Description: Each day variety of decommissioned school buses leave the United States on a southward migration that carries them to Guatemala, where they are repaired, repainted, and resurrected as the brightly-colored camionetas that bring the vast majority of Guatemalans to work every day. Since 2006, nearly 1,000 camioneta drivers and fare-collectors have been murdered for either refusing or being unable to pay the extortion cash demanded by local Guatemalan gangs. LA CAMIONETA follows one such bus on its transformative journey: a adventure between North and South, between life and death, and through an unfolding collection of moments, people, and territories that serve to quietly remind us of the interconnected worlds in which we live.
Description: The storyline of Walter L. Shaw, a telecommunications genius, and his son Walter T. Shaw, a ruthless jewel thief, is a metaphor and a symbol for its time - for the twentieth century and for today.
Description: For over 130 years till 1996, more than 100,000 of Canada's First Nations kids were legally needed to attend government-funded schools run by different Christian faiths. There were 80 of these 'residential schools' across the country. Most kids were sent to faraway schools that separated them from their families and traditional land. These kids endured brutality, physical hardship, mental degradation, and the finished erasure of their culture. The schools were part of a wider tool of assimilation designed to integrate the native population into 'Canadian society.' These schools were established with the express purpose 'To slay the Indian in the child.' Said through their own voices, 'We Were Children' is the shocking real storyline of two such children: Glen Anaquod and Lyna Hart.
Description: Alligator Kingdom 3D is the first-ever 3D HD documentary shot in the protected territories of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. A magic carpet ride into one of the last nice black water swamps on earth-- the nice Okefenokee. Examines the ancient wetlands' intricate ecosystem and reveals the habits and traits of its most popular predator, the fearsome American alligator.
Description: Crump directed the feature-length documentary movie Black White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff + Robert Mapplethorpe, which premiered in North America at the 2007 Tribeca Movie Festival and in Europe at Art Basel. It explores the influence curator Sam Wagstaff, photographer Robert Mapplethorpe and musician/poet Patti Smith had on the 1970s art stage in Fresh York City.
Description: This documentary says the storyline of Mudhoney from their very beginnings, to following them on their newest globe tour and everything in between. Finished with testimonials from friends, melody industry veterans and musicians such as Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament, Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore, Soundgarden's Kim Thayil and Mudhoney themselves. This is the real storyline of the founding fathers of Grunge.
Description: A documentary that chronicles Pras Michel's 9-day experience as a homeless boy in downtown Los Angeles. Given a dollar a day to live, his worldview is shattered as he sees firsthand the war for survival on the violent streets.
Description: Once upon a time, in almost each industrial city, countless rivers flowed. We built houses along their banks. Our streets hugged their curves. And their currents fed our mills and factories. But as towns grew, we polluted rivers so much that they became conduits for deadly waterborne diseases like cholera, which was 19th century's ver of the Black Plague. Our solution two centuries ago was to bury rivers underground and merge them with sewer networks. Today, under the city, they still flow, out of sight and out of mind... until now. That's because urban dwellers are on a quest to reconnect with this denigrated natural world. LOST RIVERS takes us on an journey down below and across the globe, retracing the history of these lost urban rivers by plunging into archival maps and going underground with clandestine urban explorers.
Description: This documentary re-creates the momentous Frankfurt trial. Rolf Bickel and Dietrich Wagner build the movie around taped testimony from more than 200 Auschwitz survivors. Twenty-two former members of Hitler's SS, many of whom had carved out comfortable lives for themselves in postwar West Germany, stood trial in 1963 before 360 witnesses who accused them of murdering millions.
Description: Harris Glenn Milstead, aka Divine (1945-1988) was the ultimate outsider turned underground hero. Spitting in the face of the status quos of body image, gender identity, sexuality, and preconceived notions of beauty, Divine succeeded in becoming an internationally recognized icon, recording artist, and hero actor of scene and screen. Glenn went from the often-mocked, schoolyard fat child to underdog royalty, standing up for millions of gay boys and women, drag queens and punk rockers, and countless another socially ostracized misfits and freaks. With a fully committed in-your-face style, he blurred the line between performer and personality, and revolutionized pop culture.
Description: Bambi was born Jean-Pierre Pruvot in a small Algerian village in 1935. Even as a child, she refused to meet the expectations of her extended family, selecting instead to search a method to become the girl she everytime knew herself to be. A Cabaret Carrousel de Paris performance in Algiers in the 1950s proved to be all the encouragement she required to emigrate to the French capital, assume the scene name of ‘Bambi’ and lead the life she longed for on the music-hall stages.
Description: Underground is a 1976 documentary movie about the Weathermen, founded as a militant faction of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), who fought to overthrow the U.S. government during the 1960s and 1970s. The movie consists of interviews with members of the group after they went underground and footage of the anti-war and civil rights protests of the time. It was directed by Emile de Antonio, Haskell Wexler and Mary Lampson, soon subpoenaed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in an attempt to confiscate the movie footage in order to gain notification that would support them arrest the Weathermen. (Wikipedia)
Description: Do you remember the last time you've talked to your parents? What did you talk about? Have you gone step further from weather forecast and everyday politics? Five years after last gathering, a birthday celebration brings together an ordinary four member family. They begin questioning what made them turn away from every other... Can having a conversation about buried family secrets support them eat without cramps in the stomach in the future? Can a failed birthday cake support them overcome the past? Through the ritual of family meals, the movie says how necessary is for us to feel agreed by our loved ones.
