Movies

Check out our collection of movies—inspiring stories about brave people from different times and continents who have fought for the voice, freedom and happiness of each of us. We have selected first-person fiction biographies, case studies and documentaries for you to see that even in the most difficult cause and the biggest storm of life, you are not alone!
05.08.2021

Who is the real Rain Man?

The story of Kim Peek, the autistic genius who inspired the 1988 film masterpiece Rain Man Author: Sylvia Borissova Kim Peek also became known as the Man-‘computer’—his phenomenal abilities attracted even the NASA scientists’ attention while working on the creation …

10.05.2021

School bullying in Klass (2007)

How far can school violence lead? Author: Sylvia Borissova Translator: Donika Boneva The Estonian film Klass, 2007, directed by Ilmar Raag, manages to convey to the smallest detail the harsh reality of school bullying and its consequences. Moreover – entirely …

09.05.2021

The Thribe (2014)

So many real words – with no dialogue or subtitles This film is in sign language; there are no subtitles or dubbing – because love and hate do not need translation. The film is a co-production of Hungary and the …

09.05.2021

The Hurricane (1999)

The unfair accusation of murder of one of the champions in American boxing – upon a true case The story of the American-Canadian boxer Rubin Carter – the Hurricane (1937–2014), popular all over the world from Bob Dylan’s hit of …

09.05.2021

Human (2015) through the eyes of Yann Arthus-Bertrand

“What is it that makes us human? Is it that we love, that we fight? That we laugh? Cry? Or our curiosity? The quest for discovery?”

09.05.2021

Amazing Things Happen: with good communication and a lot of patience

Today is World Autism Awareness Day Author: Sylvia Borissova Translator: Donika Boneva Today, April 2, marks World Autism Awareness Day. The UN General Assembly announced the celebration of this day with a resolution adopted on 18 December 2007 to “emphasize …

27.12.2020

Pay it forward! The true story behind the film (Pay It Forward, 2000)

Let’s pass on the good, starting from ourselves! Author: Sylvia Borissova What do a single mother, a social studies teacher, a homeless bum, a drug-addicted boy, a man stuck in his car, a desperate young woman about to jump off …

06.10.2020

The Invisible Man

Author: H.G. Wells In the early years of the twentieth century, a young man decides to leave the racist south of the United States behind and head for Harlem, New York, a neighborhood where black men, like him, are glorified. …

10.09.2020

Invictus

This film directed by Clint Eastwood, tells the real story of a post-apartheid South Africa and the relationship between racism and sport. The film deepens in the relationship between François Pienaar, the captain of the National Rugby team “The Springboks” …

10.09.2020

Mediterranea

This Italian drama shows the difficult and dangerous life trip of two young men from Burkina Faso that decide to go to Italy to start a new life. After surviving to desert bandits and a threatening sea voyage the protagonists …

09.09.2020

First They Killed My Father

Inspired by a book with the same title, written by activist Loung Ung, the movie tackles the issue of forced displacement, child encampment and Internally Displaced People (IDPs). Realized and directed by Angelina Jolie, UNHCR Special Envoy, the movie is …

04.09.2020

The Express: The Ernie Davis’ story

The Express is the real story of the life of Ernie Davis, one of the best American football players at the university level in the decade of the 1960s. It shows how Ernie Davis, an African American person who comes …

04.09.2020

Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C. J. Walker

Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C. J. Walker is an American drama web television limited series, based on the biography On Her Own Ground by A’Lelia Bundles. A period tale set in four parts, Self Made is …

04.09.2020

The Blind Side

“The Blind side” is a family sports drama based on the true story of the football player Michael Oher. Michael stayed with different families when he was a child due to his mother’s drug addiction. Every time he stayed with …

04.09.2020

Green Book

When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The …

04.09.2020

Life Above All

Just after the death of her newly-born sister, Chanda, 12 years old, learns of a rumor that spreads like wildfire through her small, dust-ridden village near Johannesburg. It destroys her family and forces her mother to flee. Sensing that the …

04.09.2020

Human Flow

Human Flow is a German documentary film co-produced and directed by Ai Weiwei about the current global refugee crisis. In the film the viewer is taken to over 20 countries to understand both the scale and the personal impact of …

04.09.2020

Carol

The plot of this movie takes place in New York, around 1950. Carol Aird is going through a really difficult time as she is divorcing Harge Aird, a marriage that was all about maintaining the status, as Harge knew that …

04.09.2020

Call me by your name

The plot of the movie is aboutis the story of Elio Perlman and Oliver, who, in 1983, experience a sudden and powerful romance. Elio is only 17-years-old, and Oliver is a summer guest at Elio’s parents’ cliff-side mansion on the …

04.09.2020

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures tells the story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – three brilliant African-American women working at NASA in 1961, so the unit was segregated by race and sex.Following the success of Soviet Union’s launch of …

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