Poverty

  • 61 min.

    The song of the flower

    Jacques Dochamps, 2013

    Threatened by the oil industry, the people of Sarayaku in Amazon leads a relentless struggle for survival.

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  • 52 min.

    Campus Kassapa

    Ramirez, Ronnie, 2011

    A story about the university of Lubumbashi in Congo where students have to endure many difficulties to get their diploma.

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  • 58 min.

    Two Sisters

    Jasna Krajinovic`, 2006

    Violeta and Vyollca Dukay live in the south of Kosovo, close to the border with Albania. Faced with a very high unemployment in their country since the end of the war, they became deminers.

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  • 90 min.

    Welcome to Paradise

    Poutte, Manuel, 2008

    From a refugee camp to a small american town, the film depicts the destiny of a somali couple, candidate to asylum.

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  • 185 min.

    Gandhi's Children

    MacDougall, David, 2008

    Gandhi’s Children chronicles the life of children in what the filmmaker calls "the exact opposite of Doon," a shelter for orphans and juvenile detainees run by an Indian non-governmental organization.

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  • 58 min.

    Tears of an Afghan Warlord

    Pascale Bourgaux, 2011

    The documentary Tears of an Afghan Warlord gives a unique insight in the influence of the Taliban on the people of Afghanistan. The story is set in the village Dasht-e Qaleh, deep down in rural Afghanistan.

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  • 60 min.

    Domitiana Road

    Montesarchio, Romano, 2008

    The Domitiana is an ancient Roman road, on the border between the provinces of Naples and Caserta. Traditionally it was built for leisure, nowadays the noblest of roads has become the very worse.

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  • 9 min.

    Buy Buy Europe 5: What kind of Europe do we want?

    Vos, Pieter de, 2013

    In the last part of the series it becomes clear that big financial and industrial players want to continue perfecting the EU as a free market environment. But after the financial crises and uncertainty, there remains the question: what do we want?

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  • 9 min.

    Buy Buy Europe 4: Bratwurst, Lederhosen and Minijobs

    Vos, Pieter de, 2013

    For the past years, the German economy is set as an example for other EU members. The German industry and banks made fortunes with the dramatic increase of German exports.

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  • 59 min.

    At your service

    Leon, Jorge, 2010

    Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 2009. In a recruitment Centre, young women undergo training to become domestic workers. They learn how to use a microwave, how to take care of an infant and how to speak their future employers language.

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  • 54 min.

    Banking the unbanked

    Vos, Sarah, 2009

    In this film, director Vos has established a realistic view on the world of microfinance. The aim of the Gambia-based branch of Reliance is to support the poor Gambian population by offering them small loans in order to fight poverty.

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  • 56 min.

    Wall to wall

    Jean, Patric, 2008

    Wall to wall is an unique road movie, presenting the impact of migration and segregation on the lives of migrants in contemporary Europe.

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  • 54 min.

    Ghetto Millionaires

    Remiche, Gilles, 2010

    Armed with designer jackets, shiny shoes and expensive sunglasses, the flashy Sapeurs are an uncommon sight on the Brussels streets.

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  • 43 min.

    We will be happy one day

    Wysoczanski, Pawel, 2011

    Lipiny, a Polish village characterized by an omnipresent grey sky and graffiti covered ruins, is the home of Daniel. According to his grandmother, there is no future in the poverty stricken village.

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  • 47 min.

    With Fidel whatever happens

    Radovanovic, Goran, 2011

    An old man unable to fix his ancient motorcycle, a dentist struggling to get to work and a couple tending to the only public telephone in the area. These are the patient, reserved protagonists, living their lives in communist Cuba in the 21th century.

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  • 83 min.

    Songs from the Nickel

    Skrzeszewska, Alina, 2010

    The Los Angeles area Central City East is informally known as the Los Angeles Skid Row or the Nickel. The area is best known for its high percentage of homeless street dwellers.

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  • 90 min.

    Persona Non Grata

    Wuytack, Fabio, 2008

    Persona Non Grata is the truly inspiring and overwhelming story of Frans Wuytack, well known in the Venezuelan slums as Padre Francisco. In the 1960´s, Wuytack unchains a social and cultural revolution in the slums of Caracas.

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  • 51 min.

    The white elephant

    Indaco, Alexandra, 2005

    The white elephant was built in 1938 as Argentinas biggest tubercolosis hospital and is still visible from all over the slums of Buenos Aires.

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  • 61 min.

    Let the street be heard

    Martinez del Canizo, Itzel, 2003

    Let the street be heard is the kind of up-in-your-face story showing that poverty is creating its own dynamics and moral in Tijuana's slums.

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  • 50 min.

