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Two friends Tarek and Khaled fled from Syria and now live in Lebanon. With music as their only weapon, they struggle not to let fear control their need for expression. But how do you justify having let your loved ones behind? And how do you keep faith in your own mission as an artist on the run?

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In "Concrete Youth" we follow the daily life of three twenty somethings, who find refuge in a youth movement for youngsters in poverty, called ‘Betonne Jeugd‘ (‘Concrete Youth’). They describe the place as their home, a family they never had. From an early age, they have confronted lots of difficulties. Nevertheless, they keep their heads up and find support in each other to move on in life.

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A life-affirming documentary about a woman who survived stage 4 cancer 12 years ago, only to discover last fall that not only has the cancer returned, but that her fifteen-year-old daughter has stage 4 brain cancer. Instead of becoming victims to their experience, they choose to live every day fully, in a Carpe Diem lifestyle, with gratitude, connection to their community and deep congruence. It is a story of the ultimate challenge of two women working to break the pattern of five generations o... more

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One of millions of Americans with a developmental or intellectual disability, Riley Campbell was beaten because of his. Such a bias crime is not unusual. What is unusual is a successful conviction of the attackers. This is a story about Riley's recovery from a brutal beating and his own participation in bringing justice to his life.

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Dance Your Asperger’s Off (DYAO) is a story about improving one’s his mental and physical health through the language of movement. DYAO features a teenage boy, Zach Robertin, who suffers from Asperger's Syndrome. Zach was teased and bullied when he was younger, but dance changed his life. After hearing his amazing achievements, Dancers and Health Together, Inc. felt the need to share his story.

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Francis Maladry, known as «Beaudelot», is a painter from the north of France who no longer paints, owing to illness; a painter who still sketches from memory. In his studio/living room, the artist is shown in his daily routine, and the film examines his relationship with creativity over the course of time. And in Beaudelot’s cheery lair, painting is everywhere: it nestles in a pool of a light, it can be seen in an unlikely collection of pipes lying in ash, a female skull perched under plants, th... 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 for understanding and respect, these brave individuals share their continuous struggles throughout the various phases of their life cycle and transitioning process. In spite of facing ignorance, prejudice and discrimination, their personal horizons mirror the vicissitudes, aspirations and dreams of the trans communities in contemporar... more

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Ever since primary school, Eugène has been mocked and bullied by his classmates, not only because of his unusual name but because of his love of classical dance. Danc...more
 
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A piece of film dialogue: "Not seeing for a few seconds widens our eyes, and not hearing for a few seconds makes our ears sharper. I wish there would be death for a fe...more
 
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17-year-old Diede has been bullied in the past. She didn't have any friends and felt alone. She never wants to feel that way again. That's the reason why she tells nobody tha...more
 
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Sittana is an 83-year-old Sudanese female artist accustomed to living a rather unconventional life for a woman of her generation. Her persistence, creativity and her ability t...more
 
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The inspirational story Bennie D. Warner, who grew up in a poor Liberian village. He learned how to read and write at the age of 15 and rose to the vice presidency of the th...more
 
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"Not a Still Life" is a documentary portrait of Steve Stone, a spirited, older gay, Jewish man who shares the naked truth of the struggles, joys and sorrows of hi...more
 
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