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Description: Long before O'Reilly and Beck, Morton Downey, Jr., was tearing up the talk-show format with his divisive populism. Between the fistfights, rabid audience, and Mort's cigarette smoke everytime "in your face," The Morton Downey Jr. Present was billed as "3-D television," "rock and roll without the music." Évocateur meditates on the hysteria that ended the '80s and ultimately its most notorious agitator.
Description: Videograms of a Revolution is a 1992 documentary movie compiled by Harun Farocki and Andrei Ujică from over 125 hours of amateur footage, news footage, and excerpts from the Bucharest TV studio overtaken by demonstrators as part of the December 1989 Romanian Revolution.
Description: A new fresh blend of observational documentary and tropical science-fiction, JOHN & JANE follows the stories of six call agents that respond American 1-800 numbers in a Mumbai call center. After a heady mix of American culture training and 14 hour night shifts, the job later begins to take its toll. Counter pointing the fluorescent interiors of late night offices and hyper-malls with the uneasy currents swirling around the characters, JOHN & JANE discovers a young generation of urban Indians that are beginning to live between the true and the virtual. However, this futuristic globe of American aliases and simulated reality is not science fiction, these are the times in which we live. JOHN & JANE raises disturbing questions about the nature of private identity in a 21st century globalised world.
Description: Through the travelogue format, it depicts the multitude of Soviet peoples in remote territories of USSR and features the entirety of the wealth of the Soviet land. Focusing on cultural and economic diversity, the movie is in fact a call for unification in order to build a "complete socialist society".
Description: Investigation of the life of ex-guerrilla Iara Iavelberg (1944-1971), a cultured and pretty girl who left behind a comfortable family life opting to engage in an armed struggle vs the Brazilian military dictatorship.
Description: A documentary about Tourettes sufferer John Davidson. This is a follow-up to the 1989 TV documentary John's Not Angry focusing on his show circumstances as an adult with Tourettes and the impact the earlier documentary had on his life. The movie also follows an 8 year old who has been diagnosed with Tourettes.
Description: An epic detail documentary about a coal mining city with a fiery immigrant heritage, once pivotal in fueling America’s industrial revolution and today in decline and struggling to survive and retain its identity, soul and values – all of which were dramatically challenged when four of the town’s white, star football users were charged in the beating death of an undocumented Mexican immigrant called Luis Ramirez. Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Turnley’s most private work, SHENANDOAH creates a deeply felt portrait of a working class community, and the American Dream on trial.
Description: Ten years after the policy-changing and award-winning film, The Dying Rooms, the same squad returns to a very various China where the infamous One Kid Privacy has had the horrific side result of a boom in stolen children. With extraordinary access to devastated parents desperately searching for their stolen son; a boy who brokers the deals and has sold his own offspring; and prospective parents grappling with giving up their soon-to-be-born daughter through lack of options, we are brought face to face with the crisis that such a stringent government privacy has created among China's poorest people.
Description: This movie says the surprising storyline of how the Allegheny Observatory has been a globe leader in the study of the stars since the 1860s. Self-educated, and often facing unrelenting hardships, the folks associated with the Allegheny Observatory defied the odds to create enormous contributions to the founding of astrophysics and early aviation.
Description: A forbidden love storyline played out in a decade that would later spawn the sexual revolution. Part historical documentary and part experimental narrative the movie reconstructs a mesmerizing and erotic narrative from 60 hours of reel-to-reel audiotape discovered in a suitcase. Recorded in the 1960's by a Mid-western girl and her lover they chronicle the features of their adulterous love affair. Reliant on recording devises to document and memorialize their affair the tape recorder evolves as a confidant, witness and participant, everytime omnipresent creating a welcomed threesome. Mirroring the compulsion to confess ones indiscretions in today's Internet globe these captivating recordings speak to an audience that can remember Bert Parks as well as one who has never set finger to a rotary phone.
Description: John Dobson, an 89 year old with a white ponytail and knack for comedy, is the inventor of the Dobsonian telescope mount, which revolutionized astronomy by making large, inexpensive telescopes and deep zone observing accessible to amateur astronomers around the world.
