Where the Drum Is Beating

In Haiti, there is one band that has seen it all: Septentrional. For six decades this 20 piece band has been making beautiful music- a fusion of Cuban big band and Haitian vodou beats, and turns out thousands of fans each time it plays. This film offers a deeper understanding into the survival of Haitian culture and Septentrional through the country’s turbulent history.

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When I Came Home

Today in America over 300,000 veterans are homeless. Nearly half of them served in Vietnam. In 2002 filmmaker Dan Lohaus set off across the US to document the lives of homeless Vietnam veterans and listen to their stories.

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Watermarks

This is the story of the champion women swimmers of the legendary Jewish sports club, Hakoah Vienna. Hakoah (“Strength” in Hebrew) was founded in 1909, in response to the notorious Aryan Paragraph, which most Austrian sports clubs adopted forbidding the acceptance of Jewish athletes as their members.

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Wadi, 10 Years Later (Wadi, Dix Ans Apres)

Ten years after his first Wadi, Amos Gitai takes up again the tale of the inhabitants of Wadi Rushmia. The former protagonists are still there. Their living conditions have deteriorated and new Russian immigrants have arrived and settled. The circumstances and individual stories reflect the political and social situation of the region, which has deteriorated.

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Wadi Grand Canyon 2001

Twenty years after his first “Wadi,” Amos Gitai returns for the third time to Wadi Rushmia. The site has been almost entirely destroyed by real-estate developers. Yussuf and his wife, guardians of the place and of its history, still live there… ‘Wadi Grand Canyon’ is composed of three films shot in 1981, 1991 and 2001 on the Wadi Rushmia site.

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WADI

Wadi is a valley located east of Haifa. A former stone quarry, it is a sort of enclave where Eastern European immigrants, survivors of the camps, live in a state of fragile coexistence with Arabs who have also been expelled from their homes

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Visions of Greece

Shot in high definition from a helicopter-mounted camera, this documentary recounts Greek mythology, legend, history and archaeology from above. A voyage of past and present, of the mainland and the islands: Delphi, Mount Olympus, Athens, Thessaloniki, the Peloponese, Ithaka, Santorini and Crete

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Unwanted Witness

Hollman Morris is an internationally acclaimed journalist who, in his weekly television show, Contravia, boldly confronts the violence that ravages his homeland of Columbia.

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A House in Jerusalem (Une Maison A Jerusalem)

Eighteen years after “House,” Amos Gitai returns to the setting of his first film to observe the changes in the new residents as well as in the neighbourhood. The filmmaker works like an archaeologist, revealing, under multiple layers, a complex labyrinth of destinies.

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Trembling before G‑D

Shattering assumptions about faith, sexuality and religious fundamentalism, this film is built around intimately-told personal stories of Orthodox Jews who are gay or lesbian. This group of people face a profound dilemma – how to reconcile their passionate love of G-d with the drastic Biblical prohibitions that forbid homosexuality.

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