Syria's first every official selection for the Foreign Language category for the upcoming
90th Academy Awards®


The immensely valuable footage of the film was shot under siege and smuggled out of the country. This feature documentary follows the life of iconic Syrian peace activist Ghiyath Matar, who became internationally known as "Little Gandhi" for his initiative of facing down violent government security forces with flowers and bottles of water, inspiring millions of people worldwide. 
 
Matar's brutal torture and death at the age of 26 outraged the international community and erupted into one of the most violent crisis in modern history.
 
The film was made to build a better understanding of what the Syrian Revolution is all about and what it stands for. To unveil the truth about the Syrian heroes who first initiated a movement for societal change several years before the Arab Spring. To shed light on these brave activists who in their own words were inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi. To remind the world of lives sacrificed in order to keep the Syrian movement a peaceful uprising in spite of the unprecedented violence by the Syrian regime. 
 
Through "Little Gandhi", the filmmaker strives to share with the public the lost truth of the Syrian uprising.

 

"Little Gandhi"  was chosen to represent Syria by a committee of Syrian artists
living in exile and, in a rare move, accepted as such by the Academy.

"A remarkable and vitally important film."
Amnesty International

"Sam Kadi's work is as heroic as the protagonists of his film.
The feeling that you get...is the strong need to immediately share this story..."

The European Independent Film Festival

"It is a profoundly moving and disturbing film that was produced
in extraordinary difficult and dangerous circumstances."

Ian Black (The Guardian)

"Little Gandhi is a great example of the power of film..."
France 24 TV (Encore)

• Excellence in Filmmaking Award at the European Independent Film Festival in Paris
• Best Foreign Documentary Award at the 21st International Family Film Festival in Los Angeles
• Official selection in the Foreign Language category for the 90th Academy Awards


Feature Documentary / Biopic / War / 93 min. / USA-Syria-Turkey  in Arabic and in English / HD

 


Oscar qualified, ,ultiple award winning and critically acclaimed COLD OF KALANDAR masterfully conjures a unique pastoral atmosphere lovingly nesting the story of Mehmet and his family inside it. Mehmet lives in a mountain village near the Black Sea, far from modern life. He earns a living by breeding his few animals. He also passionately looks for mineral reserves on the mountains, even though his family finds this this pursuit useless. His efforts in vain, his hope is renewed by a competition. Mehmet enters the family's only bull in a prize fight in a nearby town. His hopes are dashed and the event is a total loss. As he confronts yet another desperate situation, now ready to surrender, fate unexpectedly rewards him.

This is a masterful and emotionally compelling portrait of struggle, hardship and beauty. The story treats the interconnection of nature, animals and human beings, lifting the everyday, simple events into the realm of the sublime and the universal.

COLD OF KALANDAR was made from the heart and it speaks directly into our souls while teaching us that hope is eternal even in our darkest hour.


Art-house / Drama / 2015 / Turkish / 4K

 

 

Dedicated to all struggling with autism

This deeply touching story revolves around Daniel, a young child with autism. Upon the discovery of their child's diagnosis, Alina and Razlan's world crumbles as they struggle to confront the harsh realities of raising a child effected by a condition they hardly knew about. Razlan's inability to accept the truth causes friction within the family, but Alina's perseverance and maternal instinct carry them through the challenging times raising Daniel. With her sister and a close friend by her side, they may have found a way to improve Daniel's quality of life until a tragic accident causes the family to re-think its strategy.

Beautiful Pain/Redha gives voice to the families who struggle to help and understand a beloved family member with autism.

Official Selection for the 2017 Academy Awards by Malaysia

Drama / 115 min / 4K / Malaysian

 

 

The Latino "Sex in the City"

World famous fashion photographer, Pedro Del Santo takes us behind the scenes in the high-stake world of fashion in this whirlwind comedy of romance, dreams and betrayals.

In Paranoid Girls, three women (Ana, Paula and Veronica) become fascinated by modeling and the exciting life that it offers. Quickly however, they discover the dark side hidden behind the fame and glamour of the spotlights. The women experience downfall as they engage with an antagonistic photographer who lures models into the abyss of danger. The women learn to value friendship and family over the allure of  the skin deep fashion world and enjoy life's simplicities in the end.  

If you liked "The Devil Wears Prada" and "Sex in the City", you'll love Paranoid Girls.

Comedy / 90 minutes / 4K / HD / Spanish

 

DOVE Seal of Approval for Family Viewing

Judge Vaughn, a modern Shakespearean actor becomes psychologically troubled while playing Hamlet on stage. His connection to the play takes him back in time to 1920, where he must unravel the mystery surrounding his past life and death. What he uncovers is more than a parallel existence, but his attempt to repair the damage done in the past may leave him there.

A fascinating puzzle, a tale of parallel stories in different time frames, reminiscent of hypnotic movies like "Dead Again", "The Time Traveler's Wife" and "Vertigo".

GENRE:  Sci-fi; Adventure, Family, Time-travelspan / 82 minutes / English

 

Academy Award Contender in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 2014 Oscars.

Winner of 31 Awards. 

An inspiring story of courage, commitment and salvation.

Halima, a strong-willed woman who wants to see that right is done, tries without success, to find the remains of her son who was killed in the Bosnian War and is buried in one of the many mass graves. She realizes that she must track down her estranged niece, who has a mysterious connection to his son. After finding her, Halima discovers a horrifying fact from her worst nightmares. With this discovery, the spiral of tragic events from the past would continue in the present, disrupting once again the troubled lives of the characters. Thanks to Halima, they eventually manage to overcome their differences from the past and they come together, ending Halima’s path with redemption and understanding.

GENRE:  drama   /  DIRECTOR:  Arsen ANTON OSTOJIC / 93 minutes

The Dalai Lama as you've never seen him before -- at home.  

24 hours spent by a film crew inside the residence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, from the beginning of his day which starts at 3 am till sunset when the Buddhist leader goes to bed. The footage, by itself, is exclusive. But here, inside the residence, the documentary filmmaker Vitali Manski also got a chance to enjoy a totally informal conversation about the essence of the Universe and the role an individual has to play in religion in general and Buddhism in particular in the frameworks of contemporary society.

GENRE: documentary / DIRECTOR: Vitali Manski / 72 minutes / Russian with English subtitles