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This 40-minute documentary film is about being an adult with autism in a world that is definitely not autistic. Laura Nagle is a 57-year old woman who has much to say abou... more
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"When I look in the mirror, I don't even recognize myself. Got the heart of a winner, but looking back at me is someone else." It happened in a matter of seconds. A burst of flames set fire to the body of Dilan Kaya (15) and caused severe burns. The accident has traumatized her. This short stirring documentary tells the story of Dilan who struggles with her scars, her fear and anger and with the people around her. Will people accept her the way she is now? Regardless of whatever her choices wil... more

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Mom goes to work every day, Dad stays at home with their one-year-old son - how can work and family life be balanced? The film explores what happens when a family chooses a "non-traditional" path to raise their son, where the mother is the breadwinner, and the father is the caretaker. By following a family's day-to-day experiences, the film also illustrates how social expectations and traditional gender roles affect identity and family dynamics. Mr. Mom follows the family for on... more

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I AM WHAT I AM is a musical documentary and coming of age story of youngsters living in Bern-West. Rushit (15) and his four friends have the best-known rap band of the area. Natalia, who fled from Kyrgyzstan at 16, gets to know them during the rehearsal of the Bernese Hip-Hop-Musical. They talk about work and family, girls, trouble with the law, friendship and trust, hoping to become someone and to have more than just a regular life. This search and the struggle for trust is the leitmotif of th... more

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Martijn is autistic and mentally challenged and demands care and attendance 24 hours a day. His parents and 4 siblings give their personal account of Martin's growing up and coping with life through hardship and love. Their personal story is intertwined with the present time's cutbacks on the healthcare system in the Netherlands. What effect will it have on Martijn's situation? And what will it mean for his family members, who already do as much as they can to make a good life for Martijn?

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Never before has a female filmmaker been accepted into a men's group, where everything that is said in the room stays in the room. The film portrays Chris, Robert, Wayne and Thomas, who are on their individual journeys toward realizing their purposes in life. Six months after joining the group, rookie Chris frees himself from the burden of his estranged father, while the group’s oldest member, Robert, reaches for courage to embrace his relationship to his girlfriend. For Wayne and Thomas, th... more

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"Horse & Rider: A Journey Towards Freedom" is a non-conventional look into an industry that is growing at exponential rates: selling and buying minors for sex. Shot on location in India in 2011, this narrative documentary traces the tangled memories of two survivors of child prostitution who have become friends in an aftercare program run by Freedom Firm, a NGO in southern India. There, the two friends study multiple languages, earn money making jewelry and help local disabled children through hors... more

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Identity, family secrets and World War II. When Yvonne's grandmother was 26, she had an experience that left deep emotional scars. The county of Finnmark was burned to the ground during WWII, and she, her husband and their three little children had to flee their home or face death. Taking care of the family was always an important part of her grandmother's life, but today the family has fallen out of touch with each other. This documentary follows Yvonne's attempt to gather the family to take one las... more

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Filmed as part of The Intelligent Hand Series, Foundry looks at the world of craft through the eyes of bell founder Paul Bergamo. The foundry behind the bells of Notre Dame stil...more
 
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In this RSA Animate, Steven Pinker shows us how the mind turns the finite building blocks of language into infinite meanings.
 
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Visual disorders affect the way we see, and therefore would be expected to influence how we depict the world in drawings and paintings.This fascinating subject is explore...more
 
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The moment Serge Kakudji saw an opera singer for the very first time as a young boy on Congolese television, he immediately fell in love with opera music. He then decide...more
 
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This video for Real Look Autism.com shows us how therapists and parents are helping a six-year old boy, with severe food allergies, learn to eat safely.
 
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Contact with parts of my family is broken. I have only a nebulous image of their past. My grandparents supposedly worked for the Stasi, the secret police of the GDR, locate...more
 
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