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After the sudden death of his father, director Andrew Morgan sets out to explore the meaning of loss in each o... more
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Death may be a moment, but dying is a journey. If one could tell a symbolic story of our own leave-taking journey, what might it look like? "Tending Toward Silence" tells th... more
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A life-affirming documentary about a woman who survived stage 4 cancer 12 years ago, only to discover last fall that not only has the cancer returned, but that her fifteen-year-old daughter has stage 4 brain cancer. Instead of becoming victims to their experience, they choose to live every day fully, in a Carpe Diem lifestyle, with gratitude, connection to their community and deep congruence. It is a story of the ultimate challenge of two women working to break the pattern of five generations o... more

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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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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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"At the age of 15, I was involved in a severe car accident. In the film, I pursued the challenge of finding love and sex. I met disabled and non-disabled men and searched for my place in a love equation. I was in for a surprise."

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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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Witch Hazel Advent tells the story of John Rule, a poet and peace activist living off the grid in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas. John and his wife Margaret found their home on the upper headwaters of Frog Bayou creek in 1963. After years of teaching English in various small Southern colleges while trying to homestead on their remote piece of land during their vacations, they were able to put away their nomadic existence and enjoy their first real home together. Although Margaret was 16 year... more

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This film talks about the memories that are kept and those that are forgotten. When my grandmother died, I realized that her personal history would also die if I didn't recor...more
 
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An unusual couple lives in the urban backwater. Married now for over a quarter of a century, their endless sniping never intensifies to a major quarrel that would resolv...more
 
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This is a documentary about Jaan Ehlvest, a chess wunderkind, who broke into the top of the chess world and stayed there thorough the reigning time of the worl...more
 
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Rodrigo Moreno is a wedding photographer who spends much of his professional life shooting lavish destination weddings where money is no object. He has a beautiful wife, a nic...more
 
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Solomon Tetteh is a pastor of a migrant workers' community from Ghana who reside in Tel-Aviv. Solomon has to function as a father for his community while he is coping with th...more
 
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Ibo works as a public announcement officer, a municipal tea maker, a farmer, a marriage official ... in a small town in Turkey. He is 45 years old and has 5 jobs. He works man...more
 
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