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"A treatise to the beautiful awakening of the human heart and hope that has arisen in the American people, capturing the imagination and dreams of a new generation's struggle to create a better world." -Tim Hjersted, Films For Action

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Black and White and Dead All Over is an in-depth look at the newspaper industry as it struggles to remain financially viable and to keep the presses rolling. Through the voices of prominent journalists including Bob Woodward of the Washington Post and David Carr of the New York Times, we reveal an industry in the midst of a financial death spiral, as readers abandon print for online news sources. We see publishers and editors desperately trying to create a sustainable business model for their dyin... more

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Cross Aid Post is a documentary about a clinic in Amsterdam’s red light district, where doctors voluntarily provide medical care for people without health insurance, mostly illegal immigrants and homeless people. Everybody staying in The Netherlands is entitled to medical help. By law it is now impossible for people who have no legal status to get health insurance. A new law (the Koppelingswet or Matching Act) made it impossible. There is a way to finance help for uninsured people: a fun... more

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The documentary "The Name of the Disease" explores the voices of patients, shamans, doctors, and varied health officials in some of the poorest parts of rural Rajasthan, India, to attempt an understanding of the complex and multi-layered narratives of the poor and the sick. The film looks at some of the often conflicting perspectives, and it addresses the questions of daily tragedy and fatalism, tradition and modernity and complacency and rage, as it traces stories that people tell about their live... more

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Eight women on the margins of Israeli society are thrown together during the course of a school year at Tel Aviv’s oldest beauty school. Amidst the combs and colorings, these women present a microcosm of modern-day Tel Aviv - native Israelis and new immigrants, Asians and Africans, among them women struggling with cancer and personal loss. As they learn to create beauty without, each woman undergoes a powerful transformation within. The eight characters spotlighted in the film share some commo... more

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Finding Home is a gripping documentary following the lives of three young Cambodian women who were victims of sex trafficking at a young age. The film brings to life the brutal and evil world of modern-day slavery. Through three years of filming their post trafficking experiences, these young women reveal their stories with dignity. The viewer will see the devastation and heartache of these tragic stories, but will also experience hope and joy as they journey with these young women on a path from victi... more

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The Evidence of Hope is an impressionistic portrait of the lives of three unique individuals - a courageous woman in Honduras challenging the indignities within a city dump, a Filipino preacher confronting the inequity within a government, a police officer fighting the injustice within the corrupt Kenyan system - as they define what it means to confront oppression through the pursuit of their divine calling.

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On behalf of a Swiss foundation, two very different women join forces on a journey to Kyrgyzstan to visit children with facial malformations, whose parents have not had th...more
 
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'The People’s Nepal' is a film narrating the untold story of the 2006 revolution in this small Himalayan kingdom. It makes a strong appeal for peace in a place where peopl...more
 
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Forgive US, 6 years in the making, tells the documented story of four Christian missionaries operating in Muslim lands. When tragedy strikes, as it inevitably did, th...more
 
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This probing film tells the touching story of twelve people who survived the Second World War and, breaking a taboo, talk about it for the first time. Through sometimes violen...more
 
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This award-winning short documentary narrated by Marlo Thomas chronicles the everyday struggle that is life for women under the Taliban regime's brutal system of gende...more
 
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In 1991, Irene Gleeson, a typical middle-class grandmother, left her comfortable North Sydney home in Australia, for one of the most dangerous places one earth - Norther...more
 
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