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Disability, Environment and Human Rights

1. Amexica     (22 minutes 04 seconds) 
Ron Krauss (Mexico,U S A)           
A story of a young boy from Mexico who’s held captive by two grifters and smuggled through the streets of Los Angeles in a dark tale that explores the world of human trafficking.
           
2. El Perro Del Hortelano (1 hour 37 minute 06 seconds)
Renzo Zanelli (Peru)
In the far reaches of the Peruvian Amazon, a young Boro-Huitoto painter, Brus, discovers a unique path to helping his community resist the encroaching petrol company that threatens the future of both their ancestral lands and culture. His work has just premiered at the most prestigious gallery in Lima showcasing psychedelic Amazonian jungle art from 'indigenous artists'. But Brus is not interested in ascending the ranks of haute culture.  Instead he has reached an ideological impass about his own culture. The oil company is going to drill in his village, and throughout their ancestral lands.  He seeks the support of a local NGO and finds himself entangled in the subversive work of an attractive American researcher. 
3. Voor Een Dubbeltje.. (8 minute 35 seconds)
eric wobma (Netherlands)
Time stops for no one, or does it ? A gentleman tramp, more confused than decayed, tries to find his way through the streets of Amsterdam ... and time.

6. Les intestins de la Terre (13 minute)
Oliver Barbiere  (France)
The ground worms are an essential link of this cycle. They are the most widespread animals on planet. Their action in the reconstitution and the ventilation of the grounds is of primary importance. They are also a gigantic reserve of food for many animals. The mechanization of the work of the ground and the use of massive manure very seriously affect the population of ground worms, with negative effects on the environment. Consequence, the desert progresses!

7. No Pity (18 minutes 47 seconds)
Drew Goldsmith (USA)
For centuries, individuals with disabilities were viewed through the denigrating lens of pity. In striking contrast, business and industry have for centuries promoted their services in the most glowing of ways, aiming to evoke positive feelings of happiness, pride, and prosperity. But disability fundraising purposely aimed to arouse feelings of pity, guilt, and fear. Therefore, following other civil-rights movement of the 1960s and 70s, the disability-rights movement evolved in the 1980s and 90s, and disabled individuals directly confronted the denigrating tactics used in pity-based fundraising. Consequently, fundraising for most every disability around the world moved away from pity-based promotion and moved forward toward promotions that solicit respect and support for disabled people. Unfortunately, fundraising for the disability of autism in the United States has persisted in using disrespectful pity-based tactics. In response, autistic self-advocates and their allies have begun speaking out, just as their predecessors with other disabilities spoke out over 20 years ago. This short documentary vividly portrays these movements.

8. Dark Light: The Art of Blind Photographers (30 minute)
Neil Leifer (USA)
'Can vision succeed where eyesight fails?  Can a blind person make meaningful photographs?  How can the creator appreciate his own work? This film explores the artistry and innovation of Pete Eckert, Bruce Hall, and Henry Butler, blind photographers whose luminous work can help us see the world through their eyes.  Share in the wonder of well-known professional photographers as they, too, discover this extraordinary art form. Dark Light shows us how three blind photographers work, and why they do it.  Pete Eckert lost his sight as an adult, Bruce Hall has seen nothing but shadows his entire life, and Henry Butler has been completely blind since birth.  One paints with light in long exposures, one Scuba dives to capture minute details of the ocean, and another makes street portraits.

9. No Ten Dollars Ride (8 minutes 2 seconds)
Vigneswaran Rajkumar (Singapore)
The documentary documents two trishaw riders and the tiring work of this backbreaking profession. In a series of short interviews, the film reveals a trishaw rider’s average earnings and some of the unpleasant experiences they often face at work. References are also made to the 2007 bullying incident in Singapore.

10. Midsommar - Sju blommor under kudden (5 minutes 44 seconds)
Hans Montelius (Sweden)
At midsummer in Sweden, according to an old tradition, girls pick seven flowers. According to the tradition, when they place the flowers under their pillow at night they are supposed to dream of their future love.

11. Beyond Boundaries (26 minutes 23 seconds)
Betsy Jose (USA)
Individuals who do not conform to heteronormative expectations of society face unique challenges in their day-to-day lives. This is compounded if they move to a new country and have to start life on their own in an unfamiliar territory.

 
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