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A Burning Man Film

It has been called a social experiment, but Burning Man is so much more than that. It’s even much more than a week-long desert party.

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Moving Sounds

Documentary about a musician who cycled from UK to Mali

When he was 19, Ed Wade-Martins spent a few years living in Africa. That experience has led him back on numerous occasions.

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Sand Men

Three men: Neculai Marin, Aurel Barbu, and Raj Hurdui leave their native Romania in search for a better life elsewhere. They leave behind more than only memories; walking away from everything that is familiar can be very difficult at times.

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PALOMA

“Only love begets love. Hatred and violence can only beget hatred and violence.” These thought-provoking words were penned by José Martí, a Cuban national hero and an important figure in Latin America literature.

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What is Consciousness? What is Its Purpose?

One of the most important decisions we make very early in life is to determine whether we live in a friendly or a hostile universe.

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UMUNHUM

Mount Umunhum proudly stands 3,486 feet tall between San Jose, California and the Pacific Ocean. It is a sacred place for the tribal bands and indigenous people who live in the region.

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Forgotten Bird of Paradise

West Papua lies 250 Km north of Australia. For over 45 years the people who live there have been fighting against the Indonesian military.

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Aamir Khan: The Snake Charmer

Because of the constant violence against women, many people have come to the conclusion that India is not a safe place to live.

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Qandeel

When somebody dares to go against the established norms in a culture, they become an easy target for criticism, judgment, and even death.

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FavelaLive

The city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil has over 1,000 poor neighborhoods that are infested by drugs and violence. These places are like small cities and they are called favelas.

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Samurai Sword: Making of a Legend

One weapon has dominated the battlefields of Japan for over a thousand years. It’s known as the Samurai sword and it dates back to before the 10th Century.

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The Virgins

Albania’s Sworn Virgins Who Pursue A True Man’s Path

An ancient practice that can be traced all the way back to medieval times continues to baffle all who hear about it.

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Bride Trade

Fighting Tanzania's Child Bride Tradition

Even though it’s against the law to marry underage girls in Tanzania, many parents continue to follow the ancient tradition. This means that they give their daughters as young as 11 or 12 in marriage to men who are much older, sometimes more than three times their age.

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From the Bronx to Yale

The Power of High Sschool Speech

Society loves labels. You get labeled because of your sex, race, religious beliefs, and even what neighborhood you grew up in.

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Babel Village

When he hit 42, Nikolay Polissky decided to change his life. He had been a very successful artist up until then, but he wanted to take his talent a step further.

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Carb-Loaded: A Culture Dying to Eat

How many of the health problems that we are witnessing today are the result of our modern food culture? With all the advancements in medicine, people should be healthier now than ever before, however it seems like exactly the opposite is the case. 

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Vibrant Highland, Commercial Love

It is said that for one day every year Hmong people from a remote village in Vietnam reunite with old lovers.

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A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity

The history of industrialization has proven that limitless economic growth, advanced technology, and material affluence are the keys to financial prosperity.

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Dwarf in China

This documentary tells the story a Dutch street performer who travels throughout rural China telling an unusual story that touches the hearts of young and old.

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Bajau People: The Sea Gypsies

The Bajau people, also known as Sea Gypsies, live in the waters of the Sulu Sea and the Celebes Sea, east of Borneo.

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American Juggalo 2

You can’t describe what it means to be a Juggalo; it’s beyond comprehension and reasoning. This short film is a sequel to Sean Dunne’s popular first project (watch the first American Juggalo here) where he brought to light the subculture of the Juggalos.

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Cuban America

The Evolving Character and Story of a Major Urban Metropolitan City by an Immigrant Group

For the last half a century, Cuban immigrants have had an enormous historical, political, and economic influence on the city of Miami, Florida.

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Hue: A Matter of Colour

Renowned director and cinematographer Vic Sarin set out of a journey of self-discovery. After having traveled the world and after becoming a huge success, he still continued to feel like an outsider.

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Gun Nation

There seems to be an insatiable thirst for firearms in the United States. Some statistics show that there are over 350 million guns in the country.

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