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Vasso's life has become a nightmare. She has lost the ability to do the one thing she loves: paint. A severe form of multiple sclerosis stiffens her joints and makes it almost impossible for her to hold a brush. The Long Island native fights against cramps and pain to express herself. But she is haunted and paralyzed as well by a dark and violent past. It is only when a local art gallery owner becomes interested in her work that she finds hope. (39 minutes)

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The story of a family of African American jazz musicians, from their early days playing as a family band across the American South, through their years performing at famed venues like the Apollo Theater and Carnegie Hall, to their later years as solo artists in their 70s, 80s and 90s. As individual artists and as a group, the Hamptons overcame poverty and discrimination to practice their art, becoming remarkable performers in the process. The film's central character is the irrepressible Daw... more

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The film is about a mother and daughter relationship. Isabella's mother suffers from a mental disease, and we follow Isabella’s struggle to be more independent from her mother, but the struggle creates conflicts between them. At the same time, Isabella and her mother are deeply connected. They are best friends and each other’s soul mates, as Isabella says. But what happens, when your soul mate is mentally ill –and at the same time your mother? The story follows the development Isabell... more

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Moscow, July 2010. At the Bolshoi, Nacho Duato bows goodbye to the Spanish National Dance Company he has directed for the last twenty years. Moscou. Juillet 2010. Au theatre Bolshoi, Nacho Duato tire sa révérence à la Compagnie Nationale de Danse d'Espagne qu'il a dirigée durant vingt ans.

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This award-winning documentary is the diary of a young videographer and his father as they climb the highest mountain in the world, Everest. A visual poem of stunning beauty, "The Eye of the Son" is shockingly personal—a formative journey that will take a father and son to the edges of the world. Sometimes it takes the sky to find what joins us together.

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Cheongju, South Korea, 1977. A young struggling mother leaves her son with relatives while she looks for work. When she returns, her baby is gone—sent away for adoption. South Dakota, USA, 2005. A single father seeks his medical records for his young daughter. His journey leads him to the place of his birth, South Korea. On national TV, he meets the mother he lost almost 30 years before. Resilience is an award-winning documentary that takes a look at a rarely-told side of adoption: wha... more

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Dream tells the story of a few former students from Anacostia, an impoverished neighborhood in southeast Washington, D.C., who were part of the I Have a Dream Program at the height of the drug wars (1988-1994). Now 37 years old, they candidly share the overwhelming challenges each faced then—including poverty, abuse and addiction; the impact of the program on their lives; and who they are today. It is an intimate first-person account of growing up in communities in crises, the resiliency of the huma... more

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STORY.TELLERS IN SPOTLIGHT:

  • Jenalia Moreno
    United States
  • Matei Plesa
    Romania
  • Azfar Rizvi
    Canada
  • Decoust Michele
    France
  • Paranjoy Guha T...
    India
  • Kurt Otterbache...
    Germany
  • Hot Spot Films
    UAE
  • roy krispel
    Israel
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