Over the Limit shows how the successful Russian system for training athletes transgresses boundaries. Elite rhythmic gymnast Rita Mamun has reached a crucial moment in her career. She’s soon to retire, but has one final goal set out for her: winning Olympic gold.
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SONITA is an 18-year-old female, an undocumented Afghan illegal immigrant living in the poor suburbs of Tehran. She is feisty, spirited, young woman who fights to live the way she wants, as an artist, singer, and musician in spite of all the obstacles she confronts in Iran and her conservative patriarchal family. In harsh contrast to her goal is her family's plan to make her a bride and sell her to a new family. The price right now is about $9,000.
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Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning film Sonita is a both a study of a fearless refugee girl determined to end child marriage and an examination of the limits of objectivity, discovers Kirstin Innes.
By day, Samantha Montgomery cares for the elderly in one of New Orleans’s toughest neighborhoods. By night, she writes and sings her own songs as Princess Shaw on her confessional YouTube channel. Across the globe, Ophir Kutiel, known as Kutiman, creates video mash ups of amateur Youtube performers. Two strangers, almost 7,000 miles apart, begin to build a song.
Amidst the gloom and cynicism about social media, one documentary reminds us just how suddenly lives can change and unlikely friendships blossom – all thanks to online connections.
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The decisive years of Swedish soccer player Zlatan Ibrahimović, told through rare archive footage in which a young Zlatan speaks openly about his life and challenges.
To celebrate the Greek release of documentary Becoming Zlatan, which follows the star as a young player and discusses how he feels that youth football saved him, we thought we’d invite budding strikers aged 6–18 to share their gorgeous goals, #ZlatanStyle.
He’s one of the biggest, best-known football stars in the world; he’s also famously very guarded with the media, often cutting short his interviews and never going into much personal detail. So how did two indie filmmakers on a small budget manage to get some of the most intimate conversations ever recorded with Zlatan Ibrahimović?
Becoming Zlatan: Behind the multi-million pound deals, the fast cars, the cocky interviews and the on-pitch fights, we look at the pressures that made a lonely boy into one of football’s biggest characters.
AT HOME IN THE WORLD is an intimate depiction of the everyday lives of five refugee children on a Danish Red Cross asylum school. The children; Magomed, Sehmuz, Heda, Amel and Ali have different nationalities and backgrounds, but they have all fled their homes with their families, arriving in Denmark with the hope of starting over.
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Two Romani children are taken in by a young trapeze artist and live with her in a circus on the outskirts of Paris. In this peaceful but fragile haven, the 11 and 13 year old brother and sister are torn between the new destiny that awaits them and their parents who live off the streets.
Posted by Kyveli Short · May 12, 2016 10:15 AM
Alexander Nanau brings us the astonishing family story of Toto (10), and his sisters, Ana (17) and Andreea (15). During their mother’s imprisonment, Toto passionately learns dancing, reading and writing, while his sisters try to keep the family together in a world that has long forgotten what the innocence of childhood should be. What happens when we discover that we can get more from life than our parents have to offer?
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