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  • Barcelona or Die

    Barcelona or Die - Madou, a Senegalese fisherman, risks his life on an illegal boat to Europe.

  • Boy In The World - Following four-year-old Ronen, a young boy with Down syndrome, this intimate documentary concretely demonstrates that inclusive preschool classrooms benefit both children with special needs and their typical peers.

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  • A Child's Century of War - Takes the viewer on a journey through the past century - the bloodiest in history - from the perspective of children, and tells their stories in their voices.

  • The Clitoris - A close look at that part of the female anatomy that exists purely for pleasure, and how this highly sensitive organ has long been ignored or misunderstood in the medical literature.

  • D

  • A Day with...

    A Day with... - Eight African filmmakers each contribute a documentary portrait of the life of a different West African child.

  • G

  • Gambling Boys - Looks at the growing problem of gambling addiction among teenagers.

  • Guns & Mothers - The contentious debate over gun control, as seen through the eyes of two mothers on opposite sides of the issue.

  • H

  • A History Lesson - A Holocaust survivor and two students - one black, the other Jewish - visit the Anne Frank in the World Exhibition in Johannesburg.

  • I

  • The Intolerable Burden

    The Intolerable Burden - One black family's commitment to a quality education, from the pre-1965 time of segregation, through desegregation, and through the recent period of resegregation. **Winner, John E. O'Connor Film Award, American Historical Association**

  • Iran, Veiled Appearances - Depicts clashes in modern Iran between extreme fundamentalism and young people who are pushing for social change, filming with soldiers, religious leaders, students, artists and intellectuals.

  • L

  • Little Moth - When an impoverished country couple adopts a crippled young girl and puts her to work begging on city streets, a battle soon ensues over her fate.

  • M

  • Medellin Notebooks - In one high school class in Medellin, Colombia, the students are asked to record their personal and family stories in notebooks.

  • Miss Kiet's Children

    Miss Kiet's Children - In a Dutch classroom, refugee children learn alongside locals under Miss Kiet's firm but loving hand.

  • N

  • National Diploma - A group of Congo's high school students desperately tries to pass their final exam in order to graduate.

  • New Comedy Shorts from Cuba - This DVD collects two recent comedy shorts from Cuba.

  • A Normal Life: Chronicle of a Sumo Wrestler - The dreams and disenchantments of a teenager who is discovering the reality of the traditional world of sumo.

  • O

  • On the Way to School

    On the Way to School - Follows four children on their long and challenging journeys to school, in Kenya, Morocco, India and Argentina.

  • 100 Children Waiting for a Train - Poetically tells the story of a group of Chilean children who discover a larger reality - and a different world - through the cinema.

  • Our House - A groundbreaking documentary that explores what it's like to grow up with gay or lesbian parents, as Americans struggle to re-define family values.

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  • The Perfumed Garden - An exploration of the myths and realities of sensuality and sexuality in Arab society.

  • Playing the News

    Playing the News - Does the convergence online of current affairs (like the Iraq war) and computer games herald the future of news and entertainment? And if so, is it dangerous, or a new way to reach a young audience?

  • S

  • Semicolon; the Adventures of Ostomy Girl - Meet Dana, a feisty, funny, and charming 25-year-old at a crossroads... but not the kind you'd expect.

  • T

  • Teeth - An amusing but informative look at the psychological, social and economic issues surrounding the modern American obsession with straight, white teeth.

  • That's Why I'm Working - A look at child labor in Bangladesh, a primary school in Dacca, and some of the working children who attend it.

  • The 3 Rooms of Melancholia

    The 3 Rooms of Melancholia - An award-winning, stunningly beautiful revelation of how the Chechen War has psychologically affected children in Russia and in Chechnya.

  • Three Sisters - Three little sisters live alone in a small village in the high mountains of the Yunnan region. The little girls don't go to school, spending their days working in the fields or wandering in the village.

  • Tikinagan - Reveals the challenges faced by a native run child care agency in northwestern Ontario.

  • 20 Years Old in the Middle East - Filmed after the fall of Saddam Hussein, this film traverses the region - from Jordan to Syria, Iran, and Lebanon - to take the pulse of Arab and Iranian youth.

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  • Youth

    Youth - Four young women face issues of independence and empowerment in Algeria, Egypt, and Lebanon.

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