Description: Heddy Honigmann returns to her birthplace of Lima, Peru to reacquaint herself with a zone and folks dear to her heart. It is about a forgotten city, a forgotten history and a forgotten people. With irony as their loved weapon for survival, they have to forget as well, in order not to give method to cynicism, hatred and grief. It is about remembering the old days when life - despite class differences, corruption and violence - was still good: waiters, bartenders and shopkeepers who are fighting a losing war and have lost everything. It is also about the kids who manage to survive by mastering the art of road life and who reveal the country in it's real colours. Just like the dogs they share the roads with, they have no nice memories to forget.
Description: URBAN OUTLAW is a portrait of Magnus Walker, the rebel Porsche customizer who turned a hobby into an obsession, and an obsession into a successful business. From a workshop in downtown Los Angeles, Magnus obsessively harvests fragments from donor 911s, grafting them onto vintage frames to make one-off automobiles with the spirit of Ferdinand Porsche but an ethos entirely his own.
Description: The 40th anniversary of Idi Amin's expulsion of Ugandan Asians in 1972 coincides with the festival of Dussehra in which Hindus celebrate the win of nice over evil. Victims of this forced migration to Nice Britain relive the shock and dangers of their escape, the hardship and heartbreak of their journey, comeback and first desperate days, to the turning points as they began to create fresh lives for themselves.
Description: A Globe Meal Programme trial is under method in Karamoja, north-eastern Uganda, to test and limit meal aid so it is only accessible to those considered most vulnerable. As part of the scheme folks are persuaded to plant crops, begin tiny businesses and start building a self-sufficient society. But as Humphrey Hawksley reports, drought and crop failures have left some families resorting to extremes in order to survive.
Description: Join astronomers and astrophysicists as they probe light years beyond the Milky Way, in Understanding The Universe, part of TLC's famous tv series. Narrated by actress Candice Bergen, This enriching and entertaining video employs graphic models and spectacular pc animation to illustrate some of the most complex theories of all time. Peer through the biggest telescopes on Earth. Receive a close-up look at our sun, nebulas and supernovas, capture by the Hubble Zone Telescope. Listen via satellite to echoes of the Large Bang. See how "red Shift" among the stars suggests that our universe if much younger than previously thought. Visit the set of Star Trek: Voyager and ponder the questions, should black holes be "worm holes," or shortcuts to another worlds? Understanding the Universe boldly goes where no tv present has gone before.
Description: Brother Time is a mythic tale of neighbors from various tribes caught in a wider conflict. Kenya erupted in ethnic violence after the 2007 Presidential election, and the two mates fell apart when, suddenly, it was 'not the brother time.' Filmed in the Rift Valley during the clashes, the roots of tribalism are explored as one who saw the worst of the conflict returns home to see his neighbor. To be released during the 2012 Presidential campaign, this message of hope shows it can be Brother Time once again.
Description: The movie starts with shots of American bombers flying in formation and the narrator giving the audience a dictionary definition of a "special delivery" and the vital role that air power played in winning the late conflict. He goes on to tell that the Air Force can have constructive, as well as destructive uses—several examples are shown of this, including the dropping of meal and supplies to remote areas, using B-17s to receive serum to Alaska and B-25s to deploy DDT, and using helicopters to rescue the wounded. These are all examples of the peaceful uses of the air power that had been created for war. Different fresh aircraft are also shown, such as an early jet, and a "flying wing".
Description: DEFCON is the world's biggest hacking conference, held in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2012 it was held for the 20th time. The symposium has strict no-filming policies, but for DEFCON 20, a documentary team was allowed full access to the event. The movie follows the four days of the conference, the happenings and folks (attendees and staff), and covers history and philosophy behind DEFCON's success and special experience.
Description: The movie takes the form of a documentary report in which the director Claire Denis follows Les Têtes Brulées, a group of five musicians from Yaoundé in Cameroon, as they tour France.
Description: Many trust that Darwinian evolution is a scientific fact. This film shows it is unscientific by interviewing evolutionary scientists from UCLA and USC as well as biology majors.
Description: A 9-year-old man in South Africa discovers one of the best fossil finds of all time while taking a walk: a two-million-year-old clavicle bone belonging to a prehuman boy. Its an extraordinary search because it belongs to one of the most finished early hominid skeletons ever discovered.
Description: BBC Documentary focusing on drifters, drop-outs, tramps and RV snowbirds, squatters, hermits, cowboys and Indians in the American Southwest. Very interesting stories on how and why many became nomadic, and what the lifestyle means; all done without judgment or glorification.
