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PURGE | THE DAY WE DID NOT BACK DOWN
BY ANTHONY GEORGE KIRKWOOD
(SOUTH AFRICA)

(Please note this video is not for sensitive viewers. 18+ Only)

The week from hell. No one could train you for what we have witnessed on the frontline. Those on the frontline all knew the presence of each other, it was enough to understand we were not going to back down from this Zuma fraction. Lack of sleep, camaraderie, dead bodies, being shot at, this was the taste of war. There was no time to think about tomorrow or next week.

 

From Cato Ridge to Central Durban, just pure adrenaline for days on end. The week we did not back down. The week we were willing to die for our country.

 

Over 9 days, more than 330 people have died in some of the worst violence South Africa has experienced since apartheid.

 
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MAKING AN EXONEREE
BY ROB DORFMANN, CINDY DORFMANN
(UNITED STATES)

A Documentary following the emotional journey of 16 Georgetown undergraduate students who reinvestigate five wrongful conviction cases. These social justice warriors battle the system and successfully help free a man who was wrongfully incarcerated for over 25 years.

 
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THE NIGHT OF THE SAND
BY ALI ERGÜL
(TURKEY)

From the late 1980s till 2009, thousands of workers have worked in ateliers of denim sandblasting ateliers (mostly underground workshops) in Istanbul. All these workers who have ever worked in these ateliers, have been caught up in disease of silicosis which has no treatment.

The Night of the Sand follows the story of the imaginary army who are not recognized as workers.

 
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NO HAY BARRIO PARA LAS MUJERES
BY DONALD WHITTIER
(MEXICO)

Life is difficult for Ana. Desperate for resources, and struggling with nascent adulthood in machista Mexico, she doesn't know where to turn. When she finds a bag of money, Ana believes her dreams have been answered.

But, as she'll find out, life is rarely so simple, with possible severe repercussions for her family.

 

The owners of the money want it back, and have sent a merciless "fixer" named Mataoh to clean up the mess, including setting the incompetent toughs straight who lost the bag in the first place. Ana's only hope for survival is her is Tia Naomi. "NA," a tough woman raised in the desert, has a reputation for meting out justice to sexist men who abuse women.

Who will find Ana first?

 
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COLLISION COURSE
BY BOLANLE AUSTEN-PETERS
(NIGERIA)

Collision Course is a heart thumping story told in 24 hours that dives deep into the lives of a law enforcement agent, a young man and some rogue elements(Tarz). It explores the seedy underbelly of rogue law enforcement officers and the atrocious results as they collide head on with a frustrated young man and a conflicted member of the police force. Collision is a race against time in a haze of palpable tension; it is a powder keg tethering on the brink of imminent combustion.

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