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The 2019 Online Film Festival has ended.
A film based on the real life events of Keo and Ben: a gay, Mormon, interracial couple who stayed together for almost 30 years. A special and loving relationship that defies condemnation from family, church, and community when tolerance and acceptance of relationships outside the perceived "norm" were rare.
I am Water. I give you life. You consist of me, Water. Without me, life on planet Earth would not be possible. I am the great equalizer. Now I need your help.
Human Trafficking can involve prostitution and physical abduction, but there are also many other elements that can be part of modern day slavery. This PSA features a young trafficked female who expresses through dance her desire for freedom. Join us in being a voice for the voiceless.
Based on real events, Khadija tells the story of an old grandmother trying to cope with the absence of her family, by diving into the past.
A village in Dakar's suburbs, in Senegal. A country where 60% of the population is illiterate. A welcoming disadvantaged community, mostly children. They are eager to learn. A.D.E. (Child's Future and Development) battles to give them access to education. However, the school's rent peaked from 30 000 CFA Francs to 150 000 in less than 10 years. The school struggles with the rising costs and has difficulty keeping its qualified teachers (who are better paid in the private sector). The film follows the director who went back to bring her testimony through a self-funded documentary. Her final aim is to raise funds and help the A.D.E. team build their own school to focus all their means (finances and energy) to the children.
Daniel Balima, a senior horticulturist from Tenkodogo, a small Sub-Saharan African town in Burkina Faso, who, as a child fell ill with polio and lost the use of his legs, was able to follow his father in the family nursery by walking on his hands. "I could take two paths: begging or taking my life in hand and devoting myself to work with dignity." So every day he goes to the garden to work, despite the various difficulties he faces, he is happy because he can provide for his family. In over fifty years of activity he has given life to more than a million trees and this is what is most important for Daniel because due to droughts, his country needs many trees. He will not stop, on the contrary, he dreams of planting another million.
A homeless boy steals from the local mechanic, who in turn offers him kindness. When tragedy strikes the mechanic, the boy must make a choice.
Nothing to Say is an allegory in which a recent arrival at the zoo, a turtle, challenges the zookeeper and other animals by not speaking on command to receive his food. By revealing his story to the others, the turtle exposes themes of exile and being a refugee in a land that provides for the body at the cost of the soul. Various animation styles used in the film help to uncover the emotional quality of the turtle's experience.
As we approach the 75th year since the world's first nuclear attack, followed by the 10th anniversary of the ongoing Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, humanity still contemplates global security and energy. Have we learned the lessons from the only country to experience both nuclear war and meltdown? Ari Beser's latest documentary explores this question through a uniquely personal approach. His own grandfather, Jacob Beser was the only man in the world to witness both atomic bombings from the B-29s that dropped them.
Peace is a goal that unites all the people in this world. In 'Om Shanti', we will visit some places dedicated to World Peace. We will also hear the messages of John F. Kennedy and Mahatma Gandhi, who made great efforts towards peace. We can learn what is possible when a head of state is living these peace ideals.