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RILES: LIFE ON THE TRACKS

Dir: Ditsi Carolino

An intimate portrait of a couple who live in the slums of Manila. Riles: Life on the Tracks screened in many film festivals, won the Royal Television Award for Best Student Factual Film in the UK, Best Documentary at the CineManila International Film Festival, and was subsequently acquired for broadcast by the British Broadcasting Corporation.

CHILDREN ONLY ONCE

Dir: Ditsi Carolino

A documentary about child labor in the Philippine provinces. The directors recorded small children working under excruciating conditions in slaughterhouses, sugarcane fields, and ship docks in order to add to their family income.

SHIPYARDS LAMENT

Dir: Andrew Connors

The Shipyards was a riverside squatters community in downtown Whitehorse that symbolized the Old Yukon lifestyle. Shipyards Lament follows the forced eviction of the residents of this neighbourhood, the last of its kind in urban Canada.

AN INJURY TO ONE

Dir: Travis Wilkerson

An Injury To One provides a corrective—and absolutely compelling—glimpse of a particularly volatile moment in early 20th century American labor history: the rise and fall of Butte, Montana.

FAMILY

Dir: Sami Saif & Phie Ambo-Nielson

Family is a record of director Sami Saif's search for his long-lost father. His father vanished when he was very young; his mother died an alcoholic; and his brother Thomas committed suicide. 

THE GAME OF THEIR LIVES

Dir: Daniel Gordon

A film about the 1966 North Korean football team who knocked tournament favorites, Italy, out of the World Cup finals in England. The film also provides a rare glimpse of life in modern day North Korea, particularly the lives of the surviving players.

STEALING THE FIRE

Dir: John Friedman & Eric Nadler

An investigation into the 60-year history of a German multinational corporation that directly profited from the Holocaust, and in recent decades became a leading supplier of nuclear weapons technology to developing nations.

WAR AND PEACE

Dir: Anand Patwardhan

Filmed over fourtumultuous years in India, Pakistan, Japan and the USA following nuclear tests in the Indian sub-continent War and Peace is a documentary journey of peace activism in the face of global militarism and war.

HIDDEN WARS OF DESERT STORM

Dir: Audrey Brohy

Narrated by British actor John Hurt, Hidden Wars, offers insights about the history of Western involvement in the Middle-East, about the origins of the Gulf war and about the very course of the war itself. It also reveals the hidden U.S. Government's political agenda behind the ongoing embargo strangling the population of Iraq and also about the not-so-mysterious Gulf war syndrome plaguing both veterans and local populations.

In the summer of 2000, members of the Nobel Peace Prize nominated Voices in the Wilderness, a campaign to stop the economic sanctions against Iraq, committed an act of civil disobedience. Facing up to twelve years in jail and fines in excess of one-million dollars, the delegates went to live in Basra, Iraq with families who survive on the U.N. Oil for Food Program rations. Greetings from Missile Street shows ordinary people living in Iraq, who have paid the price under economic sanctions.

LAS MADRES DE PLAZA DE MAYO

Dir: Susana Blaustein Munoz & Lourdes Portillo

This Academy award-nominated documentary about the Argentinian mothers' movement to demand to know the fate of 30,000 "disappeared" sons and daughters remains as extraordinarily powerful as when it was first released. As well as giving an understanding of Argentinian history in the '70s and '80s, LAS MADRES shows the empowerment of women in a society where women are expected to be silent. LAS MADRES provides a banner of hope in the international struggle for human rights.

FELLINI: I'M A BORN LIAR

Dir: Damian Pettigrew

Fellini: I'm a Born Liar is a 2002 French documentary based on Federico Fellini's last confessions in Rome in 91 and 92, the film eschews straightforward biography to highlight the Italian director's unorthodox working methods, conscience, and philosophy.

BELONGING

Dir: Tamara Gordon

This is a film with a gripping personal narrative, with tears and triumph, with some humour as well as disappointment. And in the most painful and poignant way shows life in Cambodia today.