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Heart Of Fire
Based on a true story, this is the life of Awet who grows up in an orphanage until her Eritrean freedom fighter father wants her back.
Starring:Letekidan Micael,Andreas Bareiss Runtime:1 hour, 28 minutes
The story of a young woman clinging on to her dream to become a beauty contest queen in a Mexico dominated by organized crime.
Starring:Stephanie Sigman,Noé Hernández Runtime:1 hour, 48 minutes
Life, Above All
Chanda, 12 years old, learns of a rumor that spreads like wildfire through her small, dust-ridden village near Johannesburg. It destroys her family and forces her mother to flee. Sensing that the gossip stems from prejudice and superstition, Chanda leaves home and school in search of her mother and the truth. 'Life, Above All' is an emotional and universal drama about a young girl (stunningly performed by first-time-actress Khomotso Manyaka) who fights the fear and shame that have poisoned her community. The film captures the enduring strength of loyalty and a courage powered by the heart. Directed by South African filmmaker Oliver Schmitz ("Mapantsula", "Paris, je t´aime"), it is based on the international award winning and best-selling novel “Chanda’s Secrets” by Allan Stratton.“Emotionally affecting, beautifully acted” Todd McCarthy, Indiewire.Release Date: 27th May 2011Director: Oliver Schmitz Cert: Cast: Khomotso Manyaka, Harriet Lenabe, Keaobaka Makanyane, Lerato Mvelase Language: English & Pedi (English Subtitles) Extras:
Heist: Who Stole the American Dream? exposes the roots of the American economic crisis and the destruction of the American dream. With clear, fact-driven storytelling, Heist unflinchingly reveals the hollowing out of the U.S. economy - the result of four decades of deregulation, massive job outsourcing, and tax policies favoring mega-corporations and wealthy elites.
At Night They Dance
Welcome to the mysterious and dangerous world of a clan of belly dancers in working-class Cairo.Seldom has Egypt's capital been so evocatively captured. A fly-on-the-wall doc exploring the mysterious and hard-knock reality of a typical Egyptian belly dancer clan in working-class Cairo. Unparalleled access to this hidden world leaves the viewer fascinated and surprised that at night they dance.
"Such frankness among Arabic women is all too rare in film …" Variety.
Our Family Wedding
The weeks leading up to a young couple's wedding is comic and stressful, especially as their respective fathers (Whitaker and Mencia) try to lay to rest their feud.
Eve turns to her fiance's old friends for help making ends meet whilst she cares for him in a coma. But digging up Tommy's past might not be the best thing, for him or Eve.
Director(s): Floris Ramaekers
Cast: Liberty Mills, Jon Campling. David L Rooney
A group of journalists visit a small village in Janjaweed territory in Darfur under the protection of the African Union in this gritty film. They see how the Sudanese live in fear of rape, torture and murder. Then the militia show up and threaten to kill the journalists if they don't leave.
Starring:Billy Zane,Matt Frewer Runtime:1 hour, 34 minutes
Johnny Mad Dog
Shot in a docu-realist style, this powerful film portrays the atrocities of a civil war in an unnamed African nation. It follows a ferocious battalion of trigger-happy boy soldiers as they browbeat, exploit and murder all who stand in their way in their mission to overthrow a tinpot dictator.
Starring:Christophe Minie,Daisy Victoria Vandy Runtime:1 hour, 34 minutes
Mother Of George
In this dazzlingly beautiful romantic drama, a Nigerian woman living in Brooklyn must make a choice which could have dire consequences when she has failed to conceive a child a year after her glorious wedding.
Dancing for Dollars
Erotic dancing goes under the spotlight in this adult documentary. It is an honest and compelling portrait of what goes on behind the glittered curtain. We see on-stage performances, behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the women who make it all happen.
Runtime:1 hour, 26 minutes
Anchor Baby is an emotionally charged tale of an illegal immigrant couple from Nigeria, pregnant Joyce (Omoni Oboli) and Paul Unanga (Sam Sarpong) who are on the run from the U.S. immigration, desperately hoping Joyce will give birth in the U.S. so their child can become an American citizen.
When a marriage brings together the bride's upper-crust relatives with the groom's downtown family not even love can conquer all of the difficulties in this romantic comedy.
What Color Is Love?
A beautiful Caucasian mother finds herself in the middle of a custody battle with her African-American husband for their mixed-race son. Starring Roger Cross, Jennifer Finnigan and Doug Savant.
Indebted is the tale of Elli (Heidi Linden), a biology student with mounting bills, currently working two jobs but still struggling to make ends meet. When a one night stand misunderstands the nature of their encounter and leaves her €300 she succumbs to the idea of prostituting herself to make money.
Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae
Mickey. the pub's young barman, is sure that his job is preventing him from 'getting on' in life. So he's returning to Ireland to take up a job with his brother. This, his last week, should be his most enjoyable...Fat chance!The landlord is in hospital, and Mickey is left in charge. The regulars appear on cue, taking the same seats in front of the same drinks at the same time as every other day. If only everything else about them was as predictable...With the eccentricities, ravings and antics, Mickey's own girl trouble, and the bizarre characters that pass through the pub, it's now shaping up to be the worst week of his life. But as the last day approaches and the madness reaches its climax, Mickey comes to understand the real people behind the regulars, and more importantly, that for all of them the pub represents a home from home - a haven where all their problems can be forgotten. He'd be crazy not to stay...
Sound It Out
The very last record shop in Teesside, UK.
Over the last five years an independent record shop has closed in the UK every three days.
SOUND IT OUT (75 mins) is a documentary portrait of the very last surviving vinyl record shop in Teesside, North East England. A cultural haven in one of the most deprived areas in the UK, SOUND IT OUT documents a place that is thriving against the odds and the local community that keeps it alive. Directed by Jeanie Finlay who grew up three miles from the shop.
A distinctive, funny and intimate film about men, the North and the irreplaceable role music plays in our lives.
Can one be a Catholic priest and an Observant Jew at the same time? 12 years after he was ordained as a Polish Catholic priest, Romuald Waszkinel discovers that he was born to Jewish parents, and that his name was Jacob Weksler. The film follows his amazing journey: from conducting mass in a church in Poland to life as an observant Jew in a religious kibbutz in Israel. Romuald is torn between two identities, between being Romuald Waszkinel or Jacob Weksler. He is unable to renounce either, and therefore is rejected by both religions and the state of Israel. He is required to choose.
Kano - An American and his harem
In 1969, an American Vietnam war hero relocates to a remote village in the Philippines and invites hundreds of women to live with him in his compound. Through money and violence, he was able to rule as a king. “It was like having a vacation everyday”, he recalls proudly.In 2002 he was charged with over 80 counts of rape.Victor Pearson is now in jail serving two life sentences, but many of the women remain by his side. Pearson and his harem form an extended family bound together with co-dependency and power issues. Although still behind bars, he has since married five of the women who testified against him in court keeping them in apartments in the neighbourhood.Unrepentant, Victor Pearson is undoubtedly a charismatic character who lived his dream. When confronted with his abuse of girls as young as fourteen, he claims that the lifestyle and education he provided these women with, outweigh the charges leveled at him.“Kano” is the fascinating story of a convicted rapist and the women who come together to form a most dysfunctional family.