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While Gloria, Ninfa and Norma struggled for the release of their husbands, their babies became teenagers and their children turned into adults. This documentary follows th... more
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While Gloria, Ninfa and Norma struggled for the release of their husbands, their babies became teenagers and their children turned into adults. This documentary follows the wives of three police officers who have been kidnapped since the turn of the century. For over a decade, these women have fought the indifference of the guerrilla that took their loved ones and the apathy of the Colombian government that refuses to negotiate their freedom. After 13 years of resistance, the FARC finally answer... more

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‘La Violencia’ documents the lives of the indigenous Mayan women of Guatemala. Guatemala is explored from its violent history to its current fragile state, through the personal stories of indigenous women and activists and narrated by Aidan Gillen. Guatemala’s armed conflict tore the country apart for 36 years, claiming the lives of over 200,000 men, women and children. In 2013 Guatemala became the first country in history to put a former head of state on trial for genocide in a domestic cour... more

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This documentary film focuses on the global economic crisis—its impact on the working class and the responses by trade unions, government and big business in South Africa. It includes interviews with leading trade unionists, workers, community members, NGO workers and academics. This film is decidedly left-wing and critical in its approach and attempts to explain the crisis in Marxist terms. It also poses serious questions about the dominant responses to the crisis that hurts the working class an... more

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As the Sikh community in Oak Creek, Wisconsin prepares for Sunday prayers, a deadly hate attack shatters their lives but not their resilience. After six worshippers are killed by a white supremacist, the local community finds inspiration in the Sikh tradition of forgiveness and faith. Lieutenant Brian Murphy, shot 15 times in the attack, joins the mayor and police chief as they forge new bonds with the Sikh community. Young temple members, still grieving from the tragedy, emerge as leaders in th... more

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No Problem! - Six Months with the Barefoot Grandmamas is about the rural solar electrification project run by the Barefoot College in the village of Tilonia in the state of Rajasthan, India, where numerous illiterate rural women from all over the world, particularly Africa, are being trained as solar engineers. The solar-electrification project symbolizes hope, as a simple idea originating from a little-known village in India has the potential to impact global communities. The film follows the stor... more

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The film shows a unique collaboration between two youth circuses: A mixed Arab-Jewish circus from the Galilee in Israel and a youth circus from Arnhem in the Netherlands. Both circuses use their art for social change. The "Galilee Circus" is bringing together Jewish and Arab children through weekly joint activities. The Dutch “Poehaa” circus attempts to integrate between children of different background in Dutch society. The circus presents, in my eyes, a rare place where children an... more

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Shot over several months in Aleppo, North Syria, the film follows the itineraries of a couple of fighters, Mudar and Abdel Kader, who are hailed from the rural parts of Aleppo. At the outbreak of the protests, Mudar mobilized people peacefully through the patriotic songs he used to sing in the demonstration. As violence and brutal atrocities became the regime’s only way to suppress the protests, Mudar became involved with the military resistance. He met Abdel Kader who was an ordinary tradesma... more

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On a cold night in December 2001, a murder took the life of Dorothy Johnson-Speight’s 18-year-old son Khaaliq, who was gunned down over a parking space in Philadelphi...more
 
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"Dancing on the Edge" is set in rural Mozambique, where traditional gender roles and poverty influence the fight to contain the spread of HIV/AIDS. Antonietta is HIV positiv...more
 
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The project “Women of Faith for Peace: Jerusalem” began four years ago thanks to two women: Lia Beltrami, Catholic Director, and Hedva Goldschmidt, Orthodox Jewish Fil...more
 
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Wirikuta is a sacred desert in Mexico. The indigenous Wixárika undertake a pilgrimage to this location, as one of their most important rituals. They consider it the nave...more
 
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Piedmont, Northern Italy. A year in the shelter where Diarra, a young man from Ivory Coast, and his companions of misfortune live. They are waiting to get political asylu...more
 
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When Mozambique’s 16-year-long civil war ended in October 1992, hundreds of thousands of soldiers gave up their arms and were asked to end their life of fighting and begin ...more
 
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