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This musical documentary film follows a stage troupe of first- through third-graders in Brookline, MA, as the... more
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Jascha is a young deaf art student who doesn’t care much about the hearing world. But he can't escape it if he wants to fulfill his ambitions. This makes him rebellious and uncertain. Armed with a camera, he visits Europe’s only home for elderly deaf people and tries to find out how these people have lived their lives. They tell him about their youth, when sign language was forbidden, and about their struggles against embarrassment and indignities. Though Jascha's world is very different he find... more

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Lourdes and Mentxu Arrieta were born with a serious problem: although they were sisters and used to spend all their time together, an illness concerning their bodies prevented them from communicating with each other. They couldn't use neither voice nor hands. Then, one day, they found their own and original way to do it: through the movements of their eyes. Moving the iris, in silence, is how they communicate. A communication system that was completely original and everyone around them though... more

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Sri Lanka, 2010. Vijay is a 70 year-old man who makes his living by singing on the urban buses and cross-country trains. A chance encounter with a long-lost relation gives Vijay some devastating news; his brother is very ill and has little time left to live. Vijay has not seen his brother for twenty-five years, but the news forces him to seriously contemplate his feud with his family. He decides to make the journey to his hometown of Kandy to visit him and seek forgiveness. As the trip progresse... more

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John Perceval was born in 1923 in the lonely wheat fields of Western Australia. While John was still very young, his mother left his father for a more glamorous socialite life in Melbourne and eventually took their two children with her. John caught poliomyelitis at the age of 15 and started to paint like a master from that time. The filmmaker, David Blackall first met John when visiting him in a mental institution in 1983. At the time David was in a relationship with John's youngest daughte... more

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'A dream called America’ is a documentary made on Shahbaz, a 15-year-old boy from Gujarat, India. He is the third among the five children of his father Aftab who makes a living by repairing cycles on a footpath. Shahbaz had studied in the US for a year on a scholarship, where an American couple hosted him. The one year he spent in US changed his attitude, as he experienced a much more comfortable and carefree life than at his real home. After reaching India, he badly wants to go back and settle i... more

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"The Cardboard Bernini," examines the work and life of artist James Grashow as he spends four years building a giant cardboard fountain inspired by the work of the famous Baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini. James Grashow is an artist who has made—among many other things—giant 15 foot tall fighting men, an anthropomorphized city, and an ocean-- using papier-mâché, fabric, chicken wire and cardboard. More recently, he has begun making sculptures entirely out of corrugated cardboard and twis... more

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The story of a young Ethiopian pastoralist who escapes his arranged marriage to fulfill a dream. An apparently normal student who is willing to reach a balance between his tribe's costumes and the dream of becoming an educated man. A life straddled between tradition and modernity, and a commitment to discover the good in both.

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