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The Evidence of Hope is an impressionistic portrait of the lives of three unique individuals - a courageous woman in Honduras challenging the indignities within a city dump, a Filipino preacher confronting the inequity within a government, a police officer fighting the injustice within the corrupt Kenyan system - as they define what it means to confront oppression through the pursuit of their divine calling.

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Yunes is a young criminal. He has to come before the juvenile judge for robbing a tourist. He is one of the fourteen children who appears in the documentary Juvenile Judge, as a suspect and also because he’s been placed in a custodial facility and can’t go home. In 90 minutes, sad, cheerful, angry, big and small cases are presented in the film. Two sisters who can’t live with their mother anymore and who would rather stay in a foster family; a young pyromaniac; a seasoned burglar; ... more

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A feature documentary about the efforts of three dissimilar communities around the world in combating violent extremism. The film explores the complex world of Los Angeles gang members, Lebanese and Palestinian militias, and Pakistani militants. It also spotlights community leaders, religious leaders and educators who are facilitating the rehabilitation of radicalized youth. 'Back from the Brink' is used as a teaching tool for educators and parents in programs to counter violen... more

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Finding Home is a gripping documentary following the lives of three young Cambodian women who were victims of sex trafficking at a young age. The film brings to life the brutal and evil world of modern-day slavery. Through three years of filming their post trafficking experiences, these young women reveal their stories with dignity. The viewer will see the devastation and heartache of these tragic stories, but will also experience hope and joy as they journey with these young women on a path from victi... more

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Eight women on the margins of Israeli society are thrown together during the course of a school year at Tel Aviv’s oldest beauty school. Amidst the combs and colorings, these women present a microcosm of modern-day Tel Aviv - native Israelis and new immigrants, Asians and Africans, among them women struggling with cancer and personal loss. As they learn to create beauty without, each woman undergoes a powerful transformation within. The eight characters spotlighted in the film share some commo... more

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GRANDIR, which means "TO GROW" in French, introduces the audience to a house that becomes the antithesis of common film orphanages. In this warm space, the children grow as free and responsible beings and little by little to reconcile with their difficult past. Through this documentary, director Etienne Moine and Bernard Josse show that with few resources, it is possible to grow up with respect and love.

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In Rio de Janeiro, about 13 km from Christ the Redeemer, two Portuguese brothers ventured into the most feared favela (slum) of Brazil with 300,000 people. Once, this was the city’s largest store-room for weapons and drugs and it is known as Complexo do Alemão. In 2007, during the period of stronger tension and violence in Rio, they closely lived the largest police operation ever launched in that state; they felt in their skin what it is to wake up with the sound of gunfire and often to slee... more

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'The People’s Nepal' is a film narrating the untold story of the 2006 revolution in this small Himalayan kingdom. It makes a strong appeal for peace in a place where peopl...more
 
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The documentary "The Name of the Disease" explores the voices of patients, shamans, doctors, and varied health officials in some of the poorest parts of rural Rajastha...more
 
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In 2008, Eufrosina Cruz Mendoza, a native of the municipality of Santa Maria Quiegolani in the state of Oaxaca, demanded her right to vote and to be a candidat...more
 
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Before she turned 15, Ela studied art with a famous painter. She performed a leading role in an opera and rubbed elbows with renowned composers and musicians. She appeared in ...more
 
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Two years after the January 12, 2010 Haiti earthquake and billions of dollars of donations by the international community, still about a million people live in tent citie...more
 
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Karima Bennoune shares four powerful stories of real people fighting against fundamentalism in their own communities — refusing to allow the faith they love to become a too...more
 
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