Description: You may not have heard the name, but after seeing this absorbing documentary, you will never forget her. Artist Altina Schinasi (1907—1999) led a fascinating life that intersected with key movements in 20th century American history. This absorbing documentary follows Altina from her birth to a wealthy Jewish family from Turkey, through her school days, her development as a sexually liberated artist, her political activism, her many marriages and her countless artistic achievements. A unbelievable testament to an outstanding girl ahead of her time.
Description: Ukrainian-Canadian Ted Baryluk's grocery shop has been a fixture in Winnipeg's North End for over 20 years. In this image study, Ted talks about his store, the customers who have come and gone and the social changes his multicultural neighbourhood has seen. But most of all he wonders what will become of his shop after he retires. He hopes his daughter will take over, but she wants to transport away. The movie is a wistful rendering of a shopkeeper's relationship with his daughter and a fascinating portrait of a neighbourhood and its inhabitants.
Description: Cash is at the intersection of nearly each aspect of modern life. Most of us take the monetary system for granted, but it has a profound and largely misunderstood influence on our lives. THE MONEY FIX is a feature-length documentary exploring our society’s relationship with the almighty dollar.
Description: Beginning with Zone Invaders in 1978, arcade minigames began to appear everywhere. By 1982, there were 13,000 dedicated arcade territories across North America. It was the Golden Age of Arcade Games, generating $3.2 billion dollars in 1983. By 1985, revenue had fallen 97%. Atari declared bankruptcy. Arcades closed. Most of the old minigames were converted or destroyed. A several were packed into warehouses where they remained, largely forgotten, for at least other decade. This is the storyline of arcade video games, and the generation who grew up in the arcades attempting to accumulate and preserve their fondest memories.
Description: In the San Pedro male prison of La Paz, Bolivia, 1500 prisoners coexist in a zone originally designed for only 300 nuns. Inside, it is like a tiny city, with businesses and services abound. The prisoners create their living inside the enclosure as they would outside. There is a powerful self-organization that plans every-body's lives. As if it weren't enough, there are hundreds of women, wives of the inmates, and almost 300 children, who chose to share their captivity. They are non-convicted beings that agreed living behind bars with the only purpose of preserving a united family. The documentary shows the life of a family inside the jail of La Paz.
Description: An Anthropological Tv Myth is a gloriously jagged collage of fragments culled from an independent Sicilian TV station's output in the mid-90s – the period just before the 'Berlusconi era'. But whereas the Milanese media mogul's spells as president were notable for the cynical degradation of his nation's tv output, with its bawdy game-shows earning much overseas derision, the tiny broadcaster showcased here evidently foregrounded and documented local grass-roots political shenanigans. With no commentary or captions, the movie plunges us into a lively day-before-yesterday epoch when the authorities' wars with the Mafia produced an atmosphere akin to Civil Fight on the streets. Virtuouso editing knits together a dizzyingly wide range of sights and sounds that consistently fascinate and impress.
Description: Short documentary by Gaspar Noé filmed around the the same time as Irréversible (in 16mm Scope), in which his mate Stéphane Drouot - director of the cult movie Star Suburb - discusses life with AIDS and his struggles to create films.
Description: A joyful shot recorded by Weerasethakul himself and two young boys who become acquainted by filming every another in the back of a moving pickup truck. Though seemingly playful, the short movie is a subtle portrait of migrant workers in the north of Thailand.
Description: A group of folks is in a boat traveling along Mekong River that stretches along the Thai-Laos border. They are running vs the wind, anticipating a farewell. In the middle of the river, the lady head of the family casts the ashes off into the stream. The white dust merges with the muddy water. The boat makes a u-turn at the bridge that urls two countries. The passengers are tired and begin to drift off into their own world. The movie disintegrates. The team and the cast wander off in the river of simulation. The border urls the worlds of the dead and of the living. The memory of an anonymous dead father lingers. The boat still moves on as the dusk arrives. Apichatpong and his team traveled to Nong Khai, a tiny city near Mekong River, and recruited local villagers to participate in the project. For two days, the team and cast reconstructed a fake ceremony and search a narrative.
