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  • Boy In The World - Following four-year-old Ronen, a young boy with Down syndrome, this intimate documentary concretely demonstrates that inclusive preschool classrooms benefit both children with special needs and their typical peers.

  • Bruly Bouabré's Alphabet - In the 1950's, Ivory Coast artist Bruly Bouabré created hundreds of pictograms based on one-syllable words in his language, Bété.

  • D

  • A Day with... - Eight African filmmakers each contribute a documentary portrait of the life of a different West African child. (new December, 2016)

  • Die Before Blossom - The rising importance of Islamic values in an Indonesian public school is apparent in this portrait of modern schoolgirls Kiki and Dila. (new October, 2015)

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  • Finally Got the News - A film about the League of Revolutionary Black Workers, which was, "in many respects the most significant expression of black radical thought and activism in the 1960s." - Manning Marable, Prof. of History, Columbia Univ.

  • Flying People - A world champion kite flyer shares his passion for flight with a man blind from birth in this tale of friendship that challenges our notions of disability.

  • G

  • Gorgeous - Animated film by Kaz Cooke, whose character Hermoine, the Modern Girl, tackles plastic surgery, beauty therapy, and bulimia in a feral fit of inadequacy.

  • H

  • Heart of the Country - The story of an extraordinary principal of a rural school in Hokkaido, Japan, who is driven by his passion for educating the heart as well as the mind.

  • A History Lesson - A Holocaust survivor and two students - one black, the other Jewish - visit the Anne Frank in the World Exhibition in Johannesburg.

  • The Holocaust Experience - An exploration into how the memory of the Holocaust is kept alive via preserved concentration camp ruins in Poland and hyper-realistic holocaust museums in America.

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  • In the Steps of Trisha Brown - The dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet learn to perform "Glacial Decoy," the seminal 1979 work by choreographer Trisha Brown. (new December, 2016)

  • The Intolerable Burden - One black family's commitment to a quality education, from the pre-1965 time of segregation, through desegregation, and through the recent period of resegregation. **Winner, John E. O'Connor Film Award, American Historical Association**

  • K

  • Kigali Shaolin Temple - Kigali Shaolin Temple is a kung-fu club in Rwanda started by a group of orphans from the genocide. (new December, 2016)

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  • Last Grave at Dimbaza - Shot secretly and smuggled out of South Africa at the height of the apartheid era, this was the most widely screened and influential anti-apartheid documentary. Now restored and on DVD for the first time.

  • M

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

  • N

  • National Diploma - A group of Congo's high school students desperately tries to pass their final exam in order to graduate. (new November, 2016)

  • O

  • Old Enough to Know Better - The remarkable story of the Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning, a University whose student body is composed entirely of retired persons.

  • 100 Children Waiting for a Train - Poetically tells the story of a group of Chilean children who discover a larger reality - and a different world - through the cinema.

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  • The Paper - A year in the life of one of the country's biggest college newspapers, Penn State's The Daily Collegian, as it struggles with declining circulation and difficult choices about how to represent its diverse readership.

  • R

  • Red Hook Justice - Profiles an innovative court in a Brooklyn neighborhood plagued by poverty and crime that is at the center of a legal revolution - the community justice movement.

  • Rocky Road to Dublin - The last film screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 1968. A provocative, biting portrayal of 1960s Ireland: the stultifying educational system, the repressive, reactionary clergy, and the myopic cultural nationalism.

  • Russia's Wonder Children - Child prodigy pianists, and the story of Moscow's famed Central Music School.

  • S

  • School of Babel - Welcome to a unique Parisian program for immigrant children from all over the world. (new July, 2015)

  • T

  • 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.

  • 20 Years Old in the Middle East - Filmed after the fall of Saddam Hussein, this film traverses the region - from Jordan to Syria, Iran, and Lebanon - to take the pulse of Arab and Iranian youth.

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  • We Are the ... of Communism - The mysterious closing of a Beijing school sends hundreds of migrant children on a desperate struggle to reclaim their right to an education.

  • When the Bough Breaks Still
  • When the Bough Breaks - On the outskirts of Beijing, two teenage girls struggle to pay for their brother's schooling.

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