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Speaking in Tongues - 4 Kids. 4 Languages. 1 City. 1 World.
At a time when thirty one states have passed "English Only" laws, four pioneering families put their children in public schools where, from the first day of kindergarten, their teachers speak mostly in a foreign language. Speaking in Tongues follows…
Born in the U.S.A. - Choice Doesn’t End With the Decision to Become a Parent
Meet three birth caregivers--a obstetrician, a nurse-midwife, and a licensed homebirth midwife--each with a dramatically different idea about what constitutes best care for birthing women. Learn how they see their work and what factors--medical, legal, and cultural--influence women's choices in…
The F Word
This short film is a provocative look at the power of the word 'feminism' in the US. Why does it mean so many different things to different people? Pithy interviews with women and men from diverse backgrounds are rhythmically intercut…
The Wheel of Life (La Rueda de La Vida) - History Through the Lens of Cuban Dance
Meet El Oso (the Bear), one of the founders of Casino -- the Cuban dance that launched salsa. A simple man whose joie de vivre delights, Oso' travels through his Havana regaling us with tales of his youth, when Havana's…
The Return of Sarah's Daughters - The Orthodox Jewish world
An award-winning film about three secular women as they enter the Orthodox Jewish world. As they grapple or embrace, their experiences throw pat answers about tradition, community, and meaning into relief. "Enlightening, engaging...Personalizes the often faceless tussle between secular and…
Havana Curveball
Mica is a classic young teen. Enthusiastic. Idealistic. Dreaming baseball. At 13, he is studying for his Bar Mitzvah, the Jewish coming of age ritual. He takes to heart his Rabbi's requirement to help "heal the world." Imagining himself a…
The Tricycle Solution - Teachable Moments for Parents and Preschoolers
Shot over the course of a school year, The Tricycle Solution portrays the daily experience of a cooperative preschool where parents are as much students as their children. The normal events and emotions of a preschoolers day--playing, creating, discovering, crying,…