Description: With the find for her roots her constant companion, actress Adriana Altaras goes on a adventure to search a country which no longer exists - and along the method discovers a entire lot more.
Description: Hollywood actor Jason Scott Lee, actor in The Bruce Lee Storyline and himself an expert developed by Bruce Lee's fighting style "Jeet Kune Do" fulfilled his lifelong dream: In an intensive two-week Kung Fu boot camp, Jason is in the centuries introduced ancient secrets of Shaolin Kung Fu. Bei Shi Yongxin, the highest monk of Chinese Kung Fu Temple, learns Jason how the human body into the ultimate martial arts weapon you transformiert.Erleben highest martial arts, combined with mental abilities, according to the traditional teaching of Zen Buddhism, through which generations of fanatics around the globe were inspired. Using the recent 3D technology combined with high-speed android 3D slow motion hand-held cameras for the first time it was possible to capture breathtaking photos in Kung Fu and its full dynamic range.
Description: From Austrian princess to ill-fated last queen of France, Marie Antoinette's life adventure is captured in this meticulously researched documentary about the girl who is considered to have triggered the French Revolution for her lavish lifestyle. Vilified for extravagant tastes that epitomized the wanton excess of the French aristocracy, the young queen found herself caught in a political firestorm, doomed no matter what course she followed.
Description: ROAD TO THE PRESIDENCY is a three-part documentary that offers an unprecedented view of the 1992 Presidential race Bill Clinton's ascent to the presidency. This documentary presents startlingly up-close views of Bill Clinton's path through the primaries, the Democratic convention, and the televised debates with President George H.W. Bush. Produced for PBS' groundbreaking series "The 90s," and directed by pioneering video journalist Scott Jacobs, ROAD TO THE PRESIDENCY goes far beyond easy campaign reporting. It is compelling viewing that is at times funny and poignant as well as instructive, and provides an inside-look at the 2004 Presidential election.
Description: This four-part series explores the challenges and occasions of modern zone travel, including NASA's efforts to build a vessel that will take astronauts beyond the moon to an asteroid -- and eventually to Mars.
Description: Fanatics of the now-defunct noise rockers Arab on Radar can catch members Eric, Steve, Jeff and Craig at their grinding, distorted greatest in this documentary that captures the band wreaking havoc at 10 various concert venues. Formed in Connecticut in 1994 and soon signed to Skin Graft records, the band has been compared to seminal No Wave artists the Contortions and is known for its no-holds-barred live shows.
Description: "It's a bird! It's a plane! It's...This time, it really is a plane -- few of them, in fact -- and they belong to the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Team, aka the Blue Angels. Set to an evocative score, this movie showcases the pretty aerial acrobatics the Blue Angels are able to coax out of their F/A Warrior Jets ("Hornets") in a spectacular air present that you can watch from the comfort (and safety!) of your own home.
Description: All over the world, in each society, there are objects that have unique power over people. Folks climb mountains or create pilgrimages just to see or touch them. They prostrate themselves or engage in rituals in their presence, caress them in the hopes of absorbing some of their magic, they enshrine them in temples or pass them on to descendants; wear them or shop them in treasure houses or sometimes burn them. An individual object might keep power over only one group or even just one person, but the phenomenon of "power objects" is universal.
Description: When moist Pacific Ocean air collides with cold mountain temperatures, it creates an occasion to see mother nature in her finest white dress. Railroads traverse these mountains by method of scenic routes and steep grades. Place winter and railroads together, and the effect is something special: mile long freight trains braving white flurries, passenger coaches on mountain excursions, and tiny operators battling the elements. This is a Western Winter Wonderland. Featuring: Stevens Pass, Marias Pass, Mullan Pass, Deer Lodge Pass, Canadian Rockies, Donner Pass, Shasta, McCloud, Pengra Pass, and Port of Tillamook Bay Railroad.
Description: Have you ever passed a track gang and wondered what all those machines now do? Here's your respond and more. You'll visit a tie replacement and surfacing gang to witness the nice parade of equipment as it progresses down the track. Closeup shots explain what every machine does. Then you'll tour a major store to see in feature how coal hoppers are built. Next you're off to view undercutting machines cleaning ballast on BNSF. Did you ever wonder what it's like to work as a dispatcher? You'll visit a Norfolk Southern facility where the chief dispatcher explains the operation. Returning to BNSF, you'll see one of the most nice pieces of railroad equipment: the P-811 concrete tie layer.
Description: In the decade they were operated, Union Pacific's 8500-series Gas Turbine Electric Locomotives earned two nicknames: UP dubbed them the "Super Fleet" for obvious reasons as they were the largest, most strong locomotives ever employed by the railroad. More often the Turbines were referred to as "Big Blows" due to the deafening roar of their engines. Thirty of these GE-built giants were delivered to the UP between 1958 and 1961. Used primarily between Ogden, Utah and Green River, Wyoming, where the tough grades of the Wasatch Mountains needed UP's sturdiest power, these creatures should log up to 10,000 miles a month hauling massive mixed freight and coal trains. The 8500 series were permanently coupled six-axle troops running on C-C trucks, and their prime mover was the most strong ever used in a locomotive. The operating weight for the A and B troops combined was close to 850,000 pounds, yet they should attain speeds of up to 70 mph!
