1. Changing Worlds


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    http://www.kirabofoundation.org The Kirabo Foundation was unofficially founded in 2000 when Mindy Burgin spent three months in Jinja, Uganda, as a volunteer in a local orphanage. While there, she met Pastor Stephen Kudhongonia, who had been an orphan himself and dreamed of helping local orphans achieve an education. By the time Mindy returned home, she and a few family members were sponsoring seven students—a number that grew to 20 by 2004, when Mindy filed for non-profit status and Kirabo was born. Above is the story of Sebaduka Timothy, one of our very first students. Shot on a 5d and T2i. Music by http://www.vimeo.com/bromeliadmusic

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    • We're still here: Matt Brass


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      http://www.kirabofoundation.org Our first day of shooting started with a visit with a story book Ugandan family. Neatly trimmed gardens intertwined between well tended huts nestled on a jungled hill side. The family was gracious and warm and it looked to be the beginnings of a magical week. Just before we left however, the oldest boy requested a picture with his father. We navigated the clay path through the thick tropical foliage to the spot where his father had been resting for the past year. He knelt down by the headstone and smiled a smile that was slightly tinged. I was overwhelmed. As we stood quietly his siblings came in behind us and began cleaning the graves. Kneeling in the dirt they worked intently . The giggles and laughter of the morning were gone. I pointed “who is this one?” He replied “my sister.” And this one?” “My brother.” I continued to point at all of the eight mounds, “my brother’s son, my other sister.” The list went on. It is strange to be a 35 year old man standing next to a 13 year old that knows more about the ultimate reality of this life than I do. In terms of grasping mortality he is my elder. His fresh optimistic face hides memories that I can only imagine. The feverish crying of a sister, the worried, reddened eyes of a mother, another walk down the clay path, shovel in hand. This is Uganda. A warm beauty blanketing a deep sorrow. An immeasurable resilience, a capacity for joy in the most difficult of realities.

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      • Esperanza Spalding - We Are America


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        Take a stand. Call the White House (1-202-456-1111) and say: Indefinite detention and unfair trials are illegal, un-American and unnecessary. I support the President in closing Guantanamo for good. Spread the word: http://takeastandforjustice.org/ © ESPLLC

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        • Our School teaser


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          http://ourschoolfilm.blogspot.com * http://facebook.com/ourschool * http://twitter.com/monanicoara 2011, US/Switzerland/Romania, 94 minutes Grand Jury Prize for Best US Feature, SILVERDOCS 2011 Best International Feature, HUMAN RIGHTS ARTS AND FILM FESTIVAL 2012 Graine de Cinéphage Award, FILMS DE FEMMES 2012 Best Eastern European Documentary nomination for SILVER EYE AWARD 2011 Best Romanian Documentary nomination at the GOPO AWARDS 2012 FESTIVALS: Visions du Reel, Tribeca, Thessaloniki Dok Fest, SilverDocs, DokuFest, DokLeipzig, CPH:DOX, Guth Gafa, Transylvania International Film Festival, One World Prague, EIDF South Korea, Camden International Film Festival, Noaptea Alba a Filmului Romanesc, Verzio, UNAFF, One World Slovakia, Document 9 Glasgow, Astra, Lone Star International Film Festival, Inconvenient Films, Romanian Film Festival at Lincoln Center Film Society, Documentarist Istanbul, Watch Docs, This Human World. Trieste, Solothurner FilmTage, Etoiles Francphones, One World Romania. Movies That Matter, Cape Winelands South Africa, Sebastopol Doc Fest, Films de Femmes, Diversite, Human Rights Arts and Film Festival Australia SYNOPSIS OUR SCHOOL follows three Roma (commonly known as "Gypsy") children in a rural Transylvanian village who are among the pioneer participants in an initiative to integrate the ethnically segregated Romanian schools. When their school is desegregated, Alin, Benjamin, and Dana set out for the city school, optimistic for education and new friendships, even as funds earmarked for integration are questionably used to build a "Roma-only" school in their village. Their innocent optimism quickly sours when the children are met with low expectations and further isolation. Shot over four years, the filmmakers' tender portrait of rural village life and its rhythms fosters an intimacy in the children's profound reality and admiration for their indomitable spirit, punctuated by shocking instances of prejudice and ignorance. Their story touches on issues ranging from institutionalized racism, public education, and the intractability of poverty, culminating in an outrageous finale that cements the Roma children's struggle in the annals of egregious human rights violations. OUR SCHOOL is an absorbing, infuriating, and ultimately bittersweet story of tradition and progress. FILMMAKING TEAM Producer and Director Mona Nicoara has been a human rights activist since the 1989 Revolution that overthrew the Ceausescu regime in her native Romania; she started working in film as an Associate Producer for Edet Belzberg's Academy Award-nominated CHILDREN UNDERGROUND (2001). Co-Director and Co-Producer Miruna Coca-Cozma is a graduate of the BBC School of Journalism and of the Romanian Theater and Film Academy; she has worked as a journalist for Antena 1, TVR, TSR, and France 5; her most recent project is OMAR PORRAS: SORCIER DE LA SCENE (2008) for TSR. Executive Producer Julie Goldman has produced, among others, Sundance-winner SERGIO, which was nominated for an Emmy and shortlisted for the 2010 Documentary Feature Academy Award, as well as Sundance-winners BUCK (2011) and AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY (2012). She was also a consultant on the Academy Award-winning THE COVE (2009). Director of Photography Ovidiu Marginean's credits include the documentary THE GREAT COMMUNIST BANK ROBBERY (2004), as well as feature films by late director Cristian Nemescu (CALIFORINA DREAMING) and high-budget productions such as Joel Schumacher!s BLOOD CREEK (2009). Editor Erin Casper's experience includes I BRING WHAT I LOVE, which premiered at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival and DETROPIA, which received the Editing Award at Sundance 2012. She has been a Sundance Lab Fellow and an IFP Lab Fellow and is currently the inaugural Karen Schmeer Editing Fellow. Supervising Editor Jonathan Oppenheim worked on acclaimed documentaries such as Academy Award-nominated STREETWISE (1984), Sundance and Teddy-winner PARIS IS BURNING (1990), Peabody-winner ARGUING THE WORLD (1998), Academy Award-nominated CHILDREN UNDERGROUND (2001), Emmy-nominated SISTER HELEN (2002), and, most recently, Sundance and Gotham Award- winner THE OATH (2010). Consulting Editor Carol Dysinger has been a feature film and documentary editor for the past 25 years and has recently directed CAMP VICTORY, AFGHANISTAN (2010). Her credits include several Emmy-nominated documentaries and screenplays for 20th Century Fox, Paramount, Disney and HBO. She teaches film and television at the New York University Tisch School of the Arts. Composer Sasha Gordon has scored over 40 films, including the 2007 Sundance Grand Jury-winner SANGRE DE MI SANGRE and the 2011 Academy Award-winning short GOD OF LOVE. Ukrainian-born Roma artist Eugene Hutz is the founder of Gogol Bordello, which pioneered “Gypsy punk” in downtown New York before reaching global cult proportions. A strong and articulate voice for Roma rights, he contributed to OUR SCHOOL the call-to-action song BREAK THE SPELL from Gogol Bordello's most politically-engaged album to date, TRANS-CONTINENTAL HUSTLE (2010, American Recordings). Eugene Hutz's involvement in film includes, among others, the brilliantly-played role of Alex in Liev Schrieber's EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED (2005).

