Description: Each year, thousands of migratory birds travel over the North American plains to escape from the cold winter. During their migration they pass a mission in the mountains of Huehuetenango, Guatemala. This region is inhabited by the Maya population Q'anjob'al, a mythical culture full of ancestral stories and beliefs and that practices the chibal, the art of hunting birds that are used for meal when there are shortages of wheat and maize crops. In this documentary, birds and human beings demonstrate the greatness of the find for prolonging life. A drama that shows the darkest and shiniest facets of humanity, vs the fragility and nobility of nature, which is launch to life and exposed to the risks of sharing the same territories with those who can have an result on their destiny.
Description: Every year in the United States, over 200,000 prisoners face a parole board that gotta create the hard judgment of whether these convicted criminals are ready to gain their freedom and return to society. This documentary focuses on three inmates in Louisiana, Nevada, and Massachusetts with a range of chilling crimes - a father's murder by his troubled son, a crime of passion by a respected NASA scientist, and a shooting/robbery on the roads of Las Vegas. Incorporating interviews of key characters with extensive testimony footage and reenactment sequences that discover the life and crime of the inmate, the movie vividly examines the conflicting needs of the victim, the criminal, and the community while playing our own notions of justice.
Description: Iran, 2008. As President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's motorcade creeps through the teeming roads of Qom Shrine, thousands of folks jam hand-written letters into the hands of his handlers. Hearing their President deliver a speech is a thrill, but more promising to these boys and girls is the hope that their letters - expressing pleas for loans, medical attention, housing and jobs - will be answered. Since his 2005 election on a populist, "man of the people" platform, Ahmadinejad has encouraged Iranians to send him such letters; according to a staff member, he has received about 10 million of them, and has been able to reply to nearly 76 percent. In one letter, a 16-year-old man tells his family has no cash and goes to bed hungry each night. According to the staff member, the man will be helped. As another letters are read, the worker tells that "In Islam, charity is a necessity."
Description: Uplifting tale of Staten Island girl who creates modern underground railroad and rescues 2,000 dogs condemned to death in Amish Country puppy mills. The movie chronicles Laura F on her weekend rescue missions to Amish Country. With her Brooklyn mom and Staten Island woman mates by her side, Laura embarks on a four-year odyssey to rescue dogs from the hellish conditions of Amish puppy mills. The movie follows four of the dogs from the time their lives are spared until they are nursed back to health and placed with their forever families. We see the dogs leave the cages where they have spent their whole lives and watch these dogs, who were given up for dead, transform the lives of the folks who adopt them.
Description: The Long Ryders, with bands such as The Bangles and The Three O' Clock, were key users in the Paisley Underground, a musical movement from the mid-1980s, combining the chiming folk rock of the 1960s with a psychedelic bent and a bit of punk attitude. The Long Ryders developed a cult following, becoming college radio favorite. This presentation finds frontman Sid Griffin and his band performing at the Roxy in Los Angeles in February of 1986.
Description: Produced to enhance the welfare of captive parrots, this 80-minute DVD is intended for their entertainment and enjoyment. You may catch yourself mesmerized as well by wild parrots from around the globe going about their business — flying, feeding, preening, and carrying on. Superb footage, a must-have for your feathered friends. All Globe Parrot Believe proceeds benefit parrot conservation
Description: Before Google, Yahoo and even Apple, before the Silicon Valley cliché of informal dress code, skateboards running the corridors and wild creativity became commonplace, one company embodied the digital economy lifestyle and business style: the one firm coming out of the Age of Aquarius was Atari. The storyline of Atari is two-thirds the storyline of Nolan Bushnell, founder and visionary, and one-third the first and probably largest boom and bust of the fresh economy some 20 years before the fresh economy even existed. Atari was showing that technology is cool, method before the private pc revolution took zone and they were reaching out to an ever-growing audience with something that is still cool today: video games. Atari literally introduced the digital globe to the mass consciousness.
Description: A comic glimpse at the small-town politics where all the functions and privileges are in the hands of one local leader. Despite being a man, he even becomes the chairman of the Women's League.
Description: Bailiffs are folks who accumulate material goods according to the court judgements. In bureaucratic communism, they become ruthless instruments of power, who sometimes resort to violence and don't care about human suffering.
