Ashmina, 13, lives with her family at the outskirts of Pokhara Nepal. Forced to skip school, Ashmina helps her family make ends meet by working at the landing field, packing the parachutes of foreign pilots in return of small change.
As a child Nancy Willis dreamt of joining the circus, longing for freedom and adventure. Diagnosed with muscular dystrophy and a prognosis not to live beyond her twenties, the now 65-year-old artist invites us into her world. Combining hard hitting memories of societal discrimination with the depth and beauty of everyday moments, she opens up about vulnerability, self-exploration, family and maternity. This is a stark reminder of the treatment of disabled people, but also a remarkable story of a woman who refused to be broken by society’s limited expectations of her. The narrative meanders seamlessly between the grounded and the dream-like. A rich tapestry of artwork, observation and archive, illustrates the challenges of physical deterioration, but also the infinite possibilities of imagination.
During his court ordered therapy sessions, Darren recounts all the trouble he finds himself in as he struggles to move on following the breakup from Steph, the love of his life. Darren’s long suffering best friend and often ignored voice of reason, Tony, is always on hand to look out for him and more than willing to push Darren into any situation that he thinks will snap him out of his depression. One way or another, Darren will finally get over Steph… or find a way to win her back.
Joseph cannot stand being the center of attention for his birthday. None of his friends listen to his concern, so instead of jumping on a boat with them, he abandons the fun and meets Gonzo, who gives him a mission : recover a jacket he forgot in a former lover’s hotel room. But when Joseph finally succeeds, he’s only left with a jacket, marbles and an address. Once arrived at
A woman who has been dumped twelve times in a row, discovers to her dismay that she has a loser in love gene. To break the curse, she must get back together with all 12 of her exes and, in turn, break up with them in this brilliantly deconstructed romantic comedy.
The history, lineage and future progressions of jazz dance.
The story of Jazz Dance is a complex one, it goes to the very heart of humanity.It is a story of triumph over adversity, oppression and privilege as well as a celebration, because ultimately, what all people have in common is rhythm and a basic human need to get down.
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