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Era: 21st Century

This is the age of the Internet, the cell phone, instant information, and instantaneous communication, when the dominance of the West is challenged by the return of Asian economic power. It is an era of polarization: political, economic, and, at times, religious. The Digital Divide grows in importance, and the global environment becomes an undeniable force as civilizations and cultures are rewritten in a new age.

5 Broken Cameras

  • Director: Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Production Country: France, Israel, Palestine

Given a video camera when his son is born, Burnat records his son's life as he grows up alongside the concrete barrier the Israeli government is constructing through the middle of their land. One day Burnat is filming the first steps of his child and the next catching the violent retaliation of the Israeli guards to the Palestinian villagers' non-violent protest to being separated from their ancestral lands.

5 Days of War (5 Days of August)

  • Director: Renny Harlin
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Production Country: United States

A United States film crew visits a friend in Georgia, suspecting that something may be brewing, only to find themselves caught in the cross-fire when Georgia moves against separatist groups and the Russians step in to help out the separatists.

500 Years Later

  • Director: Owen 'Alik Shahadah
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, United States

The people of Africa, scattered all over the globe after 500 years of colonial and imperial encounters, struggle still for equality in education, in opportunity, in prosperity. This is their story.

A Decent Factory (Nokia: A Decent Factory)

  • Director: Thomas Balmès
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, Finland, France, Denmark, Australia

Employees of the Finnish company, Nokia, travel to the Chinese factory where their products are made to investigate human rights abuses, where they find some problems but apparently nothing really to write home (or make a movie) about.

Adaminte Makan Abu (Abu, Son of Adam)

  • Director: Salim Ahmed
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Production Country: India

As old-fashioned and out-of-date as the folk medicines he occasionally sells, Abu ekes out an existence with his wife, yet they still focus on their one remaining goal: to make the Haj pilgrimage. However, Abu's insistence on paying for their trip the old-fashioned way—entirely from their own funds and without assistance from helpful neighbors—may be the undoing of all his dreams.

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