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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    • 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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      • 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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        • The Pruitt-Igoe Myth: an Urban History – Film Trailer


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          Trailer for the documentary film "The Pruitt-Igoe Myth: an Urban History". www.pruitt-igoe.com

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          • Dive! Trailer


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            DIVE! a film by Jeremy Seifert www.divethefilm.com music by Timmy Vatterott www.timmyvatterott.com Available on DVD and iTunes now at www.divethefilm.com Grocery stores around the country are filling their dumpsters with food. Not rotten, spoiled food, but billions of pounds of good, edible food. Why? Because the expiration date is nearing? Because it costs less to simply throw away excess food rather than do something helpful with it? Whatever the answer, the contradiction is profound: good, edible food is being thrown away in the very same communities where people are going hungry. Follow filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and his circle of friends as they “dumpster dive” in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles of L.A.’s supermarkets. In the process, they uncover thousands of dollars worth of good food and an ugly truth about waste in America: grocery stores know they are wasting and most refuse to do anything about it. In the meantime, Seifert and friends no longer spend money on groceries. With nothing more than a big appetite and a strong stomach, they “dive” for Pacific Salmon, American Ground Beef, New Zealand Lamb Chops, Free-Range Whole Chickens, Pork Loins, and loads of fresh fruit, vegetables, and bread. Totally edible, totally free, and totally illegal. Why aren’t grocery stores giving the food to people who need it? Seifert takes this question to corporate front offices in an attempt to find out. The result is equal parts entertainment, guerrilla journalism, and call to action. The power of the film lies in its ability to motivate: it will move you to question the manager at your supermarket; it will move you to learn about food waste and the role it plays in your community. In the end, you might even find yourself in a dumpster. http://divethefilm.com

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            • [one percent] of the story


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              A beautiful short film about 1% for the Planet. Click - http://on.fb.me/1pctfacebook - to put this film on your Facebook wall. 1% (www.onepercentfortheplanet.org) exists to build and support an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet. Here's [a very tiny bit] of the story... You'll want to give this one some time to load... start her up and go grab a cup cake or something. [TRT 15min.]

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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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                • 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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                  • 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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                    • 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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