Humanitarianism Documentaries

Stitched up in Cambodia

When Having a Baby Means Losing Your Job

Many famous name brands deliberately choose to manufacture their products in countries where labor is cheap. This comes at a high cost that usually involves human rights violations and abuse of power.

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The Island

Is it illegal to seek asylum? Is it illegal to go to another country seeking safety and protection? Well, that’s a difficult question to answer these days when over 50 million persons have fled their country in search for peace.

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Children of the Front

Civil war broke out in the Central African Republic in 2012.  It was a bloody conflict between Muslims (Seleka) and Christians (Anti-balaka) that led to the loss of thousands of lives.

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American Baghdad

Over 200,000 Iraqi refugees have applied for asylum in the United States since April 2013.  A little less than half have been approved.

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Danny From North Korea

This is the story of a young man named Danny, who was born in a small town in North Korea where he lived with his mother and grandmother.

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On The Streets

About 44,000 people in Los Angeles are homeless and statistics show that the number of people living in their vehicles has doubled within the last two years.

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Butterfly

It's All About Child Soldiers

For thirty years, Sri Lanka was caught up in a brutal civil war. The Tamil Tiger militants were opposed to the government, and as a result, they bred an entire generation of suicide cadres.

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Nowhere Line: Voices from Manus Island

This animated short film won Best Short Documentary at the Melbourne International Film Festival in 2015. The story is narrated by two men who were detained at Australia’s Manus Island Offshore Processing Centre.

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Last Words

This thought-provoking short film by Lucas Jatoba and Andrew Goldie tells the story of eight convicts on death row and the last words they spoke before being executed.

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REFUGE

Human Stories From The Refugee Crisis

The world is changing quickly and the things that some take for granted are impossible dreams for others. Many men, women, and children have had to leave the comforts of their home and the familiarity of their place of birth to set out on a quest for survival.

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Tashi And The Monk

How Far Will Kindness Take You?

Lobsang Phuntsok is a Buddhist monk that received the honor of being trained under the guidance of His Holiness The Dalai Lama.

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No Laughing Matter

When Refugeses Find Their Smiles Again...

In 2015, more than 800,000 immigrants entered Greece illegally through Turkey.  They came from the Middle East and Africa. These days it has become common for thousands of volunteers to travel to Lesbos, Greece to meet these refugees and offer assistance. 

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Human Garbage

Manchester is a large city that offers visitors and locals a variety of entertainment. But during the last few years, something strange has been happening: the homeless population has grown exponentially.

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The Secret Country: The First Australians Fight Back

This 1985 documentary, by John Pilger, shares the shameful and tragic story of the persecution, massacre, and blatant disrespect of Aborigines in Australia.

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BUM: 7 Days on the Streets of Melbourne

More than 100,000 people in Australia live on the streets without any access to secure and adequate housing. Almost half of them are under the age of 25 and a little over 50% are male.

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You Are Here

Scott Kellermann left his medical practice in California to travel to Southwestern Uganda. His goal was to set up a clinic to offer health services and help the sick population of Batwa pygmies.

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Trapped in Transition

Displaced People of the Middle East

This is a film that captures the lives of Syrian refugees as seen through the eyes of the workers of the Oasis Program.

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HUMAN

What is it that makes us human? Is it the ability to love? Is it because we are able to show different emotions and express different feelings?

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The Last Survivor

Four Tragedies. Four Journeys. One Purpose.

It was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who aptly said ‘in the end we will remember, not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.’ This documentary film tells the stories of real people who survived genocide in their own countries.

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Udita

This film documents five turbulent years in the lives of the women who are at the grass roots of the garment workers struggle in Bangladesh.

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A Shining Light

Journeyman Pictures presents, “A Shining Light,” a short film of only 11 minutes following Illac Diaz who began a project called “Liter of Light.” The film takes place in the slums of Manila, Philippines in August of 2012.

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A Walk to Beautiful

A Walk to Beautiful is an award-winning feature documentary about five Ethiopian women reclaiming their dignity. Rejected by their husbands, having undergone horrifying childbirths, and alone, these women go on a walk and find true beauty.

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The Day After Peace

This documentary film charts Gilley’s extraordinary 10-year journey to establish Peace Day on 21 September, and shows how the Day is being used around the world to save lives.

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