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Chiapas, Mexico. Artificial cities are built across the state as a way to fight poverty. The image of hundreds of houses piled up one beside the other, in contrast with rural landscapes where they stand. "Sustainable Rural Cities" is the state program that seeks to "provide every service" to the people of Chiapas. Housing, full employment, health and education. Progress and modernity as flags of a single model that looks down on and ignores Indians/natives and farmers.
This documentary chronicles White Americans reflecting on white racial identity and racism. Areas the video explores include: the question of how people of European descent were transformed into "White" people; what it means to be White; White privilege; the difference between personal prejudices and societal racism; and how White people can challenge contemporary form of societal racism. Interviews for the film took place in 15 cities throughout the U.S. including San Francisco, Oaklan...
Spent: Looking for Change is a film about everyday Americans without the financial options most of us take for granted and the movement giving them renewed hope. Turning to pawn shops, check cashing services, and using payday loans to meet basic financial needs can be costly for many of us, with $89 billion a year going to fees and interest for using these types of alternative financial services. It’s time for change. New technology, new ideas and encouraging dialogue around this issue can hel...
The project “Women of Faith for Peace: Jerusalem” began four years ago thanks to two women: Lia Beltrami, Catholic Director, and Hedva Goldschmidt, Orthodox Jewish Film Distributer. The aim of “Women of Faith for Peace” is to promote the role of women in supporting dialogue to create and maintain peace in Israel / Palestine. The women of different religions who took part are all outstanding women in their religious environment. They became friends and started to work together on themes lik...
In 2011 Spain is suffering one of its worst crises. The unemployment rate rises at 25% and the young people have to migrate like their fathers before them. In this context, a group of people decide to camp in one of the most visited places in Spain: La puerta de Sol in Madrid. They began, without knowing it, an international movement called "Indignados" that will capture the world's attention.
This one-hour documentary takes an unconventional look at the mother-daughter relationship. Mirrors that Bind features interviews with women and girls of diverse ages, cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. The film challenges the traditional role of motherhood and explores how these stereotypes interfere with a woman’s sense of herself.
Α documentary about the criminalization of HIV in Greece. The story of a group of HIV-positive women who were detained by the Greek Police, forcibly tested, charged with felony, detained and publicly exposed, when their mug shots and personal data were published in the media, in the run-up to the country’s 2012 national elections. Make a donation to support the victims portrayed in the film here: http://ruins-documentary.com/en/donate/
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