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Living Change: Inspiring Stories for a Sustainable Future

‘We are the change.’ Nowadays, this phrase is a common leitmo- tif in documentaries focused on a better world. The future is in our hands but for this to have meaning we must take steps to preserve what we have in our garden or on our plate. Filmmakers Jordan Osmond and Antoinette Wilson have col-…

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To the Four Winds

Farmer Cédric Herrou became famous when he was arrested for the crime of solidarity when he helped migrants cross into France. Now he tells their stories. The film looks back at the jour- neys undertaken by thousands of migrants and how they were helped by a man who was treated like a criminal by the…

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Love and Revolution

Shots taken with a hand-held camera on the streets of Athens, Thessaloniki and Crete, accompa- nied by revolutionary songs – the film’s revolutionary tone is set with its opening images of demonstra- tors squaring up to police. The plot: a crisis that has lasted more than nine years, in a country that has been brought…

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The man who was too free

Released: 2017 Former governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region, 400 km east of Moscow, former deputy prime minister to Boris Yeltsin who would eventually dismiss him, Boris Nemtsov had become one of the main opponents of Vladimir Putin, before being assassinated on 27 February 2015, aged 55 years old with four bullets in the back…

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CLICKS OF CONSCIENCE

Released: 2017 CLICKS OF CONSCIENCE, Alexandre Lumbroso and Jonathan Attias, October 2017 What means do we have to express ourselves? How do we use participatory democracy wisely? An omnipresent participatory democracy in the sphere of the net. Online petitions flourish on the net, but there may be a few too many to be able to…

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Human Flow

In 2018, 65 million people were uprooted around the world. From Iraq, Bangladesh, Turkey and Northern Greece, this film tells the story of millions of men, women and children travelling thousands of miles to find a home. And yet the world seems to shrink. Today, people of dif- ferent cultures and religions must learn to…

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Fuocoammare (Fire at Sea)

“Golden Bear” for best film, top award at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale). Samuele is twelve and lives on an island in the Mediterranean, far away from themainland. Like all boys of his age he does not always enjoy going to school. He would much rather climb the rocks by the shore, play…

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I Am Not Your Negro

Released: February 2017 Received to ferocious critical acclaim across the pond, ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ is master filmmaker Raoul Peck’s visionary reconstruction of author and Civil Rights activist James Baldwin’s unfinished masterpiece ‘Remember This House’. Peck combines Baldwin’s words with archive material to create a hard-hitting snap-shot of race relations in 21st Century America….

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Before The Flood

Released: October, 2016 Before the flood is not the first film to show alarming images of the effects of climate change. And it will probably not be the last. However, following 2016, the Earth’s warmest year since record-keeping began, it is an important documentary on the human impact on the climate. For three years, Leonardo…

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TRAPPED

By: Dawn Porter / USA Released: January 2016 2016 Sundance Film Festival, U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Social ImpactFilmmaking, official selection 2016 Athena Women’s Film Festival, and officialselection 2016 Stranger than Fiction Documentary Series. What remains of a women’s right to choose? Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP) laws are increasingly being passed by…

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