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Shilan, a young Kurdish nurse, works voluntarily in a refugee camp in Kurdistan, Iraq. When she meets a woman who refuses to eat and to be interact with the outside world, Shilan decides to take action to prevent a further tragedy.
Peter Westerveld, artist and visionary, doesn’t want institutions to resolve the problems linked to earth’s problems. Growing up in Africa, he witnessed the advance of the desert and dedicated himself to finding solutions for the ongoing erosion and desertification of the land. The film follows Peter and the NGO working with him to realise his project; to build contour trenches that capture and store rain water under the surface and replenish the desert land.
“The Great Gate”, an almost deserted Bulgarian village on the border with Turkey, and its 38 elderly voters have to elect a new mayor. Among the candidates, Ivan the postman has come up with an unconventional plan to breathe new life into his village: to welcome the Syrian refugees passing by their border every day. Following the three candidates’ campaigns, this film draws a tragicomic portrait of a sleepy village that suddenly finds itself awaken by the European crisis.
Under the Pinochet-dictatorship, Jorge becomes an instrument for the Chilean secret services, who have violently forced them to work for them. He escapes and becomes a war cameraman based in Belgium. Today, his son realises his psychologic portrait, taking him back to the places of his unfinished evil past.
In Pune, India, a Korean opera singer, known as Angry Bird, created the Banana Children's Choir, intended for children from the slum. Disappointed by parents’ lack of support, Angry Bird, who doesn’t lack spirit, decides to train the parents to sing for a collective concert alongside children. An experiment filled with emotions, change and discoveries.
In 2014, the Yezidi city of Shingal in northern Iraq was conquered and destroyed by Daesh. In a deserted coal mine on the Turkish border, thousands of Yezidi refugees wait for a safe return. Through the eyes of an older man, a teenage boy and a family, Shingal Where Are You? depicts a persecuted minority’s quest for a new homeland.
One morning Emma wakes up to a nightmare. Her e-mail has been hacked and, the nude photos she sends to her boyfriend are now on revenge porn sites on the Internet, along with her name, address and e-mail. Three years later, Emma has enough and makes a surprising countermove.
The disappearance of the Aral Sea is one of the most disastrous human-caused catastrophes in world history. Once awash with marine waves, its horizon is now covered with rusty skeletons of ships and deserts of salt. Sea Tomorrow explores the backstage of this post-apocalyptic landscape. Even if the sea is gone, people are left; a fisherman with no fish, pirates who live in shipwrecks, an old gardener of saline soil… All of them apply themselves to live in aworld where the worst has already happened.
At 15 they learn to shoot, at 20 they are killers and they do not often reach the age of 30. Over the last two years in Napoli, a group of teenagers have fought each other with kalashnikovs in a forgotten war which has claimed more than 60 deaths. They often call it “the children squadron”referring to young rebels who manage to impose a new Camorra law to control the drug market. Under the indifferent gaze of the institutions, these young people have escaped their scholarly obligations,have had their teets destroyed by drugs and clearly express the feelings and passions of a known force that this part of the country defines as “normal”.
Samantha, a star-crossed singer-songwriter, lives alone in one of New Orleans' toughest neighbourhoods. By day, she works as a caregiver for the elderly. At night, she transforms into “Princess Shaw”, posting homemade a cappella clips on Youtube for a handful of viewers. She has no idea that on the other side of the world, she has a talented secret admirer who is about to expose her to millions of listeners.

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