Description: "The United States and Britain are preparing to wage fight on Iraq, for its undisclosed weapons of mass destruction. Israel's nuclear, biological and chemical capabilities have remained un-inspected. Meanwhile Mordechai Vanunu has been imprisoned for 16 years for exposing Israel's secret nuclear bomb factory to the world. Vanunu is seen as a traitor in his own country. He has been abandoned by most of his family and has spent 11 years in solitary confinement. Today only an American couple, who have legally adopted him, are among the several visitors he is permitted. This movie is the storyline of the bomb, Vanunu and Israel's wall of silence."
Description: An atypical family portrait, directed by 34-year old Stéphanie Argerich, the daughter of pianists Martha Argerich and Stephen Kovacevich. The filmmaker follows her mother in particular, during concerts and in moments of greater intimacy, searching for answers that might shed light on the personal territories of a family that has everytime lived in the limelight of the international stage, where gaiety and madness rub shoulders with an absolute and overwhelming passion: music.
Description: Africa: the primal and savage slumbers in the heart of this mysterious continent. Amidst the risky beauty of the paradoxical diversity of jungles and everything scorching deserts is the cradle of humanity. Join us on a adventure that will lead you from the unlimited sandy seas of the North into the green valleys of the south. The unbelievable and varied landscape of seemingly lifeless desert, the vast savannah, the humid tropics and stately mountains are actually incorporated in stereoscopic 3D. Hot as giraffes, lions, reptiles and birds special welcome at home and experience Africa in a fresh species.
Description: Paris interdit follows the pattern of the Italian mondo style documentaries which began in 1962 with MONDO CANE. The movie jumps from one strange scenario to the next, including a girl who goes publicly nude on a bet, a family boy wearing an anti-radiation suit in fear of the end of the world, a orgy-indulging cult with a kissing fetish, a role-reversal wedding of performing transvestites, a middle-aged boy who gives striptease lessons to housewives, a self-absorbed loner who believes he’s a vampire, a ritualistic funeral procession involving the burning of a mannequin, a mass swimming pool baptism, etc. Probably the most fascinatingly grotesque bit, which at the same time is strangely touching, is when a girl has her beloved deceased medium sized dog stuffed by a pipe-smoking taxidermist (shown in graphic detail) and installed with an electronic barking device!
Description: During the 1958 presidential elections General Humberto Delgado is received by the town of Porto with an unprecedented and wonderful demonstration of 200 thousand citizens that bravely and boldly displayed their help to the candidate that dared challenge the fascist regime of Salazar. This documentary says the storyline of the 14th of May 1958, of the reasons for such a public display of civil disobedience and of the consequences thereafter.
Description: In Celestial Subway Lines/Salvaging Noise its storyline is said by director Ken Jacobs but without the conventional storyline. Using a modified magic lantern, an early kind of photo projector developed in the 17th century, he morphs, flickering photos that look like photo-negatives.
Description: Movie collage with documentary material from the time of the German economic miracle. The "Golden" 50s run in a serene potpourri of weekly clips, old cinema, and party advertising, demonstrate the attempts of the revived industry to change consumer habits. In between, pictures of the politicians of the first hour. All this in the nostalgia touch of a time when nylons triumphed.
Description: A movie written and directed by Bruno Monsaingeon. Drawing on archival performance footage and interviews, The Art of Violin evokes the vast panorama of the globe of the violin in the 20th century and its most outstanding performers. It is difficult to express the explosions of joy occasioned by the discovery of long sought-out but undreamed-of archives, such as some silent - and soon resynchronised - movie footage, or the several brief moments of Chausson's Poeme played by Ginette Neveu, the silent yet moving (in each sense of the word)images of Kreisler and Ysaye, the awe of a young Menuhin, the magnificent single camera shot of David Oistrakh performing the cadenza from Shostakovich's First Concerto. Contributions from Ivry Gitlis, Ida Haendel, Hilary Hahn, Laurent Korcia, Yehudi Menuhin, Itzhak Perlman, and Mstislav Rostropovich, Produced by Pierre-Olivier Bardet & Stephen Wright.
Description: Through the heart and photographic lens of international photographer Jo-Anne McArthur,
we become intimately familiar with a cast of non-human animals. The movie follows Jo-Anne over the course of a year as she photographs few animal stories in parts of Canada,
the U.S. and in Europe. Every storyline is a window into global animal industries:
Food, Fashion, Entertainment and Research.
Description: This documentary discuss all the laws of physics , genetic biology and reflexis which Peter Parker (Spiderman) uses and how he become so strong dispite of having comparatively low body.
Description: Using satellite photography, ground-penetrating radar and underwater technology, The film, Finding Atlantis, was screened by the National Geographic Channel in the US and fronted by Professor Richard Freund, from Hartford University in Connecticut. Professor Freund explained how he led a pursuit to search the lost civilisation, believed by many to be an ancient Greek myth, by using deep-ground radar, digital mapping and satellite imagery. He contends that Atlantis, described by Plato in 360BC, in Spain's Donaña National Park, north of Cadiz, and was wiped out by a giant tsunami. Plato wrote it had been destroyed by a natural disaster in 9,000BC. Experts are actually surveying marshlands in Spain to look for proof of the ancient city.
Description: On the oldest Roman street in the capital, filmmaker Marc Isaacs weaves together numerous poignant stories of loss and the find for belonging into a tapestry of the human experience. Keelta a young Irish girl leaves home to build a fresh life for herself on the street where Billy, the old Irish labourer is struggling to search a meaning to his life. Peggy, a 95 year old Jewish refugee from Vienna and Brigitte, a German born former air hostess, have both suffered terrible husbands, whilst Iqbal, an unassuming Indian hotel concierge, awaits the comeback of his wife from Kashmir. A movie that forces you to recognise the struggles and preoccupations of its characters as our own.
