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Cali was born in 1998. At four months old, she started to shake her head uncontrollably, like she was having seizures. We brought this up to our pediatrician at the time, but she didn’t show too much concern. We wanted a second opinion. This new pediatrician took one look at Cali’s reflexes and knew something was wrong. Over the next months, Cali’s tremors started getting worse and worse. She was violently shaking, and her eyes would roll to the back of her head. It looked like she was having ... more

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Lourdes and Mentxu Arrieta were born with a serious problem: although they were sisters and used to spend all their time together, an illness concerning their bodies prevented them from communicating with each other. They couldn't use neither voice nor hands. Then, one day, they found their own and original way to do it: through the movements of their eyes. Moving the iris, in silence, is how they communicate. A communication system that was completely original and everyone around them though... more

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Sri Lanka, 2010. Vijay is a 70 year-old man who makes his living by singing on the urban buses and cross-country trains. A chance encounter with a long-lost relation gives Vijay some devastating news; his brother is very ill and has little time left to live. Vijay has not seen his brother for twenty-five years, but the news forces him to seriously contemplate his feud with his family. He decides to make the journey to his hometown of Kandy to visit him and seek forgiveness. As the trip progresse... more

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After the sudden death of his father, director Andrew Morgan sets out to explore the meaning of loss in each of our lives. Void of easy answers, this is an honest exploration into the journey of hurt and hope that makes us human. Shot in cities across America, the film features intimate conversations with people from all walks of life who have experienced the loss of a loved one. In addition, leading professionals on grief and loss speak into the effects of losing a loved one includin... more

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A blue-collar "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," "Jessie's Dad" follows Lunsford's journey from a West Florida trailer park to Capitol Hill and state capitals and as he fights to convince lawmakers to wise up and crack down on sex predators. This hour-long documentary offers a behind-the-scenes look at a grieving father's struggle to make a difference as he adapts to a peculiar brand of celebrity. Lunsford is driven by the knowledge that police could have saved Jessie's life. John Couey, an absconde... more

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The story of a young Ethiopian pastoralist who escapes his arranged marriage to fulfill a dream. An apparently normal student who is willing to reach a balance between his tribe's costumes and the dream of becoming an educated man. A life straddled between tradition and modernity, and a commitment to discover the good in both.

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'A dream called America’ is a documentary made on Shahbaz, a 15-year-old boy from Gujarat, India. He is the third among the five children of his father Aftab who makes a living by repairing cycles on a footpath. Shahbaz had studied in the US for a year on a scholarship, where an American couple hosted him. The one year he spent in US changed his attitude, as he experienced a much more comfortable and carefree life than at his real home. After reaching India, he badly wants to go back and settle i... more

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UNDISCOVERED STORIES: Refresh
A travelling couple on the Trans-Siberian railway. Equipped with digital cameras, Joana and Bruno recor... more

STORY.TELLERS IN SPOTLIGHT:

  • Klara Bjork
    Sweden
  • Rodrigo Letier
    Brazil
  • Ward and Diane...
    United States
  • Shyla Lee
    United Kingdom
  • Shekhar Kharel
    Nepal
  • Raúl Álvarez
    Canada
  • Igor Otxoa
    Spain
  • Veronica Sive
    Australia
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