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A group of teenagers board a bus for West Virginia, leaving the streets of Washington, DC to participate in an ambitious peace education program. For the first time in their live... more
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Even as Joyce Fernandez devotes her life to care for her mother, Celine, who suffers from Alzheimerʼs Disease, she fights her fears with faith when her motherʼs health worsens rapidly. Meanwhile, Dr Irene Giam, who describes herself as an atheist who does not fear death, struggles to restrain her emotions in a relentless march with vascular dementia. Intimate and unflinchingly honest, BEFORE WE FORGET is a film of two women with dementia who live in an Asian society where terminal illnesses an... more

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Built between 1865 and 1876, Yerwada Central Prison (YCP), Pune, is one of the oldest prisons in India, with over 2500 inmates. In this film, six poets and artistes of the YCP share their work, their lives... Through their poems and musings, the film explores the modes in which they creatively cope with the pain and stigma of incarceration, in the process questioning their selfhood and the socially constructed divisions between ‘us' and ‘them', between the ‘normal' and the ‘deviant'.

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Mom goes to work every day, Dad stays at home with their one-year-old son - how can work and family life be balanced? The film explores what happens when a family chooses a "non-traditional" path to raise their son, where the mother is the breadwinner, and the father is the caretaker. By following a family's day-to-day experiences, the film also illustrates how social expectations and traditional gender roles affect identity and family dynamics. Mr. Mom follows the family for on... more

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Six individuals describe their experiences with restraint and seclusion in schools, and the devastating physical and emotional injuries they suffered as a result.

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After surviving the horrors of the Cambodian genocide of the late 70s, Sun Peau, a young widow of 23 years, fled his country and rebuilt a life in Belgium. Her son, intrigued by his mother's past, returns with her to Cambodia to shoot the remaining traces of its history.

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STOLEN MEMORIES is a detective story about filmmaker Kagan Goh’s personal quest to return a photo album “stolen” from a Japanese-Canadian family during the Japanese internment during World War II.

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Martijn is autistic and mentally challenged and demands care and attendance 24 hours a day. His parents and 4 siblings give their personal account of Martin's growing up and coping with life through hardship and love. Their personal story is intertwined with the present time's cutbacks on the healthcare system in the Netherlands. What effect will it have on Martijn's situation? And what will it mean for his family members, who already do as much as they can to make a good life for Martijn?

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Death may be a moment, but dying is a journey. If one could tell a symbolic story of our own leave-taking journey, what might it look like? "Tending Toward Silence" tells th...more
 
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In a cramped apartment, 16-year-old Savannah and her mother try to make the best of life. Surrounded by pets and household items, they look for a way to cope with eac...more
 
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Ever since primary school, Eugène has been mocked and bullied by his classmates, not only because of his unusual name but because of his love of classical dance. Danc...more
 
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A day in the life of a young Egyptian amateur actor. In the throng of events and conflicting emotions, trying to preserve his dream... And to his name.
 
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