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Docs For Schools 2007

EVERYTHING’S COOL
D: Daniel B. Gold, Judith Helfand | USA | 95 min
Award-winning filmmakers expertly expose the political machinations that fueled the debate over global warming’s very urgent and real threat; a “toxic comedy” about the most dangerous chasm to emerge between scientific understanding and political action.
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GIRLS ROCK!
D: Arne Johnson, Shane King | USA | 87 min
At Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for girls, a death metal-loving Korean teen and an 8-year old who writes experimental rock songs about her dog are taught that it’s okay to sweat, scream, and to wail on their instruments with utter abandon.
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MANUFACTURING DISSENT
D: Debbie Melnyk, Rick Caine | Canada, Australia | 96 min
Michael Moore, frequently heralded as the flag-bearer for the documentary renaissance, gets an inquisitive camera turned upon him for a change in this revelatory and critical biography.
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SUPER AMIGOS
D: Arthuro Perez Torres | Canada, Mexico | 82 min
When injustice strikes in Mexico City, Super Varrio, Super Gay and their Lucha Libre friends answer the call. Five real-life masked superheros take their fight out of the wrestling ring and into the streets.

THE FIGHTING CHOLITAS
D: Mariam Jobrani, Kenny Krauss, Teresa Deakins | USA | 20 min
In Bolivia, bold and resilient indigenous Indian female wrestlers jump into the ring every week sporting their traditional, vibrant, multi-layerd skirts to perform the acrobatic feats of Lucha Libre.
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THIN ICE
D: Håkan Berthas | Sweden | 58 min
Hockey night in the Himalayas. Dolkar, a tenacious young Buddhist woman, overcomes male opposition by forming a hockey team with neighbouring Muslim women and completes in the local tournament.
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THREE TIMES DIVORCED
D: Ibtisam Mara’nan | Israel | 75 min
When she divorces her abusive husband, Muslim law also forces Khitam to lose custody of her six children. As her frustrating battle with the patriarchal legal system rages, she resorts to kidnapping.
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TO COSTCO AND IKEA WITHOUT A CAR
D: Peter Tombrowski |Canada | 5 min
A downtown Calgary man sets off – on foot – to shop at suburban big box stores. An epic journey that humorously comments on our car-dependent society.

WAR/DANCE
D: Sean Fine, Andrea Nix Fine | USA | 105 min
Victims of the war compete for victory in this hope-filled documentary about three orphans from a displacement camp in Northern Uganda who succeed to the finals of a national dance and music contest.
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WITHOUT THE KING
D: Michael Skolnik | USA | 84 min
Swaziland, Africa’s last monarchy, is at a crossroads. The people want democracy. King Mswati III wants a fleet of limousines. Unprecedented access to the royal family reveals an unlikely source for change – the country’s teenaged rapper Princess.
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