Description: Elena Elmoznino’s short doc Freestyle has such an irresistible topics matter — it’s about “canine freestyle,” a sport in which dogs and their owners dance competitively — that all she really required to do was mission her camera at these prancing duos and allow the footage speak for itself. But what makes Elmoznino’s movie a real delight as well as an award champion (it nabbed Greatest Short Doc at Slamdance 2004) is its sure storytelling sense and the compassionate humor with which it depicts its subjects.
Description: Singer, songwriter, business man, family man, civil rights activist: Sam Cooke transcends all barriers of race, faith and talent. This first-ever biography of the definitive soul singer looks at his extraordinary career and private life - from his gospel-singing roots through his R&B and pop melody career.
Description: Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, attempts to solve one of the best mysteries in all art: How did Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer manage to paint so photo-realistically 150 years before the invention of photography? Spanning a decade, Jenison's journey takes him to Holland, on a pilgrimage to the North coast of Yorkshire to meet artista David Hockney, and eventually even to Buckingham Palace. The epic research project Jenison embarques on is as extraordinary as what he discovers.
Description: Made for BBC Tv in 1967, this 20-minute documentary details a rare interview with the director and a special demonstration of his lighting techniques. Courtesy of BBC Worldwide.
Description: Zombies: are they real? Each culture creates its own ver of a zombie. There have been diseases in history that have mimicked behavior of a zombie virus. The plausibility is there. You would never be up vs one zombie.you would be up vs thousands or millions of zombies. How would you survive?
Description: Francisco Sanz Baldoví (Anna, 1872-Valencia, 1939), better known as “Paco Sanz” or “ventriloquist Sanz”, was one of the most famous artists in Spain in the first half of the 20th century. In 1918, the Spanish ventriloquist filmed this fascinating documentary (entitled “Sanz and the Secret of His Art”), with the support of filmmaker Maximiliano Thous and his two artisan mechanics, in order to present the extraordinary complexity of the mechanism of his dolls and his ability to handle them on stage.
Description: The Boxing Kangaroo is an 1896 British short black-and-white silent documentary film, produced and directed by Birt Acres for exhibition on Robert W. Paul’s peep present Kinetoscopes, featuring a young man boxing with a kangaroo. The movie was considered lost until footage from an 1896 Fairground Programme, originally shown in a portable booth at Hull Fair by Midlands photographer George Williams, donated to the National Fairground Archive was identified as being from this film.
Description: Jerry McGill slipped from a rock'n'roll career into a life of crime, robbing banks and running from the FBI while touring with legends of country melody and appearing in movies. After three jail sentences (under two various names), aged 70 and suffering from terminal cancer, he announced his return to music. We follow a gun-toting McGill and his fiance Joyce through four states as he steals whatever's not nailed down and charms his method into and out of trouble. But when you mission a camera at a boy who will do anything for notoriety, how responsible are you when he goes too far?
Description: Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes was the hip-hop voice of TLC, the greatest selling female R&B group of all time. On March 30th, 2002, Lisa decided to document her life. She filmed at a mysterious spiritual retreat deep in the jungles of Honduras, but 26 days later, after a tragic accident, she was dead and her unedited tapes were left behind. Last Days of Left Eye is the re-imagining of the movie Lisa never got to complete. Revealing personal moments from Lisa's journals and home movies, along with highlights from her celebrated career, this movie is an intimate adventure into the soul of a talented and still provocative young artist. Directed by Lauren Lazin, Academy Award nominated director of Tupac: Resurrection (2005, Greatest Documentary Feature), Last Days of Left Eye has screened to sold-out audiences at movie festivals around the world.
Description: The sensuality and stylized ritual of the tango are captured in this illuminating documentary. Director Jorge Zanada spent years researching and recording the tango's zone in Argentine culture and exploring the machismo that drives the dance. Most riveting are the milongueros, the amateur dancers who preserve the pure, traditional steps. Their intimate stories about their private experiences reveal the intensity that feed their individual tango styles. Numerous tango aficionados including Robert Duvall and Juan Carlos Copes create unique appearances.
Description: The biggest childhood tragedy in the history of Mexico, not only marked the lives of 49 families who lost their sons in the fire at the ABC kid care, but that of an whole nation. Following the incident, parents of kids killed and injured in the fire seek to rebuild their lives while seeking justice.
Description: Fists of Pride follows Tiny Tiger and his fellow warriors as their Thai coaches prepare them for the annual Water Festival competition. In a boxing camp on the Thai-Burmese border the kids of mostly illegal migrant workers fleeing Burma live and train for prize fights. In a region where combat sports have everytime been a matter of honor and money, the movie reveals their everyday struggles. Bets are launch and as the hope of prize cash rizes, the young boxers contemplate what it should mean for them and their families
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