Film fans who are passionate about their compassion will appreciate this collection of 12 Academy Award® and nominated documentaries from Docurama. I Am a Promise follows a year in the life of children in an inner-city neighborhood; Balseros documents the stories of seven Cuban refugees who leave their homeland by raft; In the Shadow of the Stars shows the lives of opera singers who stand at the edge of the spotlight; Who are the Debolts? tells of a household full of disadvantaged children and the couple that made a home for them; Doing Time: Life Inside the Big House takes viewers into a maximum security federal penitentiary and gives voice to those who live and work there; Colors Straight Up follows the lives of inner-city children who are finding their way through music, acting and dancing; A Time for Burning is the tale of a civil rights-era Lutheran pastor who reaches out to his white congregation, in hopes that they’ll reach out to their black bretheren; Unfinished Business is the story of three Japanese-American resistors who refused to go to World War II internment camps; Legacy, follows a family over five years as they pull themselves out of an impoverished life in a housing project in Chicago; Broken Rainbow narrated by Martin Sheen, tells of 12,000 Navajos forced to leave their ancestral homeland; Marjoe/Thoth is the story child thought to be an evangelist prodigy only to later expose himself as a fraud; and Sister Rose’s Passion‘s story of a nun who is determined to change her piece of the world for the better.
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