Unknown Stepts is the true side of the immigration crisis, which shows the method is always between life and death, and there is no certainity, as well as showing the true face of those who make a living over other people’s life
Madhur works as a hitman for a gang in Mumbai. He leads a bleak existence and a life full of regrets. He is friendly with a kid who lives on the street. Madhur sees this kid getting into crime and decides to intervene to give the kid a chance he never had.
The Cuban soprano singer Maria Dolores Garcia no longer has an audience. These days, the residents of her town San Antonio de los Banos prefer to spend their evenings in the central plaza, where they have access to Wi-Fi. Since the audience wont come to the theatre, Maria Dolores Garcia decides to go to the Wi-Fi plaza and sing a song for the people gathered there.
Sparrow is the lyrical story of a small boy who believes he can fly. However, his life is overshadowed by the legend of his grandfather who died a hero in World War Two. One night he discovers the tale that his father so adamantly clings to, is a lie. His grandfather was a gay man, who seeing the futility of war, deserted in protest when his lover was shot in the dugouts of Egypt. In unravelling the truth behind what happened, the boy discovers the strength to stand up to the bullies in his world, in an unexpected way.
Domi is a 33 years old autistic boy, who never speaks and lives with his mother and father. They try everything to cure him, but no effect. The mother cynically tells the story of their unlucky family, she is hopeless. Only the books bring happiness in Domi’s life. He is obsessed by books. The family tries a new psychologist, Aliz, who soon realizes how important the books are for Domi. Now Aliz starts to write a story for Domi. This book changes the world around Domi, we see the story becoming alive and driving the boy towards the solution.
“Winter in Lviv”, is a short-documentary about the situation of four Ukrainian women, trying to get by in a country that is struggling with an escalating conflict on the Eastern border as well as a heavy economic crisis.
Red Panda numbers are dangerously decreasing and there could be less than 2500 red pandas left in the wild. But an unconventional warrior has devoted her life to fight all forces that are against her and her beloved Red Pandas. The Firefox Guardian takes you on a mesmerizing journey through dense bamboo jungles in Nepal while exploring a special bond between the unique Firefoxes and Menuka, a simple village girl. In this twelve-minute story, we follow Menuka, the first female forest guardian working with the Red Panda Network, as she tries to find a Panda juvenile to see if last seasons wild Panda reproduction was successful. This film provides a unique window into the lives of the Forest Guardians and through their eyes, the life of the rarely documented endangered Red Pandas in the wild.
In a small nook of heat-drenched coastal Australia, a traveling Knife Salesman, Tom, visits Mary, a frustrated house wife. As blades grind on stone, tensions build as Marys two boisterous children observe the couple playing out their all too familiar roles.
Twelve-year-old Adeline Tang struggles to navigate Americas adult playground and keep her mothers gambling under control, all for the promise of that perfect family Christmas holiday once her father arrives. But as the days unfold, Adeline realizes that growing up might not hold all the excitement shed been hoping for.
Its been over 50 years since Gwyn and Rod surfed together, find the best waves in Newquay Cornwall there chat pensioners out in the sport they love surfing. Rod a former British Champion fives times and Gwyn the Britsh Champion three times bot enjoy the last of the summer surf.
At the final stage of life, some seriously ill people have to strive the hardest to fight against death; people with Alzheimers disease try so hard to memorize everything around them. Ironically, despite that Yau King has to stay in bed all the time, she actually has the perfect mind and awareness. The saddest thing for Yau King is, for all the years she has been serving others, now she is the one needs to be took care of. Are we or Jesus the one to decide the meaning of life? Is it really a blessing of being longevity? If we have no ability to live out our life, will there be any better off arrangement set ahead already?
A village is terrorized by a leopard. The villagers are unable to step out of their homes after dark. The leopard is killing the cattle and attacking the humans. A little girl goes missing one day prompting the entire village to look for her and attempt to catch the Leopard. But will that ensure safety and freedom? Catching the wild Leopard.
This film tells a story about the girl and her mother, who is pregnant with a second child during the time Family Planning(One-Child policy) is mandatory. Told from the girl’s perspective, we are invited to witness their fragile emotions during the pregnancy as their close relationship subtly drift apart and gets rebuilt. Combining with special circumstances and exquisite emotions, pitching in from the personal family issue, shadowing humanity and tortured mind, the story portrays the unenlightened perception of patriarchy and the inhumane policy of one-child. The style of dark fairytale and the core of family get remixed: we born with a sense of insecurity; we look for redemption through pain.
Tungrus (pronounced: toongroos) is a short documentary that observes a week in the peculiar lives of a middle-class suburban Mumbai household. What was once a home like a million others in the city, turns topsy-turvy when the eccentric patriarch brings home a baby chick for his cats to play with, much to the exasperation of his family. What follows is an alternatingly absurd, nerve-jangling and heart-warming set of accounts about the latest addition, from each member of the household. The once adorable chick has survived his early days and grown into a hell-raising, willful rooster forever taking up a touch too much of their space, defecating on their spotless floors, bullying their cats, crowing at ungodly hours, and generally making life in the already-crowded apartment unlivable. The film follows the thoughts of each person to their inevitable conclusion the roosters got to go. And as his fate hangs in the balance, the family debates the question that lingers in the air: should he be given the gift of life, or served for dinner?
Within the Nigerian family, the father is the patriarch and protector of his flock. Still Water Runs Deep tells the intimate story of a man whose concealed emotions begin to stir when faced with the portent of a missing son.
A feared and corrupt female Sub-inspector Kirti Jadhav aka Tyson is stuck in a violent and abusive marriage to an honest, alcoholic and currently suspended cop, leaving her daughter and her duty being the only solace of her life. By hook or by crook she does everything good or bad to protect them both.
This is a journey of Vikas, a 12 years old handicapped boy who is stuck between the extreme belief system of his atheist pregnant mother and over religious drunkard father.
Dalit (untouchables) is the lowest part of Indian-Hindu society. In India every 15 minutes crime committed against Dalits. Also it is difficult for them to get justice in a court because they are not as strong as the upper caste.This story is about Nitin Aage 17-year-old Dalit youth, who had brutally murdered high-caste people in his village of Kharda, because of he loves upper caste girl. There are 200 million Dalits living in India.