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Description: In this documentary film, 41 Danish kids aged four to eight gotta select the most pretty doll. The film, inspired by a related American experiment from the 1940s, was made by actor and debater Hassan Preisler of the Institute for Human Rights. The movie is published on the opportunity of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Description: This is de facto a movie about a film, with the only difference being that the focus is exclusively on the extras. They are filmed while waiting to take their turn, while conversing with others, and thinking about their performances. Although they take their duties very seriously and long to be stars, for the filmmakers, they’re just folks that can be coordinated as necessary, nothing more. This film, on the contrary, gives them full consideration, revealing their personalities, what they experience, and what they dream of. The footage comes from many various territories where films are made, involving extras from all various nationalities.
Description: Andrei Shkolny is a journalist, in the remote countryside of Russia and Moscow is a long method away. Folks are terrible and disgusted by politics and newspapers. Surviving daily life is quite difficult enough. Shkolny left his job at the regional paper “The Leninist”, because he couldn’t go on writing articles about nothing. A journalist through and through, he created his own newspaper – Nasha Gazeta (Our Paper) – which actually has about 7000 readers each week. Folks can read their own news. There are no articles about Moscow, about golden harvests, about impressive yet unrealized and unrealizable projects, but stories about the village that has had no water for three months, about the farmer who found his dog by barking himself, about the doctor who travels many kilometers by bike each day despite temperatures of –36. The authorities are not amused. Shkolny is convinced he is doing nothing wrong. Who will victory in the end?
Description: Tucked in the trees of Oregon’s Mount Hood, an introspective young snowboarder camps alone, anticipating a winter of journey and self-renewal in this experimental, moody documentary.
Description: "The Mystery of Britannic" - a historical docudrama that reveals a special scenery on the poor fate of the sister ship of the popular Titanic, whose final destiny was to be lost while at sea. The project presents the on-screen combination of re-enacted historical happenings intertwined with the scientific underwater documentary.
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Description: Powerful Kids, Secure Children was place together because so many of us are concerned about the horrible potential dangers our children face each day. Sexual molestation and abduction are an unfortunate part of our times. And as loving parents, it's up to us to teach our children to stay safe. It's like teaching them to look both methods before crossing the street... only it's a entire lot trickier. That's where Powerful Kids, Secure Children comes in. This movie brings all of the issues - and questions - out in the open. It talks to you and your children one-on-one. The material is frank and to the point. But presented so entertainingly with melody and humor that it's a delight for the entire family to watch together. Again and again.
Description: Tag is 18, and his buddy Kirill is 20. They’ve been mates for just a month but they’re obviously meant for every other. They both crave attention and have a provocative attitude to the globe around them. They dance together on the railings of Moscow’s Krymsky Bridge, gatecrash parties, hang out on their skateboards, challenge authority figures and mouth off to everyone who crosses their path. “I’m young, I can do what I want,” Kirill says us.
Description: EXHIBITION ON SCREEN adventures from the roads of Paris to the heart of a magnificent exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive collection of Degas’ works is the most representative in Britain. With exclusive access to view rare and diverse works, this movie says a fascinating storyline of Degas’ pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with fresh techniques and lessons learnt from studying the past masters.
Description: A dream squad of six elite climbers mount an expedition to one of the world's last nice climbing frontiers: the remote frozen turrets of Antarctica. Jimmy Chin and Conrad Anker tackle a fresh route on the 3,600foot Ulvetanna; Savannah Cummins and Anna Pfaff summit the towering Holtanna; and Alex Honnold and Cedar Wright create a harrowing and hilarious blitz of 13 various spires spread across the ice field, including one pitch that Honnold calls "the scariest I have ever led." Queen Maud Land the name of this icy region showcases a stunning, rarely visited wilderness, and the suffering and vision required to climb at the bottom of the world.
Description: A group of folks from various places, meet in an intercultural event, during 4 days in the mountains of Pucón, Chile; to obtain knowledge and ancestral wisdom of some natives. Acquiring fresh perspectives on relating among human beings, Mother World and the cosmos.
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Description: Lima Grita is a Peruvian melody documentary that juxtaposes territories and moments from within the town of Lima's underground experimental melody scene. The movie offers an immersive experience into a soundscape made up of characters, conversations and poetic events.
Description: Ingmar Bergman's movie Winter Light from 1963 is one of the most mythical and discussed movie in Swedish history. In this documentary, director Kristian Petri uses special archival footage to say about the making of the movie and together with two actors bringing Bergman and Vilgot Sjöman to life, he says about creativity, friendship, power and fear.
