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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 repression and poor conditions to which the enslaved Africans in Brazil were subjected led to a point where more and more slaves, revolted with their condition, ran from the senzalas to remote locations where they could hardly be recaptured by their former lords. The escape of slaves gave rise to small concentrations in remote places named quilombos or mocambos. With the abolition of the slavery of blacks in Brazil (1888) these lands were donated by the former lords, purchased or naturall... more

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She is ten years old, he is fourteen. This is their wedding day. The ceremony, in the remote Amhara region of Northern Ethiopia, is conducted by the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Half of all girls in Amhara will be married before they are fifteen, and may be promised in marriage even at the age of five. Early marriage has many consequences for a girl. Pregnancy before her body is fully formed can lead to difficult and prolonged labor. If she survives, she could be left with permanen... more

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A group of stories about building a sustainable, decentralized solidarity economy and weaving nets that overcome the individualization and hierarchical division of work. Thousands of people every day, all over the world, here and now. "Homage to Catalonia II" is a documentary that is a part of an academic research project. We investigate new economic cultures, new forms of living and of understanding the economy at the Institute for Research at the Open University of Catalonia. We study th... more

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In April 2005, there was a media scandal about a number of women fired from a small company in France, who had been offered relocation in Romania for a salary equivalent to 110 Euros—a tenth of the minimum wage in France at the time. This documentary overturns an absurd proposal and transforms it into a real exchange between people. One year later, one of the French former employees of the company decides to come and see in Romania what this proposal was about. Who are those people working ove... more

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"Voice of the Valley" tells the story of two women from the impoverished, religious and tribal agricultural hub of Jordan, the Jordan Valley. With no formal training and despite the government's refusal to issue them a license, Asma and Munira produce and broadcast a groundbreaking socio-political radio program from Amman. Despite numerous threats and backlash from their community, the women expose social, political and environmental issues plaguing the Jordan Valley—issues which have never bee... more

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Ahmed is a simple man who lives in a village which called Beidif, 200KM from Cairo in Egypt. His job is to make up the sewer system. All houses in Beidif have cesspits to get ride of waste water. A cesspit is a large underground tank to hold sewage. They need to be emptied regularly or the household will face problems. The film shows how Ahmed does his work everyday and how this work affects his life.

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It is estimated that up to 140 million women and girls have undergone some form of female genital mutilation, FGM, otherwise known as female circumcision. FGM should not be viewed as an isolated practice. It occurs in 28 countries, and its justification is that it is an important initiation which reinforces virginity, chastity, purity, marriageability and fidelity, and in some African countries affects over 90% of the female population. This film, narrated by Meryl Streep, reports from four countrie... more

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Carnations are the most exported among cut-flower varieties, making up to 60% of Turkey’s cut-flower production. Red, white, yellow, pink - the variety of carnations expresses ...more
 
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'The Unexpected Journey' is a documentary about men and women who have experienced racial profiling. Interestingly, some of the people whom I interviewed had as children take...more
 
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This is a positive story of survival and self-empowerment. Four women from the Indian state of Gujarat tell us how they came out of extreme situations of mental and physica...more
 
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Taking its title from the characteristics of The Red Stone from which many of Jerusalem’s historic buildings are built, Ahmad Damen’s investigative documentary focuses o...more
 
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Directing Dissent is a film about John Roemer, teacher and social activist, and his decisions to either live within the law or have a sound basis for civil disobedience...more
 
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A documentary of denunciation and hope for all women who are fighting for their freedom. A surprising journey into the reality of Nepal: an account of the present-day situatio...more
 
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