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Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago - Following Six People on a Spiritual Pilgramiage
This film is an up-close look at the ancient spiritiual pilgrimage known as the Camino de Santiago, or Way of St. James. Since the ninth century, millions have embarked on this pilgrimage across northern Spain. There are many routes to…
In a Foreign Land (En Tierra Extraña) - Struggles of the Spanish Community in Scotland
Gloria is one of the 700,000 Spanish people who have left Spain since the economic crisis started. The film portraits the experience of intra-European exiles tackled by Spain's highest-profile female director, Iciar Bollain (Even the Rain, Take My Eyes). Gloria…
Song of the Basques - A Poetic Exploration of the Survival of Indigenous Identity in Spain
Their origins are unknown, their language one of the world's most ancient. They established one of the first democracies and led Europe's Age of Exploration, fueled the industrial revolution and then established Spain's first labor unions. Today they are the…
Spain: Facing Uncertainty - Spain's Evolving Political State
Spain's transition from dictatorship to democracy, following the death of Franco, amazed the world. Today, Spain amazes for the wrong reasons. Billions wasted in public works. Astronomical unemployment rates, peaking at 58.5% youth unemployment. A royal princess accused of tax…
Juliette of the Herbs
Juliette of the Herbs is a beautifully filmed lyrical portrait of the life and work of Juliette de Bairacli Levy: world renowned herbalist, author, breeder of Afghan hounds, friend of the Gypsies, traveller in search of herbal wisdom and the…
Triana, Pure and Pure - Flamenco Dancing in Spain
As early as in the 15th century, the Roma settled in Seville's district of Triana. In their poor courtyards and craftsmen's workshops, the purest and wildest Andalusian flamenco was born. The gypsies of Triana were expelled from their neighborhood in…
One Million Dubliners
Glasnevin Cemetery is the final resting place of 1.5 million souls; it is Ireland's national necropolis. ONE MILLION DUBLINERS reveals the often unspoken stories of ritual, loss, redemption, emotion, history - and the business of death. But this is really…
Humain, trop Humain
Part of the Series: Janus World Documentaries Collection
Louis Malle presents his meditative investigation of the inner workings of a French automotive plant. This, Vive le Tour, and Place de la Republique, Malle's three French-set documentaries, reveal, in an eclectic array of ways, the director's eternal fascination with,…
Poor Kids - Childhood Poverty in the U.K.
Courtney is 8, and growing up in poverty in Bradford. Her friend Holly is "loaded" cos she went on holiday last year. With an astonishing understanding of social mobility she tells Holly, "You're gonna be richer when you grow up,…
I Want My Baby Back
Part of the Series: Protecting Our Children Series
BBC
Follows Bristol's child protection teams over the course of a year to see frontline work first-hand and explore how the crises of the last decade have had an impact on their ability to safeguard children. Three different cases show the…
Expecting Trouble
Part of the Series: Protecting Our Children Series
BBC
Social worker Annie must ensure the protection of the unborn child of Shaun and Marva, a couple who live far beyond the realms of normal society. However she can only see them with two security guards in support. Shaun and…
Damned if They Do, Damned if They Don't
Part of the Series: Protecting Our Children Series
BBC
Follows Bristol's child protection teams over the course of a year to see frontline work first-hand and explore how the crises of the last decade have had an impact on their ability to safeguard children. Newly-qualified Susanne is working with…
Beyond Hatred - The Murder of Francois Chenu
In 2002, three French neofascist skinheads went to a public park in Rheims looking for an 'Arab' to attack when they came across Francois Chenu, a young gay man. When he refused to deny his homosexuality when taunted with gay…
The Land Between
The Land Between offers an intimate insight into the hidden and desperate lives of Sub-Saharan African migrants living in the mountains of northern Morocco. For most, their dream is to enter Europe by jumping a highly-militarised barrier into Melilla, a…
Extranjeras (Foreign Women)
Extranjeras (Foreign Women) Shows the least known and most typical aspects of other cultures through the experience of various immigrant women living in Madrid. We see these women's everyday existence - their family environments, how they live and what they…
European Surf Journal
Peter Sterling, renowned photographer, traveled through Europe shooting some of the most remote and exciting surfing locations. After visiting eleven countries over two years, the resulting film is part surf movie and part travel documentary featuring both pro and amateur…
Lost and Found - The Story of Romania's Forgotten Children
The legacy of the governmental policies concerning population growth and the family under the Communist rule in Romania of Nicolae Ceausescu were devasting. This documentary presents an uncompromising look at the situation of scores of thousands of children in the…
Tough Being Loved by Jerks - C'est dur d'être aimé par des cons
When twelve cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad were published by Denmark's largest newspaper in 2005, European muslim groups denounced the cartoons as insulting and sacrilegious. To everyone's surprise, the protests against the Muhammad drawings took a worldwide scale, even leading…
Dream Team 1935 - The First European Basketball Championship
The first European Championship in basketball is about to take place in Geneva. The event is organized by FIBA, the newly established international basketball organization and European national teams are going to play each other for the first time. Each…
The Key From Spain - The Songs & Stories of Flory Jagoda
According to legend, when the Jews were expelled from Spain in 1492, they took with them the keys to their homes and their synagogues in the hope that they would one day return. They never did return, but their spanish…