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This documentary is filmed in the territory of the Miskito at the coast of Nicaragua and Honduras. It chronicles the life and work of the Pikineras women, who have recently moved into Miskito territory in the bay to find work in the business of buying and trading lobsters from the divers. We get a peak into the magical world of the Miskito, their mystical beliefs and strong, masculine worldviews. We learn about the fight of the Pikineras women and the discrimination they must face conductin...
The film takes place in 2008. Hui Guo from Henan province is a harvester, who live off going to different provinces to harvest wheat. He and his father hire a driver and to go to Shaanxi in Henan Province. Here they meet other harvesters with whom they have a lot in common. They talk about the Sichuan earthquake and the difficulties with the wheat harvest. They bargain with farmers and think about ways to cut the car leader's commission. Sometimes they debate about other ways to make a living; sometime...
In early 2010, Lo Chun Yip first started his journey on the streets and experienced rebellions. Lo might not be able to give an inspiring speech or to overpower others physically, but his creativity and recording technique can make a difference. He then started filming a social campaign, which led to the creation of this film, "Days After n Coming". It was made in the hope that genuine scenes in the major mass media could be recovered in the depoliticized atmosphere of Hong Kong.
Growing Fairness is a short documentary film about “growing” restorative justice in city schools. Often, passionate educators lead these cultural shifts in schools. The film examines the historical and political context for their resistance against the norm and shares the voices of youth who have seized the opportunity to lead, transforming their schools and themselves in the process.
The incidental casualties of war are the individuals who lose family, property, limbs and lives. But sometimes collateral damage can describe what has happened to an entire nation. Ten years after the fall of Saddam Hussein, Iraq still suffers from the damage wrought in the overthrow of a dictator and the chaos that followed. Now, as Iraq adjusts after the withdrawal of American troops, what is the new reality of everyday life? What are the daily struggles for the ordinary people of thi...
The documentary presents a number of testimonies from one of the worst eras of crimes against Earth and humanity in Iraq. The continuing wars have left millions of mines and war remnants in the ground, especially in the Shatt al-Arab district in Basra province. The inhabitants continue to suffer from mine explosions as they are forced to venture into the land to make a living. The film bravely discuss the social and humanitarian consequences that keep growing day after day.
Adelin, 83 years old, is confronted with dementia, while Eva, 34, wants her unbearable and never ending mental suffering to stop. Both people ask for help with and care for a decent farewell and passing away. Through organ donation, Eva would like to add meaning to her death. A group of individuals who follow, study and understand the Belgian law of euthanasia, give us their insights on these complex issues.
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Gabriella Hartstein was born in 1914 in Mukacevo, Czechoslovakia, a city shaped by its thriving and cosmopolitan Jewish community: Secular Hungarian Jew...
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