Description: Like a mosaic, the movie “Our Garden of Eden” shows the daily life in an allotment garden zone that reflects the multiethnic and multicultural modern Swiss society today. Folks of different geographical, religious, social and political backgrounds till the world of their respective lots here side by side, creating a microcosm full of dreams, loneliness, homesickness, joy, family tragedies, strokes of fate and conflicts. The Swiss idea of tidiness and order meets an exotic talent for improvisation, the will to integrate and respect meet ignorance. Christians and Muslims, folks from nations at enmity play a peaceful coexistence in the allotment gardens, sharing what seems most precious in our society today: time, attention and space. They search the path to themselves as well as a zone in the eternal cycle that life is.
Description: Set in the foothills of the Appalachians, this movie explores one man's vision of using green burials to conserve land. Dr. Billy Campbell, the town's physician, and his efforts have radically changed our view of burials in the United States. Dying Green focuses on the revolutionary concept of using our own death and natural burial to fund land conservation and make wildlife preserves.
Description: Betting, boxing, and boozing: this is the weird, real storyline of the time Norman Mailer confronted James Toback to argue about the difference between bourbon and scotch, setting off a years-long rivalry that climaxed in a stare-down during a tense Jets vs. Browns minigame and a couple well-placed stomach punches. In this short, Toback recounts the tale of his of his encounters with one of America's all-time nice writers.
Description: The storyline of an outsider from East Baltimore, an zone challenged by gang violence and poverty. Often misunderstood, Coffin Nachtmahr found acceptance among a subculture of “throwers” and it turns out, he’s a virtuoso. He actually supports others search a constructive and social outlet by sharing the very toy that inspired him.
Description: The portrait of a paramedic and his relationship with death. A duel between the deep pleasure that gives him the adrenaline when he turns on the siren, and the emotional weariness from being the witness of countless tragedies.
Description: The American military has used the Arizona desert on the US border to Mexico for staging field manoeuvres since the end of Globe Fight Two. Abandoned relics strewn across the landscape bear witness to 60 years of developments in the machinery of war. Helicopters cruise above the vast zone and pilots practice dropping bombs. Between these fight minigames and the reality of surveillance cameras, border patrols and fences, migrants attempt to create their method across the desert to reach the United States. Cacti can be lifesavers, but sometimes it’s even too late for them to be of any aid. The desert claims its victims, those that manage to create it past the patrols. But there are also individuals here who support those adrift in a no man’s land between fight minigames and reality. Those that recover the dead.
Description: Award-winning filmmaker Sandhya Suri (I for India) skilfully weaves together archive footage to make an emotionally resonant storyline about life across India from 1899 to 1947. Drawn exclusively from the BFI National Archive, Around India details some of the earliest surviving movie from India as well as superb travelogues, intimate home films and newsreels from British, French and Indian filmmakers. Taking in Maharajas and Viceroys, fakirs and farmhands and personalities such as Sabu and Gandhi, the movie explores not only the folks and territories of over 70 years ago, but asks us to engage with broader themes of a shared history, shifting perspectives in the lead up to Indian independence and the ghosts of the past. Around India boasts a magnificent fresh score that fuses western and Indian melody from composer and sarod user Soumik Datta.
Description: Brazil. Historically Pernambuco state in the country’s northeast was characterised agriculturally by the sugarcane industry. Today there is a fresh sector in the economy: different evangelical Christian groups are on the rise. The mantra of the evangelicals, who have gained an ever-increasing influence in Brazilian society over the past years, is the attainment of improvements in one’s private and economic cases through adherence to an extreme religious practice. In Brazil the evangelicals have established themselves as a growing political power over the past years. They control segments of the media and preach hate and intolerance towards homosexuality and another creeds. HOLY TREMOR focuses on a young generation of priests, producers and singers who hail from a rural zone and create gospel music. Wagner and de Burca take into acc the environment of the protagonists in order to create ethics, morality and life visible in an aesthetic agglomeration.
Description: Depicts the legendary skateboarders as they achieve globe wide fame by winning globe championships and then descent into the globe of drug addiction and crime. This documentary is moving and is geared as a warning to those who are considering drug experimentation. It details unseen archival skateboarding footage of the founders of skateboarding as we know it today.
Description: For 35 years, Boulder-based photographer James Balog (Chasing Ice) has broken fresh conceptual and artistic ground on one of the most necessary problems of our era: human modification of our planet’s natural systems. Now, feeling an urgent need to present how climate change is impacting his own country, Balog creates stunning photos that reveal how environmental issues are affecting the lives of average Americans.
Description: In 1961 Lithuanian American artist and impresario George Maciunas established the avant-garde art movement Fluxus. George features the rise of Fluxus following a sensationalized tour of “concerts” in Europe in 1962, and continuing in Fresh York for most of the 1960s and ’70s. During this time Maciunas was converting the dying industrial buildings of Soho into a network of artists’ lofts, creating one of the first official true estate co-ops of artist-owned buildings. Maciunas’s life and legacy—as recounted by artists of his generation, including Yoko Ono and Jonas Mekas—ignited debates that remain pivotal to artists working today.
Description: 8 young musicians from all over the globe took a street trip across South Africa, arriving in Cape City ahead of the Globe Economic Forum. They were there to raise awareness about the half a million girls who die from pregnancy and childbirth similar causes every year. For many of them, it was their first time in Africa, and for all of them, it was the first time they'd met every other. As they traveled, they performed gigs in orphanages, schools and city halls, meeting, collaborating and learning from the South Africans who came to watch them play.
Description: Vs the backdrop of Ireland’s stunning west coast, this movie digs deep into the day to day lives of the surf community, taking the audience beyond the bluster of the typical adrenaline fueled movie to make a very true portrait of those who select the surf lifestyle.
Description: Mary Beard is on a point to uncover the true Caesar, and to challenge public perception. She seeks the answers to some large questions. How did he become a one-man ruler of Rome? How did he test spin and PR on his method to the top? Why was he killed? And she asks some equally intriguing tiny questions. How did he conceal his bald patch? Did he really die, as William Shakespeare place it, with the words Et tu, Brute on his lips? Above all, Mary explores his surprising legacy right up to the show day. Like it or not, Caesar is still show in our daily lives, our language, and our politics. Many dictators since, not to mention some another less autocratic leaders, have learned the tricks of their trade from Julius Caesar.
Description: How can you express everything that you wish to somebody you love, knowing that if you don't, that might be the last occasion that you have? That is a reality that we all face, but for BASE jumpers, the risk of death sometimes effects in something nice and unexpected - love. This is the true storyline of a pure love between two mates in the face of risk and tragedy.
Description: Fresh forms of manipulation and the inundation of stimuli from fresh media pose a nice risk to children’s mental health. Finally, society has started to respond. A secular culture of consciousness is arising: meditation and fresh forms of resilience and mindfulness training have formed part of the curriculum in many of Europe’s schools. Can systematic inner development genuinely enable young folks to take responsibility – for their own lives, for society and for the world? Can openness, compassion and an ethical attitude in kids be increased by mental training?
Description: “I don’t wish to be known as just a one-armed climber,” tells Maureen Beck. “I just wish to be a nice climber.” Beck may have been born missing her lower left arm, but she is not here to be your inspiration.
Description: "Life After Flash" looks at the roller coaster life of Sam J Jones since his role as Flash Gordon, his struggles and successes, and the aftermath of when he went up vs one of the most strong producers in Hollywood.
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