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When Tsering Jampa is 4 years of age, Chinese soldiers burst into her home, disrupting her otherwise peaceful life, and causing her and her family to flee from Tibet to India. What about the pain? Her mother's singing, old stories and her father's prayers surround her and nourish her consciousness. What about the injustice? When Tsering is 12 years of age, she finds the key to the answer. It is hidden in an ancient verse. Forty years later, in March 2008, her people in Tibet unexpectedl... more

59mins
 
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Brahim Mohamed Fadel is a Saharan young person, blind person of birth, who studies at the University of Málaga. The documentary recounts a life full of difficult moments, overcome thanks to the incombustible force of the protagonist and his extraordinary spirit of overcoming. A movie to make you think, learn and feel.

28mins
 
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An inspirational story of survival and transformation, "White Shadows" chronicles the extraordinary life of Dalee Henderson, a famed celebrity hairstylist whose positive outlook and humor touched the lives of many. It is the story of a young man who struggles as a gay African-American while being raised in the rural, segregated South of the 1950s. Against all odds, he escapes to the West Coast to live life openly and proudly. He arrives in Los Angeles in the late '70s, where he achieved grea... more

1hr 14mins
 
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Avraham Ezekiel, a Jew born in Iraq, immigrated to the Land of Israel in 1929. During the 1930s, he was an important journalist of the Palestine Bulletin and has been a bridge between Arabs and Jews and between East and West. He is a man of a mission that has not been fulfilled, a leader who didn't lead. This film is an unusual man's journal, through which his grandson let his voice be heard. It provides the grandfather, at the age of ninety-two with a reason to live, and reveals hi... more

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Based on the diary and letters from a gifted teenager, Stanley Hayami, the film tells the story of a young man, who dreams of becoming an artist and writer, but is thrown into the turmoil of WWII. He is incarcerated along with 120,000 Japanese Americans at the Heart Mountain concentration camp and afterwards drafted to serve in highly decorated 442nd Regimental Combat Team, in Europe. His life-and-death account is a poignant reminder of the indignity of incarceration and the tragedy of war.

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Trying to distance herself from her Holocaust survivor parents and ex-boyfriend, pianist Micki Stav moves out of her parents' house in search of her own identity. She moves into a small apartment, but remains caught in a lattice of demanding relationships. Tension increases as Micki tries to succeed in the classical music world. Her eclectic new neighbors, though, introduce her to a new world of desires in which Micki finds the courage to confront her problems and emerge as an independent and matur... more

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On November 20th 1961, the cover of the New York Times made public the disappearance of Michael Rockefeller, the youngest son of Governor Nelson Rockefeller, in the jungles of New Guinea. What probably happened is told in "The Lost Rockefeller."

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STORY.TELLERS IN SPOTLIGHT:

  • jan bartelstone
    United States
  • Peter Leiss
    Australia
  • Marie Clements
    Canada
  • Som Chakraborty
    India
  • Frederik Nicola...
    Belgium
  • Kuba Gryglicki
    Poland
  • Carol Mansour
    Lebanon
  • Antony Thomas
    United Kingdom
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