Hamas’ takeover of Gaza turned it into one of the most controversial organizations in the world today. While the most prominent members of the group are men, most of its field work is carried out by cadres of women supporters, the most powerful women in the Palestinian territories.
From a snowy small town in Northern Michigan to the mountains of Afghanistan and back, the film follows the four-year journey of childhood friends, forever changed by a faraway war, and their disorientation and dislocation, their struggle to fit back into their daily routines and the effect their re-entry has had on their families and community.
Made famous by the feature film “Eastern Promises”, former heads of Russia’s criminal underworld, the “vori v zakone” (“Thieves by Law”) share their story for the first time with the world. The thugs, who transformed into reputable businessmen, reveal in the most intimate detail how they came to influence Russia’s economy as it emerged from decades of Soviet rule, and how they used their vast wealth to build up a political base in a land that once treated them as common criminals
Around 49 million Americans struggle with the problem of not knowing where their next meal is going to come from. The stories of three people from Colorado, Pennsylvania and Mississippi shed light on the underlying causes of this huge problem. Rosie is so hungry that she can’t concentrate on schoolwork.
Robi Damelin, an Israeli of South African origin, lost her soldier son in the occupied territories. Robi tries to reconcile with her son’s Palestinian killer, however he refused, stating that her son was part of the occupation army. Now Robi travels to South Africa, 15 years after the end of Apartheid to seek answers from the South African model of the Truth and Reconciliation Committees
Their family names alone evoke horror: Himmler, Frank, Goering, von Ribbentrop. Hitler’s Children is a film about the descendants of the most powerful figures in the Nazi regime: men and women who were left a legacy that permanently associates them with one of the greatest crimes in history.
ASL (American Sign Language) Poetry is a performance art form utilizing body language, rhythm and movement to create a three dimensional pictorial equivalent to oral poetry. The film follows a group of Deaf teens introduced to ASL Poetry. Aneta, a member of the group, goes one step further, boldly entering the spoken word slam scene, a highly verbal arena