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The film introduces Yezidis and one of their most important ritual, the Parading of the Peacock. The Yezidi... more
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The poor may always have been with us, but attitudes towards them have changed. Beginning in the Neolithic Age, Ben Lewis’ film takes us through the changing world o... more
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130 million babies are born each year, and not one of them decides where they’ll be born or how they’ll live. In Cambodia, you’re likely to be born to a family living on less than $1/day. In Sierra Leone chances of surviving the first year are half those of the worldwide average. Brian Hill takes a worldwide trip to meet the newest generation – In the US Starr’s new baby could well be one more of 1.6 million homeless children now living in the streets.

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A university classroom in a high security prison in Argentina is the main scenario of this paradoxical documentary. Here, inmates and guards study sociology together. Over the course of one academic year, "13 Puertas" (13 Doors) follows a prisoner, a guard and a teacher to see the evolution of this never-before-seen education behind bars.

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In the 2005 State of the Union address, Bush cited Egypt as the country that will pave the way for democracy in the Middle East. Three women, unable to sit by while their country is on the brink of drastic change, start a grassroots movement, to educate and empower the public by raising awareness on the meaning of democracy. They name their campaign "Shayfeen.com” which translates to "We Are Watching You". "We Are Watching You” is a film about the highs and lows of the first year of thei... more

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Northern is a “supermax” – a high-tech super maximum security prison and the only one in Connecticut. The prison is designed to incarcerate the so-called “worst of the worst” problem inmates. They spend 23 hours a day in their cells, frequently in solitary confinement, with one hour of recreation in a concrete enclosed outdoor pen. The Worst of the Worst follows the story of three lead characters whose lives have been shaped by Northern. We follow Misael, a former inmate, in the days afte... more

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The most widespread genetic disease in the world and in France, sickle-cell disease (also known as sickle cell anemia) remains widely unknown today. A serious disease that originated in the global South, it has been spreading over centuries as a result of forced or voluntary migration and the mixing of cultures. Everywhere in the world, sickle cell patients wage a constant war against the physical and moral pain induced by ignorance and exclusion. But the story of sickle cell disease is also th... more

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Unjust follows three widows in their long and dangerous fight for justice after losing their husbands to state violence. Angkhana’s husband Somchai was a well-known lawyer who gave legal assistance to the poor and vulnerable in the south of Thailand. This made him a target for law enforcement officers who were used to acting with impunity. Suciwati’s husband Munir spent years fearlessly speaking out against Indonesia’s military’s blatant abuse of human rights in the troubled territor... more

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A group of Italian people living in Barcelona follow with increasing alarm the news of their country they see reported in the Spanish mass media: violent episodes of racism, corruption, job insecurity, deterioration of the public health system, Mafia power, arrogance, destruction of the land. Civil society in their country is changing and people accept it. The group in Barcelona must to do something to support the many expressions of resistance, ranging from land protection to defendin... more

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While Egypt has traditionally been the beating heart of classical Arabic music, with legendary singers such as Oum Kalthoum and Abdel Halim Hafez, a new craze is taking ove...more
 
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This is the story of two brothers from the forgotten community of Atlantis, 40 km outside of Cape Town. A place with one of the highest rates of violence against women an...more
 
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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 paw...more
 
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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 the rapidly expanding cities of East Africa, where unemployment is high and opportunities are scarce, women are selling in the marketplace as an economic option. The...more
 
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Seven years after the fall of Milosevic’s regime and the revolution on October 5th, 2000, Serbia is still a country largely isolated from the rest of the world where extrem...more
 
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