No. 17

In June 2002, a bus on its way from Tel Aviv to Tiberius was bombed. Seventeen people were killed, 16 were identified. No. 17 wasn’t.

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Nine Years Later

When Danielle fled her husband to Israel she was forced to leave her young son behind in Morocco. Nine years later, she returns to the land of her birth in order to win back custody over the boy. As she confronts her abusive ex-husband’s family and her own family divided by the Jewish and Islamic religions, she is caught in a whirlwind of Israeli and Moroccan bureaucracy.

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Nikiwe

In South Africa, 15-year-old Nikiwe has to take care of her brothers. They live alone in their father’s house. Both parents have died, supposedly from AIDS. The children do not even have an ID or birth certificate. Without it, they are not eligible to get government support. They are left to the mercy of their neighbors.

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News from Home / News from House

Abandoned by its Palestinian owner in the 1948 war, requisitioned by the Israeli government as vacant, rented to Jewish Algerian immigrants in 1956 and purchased by a university professor who undertakes its transformation into a three-story house in 1980, this West Jerusalem building is no longer the microcosm it once was 25 years ago.

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Nero’s Guests

P. Sainath, the Rural Affairs Editor of the Hindu newspaper, has taken upon himself the mission to reveal the severe agrarian crisis India is experiencing, a crisis that is generally ignored in both the local and international media. In the past 10 years over 200,000 farmers committed suicide, many by drinking pesticide, as result of economic hardship following the effects of globalization on Indian agriculture

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My Sweet Canary

Roza Askenazi sang the way she lived, with passion, fire and love. This is the story of three young musicians from Greece, Turkey, and Israel, who embark on an exciting musical journey, to tell the story of Greece’s best-known and best-loved rebetiko singer for the first time on film.

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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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