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While Egypt has traditionally been the beating heart of classical Arabic music, with legendary singers such as Oum Kalthoum and Abdel Halim Hafez, a new craze is taking ove... more
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A "Thelma and Louise"-style guerrilla road movie exploring the murky world of international aid—and more specifically, the impact of foreign aid in the Middle East. But what started out as a simple quest becomes increasingly more complex as the personal and political grow ever more entwined.

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The Chinese Department of Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou staged the Chinese debut of The Vagina Monologue in Dec. 2003. Since then, this feminist play, which comes from the US and is committed to the elimination of gender-based violence, had incited a vagina hurricane that blew all over Mainland China. Zhihe Society of Fudan University, Shanghai Beaver Club, Beijing Bcome Group, all these different crews performed this play in various ways. On campuses they performed, in theatres the... more

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In 2009, U.S. Marines launched a major helicopter assault on a Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan. Within hours of being dropped deep behind enemy lines, 25-year-old Sergeant Nathan Harris’s unit (US Marines Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment) is attacked from all sides. Cut off and surrounded, the Marines fight a ghostlike enemy and experience immense hostility from displaced villagers caught in the middle. Embedded in Echo Company during the assault, photojournalis... more

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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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Ten years after the policy-changing and award-winning film, The Dying Rooms, the same team returns to a very different China where the infamous One-Child Policy has had the horrific side effect of a boom in stolen children. With extraordinary access to devastated parents desperately searching for their stolen son; a man who brokers the deals and has sold his own offspring; and prospective parents grappling with giving up their soon-to-be-born daughter through lack of options, we are brought face t... more

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'Low Definition Control' is a film about images. Surveillance cameras, ultrasound detectors and MRI images in medicine are fabricating models of conformist behaviour and healthy bodies but as well of anomalies, suspicion and hidden risks. In times of terrorist threat, risk prevention and all-embracing phantasms of control and surveillance these images foreshadow a possible future. 'Low Definition Control' is a feature documentary science-fiction film about this future.

1hr 35mins
 
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Afghanistan is a country devastated by the horrors of war, crime, violence and poverty. It suffered through the Soviet invasion of the 1970s and 1980s, the Afghan civil war of the 1990s, and through the Taliban regime. Right after September 11, 2001, the majority of Afghans welcomed foreign troops with open arms, hoping they would finally bring peace and stability. There were hopes that democratic governance and international efforts at state-building would produce much needed economic, educatio... more

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In this charming take on a home movie, American born filmmaker, Khadijah Chadly, and her husband, Yassir, return to his native Morocco for a family wedding. Equipped wit...more
 
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Thirty-six million women are missing in India. The economic burden of dowries and the ancestral preference for boys make the birth of a daughter a shameful event. Ultrasoun...more
 
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Since the 1870’s women have been Driven to Ride… Two-wheeled vehicles gave women a first real taste of the wild thrill found in unfettered mobility. Victorian Ag...more
 
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In THE FIGHT TO FORGIVE, we meet six Liberian former child soldiers who are training as grassroots peacebuilders and re-entering their villages with a new mission of peace an...more
 
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Two journeys, two generations, bringing each other home. 'Leave No Soldier' takes a dramatic look at the dynamics of activism by two generations of US war veterans. It tell...more
 
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A 50-minute documentary that reveals the historical and spiritual connection between the Rastafari movement and Ethiopia/Africa, thus depicting Rasta’s resistanc...more
 
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