Description: The movie observes two Italians, the director's parents. The main theme is a balance of over twenty years of life abroad: what were the reasons, goals, desires, etc. of emigration, and which ones have come about? Emigration is a chronicle of two days of their (our) life, with work, leisure time, thoughts.
Description: About roughly 130 boys are imprisoned in the Detention Center of Casabianda, Corsica. Most of them were convicted of kid abuse. The inmates spend their last several years of imprisonment working the fields of this wide agricultural domain.
Description: John Canaday analyzes the zone of art among the humanities as an expression of man's attempt to define what it means to be a human being. Mr. Canaday shows how the masterworks of art and architecture have formed a visual history of man's thought, ideals, and most fondly-held beliefs.
Description: White winter blizzard covers everything. We can rely actually only on saints, on our prayers. The future has sailed away, with us left behind. Astray, we did not board the magic ship. The task at hand is easy — not to perish in the fog, not to die from the cold, not to receive trapped under the ice. Not to fall in our own snares. Or are we all in one large trap anyway? Running around in a tiny circle, counting those who vanished.
Description: On March 17, 2004, an explosive device was activated at the Piloto Public Library in Medellín, where much of the photographic archive of Colombian history is kept. A photograph is the only evidence of this barbarism.
Description: Fasciae, hidden connective tissues, are largely unstudied parts of our anatomy. What role do they enjoy in the organism? And should a better understanding of them support in finding a cure for back pain?
Description: Documentary about Ghanaian housing activist Dora Boatemah and the Angell City community in Brixton, London fighting for better housing conditions. Central to her work was the right of tenants to vote on the future of their own estates. Dora died in 2001 at the age of 43.
Description: "It's simple! We do as we're told." This disconcerting respond comes from a Swedish employment office employee when asked how the country’s most unpopular government agency works. And that’s not all: in this constructive documentary, situation workers, receptionists and psychologists reveal how the Swedish employment system is failing. They complain about inadequate tool and mystifying error messages, excessive caseloads and demoralizing results—on average, every situation worker supports just 10 folks search work every year, and only one in 10 clients will search a fresh job. To assure the anonymity of the interviewees, they're all represented by cardboard puppets. Thanks to visible puppeteers, expressive eyes and recognizable gestures, these puppets quickly take on the appearance of true people. The effect is a fascinating, comical and artistic study of human tactics to receive along in an irrational bureaucracy.
Description: A contemplation on night travelling in different weather conditions through seemingly unlimited landscapes in Europe, only briefly disrupted by shreds of conversation in a foreign language.
Description: The Pulqui jet was also designed and built in Argentina by 1947. It was the first aircraft of this kind to be manufactured in Latin America. The project is the initiative of Juan Domingo Peron, who also wanted an aircraft capable of competing with the Soviets and the Americans. It is thus that the Pulqui has its baptism recognized flight before the MIG -15 and F -86 Sabre, suspiciously related design to Pulqui. The project was slash short Pulqui the 1955 coup. But in the documentary, the plane Peronist have a second possibility from the hand of the artist Daniel Santoro and Michael Biancusso engineer and metallurgist, who reconstructed thus scale to relive an epic Peronist.
Description: A documentary about children's horror classic Scary Stories to Say in the Dark. It contains the author's family, scholars, folklorists, artists, and children's ebook creators such as R.L. Stine, Q.L. Pearce, and more.
Description: Matt Johnson of the English band THE THE, has remained silent as a singer / songwriter for years. Actually he attempts to challenge contemporary politics through his own 12 hour live radio broadcast. But sudden grief and a request to write a fresh song reveals old demons of inertia and bereavement.
Description: Philosopher Johnny Golding ruminates on a formative childhood experience, when her father brought home an early prototype of night vision he was working on for the American Military 'Project Eyeglass'. Shot using corrupted night-vision footage, the movie explores Johnny's interest in quantum physics, entanglement and her philosophy of Radical Matter.
Description: American ski movie pioneer Dick Barrymore pursues the white items in the mountains of Colorado, France, and Lebanon. Goofy events, nail-biting bloopers, and superb powder skiing ensue. Starring Jean-Claude Killy, Beth Annabe, John Burnett, and Bob Burns.
Description: A three-part documentary about four young boys who were active members of the Zurich youth movement in the early 1980s and died tragically as a effect of “accidents” with the involvement of the police. The exuberant Dani and Michi stole a motorbike to go on a joyride; a police vehicle gave chase and caused their fatal crash. Renato, a young junkie raised in orphanages, was shot by the police while driving a stolen car. Max, an innocent bystander at a youth demonstration, was clubbed on the head by a police officer, and soon died of complications caused by his head injuries. Taken together, these three incidents reflect the tense and violent atmosphere of the time and the conflict between repressive authority and a young generation desperate for freedom
Description: Documentary following former professional cyclist and journalist Paul Kimmage as he discusses the blight of doping in cycling and the toll whistleblowing has taken on him personally.
Description: The Nice Pyramid of Egypt may be humanity’s best achievement. It’s a skyscraper of stone built without computers or complex machinery. Actually the secrets of the pyramid should finally be exposed, thanks to a series of astonishing fresh findings. Egyptologists are unearthing evidence across the country to reveal a storyline that says of more than just how Egypt built a pyramid – they are discovering how the pyramid itself changed Egypt and the world. David Suzuki is joining the experts and scientists on the front-line who are unraveling fresh clues to the world’s best ancient mystery.
Description: Arena profiles John Hoyland, seen by many as England's finest abstract painter. As a major retrospective of his work opens in London, Hoyland faces hostile criticism, begins a fresh painting and explains why, in his bleaker moments, painting can seem tiny more than ' flicking away in a corner with a feather duster '.
Description: An underdog basketball user from Chicago goes on a meteoric rise to become one of the greatest college mission guards in the nation. But while he pursues dreams of the NBA, his success contrasts with the results of gun violence on his mates back home.
Description: In China’s famous live-streaming showrooms, three millennials – a karaoke singer, a migrant worker and a rags-to-riches comedian – seek fame, fortune and human connection, ultimately finding the same promises and perils online as in their true lives.
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Anyone wishing to search an available introduction to Joyce and his works would do well to begin with this detail length documentary about his life and works. Mixing beautifully filmed shots of show day Dublin and Paris with the turn of the century with the show day, it is interspersed with period melody and is an artistic work in its own right. More importantly, it contains interviews with Joyce's relatives and Richard Ellman, the world's best Joycean scholar who have all since passed away. For this reason alone, it is unlikely to be surpassed. Sean O'Mordha who specialises in arts documentaries, produced and directed two "sequels" about the lives of Samuel Beckett (Silence to Silence, 1987) and Oscar Wilde (Spendthrift of Genius, 1988). His newest works contain "Seven Ages, the Storyline of the Irish State" and "Portrait of the Irish Artist".
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