In El Salvador, gang violence has overrun the country, disproportionately targeting children and teenagers, and turning it into 'The Murder Capital of the World'. The emergency medical unit... See full summary »
63 Boycott chronicles the Chicago School boycott of 1963 when more than 200,000 Chicagoans, mostly CPS students, marched to protest the segregationist policies of CPS Superintendent ... See full summary »
A short documentary that follows director Charlie Tyrell as he tries to uncover a better understanding of his deceased father through the random objects he inherited, including a pile of VHS dirty movies.
Filmed and edited in intimate vérité style, this movie follows visionary medical practitioners who are working on the cutting edge of life and death and are dedicated to changing our thinking about both.
Set on the open ocean in 1900, Age of Sail is the story of William Avery (voiced by Ian McShane), an old sailor adrift and alone in the North Atlantic. When Avery reluctantly rescues Lara, ... See full summary »
The film tells the story of the last known group of women who survived being held in the Soviet-era forced labor camps called Gulag. The Gulag was a brutal system of repression and terror ... See full summary »
Volunteers from a German non-profit risk the waves of the Mediterranean to pluck refugees from sinking rafts pushing off from Libya in the middle of the night. LIFEBOAT puts a human face on... See full summary »
The content and quality of cinematography in this brief film help to provide the viewer with the most accurate perspective of it's protagonist. The film by being brief chooses to focus on Zion's heroic-like figure. Though he was born with no tissue beneath his abdomen, and he likely has undergone numerous surgeries, and so many other things that could fill this documentary with content, the producer chose to focus on the successes and the reality of who this man is. Zion is not defined by his body, his situation, or what he can do, but it seems clear that he defines himself by what God sees in him. This story is not a religious one per se, but it has a clear message of strength that is rarely ever seen in the average human will. Zion is a champion, and he is fearfully and wonderfully made. Please don't allow the misguided ratings to dissuade you from being gifted by the 11 minutes of this film.
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