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Teijun Ogawa, a proud and rare niso (female priest) of Japanese Shingon Buddhist Sect, dies after telling her story to Reiko and Max, a Japanese couple based in New York. She told them about her desolate life since she was given to a temple at the age of seven, and her achievement of building the Enmyoin temple single-handedly. But she refused to share her view as a woman—as if the subject was taboo. Upon hearing the arrival of a young heiress, as though guided by old Teijun, the couple revisit... more

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The director’s father, who did not know how to use a computer, left her an autobiography via e-mail. The 43 e-mails are a regretful autobiography of the director’s father, as well as a letter for forgiveness and reconciliation with his family members, with whom he had not really talked. It recounts his whole life through many notable events such as the Korean War, the Vietnam War, 88’s Seoul Olympic, New Town Development project, etc. The director reflects on the life an... more

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The Passions and Politics of Ed Edelman, narrated by Tom Brokaw, is the inspirational story of the life and career of Edmund D. Edelman, a political visionary whose courage and humanity transformed the fabric of life in Southern California. Told through archival footage and poignant interviews, the film provides a journey through Los Angeles' history over the past half-century.

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Rodrigo is a young deaf man from Recife, northeast Brazil who works installing car stereos in a small dealership on the outskirts of town. Despite his deafness, sound penetrates his day to day life and he harnesses its vibrations, allowing it to pulse through his veins.

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Poland, mid 60's. A fragmented family in a poor neighborhood. The mother, separated from her Polish husband, spends most of her time working to provide the basic needs for her two sons, who are 10 and 14 years old. Left to their own devices, the boys join a neighborhood gang with a strong Neo-Nazi orientation. One day the gang enters a Jewish neighborhood, beating and stabbing some youngsters, and are arrested by the police. The mother succeeds in convincing the police to release her sons, but i... more

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In her late 50s, Nuala O'Faolain wrote a best-selling memoir that sold a million copies and shocked the Irish public with its revelations of her sexual history and the bizarre manner of upbringing. 
 She was a woman of many, contradictory parts: the enthusiastic heterosexual whose most lasting relationship was with a radical lesbian activist; the feminist who adored a father who openly betrayed her mother and neglected his family. 

In 2008, she transfixed Ireland again when, ravage... more

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When Ursula Bodmer came into the world deaf and blind in 1951, her mother abandoned her immediately after giving birth. The doctors in Zurich did not expect her to live long. But despite such prognoses, Ursula is now a 60-year-old woman – cared for with a great deal of affection for five decades by Anita Utzinger, her foster mother. Where does Ursula get her strength to live? And where does Anita Utzinger get the energy for her relationship with Ursula? The film tells this story in stirring image... more

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Bety, my childhood friend, was sentenced in September 2004 to thirty years of prison, accused of killing her mother. Bety is now twenty-eight years old and is currently servin...more
 
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Anita O’Day was one of the greatest of American jazz singers and this is her astonishing story—a journey of survival, and above all the endurance of her talent, tol...more
 
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A documentary of a local Malibu boy who wants to become a pro surfer but lives with Gardner's Syndrome, "Lyon Heart" is a glimpse into a single mother's daily challenge to fin...more
 
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A bride runs across Paris. In her head, she replays things she has heard about being a woman… NO is a reflection about what it is to be a woman today.
 
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A funny and intimate portrait of 5 Canadian artists with a variety of [dis]abilities, including filmmaker Bonnie Sherr Klein, who hasn't made a single film in the 18 years sinc...more
 
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STAMMERS tells the story of Jef, an 18-year old who is trying to overcome his stammering. A documentary about learning to speak again, excelling oneself and th...more
 
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