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  1. UNIFORM

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    Directed by Diao Yinan, China, 2003 Filmed on a shoestring budget in the city of Xi'an, Shaanxi province, this deceptively simple first feature perfectly illustrates a Chinese saying "the…

  2. EDUCATION: BORDER CAFE (Café Transit)

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    Directed by Kambozia Partovi, Iran, 2005 In a village near Iran's border with Turkey, Reyhan, a young woman with two children, faces a difficult choice when her husband dies.Instead of agreeing…

  3. EDUCATION: THE FISH FALL IN LOVE (Mahiha Ashegh Mishavand)

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    Directed by Ali Raffi, Iran, 2006 Atieh's singular passion is food, and her small but popular restaurant on the sleepy Caspian coast is her pride and joy. But when Aziz, her former fiancé,…

  4. EDUCATION: BORDER CAFE (Café Transit)

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    Directed by Kambozia Partovi, Iran, 2005 In a village near Iran's border with Turkey, Reyhan, a young woman with two children, faces a difficult choice when her husband dies.Instead of agreeing…

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    • SHYAMAL UNCLE TURNS OFF THE LIGHTS

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      Directed by Suman Ghosh, India, 2012 An 80-year-old Kolkata retiree is on a mission to get his neighborhood streetlights turned off after sunrise after he notices they stay on all day as well. Shaymal…

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      • CAIRO 678

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        Directed by Mohamed Diab, Egypt, 2010 Three Cairene women from different backgrounds join together in uneasy solidarity to combat the sexual harassment that has impacted each of their lives. We begin…

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        • BEIJING FLICKERS (You-Zhong)

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          Directed by Zhang Yuan, China, 2012 San Bao is a young man left behind by Beijing’s fabulous new wealth, having just lost his job, his apartment and the woman he loves (who’s left him…

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          • STUDENT

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            Directed by Darezhan Omirbayev, Kazakhstan, 2012 A solitary philosophy student steers his directionless life toward the commission of a violent crime, spurred on by postmodern musings and a post-Soviet…

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            • THE PARADE (Parada)

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              Directed by Srdjan Dragojević, Serbia, 2011 A group of gay activists in Belgrade strikes a tense alliance with Limun, a Serbian crime boss, whose fiancée demands an extravagant wedding that…

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              • SOUTHWEST (Sudoeste)

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                Directed by Eduardo Nunes, Brazil, 2011 In this gorgeously dreamlike and mysterious tale, a young woman named Clarice gives birth on her deathbed to a baby girl also christened Clarice by the bruxa…

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                • MODEST RECEPTION (Paziraie Sadeh)

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                  Directed by Mani Haghighi, Iran, 2012 Leila and Kaveh are a mysterious pair from Tehran, traveling the mountainous countryside in their Lexus coupe to push big bags of money on the locals. This turns…

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                  • LIFE KILLS ME (La Vida Me Mata)

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                    Directed by Sebastián Silva, Chile, 2007 Life and death come wrapped in a mutual embrace, both absurd and poignant, in this smart comedy about an unlikely friendship between a grieving cinematographer…

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