Description: They roam the Earth, destroying its towns and crushing its inhabitants. But where did they come from? This documentary traces the history of giant creatures in films using scenes from sources as varied as Godzilla, Lord Kong and Daffy Duck and the Dinosaur. Premium details contain "Godzilla Rap," highlights from the 1920s silent classic The Lost Globe and the popular animated short Bambi Meets Godzilla.
Description: Innovative dance guru Gabrielle Roth is the instructor (and who better?) of her own brainchild -- a workout tool that uses physical movement as a method to achieve spiritual awareness. "The Inner Wave," the third installment of Roth's Ecstatic Dance collection, focuses specifically on trance movements that induce meditation and inner stillness. You'll feel the stress lift off you in no time via this unbelievable regimen.
Description: For generations Harrison Gray Otis and the Chandler family used their newspaper, the Los Angeles Times, to wield nice power over the Town of Angels. This documentary chronicles the secretive clan's role in LA politics, public works and more. A comprehensive look at four generations' contributions to the growth of the town, director Peter Jones's movie offers plenty of insight for fanatics of history, journalism and Southern California.
Description: 'Born Without' is a documentary about severely handicapped Mexican actor and musician Jose Flores. "Born without arms and another limbs, Jose helps his huge family by testing the harmonica throughout Mexico. In the face of adversity, he shows nice courage and spiritual strength. This is a movie with multiple layers. It is about sharing, daring and being grateful for what we have. It is also an exploration of social values, some of them controversial. Many of Jose's choices have been strongly criticized by his family and folks around him. As a result, this is also a movie about self discovery: a method to discover what we judge ... and what we select to agree and forgive."
Description: Joan Pahisa is 27 years old and has a large passion: basketball. It would be nothing extraordinary except for a detail: he's exactly one meter tall. Joan's life has not been easy, but sport has helped him go ahead. Last summer he took part in the Globe Dwarf Minigames in Michigan, USA, an Olympic-style tournament that's held each four years exclusively for tiny people. Joan was the only representative from Spain because he couldn't search anyone else to go with him. That's why he specialized himself in table tennis, an individual sport. He traveled 7.000 km to feel like at home and also to fulfill his dreams: to be Globe Winner in table tennis and, above all, to enjoy basketball one more time, most probably the last. His trip will present us how the globe is seen from just one meter from the ground. It's not only about sport, it's about life itself.
Description: Director Anneloek Sollart closely follows Tom and his mother. Since he was five years old, Tom has only eaten raw food. Uncooked, unheated food. His mother wants him to. She believes in the raw meal diet, which she tells is the healthiest lifestyle.
Description: Hossein and Shaima have loved every another since childhood. As teenagers they were separated by war. They meet again in Kabul in the late 90s. Poverty forces Hossein to war in the war. A shell splinter leaves him paralyzed. Shaima is sold into marriage with a boy 40 years her senior and falls pregnant. Since Shaima's husband still owes half the dowry to her father he brings her back into the constraining patriarchal fold of the family, where she lives with her 5-year-old daughter. This case doesn't prevent the two from seeing every other, even though this means going vs their families' difficult rules. In constant fear of revenge on the part of the male members of both families, they struggle to keep on to their love.
Description: Five years after documentary Raw, Tom is seriously undernourished. Medical tests have shown that he is ingesting too several calories and is suffering from calcium deficiency. He will also be 12 to 15 centimetres shorter than if he’d had ‘normal’ nutrition. The strict diet has isolated Tom. The demand for intervention is growing. The hospital reported the mother for kid neglect. Tom and his mother were summoned to court. The mother has officially been charged with kid neglect and psychological abuse. She has been ordered to adjust the diet. But Francis has no intention of changing her lifestyle. She remains a committed ‘raw foodist,’ and is supported by an American raw meal guru. She believes she has her son’s greatest interests at heart. In Rawer we see how the globe reacts to Tom and his mother. Will the mother continue to challenge boundaries? Will the authorities intervene? And, what will adolescent Tom do?
Description: Witty, slick, sexy and sarcastic, shameless and in your face, The Advertisement and the Ego takes on advertising on its own terms. Intercutting thousands of contemporary and classic tv commercials with insights by Stuart Ewen, Jean Kilbourne, Sut JhalIy and others, this movie scrutinizes late 20th century American society and its prime inhabitant, Consumer Man. You will never look at an advertisement the same method again after viewing what critics are calling "the first comprehensive documentary on the cultural impact of advertising in America."
