Description: "Why do I remember one thing and not the other?" In her movie essay "Grandfather Never Saw the Sea", Christine Huerzeler explores her own family history in an unusual and unusually poetic way. The film-maker interlaces family recordings, found footage and newest photos into a visual and acoustic examination of her origins. Upon closer inspection, it reveals the frictions, cracks and unconfessed longings which ultimately betray domestic happiness as merely staged. "Be great to every other, tells the father. We have a nice time together". Beyond the personal, Huerzeler's movie is accurate in documenting the atmosphere of an whole era. The unease of the individual is also the unease of a generation which grew up in a supposedly gratis society, yet lived under the constantly looming shadow of the Cold War.
Description: Between 1942 and 1944 some 24,916 Jews were deported from Belgium to Auschwitz. The roundups and deportations were organised and carried out by the Nazis with the - not everytime conscious - cooperation of Belgian authorities. The attitude of the authorities here varied from outright resistance to voluntary or unwitting collaboration.
Description: Following the 2001 terrorist attacks on Fresh York City, one item of clothing has gained a scandalous global reputation: the headscarf. All over the world, a major debate is going on about whether Muslim girls could be allowed to wear the headscarf in public.
Description: One in five families in Croatia lose their apartment or house due to being unable to pay back credit or hold up with overhead expenses. The rigorous Seizure Law provides banks and another institutions with an easier method of gaining true estate. When the system fails, when a citizen has nowhere to apply for assistance and when the unscrupulous administration dislodges them from their flats or houses, then young activists arrive to support and with their bodies prevent the execution of the eviction. HOME has recorded grievous scenes from the very territories where the cordons of unique police test force to drag away children, women, the young and the old - whose one and only want is to stay and live in their only home.
Description: Documentary filmed by young directors in Japan that was shaken by the US-Japan safety pact struggles and student disputes. An illusionary photo comes back to life for the first time in 34 years.
Description: This work, featuring color movie of the pretty sight of sea plankton, has been praised all over the world. Tokyo Cinema, established by Okada Sozo (1903–1983), brought together microscopy expert Kobayashi Yonesaku (1905–2005) and another perfect staff and led the globe of science cinema through the 1950s and 60s.
Description: The concert, which took zone at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, was hosted by Ken Burns and featured performances by Dierks Bentley, Rosanne Cash, Rodney Crowell, Rhiannon Giddens, Vince Gill, Kathy Mattea, Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart, Asleep at the Wheel, Holly Williams and Dwight Yoakam.
Description: At the center of this documentary are Hamid Naficy, a historian of Middle Eastern and Iranian cinema and his family, who remained in Iran. Behind them, however, we see the shadows of thousands of another families whose offspring - artists, researchers, scientists - live far away from their homeland. In following Naficy's private and professional life, this documentary reels in his generation as well, to discover identity, immigration, exile and the cultural purgatory that is created as immigrants test to preserve their ancestral sense of belonging while seeking to establish a fresh home.
Description: Later after Fresh York state passed a 2015 law that health insurance could cover transgender-related care and services, director Tania Cypriano and producer Michelle Hayashi began bringing their cameras behind the scenes at Fresh York’s Mount Sinai Hospital, where this remarkable documentary captures the emotional and physical adventure of surgical transitioning. Lending equal narrative weight to the experiences of the center’s groundbreaking surgeon Dr. Jess Ting and those of his diverse group of patients, BORN TO BE perfectly balances compassionate private storytelling and fly-on-the-wall vérité. It’s a movie of astonishing access—most importantly into the lives, joys, and fears of the folks at its center.
Description: What once seemed like an esoteric globe actually seems essential to our culture: the community of rare ebook dealers and collectors who, in their love of the delicacy and tactility of books, are supporting to hold the printed word alive. D.W. Young’s elegant and entertaining documentary, executive produced by Parker Posey, is a lively tour of Fresh York’s ebook world, past and present, from the Park Avenue Armory’s annual Antiquarian Ebook Fair, where original editions can fetch hundreds of thousands of dollars; to the Strand and Argosy ebook stores, still standing vs all odds; to the beautifully crammed apartments of collectors and buyers. The movie details a litany of unique guests, including Fran Lebowitz, Susan Orlean, Gay Talese, and a community of dedicated ebook dealers who strongly trust in the wonder of the object and the everlasting importance of what’s inside.
Description: This heartbreaking and revelatory immersive documentary shines a light on the Los Angeles homeless crisis and those individuals trying to create a change. The movie explores multiple aspects of this crisis: how folks search themselves without homes, how their belongings are treated as trash by government officials, and how the larger town community often values private income and business interests above their dignity.