Description: Ten years on from the global financial crash, this documentary says the extraordinary storyline of how a tiny Scottish bank briefly grew to become the largest in the globe before collapsing and triggering the biggest financial bail-out in British history. It focuses on a single day, 7 October 2008, when the Royal Bank of Scotland collapsed and almost took the whole UK banking system down with it. This dramatic financial thriller, set over 24 hours, is intercut with the storyline of the nice rise and shocking fall of RBS.
Description: Gold, the enduring secure investment and symbol of wealth, comes at a high price. Mined in slave-like conditions, it has been linked to everything from funding civil fights in Africa to causing environmental disasters in Latin America. The store for gold is enormous with 70% of global production handled by just one country: Switzerland. The industry has been protected by the Swiss state for more than a century, and turning a blind eye here is standard practice. Despite attempts at reforms, a lack of transparency still remains. We travel to Peru, Congo, Dubai and Switzerland to investigate.
Description: Unknown or forgotten by most Americans, the Korean Fight divided a folks with few millenniums of shared history. Memory of Forgotten Fight conveys the human costs of military conflict through deeply private accounts of four Korean American survivors whose experiences and memories embrace the full circle of the war: its outbreak and the day-to-day struggle for survival, separation from family members across the DMZ, the aftermath of a devastated Korean peninsula, and immigration to the United States. Every person reunites with relatives in North Korea conveying beyond words the meaning of four decades of family loss. Their stories belie the notion that fight ends for civilians when the guns are silenced and foreshadow the futures of countless others displaced by ongoing military conflict today.
Description: The Zharkov family-father, mother and two young sons-belong to the Dolgan community, one of the last indigenous peoples pursuing their traditional nomadic life in the extreme north of Siberia. The kids used to be sent to boarding school, where they became estranged from their family and culture, but nowadays they can receive homeschooling from teachers assigned to them by the Russian authorities. Seven-year-old Zakhar and his older brother Prokopy are the protagonists in this calm, observational film. Zakhar's first year of schooling is with Nelly, a young but serious teacher. She says him about President Putin and the importance of mathematics, and he learns classical poems by heart.
Description: A renowned sound engineer and biologist, Marc Namblard lives with his family on the edge of a forest in the Vosges mountains in France. During the day (and sometimes at night), Namblard ventures deep into the forest, audio equipment in tow, to capture sounds no one’s heard before: a bee rubbing its legs together, the drumbeat of marching ants, the songs of nocturnal animals, ice cracking beneath a frozen lake. A magical and beguiling documentary that asks us to reconsider how we see – and hear – our world, In The Stillness of Sounds offers a wondrous appreciation of nature’s ecosystem.
Description: How did ancient Egyptians build the Nice Pyramid at Giza, joining two million blocks of massive stone with nice precision? Who were the leaders who built these enormous structures, and what did these tombs signify? Host David Macaulay explores the history, mythology, and religions of Egypt's people, combining live footage and animation. Take a rare look at the mummy of Ramses II and buried treasure in the sacred Valley of the Kings.
Description: This detail length documentary explores the seminal 90's rock band Brainiac from Dayton, OH and its constructive force Tim Taylor. Just days before signing a major record contract Taylor was killed in a bizarre auto accident leaving his family, mates and fanatics to pick up the pieces. The movie celebrates the life and creativity of one of rock music's unsung heroes and how folks cope with extreme and sudden loss and life changes.
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The summing-up of the nice documentarian Frederick Wiseman's life's work--a four-hour record of a mid-sized Maine city that details local ringers for the cast of Wiseman's another movies: high-school teacher, cops, ER receptionists, social workers, homebound elderly folks, ministers, babies, meat-handlers, the dying. An English-class lecture late in the movie on the meaning of MOBY DICK opens up this oracular work, which combines a hard-nosed appraisal of the facts of everyday, small-town life with a Whitmanesque embrace that leaves you overwhelmed and grateful.Wiseman's movies create even the masters of American narrative films look like self-promoting, candy-flinging hucksters. The hallmark of a Wiseman stage is a whipsaw between unbearable heartbreak and Swiftian laughter. The piece de resistance here details an extremely large, slovenly-clad teacher who resembles a famous weatherman, reading from a ebook on meteorology to a roomful of profoundly retarded elderly men. The sincerity of the teacher's work, and the look of dutifulness and agonizing boredom on the face of the pupils, create you wish to laugh, cry and shout all in the same instant. Building to a soaring epiphany in a Belfast church, this film functions on so many cylinders--spiritual, political, metaphorical--it seems insane that Wiseman hasn't been embraced as a national treasure. See it where you can, even if it's late-night public TV: this is the most penetrating, insightful and boundlessly rich community mosaic since NASHVILLE.
