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'Never Get Out Alive' sheds light on the unique traditions and rituals that surround death and dying in Appalachia. The documentary deals with the mortal topic and how we as humans use these traditions as a way of coping with death. You will meet medical doctors, nurses, priests, Zen Buddhists, photographers and university scholars as they discuss their outlooks on death and dying in Appalachia.

26mins
 
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In 2010, the mining company Tayahua, property of Carlos Slim, began relocating 150 families from the community of Salaverna in the state of Zacatecas. The company plans to extract silver and minerals by open-pit mining. More than 100 families were relocated but 35 decided to stay put. Three years later, the 35 families continue to live in their homes despite pressure from the mining enterprise and the government. Although they receive no outside help, the remaining families are determined to defen... more

1hr 10mins
 
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Young Kids Hard Time explores the story of young children sentenced to adult prison for decades, through the eyes of 12-year old Paul Gingerich and 15-year old Colt Lundy, both serving 30 years in adult prison for killing Colt's stepdad.

45mins
 
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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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The 2004 Orange Revolution in Ukraine was a massive civil demonstration for democracy and against electoral fraud. Millions of empassioned citizens braved freezing weather conditions to fight against stolen elections and to protest the poisoning of their candidate, Victor Yushchenko. From Kyiv to Donetsk, from Odessa, to Lviv, the filmmaker personally engaged with Ukrainians on all sides of the debate to compile "The Orange Chronicles", a personal account of three months spent in the midst of thi... more

1hr 36mins
 
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“We have to decide for ourselves what we want. We are the ones who know about our needs and what is happening in our community,” Omayra Peréz explains confidently. She wants to convince her community, located on the hillside of a poor district of Caracas, to found a Consejo Comunal (community council). In more than 30.000 Consejos Comunales the Venezuelan inhabitants decide on their concerns collectively via assemblies. Omayra is supported by the activists of the nearby shantytown “Emilian... more

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Zimbabwe's Child Exodus is a searing investigation into a phenomenon, ignored by much of the world's media, that has seen school-aged African children struggling for survival and facing a dangerous and uncertain future. It's a story about how Zimbabwean children are crossing the border into neighbouring South Africa, using illegal means, to run away from poverty at home.

25mins
 
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In 1999, Thabo Mbeki became President of South Africa. Between 1999 and 2010, over two million people in South Afric... more

STORY.TELLERS IN SPOTLIGHT:

  • Jaehee Hong
    Korea, Republic...
  • Sujata Kulshres...
    India
  • aude chevalier-...
    France
  • Deza NGUEMBOCK
    Finland
  • Laszlo Kabai
    Hungary
  • Adam Sekuler
    United States
  • Jasna Krajinovi...
    Belgium
  • Joewi Verhoeven
    Netherlands
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