from Jeremy Snell / Added

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    Rico, a man living on the streets, seeks to find forgiveness from his past, and hope for his future. --------------- Music: "Behind the Sea" Possimiste (http://possimiste.wordpress.com/) "Diciembre" El Pilar Azul (http://www.myspace.com/elpilarazul) --------------- www.jeremysnell.com http://instagram/jeremysnell facebook.com/pages/Jeremy-Snell-Photography/156303407527 twitter.com/jeremysnell ---------------

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    • Act of Terror


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      While filming a routine stop and search of her boyfriend on the London Underground, Gemma suddenly found herself detained, handcuffed and threatened with arrest. Act of Terror tells the story of her fight to bring the police to justice and prevent this happening to anyone else, ever again. It is easy to forget about the 2000 Terrorism Act and its damaging effect on civil liberties and human rights.  Act Of Terror puts the spotlight back on this murky law, and demands that we keep vigilant in the face of ever increasing state power. An animated journey through the labyrinthine world of English Justice, the sinister caveats of Terrorism legislation, and the shocking cronyism of the police complaints system, Act Of Terror is about strength in the face of powerlessness and finding the courage to fight back. Official Website: www.ActOfTerrorDocumentary.com FEATURED ON THE GUARDIAN - APRIL 2013 SCREENED AS PART OF HONG KONG CONTEMPORARY PROGRAM - MAY 2013 NORTH AMERICAN PREMIER AT THE ANTHEM LIBERTARIAN FILM FESTIVAL & WINNER OF BEST LIBERTARIAN IDEALS AWARD - JULY 2013 MID WEST AMERICAN PREMIER AT MINNEAPOLIS UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL - OCTOBER 2013 LONDON PREMIER AT LONDON INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL - OCTOBER 2013 SCREENED AT BFI WITH THE REFUGEE YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL - NOVEMBER 2013 SCREENED AT LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - JANUARY 2014 SCREENING AT BRANCHAGE FESTIVAL - SEPTEMBER 2014 Facebook.com/fatratfilms twitter.com/fatratfilms

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      • THE VILLAGE OF STOLEN KIDNEYS - [Editor's cut]


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        In the village of Hokshe, Nepal, local residents estimate that nearly 70 people, out of roughly 300, have sold their kidneys on the black market. Lured to India by the promise of cash, villagers are tricked into thinking their kidneys will regrow “like a mango in a tree.” Years later the money is gone, and so is their means of survival. The Village of Stolen Kidneys A Vocativ Production Produced by Michael Byhoff, Sam Matthews, Tom van Cakenberghe Cinematography Tom van Cakenberghe Associate Producer Dipak Bhattarai Location Manager Nagendra Adhikari Translators Sahadev Poudei Editor, story editing and Post Production Alan Capriles With special thanks to: Dipak Bhattarai Nagendra Adhikari Sarita Sapkota Sahadev Poudei For non commercial purposes only. ©Vocativ.

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        • OCCUPY TOGETHER - Prince Edward Island, Canada


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          On October 15th citizens from Prince Edward Island, Canada, lent their voice in solidarity with the Occupy Wall St. protests. The conversation has begun. For more info. on the Occupy Wall St. movement go to www.occupywallst.org To join the Occupy PEI group - go to their facebook page at: www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-PEI/274205409266369?ref=ts Thanks to the following people for their wise words: David Weale, Teresa Doyle, Peter Murphy, Ifo Ikede, Rita Jackson, Kathryn Megan McKernan, Craig Currie, Eli Kingston, Marion Copleston, Chris Clay, Katie Harris. And others whose names I do not know.

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          • Afghan Cycles Trailer


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            Afghan Cycles is a short documentary film about the Women's National Cycling Team of Afghanistan. "The bicycle has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives a woman a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. The moment she takes her seat she knows she can't get into harm unless she gets off her bicycle, and away she goes, the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood." - Susan B. Anthony Nowhere is this quote more true than in Afghanistan today. Afghan Cycles introduces the first women to ride bikes in the country, illustrating the gender and social barriers that the team is breaking, one pedal stroke at a time. Highlighting 4 of the 12 teammates, we look at their lives on and off the bike. From training on dangerous trucking highways to following them through a typical day in Kabul, the film shares the intimate story of these brave and passionate young women who feel free when they are on their bikes in an otherwise oppressive culture. To understand the cultural shift that these women are igniting, we spoke with Parliament member and Presidential hopeful, Fawzia Koofi. She speaks to the conditions of women's lives in Afghanistan, and the cultural benefits of women in sport. We also sat down with Heather Barr of the Human Rights Watch who has been working in women's prisons throughout the country as an expert on women's rights in Afghanistan. Our characters also include the President of the Afghan Olympic Committee and the coach of the team, who both explore how the team was formed and their goals for the women.

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            • The Freedom Project


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              “An injustice anywhere is an injustice everywhere.” This is the latest piece Rock Films has put out. Miles McPherson is doing a series at sdrock.com about being free and what to do with your freedom. Director, Color Grade, After Effects, and Writer: Christopher Loope DP: Christopher Francis Editor / Co-Writer: David Schulz Producer: Nicole Franco Cinema 4D: Chris Hylton My blog: www.chrisloope.tumblr.com My website: www.christopherloope.com check out more of our work at: vimeo.com/rockfilms

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              • Cries From The Bush Documentary


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                Documentary “Cries From The Bush” produced for Uganda Orphans Fund. Find out more at http://ugandaorphansfund.com/

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                • You Could


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                  Our lives are often less impactful than they could be because we underestimate the value of humble persistent effort. Popular culture looks to the superstars to save the day. The entertainers, the philanthropers. But, the fact of the matter is that the needs of the world are, for the most part, met by average people. People like you. People who say, "sure, I can't help everyone, but I can help someone, and I will." http://www.kirabofoundation.org/ Music By: Bromeliad Music http://www.vimeo.com/bromeliadmusic

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                  • Real Estate 4 Ransom


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                    REAL ESTATE 4 RAN$OM outlines a genuine alternative to the global property speculation mantra that continues to force so many into debt or dingy homes. Doubling the pressure, the tax game has become just that, with tax havens a favoured option for the wealthy. The result - we are taxing the wrong things, causing more problems whilst bankrupting once proud economies. A systemic change is essential if we are to avoid these damaging boom-bust-bailouts. https://www.facebook.com/realestate4ransom Co-Directors - Gavin Emmanuel (foregroundmedia.com/) & Karl Fitzgerald. Footage - much from the vimeo community :) Listen to the weekly Renegade Economists podcast http://www.earthsharing.org.au/renegade-economists/ More details - http://realestate4ransom.com/film/

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                    • The Beast Inside


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                      Told through the power of spoken word rap and illustrated with hand-drawn animations and a muted warm color palette, a teen in a homeless family describes his challenges and celebrates the triumph of his creative self. This film was created as part of the Seattle University Film & Family Homelessness initiative. Learn more about it here: http://www.americanrefugees.org/ DIRECTED BY: DREW CHRISTIE & AMY ENSER ANIMATED BY: DREW CHRISTIE ASSISTANT ANIMATOR: DANE HERFORTH MUSIC: ERIC GOETZ SOUND: JOHN GOFF SERIES PRODUCER: LINDY BOUSTEDT

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