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A Suitable Girl - Matchmaking & Marriage in India
A SUITABLE GIRL follows three young Indian women struggling to maintain their identities and follow their dreams amid intense pressure to get married. Documenting the arranged marriage and matchmaking process in verite for over four years, the film examines the…
In Jackson Heights - One of America's Most Ethnically Diverse Neighborhoods
Jackson Heights, Queens, New York City is one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse communities in the United States and the world. There are immigrants from every country in South America, Mexico, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India and China. The…
10 Billion: What's on your Plate? - Meeting the Demands Population Growth
In this century alone the world population will increase to 10 billion. Where do we get enough food for that many people? How do we stop mankind from destroying the very foundation of its food source? Valentin Thurn travels the…
A Sinner in Mecca - Challenging Faith in the Face of Adversity
For a gay filmmaker, filming in Saudi Arabia presents two serious challenges: filming is forbidden in the country and homosexuality is punishable by death. For filmmaker Parvez Sharma, however, these were risks he had to assume as he embarked on…
Machines - The True Cost of Cheap Labor in India
Marrying stunning visuals with social advocacy, Rahul Jain's debut documentary takes audiences into the labyrinthine passages of an enormous textile factory in Gujarat, India. Jain's camera wanders freely between pulsating machines and bubbling vats of dye to create a moving…
Pink Saris - Female Political Activists in India
"A girl's life is cruel...A woman's life is very cruel," notes Sampat Pal, the complex protagonist at the center of PINK SARIS, internationally acclaimed director Kim Longinotto's latest foray into the lives of extraordinary women. Sampat should know - like…
Purdah - Young Women in India Fighting to Pursue Their Dreams
The inspiring story of a young Indian woman who trades her burka for dreams of playing on the Mumbai Senior Women's Cricket Team and how the harsh realities for women in her country creates an unexpected outcome for her own…
Leaving Home - Traditional Marriage in India
Leaving home is what most of us do -- eventually. It's different for Renu. Will she fulfill her dreams of leaving her village home to become a teacher in the big city? Most of India's 1.2 billion people live in…
Court
An elderly folk singer and grassroots organizer is arrested on a trumped-up charge of inciting a sewage worker to commit suicide. His trial is a ridiculous and harrowing display of institutional incompentence, with endless procedural delays, coached witnesses for the…
Siddharth
A spellbinding and gorgeously wrought tale of one father's journey across India in search of his son. Mehendra is a chain-wallah, eking out a living fixing zippers on the bustling streets of New Delhi. To ease his financial woes, he…
India's Daughter - The Jyoti Singh Story
This is the powerful story of the brutal gang rape on a Delhi bus of a 23 year old medical student, who later died from her injuries. In 2012, it made international headlines and ignited protests by women in India…
The Pool
The story of Venkatesh, a hotel worker in India, who sees from his perch in a mango tree a luxuriant garden and shimmering pool hidden behind a wall. In making whatever efforts he can to better himself, Venkatesh offers his…
Unmistaken Child - The Search for the Reincarnation of a Tibetan Master
The Buddhist concept of reincarnation, while both mysterious and enchanting, is hard for most westerners to grasp. UNMISTAKEN CHILD follows the four-year search for the reincarnation of Lama Konchog, a world-renowned Tibetan master who passed away in 2001 at age…
Kavi
This Academy Award nominated short film tells the story of a boy in India who wants to play cricket and go to school, but instead he is forced to work in a brick kiln as a modern-day slave. Unsatisfied with…
Hotel Salvation
Faced with his father's untimely and bizarre demand to die in the holy city of Varanasi and attain Salvation, a son is left with no choice but to embark on this journey. Winner of the Best Film Award at the…
Tashi and The Monk - A Former Monk's Home for Abandoned Children
On a remote mountaintop of the Himalayas sits Jhamtse Gatsal (Tibetan for "The Garden of Love and Compassion"), a special school and home for 85 abandoned and neglected children. Founded by former Buddhist monk Lobsang Phunstok, who trained under the…
The Lover and The Beloved - A Journey into Tantra
A documentary feature film about one man's journey across northern India and his search for enlightenment. Rajive McMullen, a history teacher suffering from a debilitating illness, makes the painful journey into the heart of Tantra, searching for meaning in holy…
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Population Boom
In Population Boom , director Werner Boote traverses the globe to examine the myths and facts about overpopulation. Speaking with everyone from demographic researchers to environmental activists, he comes to a surprising conclusion.
Harud
Rafiq and his family are struggling to come to terms with the loss of his older brother Tauqir, who is one of the thousands of young men who have disappeared since the onset of the military insurgency in Kashmir. After…
Ayurveda: The Art Of Being
This visually lush documentary travels 10,000 miles through India, Greece, and the U.S. to accompany practitioners of AYURVEDA - probably the oldest continually practiced holistic healthcare system in the world.