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"A Promise" is the reflections of young couple Levin Peter and Elsa Kremser on relationships, marriage and divorce i... more
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Silent Journey chronicles the life and evolution of a remarkable young man named David, who is both autistic and deaf, and his transcendence into adulthood and th... more
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"Queen Khantarisha" presents two Yemenite writers in their sixties. The first is a songwriter and lyricist of love, she also stands behind some of the hottest hits that resonated in Yemeni clubs and weddings. The work of the second woman, a Jerusalem-born poet and writer, touches on demons, madness, rape, and rebellion and has garnered her community’s denunciation. The film explores the personal costs of straddling the ambitions of creative expression and the restraints of conservative communitie... more

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In Burkina Faso, the emigration of young people to Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) is almost like a rite of passage to adulthood. Usually, the rule is to leave and come back. However, many are those who never return, and this, for various reasons, can be hard to understand for the families left behind. This was the case for Joanny, my older brother, who suddenly left our family one morning in 1978. After 18 years of absence, during which we never heard any news from him, one of our cousins cam... more

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GaiShanxi is known among the villagers are the most beautiful woman in Shanxi. During the War of Resistance, she was humiliated by Japanese soldiers, but unwilling to sink into sexual slavery, she stood up to protect her sisters. In 1992, she stood up to demand justice from Japan on her behalf, and on behalf of her sisters. But not long after, she died of illness, taking her unanswered grievance with her.

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While battling strong gusts of wind on a desolate, hilly highway in central Wyoming, Doug Markgraf slowed his bicycle to a stop and pulled a marker from his bag. In large letters, he scrawled "This Beats A Coma" across his sun-burnt forearm. He was 19 days into a 56-day journey across America, and the phrase reminded him why. Five years earlier, Doug was involved in a hit-and-run accident while riding his bicycle in a bike lane in West Philadelphia. In the collision he shattered bones, helmet, an... more

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This is a story the impact of physical and sexual violence on a young girl and how she lived with the trauma of it and eventually healed. It shows the intersection of domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault.

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"El desorden de los sentidos (Disorder of the Senses)" takes us on a discovery journey, crossing our five senses to show us the reality of the world of Antonio and Gerardo, two young boys with disabilities that face the French route of the St. James’ Way in bicycle. With the help of their family and friends, our main characters shows us that the real road goes much farther than Santiago de Compostela.

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Mind Games is the story of how one family began a new life after a diagnosis of Lou Gehrig’s Disease (A.L.S.), one of the most devastating terminal illnesses. Dr. Tom French of Barnard, Vermont outlived the standard two to five year “invariably fatal” prognosis and continued to thrive at home with his family and a crew of dedicated caregivers for almost a decade. After deciding to let the disease take him when it reached his lungs, Tom reversed his initial Do Not Resuscitate order... more

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Pat spent a 57-year life knowing that it was not as it was truly meant to be. He/She had felt since she was 9 or 10 years old that her physicality did not match her mental an...more
 
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When Leann receives a grim diagnosis of cancer, she and her bi-racial son Eli travel back to her childhood home in the Midwest, in order for Leann to make amends with he...more
 
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Paavo is forced to sell handkerchiefs on the street to get money for his bitter and tired father. At home, Paavo escapes his harsh reality by drawing pictures of happie...more
 
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Lisa Diamond discussed her research on the fluidity of same-sex and other-sex attraction, and the similarities and differences in patterns of fluidity between men and wome...more
 
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As 70-year-old painter Llyn Foulkes works to finish a painting 8 years in the making, he realizes the act of making art is what keeps him alive.
 
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SEWING HOPE: The Story of Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe captures the resilient nature of a nun who has significantly changed the lives of young women by restoring their dignity throug...more
 
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    Mind Games is the story of how one family began a new life after a diagnosis of Lou Gehrig’s Disease (A.L.S.), one of the most devastating terminal illnesses. Dr. Tom French of Barnard, Vermont outlived the standard two to five year “invariably fatal” prognosis and continued to thrive at home with his family and a crew of dedicate... more
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  • hear now, the voice of eros,  in cell, in organism calling the self ‘I’,  in all that jazz playing ‘We’ today. spoken here, the language of love, for life, from life – expressions multicolored, subconscious to conscious, seen from the eye,  of a brother, a sister, a friend. narrated by us all, stories of what  drive... more
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  • The story of Bilaal Rajan who decided to become a 'giver' when he was just 4 years old. From earthquakes to Tsunami to Aids, every time there is a disaster that affects people, Bilal springs to action. He motivates and mobilizes by showing that a single person, no matter what their age, has the power to move mountains.
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