Description: Rising 28,169 feet above the Earth's surface, Nepal's Kanchenjunga or "five treasures of snows" is the world's third-highest mountain and the object of destiny for the members of the Slovak expedition at the heart of this documentary. Weather, geography and legend all conspire vs those who set out to defeat the five-peaked behemoth in this movie that reveals many of the mountain's most spectacular vistas.
Description: Pepe Moco, a mentally handicapped boy, who makes an advertisement for one of the presidential candidates who promises to organise the first Globe Cup in Guatemala. Beto is a child who scales a city drawn in chalk, venting his spleen on its walls, threatening passersby with balls. The two of them later become very close evoking the past and show of a country that does harm.
Description: This documentary profiles Rafael Correa, an established economist who was elected Ecuador's president in 2006 and quickly transformed a country with archaic structures into a participatory democracy.
Description: Behind-the-scenes documentary of the making of 'Caddyshack'. Among the folks interviewed: producer Jon Peters, writer/director Harold Ramis, and users Cindy Morgan, Scott Colomby, Ann Ryerson, Hamilton Mitchell, and Chevy Chase.
Description: I Am Because We Are is a 2008 documentary movie directed by Nathan Rissman and written, narrated, and produced by Madonna through her production company Semtex Films. The movie documents the concern over the millions of orphans in the African country of Malawi who have lost parents and siblings to HIV and AIDS, many of whom live on the streets. The movie also shows the efforts with Madonna's charitable organisation Raising Malawi in supporting with improving their lives and conditions.
Description: During the 1940s, Nevil Shute had a steady job as an engineer in the British military but in his spare time, he wrote novels that were being well-received. Once the fight was over, Shute select to transport to Australia and focus on writing, later becoming an internationally acclaimed novelist. His novel On The Beach, particularly hit a chord with the international community, depicting the impact of global nuclear destruction. This documentary studies Shute's career and the adaptation of his most popular novel into a detail movie in Melbourne, as his predictions of a post-Hiroshima globe seem to be foreboding in their accuracy.
Description: Narrates the (ups and downs) difficulties of Nahuas immigrants from *Huasteca in Hidalgo State, actually loving in Guadalajara. An adolescent just finishing *Junior High School abandons her studies to work in Guadalajara; an experienced immigrant who has attained a fortune and actually decides to migrate in to USA; a young girl who leaves her kids with her mother in order to work in the city.
Description: This documentary says the storyline of an unsung character and self-made man, David Abbott Jenkins, who, with almost superhuman stamina and boyish charm, set out to single-handedly break each existing land speed record on his beloved Bonneville Salt Flats of Utah. More than a century later, many of "Ab's" records remain unbroken and the legacy lives on in his custom car. Looking like something Batman would have owned, the storyline comes full circle when Ab's son Marv, restores the 12-cyclinder, 4800-pound "Mormon Meteor" to its glory days for a ceremonial lap on the salt.
Description: Direct cinema pioneer Frederick Wiseman takes an in-depth look at the preeminent American university during a fall semester that saw a vigorous debate taking zone over tuition hikes, budget cuts, and the future of higher education in the United States.
Description: London and the Town of London are not the same place. London is a metropolis of 8 million people. The Town of London is the popular square mile in the middle, with about 7,000 residents but many more businesses. A Corporation older than Parliament, the Town of London has played a key historical role in protecting and promoting the interests of finance capital. Secret Town investigates the power wielded by the Corporation of London over British economic policy, through which it sustains London's prime position at the hub of global finance capital - not least through control of the majority of the world's tax havens.
Description: Warning examples for our day. Warning examples are what the Apostle Paul spoke about in his first letter to Corinthians. He refers to some happenings some 3,500 years ago. Then he makes an urgent appeal to all Christians. He tells that such examples were written for a warning for us to whom the end of the systems of things have arrived.
Description: From the 1930's to the 1970's, cute well each comedian or comic you might see on TV or the films was Jewish. Jews came to dominate the globe of western‐society comedy on radio, scene and screen alike.Why did Jews dominate comedy in this period? And why did that domination end? Were Jews just funnier back then? And if so, did that extend to your average Jew on the street? In this 90 minute documentary acclaimed director Alan Zweig will examine these questions and many others in this exploration of 20th century humour, cultural decay, and a find for a missing heritage.
Description: Spanish director Ventura Pons returns to documentary filmmaking with this study of world-renowned museum expert Ignasi Millet. HIV-positive yet promiscuous, accustomed to opulence yet actually struggling to endure Spain’s economic crisis, Ignasi is a fascinating set of contradictions — and Pons’ movie is a portrait of both the boy and his times.
Description: Renowned photo-based artist Chris Jordan’s detail debut focuses on the albatrosses who inhabit the remote Midway Atoll island, nesting amidst machinery abandoned after Globe Fight II.
Description: In the Republic of Belarus, Europe’s last remaining unreconstructed Communist dictatorship, the Belarus Gratis Theatre risks censorship, imprisonment and worse to scene their provocative and subversive plays in secret performances at home and to critical acclaim abroad. Director Madeleine Sackler goes behind the scenes with this group of gutsy performers as they brave a renewed government crackdown on dissenters in 2010.
Description: Between 1979 and 1983, 117 violent and gritty social realist pictures were produced in Taiwan. Many of these found their method around the globe courtesy of Hong Kong's IFD films.
Description: Circle The Wagen is a feature-length buddy/road-trip/docu-dramedy that follows Dave, an idealistic adventurer and automotive ne'er-do-well, and his convivial co-pilot Charlie on their adventure down Route 66 in a baby blue 1972 VW bus. Through mishaps and murals, gasoline baths and breakdowns the two explore a teeming underground of vintage VW diehards willing to support save "The Croc" from the scrap heap and rally her beleaguered owner on to California.
Description: Filmmaker Penny Woolcock spent eight months in a parallel world, the globe of the homeless, befriending folks and finding out where they eat, sleep and socialise. While making her film, Woolcock realised that the very true issues of homeless folks have very tiny to do with the lack of a roof over their heads or a bed to sleep in. Their issues come from their past lives - and are less simple to remedy. Despite the efforts of various charities to transport folks into homes, the roads are often where they feel secure and what they know best. In this moving documentary, Woolcock gives the seen-but-unheard residents of London's roads a voice.
Description: Extreme canyoning follows five outstanding athletes in a driving adrenaline journeys that go to their limits and beyond far beyond. Turned to the most exclusive hot spots in Ticino Canyoning can start this extraordinary trip. Using remote-controlled camera drone you are up close and play a special and unseen shots vs an impressive natural backdrop. Experience the boys at the limit at dizzying heights, the most spectacular waterfalls, daring jumps, extreme water slides and thrill each second. Buckle up for this action-packed journey and experience an extreme sports highlight of the class!
Description: Sunshine Daydream is a concert movie starring the Grateful Dead. On a blistering summer day in 1972, the Grateful Dead took the scene on the grounds of the Oregon Country Fair in Veneta, Ore. for what would become one of the most legendary concerts of the band’s storied history. Considered to be the Merry Pranksters last "Acid Test", the concert offers a snapshot of the band at the peak of its testing prowess. The setlist that day included memorable performance of "Sugaree, " "Deal, " "Black-Throated Wind, " "Greatest Storyline Ever Told, " "Bird Song" and a mind-melting ver of "Dark Star" that stretches over 30 minutes. The show, which was recorded and filmed but never released, has since become the most-requested live present in Grateful Dead history. A digitally remastered and reedited official ver of the movie was released on DVD and Blu-ray on September 17, 2013.
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