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  • Against My Will - The stories of three women who took refuge at the Dastak women's shelter in Pakistan, founded to help women fleeing abusive and murderous families.

  • Angry Monk - Gendun Choephel, a legendary figure in Tibet, turned from the monastic life he was born to (as the reincarnation of a Buddhist lama), to become a fierce critic of his country's religious conservatism and isolationism.

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  • Bombay: Our City - 4 million slum dwellers - half of Bombay's population - must battle daily just to survive.

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  • Dam/Age - Traces renowned, prize winning writer Arundhati Roy's bold and controversial campaign against the Narmada dam project in India.

  • Dishonored - The story of Mukhtar Mai, whose demands for justice after being raped, led to an historic series of legal proceedings in Pakistan, and media coverage worldwide.

  • Division of Hearts - Ordinary people from Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh recount their tumultuous experiences after the 1947 British subdivision of colonial India.

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  • Father, Son and Holy War - Does the root of India's recent bloodshed - perhaps all bloodshed - lie in male insecurity, itself an inevitable product of the very construction of "manhood?"

  • Fishing in the Sea of Greed - Documents the response of one fishing community in India to the "rape and run" industrial-scale fishing that has begun to dominate their livelihood and decimate their environment.

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  • I For India - A chronicle of immigration, from the Sixties to the present day, as seen through the eyes of one Asian family and their 40 years worth of Super 8mm home movies.

  • In Memory of Friends - Documents the violence and terror in Punjab, India - a land torn apart by religious fundamentalists and a repressive government.

  • In the Name Of God - The violent campaign waged by the militant Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) to destroy the 16th century Ayodhya mosque.

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  • Jama Masjid Street Journal - First film by Mira Nair.

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  • Kumar Talkies - In Kalpi, a small city in northern India, Kumar Talkies is the only movie theater in town. This film juxtaposes life in the village, with the world of rebellion and romance on the silver screen.

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  • The La$t Market - Documents the efforts of the multinational corporation Philips to reach five billion potential consumers among the world's poor. Can profitability fight poverty?

  • Litigating Disaster - December 3, 1984. Bhopal, India. The worst chemical disaster of all time. How has Union Carbide manipulated the US and Indian legal systems for 20 years to avoid facing justice?

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  • A Narmada Diary - Investigates the Sardar Sarover Dam project in western India which may displace 200,000 residents of the Narmada valley.

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  • Prisoners of Conscience - Early film by India's leading documentary filmmaker, Anand Patwardhan, now on video for the first time. Human rights, political prisoners & the State of Emergency in India from 1975 to 1977.

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  • Still, The Children Are Here - A portrait of the Garo people of India, for whom cultivating rice is a way of life and worship, this film not only describes an indigenous culture, but the essential nature of humanity. Produced by Mira Nair.

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  • That's Why I'm Working - A look at child labor in Bangladesh, a primary school in Dacca, and some of the working children who attend it.

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  • War and Peace - From India's leading documentary filmmaker Anand Patwardhan. Filmed over 3 years in India, Pakistan, Japan and the US. An epic journey of peace activism in the face of religious fanaticism, militarism and war.

  • We Are Not Your Monkeys and Occupation: Millworker - Two films on one tape. WE ARE NOT YOUR MONKEYS is a look at the caste system in India through Daya Pawar's song. OCCUPATION: MILLWORKER records the courageous action of workers who, after a four-year lockout, forcibly occupied The New Great

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