Description: A Palestinian poet and an Italian journalist meet five Palestinians and Syrians in Milan who entered Europe via the Italian island of Lampedusa after fleeing the fight in Syria. They decide to support them finished their adventure to Sweden, and hopefully avoid getting themselves arrested as traffickers, by faking a wedding. With a Palestinian mate dressed up as the bride and a dozen or so Italian and Syrian mates as wedding guests, they cross halfway over Europe on a four-day adventure of three thousand kilometres.
Description: Among the millions of victims of the Nazi madness during the Second Globe War, Pierre Seel was charged with homosexuality and imprisoned in the Schirmeck concentration camp. He survived this terrifying experience of torture and humiliation, and after the fight he married, had three children, and tried to live a normal life. In 1982, however, he came to terms with his past and his real nature and decided to publicly reveal what he and thousands of another homosexuals branded with the Pink Triangle had undergone during the Nazi regime. Il Rosa Nudo (Naked Rose), inspired by the real storyline of Pierre Seel, depicts in a theatrical and evocative method the Homocaust, focusing on the scientific theories of SS Physician Carl Peter Værnet for the treatment of homosexuality, which paved the method for the Nazi persecution of gay men.
Description: Haunted by uncanny similarities between Nazi scene techniques and the showmanship employed by modern entertainers, a filmmaker investigates the dangers of audience manipulation and leader worship.
Description: Each day in Finland alone, two folks commit suicide. Thousands of folks are affected by suicide yearly. Once I Dreamt of Life is a detail length documentary movie about suicide. It’s an acc about one’s private relation to suicide, but also studies suicide as social phenomena: The motives, warning signs & consequences. The movie follows the adventure of a young man, an animated hero based on a true person, on his path towards suicide. The adventure is described by folks who’ve had encounters with suicide – parents who lost their child, young adults who considered or even tried committing suicide. When linked together, these experiences offer a collage of our perception of suicide. They say about how folks cope with the past and search a reason to go on with their lives. The intention is not to romanticize suicide or judge. It encourages folks to talk about painful and hard experiences and reminds us how necessary it is to be heard.
Description: Oklahoma is rodeo country. Sometimes Its Gonna Harm is a movie about the toughest of all rodeo events-- bullriding, and how young riders grow up to become bullriders. It was commissioned by the PBS series, "Matters of Life and Death".
Description: In this inspiring and intensely private documentary, filmmaker Jean-Albert lièvre confronts his mother’s Alzheimer’s disease. At first, Flore is placed in a specialized institution and, with her condition getting worse, was destined to a prison like facility, medicated to a state of near-stupor. Watching her condition steadily decline, Lièvre, heartbroken and desperate, takes Flore out of the institution in a wheelchair and installs her in a house in corsica. there, surrounded by the sea, the sun and the wind, and no longer medicated, she starts to walk, smile and even paint again. chronicling Flore’s life over three years, he learns that the debilitating condition is not something you die with, it’s something you live with. What began with a cell smartphone camera recording the negative results of drugs, became a touching movie about hope, about recovering dignity, and ultimately, about a son’s gratitude.
Description: The globe knows Paul Newman as an Academy Award winning actor with a fifty-plus year career as one of the most prolific and revered actors in American Cinema. He was also well known for his philanthropy; Newman's Own has given more than four hundred and thirty million dollars to charities around the world. Yet several know the gasoline-fueled passion that became so necessary in this complex, multifaceted man's makeup. Newman’s deep-seated passion for racing was so intense it nearly sidelined his acting career. His racing career spanned thirty-five years; Newman won four national championships as a driver and eight championships as an owner. Not terrible for a guy who didn't even begin racing until he was forty-seven years old.
Description: In this first project of Kim Longinotto while she was a student at Englands National School of Tv and Movie she filmed the everyday life in a women boarding school situated in an old isolated castle in Buckinghamshire. Until she was 17, Longinotto lived in this boarding school, finaly she run away from there. In this dark and expressive black and white documentary, Longinotto exposes the repressive school from the students perspective. It seems to be a type of miniature state with bizzare rules, idigestibel meal and absurd punishments. The documentary starts with an graduation ceremony. The director blows her own trumpet, afterwards the movie describes the everyday routine of schoollife. The movie ends up with the students leaving for holidays. As a effect of this documentary, the boarding school was closed down one year after the release of the film.
Description: A movie study in which the symbol of flight which contradicts human limitations inspires an emotional rhythm of scenes varying along three lines: the human desire for the sky (the first attempts for flight), the death of birds (experiments on animals) and the death of a human being in heights (a fall which isn´t a flight).
