Film

Rebecca Peacock in Seattle with her daughter Trisha. Both mother and daughter were adopted from India. (Courtesy Photo)

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I was always torn about searching for my birth mother in India. Instead I went there to become a mother myself.

Amen Gibreab (right), director of the film Horeta: The Journey Beyond Culture, enjoys a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony performed by Fanaye Debalke at Gojo Ethiopian Restaurant on Aurora Ave. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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After a trip to Ethiopia, a local filmmaker and a group of students are challenging Americans' grim generalizations about Africa.

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N.W.A.'s hip-hop was an important voice in black activism, that is still relevant today.

A donated video camera being used by a One Vibe student, Mercy Auma.(Photo courtesy of One Vibe Africa)

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Kenyan nonprofit One Vibe Africa partnered with Seattle filmmakers to bring visual art mentorship to youth living in slums. Their work will be shared Saturday at the EMP.

A building damaged in fighting in Kurakhove, in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine. (Photo by VO Svodboda via Picasa)

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A filmmaker from Ukraine visited Seattle last week and shared some shocking footage from a conflict that has turned into all out war.

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For $14,169 a night, The Edgewater Hotel offers a package worthy of those with the earnings of Mr. Grey himself.

Seattle Asian American Film Festival

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Hollywood may not have leading roles for Asian actors, but you can catch plenty at the Seattle Asian American Film Festival this year.

Migrant farm workers in the tomato fields of Immokalee, Fla., where advocacy led to a Fair Food agreement with major food chains. (Still from FoodChainsFilm.com)

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Connecting the field to the grocery store proved to be the best means to achieve labor gains for migrant farmworkers.

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Ark Lodge Cinemas in Seattle's Columbia City is among the 200 indie theaters nationwide that will show the nearly shelved "The Interview" on Christmas Day, according to entertainment site Deadline.com and the theater's website.

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http://youtu.be/R4ev-r6sSSM A new film available to stream this week gives voice to the victims of the hidden world of Seattle child sex trafficking. Seattle journalist Tim...

Dear White People review

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I left "Dear White People" feeling sad because it’s 2014 and I am still excited to see a movie about black people.

A still from "Titli" about a young man trying to escape his criminal family in Delhi, one of the flagship films of the Seattle South Asian Film Festival's 9th year.

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Now in its ninth year, the Seattle South Asian Film (SSAFF) once again brings a wide array of radical, thought-provoking films to the Puget Sound...

Jose Antonio Vargas attends a Mitt Romney presidential campaign rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 2012. (Photo courtesy Apo Anak Productions)

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Our undocumented neighbors, co-workers and friends are taking a brave step out of the shadows to change the way we think about immigration.

Hugo Lucitante pilots a boat on the Ecuadorian Amazon, on the land of the Cofan people, which is threatened by oil extraction. (Photo courtesy Oil and Water)

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Local documentary, “Oil & Water,” tells the story of an Ecuadorean tribe endangered by global warming and oil extraction, an ambassador from that tribe in Seattle and his friendship with a man who helps certify oil companies as environmentally friendly.

Shanta Darnal attended school in Kathmandu thanks to Western donations. (Photo by Amy Benson)

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Girls’ education is often seen as a panacea for global development. One promising Nepalese student's suicide reveals a more complicated picture.

Director Peres Owino (left) on set of her documentary "Bound: Africans versus African Americans" premiering at the Seattle International Film Festival this weekend. (Photo by Nyar Nam Productions)

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Two little boys dig in the sand on an empty beach, the blue ocean behind them reflecting a dazzling sun. An off-screen narrator describes...

Exchange students try their hands at American football (with mixed results) in a still from "We Are Unity"

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Seven foreign exchange students move to a tiny Oregon town and join the football team to make friends. No, it's not the latest Will Ferrell movie.

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In a large corner office lined with bookcases at the Seattle International Film Festival’s Film Center, Carl Spence is busy gearing up for the...

Dede Adhanom's son King holding family photo in a still from "Unified Struggle." (Courtesy of Guerrilla Films)

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Giday “Dede” Adhanom is a mother of three living in Seattle, who has devoted most of her life to activism. She’s worked on issues...

Still from "Purgatorio: A Journey Into the Heart of the Border"

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“Latin America is the region of open veins. Everything from the discovery until our times has always been transmuted into European — or later,...

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The Cost of Gender shares the stories of transgender Americans faced with health care discrimination at home, who look to Thailand for better options.