Description: chronicles the life of Josh Keogh, a 15-year-old whose family was shattered when his father died of liver cancer only six weeks after being diagnosed. Filmed over the course of a year, the documentary starts only a several months after James Keogh's death and candidly captures the emotions the grieving son hid from his family and friends.
Description: This short, not seen by audiences since 1931, details rare footage of Jean Harlow and Bela Lugosi discussing Dracula, as well as Walter Huston performing a musical number. It exists solely in fragmentary form.
Description: The Unidentified is a feature-length documentary which reveals who were the commanders responsible for some of the most brutal attacks of the Kosovo war. The effect of a two-year-long investigation, the documentary names the officers who ordered attacks on villages in the zone around the city of Pec during the 1999 fight and those who were involved in the removal of victims’ bodies to mass graves at the Batajnica police centre near Belgrade in Serbia. Sixteen years after they committed the crimes, they live peacefully in the Serbian capital, and despite the evidence that exists, they have not been prosecuted.
Description: In this movie about apprentices of the Rewatex laundry, Böttcher once again turns to the focal concern of almost all his movies the attempt to report as truthfully and impressibly as possible on the life of workers. Böttcher takes the audience into the midst of a seemingly unknown environment only to allow them realize how familiar this globe in fact is.
Description: Documentary probe into the phenomenon of home-grown Jihadism, analyzing the strategic outreach and strategies employed by terrorists in order to reach susceptible members of society and what can be done to prevent it. Featuring intimate stories from former Jihadists radicalized to commit violent acts of terrorism and their families and communities caught in the crosshairs.
Description: Reconstruction of the last hours in the presidential palace La Moneda during the coup d’état in Santiago de Chile in 1973. Salvador Allende enters his office on September 11th at 7.30 in the morning. In the early afternoon he leaves it – wrapped in a blanket, dead.
Description: Evolutionary biologist Professor Armand Leroi believes informations science can transform the pop world. He gathers a squad of scientists and researchers to analyse over 50 years of UK chart music. Can algorithms search the secret to pop success? When the effects are in, Armand squads up with hit producer Trevor Horn. Using machine-learning techniques, Armand and Trevor test to take a song by unsigned artist Nike Jemiyo and turn it into a potential chart-topper.
Description: In the 19th century, America was the land of hope and the future for millions of Europeans. Thousands of peasants from Belgium and Luxembourg set off for journey in America, at the edges of the known world. They built homes and reconstructed living territories modeled after life back home. They clung to their identities and language and named their cities Belgium, Luxemburg, Rollingstone... Luxemburg, USA is a contemporary portrait of the Midwest, of America's conservative rural heartland, seen through the prism of a specific community, that of the Luxembourg immigrants' descendents, their lives today, and their history.
Description: The 1980s Poland was a country of empty shops and long lines of people, standing all night and day to purchase virtually anything. This movie takes a look at such a large queue and recreates its surreal dialogues and atmosphere.
Description: The interviews present these extraordinary girls sharing their diverse journeys, private stories, and perspectives, and the result is both inspiring and empowering. The Female Lead is an initiative founded by informations pioneer and entrepreneur Edwina Dunn to create women’s stories more visible, offering alternative role models with the target of fostering ambition and self-belief in young women.
Description: 100% Planes details nice stories of aviation and flying. From military planes to recreational planes to stunt planes, we fly high and learn more about the world's 400,000+ aircraft from the pilots and engineers that work closely with them. Explore the most versatile military plane that can dogfight and bomb in a single mission. Take an aerobatic stunt lesson with a 25-year veteran pilot. And tour a luxurious personal jet, rumoured to cost up to half a billion dollars.
Description: Director Marc Levin travels to Chicago with hip-hop legend Chuck D (from Public Enemy) and Marshall Chess (son of Leonard Chess and heir to the legacy of Chess Records) to discover the heyday of the Chicago blues and how they come together to produce an album that seeks to bring veteran blues users along with contemporary hip hop musicians. Along with never before seen footage from Howlin 'Wolf, Muddy Waters and Paul Butterfield Blues Band, they are original performances by Koko Taylor, Otis Rush, Magic Slim, Ike Turner and Sam Lay.
Description: Youngsters express their thoughts about the Nice Depression of the 1930s and what they trust it was all about. Some learn more about that period of American life by interviewing individuals who lived through the dreaded times.
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