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Cali was born in 1998. At four months old, she started to shake her head uncontrollably, like she was havin... more
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Renowned cornet virtuoso Jim Klages was at the height of his career as the soloist for the elite 'President's Own' U.S. Marine Band in Washington, D.C. But when the happily marrie... more
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Danica, Kael and Emily redefine their gender identities in their own terms showing resilience and strength in their fight to live their true heart and soul. Searching for understanding and respect, these brave individuals share their continuous struggles throughout the various phases of their life cycle and transitioning process. In spite of facing ignorance, prejudice and discrimination, their personal horizons mirror the vicissitudes, aspirations and dreams of the trans communities in contemporar... more

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One of millions of Americans with a developmental or intellectual disability, Riley Campbell was beaten because of his. Such a bias crime is not unusual. What is unusual is a successful conviction of the attackers. This is a story about Riley's recovery from a brutal beating and his own participation in bringing justice to his life.

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Cody, daughter of Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. and granddaughter of Indy winner Al Unser Sr., is now a beautiful 21-year-old college student who lives life in a wheelchair. Through this documentary narrated by Glenn Close, she is opening her life so everyone can fully understand how people live with paralysis. From Unser family video of Cody as a young girl in ballet class and cheer leading to the video diary at college as she copes with all aspects of her paralysis, she has allowed our camera... more

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In "Concrete Youth" we follow the daily life of three twenty somethings, who find refuge in a youth movement for youngsters in poverty, called ‘Betonne Jeugd‘ (‘Concrete Youth’). They describe the place as their home, a family they never had. From an early age, they have confronted lots of difficulties. Nevertheless, they keep their heads up and find support in each other to move on in life.

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Dance Your Asperger’s Off (DYAO) is a story about improving one’s his mental and physical health through the language of movement. DYAO features a teenage boy, Zach Robertin, who suffers from Asperger's Syndrome. Zach was teased and bullied when he was younger, but dance changed his life. After hearing his amazing achievements, Dancers and Health Together, Inc. felt the need to share his story.

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Stricken, but not struck down, by a slough of mental illnesses, Jimmy Leung’s drive to be an action movie star becomes something of a reality as he and director Ryan Flowers train to become healthy and stable, and make a movie together.

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Two friends Tarek and Khaled fled from Syria and now live in Lebanon. With music as their only weapon, they struggle not to let fear control their need for expression. But how do you justify having let your loved ones behind? And how do you keep faith in your own mission as an artist on the run?

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Ajay Noronha seeks to make a film that will help him piece together a picture of the father he lost as a young child. He questions his family members, lets his camera linger o...more
 
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Kelly was born a girl in a body that didn't belong to her. Kelly is a transsexual, but she's massive and strong. She's only 22, but her life has been very tough up until now, an...more
 
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Fritz Rauh is an artist with a lifelong obsession to paint. The story of his life is an inspiration to us all. The story of Fritz and his wife Alix are a testament to th...more
 
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This PBS Special-of-the-Week documented America's vanishing, indigenous craftsmen and changing work patterns as mass production supplanted the traditional skills of individua...more
 
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For more than 30 years, Jenny Holzer's name has stood for a conceptual art that questions our perceptions and the way we are influenced by media and politics. Through her ar...more
 
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Through his memories of the chirola (prison), Pedro helps us to learn what confinement could mean to someone either outside or behind bars. His philosophy of life and freedo...more
 
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