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The swallows of love

Karin is one of hundreds of children born in 1946 in the Austrian Alps, of the union of french soldiers, mostly Moroccan, with austrian women. She bears the memories of insults at school. In Austria still marked by nazism, these kids were rejected by society. Many of them committed suicide. Others refused to ever speak about this famous summer of 1945. The summer of the Moroccans, a summer of love. Today, Karin reconciliates with her origins, and goes to Morocco.

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A leak in paradise

The investigative character driven story of Rudolf Elmer, a Swiss whistleblower banker who defied secrecy when revealing to newborn WikiLeaks, the seedy secrets of a Cayman Islands bank. After being tailed, harassed and jailed, the banker plunges us into the world of offshore banking, worth 21K billion dollars, whose driving role in tax evasion and finance deregulation weakens democracy and destroys social contract.

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Unemployment office

People face each other from both sides of a row of desks - unemployed people and their advisors - the benefits payment is at stake. Everyone confronts his own life story to the rigid procedure of bureaucracy.When the welfare state is shrinking away and under threat it means a lot to have a job, employed and unemployed are alike less and less secure.

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Christel's wigs

Christel, a beautician who specialized in wigs, welcomes women in need of reconstructing their image, and a self esteem fragilized by aging or illness, sometimes creating also a new personality. The film portrays her social work helping five women to get over a contemporary society which greatly values one’s image, leading them to rediscover their feminity.

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Kolwezi on air

Under the continual fire of RTMA’s cameras - Kolwezi's main local TV - Congolese society, avid of its own image, discloses itself raw. These journalists, motivated to inform all costs, overcome with courage situations sometimes perilous, sometimes funny, often sad and always beyond fiction. Their recent acess to TV raises the universal questions of independency and ethics.

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The battle of blackwater

The Battle of the Black Water relates the victorious struggle against a senseless dam project fought by the inhabitants of a small Belgian town in 1978. It is a choral narrative expressing the intensity of an exemplary popular movement and a fragment of the History of civil society told by those who made it.

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Boy scouts

Damien, Camille Thomas, Francis, Maureen and the others, fifteen teenagers between 12 and 15. All are part of a scouts troop in Comblain-au-Pont. Every summer, they are preparing for the new summer camp ... Through this experience, the film portrays adolescence with its joys, sorrows, dreams and disillusions ...

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Eurovillage

Surrounded by the Belgian Ardennes forest, Eurovillage is a former holiday center transformed into an 'open' reception center for asylum seekers, operated by the Red Cross. Isolated in this remote center for months, some for over two years, how the 300 residents who live there do they manage to endure this agonizing wait, this suspended and empty time, which mostly will conclude in quitting the territory.

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From inside

The hijra community is the traditional transsexual community India. After enduring a sacrificial emasculation, they have the power to bless and curse the people. Both fears and despised, they live in a constant challenge. The film tells the story, the human experience and the daily life of Silky and his sisters hijras.

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Belle de nuit, Grisélidis Réal selfportrait

Grisélidis Réal is a meteor. Swiss-born « bourgeoise » and prostitute, marijuana trafficker, inmate, she becomes in the 70s "the revolutionary whore". She paints, draws and writes, inventing her life at every moment, in a dazzling career. Images fictional, texts, drawings, extracts, manuscripts, photographs, historical archives, interviews, weave the portrait of a rebel and an authentic writer.

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