Description: Best-selling creator Sir Terry Pratchett, diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2007, has one last journey he wants to go on. Eighteen years ago Terry had a life-changing experience in the jungles of Borneo, where he encountered orangutans in the wild for the first time. Actually he is going back to search out what the future holds for these endangered species, and explore a fresh threat to their habitat that should push them to the brink of extinction. His Alzheimer's will create the trip an wonderful challenge both physically and mentally, as he contemplates the role of mankind in the eradication of the planet's species, and considers his own inevitable extinction.
Description: This provocative documentary examines the word "Slut" and traces how it evolved from the Victorian era to today, how it affects girls and famous culture, and whether it could be banned.
Description: A virtual tour of Tokyo by helicopter. Very pretty and very professional photography twilight and night Tokyo from the air. The movie can be seen as a documentary or test for relaxation. Have a great trip!
Description: The South Pacific – the ocean between the American continent and Asia, stands for unlimited vastness, an unlimited stretch of water and pristine nature. For many, the South Pacific is synonymous with paradise sun, beaches and of course, the bikini. But the bikini, or rather the island Bikini, also stands for a disastrous series of nuclear tests, carried out by the USA instantly after the Second Globe War. To this end, numerous ships of various sizes and genres were brought together. The remnants of these vessels have found a watery grave at the bottom of the lagoon: in depths of up to 60 metres, practically inaccessible for the average diver. Until recently, the region should not be visited for decades, due to radioactive contamination. But how have nature and mankind developed? Accompany us to a very unique ships cemetery. Discover a region untouched by human hand for more than 60 years and experience the magic of the South Seas.
Description: This Traveltalk entry takes viewers along the Pacific International Highway, which begins in Mexico Town (not seen) and proceeds west to Acapulco. We see the Spanish colonial architecture in Morelia, the popular Popocatépetl Volcano, and Acapulco's popular cliff divers and beaches.
Description: Being 6 years old, and having to live with your grandmother who is 75 years and has very old fashioned ideas, is not simple to tell the least. That the case leads to rebellion only seems logic....
Description: An eclectic mix of activists take a stand to protect an old growth forest from logging at Warner Creek in the Willamette National Forest of Oregon, blockading the logging street and repelling the State Police. Over months a community builds around the illegal blockade as it develops into the Cascadia Gratis State and related actions spread across the region. Years after its release, Pickaxe has become a classic document of the potential for grassroots direct action to achieve win vs the forces of both government and large business. Lovingly crafted by the participants themselves, the movie expertly presents each moment, from confrontation to celebration.
Description: An hour-long look at the 1999 Seattle WTO protests and the anarchists who traveled there to set a fresh precedent for militant confrontation, this documentary picks up where Pickaxe left off. Filmed in the thick of the action, including footage that aired nationally on 60 Minutes, it captures a moment when globe history was up for grabs.
Description: "21-87 is a 1963 Canadian abstract movie created by Arthur Lipsett that lasts 9 mins and 33 seconds. The short film, produced by the National Movie Board of Canada, is a collage of snippets from discarded footage found by Lipsett in the editing room of the National Movie Board (where he was employed as an animator), combined with his own black and white 16mm footage which he shot on the roads of Montreal and Fresh York City, among another locations."
Description: "Low Definition Control is a movie about images. Surveillance cameras, ultrasound detectors and MRI photos in medicine are fabricating models of conformist behaviour and healthy bodies but as well of anomalies, suspicion and hidden risks. In times of terrorist threat, risk prevention and all-embracing control phantasms these photos foreshadow a possible future. A movie about this future." ~ Austrian Movie Commission
Description: Coelacanth (SEEL-uh-kanth): a huge fish with limblike fins, armored scales and a tail that no another living fish possesses. This prehistoric fish was thought to have died out with the dinosaurs in the nice extinction. It has laid hidden deep in our oceans undisturbed and undetected for 70 million yearsa real living fossil. The coelacanth is thought to be similar to the monsters that grew legs, breathed air and came ashore nearly 400 million years ago.
Description: It’s the most popular military installation in the world, yet it doesn’t officially exist. Zone 51—a website for covert Cold Fight operations—has long been a magnet for crackpots, conspiracy theorists, and the overly curious. While there may not be truth to the rumors that Zone 51 is a haven for UFOs and extraterrestrials, it’s clear that our government has been up to something in Zone 51 for decades, and it turns out there is a kernel of truth to even some of the wildest speculation. Now, after years of silence, for the first time Zone 51 insiders spill their secrets and reveal what’s really been going on inside the most secretive zone on earth...underground tunnels, hidden opponent aircraft, secret government UFO files and more.
Description: In Greece the advert in exterior billboards has been recently forbidden. As a effect there are hundreds of blank billboards that don’t present any messages. But the empty frames are actually the message. And Greece is out of frame.
Description: Cascia, 14th century, Rita Liotti falls in love, gets married and has two children. Her dream of love is later hindered by a masculine and violent society, that Rita faces with peace and forgiveness. When she loses her husband and her children, she understands she has a mission: pursuing her path of peace, that will lead her to take the vows, and then to become Saint. Rita is a Saint of these days, who lived in a very violent age and was so brave to break gratis from the vengeance chain, through a deep, sincere and christian forgiveness. She is a particular Saint, talking to everybody’s hearts, as she was everything. She was a daugher, a wife, a mother and a nun, she experienced each sort of life, and in all her various lives she was a living model of christian life.
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