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"The Cardboard Bernini," examines the work and life of artist James Grashow as he spends four years building a giant cardboard fountain inspired by the work of the famous Baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini. James Grashow is an artist who has made—among many other things—giant 15 foot tall fighting men, an anthropomorphized city, and an ocean-- using papier-mâché, fabric, chicken wire and cardboard. More recently, he has begun making sculptures entirely out of corrugated cardboard and twis... more

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Oliver is trapped in his own body. He was born a girl, but feels like a boy. Everything feels wrong as he meets himself in the mirror. He hides his breasts and lowers his voice before he walks out the door. He asks: "What do you think when you see me?" The creation of a new identity has just begun.

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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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Living together in a flat in Cape Town, Mayra, Zanele and Sarah keep in touch with their mothers by phone. Anna-Maria, Tsepiso, and Hilary all share an intense love for their daughters, and will often call them from their homes in Johannesburg, Gaborone and London. Whenever the phone rings in the flat, a mother is usually at the other end. Conversations flow forth in Spanish, Sotho and Mandarin, about food, sleep, and health; always with a pinch of career advice where deemed necessary. Ye... more

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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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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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John Perceval was born in 1923 in the lonely wheat fields of Western Australia. While John was still very young, his mother left his father for a more glamorous socialite life in Melbourne and eventually took their two children with her. John caught poliomyelitis at the age of 15 and started to paint like a master from that time. The filmmaker, David Blackall first met John when visiting him in a mental institution in 1983. At the time David was in a relationship with John's youngest daughte... 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 t...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 hi...more
 
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Danica, Kael and Emily redefine their gender identities in their own terms showing resilience and strength in their fight to live their true heart and soul. Searching fo...more
 
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For 45 years, Hans-Erik has lived isolated behind iron barred windows and doors. He didn’t answer the phone or opened the door. His decision to live in a bubble was take...more
 
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Old Soles tells the story of Frank, a 91-year-old shoemaker. For the first time in his life, Frank has stopped working at the shoe repair shop he inherited from his father afte...more
 
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Kasisi, an orphanage 40 km away from Zambia’s capital, takes in starving and ill children, often on the verge of death, whom nobody wants. For many of them, the orphanag...more
 
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