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Marina is a young journalist based in Kiev, in the Ukraine. Ten years ago, she won a scholarship to study journalism in the US -- the first of her family ever to travel outside the borders of the former Soviet Union. When she returned to the Ukraine, she found the normal family relationships overturned when her mother implored her to rescue her father from loan sharks threatening to burn down his business and their home. But Marina's story is only too common in other countries throughout the region. The fall of the Berlin Wall and the move from centralized, authoritarian control to market economics and democracy shook the region to the core, destroying the stable and closed world of communism that previously presented young people with a secure, well-trodden path to adulthood.
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Ukraine's 2014 Maidan Massacre helped oust President Yanukovych with Russia painted as the perpetrator. Oliver Stone interviews Russian President Vladimir Putin, Yanukovych, and others exposing the role the U.S. played in destabilizing the region.
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Explores the relationship between two men, Niklas Frank, and Horst von Wachter, each of whom are the children of high-ranking Nazi officials and possess starkly contrasting attitudes toward their fathers. Philippe Sands investigates the complicated connection between the two, and even delves into the story of his own grandfather who escaped the same area where their fathers carried out mass killings. Features never before seen home movie and archive footage from the heart of the Nazi regime.
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Arriving from all over the Eastern Bloc, the men who loiter around the Gare du Nord train station in Paris are scraping by however they can, forming gangs for support and protection, ever fearful of being caught by the police and deported. When the middle-aged, bourgeois Daniel (Olivier Rabourdin) approaches a boyishly handsome Ukrainian who calls himself Marek for a date, he learns the young man is willing to do anything for some cash. What Daniel intends only as sex-for-hire begets a home invasion and then an unexpectedly profound relationship. The drastically different circumstances of the two men's lives reveal hidden facets of the city they share. Presented in four parts, this absorbing, continually surprising film by Robin Campillo (director of the 2004 film Les Revenants and a frequent collaborator of Laurent Cantet's) is centered around relationships that defy easy categorization, in which motivations and desires are poorly understood even by those to whom they belong.
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Ukraine's topless feminist sensation, Femen, has stirred up a press frenzy across Europe. Femen bare their breasts to protest the international perception of Ukrainian women as either brides for sale or commodities of sex tourism. With a first-time intimate glimpse into the world's most provocative feminist organization, we see how Femen fight their naked war against patriarchy. However, before they take the world by storm, these bold and beautiful women must first confront the perverse and contradictory forces that power their own "titillating" organisation.
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In a precursor to the shocking state of affairs for LGBT people in Russia, two Dutch journalists travel to the equally oppressive Ukraine to observe its first-ever gay pride parade, planned to coincide with the Euro 2012 soccer finals in hopes of capturing the world's attention. The vast majority of Ukrainians consider homosexuality an illness, and gays and lesbians have to hide their private lives. But when the secret route of the parade is leaked and hundreds of thugs from antigay groups descend to hunt down attendees, the hoped-for celebration becomes a dangerous game of hide-and-seek as the sobering reality sets in.
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The Last Tribes of Europe reveals the customs and languages of the Aromanians in Macedonia, the Carpathian Hutsuls, the Kashubians in Northern Poland and the Siberian Chukchi. This is a voyage of discovery into unfamiliar and colourful cultures wholly removed from the rest of modern Europe.The film boasts unprecedented access to hidden locales, fascinating cultures and people struggling to hold onto a traditional way of life. For the first time ever, audiences will be immersed in the everyday life of the Aromanians, Hutsuls, the Kashubians and the Chukchi, and gain understanding and insight into the shared memory that makes up the customs and tradition of a people. Many of these tribes are facing a real threat: the threat the ever rapidly developing and modern Europe poses to their way of life.The Last Tribes of Europe takes a closer look at how, within the ever globalizing ‘big society’ of Europe, smaller societies have to fight for survival.
Jakub documents the lives of Ruthenians living in the Maramuresh mountains of north Romania and in Western Bohemia. The film was made over a period of five years during the time of both totaliterian regimes and was completed in 1992 after the revolution.
Piemule is about an ethnic group of Czechs who settled in the hills not far from Timisoara, Romania, over a hundred and fifty years ago. The ancestors of today's inhabitants, craftsmen and farmers, came with their families to the Romanian highlands around the year 1822 for work to earn their livelihood. The filming began in 1980 and proceeded for several years under difficult conditions. Jana Sevcikova captured the flow of life in one remote village through the changing seasons, religious ceremonies (Christmas, carnivals, Easter, weddings, harvests) and the plowing of the land.