Imagine the implications if the causes of medical conditions such as heart disease could be linked to adverse childhood experiences, also known as ACEs. That very connection is carefully explored in Resilience, which sheds light on the repercussions of early life traumas. New research shows how the previously unconnected links are evident in the health outcomes of adults.
An average man finds himself in a position to prevent the murder of a family member -- the unnerving descent of a man caught between resilience and ruthlessness.
The documentary is a five country-based sequences featuring stories about conflict, migration and the experience of exile; Tibetan women refugees in Dharamshala, India, Syrian refugee family in Tunisia, evicted indigenous women in the Phlippines; Rohingya women in Haryana and Delhi, and Syrian women refugees in Canada.
POETRY OF RESILIENCE is a 40-minute documentary about six poets who survived some of the worst political atrocities of the 20th century: Hiroshima, the Holocaust, China’s Cultural Revolution, the Kurdish Genocide in Iraq, the Rwandan Genocide, the Iranian Revolution. By summoning the creative voice of poetry to tell stories of survival and witness, each reclaims humanity and dignity in the wake of some of history’s most dehumanizing circumstances. With grace and humor, the film explores language as an internal means of survival—for the poet and the readers of poems.
The untold stories from 40 men and women who led America, moved the nation, and sacrificed for it, in the hours, days and months that followed Sept. 11, 2001.
Eleven-year-old adventurer, "Rizzy" O' Neal (AKA Resilience), is separated from her family while in pursuit of a mysterious local legend. Using only her training and the gear on her back, Rizzy races against time, the elements and the deadly dangers of the desert to save herself, her family, as well as history.
Offers a glimpse of the challenges faced by a cross section of Zimbabweans at the height of political turmoil and economic meltdown. It documents the lives of a 30-something metalsmith - and opposition supporter - running his small business while facing political violence; a middle-aged widow - and staunch government supporter - trying to run a farm she took over from a white owner; a doctor working amid healthcare collapse while trying to maintain her middle-class lifestyle; and a young girl who endures continuous pain from an advanced case of Kaposi's Sarcoma without any basic medical treatment.
A feature length documentary that tells the story of nine young men and women constructing positive lives as they face the challenges of growing up poor in one of America's most famous African American communities.
Featuring footage from the South Pacific islands, this documentary profiles the Melanesian artists and activists who are fighting for self-determination while trying to defend their homes against the rising sea.
With honesty, intelligence and humour, Nancy, Simone and Gloria reflect on their experiences of balancing single parenthood, working life, relationships and the fulfillment of their own goals in the context of society.
People born in Russia in 1917 tell about their fate. Deep personal memories of long-livers add up to the history of the country of the last century.
Susan Polis Schutz's documentary follows twelve subjects who have persevered despite having suffered severe adversity.