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  • Mabo - Life of an Island Man

    Mabo - Life of an Island Man - Traces the story of the life of an extraordinary man, one whose struggle for land rights, and his remarkable life in general, had a profound effect on indigenous rights in Australia.

  • The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear - A kaleidoscopic view of life for young adults in the contemporary Republic of Georgia.

  • Machito - The Cuban band leader Frank "Machito" Grillo.

  • The Mad Masters - Jean Rouch's essential and controversial work is a classic of ethnographic cinema.

  • Madam Phung's Last Journey

    Madam Phung's Last Journey - Madam Phung and her transgender singers travel around Vietnam, sparking fascination and hostility from the local people.

  • Made Over in America - In a culture where bodies seem customizable, how do we perceive body image, and how are desires for a better self influenced by reality television and the makeover industry?

  • Mademoiselle and the Doctor - Lisette Nigot seems an unlikely candidate for euthanasia. At 79, she is in good health, feels no pain, and does not seem depressed. But she says she sees no reason to continue living. And Dr. Philip Nitschke is willing to help her.

  • Madrid - Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzman's new film, an intimate and sentimental visit to the Spanish capital.

  • The Mafia Kills Only in Summer

    The Mafia Kills Only in Summer - A semi-autobiographical romantic comedy of childhood and first love, set in the tumultuous world of 1970s Italy.

  • Magic Radio - In Niger, where more than 80% of the population is illiterate, radio is the main means of mass communication.

  • Magnitogorsk - The fortunes of three generations living in the shadow of Russia's most breathtaking industrial project of the 1930s. The film was inspired by Joris Ivens'Song of the Heroes. (from the January, 1998 Catalog Supplement)

  • Magnum Photos - Behind-the-scenes of the Magnum Photos agency, and in-the-field with several of the group's leading photographers (including Martin Parr, Larry Towell, Donovan Wylie, and others).

  • A Maid for Each

    A Maid for Each - Documentary portrait of a housemaid agency in Beirut, Lebanon.

  • Major Leagues? - Profiles members of the Cuban National women's baseball team, who pursue their passion in a soceity filled with machismo and prejudice.

  • Making Every Moment Count - Addresses the complex issues surrounding palliative end-of-life care for children. Psychologist Leora Kuttner profiles five children with life threatening illness, and the families and health professionals who support them.

  • Making Mothers - Profile of the Family Health and Birth Center in Washington, D.C. which primarily serves and is likewise staffed by the African American community.

  • The Making of 'Rocky Road to Dublin' - Reunites Peter Lennon and cinematographer Raoul Coutard, who recount the making of their then controversial, now classic, documentary on Ireland in the Sixties.

  • Mali Blues - Four dynamic Malian musicians use their music to stand up to religious extremism.

  • Malick Sidibé - Short but sweet look at the work of the renowned African artist whose photographs have documented social and cultural changes in Mali over a forty-year period.

  • Malls R Us - From impressive architectural projects to economic, environmental and social concerns, everything about shopping malls, and more.

  • Mama Awethu!

    Mama Awethu! - The stories of five black South African women in the townships around Cape Town reveal the inhuman legacy of the apartheid system.

  • Mama Colonel - A portrait of Colonel Honorine, or "Mama Colonel," that addresses the issue of violence towards women and children in the DRC.

  • Mammy Water - A gentle portrait by Jean Rouch of the spiritual traditions of a fishing village in the Gulf of Guinea.

  • Man for a Day - Performance artist and drag king Diane Torr leads a workshop in which women develop male characters.

  • A Man Vanishes

    A Man Vanishes - Shohei Imamura's investigation into the disappearance becomes an investigation into the nature of fiction and reality.

  • Marcel Ophuls and Jean-Luc Godard - In Geneva, Switzerland, film directors Marcel Ophuls and Jean-Luc Godard meet for a surprisingly intimate and sometimes contentious dialogue.

  • Marguerite, A Reflection of Herself - A personal portrait of the great French writer Marguerite Duras. Made with home moves, archives, film extracts, readings, and television interviews filmed over many years.

  • Marx for Beginners - Hilarious 7 minute animated introduction to Karl Marx's worldview.

  • Marx Reloaded

    Marx Reloaded - A new exploration into the relevance of Karl Marx's ideas for understanding the global economic and financial crisis.

  • Masks - In the macho world of Cuban culture, Margot and Roxana stand out—they are two of the country's best-known drag queens.

  • A Massacre Foretold - Chronicles the historic events surrounding the 1997 massacre of 45 pacifist supporters of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation who were massacred while seeking refuge in a church.

  • Matamata and Pilipili - Reclaims an important episode in the history of Congolese popular culture, the Matamata and Pilipili series of colonial-era film comedies, while exploring the complex terrain of colonial relationships and media representations.

  • A Mayan Trilogy: Life, Death & Migration

    A Mayan Trilogy: Life, Death & Migration - Now on one DVD, Olivia Carrescia's three films on the Mayan Indians of Guatemala preserve a record, and provide an acute observation on how the indigenous culture has been affected by, yet survived, that country's tumultuous history.

  • Mayan Voices: American Lives - Contrasts the experiences of Mayan families who came to Indiantown, Florida as refugees fleeing the violence in Guatemala in the early 1980s, with the struggles of those continuing to arrive in search of better lives.

  • Mayor of the West Side - What happens when love gets in the way of letting go? As a teenager with multiple disabilities prepares for his Bar Mitzvah, his family and community consider what Mark's life will be like when they are no longer able to protect him.

