Opening film: SCARS OF CAMBODIA

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Directed by Alexandre Liebert from France. It is 5 am. We are at a small fish market in Cambodia. We follow Tut, a 50-year-old fisherman, on his way back to his house.Tut changes clothes, smokes a cigarette, absent. Then he writes the date when he was imprisoned by the Khmer Rouge régime, with water on… 

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Documentary: AINU: PATHWAYS TO MEMORY

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“Ainu. Pathways to Memory” is a discovery documentary of the Ainu people in Japan, directed by Marcos P. Centeno from Spain. On a trip through the recovery of their identity, which took us from Japan to Europe, we will find a people erased from history books and scarred by discrimination which pushed them close to… 

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Documentary: DRIVING BLIND

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Directed by Brian James Griffo (USA). Two brothers, Tod and Justin Purvis faced with a rare genetic disease that causes blindness (Choroideremia) decide to take the road trip of a lifetime around the United States and see everything possible before going blind. Exploring large cities and small towns, camping in national parks, pushing themselves to… 

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Documentary: JUST PLAY

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Directed by Dimitri Chimenti (Italy). This film is not about the occupation; it is not about the conflict; it is not about music. These are all elements of the story, but the film is about something else. It is about a group of men and women working with Al Kamandjati, a Palestinian Cultural Association conducting… 

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Documentary: THE LAST AMERICAN SHOEMAKER

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The Last American Shoemaker is the story of Luis Ruales, an Ecuadorian immigrant, who has served his community as the cobbler for 40 years, and now faces obstacles and challenges of globalization Its a journey into the heart and mind of man who has lived the American Dream in the small American town of Roselle… 

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Documentary: The Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra

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It was achievement enough that the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra managed to survive the darkest days of the war, when it struggled for supplies and electricity, when its members fled for safety abroad and those who remained practiced in secret for fear of offending militants who considered music un-Islamic. They’ve survived bombs, random attacks and… 

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