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Description: The island of Socotra lies in the Indian Ocean between Arabia and Somalia. It was known in antiquity times for its Phoenix and Rukh birds. Frankincense and myrrh trees grow freely, as well as the dragon's blood tree proved by Egyptians, greeks and romans. The first commercial flights, at the begin of this century marked, for almost a couple of decades, the end of Socotra's century of isolation. The actual case of civil fight in Yemen has isolated again the remote island. In the film, a group of camel drivers heads to the secret interior of Socotra before the rainy season and they explain by the fire ancient stories of djinns and giant snakes.
Description: Explorer, colonizer, founder of Québec, discoverer of Lake Champlain, governor of Fresh France, cartographer and writer--few boys in Canadian history had a more adventurous and varied career than Champlain. This movie presents an exciting picture-study of the boy and his time.
Description: In China more folks are on death row than the rest of the globe combined. The kids of the convicts are often left alone, stigmatized and living in the streets. Grandma Zhang, as the children call her, is a former prison guard who has founded an orphanage in Nanzhao.
Description: Short movie about General Eduardo Cano, who after the military coup became director of the Chilean central bank in the Pinochet dictatorship. Cano withdraws cash from the circulation, which were described by opposition parties with resistance piles. From the Chile cycle by Walter Heynowski and Gerhard Scheumann.
Description: Mangeurs de Cuivre shows the reality of multinational mineral extraction in the south east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where a long history of civil fights and conflicts has been caused by minerals. Portraying stakeholders in the copper mining industry, which represent various interests and positions, the movie explores the global economy in the meeting with local tradition and identity, rendered into a contemporary global perspective.
Description: A zebu disappears while kids are drawing it. They search it again in the woods. The notes of a harp accompany their multi-coloured joy. This short was made with kids from a nursery school in Mantua. Testing with colours, the kids seem to defeat the world.
Description: A quiet stage in the snow, a black kid in an anorak runs mumbling towards the camera. The pictures of Skip Norman's CULTURAL NATIONALISM (1968) are underpinned with a strong monologue by the co-founder of the Black Panther Party Bobby Seale
Description: Brown sauce spills onto the plate and table in Wolfram Kohler's collage-like exploration of politics in South Tyrol during the explosive and nationalist commemoration year of 1984.
Description: When the Nazis took power, the Jewish artist Leo Haas (1901-1983) was arrested in his Czechoslovakian hometown. He spent the next six years in various concentration camps and became known for the paintings he did in the Theresienstadt camp. This movie presents Haas as a political artist and resistance warrior and celebrates him as a socialist caricaturist dedicated to the GDR.
Description: This non-narrative short movie examines one of the nice American icons: the Louisville Slugger baseball bat. The movie was conceived by its co-directors, Marlon Johnson and Dennis Scholl, along with the Louisville Orchestra's conductor, Teddy Abrams, to be screened set to a live performance by the orchestra of Claude Debussy's "Jeux".
Description: This is a 1991 documentary movie about the legendary artist and filmmaker, Joseph Cornell, who made those superb and strange collage boxes. He was also one of our nice experimental filmmakers and once apparently made Salvador Dali extremely jealous at a screening of his masterpiece, Rose Hobart. In this movie we receive to hear folks like Susan Sontag, Stan Brakhage, and Tony Curtis talk about their friendships with the artist. It turns out that Curtis was quite a collector and he seemed to have a very deep understanding of what Cornell was doing in his work.
Description: What would you do if your primary income was taken care of month after month? Would you stop working? Follow your passions? Take more risks? The four-figure sum that all four members of the Wardwell family obtain every year from the Alaskan government’s crude oil profits goes towards a college fund for their children, something they would otherwise be unable to afford. Filmmaker Christian Tod, himself a fervent supporter of the idea, explores the model of an unconditional primary income and takes a look at trial systems already underway in the US, Canada and Namibia. Wandering the history of this utopia reminiscent of science fiction he eventually ends up in Switzerland, where the fresh system was voted on in 2016. In this multifaceted and highly entertaining documentary, Tod broaches life’s existential questions and fuels the debate on one of the most prevalent economic subject of our generation.
Description: The movie explores the background and build-up to this final flight to disaster. Using dramatic reconstruction, archive footage and exclusive interviews with leading historians and engineering experts, the unique delves into the political and scientific happenings that led up to the catastrophe.
Description: This detail documentary is a profile of Canadian press tycoon Roy Thomson, whose single-minded attention to business brought him riches, power, and even a baronetcy in England. A native of Timmins, Ontario, Thomson had a tremendous career as publisher, tv magnate, financier, and owner of many newspapers, including leading London dailies. The movie is a frank study of an equally frank man.
Description: A debate about the agrarian reform in Brazil, in gratis and poetic form, showing the countrymen's struggles and hardships, and rural unionism problems after the military coup, type of a nonlinear interpretation of Mário Chamie's poem "Lavra-Lavra".
Description: This ethnographic movie sends us the photo of the boy who eats, a stark look at Belgium. We spend about one-eighth of our days eating. Luc de Heusch movies these repetitive gestures that seem trivial, yet reveal so much of a particular culture and a civilization. From morning to night, from the store installation to dinner, from the everyday and quick food to the feast, the ethnologist is interested in all social classes. Originally, an attempt of cinematographic ethnography, neutral and distant, intended to define the Belgians by the method they eat. In fact, Luc de Heusch movies his contemporaries as if they were Papuans.
Description: A devastating earthquake hit Taiwan on September 21, 1999. Based on the written correspondence between the director and his friend, this movie illustrates the sorrow of families who lost loved ones in the disaster, and the relationship between the director and his aging father who actually lives in an institution for the elderly. Death and separation, despair, and the desire to live. A fine work that questions the meaning of life.
Description: With unprecedented access behind the scenes, FIGHTER takes an irreverent yet brutally honest look at the globe of Reality warriors from their own perspective, through tournaments, training, and everyday lives. From gentle giant Randy "The Natural" Couture attempting to re-gain the Ultimate Fighting Championship's heavyweight crown to Victoria Schiltz winning inspiration from her boyfriend/manager's ringside cheers, Globe Cup gold medalist and training guru Rico Chiapparelli's analysis of what makes a nice warrior to a first-hand look at what it's like to step into the octagon for the first time, FIGHTER deftly captures the skill, dedication, rivalry, camaraderie, and tremendous mutual respect among our country's "ultimate" athletes.
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