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Description: A compelling private adventure with David Stratton, as he relates the fascinating development of our cinema history. David tutorials us from his boyhood cinema experience of Australia in England, where he saw the first photos of this strange and exotic landscape via the medium of film, to his migration to Australia as a ‘ten pound pom’ in 1963 and onto his show day reflections on the iconic themes that run through our cinematic legacy. All of this reflects a passionate engagement in a uniquely Australian medium. Parallel and at the heart of the series is the storyline of an industry whose growing pains David has witnessed over a lifetime. Alongside David, the protagonists of this history are the giants of Australian cinema – both behind the camera and in front of it.
Description: During the Pinochet dictatorship, Jorge Lübbert became an instrument for the Chilean secret services, who forced him to work for them in an extremely violent way. He was able to escape from Chile and became a fight photographer based in Belgium. Today, his son Andrés takes him back to the territories of his unfinished past.
Description: A young boy decides to join the army. He becomes the drummer in the military band, and his daily life is actually a combination of military training and music. What does the Argentine Units do these days, more than thirty years after the dictatorship? What does it mean to be a soldier in a country without wars?
Description: Follow the Bugatti vehicle company as they attempt to make a follow-up to their record-breaking supercar, the Veyron. Upon its release in 2005, the Veyron immediately became popular for being both the fastest production supercar ever, as well as the most expensive. However, ten years soon many another vehicles have begun to threaten the Veyron's legacy, and so Bugatti actually is attempting to make an even better supercar. The tool follows the Bugatti squad as they overcome different engineering and design hurdles and take the fresh vehicle through a series of rigorous tests in order to achieve their target and surpass the Veyron's legacy.
Description: A look at the prison breakout of Richard Matt and David Sweat from Clinton Correctional facility, as well as a look back at some of the most daring and ingenious prison breaks in American history.
Description: Documentary which follows the construction of a trailblazing 36,000-tonne steel structure to entomb the ruins of the nuclear power plant destroyed in the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. It movies close up with the squad of international engineers as they race to build the fresh structure before Chernobyl's original concrete sarcophagus - the hastily built structure that covers the reactor - collapses. Built to last just thirty years, the temporary sarcophagus is actually crumbling, putting the globe at risk of other release of radioactive dust. Radiation lvls create it impossible for workers to build the fresh shelter directly over the old reactor, so engineers are erecting the fresh megastructure - taller than the turret of Large Ben and three times heavier than the Eiffel Turret - to one side and will then face the challenge of sliding the biggest object ever moved on land into zone over the old reactor.
Description: The Fall of the I-Hotel brings to life the war for housing in San Francisco. The brutal eviction of the International Hotel's tenants culminated a decade of spirited resistance to the razing of Manilatown. The Fall of the I-Hotel works on few levels. It not only documents the struggle to save the I-Hotel, but also gives an overview of Filipino American history.
Description: How does progress in a town influence the life of its inhabitants? Panama is one of the fastest-growing economies in Latin America, as reflected primarily in the different construction mega-projects that have been adorning the capital of this tiny country. Many in this town brag about the pace of development that is taking place, but to what mission can we speak of development? The documentary seeks to assess this development in terms of the improvement or worsening it produces in the Panamanians’ quality of life.
Description: The particular reality experienced by Panama for almost a century due to the military presence of United States in the former Canal Territory is narrated through unpublished materials and revealing interviews with many of the social and cultural personalities who left their imprints in this story. The life in "the zone", the identity of the "zonians", the happenings that led to the handover of the military bases and the administration to the Panamanians are part of a plot as complex as the storyline itself.
Description: What does the ocean really sound like? What we hear is a vibration in the air, a vibration no one sees. Sound is invisible, but it drives us; it makes us cry, laugh, remember and dance; it rattles our insides, it moves us. Through a series of outlandish characters, the documentary takes the viewer on a voyage of the senses, as it reflects on nature, communal life, solitude and silence.
Description: This investigation into the layers of mass incarceration and its shaping of the modern black American family is seen through the eyes of a single mother in Fresh Orleans, Louisiana.
Description: The debate within a family from the Panamanian elite on a referendum for expanding the Panama Channel is illustrated through a poetic adventure along a river, a coastline and an inter-oceanic channel. On this journey, the documentary inquires as to whether our understanding of development is at the service of boy or if, on the contrary, boy is used for the benefit of variables stemming from the notion of development.
Description: Boasting an exceptional visual style to match its elemental themes, Soul Birds from documentarian Riedelsheimer, observes the intimate relationship between human beings and nature in this deeply moving portrait of three kids battling leukemia.
Description: The documentary follows Augusto Macedo, the at that time oldest taxi driver in the world, through his hometown Lisbon, creating a portrait of the town and it's inhabitants.
