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This inspiring documentary tells the story of teenager Malala Yousafzai, who survived a Taliban attack in Pakistan to emerge as a global voice for the education rights of children.

Explores the lives and thoughts of children from 15 countries. I Am Eleven weaves together deeply personal and at times hilarious portraits of what it means to sit at this transitional age. These young minds provide us with a powerful insight into the future of our world.

Jackson, the Kenyan; Carlito, the Argentinian; Zahira, the Moroccan; Samuel, the Indian: four children who have never met but who have a common point: they have to cover tremendously long distances to reach their school.

Everyone loves Babies... Experience joy and happiness at its purest in this life-affirming, universal celebration of the magic and innocence of babies.

Disney presents Queen of Katwe, a movie based on a vibrant true story starring Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo. A Ugandan girl’s life changes forever when she discovers she has an amazing talent for chess in this celebration of the human spirit.

Four young friends set out to live on just $1 a day for two months in rural Guatemala. Armed with only a video camera, they battle hunger, parasites, and extreme financial stress as they attempt to survive life on the edge.

Landfill Harmonic follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, whose instruments are made entirely out of garbage. After going viral, the Paraguayan orchestra is thrust into the global spotlight and must navigate a strange new world of arenas and sold-out concerts. 

Four boys from Sudan embark on a journey to America after years of wandering Sub-Saharan Africa in search of safety.

When the Kenyan government promises free education for all, 84-year-old Maruge (Oliver Litondo in his debut role) makes his way to a remote primary school in the Kenyan bush to get himself the education he has always been denied.

An epic story of how the sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants learned how to build an underwater robot from Home Depot parts. And defeat engineering powerhouse MIT in the process.

The investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century - The World Water Crisis. Salina builds a case against the growing privatization of the world's dwindling freshwater supply with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights, and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel.

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