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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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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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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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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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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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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La Roja: From Brazil 1950 to Brazil 2014 – How Football Explains The World

In 2010, when Spain was crowned the champion at the World Cup in South Africa, the national team of Spain, La Roja, was made up of bitter rival players from the Barcelona and Madrid teams. Yet despite this, La Roja is being held as a symbol of a united Spain and of a Utopian national identity. The film uses this complicated new combination of ethnicities and loyalties as a metaphor to explore Spain’s hopes for a new future.

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Kashmir – Journey to Freedom

Once described by Mahatma Gandhi as “a pillar of light in a subcontinent lost in darkness,” Kashmir has become a land of terror and despair; suffering under the strain of constant violence and human rights violations. This film tells the story of a new generation of young Muslim Kashmiris who, after years of armed resistance, decided to lay down their arms and start a nonviolent resistance movement in the hope of finally achieving peace and independence.

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Including Samuel

Before his son Samuel was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, photojournalist Dan Habib rarely thought about the inclusion of people with disabilities. Now he thinks about inclusion every day.

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House of Fun

About a hundred adolescents immigrate to Israel all alone from the former USSR. Within 9 months, in a reckless atmosphere, they are supposed to transform from “Russians” to “Israelis”. This film follows their changing lives, and sees them in moments of joy and sorrow, camaraderie and loneliness, hope and disillusion.

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