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Contemporary Hungarian composer Magony works with Gypsy musicians because Gypsy musicians have played an essential role in music throughout Hungarian history. That’s why when Feri (Magony) composes a song based on a Hungarian folk song and creates its instrumentation, it is rather good to have a highly talented and experienced Gypsy musician who can tackle the task easily. True, he needs to learn a completely new sound vocabulary—that strange world of Gypsy music—but the musician can appl... more

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A travelling couple on the Trans-Siberian railway. Equipped with digital cameras, Joana and Bruno record their complicity and their rifts, track their weaknesses and their confessions against a cold and infinite territory. It is the occasion to put their love to the test of isolation, foreignness, cinema.

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"The Adytum" is a coming-of-age story about a girl who learns to read under unlikely circumstances. Dialogue in a constructed language is interwoven with music to emphasize the character's awkward struggle to understand the language that disempowers her unique family. The film is a quiet reflection on the human experience of animal drives as power, and a monument to the human ability to translate suffering and moments of epiphany into spiritual transcendence.

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Amidst the beaches and by-lanes of Chennai, India, Indelible discovers the indomitable spirit of seven people and their families, bound together by an extra chromosome. Diagnosed with Down’s syndrome, Babli, Revathi, Arti, Manimeghalai, Archana, Sandhya and Ashwin invite us into their homes and hearts to witness everything that text books and Wikipedia left out: what are people with Down’s syndrome really like? How do their families cope? What of their dreams, beliefs and karma? The film begin... more

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The journey of a loving Israeli couple into the depths the flamenco scene in Granada, Spain, becomes the personal journey of one man to the roots of his own sadness. His accidental encounter with Yoel – an Israeli flamenco guitarist living in Andalucia, sparks the beginning of the shared journey into the heart of gypsy flamenco culture. His exploration of flamenco culture turns into an obsession, leaving behind his loved-one together with his previous life. A chronicle of love in the hear... more

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Shadow of the House is an intimate portrait of the Cuban-American photographer Abelardo Morell. Morell’s life is utterly ordinary on the surface but our understanding of Morell deepens as layer after layer of the man and his influences are revealed: his strange and compelling journey fleeing Castro in the early sixties and growing up in NY as a teenager; his life as an American family man; a Cuban refugee, more American than Cuban, but not an American citizen; a photographer who feels safer workin... more

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Set in the San Francisco Bay Area, "Living Inside Out" is a short experimental documentary that explores the challenge of reentering society through the eyes of three formerly incarcerated women. The film intertwines Tricia, Chloe, and Noelani recounting memories of incarceration, rehabilitation and the struggle to find a path back into the community. Using poetic visuals of public, intimate and desolate spaces, the film examines the psychological impact of prison time. With deeply persona... more

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A rare and wonderful record of a large family in a small country town adoring the Great Depression, a personal account of the war, and a beautiful, tragic love story.
 
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Are we what we dream ourselves to be? How can we conciliate our imaginary world with reality? Jean-Luc nostalgically recalls his schizophrenic delirium and tells us his story.
 
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A short documentary about the twelve-year-old Azza, who was brought up according to her father’s strict Islamic rules. She went to the Islamic primary school where girl...more
 
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Raising Emma examines the life of Emma, an adopted Asian-American college student. Her story leads us from her experiences in an orphanage in China to growing up with he...more
 
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"Not a Still Life" is a documentary portrait of Steve Stone, a spirited, older gay, Jewish man who shares the naked truth of the struggles, joys and sorrows of hi...more
 
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An autobiographical docu-feature on J. Krishnamurti (JK). It shows through various visual material, the seer's birth place to his present times, including his public discours...more
 
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