Description: Featuring new, previously unseen footage documenting the bizarre and unsettling things that happened to filmmakers David Farrier and Dylan Reeve as Tickled premiered at movie festivals and theaters in 2016. Lawsuits, personal investigators, disrupted screenings and surprise appearances are just part of what they encounter along the way. Amidst fresh threats, the duo starts to respond questions that remained once the credits rolled on Tickled, including whether the disturbing behavior they uncovered will ever come to an end.
Description: The life of General Victoriano Lorenzo, of indigenous descent, guerrilla warrior from the One Thousand Day War, shot by a firing team of the oligarchy before the birth of Panama as a Republic and the building of the Canal by the North Americans in 1903, is reconstructed through few characters who know his history, life and myth. An indigenous painter, an indigenous chief, a peasant, a violinist, a singer of rhymes and a former guerrilla warrior talk to us about the life of our Transparent Hero, as we delve into their worlds of everyday struggle in a country that is proud of its economic growth and gradually seeks to eliminate the memory of its people. These are stories that are weaved to highlight the figure of Victoriano Lorenzo through the imagination that creates time in the self-image of Panamanians amidst memories, versions and contradictions.
Description: Leisure in a large town. What is more boring? What is more empty and meaningless? Look at that silly changing of the guard outside the Royal Palace or that film theater bombastic advert "Adventure is escapism". Consider those deserted tables outside a café or those children testing hide and seek at the top of a building under construction. The viewer is caught in the whirlwind of ordinary boredom.
Description: A movie about a famous neighbourhood in Beijing, and what happened there in relation to the 2008 Olympic Games. Qianmen is a famous neighbourhood in the very heart of Beijing, just south of the Tiananmen Square. In the perspective of the 2008 Olympic Games, the town decided that the six hundred years old neighbourhood has to be “rehabilitated”. It is actually in the line of fire of the promoters, and the 80000 folks living there are facing drastic (and dramatic) changes. The movie follows the rapidly changing life in the neighbourhood for more than a year and a half, from one reality to another, fully various one. Tiny by little, fragment per fragment, the movie is drawing a portrait of a neighbourhood, recording memory of a later disappearing reality. A storyline of China today.
Description: In February 2002, families living in the Robert Taylor Homes public housing development were given a 180 day notice of eviction. In six months, the community that had been their home for generations would be demolished. DISLOCATION chronicles the lives of tenants in one building as they transport through the six-month relocation process. The filmmakers follow three families as they prepare for their own transport and as they support others around them. Dislocation is a storyline of a community coping with its own impending demise. It is a tale of courage, hope, and survival.
Description: "There aren't any another sports that have pros who present up at local spots. It certainly doesn't happen in ball-sports!" - Tony Hawk. Tony and team set out again to amaze and astound locals who thought they should grab a quiet session at their local park only to search it filled with hoards of skateboard fans. The power of the cellphone brings in everyone from skaters and their parents to random locals who've heard the name Tony Hawk.
Description: Narrated by Academy Award® champion Jeff Bridges, DREAM BIG: Engineering Our Globe is a first movie of its type for IMAX® and giant screen theaters that will transform how we think about engineering. From the Nice Wall of China and the world's tallest buildings to underwater robots, solar vehicles and smart, sustainable cities, DREAM BIG celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels large and small, and shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and nice ways. With its inspiring stories of human grit and aspiration, and extraordinary visuals for the world's biggest screens, DREAM BIG reveals the compassion and creativity that drive engineers to make better lives for folks and a more sustainable future for us all. DREAM BIG is a MacGillivray Freeman movie produced in partnership with American Society of Civil Engineers and presented by Bechtel Corporation.
Description: A documentary chronicling the pioneering efforts of black filmmaker William D. Foster in the early years of the industry and Oscar Micheaux's controversial impact on the subsequent "race movies".
Description: With renowned wine importer Martine Saunier as our guide, we adventure into Portugal's spectacular Douro Valley to discover the mystery and complexity of the globe of port
Description: Sarah is invited to present her movie in Israel as part of a movie festival bus trip. She is hoping for political discussions and friendship, except the conversation stops every time she brings up the occupation of Palestine.
Description: April 1994 in the Lacandona Jungle, Chiapas, México. The Zapatista girls talk about the living conditions of Mexican indigenous populations and the life of peasant women. They explain the reasons for their struggle and their uprising.
Description: With easy ceremony on Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Newfoundlanders are welcomed as fellow-Canadians. Prime Minister St. Laurent starting off the carving of Newfoundland's coat of arms in the tenth and formerly blank shield over the entrance to the Parliament Buildings, writing in stone other chapter of Confederation. So starts this survey of Canada's tenth province, Newfoundland, its resources and how its folks live. The movie takes us to St. John's, Corner Brook, Bell Island, and contains a visit to Labrador where we see the giant airport at Gander.
Description: A documentary movie about Swiss musician and singer/songwriter Stephan Eicher, his Yéniche roots and the history and persecution of the Yéniche folks in Switzerland and their urls to Swiss music.
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