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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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"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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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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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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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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This year, three sisters, all vibrant young women, may have their perfectly healthy breasts removed in the hope of saving their lives. They’ve all been tested positive for BRCA2, a genetic malfunction, and an inherited gene disorder that means they are at a significantly higher-than-normal risk of developing breast and/or ovarian cancer before they turn 50. They are all going through the pain and heartache of having to make a decision to remove their breasts now whilst they are young an... 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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This film tells the story of an Israeli Jerusalemite family with four grown up daughters. Both parents were born in Palestine (Israel) and the family home was basicall...more
 
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Pablo needs to stop smoking. Why? Because his wife, family and doctor say he should. But Pablo is a stubborn man. He has worked in the mercury mines of Almadén, Spain, riskin...more
 
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