Description: John Mikl Thor was a bodybuilding, steel bending, brick smashing rock star in the 70's & 80's whose band, Thor, never quite made it big. Years soon he attempts a arrival that nearly kills him.
Description: A group of trainee wrestlers spurred on by the energy of Salvatore Bellomo (age 60) trains relentlessly in the back room of a café in the Borinage district (former mining region in Belgium). Tarzan, the Gigolo, Andynamite, Priscilla, La Rage, Eddie Dark... they all dream of becoming professional wrestlers, like their teacher. Salvatore fought with top wrestlers for more than 30 years, particularly within the prestigious WWF. Today, he has decided to bring his students to the U.S to follow the traces of his past. Waiting for the large day, they live out their passion together, sometimes taking foolish risks to satisfy the local audience and lay out their future.
Description: The Business of DisEase is an upcoming documentary exploring the hypnosis of marketing, belief systems and the body’s ability to heal. The movie explores conflicts and distortions in the medical research studies; the misleading and deceptive agreements between drug companies and government, and the futility of most medical tests and interventions to prolong lifespan.
Description: Two ex-friends from East Germany meet up after many years. One was a dissident, the another spied on him for the Stasi. One went to prison. One did not. A unsettling storyline of how a dictatorship spun so powerful it should fully control its population.
Description: In the tradition of the acclaimed series of British concerts known as The Secret Policemen's Ball, Amnesty International celebrates its 50th Anniversary live at Radio Town Melody Hall.
Description: “Maria” is a movie requiem for a Russian peasant woman, Maria Semionovna Voinova. The movie is in two chapters. The first chapter consists of an impression of Maria Semionovna, scenes of the colours of summer time: hay–making, bathing in a river, work in the flax fields and a vacation in the Crimea. The second chapter, set nine years later, is in black and white and deals with how Maria Semionovna's life ended. The mood is one of a sad and elegiac narration.
Description: Tiger! is a compelling storyline about a wrestling legend who turned 60 in 2004. For most folks this would be seen as a nice time to retire on a 100 acre property. Tiger chooses instead to take on 36 year old Japanese Judo winner Naoya Ogawa. ‘Tiger!' is a riveting storyline with a nail-biting climax.
Description: True life married couple build a narrative surrounding the year they were married, asking "Does your relationship need to change for marriage and can marriage change for your relationship?" Details candid conversation on love, sex and wedding planning.
Description: Grab a front-row seat for the ultimate street showdown! Legendary custom motorcycle designer Paul Jr. has assembled two handpicked squads of bicycle experts to bring to life a pair of asphalt-kicking chopper designs inspired by Globe of Warcraft®'s two warring factions. Joining every team on their epic quest are members of the Globe of Warcraft development team, on board to support to infuse the essence of the Horde and the Alliance into every bike. In the end, only one chopper will reign supreme as the undisputed lord of Azeroth's streets in a winner-takes-all showdown voted on by Globe of Warcraft users around the globe.
Description: Where God Likes to Be focuses on three young protagonists full of hope and promise - Andi Running Wolf, Edward Tailfeathers, and Douglas Fitzgerald - following them over the course of a summer that marks a turning mission in all of their lives. Every grapples with whether to leave, pursuing occasions far from home, or stay behind with mates and family potentially struggling with limited occasion and marginalization. A picture emerges of the reservation as a cherished home that nurtures identity.
Description: Taking adverts from magazines, newspapers, album covers and store front windows, KILLING US SOFTLY presents specific examples of the methods in which adverts reinforce stereotypes, affect our self-image and how we relate to every other, our ideas of success and worth, love and sexuality, popularity and normality. Using an intriguing mixture of statistics, humor, insight and outrage, Jean Kilbourne questions how far the test and abuse of girls in advertising is connected to the sexual exploitation of girls at huge and the increasing incidence of kid abuse.
Description: This follow-up to Jean Kilbourne's award-winning 1979 documentary, KILLING US SOFTLY, further probes the harmful results of stereotypical and sexist photos in advertising. Kilbourne conducts a lecture within the film, displaying still photos of women, men, children, and violent crime via a slide projector. By emphasizing the dehumanization of girls by television's body-image obsession, she teaches viewers how America is taught to categorize girls primarily as sex objects.
Description: In the far North, in the late fall, at a time of year when it could be covered with ice, the sea remains frozen along the coast of Greenland. Glaciers are melting and shedding chunks of ice that are scattered across the ocean surface. The animals inhabiting the land and water are threatened by warming temperatures and loss of sea ice. Climate change is fundamentally altering the natural environment of Greenland and affecting the lives of its wildlife and indigenous people. Greenlanders, who have survived for generations by hunting, are actually losing their prey and their traditional method of life. They are facing the stark reality of a warming climate and are trying to adapt. Until now, the Inuit folks who were born in Greenland and know only their traditional life of hunting, have never thought of a various place, a various life, a various future. But actually they gotta face the chance of losing their ancient traditions and their prey along with the disappearing ice.
