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A 7 year-old wants to buy a gun. What he wants to do with it is truly inspiring.
Dena, a young widow stuck in a rough Atlanta neighborhood, must deal with a mysterious and injured stranger. The stranger, Adriel, appears on her doorstep while she nurses her dying son. Facing her beliefs, forced to tear down walls built up against her declining neighborhood, she soon learns there is more beyond what we see.
The migrant crisis through the eyes of Pastor Ignacio Martinez, the founder of ABBA safehouse in Celaya, "It's not about us - it's about the dignity of our brother 'travellers'". It started when Ignacio and his family took food to migrants jumping freight trains Some were sick, there was nowhere to wash or sleep. So he founded ABBA, where they can rest, receive food and medical and psychological help . The film shows the gap between President Trump calling migrants "rapists and criminals" - and the sad reality. Most are escaping abject poverty and gang violence in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala . Their governments - backed by the US for decades, - are enmeshed in endemic corruption The migrants' dreams of a better life in the USA have been met by tear gas at the border. In this world of nationalism and xenophobia, Ignacio's work is vitally important
A short film about the sanctuary movement during the Trump era, Walking For Ded is a profile of the inspirational struggle to stop the deportation of Ded Rranxburgaj, who took sanctuary in Detroit's historic United Methodist Church in January 2018. To learn more, please visit: http://walkingforded.com
A small media crew from across the U.S. gathered to document how a little humanitarian aid group is assisting struggling villages to become self-sustainable. The media team hasn't worked together before, it includes Mary Jo, a retired, award-winning TV news anchor, the first woman news anchor in Phoenix, Jade, an 18 year old young lady who had done an internship with National Geographic and travelled the globe, Will, a 15 year old home-schooler who has experience working on feature films, Jack, a retired engineer and creative writer who has immersed himself in northern Kenya, and Aron, a videographer who was in the midst of moving his family from Portland to Israel. This crew witnessed first-hand the transformation taking place in the lives of strong hearted Kenyans, and, in turn, were themselves transformed by the experience.
The Gwich'in have been fighting oil and gas development to protect way of life and caribou in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for over 40 years. In 2017, people from across the country came together to support Indigenous groups as they fought for their land around Southern Utah. If we showed our support for the five tribes in Utah, shouldn't we be able to care about the Gwich'in as well?
Hospices allow terminally ill patients the ability to spend their last days at home. But when patients need blood transfusions, they are often given a choice: stay at the hospital and receive transfusions or die at home without the palliative benefits transfusions provide. Why can't they go home?
In May 1945, a document was signed that ended World War 2 in Europe. But who wrote the words that changed the course of the 20th Century? This film reveals that it was written by an actor turned soldier called John Counsell.
A woman has a chance meeting with the infamous sentencing judge who ordered the execution of her parents. Set in the Middle East, just after the fall of a brutal regime.