In this powerful documentary, director Barbara Doran tells the story of three battered women who, after years of violence, kill their abusers. These women killed when the... more
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'A Closer Walk' is the first film to provide a definitive portrayal of humankind's confrontation with the global AIDS epidemic. Directed, written, and produced by Oscar nominee Robert Bilheimer, and narrated by Glenn Close and Will Smith, the film explores the intricate relationship between health, dignity, and human rights, and shows how the harsh realities of AIDS in the world are an expression of the way the world really is. Inclusive interviews with individuals from all walks of life, includin... more

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An hour-long documentary that explores the causes behind the 119 self-immolations known to have taken place in Tibet since 2009. Combining smuggled videos, first-hand accounts and interviews with experts, scholars, and officials, this film provides an in-depth and comprehensive look at the recent history of Tibet and the powerful forces that lie at the heart of one of the largest waves of political self-immolations in history.

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Α documentary about the criminalization of HIV in Greece. The story of a group of HIV-positive women who were detained by the Greek Police, forcibly tested, charged with felony, detained and publicly exposed, when their mug shots and personal data were published in the media, in the run-up to the country’s 2012 national elections. Make a donation to support the victims portrayed in the film here: http://ruins-documentary.com/en/donate/

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Spent: Looking for Change is a film about everyday Americans without the financial options most of us take for granted and the movement giving them renewed hope. Turning to pawn shops, check cashing services, and using payday loans to meet basic financial needs can be costly for many of us, with $89 billion a year going to fees and interest for using these types of alternative financial services. It’s time for change. New technology, new ideas and encouraging dialogue around this issue can hel... more

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This one-hour documentary takes an unconventional look at the mother-daughter relationship. Mirrors that Bind features interviews with women and girls of diverse ages, cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. The film challenges the traditional role of motherhood and explores how these stereotypes interfere with a woman’s sense of herself.

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(Texte en français ci-dessous.) "Garbage" portrays the impoverished life of men living in public landfills, who subsist on the sale of the recyclable material they collect. They make 10 Turkish lira (about US$5) a day, and they must give half of that meager salary to the landfill owner. Public institutions and the authorities remain indifferent in the face of this inhumane situation. --- "Garbage" traite de la vie misérable des hommes qui vivent dans les décharges publiques. Il... more

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This is the first referendum held in Hong Kong and probably the last. Some people want to grasp the chance to directly participate in the democratic process. They try in various ways to push for greater democracy in society so that the people can become emancipated.

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The country of Myanmar has entered into the modern world after a century of colonization by the British and the subsequent takeover by a military junta that still hold...more
 
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In Morocco, more and more women give birth outside of marriage, known as single mothers. In the predominantly Muslim country, this is still considered to be a violatio...more
 
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The film is an investigation of the effects of the historical and cultural transformations lived by Istanbul’s inhabitants throughout the 20th century, thu...more
 
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What are the challenges of crafting a vibrant urban village from an ethnically, culturally, and economically diverse population? 'The Price of Renewal' examines issues o...more
 
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The film weaves the life journey of Binayak Sen covering the influences that shaped the path he was to take - from the Christian Medical College where he studied, the trade unio...more
 
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The Lower 9: A Story of Home is a documentary showcasing four determined Lower-Ninth-Ward residents who share their most intimate stories of home, as they resume their live...more
 
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