21 April Program
Migrants roam the Mediterranean in a canoe and one runs aground on the beach. A man regularly comes to the beach where the migrant is stranded and he ignores him. This film presents the difficulty of migrants coming to Europe by boat and once in our countries, they are dehumanized by the people who pass by in the street and who do not even look at them, they are ignored.
'Beyond Blast’ portrays the life of an artist who is a victim of armed conflict in quest for peace. 'On 16 December 2007' a powerful IED blast at Pourabi a countryside of Manipur the northeastern state of India which claims 7 lives' with more than 30 injured, among the injured artist Maikel Meetei overcomes his suffering and wanted to swiped away the dark and fear psychosis of the people through his painting. The harrowing incident of Bomb Blast brought an unprecedented change in Maikel's psyche and the strokes of his brush on the canvas. A winner of various state and national awards, Maikel now paints consistently on a quest to spread his inner message of peace to the world.
A sore humankind - walking a path, torn apart by wars and poverty - is portrayed through the eyes and hearts of photographers, who are the participants in Exodos. Men and women, elderly people and children travelling long distances, passing through landscapes and attempting to cross crystallized borders closing the door to life.
It is a visual storytelling but still entrenched within the words of those who are stubbornly motivated to be on the frontline of testimony, using personal experiences.
Italy, spring 2020. Spontaneously, "Solidarity Brigades" are set in motion to fight against the marginalization of the most precarious in the midst of a global health crisis. Rapidly, the idea - and the concrete actions it suggests - spread to the rest of Europe.
His camera over his shoulder, the director and his companions from Saint-Etienne, France, set off a few months later on a journey to meet all those who try to create a world other than the one imposed on them.
In Switzerland, Belgium and France, this is the itinerary of these solidarities.
We used our classically-influenced New Age music to make a heart-rendering appeal to help those who are homeless.
On any given night in the United States a half a million people are homeless. Homelessness degrades everyone. We need a massive national commitment—public and private—to ensure affordable housing for all. Helping homeless people makes both heart and wallet sense. Helping less fortunate people become productive citizens helps reduce the financial burden of costly social services.
There are many amazing people working to end homelessness. Elvis Summers is one of them. We captured some of Elvis’ grounded, insightful thinking in our film, Homeless.
Director Biography - JONATHAN SPROUT, RODNEY WHITTENBERG
A short war film “I SURRENDER”, which tells the story of an officer of the German army and his experiences in Slovenia, during the Second World War. His successes, battles, defeats and all the experiences that accompanied him from his first victory to his last escape to safety.
A house near the jungle in Calais; a migrant breaks in. During the day, when the occupiers (a couple and a young boy) are away, he enjoys the comfort of the house. In the evening, when they come home, he hides in the attic.
He becomes the invisible witness of the couple's dispute, until one day, an accident reveals his real identity.
Something Ain't Right
This documentary, with Kevin Sorbo looks at physicians who were successfully treating covid since March 2020. Yet the majority of these physicians through out the world were censored. Countless lives could have been saved had this not happened. Had this censorship not happened, would we have needed the economically destructive lockdowns? Would people be living in fear as they are today? How would our lives be different?