Description: The adventure of the thousands of folks from Central America and Mexico who leave their homes and families and suffer extraordinary brutality -or loss of life itself- in find of the American Dream.
Description: With passion and uncertainty, Tzunami, a small-town Cuban woman prepares her "quinceañera", the celebration of her fifteen birthday - the official crossroads between innocence and maturity.
Description: Timeshift turns back the clock to a time when villains wore silver capes, grannies swooned at the sight of bulky boys in latex and the most masculine boy in the country was named Shirley. In its heyday, British professional wrestling attracted large TV audiences and made household names of generations of wrestlers from Mick McManus and Jackie 'Mr TV' Pallo to Giant Haystacks and Large Daddy. With contributions from inside the globe of wrestling and surprising fanatics such as artist Peter Blake, this is an affectionate and lively portrait of a lost era of simpler pleasures, both in and out of the ring.
Description: In the heart of the Balkans, where making melody is an integral part of life, meet Pera, a unbelievable old farmer who seems to know everything about everything; Josip, inventor of numerous fresh instruments; and the nice Vera, best leaf virtuoso of them all. Three musicians – a glimpse into the unknown, all– but – lost art of leaf playing. Filled with stunning melody as vital yet as fragile as the perishable instrument on which it's played, this lovely movie is as much about joy, living in the moment, being alive, as it is about making music. Seeing it, you may just wish to go search some leaves – and create some melody yourself. - Charlie Cockey
Description: Two young boys are alone at a self-service laundry. They are sitting next to every other, waiting in silence. An old framed embroidery of a young deer is hanging vs the wall across them.
Description: Short dramatised documentary showing the ups and downs of everyday life on a circus farm. “The only light comes from the flames of the funeral pyre that consumes a dead circus elephant shortly after its corpse has been unceremoniously dragged across a field by 50 carthorses.” (BFI)
Description: Felix Moumié was a rebel leader in Cameroon. He was poisoned by thallium in October, 1960 in Geneva. After nearly fifty years, no one has been charged with his death, though many suspect the French and Swiss governments played a part in his death.
Description: More than two -thirds of the earth's surface is covered by water , and especially the deep sea is still only poorly understood . What animals there are down there , what life is all possible in the extreme environment of submarine volcanoes and black smoke ? To search out, has Robert Ballard, an explorer in residence at the National Geographic Society , made several expeditions to the bottom of the ocean with submersibles and robots. Oceanographer became popular in 1985 by the Discovery of " Titanic." Actually he examined with the recent technology tectonic zones off Hawaii and the Mediterranean , where , among another things the active volcano " Kolumbos " near the Aegean island of Santorini. His conclusion: " The one gotta hold in mind. "
Description: A subtle acc of the chimpanzees' behaviour in Burgers Dierenpark in Arnhem, on the opportunity of the publication of the ebook Chimpansee Politiek by ethologist Dr. Frans de Waal. A special experiment shows us how complex the social tactics in the community of this fascinating anthropoid ape are. Haanstra managed to capture almost all aspects of chimpanzee behaviour: display of skill, teasing and pestering, grooming, resting, playing, motherly behaviour, submission, sex and violence. Eventually, the movie was also screened to the apes.
Description: "Please don't. I have a family..." were her last words. In October 2002, her picture appeared to the nation, from CNN to the Fresh York Times, her sultry eyes seeming to tease us to explore who she is. When four boys explore that 17-year-old Gwen Araujo, the woman with whom they had been intimate, was biologically male, they beat and strangled her to death. They were arrested for the murder two weeks later, claiming they acted in the heat of passion, provoked by what they saw as Gwen's deceit. Shelly Prevost s strong documentary explores the controversial happenings surrounding the violent murder of Gwen Araujo in Newark, California a murder that shocked the country when it made national headlines.
Description: We know Aung San Suu Kyi as "a golden bird in a cage"; she is a valuable icon representing freedom and democracy of which the suppressed population of Burma project much hope for. In the West she stands out as a symbol of peace and reconciliation. She has been awarded countless prizes for her effort, among them the Nobel Peace Prize. But who is the person and girl behind it all? The Military Dictatorship has on few opportunities offered her the occasion to leave the country. But why does Aung San Suu Kyi voluntarily select to stay in her captivity instead of going into exile? Lady of No Fear offers a powerful and fascinating glimpse into Aung San Suu Kyis life and portrays some of the consequences her freedom struggle has had, not only for her, but also for her closest mates and family indeed.
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