Description: A girl with indiginous roots in her 40s goes on a trip into her past: When she was four years old she had been taken away from her mother by the canadian authorities, like many others. This is her very sad storyline as an example for many others.
Description: The property is place up for sale. Various folks roam the house moved out of curiosity, others eager to buy. Irene's family specifies the sale. The house has fresh inhabitants that initiate the strange act of making the alien zone their own. The rooms take on a fresh dimension and the house acquires a fresh identity far from the previous one. However, is it possible to erase the traces of the past?
Description: For millennia, folks have been enamored of the pretty marble that comes from the mountains in Carrara, Italy. That pursuit has forever changed the geological region, creating vast manmade canyons and permanently changing the face of the Apuan Alps. This compelling piece follows a block of the precious stone from quarry to craftsman’s workshop, allowing viewers to grasp the qualities that create this marble so valued before it graces showrooms, galleries, and ornamental architecture.
Description: In April 2016, over 100 million dollars worth of confiscated elephant tusks and rhinoceros horns were burned by authorities in Nairobi National Park to send an necessary message to the local and global community: the illegal ivory trade gotta come to an end. The fire served as a call to arms for local communities and officials to defend the hunted animals. IVORY BURN allows viewers to witness this historic moment first-hand.
Description: The vast scale of manmade waste is made comprehensible in this experience that immerses viewers in Kenya’s biggest landfill. DANDORA exposes the amount of waste produced by the medical, commercial, and agricultural industries, and explores how this affects the surrounding population: both for its hazardous environmental results and, more positively, the occasions it provides the local population to sell what they salvage from the trash.
Description: By depicting real-life witnesses and current evidence in a courtroom setting, American Trial will say the storyline of the trial that may have occurred had NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo been indicted for the killing of Eric Garner in Staten Island, Fresh York. Using the trial as a conduit, this documentary will examine accountability, race and police/civilian relations in Fresh York Town and beyond.
Description: Mirta Regina Satz worked as chief of treasury of AMIA (Mutual Association Israelita Argentina), interspersing her love for art, until July 18, 1994. In the middle of the working day, a bomb fully destroyed the building. Mirta survived the catastrophe and left the AMIA to reinvent herself at work with her own artistic work. She got engaged and decided a fresh course, uncertain, but true. There she began his construction work for other life.
Description: These extraordinary views of life and landscape in Beijing were filmed during the last years of China's Qing dynasty, before the 1911 Xinhai Revolution overthrew imperial rule. The focus is on daily life, and the views of hawkers, laborers, traders, and artisans reveal the city’s vibrant road culture. Especially striking is the shot of a barber preening his client’s 'Manchu queue' hairstyle.
Description: A very interesting and unusual view showing the progress of the deep excavation at 42nd St. and Broadway. The camera is tilted up and down instead of across the field as in most panoramas.
Description: Official Fight Movie produced by the U.S. Units Signal Corps shows the importance of U.S. and allied factories in turning out military arms and cars to support in the fight effort.
Description: Made over a two-year period, Animal is a detailed adventure through the Spanish geography in find of examples of a topics as concrete as it is horrifying: festivities where animals are hurt. From the classic bullfighting tradition, to all various kinds of celebration, the film approaches the humiliations animals are subjected to. This long adventure contains visits to various towns, from Madrid to the Ebro Delta. It’s all about watching this photos outside the famous context, inside a horror movie festival, and wonder about the disturbing and essential difference in relation with photos of violence in another films: fiction versus reality.
Description: This detail length documentary provides fanatics with an insider’s look at the creation of Season 11 and its triumphant debut on Netflix. Featuring fresh interviews with Joel Hodgson, Jonah Ray, Felicia Day, Patton Oswalt and many others, interwoven with previously unseen footage from all stages of MST3K’s miraculous comeback.
Description: Following the Mississippi River from Cairo, Illinois to Venice, Louisiana, Blue Meridian is a captivating adventure through the dilapidated and worn out Deep South of the United States of America. A cinematographic encounter with folks living among the traces of natural disasters, economic decline and a turbulent history. The Mississippi River flows both through the Deep South and the imagination of the American nation; it draws the border between the East and the West of the country, but also the division between the North and the South. As a blue meridian, it represents the complex relation between zone and identity in North America. The movie portrays folks living in the decay of semi abandoned places, who test to rebuild, preserve and survive, in an attempt to take a stand in their land and its history. Flooding, civil rights movement riots, racism, true estate speculation have caused folks to leave these cities and cities.
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