Socially Minded Documentaries

  1. Shida is the new kid in class in a private boarding school in Tanzania. He is shy, he has no self-esteem, he does not speak one word of English – the primary language in the school, and he suffers from albinism. Like most children with albinism in the country Shida was taken away from his parents to be protected from the witchcraft related killings.

    The film follows Shida during his first year at the new school where the rules are strict and tolerance low. He is trying his best to meet the demands. The school is a chance of an education and to escape a life on the bottom of society. With the help from his new friend Allan he is struggling to become better in school and to be accepted by the teachers and pupils.

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  2. "We Came Home"
    Directed by: Ariana Delawari
    Produced by: Emily Lynch, Yasmine Delawari Johnson, and Ariana Delawari
    Edited by: FarahX and Max Goldblatt
    Associate Producer: Sara Vessal
    Story Consultant: Rachel Fleischer
    Production Assistant: Ai Matsumiya

    Trailer edited by: Max Goldblatt

    # vimeo.com/45214482 Uploaded 6,620 Plays / / 3 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  3. wealwayslietostrangers.com
    The incredibly true story of four families in Branson, Missouri

    We Always Lie to Strangers
    Directed by AJ Schnack & David Wilson
    Produced by AJ Schnack, David Wilson and Nathan Truesdell
    Edited by AJ Schnack
    Additional Editing by Nathan Truesdell
    Music Score Composed by Mountain Man
    Executive Producer Matthew C. Mills

    # vimeo.com/58607011 Uploaded 9,980 Plays / / 1 Comment Watch in Couch Mode
  4. A Documentary Film By Kaspar Astrup Schröder
    Ryuchi is a director of the Japanese company 'I Want to Cheer You Up Ltd.'. A company that rents out family, friends, colleagues or whatever one might need to help people cover up secrets and make ones life appear normal. But while Ryuichi only conceals his clients' secrets a few hours at a time, he hides his own secret 24 hours a day. On the surface, he has a straightforward family life. He is 44 years old, married and the father of two boys, and has an ordinary nine-to-five job. But Ryuchi only feels really happy when he works as someone else's family member. But his own family does not know his company, and thus he leads a double life. Will Ryuchi succeed in keeping his secret, or will he find out that he can only really help others when he has helped himself and revealed his secret double life to his family? A highly unusual story about an almost ordinary man.

    # vimeo.com/62685106 Uploaded 1,685 Plays / / 3 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  5. Over three days in April 2012, Remote Area Medical, the pioneers of “no-cost” health care clinics, treated nearly 2000 patients on the infield of Bristol, Tennessee’s massive NASCAR speedway.

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    Directors: Jeff Reichert & Farihah Zaman
    Producers: Dan O'Meara, Jeff Reichert & Farihah Zaman
    Associate Producer: Jessica Rogers
    Camera: Jarred Alterman, Steve Bognar, Nadia Hallgren, Gary Griffin, Jeff Reichert, Erick Stoll, Errol Webber
    Sound: Arlzono Brown, Elizabeth Cambron, Ryan Carroll, Erin Davis, Julia Reichert, Chase Whiteside
    Editing: Ben Garchar
    Production Assistance: James Goncalves, Lela May Klein, Brock Komon
    Catering & Craft Services: Annie Reichert

    # vimeo.com/43043051 Uploaded 151K Plays / / 12 Comments Watch in Couch Mode

Socially Minded Documentaries

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  • Irina Shatalova

    Hi! The documentary feature LINAR was successfully screened and awarded internationally with the premiere in Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival as the Opening Film in 2014.

    It took the authors 5 years to shoot this real drama about a little Russian boy who got a heart transplant in Italy. A lot of people were by his side on his long journey full of hardships, except for his mother...

    Hope, it'll impressed you!
    vimeo.com/ondemand/linar

    by Irina Shatalova

  • Jon Manterola

    Hi! I let you here the trailer of my last work, hope you enjoy it!
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    by Jon Manterola

  • koteditor

    SOMETHING BETTER TO COME directed by Oscar nominee and Emmy nominee (Children of the Leningradsky) Hanna Polak and produced by Sigrid Dyekjær, is a film about human dignity and resilience. 11-YEAR-OLD YULA lives in one of the most desolate places on Earth: the Svalka, the biggest junkyard in Europe, 20 km outside the center of Moscow.
    The process of creating the movie lasted for 14 years.
    SOMETHING BETTER TO COME is winner of many festivals.
    I hope you will like it.
    vimeo.com/131872199

    by koteditor

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