Showbiz dreams and political commentary mix harmoniously in this entertaining documentary about the first all-girl pop group to emerge from Burma (Myanmar). Filmed between 2010 and 2012, when the release from house arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi brought fresh hopes of freedom to many of Myanmar's citizens, this stunning documentary effectively presents the big picture of a nation in transition through a Girl Power-charged portrait of the group and its go-getting Australian manager-mentor, Nikki May.
An epic tale about two star-crossed lovers living on opposite ends of Rio de Janiero's two-tiered society. Young De lives with his mother Bernadette in a cramped Cantagalo slum apartment, selling hot dogs on the beach in order to make the rent. One day, while working on the beach, he meets Nina, the only child of a successful lawyer. Directed by Breno Silveira and stars Cyria Coentro, Rodrigo Costa and Vitoria Frate.
A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, this film chronicles the life of a young black man, from childhood to adulthood, as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighbourhood of Miami. At once a vital portrait of contemporary African-American life and an intensely personal and poetic meditation on identity, family, friendship, and love, this is a groundbreaking piece of cinema that reverberates with deep compassion and universal truths.
In this stirring drama, a brilliant author with writer's block befriends an African-American boy, newcomer Jamal, whose writing talents are buried beneath a bad attitude. An unlikely friendship is born, and with the encouragement of his new mentor, Jamal accepts a place at a top school, where the relationship takes an unexpected turn.