Rio de Janeiro has engaged in an ambitious operation, aimed at freeing its favelas (slum neighborhoods) from the control of gangs and drug traffickers, to allow police to regain control and security in time for the upcoming 2014 Soccer World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games. However, security is not the only rationale and driving-force behind the program: the dramatic makeover, launched in 2008, is banded together with economic interests and international exposure
Through the eyes of funeral director Isaiah Owens, the beauty and grace of African-American funerals are brought to life. Filmed at Owens Funeral Home in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood, HOMEGOINGS takes an up-close look at the rarely seen world of undertaking in the black community, where funeral rites draw on a rich palette of tradition, history and celebration
What is a true hero? What compels one to maintain their integrity and go against the grain to fight for what is just? The film is an insightful journey into understanding what makes a person choose “good” over “evil”. Against all odds, some people will always fight for what is just.
The film traces the evolution of the Pro-Democracy Movement in Nigeria and the efforts to increase the participation of women in leadership roles. Hafsat Abiola faces the challenge of transforming a corrupt culture of governance into a democracy capable of serving Nigeria’s most marginalized population: women.