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          • Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry OFFICIAL TRAILER


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            The first feature length doc on the iconic Chinese contemporary artist, Ai Weiwei. Producer/Director: Alison Klayman Winner: Special Jury Prize, Sundance 2012 Winner: duPont-Columbia Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism Winner: Best Storytelling in a Documentary, Nantucket Film Festival 2012 Nominated: 2 Emmys, DGA Award, 2 Cinema Eye Honors Shortlisted for the 2012 Academy Award for Best Documentary Opened in US theaters July 27th, 2012. Broadcast on PBS Independent Lens in 2013. Translated to over 26 languages and released around the globe. Show your support, and follow the latest on Ai Weiwei at: Facebook.com/awwneversorry Twitter.com/AWWNeverSorry http://www.aiweiweineversorry.com

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            • FIRST THEY CAME...


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              DIRECTED BY FLORIAN MALAK WRITTEN BY FLORIAN MALAK & PETER RUSSELL DOP BY WOJTEK ZIELIŃSKI SCENOGRAFIA MARTA KRZEMIŃSKA EDIT BY MARTA MICHNO MUSIC BY MAGIERA, WHITE HOUSE PRODUCED BY MOUSTACHE FILM It's a social campaign based on Martin Niemöller's famous dictum "First they came ..." about the inactivity of German intellectuals following the Nazi rise to power and the purging of their chosen targets, group after group.

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              • About Gaza


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                A documentary created and produced by Pietro Bellorini and Simone Camilli

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                • Foreskin Pride Salute - World Premiere - Vancouver, August 5 2012


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                  The Canadian Foreskin Awareness Project Sexual Revolutionary Art Department (CAN-FAP-SRAD) presents this heroic video of CAN-FAP's heroic FORESKIN PRIDE marching contingent in the 2012 Vancouver Pride Parade, featuring the world premiere of the heroic Foreskin Pride Salute! The Foreskin Pride Salute was created and performed by CAN-FAP founder Glen Callender, who hopes that genitally whole males around the world will adopt this salute to show their Foreskin Pride and stand up to thousands of years of anti-foreskin prejudice. FORESKIN PRIDE! NSFW: video contains artistic/non-sexual nudity. Join the Foreskin Pride movement! All supporters of foreskin and children's human rights are welcome, regardless of gender, sexual orientation or circumcision status. March with us! http://ForeskinPride.org On April 13 2012, Callender tested an unstable prototype of the Foreskin Pride Salute on the front steps of the British Columbia Parliament buildings. https://vimeo.com/46705216 The Canadian Foreskin Awareness Project (CAN-FAP) is Canada's feistiest pro-foreskin advocacy group. CAN-FAP promotes foreskin education, appreciation and stimulation, and advocates for the human right of all children — male, female and intersex — to grow up with intact genitals. http://can-fap.net CAN-FAP, FORESKIN PRIDE and this video are non-profit labors of love.

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                  • Chiffon Trailer


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                    This is the Trailer of my New Movie Chiffon. The film tells the story of an Egyptian Girl and the discrimination against her, denying her the right to choose even the simplest stuff, discusses the way Egyptian Society, how they look and dress. Cast: Bassma Yasser Noisette Tahoun Joseph Iskandar Moreed Raouf Written by: Menna Ekram Director of Photography: Oliver Wilkins Joseph Louis Editor: Tharwat Anwar Producer: Nevine Lotfy Music: Sherif ElWesseimy Production House: MADEV Directed by: Ramy Rizkallah Film was shot on a 5DMKII and a 7D. Used Zeiss Compact Primes 18,50and 85mm on the 5D, Canon 50, 85mm and Tamron 17-50mm Lenses on the 7D. Edited in FCP and Graded in AE.

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                    • Headache


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                      www.amnesty.org/en/gaza-crisis www.dahra.org "Palestine is still the issue" (video.google.com): http://tinyurl.com/bwrm4o "Headache" - A little film created for DAHRA Music by Nine Inch Nails from the album "Ghosts"

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