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Documentary, 27’, 2013, by Leila Jinkings and Sidnei Pires The family of Hiram de Lima Pereira had a centra... more
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Shining Spirit, filmed in Canada, India and Tibet, documents a recording project that brings together the family of Jamyang Yeshi through music and the use of multi-tracking recording technology. With the help of Western friends, Jamyang, in exile in Canada, and his brother, Tsundue, in exile in the U.S., join voices with the family they left behind in Tibet. For the first time in over a decade, they sing together once again. Shining Spirit is a testament to the power of music, the resilienc... more

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This is a documentary about Jaan Ehlvest, a chess wunderkind, who broke into the top of the chess world and stayed there thorough the reigning time of the world champions of chess Garri Kasparov and Anatoli Karpov. He left Estonia, his homeland, and turned into a lonely cynic in the U.S., whose life consists of alcohol and continuous strides, but he is still attempting to reach the ultimate heights of the chess world.

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Max, a tremendously successful contractor, sees his life implode when an ambitious business deal goes terribly wrong. Angry clients hold him responsible for their unbuilt homes and spent finances. His own finances and stability shattered, he retreats into a solitude that even friends and family can’t seem to break. His loving daughter, on the precipice of a new life and far from home, is the person most able to get through to him. Their love grows stronger even as the realities gro... more

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Trying to distance herself from her Holocaust survivor parents and ex-boyfriend, pianist Micki Stav moves out of her parents' house in search of her own identity. She moves into a small apartment, but remains caught in a lattice of demanding relationships. Tension increases as Micki tries to succeed in the classical music world. Her eclectic new neighbors, though, introduce her to a new world of desires in which Micki finds the courage to confront her problems and emerge as an independent and matur... more

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The film follows Israeli artist Zvi Lachman during the decade 1998-2008. It centers on moments of conversion, which assemble fragments of the cultural past to dramatize “difference,” such as the tension between monumental figures and minute daily details, as well as between the "I" and its “other.” Israeli Jewish identity, which is of paramount significance to Lachman, is seen as emerging from other traditions. These "differences" culminate in an enlightening artistic encounter—never ignorin... more

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Based on the diary and letters from a gifted teenager, Stanley Hayami, the film tells the story of a young man, who dreams of becoming an artist and writer, but is thrown into the turmoil of WWII. He is incarcerated along with 120,000 Japanese Americans at the Heart Mountain concentration camp and afterwards drafted to serve in highly decorated 442nd Regimental Combat Team, in Europe. His life-and-death account is a poignant reminder of the indignity of incarceration and the tragedy of war.

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Avraham Ezekiel, a Jew born in Iraq, immigrated to the Land of Israel in 1929. During the 1930s, he was an important journalist of the Palestine Bulletin and has been a bridge between Arabs and Jews and between East and West. He is a man of a mission that has not been fulfilled, a leader who didn't lead. This film is an unusual man's journal, through which his grandson let his voice be heard. It provides the grandfather, at the age of ninety-two with a reason to live, and reveals hi... more

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Scott Lew is a funny guy. The first to share a joke, a wry smile or an amusing observation, Scott has always had a keen eye and ear for life’s many absurdities. It’s ...more
 
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Born amid the Alps of northern Italy in 1935, Carla Carli Mazzucato began her life's journey in a world of beauty and inspiration. But with the onset of war and the death o...more
 
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Philip Ashforth Coppola has devoted all his free time in the last thirty years to cataloguing every station in the New York City subway system. Filmed over the course of fou...more
 
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