Living for the Dead
In the journey of life, death is the final truth. Everyone hopes and wishes for a death with dignity. In a country of more than a billion people, where many don't even find dignity in life, asking for a venerable end is hoping for the impossible.
This documentary is a heartrending, emotional journey into the lives of the few exceptional individuals who have found meaning to their lives through the dead and dying. One of them is a man who has performed over 1500 cremations on unclaimed bodies and has kept a meticulous record of the deceased - dog-eared files, tattered diaries, photographs - in case the family someday comes looking for the dead relative. The protagonists are common people who have turned personal tragedies into inspiring stories of hope and humanity.
The Rest of My Life is for Sale
A 23-year-old girl opens an online shop selling "the rest of her life". In her own words posted on the website: "It's your right to arrange my life, and it's my duty to serve you. I'll fulfill your wishes. I'll take pictures of the process and put them on my website so all people will know how I live with your arrangements."
The price for her life? USD1 for 8 minutes, USD3 for an hour, and USD15 for a day. Watch as she undertakes a myriad of requests - from bringing cat food to an old lady who takes care of 200 vagrant cats, to collecting 100 pictures of 100 smiling men for a girl's birthday. From the day she opened shop, this girl has been living 2 separate lives - one is her reality, the other, her virtual world.
Angels of Troubled Paradise
Many children in Kashmir, some of whose fathers have been killed, arrested, or are missing, are forced to help their families survive. One such boy is Aadil, who lives with his parents in an area referred to as the "Gaza Strip" of Kashmir.
He collects tear gas shells fired by police at protesters and sells them to a scrap dealer. Because the scrap dealer won't accept the shells unless they are cleared of the explosive material, he must often remove the detonator and take out the explosives from the shells by hand. There is always the danger of it exploding, but as Aadil says, "I prefer to die bravely collecting shells rather than dying of hunger."
This documentary follows three passionate individuals who are trying to make a difference in the lives of Thailand's homeless children.
As they go around town, witness how they discover what life is really like when you are struggling to survive without a home or family.See the obstacles they must overcome, and the extraordinary acts of kindness that turn these children's lives around. This "classroom" is often the only safe haven these kids have, and through the relentless efforts of the teachers, the walls of distrust and low self-esteem are broken down - and hope is restored.