Cry of the Owl

In the north western corner of Namibia near the Angolan boarder, one of the most godforsaken desolate regions of Africa, lives a Himba tribe. They are one of the last tribes trying to maintain a traditional way of life. Winds of change, progress and modernism coupled with the real menace of AIDS threaten to annihilate the ways of the Himba

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Cinema Jenin

This film looks at an ambitious initiative to re-open a previously abandoned cinema in the West Bank city of Jenin. It presents an intimate, nuanced and textured view on the city and its domestic affairs

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Budrus

Ayed Morrar, an unlikely Palestinian community organizer, unites all Palestinian political factions and Israelis. Together, they wage a lengthy lunch-counter-sit-in-style unarmed struggle to save his village from destruction by Israel’s Separation Barrier

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Brand New Day

The 1986 Euryhmics tour of Japan is the end of the world tour during which Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart promote their latest album “Revenge.” The time between concerts leads to the shocking discovery of a world of sounds as cultivated by the Japanese, both brutally technological and highly refined traditional expressions.

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Blood Relation

“At 14, my grandmother’s sister disappeared from her home in Israel. Years later, she started sending my family letters with a desperate plea for contact, written from a refugee camp where she lived as an Arab. My family chose to turn their backs.”

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Ask Not

As we mark the 15th anniversary of the US military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, filmmaker Johnny Symons ventures to explore its affect. The policy was created to allow gay men and women to join the US military without being asked about their sexual orientation with the understanding that they would not disclose it themselves

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The Arena of Murder (Arene du Meurte)

Three weeks after the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin in November 1995 Amos Gitai investigates and traces the event. He travels through the country for three months. Memories of war and peace take place through various encounters.

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Pineapple (Ananas)

One day, when I opened my refrigerator, I looked closely at a can of pineapples. The can said “made in the Philippines, packaged in Honoluu and distributed in San Francisco” and the label was “printed in Japan.” Pineapple is a microcosm that allows me to tell a story and deal with the issue of the Third World.

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