This is a nice and disturbing movie. I have lived in Maine all my life, and worked in a number of the jobs depicted here, and I too, as some viewers below, search myself romanticizing Maine, thinking you will search the real Maine in films another than this one. That you can search the "true Maine" not in the elderly, the infirm, not in the soul-crushing factories, and not in a string of defendants, mechanically pleading guilty to the inevitable and petty charges leveled vs them in a courtroom. It is absolutely not real that the youth are not represented here--you see them in the hospitals, as infants, in the stories said by hunters, and as the bored faces in the classroom, repeating the presumably inspiring banalities of an English teacher. And all of the folks you do see were of course once much younger than you see them here. It's only four hours--what else do you have to do today that's so important?
"Poetry in motion[...]a wave out on the ocean should never transport that way." - Johny Tillotson, "Poetry in Motion." If anything came into my head when watching the extraordinary cinematic achievement of Frederick Wiseman that is Belfast, Maine, it's the above quote which, while it was referencing the beauty and majestic nature of a female, should nothing but describe the method I saw this documentary. It flows like absolute poetry, with nothing feeling out of zone or disjointed. This is a heavy achievement and struggle for Wiseman, who does not test any narration or game cards informing us of a date, time, or an issue. Despite the method he rejects the term "observational filmmaking," I can't think of a better word to describe this picture. It's poetic difference and an astonishing piece of art.Some of you may remember two years ago, when I was lucky to encounter a copy of Titicut Follies, Frederick Wiseman's first major movie that garnered more controversy than many documentaries will ever see. Because of its intense and liberating portrayal of a Bridgewater Mental Hospital in the late 1960's, it was refused a formal release by a stubborn Massachusetts legislature who clearly cared less about the treatment of their state's patients and more about the method their institutions would be viewed. Nonetheless, it saw its release in 1992 on PBS and is currently accessible on DVD on Wiseman's website, along with his another documentaries. Anyone contemplating pursuing a career in psychology or sociology could feel nothing but obligated to watch this film. To quote the film's tagline; "don't turn your back on this film if you value your mind or your life." Yet I digress from Belfast, Maine, a documentary, like Titicut Follies that demands your attention but not in the same regard. Titicut Follies wanted to inform you and present you the horrors behind closed-doors. Belfast, Maine wants to present you a wide-open community, made public to anyone who walks on the soil. It's a small, Fresh England port town that is mainly comprised of the working middle class, with much emphasis and feature payed to the extensive workload the townspeople deal with. Wiseman's obsession with the common-man is boldly shown here, focusing on folks working as lobstermen, judges, policemen, factory workers, town counsel members, social workers, volunteers, tiny business owners, the disabled, etc. Not to mention, a pristine glimpse at various dance clubs and social activities outside of the public's workload.There are lingering shots of the interior of a local high school and a skatepark, as well, but Belfast, Maine seems populated mainly by the middle-age to elderly demographic. Wiseman makes very clear to us that these folks are slaves to the institution, fully building their lives off of job persistency and devotion. Some of the most intense and mesmerizing sequences take zone in Belfast's many factories, one of them dealing with the packing and distribution of sardines, other with potatoes. These sequences go on for about fifteen mins each, and we see not just the content workers slaving away at monotony, but their dedication and continuation in a job that is emptying and largely unrewarding.One of the many morals that should be extracted from this epic is the American Dream and its slow decay into obscurity and extinction. One of the earliest scenes in a high school focus on a discussion about the classic novel Moby Dick and how the American Dream theme ties itself in with the timeless storyline of a captain hellbent on capturing a ramped whale. Other discussion soon on in the movie centers around the equally timeless novel Death of a Salesman, which explicitly features the American Dream. Even as we watch the teachers discuss the respective novels in front of a uninterested student body, there's a depressingly show feeling of hopelessness and solemn disappointment on the teachers' part. They seem to search their efforts to educate the uninterested for nothing.This is truly a movie that needs to be seen and not explained to those who have not had the pleasure of sitting through it. It's definitely not a travelogue by any means necessary, as Wiseman seems to appreciate the simplicity of the port city itself, while equally condemning what has made the city fall into that category. The observational technique the movie employs works wonders, and this is almost crucial for the film's success.Even at a massive 245 mins (ranking as the longest movie I ever sat through), Belfast, Maine's length is indifferent in the usual "too long" or "too short" opinion. Wiseman shot a tiny over 100 finished hours of footage and perhaps even that would be indifferent to the positive/negative aspect of length. Yet, once more, he has shed light on an zone of the globe that probably would've went tragically unnoticed otherwise. The reality and naturalistic filmmaking is truly an invaluable addition, and the atmosphere we take in, the characters we meet, the territories we go, and the things we see are all housed in a masterwork of cinematic proportions. The lasting result was a peculiar one, for me, however.At times, I wanted to take the next plane to Belfast to admire the casual beauty and simplicity of the town, while the next motivation I had was to take my camera and embark on an odyssey of my own throughout my hometown.
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