Description: On the 11th Annual National Day of Silence, Erin Davies was victim to a hate crime in Albany, Fresh York. Because of sporting a rainbow sticker on her VW Beetle, Erin's vehicle was vandalized, left with the words "fag" and "u r gay" placed on the driver's side window and hood of her car. Despite initial shock and embarrassment, Erin decided to embrace what happened by leaving the graffiti on her car. She took her car, actually known worldwide as the "fagbug," on a 58-day trip around the United States and Canada. Along the way, Erin discovered other, more serious hate crimes, had folks attempt to remove the graffiti, and experimented with having a male drive her car. After driving the fagbug for one year, Erin decided to give her vehicle a makeover.
Description: Roy Stuart started as photographer, but soon made documentary films as well, such as “Glimpse”. His photographs often deal with the female body. In The Fourth Body we apparently see him at work. Not that we see much of the photographers, the film concentrates on females. Sometimes they are dressed, usually they are undressed. We see a several hardcore scenes being recorded, but usually we see females on the set. Many of these sets are either artsy, weird or fascinating. There are also shorts scenes of the changing of the guard in Copenhagen. This film is not a film in the traditional sense, for no true storyline is told. In fact it is more or less a collage of moving photographs.
Description: The Daniel Project puts ancient predictions under a journalistic microscope and examinates of Biblical prophecies attempts to determine how accurately they've predicted modern happenings such as terrorism, climate change and armed conflict in the Middle East. If false, the Bible is discredited. If true, there are rough times ahead.
Description: Hervé Lewis is not only a mentor to many stars (Johnny Hallyday, Jean Reno, Emmanuelle Béart, and more), but also a professional photographer. After the success of many renowned advertising campaigns for Aubade Lingerie, Hervé Lewis' first film, in which he rediscovers the lighting of his black and white photographs, is dedicated to the beauty of women. His pure and poetic photos convey an uncommon sensuality, power and intensity. Through Hervé Lewis' lens, each girl becomes a star.
Description: A nice documentary on the Transport Organization and the repression they suffered from the racist and brutal disclaimers of the Philidelphia police department and the US justice system
Description: The Everglades of Florida abduct us into an alien world. The phenomenon of an endless, flat, water surface produces a rich and pretty flora and fauna. The abundance of fish provides meal for countless species of birds and the boss of all swamps: alligators - gigantic, primeval reptiles as neighbours of the folks that live here. However, the main target of this adventure is to search the Florida manatees. They are regarded as the most serene and gentle animals in the world. Year for year, they migrate up the rivers from the Gulf of Mexico. It is only here, at the pleasantly warm springs, where one can experience this comparatively unknown and extremely threatened species first hand. They transport their stately bodies astonishingly graceful, as if they were dancers in an underwater ballet. Magical light results of the sun enable a backdrop of turquoise coloured water and roots to shine brilliantly. All in magical 3D.
Description: Palavra (En)Cantada is a documentary directed by Helena Solberg, who makes a adventure in the history of the Brazilian songbook with a look at the relationship between poetry and music, sewing testimonials of nice names of our culture, musical performances and nice research of images.
Description: The storyline of one man's lifelong journey, walking with God and learning how to receive back to the simple, productive ways of sustainable provision that were given to boy in the garden of Eden.
Description: Making-of documentary that covers "Cobra Verde," Herzog's last movie with Kinski before Kinski's death. This is the documentary that registers the behind the scenes moments of "Cobra Verde", the last project that united director Werner Herzog to actor Klaus Kinski. The notorious and infamous relation between the two filled Cinema theatres with masterpieces, but also filled pages of Cinema History with mutual declarations of both love and hate.
Description: This is the companion video to Ricky Jay's selection of poker tunes entitled "Ricky Jay plays poker." It details John C. Riley and another popular people, sitting around a table headed by the incomparable Mr. Jay, discussing poker, sleight of hand, and proposition bets.
Description: Tag Kermode brings a tribute to the successful Alien series, featuring interviews with the cast members and directors, including Sigourney Weaver and Ridley Scott. This documentary is featured on the 9th disc of the Alien Quadrilogy DVD set, released in 2003.
Description: Warren Miller's Flow State is a zone of such singular focus and connection with the environment that, in this place, the faster you ride, the slower time passes. The Flow State exists anywhere crisp winter air shocks your lungs and sunlight refracts snowflakes, allowing you to emerge from this state improved - happier, more confident and more aware of your surroundings. So buckle up, because Warren Miller's 63rd movie will take you into the zone...the moment...the groove...the center...the Flow State.
Description: From Led Zeppelin to The Rolling Stones, Elvis to Madonna, John Lennon to Johnny Rotten, Bob Gruen has captured half a century of melody through the eye of a lens. In this landmark documentary series, award-winning filmmaker Don Letts reveals the stories behind some of the most popular rock 'n' roll photographs of all time.
Description: From Dr Who to The Dark Side of the Moon to modern day dance music, the pioneering members of the Electronic Melody Studios radically changed the sound-scape of the 20th Century. What the Future Sounded Like says this fascinating storyline of British electronic music. What The Future Sounded Like mixes experimental visual and sonic techniques with animation and never-seen-since archival footage. A sonic and visual collage, this documentary colors in a lost chapter in melody history, uncovering a group of composers and melody engineers who harnessed technology and fresh concepts to re-imagine the boundaries of melody and sound.
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