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Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago - Following Six People on a Spiritual Pilgrimage
This film is an up-close look at the ancient spiritiual pilgrimage known as the Camino de Santiago, or Way of St. James. Since the ninth century, millions have embarked on this pilgrimage across northern Spain. There are many routes to…
Song of the Basques - A Poetic Exploration of the Survival of Indigenous Identity in Spain
Their origins are unknown, their language one of the world's most ancient. They established one of the first democracies and led Europe's Age of Exploration, fueled the industrial revolution and then established Spain's first labor unions. Today they are the…
Children of Shame - The Fate of 20th Century Irish Children Born Out of Wedlock
Tuam, a quiet town in the west of Ireland. Tuam, a name that traumatised the whole of Ireland in the spring of 2014, when an unimaginable story was revealed. A hidden mass grave containing the remains of some 800 children…
In a Foreign Land (En Tierra Extraña) - Struggles of the Spanish Community in Scotland
Gloria is one of the 700,000 Spanish people who have left Spain since the economic crisis started. The film portraits the experience of intra-European exiles tackled by Spain's highest-profile female director, Iciar Bollain (Even the Rain, Take My Eyes). Gloria…
Triana, Pure and Pure - Flamenco Dancing in Spain
As early as in the 15th century, the Roma settled in Seville's district of Triana. In their poor courtyards and craftsmen's workshops, the purest and wildest Andalusian flamenco was born. The gypsies of Triana were expelled from their neighborhood in…
Spain: Facing Uncertainty - Spain's Evolving Political State
Spain's transition from dictatorship to democracy, following the death of Franco, amazed the world. Today, Spain amazes for the wrong reasons. Billions wasted in public works. Astronomical unemployment rates, peaking at 58.5% youth unemployment. A royal princess accused of tax…
Juliette of the Herbs
Juliette of the Herbs is a beautifully filmed lyrical portrait of the life and work of Juliette de Bairacli Levy: world renowned herbalist, author, breeder of Afghan hounds, friend of the Gypsies, traveller in search of herbal wisdom and the…
One Million Dubliners
Glasnevin Cemetery is the final resting place of 1.5 million souls; it is Ireland's national necropolis. ONE MILLION DUBLINERS reveals the often unspoken stories of ritual, loss, redemption, emotion, history - and the business of death. But this is really…
Extranjeras (Foreign Women)
Extranjeras (Foreign Women) Shows the least known and most typical aspects of other cultures through the experience of various immigrant women living in Madrid. We see these women's everyday existence - their family environments, how they live and what they…
Poor Kids - Childhood Poverty in the U.K.
Courtney is 8, and growing up in poverty in Bradford. Her friend Holly is "loaded" cos she went on holiday last year. With an astonishing understanding of social mobility she tells Holly, "You're gonna be richer when you grow up,…
Brasslands - Uniting Cultures Through Music
A vibrant ethnography of the cultures, lives and stories that collide in the Balkans at the world's largest brass band festival. Brasslands explores the explosive recent popularity of Balkan brass music through the stories of three musicians whose lives revolve…
Tough Being Loved by Jerks - C'est dur d'être aimé par des cons
When twelve cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad were published by Denmark's largest newspaper in 2005, European muslim groups denounced the cartoons as insulting and sacrilegious. To everyone's surprise, the protests against the Muhammad drawings took a worldwide scale, even leading…
European Surf Journal
Peter Sterling, renowned photographer, traveled through Europe shooting some of the most remote and exciting surfing locations. After visiting eleven countries over two years, the resulting film is part surf movie and part travel documentary featuring both pro and amateur…
Switzerland’s Dark Past - Exiled Youth in Switzerland
For several decades up until the 1980s, thousands of young Swiss people were thrown into jail without trial, sent to live with foster families or forced into children's homes, or even sterilized. Their crime? Behavior that was judged to be…
Lost and Found - The Story of Romania's Forgotten Children
The legacy of the governmental policies concerning population growth and the family under the Communist rule in Romania of Nicolae Ceausescu were devasting. This documentary presents an uncompromising look at the situation of scores of thousands of children in the…
U.N. Fever
U.N. Fever follows three teams of college students - The City College of New York, Freie Universitat Berlin, and Pace University in Pleasantville NY -- as they prepare to compete in an international Model U.N. competition. These passionate young people…
Humain, trop Humain
Louis Malle presents his meditative investigation of the inner workings of a French automotive plant. This, Vive le Tour , and Place de la Republique , Malle's three French-set documentaries, reveal, in an eclectic array of ways, the director's eternal…
La Memoire Dure
Ibrahim lived with his uncle in the woods in Mali, for a few days he attended Koran school. He arrived in France using his cousin's passport. Alpha comes from Liberia, he lived in the city and during the war his…
A Peasant Chronicle in Gruyère
The shooting of this peasant chronicle in the Gruyere region of Switzerland lasted a whole year, from July 1989 to July 1990. A year of work and festivities in the family of Conrad and Louise Bapst, their children and grandchildren…
Diary from Rivesaltes 1941-1942(Journal de Rivesaltes 1941-1942)
From August to October 1942, over 2250 Jews were deported from the internment camp of Rivesaltes to Auschwitz by way of Drancy. Among them were 110 children. Friedel Bohny-Reiter, a nurse with the Swiss Aid to Children, worked in this…