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South Africa has one of the highest rates of gender-based violence in the world. This is not the country tha... more
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In 2009, U.S. Marines launched a major helicopter assault on a Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan. Within hours of being dropped deep behind enemy lines, 25-year-old Sergeant Nathan Harris’s unit (US Marines Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment) is attacked from all sides. Cut off and surrounded, the Marines fight a ghostlike enemy and experience immense hostility from displaced villagers caught in the middle. Embedded in Echo Company during the assault, photojournalis... more

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The human body can only handle so much pain before the mind is permanently scarred. This graphic depiction of inhuman acts follows the stories of five people from around the world, who endured torture and lived to tell the horrific tales. Their tales of cruelty and torture, while unique in circumstance, time period, and location, display shocking similarities. From the dungeons of a Syrian prison, to the infamous "Hanoi Hilton" in Vietnam, Director Murad Amayreh, delves deep into the darkest secrets o... more

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After the breakout of the "February 17th Revolution” in Libya, there is a place whose name is frequently mentioned and heard. This place seems to hold such creepy secrets that even after the revolution, nothing has been revealed about it. "Abu-salim Prison” is a symbol of the imprisonment of a nation within its own borders. This imprisoned nation has been doomed under dictatorship of a cruel leader—that is, General Gaddafi. The documentary "Mysteries of Abu-salim Prison” uses the testimonie... more

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Shorty, who is a former gang member, and Tita, who escaped an abusive marriage, join forces to help repair the next generation in their community and their country.

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As a child, Irshad Manji was a religious Muslim girl who attended Islamic school. She was expelled for asking too many difficult questions – and she is still asking them. The bestselling author of The Trouble With Islam Today, Manji remains a faithful Muslim, but her outspoken views have led to death threats. In Faith Without Fear, we join Manji as she travels the globe on a journey to reconcile her faith in Allah with her love of freedom. While highlighting Manji’s quest for the heart o... more

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A documentary about the personal suffering of the director in the Damascus suburbs under siege during the Summer of 2012. The film tells about the circumstances of the siege and its nature. It sheds light on the role of activists and reflect how the director tries to hold feelings of revenge at bay while trying to hold on to the vision of a transitional justice.

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the humanity / seeing divinity in truth, peace, beauty & benevolence / shackled by beating beast beneath / awaits for elevation of nature. /// becoming divine / the prime feature / of being human / lost in front news / headlines from countries / developed and not / visible or not / lost in illusion induced by boundless greed survival creed / lost for the apathy, insensitivity, insecurity. /// birthed from navel of love divine / all Srishti / a spectacular spectrum of life, in hues see... more

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A shocking documentary about the struggle of the people of Jeju Island, S. Korea. Set in the context of the American presence in Korea after World War II, the film reveal...more
 
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DANCE OF HANDS is an unusual love story, that tells the love of the Deaf for their very own language, the language of signs. It is a language that through the 19th and 20t...more
 
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This short documentary focuses on the issues faced by Haitian migrant women living in the Dominican Republic. Many Haitians cross the island of Hispaniola to th...more
 
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The purpose behind our documentary is to explore the arguments for the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people through the lens of religiou...more
 
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Iraq, February 1988. Saddam Hussein’s regime justifies the looting and the systematic extermination of the Kurdish people as a Holy war against the infidels. From this dat...more
 
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The film captures the voices of 102 victims of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II. The film is about human resilience and th...more
 
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