  • Mechanical Love - As increasingly life-like robots move from science labs and factories into our homes, how will human beings interact with these machines?

  • Medellin Notebooks

    Medellin Notebooks - In one high school class in Medellin, Colombia, the students are asked to record their personal and family stories in notebooks.

  • Meishi Street - Ordinary citizens take a stand against the planned destruction of their homes to make way forthe 2008 Beijing Olympics.

  • The Men Who Would Conquer China - How does one buy companies owned by the state of China, support that country's transition to capitalism, and make a fortune at the same time?

  • Metal and Melancholy - Roving the city of Lima, Peru, Heddy Honigmann meets teachers, actors, professionals, civil servants and many others who have turned to taxi driving to earn enough to get by.

  • Middletown - This classic series, created by Emmy and Academy Award winner Peter Davis, explores both the continuity and the change embodied in the people and institutions of one Midwestern community: Muncie, Indiana.

  • Milestones - A lilting, free-associative masterpiece that follows dozens of characters as they try to reconcile their ideals with the realities of American life.

  • Milk in the Land - How did milk become so popular, and iconic? An entertaining and innovative history and deconstruction of milk and American culture!

  • Mille Gilles - The thought and ideas of the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze, and his impact on creative work and communities around the world.

  • Milosevic on Trial

    Milosevic on Trial - Four years of the trial of Slobodan Milosevic, charged with 66 counts of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide for his role in the conflict in the former Yugoslavia.

  • Mina's Recipe Book - Before dying of starvation in a concentration camp, Mina carefully recorded her favorite recipes, hoping they would somehow make it to her daughter overseas.

  • Mind in Motion - An exploration of the latest scientific discoveries about the human brain, an inner cosmos as complex as the universe itself.

  • Miners Shot Down - How could 34 South African mineworkers be killed during a non-violent strike for better wages&mdashnot under apartheid, but today?

  • The Miners' Hymns

    The Miners' Hymns - The ill-fated coal mining communities in North East England are the subject of this inspired documentary by multi-media artist Bill Morrison. Music by Johann Johannsson.

  • Miss Kiet's Children - In a Dutch classroom, refugee children learn alongside locals under Miss Kiet's firm but loving hand.

  • Mobutu - The definitive history and visual record of the rise and fall of Joseph Désiré Mobutu, ruler of Zaire (the Congo) for over 30 years.

  • A Modest World - A film about ordinary people who transform insignificant things into works of art.

  • Moi, Un Noir

    Moi, Un Noir - In this landmark documentary, Jean Rouch collaborates with his subjects to produce a complex portrait of Nigerien migrants in Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire.

  • Mondovino: The Series - This multi-generation, globe-trotting saga covers not only the entire gamut of wine making, but wine's place in a treacherously globalized and hyper-marketed world.

  • Montana de Luz - The children of the Montana de Luz orphanage in Honduras are HIV positive, and a living testament to the beauty and innocence of childhood. This is a stirring portrait of a loving community.

  • Monte Grande - How do body and mind exist as an integrated whole? The eminent neurobiologist Francisco Varela devoted his entire life to answering this question. Featuring His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama

  • More Than Horseplay

    More Than Horseplay - Explores the intersection of therapy and research of children with cerebral palsy as they grow in self-confidence and physical capability through participation in "hippotherapy," or physiotherapy involving horseback riding.

  • The Moroccan Labyrinth - The little-known history of Spain's bloody colonial ambitions in North Africa, and how they became a prelude to the Spanish Civil War.

  • Mortal Lessons - Two extraordinary women, diagnosed with end stage cancer, are facing death head on, determined to lead richer, more rewarding lives in the time that they have.

  • A Mother Never Gives Up Hope - Shares the candid and powerful stories of Ruth, Lova, Anne and Rita-four women who are dealing with abuse at the hands of an adult son.

  • Mothers

    Mothers - A gripping cinema verite documentary that shows how China's one-child policy plays out in the daily lives of women in one Chinese village.

  • The Mothers' Triangle - A revealing, heartrending portrait of two generations of young, single mothers living in the shadow of abuse and abandonment.

  • The Moving Earth - A chronicle of the revolution that shaped the world as we know it, made by Galileo, Copernicus, Tycho Brahe to Newton.

  • Mr. CO2 - Traveling from Copenhagen to China, and from Australia to the US, this documentary looks at the state of carbon emissions and efforts to rein them in.

  • Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance

    Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance - The story of artistic genius Ohad Naharin, one of the most important choreographers in the world, who redefined the language of modern dance.

  • Mrs. B., a North Korean Woman - Attempting to escape North Korea, Mrs. B. is sold by smugglers to a Chinese farmer. She becomes a smuggler herself and struggles to reunite with her sons, but the secret service gets involved…

  • Ms. Conceptions - Dually profound and amusing, delves into the "family values" debate via an exposé of women who are single mothers by choice.

  • Multiple - For six years, actor and director Alison Peebles has been keeping a secret: she has multiple sclerosis. Now, in the midst of working on an important TV series, she finds she can no longer hide her symptoms. She's afraid this revelation may destroy her career — and she'll also have to kiss goodbye to her sexy, high-heeled shoes.

  • Mustapha Kemal Ataturk

    Mustapha Kemal Ataturk - The story of the founder of the Republic of Turkey, called Atatürk ("the father of the Turks").

  • My Father's House - The story of an underground church founded by Nigerian missionaries offers a rare glimpse inside an immigrant African community in China.

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