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When ex-biker-gang member Sam Childers makes the life-changing decision to go to East Africa to help repair homes destroyed by civil war, he is outraged by the unspeakable horrors faced by the region's vulnerable populace, especially the children.
At the Pakistan-Afghan border, the last pagan Kalash 3000 live surrounded by the Muslim community and the Afghan refugees. Among them, Najiba, a young woman must choose between converting to Islam, joining the modern world or enabling her tradition to continue.
A young lawyer travels to an Ethiopian village to represent Hirut, a 14-year-old girl who shot her would-be husband as he and others were practicing one of the nation's oldest traditions: abduction into marriage.
Off in the countryside to repossess a car, weary detective Simon Brenner discovers some strange goings-on at an inn, whose meat grinder seems to be getting a little too much action. While smitten by one of the inn's employees, Brenner gets caught up in a plot that involves a creepy solution to a meat shortage and some very nasty characters.
East Germany. Summer, late 70's. Three years after her boyfriend Wassilij's apparent death, Nelly Senff decides to escape from behind the Berlin wall with her son Alexej, leaving her traumatic memories and past behind. Pretending to marry a West German, she crosses the border to start a new life in the West. But soon her past starts to haunt her...
April 2006. 13,000 members of the Dajo ethnic group have taken refuge on the plain of Gouroukoun in eastern Chad. They are all survivors of the Darfur conflict. Secluded in the camp they have constructed, they create their own way of life and means of survival.
Every day Wadjda passes a toy store window showing a beautiful green bicycle. Although it is forbidden for girls to ride bicycles, Wadja concocts a plan to earn enough money to afford the bike. She takes part in a Koran competition and with her slyness and cunning mind she tries to find a way to rise above her fellow competitors to make her most cherished dream come true... the green bicycle.
In spring, 2002, a factory of textile industry closed its doors and dismisses 140 staying employees. She was not able to resist the globalization of an activity which gradually moved towards countries where the workforce is less expensive. This particular context offers the opportunity to develop under an original shape a documentary with historic character.
Fall 2011. Christoph Blocher is on the campaign trail, working toward a victory for his rightwing. The story of Switzerland’s most controversial political leader. It also chronicles the face-to-face encounter between a filmmaker and a man of power, through a year of exclusive, up-close interviews and access to his private life.
People today have been sensitized to the issues and most want to know where the meat, fish, vegetables and fruit one their plates are coming from. Austrian documentary filmmaker Erwin Wagenhofer went in search of food from France and Spain to Romania, from Brazil to Switzerland.
To save their jobs, women decide to resume power in their lingerie company by forming a cooperative. At the mercy of events and twists, they find happiness with humor and strength of collective solidarity and a new freedom.
Bob Marley's universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet. The definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, and legend, from his early days to his rise to international super-stardom. Made with the support of the Marley family, there is rare footage, incredible performances and revelatory interviews with the people that knew him best.
Russia was in the silent year of 1905, at the dawn of its first revolution; the historic upheavals to come were already beginning but in the meantime, the population was still full of resentments, in particular towards the Jewish minority.
As a new conflict opposes Israel and Lebanon, Hajar, a young Palestinian student, returns to her native village in Galilee on the occasion of a wedding in the family. Just before the ceremony, she goes to see her father, patriarch Abu Majd, who has always encouraged her to learn and to discover the world.
Journalist Denis Robert sparked a storm in the world of European finance by denouncing the murky operations of banking firm Clearstream. His quest to reveal the truth behind a secret world of shadowy multinational banking puts him in contact with an ever-expanding anti-corruption investigation carried out by Judge Renaud Van Ruymbeke.
Rainer Voss, a former trader who worked in banking for 10 years, is interviewed in a Frankfurt bank that’s been closed for six years. He unravels the tangled ball of string that is finance, from the origins of the financial crisis (deregulation and simultaneous digitization of the markets) to by-products developed to neutralize all kinds of risk.
For two years, the artist Vik Muniz photographed people who live from separating garbage, with the idea of turning their work into a crazy project: transforming refuse into art and thereby money. In Jardim Gramacho, the largest dump in the world on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, 3000 people recycle 200 tons of stinking garbage every day. How can art change their lives?
In Ecuador, the Yasuni National Park is one of the sites with the greatest biodiversity on our planet – and it also holds a big part of Ecuador´s oil reserves. Ecuador´s president Rafael Correa has made an extraordinary proposal: If the world will pay for protection of it‘s green lungs, Ecuador will leave the oil in the ground and will invest in renewable energy.
Ali, Nasser and Hamza, societal misfits in their early twenties, meet Djamel who not before long becomes their role model. Knowing their weaknesses, hopes and fears, ten years older charismatic and sharp-tongued Djamel skilfully manipulates and subjugates them. Rejected and disappointed by the mainstream French society, Ali, Nasser and Hamza soon become susceptible to his persuasion.
