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I Am Not Down
Saloni, a class topper, is period shamed in school after she gets her first period. At home, her uneducated but caring mother Asha tears the only vest of her husband to provide a clean cloth for Saloni’s protection and comfort as she has to take annual exams the next day. When Saloni’s father, Anil, comes to know that his only vest has been torn and used to absorb menstrual blood, he gets furious. He puts the cloth left for sun-drying into the fire and it turns into ashes. Saloni is shattered but Asha is determined, neither she wants period shaming for her daughter nor she wants her to miss exams. Through Saloni’s classmates, Asha comes to know about sanitary napkins, a hygienic alternative available at the health centre but Anil says that they can’t afford that luxury because of their poverty. It is then Asha decides that she will do anything possible to send Saloni to school to take exams as she doesn’t want her daughter to drop out of school after first periods as she had to do it because of the period stigma and poverty.
Jimmy Sails Away
Anna’s father goes to work on a ship, despite the financial help from her piggy bank.
Valeria works for a cleaning company. When she arrives at the next job, she gets to work, but immediately he gets a strange feeling - as if she has already been in this apartment.
The Last 5 Minutes
Its about a runner who hasn't Any country to live
The Football Aficionado
Zahra, a 27-year-old Iranian football enthusiast, avidly supports Persepolis, one of Tehran's biggest football teams. However, due to an unwritten law in Iran, women are prohibited from attending football games in stadiums.
Faith, Love and Hope
The film tells about the traces of Polish history and the fate of Poles in Ukraine. It shows the fate of Poles who came to Poland in 2015 and 2016 from eastern Ukraine (Donetsk region, Lugansk and Mariupol). In 2015 and 2016, as a result of the conflict in the lands of eastern Ukraine, Poles living in these areas appealed to the Polish State for help. The government of the Republic of Poland decided to evacuate Poles living there. The film takes viewers from to February 24, 2022 and the Russian attack on Ukraine.
This is the most suspenseful documentary film you've ever seen. It was made in 2022 by famous Ukrainian director Lubomir Levitski, tells about the unique rescue operation with drones which was carried out by the Ukrainian military during the brutal battles near Izyum. Real participants of that operation speak their story to the camera, so that the whole world would learn about the incredible feat and creative approach of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in rescuing civilians. The real footage taken by drones during this operation was handed over to Lubomir by the military of the 93rd Brigade "Holodny Yar". Thirty minutes of intense real-time rescue operation is impossible to forget. The director managed to combine documentary with an incredibly interesting artistic approach in telling this story.
When Ori picks up his soldier brother for a day at the the beach, he is horrified to see that his brother has become religious. In addition to that aggravation, the car's tire goes flat. As the sun sets, Ori is forced to choose between his "new" brother who is planning to make shabbat in a deserted place, and going to be with his sick mother.
Based in an Indian rural village, the gripping storyline of this short film revolves around Suman, a hopeful bride who enters her in-laws' home with dreams of a happy life. However, strange things start happening, making Suman feel uneasy and paranoid.
The Himalayan Foothills, circa 500CE: A neglected housewife struggles with infertility, leading her husband to bring a second wife into their home. As she grows distant from the family, she visits a mysterious sage seeking divine intervention.
The Astral Woods
A wife is forced into a life insurance scam and abandoned at a cabin in the woods. She soon learns the land holds an ancient secret that is not from this world.
What happens when Meera, a pregnant girl who lives alone, trips and experiences early labor pains? How does she handle childbirth alone? The plot revolves around what happened to the mother and child.
In the wake of losing his job and his home, a widowed father and his daughter move into a motel.
Mauro e Lúcio
Mauro e Lúcio shows the meeting of two professional killers, who wait for instructions for their next job in a room.
Shaho is a shephard boy, he wants to go abroad for achieving his goals in music but ha has some affiliations which made it difficult for him to make a decision and remains in suspence
As Aditi Singh, a pole dancer, prepares for and leads the inaugural workshops at the recently established Rebel Pole Studio in New Delhi, we delve into a voyage of self-exploration, uncovering the path she walked upon to discover her true identity.
A mother kills her baby because she does not want to provide fuel to a burning existence.
When an astronaut ponders on the quietude of space, he comes upon a startling self-realisation. The truth is written in the stars, but what will he uncover?
Just Like Water
"Just Like Water" speaks about time and the circle of life. The questions asked are, what is time and how do we perceive it? Do we really live the moments in our daily lives and do we give them their due value?
When a human does not have a human life, death and life are the same.
The film is made in two different parts about Kurdish women. One of the paragraphs is about the nature and what is the representation of the image of women in the achievements of visual art from ancient times to recent times. And in the other part, it is considered as the field of women's representation policy in Kurdistan, it deals with the cultural and social status of Kurdish women in the historical background of Kurdistan from long ago to today. These topics are depicted through reconstructed videos, archival images and ancient artifacts, and through speeches by the expert-presenter as well as the voice of the narrator.
The Adventures of Infinita
After receiving the news of her mother’s death, a fairytale author begins writing “The Adventures of Inifinita,” a story based on her childhood of abuse, which guides her to face what she survived and extend her hand toward healing.
The Dark Midnight
Sarah is a young girl who loses her mother as a child due to a mystery. Now She is involved in his own nightmares. . .
Monica is sure she has been cheated by her husband for a long time. So, she begins planning how to take the best and smartest revenge.
Piece of Cake
A mutual attraction to a waiter helps mother and son come to terms with their relationships and each other.