April 26, 2017 — The garbage landfill of Cateura, Paraguay has been a minor source of income for the truly impoverished people of the area — adults and children sift through the mountains of garbage, hoping to find something — anything — to sell.The poverty is stifling. Children rarely get more than a few years of schooling; they are needed at very young ages to help support their families. Education was never highly regarded — it did not change the […]
April 20, 2017 — This movie could not be more timely.From Nowhere tells the story of three high school students who are struggling with all of the same issues that trouble all teenagers, but, in addition, these three have another issue which causes them constant concern.The are illegal aliens. They know that at any time, should someone require documentation of them, they could end up deported back to countries they don’t know and have never spent any time in. These children […]
April 20, 2017 — In Harlesden, a West Indian working class section of London, Anita (Anjela Lauren Smith) is mother to two young children she is raising alone in a small apartment she shares with her older sister and strict mother.But at night, Anita trades in her everyday life and becomes a flamboyant diva, dressed in flashy finery, performing Jamaican dancehall, reggae and pop songs with her 2-girl crew called Neeta, Sweeta, & Nastie.Hard-fought success comes at a price and eventually the women […]
April 20, 2017 — When she was 10 years old and 92.8 pounds, powerlifter Naomi Kutin broke a personal record: she deadlifted 209 pounds. That was 225 percent of her body weight.Now 14, the New Jersey native holds numerous world records and competes in a sport traditionally regarded as a male undertaking.However, Naomi does not lift on Shabbos. She is an observant Orthodox Jew.Supergirl is an acclaimed documentary that examines the life of a young girl as she balances the many […]
April 19, 2017 — Susan, who owns a small curio shop in an undisclosed location, has a terminal illness and a difficult, lonely life.A client expresses serious interest in a small box she has in her possession, making her curious about its history and worth. A little research informs her that one of the previous owners, Dr. Kaminsky believed that the box contained a human life force.Having little to lose, Susan inhales it, and find herself cured.Well, mostly. It seems […]
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