Inspired by a burning passion to raise awareness of the Tibetan freedom struggle and using the Beijing Olympics as the springboard, first time filmmaker Lara Damiani quit her job, sold her clothes and furniture, maxed out several credit cards, used her life savings, grabbed a camera and embarked on a journey across India, Tibet and Beijing, interviewing the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan Prime Minister i
Somewhere in the vast, dense jungles of central Africa, is hidden Joseph Kony, one of the world's most wanted men. For the past 25 years, Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army have waged one of the continent's darkest conflicts; using an army of abducted and brutalised children to kill and maim tens of thousands of people. But how has one man, said to take his orders from the spirit world, managed t
Human trafficking is an immense issue in Cambodia. Traffickers force vulnerable individuals into prostitution and exploitative labor. This film shows a story of trafficking and provides an insight into the strategies World Relief uses to fight this huge problem. These films were shot, directed & edited by filmmakers Mark Luigjes and Lieuwe Ramaker.
In the midst of widespread poverty, fueled by economic inequality and rampant corruption, a new form of slavery - bridal slavery - has flourished in India. Women and young girls are sold for as little as $120 to men who often abuse them.
This stunning Special Emmy winning documentary tells the true story of international human rights icon Mukhtaran Mai, a Pakistani peasant who was gang-raped and publicly shamed in her village, but used her trauma to spark a legal revolution that exposed centuries of brutal tribal conflict and government mismanagement.
Do you know what your rights are if you’re stopped by police? Most people don’t, and the consequences can be severe. Simple misunderstandings, illegal searches to excessive force, a bad police encounter can happen to anyone. 10 Rules for Dealing with Police is a 40 minute docudrama is the most sophisticated and entertaining film of its kind. The film depicts innocent people dealing with heavy-h
A secret audio recording of a stop-and-frisk in action sheds unprecedented light on a practice that has put the city's young people of color in the NYPD's crosshairs. Read the full story at: http://www.thenation.com/article/170413/stopped-and-frisked-being-fking-mutt-... Directed by Ross Tuttle Produced by Ross Tuttle, Erin Schneider, Stephen Maing Camera by Ross Tuttle, Stephen Maing Editin
Although slavery is no longer legal there are still millions of people living in slavery today. One place and industry where slaves still exist is the cocoa industry. This documentary takes a deeper look at that industry with disturbing and challenging eyes.
Kony 2012: Part II – Beyond Famous offers a closer look at the LRA and explores the solutions put forward by leaders of the currently-affected areas of CAR, DRC, and South Sudan, where local communities continue to live under the constant threat of LRA violence. From the author: This generation has responded to the call to make Joseph Kony famous. Now we need to dig deeper and turn awareness into