Sam Bell is nearing the end of his contract with Lunar on the moon base where he’s spent his days alone mining the gas that holds the key to reversing the Earth’s energy crisis. Sam’s time on the moon has been enlightening, but uneventful with the solitude giving him time to reflect on his past and work on his raging temper. He spends most of his time dreaming of his return to Earth to his family and early retirement. Suddenly Sam starts feeling strange. And when a routine extraction goes horribly wrong, he discovers that Lunar have their own plans for replacing him.
This documentary follows a year in the life Isabela and Irlan two aspiring ballet dancers who engage daily in a clash between two worlds: rich and poor, black and white. Ballet is an art form steeped in the history of the wealthy white elite, and many feel that the likes of Irlan Santos da Silva and Isabela Coracy, two black kids from poor backgrounds, don't belong. Despite constant prejudice and doubt, both are determined to follow their ambitions. For them, dance is a way out, an escape and on stage an ecstasy rarely found in their tough daily lives. But, can they make it?
This latest film from, internationally acclaimed director, Kim Longinotto (Sisters In Law, Divorce Iranian Style) follows the fearless, feisty and resolute 'Rough Aunties', a remarkable group of women who are unwavering in their stand to protect and care for the abused, neglected and forgotten children of Durban, South Africa.
Meet MAHMUD NASIR, London taxi driver, loving husband, doting father and something of a 'relaxed' Muslim. Does he say his prayers five times a day? Of course! Well, usually. Does he fast every day of Ramadan? Who’s counting anyway? He may not be the most observant, but in his heart he is as Muslim as it gets. Mahmud's world turns upside down when he discovers he was adopted at birth and Jewish, and his real name is Solly Shimshillewitz! Mahmud is thrown into a full scale identity crisis, and turns to Lenny, a drunken Jewish cabbie who agrees to give him lessons in Jewishness!