Description: This documentary recounts the dysfunctional state of the death penalty in the state of California by revisiting the crimes, arrest, trials and appeals of Lawrence Bittaker, a convicted serial assassin who has been on death row at San Quentin since 1981.
Description: Extreme Winter contains rare footage and private interviews with a unique group of athletes, including a number of past and actual globe champions, as they challenge the most intimidating forces of nature during her most volatile year, and share "how" and "why" they challenge the limits of convention.
Description: Following the adventure of a group of young girls as they compete for spots on the 2004 U.S. synchronized swimming squad and train relentlessly to victory an Olympic medal, Sync or Swim offers a uniquely intimate look at a mocked and misunderstood sport that combines artistic and athletic expression. The movie also examines the media storm that threatens the team's Olympic dreams when one of its members suffers devastating injuries and faces manslaughter charges as a effect of a tragic vehicle accident. Juxtaposing scenes that are intense and emotional, uplifting and mesmerizing, quirky and entertaining, Sync or Swim is the first-ever behind the scenes documentary about the making of the U.S. Olympic Synchronized Swimming Team.
Description: It's the summer of 1989 in Fresh York's Lower East Side. Homeless folks have turned Tompkins Square Park into a tent city. On a nearby corner lot deeper in Alphabet City, where punk became popular and Allen Ginsburg wrote much of his poetry, a bunch of folks test to create a soup kitchen work. They scrounge their meal supplies from restaurants, fish stores and dumpsters. They build fires in the dirt and cook on old sewer grates. However the authorities threaten to close down the soup kitchen. The impeccably constructed black and white photos give a view of the pre Disneyfication of Fresh York Town in this nice work from filmmaker Lech Kowalski.
Description: In the summer of 1983, just days before the birth of his first son, writer and theologian John Hull went blind. In order to create sense of the upheaval in his life, he began keeping a diary on audio cassette.
Description: Mouth Melody demonstrates the distinctive modes of the human voice, the most influential of all musical instruments, takes on in southern folk melody and folk culture. These modes can span traditional a cappella performance styles as well as special expressive vocal forms that have evolved as part of everyday life, work, and play: hollerin’, jump-rope rhymes, “eephing,” nonsense songs, auctioneering, drill sergeant’s patter and others.
Description: Dancing in Dulias was made by members of Lesbians and Gays Help the Miners (LGSM) and Lesbians Vs Pit Closures during and instant after the 1984/85 minders strike. Like the forthcoming movie, Pride, it documents the interactions between lesbians and gay boys and the miners and their families in Dulais in South Wales - only this time it's the true thing. As well as some memorable footage that contains the Blaenant Lodge banner leading the 1985 Lesbian and Gay Pride march and LGSM members struggling with bingo at the local community hall, the movie documents the wider political impact of this seemingly unlikely alliance. (cont. http://www.cambridgefilmfestival.org.uk/films/2014/dancing-in-dulais#sthash.HScQCj7E.dpuf)
Description: The unpublished correspondence between the nice musician Pau Casals, and the Catalan poet Joan Alavedra, and the accounts given by experts, will say the storyline behind the creation of The Manger, a musical composition born of a poem by the same title, which became a message for globe peace.
Description: Directed by BAFTA Award champion Hamish Hamilton, the film was filmed during the closing night of the V&A installation and details appearances by Pulp leader Jarvis Cocker, fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, and more, as well as insight from David Bowie Is curators Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh.
Description: A long overdue documentary that says the storyline of 2000AD, the unsung cult character of the comics industry. This movie will celebrate and pay respect to the comic and discover its importance and influence on contemporary pop culture.
Description: A tiny city blanketed on the Midwest plains, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma has prospered despite dust bowls and oil busts that left many towns barren. Thriving on the town’s perseverance and pioneering spirit is the school’s marching band – The Pride of Broken Arrow. Despite their humble beginnings, the Broken Arrow band has become one of the nation’s dominating forces in the competitive globe of marching band. This candid documentary reveals how these young musicians and their teachers come to understand the power of tradition, the depth of their hero and the undeniable force of destiny that will push them towards the pinnacle of their season - Grand Nationals in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Pride of Broken Arrow is a refreshing and inspirational look into a quintessential American drama.
Description: Across Africa, folks are using soccer to lift themselves up, to make change in their communities and to pave the method for progress. "The Pretty Game" follows few unforgettable Africans who are beating the odds on and off the pitch.
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