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SheWrite weaves together the narratives and work of four Tamil women poets. Salma negotiates subversive expressio... more
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Gilad Atzmon is one of modern music's best saxophonists, and one of the most controversial public opponents of Israel. A gentle giant, warm, charismatic and somewhat shy, Gilad is a complex character. Born into a pro-Zionist family and serving briefly in the first Lebanon War, Gilad had a dramatic turnaround; he quit the army, picked up his sax and exiled himself to London, declaring himself an enemy to the Israeli state. Since then he has produced some of the modern era's greatest Jazz album... more

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No. 4 Street of Our Lady tells the remarkable, yet little-known, story of Francisca Halamajowa, a Polish Catholic woman who rescued 15 of her Jewish neighbors during the Holocaust by cleverly passing herself off as a Nazi sympathizer. On the eve of World War II, more than 6,000 Jews lived in Sokal, a small town in Eastern Poland, now part of Ukraine. By the end of the war, only about 30 had survived, half of them rescued by Halamajowa. For close to two years, she hid her Jewish neighbors in her tin... more

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What is the lasting impact of divorce and separation on the children of "failed" marriages? In this critically acclaimed film, five young people sit down to discuss openly their parents' separation, often in the presence of both parents, and often asking important questions that have remained unsaid for years. A shocking and surprisingly uplifting insight into the reality of modern family life.

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"Writing Against Death" is a documentary that looks at the subject of the death penalty from a special perspective, that of an involved protagonist: Ursula Corbin from Switzerland, who makes a personal contribution towards the abolition of the death penalty by building up a close and long personal relationship - through letters and visits - with an inmate on death row in Livingston, Texas, thus introducing a shred of humanity into a system that is so inhumane. The film tries to answer question... more

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Six brave women come together to tell their stories, they share their journey with sexual abuse, trafficking, cancer, and loss. They have all used different forms of art to heal and to help inspire others to tell their stories of pain and loss and to focus on finding a positive way to move forward. They share in a bold and courageous manner, without sugar-coating, and are able to finally tell the truth of their lives.

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Between the past and the present, here and elsewhere, a young South American wanders in Geneva. An immersion into the migrant psyche.

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In Dancing Alone, director and writer Biene Pilavci poses the question, “Can my four siblings and I succeed in building relationships with other people, after many years marked by hatred and extreme violence? Can we succeed even if neither our parents nor their parents were able to?” When she was 12, Biene Pilavci ran away from her violent home and moved to a girl's care home. Today she is 33-years old and have realized that she carries her past everywhere she goes. Dancing Alone is ... more

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In a poetic and sensitive testimony, Sakay shares the consequences of his brother's sudden disappearance.
 
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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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You'll never sing again, said her doctor. But in a story from the very edge of medical possibility, operatic soprano Charity Tillemann-Dick tells a double story of survival ...more
 
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LRN CEO and author of 'How', Dov Seidman visits the RSA to outline the implications for living and working in what he calls the ‘Era of Behavior’, where the source o...more
 
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This documentary portrays the daily lives of the Carino family, who lives "apart/together" in London, The Hague and Manila. It concentrates on the way the family keeps i...more
 
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