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Shalom Bollywood - The Untold Story of Indian Cinema
...celebration of the all-singing, all-dancing history of Indian cinema, SHALOM BOLLYWOOD reveals the unlikely story of the 2000 year old Indian Jewish community...
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The Arrival of Multiplexes and Asian Mainstream
Part of the Series: The Story of Film
...where the world's most famous movie star, Amitabh Bachchan, shows how Bollywood was doing new things in the 70s. And we discover that Bruce Lee movies...
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Essential Arrival - Michigan's Indian Immigrants in the 21st Century
...Americans, evoking cultural pluralism, the immigrant experience and the American Dream. A comprehensive, multi-angled inquiry, this film features interviews from...
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Outsourcing
Part of the Series: Click & Clack's: As The Wrench Turns
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...contact with a world that actually allows them to do what they've long dreamed of - absolutely nothing. But trouble ensues when their on-air Indian co...
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Mallamall
India is undergoing a retail revolution in which the aspiring middle-class is demanding more western goods and services. Modern malls are muscling into the traditional marketplace, pushing India's economic infrastructure to the limits and threatening to put thousands of bazaar…
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The Partition of 1947
Episode 30 of A History of India
After World War II, a tense series of events led the subcontinent's brutal partition into India and Pakistan--majority Hindu and Muslim nations, respectively. Find out how the British, battered by the war, ceded their empire and hastily created two nation-states…
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Discovering Queen
Part of the Series: Discovering Music
Regarded as the ultimate stadium rock band, Queen dominated the charts across the world in the 70s and 80s. This documentary looks to the influences cast on the early days of the band and their formidable front man Freddie Mercury,…
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Cricket and Parc-Ex: A Love Story - Immigrants and Sports in a Vibrant Canadian Neighbourhood
This film takes us inside the world of cricket and the daily life of Montreal's Parc Extension - one of Canada's poorest yet most vibrant immigrant neighbourhoods. Little known in French Canada (Quebec), cricket has hundreds of millions of fans…
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Miss Tibet: Beauty in Exile - A Tibetan Teenager Participates in a Western Style Beauty Pageant
High in the Indian Himalayan epicenter of the exiled Tibetan world, a maverick impresario stages a most un-Tibetan spectacle: a western-style beauty pageant. When a Tibetan-American teenager travels to India to participate in this "pageant with a difference," she is…
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Sex & Melodrama
Part of the Series: The Story of Film
This part explores the story of sex and melodrama in the movies of the 50s. We discover James Dean, On the Waterfront and the glossy weepies of the time, but also travel to Egypt, India, China, Mexico, Britain and Japan…
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The Sheik and I - Art as a Subversive Act in the Middle East
Commissioned by a Middle Eastern Biennial to make a film on the theme of "art as a subversive act," independent filmmaker Caveh Zahedi ( I am a Sex Addict ) goes overboard. Told that he can do whatever he wants…
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Bhutto - Democracy Was Her Greatest Revenge Against Extremism
The epic story of Benazir Bhutto, the first woman in history elected to lead a Muslim nation. A favored daughter of the family often called the "Kennedys of Pakistan," Benazir was elected Prime Minister after her father was overthrown and…
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Papers: Stories of Undocumented Youth
Papers is the story of undocumented youth and the challenges they face as they turn 18 without legal status in the United States. These are young people who know only the U.S. as home and who, upon high school graduation,…
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Digital Divide: The Hole in the Wall
Part of the Series: Global Issues Series
Platinum Award -Worldfest Houston The Gabriel Award -NCAC Best Documentary -Athens Film Festival Best of Fest -Sarasota Film Festival Outstanding Story about South Asia -SAJA "Recommended. This program takes viewers to the streets of New Delhi, India, where Indian researcher…
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Taqwacore - The Birth Of Punk Islam
Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam, chronicles the nascent Muslim punk rock movement in America. It was inspired by the work of Michael Knight, who converted to Islam in rebellion against his white-supremacist father. He went on to pen the…
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Women Behind the Camera
This made-by-women-for-women documentary, based upon Krasilovsky's book of the same name, connects globally, exploring the lives of camerawomen for all over the world in a way never seen before. Featuring interviews with Agnes Varda, Sandi Sissel, Ellen Kuras and many…
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California Typewriter - A Love Letter to a Dying Technology
Cultural historians, collectors, and various celebrity obsessives, including Tom Hanks and John Mayer, launch us into the bittersweet moment when a beloved-but-dying technology, the typewriter, faces extinction. Nominated for Best First Documentary, Best Documentary, and Best Director at the Critics'…
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