While they have been changing TV channels, making pickles or discussing politics, the parents of 12-year-old Rado have missed their son's growing up. Now they cannot understand why, after disappearing for two days, he isn't sorry for the nightmare he has caused them and why is he ready to run away from home with the first junkies he has met on the street.
In Hindi, Sâdhu means he who is in search of truth. To this end, the bespectacled sâdhu Suraj Baba has spent eight years at 3200 meters in a cave at the source of the Ganges. But peace is hard to find. And so he decides to go on a pilgrimage to Kumbhamela. He soon realizes he can't have anyone imposing a code of conduct on him. In search of himself, he makes his way to the sacred lakes...
Evangelical Christians are calling out for a second sexual revolution: chastity. As a counter-movement of the attitudes and practices of today's culture, one in six girls in the US has vowed to remain 'unsoiled' until marriage.
On the mediterranean borders of Europe, tourists try to relax while “illegal” immigrants struggle for a chance to a better life. Breaking out of a strictly confined tourist zone, two children of a Swiss family rapidly experience that reality here has very little to do with the posh life in the camping site. Then a storm hits the shore and washes away almost all distinctions between rich and poor.
A love story set against the backdrop of the changing political and social environment in Europe in the late 80's and early 90's. Can this love survive the challenges of emigration, a violent homeland and immoral social atmosphere thanks to a gang of adventurous friends?
A touching, poetic exploration of the relationship between mind, body and sound, and a cinematic journey to the borders of communication. The extraordinary story of Wolfgang Fasser, a blind musician and soundscape artist who works with severely disabled children, helping them to find a place in a world not made for them.
Dropped by his coach after losing an official fight in Germany, an Italian boxer is forced to return to Trieste. But the boxer is not signed for any fights. Frustrated, he turns to illegal fights, that are well-paid but where no holds are barred. Remarkable Italian-Swiss co-production, winner of the Silver Leopard for Best Actor at Locarno.
The unforgettable true story chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement.
On October 31st, 2009, two giants meet on the stage of the Théâtre de St-Gervais in Geneva: Jean-Luc Godard and Marcel Ophüls. Their conversation draws us inside the history of cinema and into History in itself.
Great Patriotic War, early 1940s. After barely surviving a battle with a mysterious, ghostly-white Tiger tank, Red Army Sergeant Ivan Naydenov becomes obsessed with its destruction. Rumors arise about an invincible Nazi tank that appears and disappears seemingly out of nowhere, destroying dozens of Soviet tanks. This mysterious enemy tank is dubbed the "White Tiger" by the Soviet forces.
John and the world famous ice skater Elena have a cosmopolitan marriage and have lived apart for a number of years. John in Poland, Elena mostly in New York. Time has made the distance between them grow, and eventually John goes to see Elena in New York to get a divorce. But as John arrives in New York he realizes that unexpected and inexplicable things are going on around Elena.
Every year, the choir of the Collège St-Michel in the canton of Fribourg attracts around fifty young people from the most diverse backgrounds. Following their concert rehearsals for a year, we discover a world on its own: a world in which singing means a physical experience, the opportunity to forge close friendships, and oneness with the music.
In 1957, Elise, a young woman from Bordeaux, decides to join her brother Lucien, a revolutionary who has decided to become a worker instead of a notable. Lucien has secured a position for her and Elise in turn works on the assembly line of a car factory. There she falls in love with Arezki, a young Algerian immigrant.
Everything starts where other films end: with a marriage. For Sam, it is already the beginning of the end but he doesn't know it yet. His sister, Lise, marries Henri, a successful Genevan auctioneer in his fifties. She is 25, Sam a little younger, he is her best man. His hand shakes at the time of signing the marriage certificate...
It's been months since Jafar Panahi, stuck in jail, has been awaiting a verdict by the appeals court. By depicting a day in his life, Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb try to portray the deprivations looming in contemporary Iranian cinema.
Adèle leads her secondary school life the way her adolescent state dictates. Tired of pretending with her new boyfriend, Adèle goes in search of a mysterious young woman with blue highlights whom she saw by chance on the street. She finds her in a gay bar. Emma, a fine arts student, is a bit older and, especially, more sure of her own sexuality.
Erwan is back, he has settled down with his girlfriend Sandra and is done with guns and crime. He now lives peacefully with Sandra, they have a child together. When his friend Harry gets out of prison, Erwan will soon be tempted by one last heist - for the fun of it and to get some college money for his young boy, Gordon.
Luc Jacquet guides the audience through the equatorial forest far off the beaten path. He takes the camera in closely to discover tiny seedlings that will eventually become the next forest in five decades. Immobile but very alive, the forest must implement strategies and illusions to meet the challenge of its environment in order to make it through a lifecycle that lasts many decades...
Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.