Every year over 140 hopeful young girls and women from across America come together for one very special event: the national Miss Amazing Pageant, for girls with physical or learning disabilities.
For over 70 years, the United Nations has functioned as a bastion for human rights and defender of the most vulnerable. But what happens when those whose task it is to protect the poor and the weak, women and children -become perpetrators themselves?
Turkish filmmaker Ceyda Torun lived in Istanbul before moving overseas with her family. She never lost her fondness for the city or the cats, however, as her first feature documentary "Kedi," a mischievous, loving and philosophical film, shows.
Filmmaker Petr Lom has spent two years in Myanmar shooting "Burma Storybook", a film in which he tries to visualise the country's main art form and tell the stories of a handful of poets, primarily the dissident poet Maung Aung Pwint.
Young director Taylan Mintas sought to turn his deaf-mute cousins' lives into a documentary. After four years and extensive fundraising, but "Brothers of Silence" finally premiered in the prestigious Istanbul Film Festival in April, to much acclaim.
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