    The New Silver

    Jansse, Alexandra, 2005

    The New Silver, filmed in Bolivia, illustrates how "Access to Capital" can change the lives of both poor individuals and poor nations.

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  • 50 min.

    The Price of Cotton

    Junger, Karin, 2005

    In The Price of Cotton,filmed in Mali, we meet small cotton farmers in Mali and second-generation cotton farmers in Texas who all worry about the gathering international storm around cotton subsidies.

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  • 50 min.

    Made in China

    Flipse, Eline, 2005

    Made in China, filmed in China and Minnesota, shows how Access to Jobs is pulling millions out of poverty in China, while changing life in America.

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  • 50 min.

    The Tunnel and Other Lies

    Janic, Vuk, 2005

    The Tunnel and Other Lies, filmed in Bosnia, demonstrates that Access to Good Governance is essential if people are to escape the poverty trap. Two men fight different battles against a government that has respectively taken their homes and jobs.

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  • 50 min.

    The Strongest Link

    King, Paul, 2005

    The Strongest Link shows how Access to Healthcare can make a real difference in the future of a family and a community in South Africa. Bulewla Cima, a young woman with AIDS labors to keep the disease from infecting her unborn child.

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  • 82 min.

    Rain in a dry land

    Makepeace, Anne, 2007

    Rain in a Dry Land shows the first 18 months of the American lives of two Bantu families.

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  • 86 min.

    The Threat

    Luzi, Silvia & Bellino, Luca, 2008

    In this eye-opening portret of Hugo Chavez, the Bolivarian Revolution is depicted as a threat to the Venezuelan dream of a better life.

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  • 93 min.

    Curse of the hedgehog

    Budrala, Dimitru, 2004

    The curse of the hedgehog is een documentaire waarin familieleden van de Baesi tak van het Roma volk gevolgd wordt. The curse of the hedgehog follows the life of an extended Roma family for a whole year.

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  • 60 min.

    Pulque's song

    Gonzales, Everardo, 2003

    In the award winning Pulque's Song director Everardo Gonzales portraits the daily life in a local Mexican bar where older men enjoy each other's company and their favorite drink Pulque.

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  • 80 min.

    Curundu

    Endara Mislov, Ana, 2007

    Seen through the eyes of local photographer Kenneth, the documentary presents a candid portrait of the Panamanian shanty district Curundu.

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  • 89 min.

    Born to be blind

    Berliner, Roberto, 2003

    In Born to be Blind volgt regisseur Roberto Berliner het leven van Maria, Regina en Conceicao; drie zussen uit Brazilië die vanaf hun geboorte blind zijn.

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  • 80 min.

    De Nadie

    Dirdamal, Tin, 2005

    The story of a Central American immigrant's difficult journey to the United States in search for a better life. Een verhaal van arme mensen die vanuit Centraal Amerika enorme afstanden afleggen met de hoop op een beter leven in de Verenigde Staten.

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  • 85 min.

    Might is right

    Jean, Patric, 2003

    In director Patric Jean's film, residents of French suburban slums ('la banlieue') tell their stories of exclusion and discrimination by employers and the legal and prison systems which prevent them from participating in French society and 'normal' life.

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  • 54 min.

    Kids of the coal mine

    Jean, Patric, 1999

    Winner of the IDFA Silver Wolf award in 1999, this extraordinary film explores the social consequences of prolonged economic underdevelopment.

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  • 90 min.

    Megacities

    Glawogger, Michael, 1998

    Bombay, Mexico City, Moscow, New York: seductive, yet repellent monsters. The contradiction insinuates itself into the daily lives of those who populate these megacities. In 12 chapters the inhabitants of Megacities share their lives and experiences.

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  • 90 min.

    Desi

    Ramos, Maria, 2000

    Few of us, as not to say none, pass through existence, from birth to death, without asking at some point: am I happy? At such moments, our minds often drift back in time and wonder how our life has come to be as it is now.

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  • 63 min.

    Mama Calle

    Laan, Arjanne, 1990

    Mama Calle is among the top-20 all-time best IDFA documentaries. It is a stirring documentary that examines the daily struggle of four destitute street kids for survival on the mean streets of Mexico City, one of the world´s largest cities.

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  • 50 min.

    Bombay jungle

    Vellenga, Frank, 2005

    Bombay Jungle, filmed in the slums of Mumbai, looks at access to basic needs from a human rights perspective. Bombay Jungle gaat over de inwoners van de sloppenwijken van Bombay.

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  • 27 min.

    Sanpeet

    Petitto, Giuseppe, 2001

    Sanpeet by Italian director Giuseppe petitto, is a story of gambling and kick-boxing. The leading character, Sanpeet Petnonnoi, is a small, beautiful, unblemished, bronzed seven year-old boy who lives in the poor region of northeast Thailand.

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