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Cheongju, South Korea, 1977. A young struggling mother leaves her son with relatives while she looks for work. When she returns, her baby is gone—sent away for adoption. South Dakota, USA, 2005. A single father seeks his medical records for his young daughter. His journey leads him to the place of his birth, South Korea. On national TV, he meets the mother he lost almost 30 years before. Resilience is an award-winning documentary that takes a look at a rarely-told side of adoption: wha... more

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In 2006, 25-year-old Jason DaSilva was on vacation at the beach with family when, suddenly, he fell down. He couldn’t get back up. His legs had stopped working; his disease could no longer be ignored. Just a few months earlier doctors had told him that he had multiple sclerosis, which could lead to loss of vision and muscle control, as well as a myriad of other complications. Jason tried exercise to help cope, but the problem only worsened. After his dispiriting fall on the beach, he turne... more

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My diving buddies are an inspiration. They may move around the world and underwater differently, but they refuse to be stuck, in a wheelchair or in life. Meet six members of Eels on Wheels; an organization based in Austin that supports people with disabilities wanting to practice scuba diving. They share with us their stories of courage and passion for life and show us how they’ve adapted to the drastic changes that have happened in their lives. Diving becomes a great illustration that with the righ... more

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The film is about a mother and daughter relationship. Isabella's mother suffers from a mental disease, and we follow Isabella’s struggle to be more independent from her mother, but the struggle creates conflicts between them. At the same time, Isabella and her mother are deeply connected. They are best friends and each other’s soul mates, as Isabella says. But what happens, when your soul mate is mentally ill –and at the same time your mother? The story follows the development Isabell... more

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Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer John Kaplan was at the top of his world. Never before ill, he was used to documenting the life ordeals of others. But when suddenly diagnosed with a rare case of potentially deadly Lymphoma, it was a blind side. Turning the lens on himself, Kaplan’s remarkable imagery takes us beyond his despair and through his powerful belief that he can, and must, beat it. Through his visual journal, with help from his family, doctors, and even Mother Theresa and a roc... more

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This award-winning documentary is the diary of a young videographer and his father as they climb the highest mountain in the world, Everest. A visual poem of stunning beauty, "The Eye of the Son" is shockingly personal—a formative journey that will take a father and son to the edges of the world. Sometimes it takes the sky to find what joins us together.

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18-year-old Takuya gives in to his father's wishes and enrolls in a sumo school, even though he prefers judo. Takuya swaps his trendy clothes for the traditional Japanese kimono and moves to Tokyo. As he leaves, his father warns him: "Do you realize there is no place for you if you come back?" Co-produced by Japanese TV NHK, this documentary film grants exceptional access to the first 9 months of Takuya's initiation, illustrating the dreams and disenchantment of a teenager discovering th... more

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When Tsering Jampa is 4 years of age, Chinese soldiers burst into her home, disrupting her otherwise peaceful life, and causing her and her family to flee from Tibet to India...more
 
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