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The Revisionaries

The Revisionaries

Director: Scott Thurman
Year: 2012

The theory of evolution and a re-write of US history are caught in the crosshairs when an unabashed creationist seeks re-election as chairman of America's most influential board of education. THE REVISIONARIES follows the rise and fall of some of the most controversial figures in American education through some of their most tumultuous intellectual battles.

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Daughters of Dolma

Daughters of Dolma

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Year: 2013

DAUGHTERS OF DOLMA takes viewers on a journey revealing a distinctively female experience of Tibetan Buddhism in the Kathmandu Valley. The documentary reveals how gender and modernity are molding contemporary spiritual practices in Nepal.

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American Mystic

American Mystic

Director: Alex Mar
Year: 2010

Alex Mar's lyrical first work is a bold and artful documentary that braids together the stories of three young Americans who have chosen to sacrifice comforts in order to embrace the fringes of alternative religion.

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Yangsi

Yangsi

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Year: 2012

Jigme Lhundrup is the Yangsi, the reincarnation of a greatly revered Tibetan Buddhist meditation master. He must train to uphold this legacy from the age of four. Even with the loving support of his teachers and family, questions begin to arise about the place of his tradition in the modern world.

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Kumare

Kumare

Director: Vikram Gandhi
Year: 2011

A provocative social experiment-turned-documentary, KUMARE follows American filmmaker Vikram Gandhi as he transforms himself into a wise Indian guru, hoping to prove the absurdity of blind faith.

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One Day You'll Understand

One Day You'll Understand

Director: Amos Gitai
Year: 2008

As the trial of Klaus Barbie is being televised throughout France a family is forced to confront its past in Nazi occupied France. Victor discovers that his mother Rivka (Jeanne Moreau) has been hiding a terrible secret. As Victor searches to find the truth about his family history, particularly the fate of his maternal grandparents his mother tells him that "Some day you will understand". Directed by famed Israeli director Amos Gitai (KADOSH, KIPPUR) and based on the autobiographical novel "LATER" by Jerome Clement.

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With One Voice (Educational Edition)

With One Voice (Educational Edition)

Director: Eric Temple
Year: 2009

With One Voice illuminates the unity of humanity through the single message and mystical tradition that binds all faiths together. The film features mystics from many great traditions around the world who discuss spiritual awakening, world peace and love.

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Son of Man

Son of Man

Director: Mark Donford-May
Year: 2007

"Extraordinary and powerful" (Roger Ebert). In the state of Judea in southern Africa, violence, poverty and sectarianism are endemic. As civil war reaches new heights, a divine child is born to a lowly couple. The critically acclaimed SON OF MAN is a powerful retelling of the life of Christ set in contemporary South Africa.

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A Sinner in Mecca

A Sinner in Mecca

Director: Parvez Sharma
Year: 2015

Parvez Sharma risks death to illegally film his Hajj pilgrimage - an act made more daring by the fact that he's gay. 

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The Son of Joseph

The Son of Joseph

Director: Eugène Green
Year: 2016

Eugène Green drops biblical motifs – Abraham and Isaac, Mary and Joseph – into this genuinely contemporary setting as if it were the most natural thing in the world, augmenting them with nods to crime films, Italian Baroque music, a Doisneau photograph, three 17th century paintings and an artificial way of speaking that is anything but current. The characters are positioned within the visual compositions and look directly into the camera, their diction flawless. Whatever needs saying – and that’s a lot – they recite impassively, in declamatory fashion. Along the way, there are jabs at the literature milieu and trendy yuppies. A film where divine seriousness rubs against bizarre comedy, where theology meets caricature, an intriguing film, anachronistic and innovative in equal measure.

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