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Peace vs Justice
Uganda: The battle against the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) is one oft the worst humanitarian crises in the world. By following Uganda´s politicians and The Hague we witness a story of the miscommunication and different perceptions of 'justice' and peace.For almost 20 years, the government of President Museveni in Uganda has been battling the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) insurgency in the northern part of the country. The conflict has been described as one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world. Having failed to end the conflict militarily, the government of Uganda invited the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate the activities of the LRA with the intention to prosecute the rebel leaders, who are responsible for the most egregious human-rights abuses (kidnapping children and forcing them to fight) that have been perpetrated in the conflict. The ICC investigation has resulted in the indictment of the LRA's five most senior leaders. However, they have yet to be apprehended.
A village on the magnificent coast of Ireland is attacked by oil company Shell, they want to build a gaspipe through their community. The village fights back, this is their story.
"A compelling, challenging, provocative, first-rate film over 4 years in the making."
-Reviews Screen, Variety & TimeOut
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Multinational coffee companies now rule our shopping malls and supermarkets and dominate the industry worth over $80 billion, making coffee the most valuable trading commodity in the world after oil.
But while we continue to pay for our lattes and cappuccinos, the price paid to coffee farmers remains so low that many have been forced to abandon their coffee fields.
Nowhere is this paradox more evident than in Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee. Tadesse Meskela is one man on a mission to save his 74,000 struggling coffee farmers from bankruptcy. As his farmers strive to harvest some of the highest quality coffee beans on the international market, Tadesse travels the world in an attempt to find buyers willing to pay a fair price.
Against the backdrop of Tadesse's journey to London and Seattle, the enormous power of the multinational players that dominate the world's coffee trade becomes apparent. New York commodity traders, the international coffee exchanges, and the double dealings of trade ministers at the World Trade Organisation reveal the many challenges Tadesse faces in his quest for a long term solution for his farmers.
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
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.
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...
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.
Finding Fela tells the story of Fela Anikulapo Kuti's life, his music, his social and political importance.