Raul Castells is a walking, talking, pushing, barging force of nature. He fights the Government. He fights big business. He invades buildings and occupies casinos. And he has a good reason. In December 2001, there was a seismic shift in Argentina’s economic and political landscape. The Government devalued the currency and froze people’s savings – effectively pushing the middle class into the even larger pool of unemployed working poor. Currently, there are 20 million people below the poverty line. 25% of children suffer malnutrition and up to 17,000 a year die from it. The average Argentinian does not have a job, a roof over their head or any means to provide for their family.
In Cuba there is no gay scene – not even in the city of Havana, which has 3 million inhabitants. If meeting places emerge in the state-owned pubs and cafés, they are immediately closed by the government. Therefore a system of clandestine and private meeting points have been organised which prevents government action by daily location changes.
Jerzy Kosinski, The Painted Bird © 1965, Houghton Mifflin, New York Rights been obtained, April 2010, Spertus College of Judaica, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A - A dark masterpiece and harrowing story that follows the wanderings of a boy abandoned by his parents during World War II.
Inspired by True Events... Growing up in the folk rock era of the 70's in Canada, musical prodigy, Hilary Wellman, never knows she was conceived in violence, not love... Escaping the tyranny of her home, she forms a teen duo with her best friend and next door neighbor, Reina. But, when, on the night of their discovery, Reina is murdered by her ex-boyfriend, Hilary must find a way to fulfill their vow to remain acoustic; to reach their audience with a message of innocence experience can't taint, before they sell out to the impending greed of the 80s...
This documentary explores the links between chemical pollution, the development of genetically modified crops and cancer treatments.
An African women in her fifties who has lived in Sweden for 30 years, decides to move back to Gambia. Her son, who dreams of a career in hip hop and is about to make a breakthrough, goes with her. A warm, broad dramedy about a universal theme: identity.
Information is power. In a world governed by a corrupt Artificial Intelligence, can one woman's home video spark a revolution?
A renowned British wildlife cameraman takes a year out from his international assignments, to reveal the surprising secret nature living in and around an English country village.
"Three times Randolph Carter dreamed of the marvelous city..." Thus begins H. P. Lovecraft's epic tale of the courageous dreamer Randolph Carter and his search for a mystical sunset city deep in the world of dreams. Carter travels to the edge of the world, to and from the moon, and to the heights and depths of human and inhuman experience.
The Dead is about how we affect others. It’s about all the little and big changes that we make in the lives around us, sometimes through deliberate action, sometimes just by being ourselves. The Dead answers the question everyone asks at one time or another: “Why bother — who’s gonna care?” Everyone in This is what remains. Not a body, or a will or a bit of dirt, but lives that have been changed and altered.