Description: This movie chronicles how figure skater Katarina Witt fought for her future in socialist East Germany, how she faced the changes after the fall of the Berlin Wall and how she ended up both a beneficiary and victim of the East German regime.
Description: Cássia Eller Rejane. Cássia Eller. Cássia. A strong restless force on stage, shined herself out of it. One of the greats of Brazilian music, Cássia Eller marked the 1990s and shocked the country with her early death in 2001. A movie about the singer, the mother, the girl who exposed her private life and broke barriers, leaving a pretty social and artistic legacy.
Description: Our solar system lies in a suburb of a vast celestial city, a colossal community of stars, bound together by gravity; the Milky Method galaxy. Today, astronomers are piecing together the evidence which is allowing them to see our galaxy in a fresh and exciting way, allowing us to take the World on an wonderful adventure through zone and time to see how various neighborhoods of our vast star town would appear if we should visit them close up.
Description: What happened once the waters receded, the beaches were cleaned up and the aid organizations left? Silent Waters provides an intimate glimpse into the lives of fishing communities on an undeveloped Thai island in the Andaman Sea.
Description: Each storyline needs a brave and trustworthy guide, and Deli Man’s is the effusive and charming Ziggy Gruber, a third-generation delicatessen boy - his uncle and great-uncle owned Berger’s in the diamond district, and the Woodrow Deli on Long Island. His grandfather owned the popular Rialto Delicatessen on Broadway, and Ziggy was stuffing cabbages atop of a crate when he was eight. Actually he is owner and maven (as well as a Yiddish-speaking French trained chef) of one of the country’s top delis, Kenny and Ziggy’s in Houston – yes, Texas…Shalom y’all. Of course the storyline of deli isn’t Ziggy’s alone. Deli Boy has visited meccas like the Carnegie, Katz’s, 2nd Avenue Deli, Nate ‘n Al, and Canter’s, as well as interviewed some of the nice connoisseurs of deli, including Jerry Stiller, Alan Dershowitz, Freddie Klein, Dennis Howard, Jay Parker (Ben’s Best), Fyvush Finkel, and Larry King. - ComingSoon.net
Description: Delving deep into the mind of Yigal Amir, the rightwing Israeli radical who assassinated Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, the directors pore over his life-altering decisions, opening a window onto humankind’s capacity for both nice and evil.
Description: More than four decades of 20th-century America are filtered through Dorothea Lange's life and lens. Known for her strong photos from the Nice Depression, her haunting Migrant Mother remains emblematic of that period.
Description: Narrated by actress Anjelica Huston, this 1999 documentary explores the myths surrounding the legendary ruler of Egypt, separating fact from fiction. Was Cleopatra a captivating temptress who seduced her method to the top? Or was she a capable and clever leader? With the support of reenactments, zone footage, Hollywood movie clips and interviews with historians, the fascinating truth about Cleopatra emerges.
Description: Nan Goldin's slide present “The Ballad of Sexual Dependency” converted, mixed and screened as a movie by the artist, portraying the American underground culture, the no wave scene, post-Stonewall gay subculture, among others.
Description: Honeymooners, tourists and surfers flock to Hawaiian shores each year, but life wasn't everytime serene in the tropical paradise. In the 1890s, the islands -- ruled by Queen Liliuokalani -- faced financial crash thanks to colonial business interests and the U.S. government, which rescinded Hawaii's preferential sugar store position. "The American Experience" recounts the happenings and intrigues that resulted in the monarch's ouster ... at gunpoint.
Description: Before he impressed the literary globe with his books, creator Paul Bowles was a melody composer, collaborating with the likes of Aaron Copland and Virgil Thomson. Performed here by the Eos Orchestra, Bowles's melody melds with photos by filmmakers Rudy Burckhardt and Nathaniel Dorsky, and, alongside interviews conducted in Tangiers, gives viewers a glimpse of real genius.
Description: Viking Apocalypse is a examines the Ridgeway Hill Viking burial pit in Weymouth, UK, a website of a suspected mass execution long ago. As they start digging, archaeologists explore many male Viking skulls and find for clues that may reveal why Weymouth would have been a website for these beheadings.
Description: Explores the sensuous rhythms and movements of the dance style known as the rumba, as demonstrated by the celebrated Havana rumbero Papá Montero. Blending vintage documentary footage with meticulously staged recreations, the dancer's tragic assassination at Carnival is connected with the passing of a cultural era in Cuban life.
Description: Composer Gustav Mahler is the topics of filmmaker Frank Sheffer's two documentaries. In Conducting Mahler, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra and others interpret Mahler's symphonies under the direction of such musical luminaries as Simon Rattle, Bernard Haitink and Riccardo Muti. In I Have Lost Touch with the World, maestro Riccardo Chailly and biographer Henri-Louis de la Grange analyse Mahler's Ninth Symphony.
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