Muezzin

Since the days of Prophet Mohammed, Muslim faithful around the world have heeded the muezzin’s call to prayer five times a day. Today, with “Idol” type shows topping world charts, Turkey’s mosques have joined the trend. In cities and hamlets across the country, muezzins compete regionally for a chance to make it to the national finals in Ankara

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Modigliani’s Genuine Fake Heads

Livorno, Summer of 1984. In Amedeo Modigliani’s hometown, well-known for the sharp irony of its locals, the innocent joke of three young students turns out to be the hoax of the century. In one night, they carve « Modi-like » heads with an electric drill.

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Miss Gulag

Miss Gulag follows three women: Yulia, Tatiana and Natasha as they prepare to compete in a beauty pageant. Only these women are not the prototypical pageant contestants. They are the inmates of a Siberian prison and the venue is the prison grounds.

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Mike Brant – “Laisse moi t’aimer”

A story of injustice, power and a dream that came true, Mike Brant was presented to the public as a singer-song writer and not as a cover boy until it all went sour. The story embodies the conflict between the will to succeed and the price Moshele Brandt was willing to pay.

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Magia Russica

In 1935 three Walt Disney films were screened in Moscow. Fyodor Chytruk, then a young art student, saw these films and didn’t believe his eyes; he was convinced that he had seen a miracle unfolding before him. What he didn’t know was that one day he himself would become one of the greats of Russian animation.

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Luxuries

The Israeli blockade on Gaza is tightly monitored: essential necessities allowed, luxuries denied. At their weekly meeting at the Defense Ministry the Israeli bureaucrats move on to the next item on their agenda: hair conditioner. Palestinians may have a right to clean hair, but they don’t have a right to smooth and silky hair

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Lost Bohemia

For over a century Carnegie Hall rented work-live studio spaces atop the famous music hall to artistic tenants such as Marlon Brando, Paddy Chayefsky, and Isadora Duncan. As a tenant with unlimited access into this little known world, I began to videotape the lives of my neighbors whose lives intersected with decades of artistic history. But the project took an abrupt turn when The Carnegie Hall Corporation terminated all our leases

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Living Downstream

Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., is an acclaimed ecologist whose book and lectures reach thousands of people. Diagnosed at an early age with cancer, she joined a long line of patients in her family. Only she was adopted.

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Little Peace of Mine

Nadav is a charismatic twelve-year-old with a heightened sense of social and political awareness, a natural born leader. After a long summer of terrorist bombings in Jerusalem, including one that he actually witnessed, he decides to do something about the situation and announces the formation of a new movement, “Peace for the Future,” consisting entirely of children

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