Description: In 1963, accompanied by a newsreel photographer and a Catholic priest, Piero Paolo Pasolini traveled to Palestine to investigate the chance of filming his biblical epic The Gospel According to Matthew in its approximate historical locations. Edited by The Gospel‘s producer for potential funders and distributors, Seeking Territories in Palestine details semi-improvised commentary from Pasolini as its only soundtrack. As we travel from village to village, we listen to Pasolini’s idiosyncratic musings on the teachings of Christ and witness his increasing disappointment with the folks and landscapes he sees before him. Israel, he laments, is much too modern. The Palestinians, much too wretched; it would be impossible to trust the teachings of Jesus had reached these faces. The Gospel According to Matthew was ultimately filmed in Southern Italy. Mel Gibson would test some of the same territories forty years soon for The Passion of the Christ.
Description: A documentary that showcases the natural history of Patagonia over the four seasons o the year. Includes: the Perito Moreno glacier cycle, life of whales, penguins, orcas and sea lions. The secrets of the sub-Antarctic forest, the woodpecker of Patagonia, the Pudu, trouts and foxes. The desert and it's fauna, the guanaco, mountain lion, maras and ñandu.
Description: A Letter from Hiroshima explores themes of apology and remembrance. Suwa sends a letter to a Korean actress (Kim Ho-jung) he has worked with in the past requesting her assistance to write and direct a movie about Hiroshima. Ho-jung arrives at her hotel and is said to discover the town and wait for Suwa. Initially confused, Ho-Jung later finds the town mesmerizing and spends days learning about the tragic bombing and the results that are still felt in the town today. With sparse dialogue and just a handful of characters, Suwa uses black and white photos of Hiroshima to convey the scope of the tragedy. In one particularly poignant moment, the voice of a mother is heard lamenting the fact that she had scolded her daughter the day of the bombing. We next see Ho-jung crying in her hotel room, ignoring the ringing phone.
Description: A 1937 Soviet documentary movie directed by Dziga Vertov. The movie was shot to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the October Revolution. It focuses on the girls and the role of motherhood, featuring photos from across the Soviet Union, in particular the Far East.
Description: Swimming in Neptune's moons, flying in Uranus' moons, jumping in Mars' moons, living in Jupiter's moons...welcome to the future of the mankind, where you'll see the next worlds for to discover.
Description: A landmark documentary style short movie that details compelling and dramatic first-person accounts of folks living with, and recovering from, Borderline Personality Disorder. The production also details family members as well as leading clinicians, including Otto F. Kernberg, MD; Marsha Linehan, PhDl John Gunderson, MD; Wayne Fenton, MD; and Perry Hoffman, PhD, who place their stories into a broader social and medical context.
Description: Breaking The Frame is a feature–length documentary portrait of the Fresh York artist Carolee Schneemann by Canadian filmmaker Marielle Nitoslawska. A pioneer of performance and body art as well as avant-garde cinema, Schneemann has been breaking the frames of the art globe for five decades, in a tons of mediums, challenging assumptions of feminism, gender, sexuality, and identity.
Description: On April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first person in history to leave the Earth's atmosphere and venture into space. His flight aboard a Russian Vostok rocket lasted only 108 minutes, but at the end of it he had become the most popular boy in the world. Back on the ground, his smiling face captured the hearts of millions around the globe. Movie stars, politicians and pop stars from Europe to Japan, India to the United States vied with every another to shake his hand.
Description: Documentary directed by Johanna Lee's that explores the emotionally charged, cutthroat globe of commodities trading. They test to create a living trading coffee on the Fresh York Board of Trade before electronic trading threatens to create their method of life obsolete.
Description: "Land of Whispers" invites you to visit arguably the most special and isolated travel destination in the globe - not to criticize, but to observe and listen. Aside from usual highlights such as Pyongyang or Arirang, this special one-man documentary brings you to territories such as Chongjin or Wonson, still virtually unknown to even google or wikipedia. There, I attempt to pierce through the ever-present 'national mythology' and as much as possible, I test to connect with folks - such as the waitress mesmerized by smartphone computers, or a tour tutorial cautiously fascinated by modern pop culture.
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