Description: The movie is a study of the differences and similarities between human and animal behaviour. The first part of the film focuses on the behaviour of different animal species. The second half is about humans. In the original Dutch ver writer Anton Koolhaas, who also wrote the script, provided the voice-over.
Description: Narrated by Ricardo Montalbán, this documentary examines the history of Mexican murals and their artists. Among the works examined are those by José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros.
Description: This feature-length documentary offers an inside look into the workings of a travelling circus. Filmed in 1976, directors Tony Ianzelo and Torben Schioler followed the Royal Brothers' Circus as they set up their tents and place on their show. Fascinating to watch, the movie captures the 24-hour-a-day brand of magic that the circus evokes while revealing the nature of the folks who run it.
Description: Documentary movie about the anti-war movement in the Madison, Wisconsin zone during the time of the Vietnam War. It combines archival footage and interviews with participants that discover the happenings of the period on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus.
Description: This feature-length Oscar®-nominated documentary focuses on Malcolm Lowry, creator of one of the major novels of the 20th century, Under the Volcano. But while Lowry fought a winning war with words, he lost his war with alcohol. Shot on zone in four countries, the movie combines photographs, readings by Richard Burton from the novel and interviews with the folks who loved and hated Lowry, to make a vivid portrait of the man.
Description: This political documentary illustrates the turbulent history of El Salvador from the 1920s-1970s, and the role of the U.S. government in that history. The most comprehensive movie introduction to that country, examines the civil fight there in light of the Reagan administration's decision to "draw the line" vs "communist interference" in Central America. Archival material offers an overview of U.S. military and economic privacy in Central America since 1948, while footage drawn from sources in the U.S., Mexico, and Europe provides extensive background to the actual political and military situation.
Description: 1979 documentary movie written by Brit Hume. The movie portrays environmental and human health results of toxic waste dump-sites in Niagara, Fresh York and another locations.
Description: 1982 documentary movie directed by Michel Chalufour and John Karol. The movie portrays how the energy from the river is used to drive the multitudes of leather belts used to drive the different machines. The movie focuses on the steps one man, Ben, uses to create one of his white pine watering tanks.
Description: A significant number of American kids and teenagers - from all social backgrounds - suffer from mental disorders, schizophrenia, autism and emotional problems, leading them to isolation from society while treating their problems in mental health facilities. But there's no end in sight for those young individuals when they face obstacles and mistreatment in inadequate territories under the supervision of careless and inexperienced professionals. The documentary follows some of those public mental institutions and other personal center dealing with troubled children and reveals what's wrong with their procedures, and the irreparable hurt they cause in those patients.
Description: The Cry of Reason: Beyers Naude - An Afrikaner Speaks Out is a 1988 documentary movie directed by Robert Bilheimer. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Greatest Documentary Feature.
Description: Documentary which aired in 1989 as part of the HBO documentary series "American Undercover". It was filmed in West Palm Beach, Florida over the course of eight weeks and was nominated for an Academy Award for Greatest Documentary Feature. The documentary shows a cross section of abusers who have fallen under the deadly spell of the most addictive and affordable drug in America. Interviews with addicts and their families reveal that crack knows no socio-economic boundaries. Teenagers discuss the desperate measures they have taken to receive the drug. The producers acknowledged the following for their assistance in making this film: Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office; West Palm Beach Police Department; Informations House of the Drug Abuse Treatment Association © Half-Court Productions Ltd. 1989
Description: Promises to Hold follows agitator Snyder and the Community for Constructive Non-Violence by showing film-fragments, news-bulletin photos from records, and newspaper headlines about the war to force the government to live up to their promise to deliever the homeless of Washington D.C. with proper shelter.
Description: Documentary is about the life and work of American screenwriter Waldo Salt who won two Academy Awards and was place on the Hollywood blacklist in the 1950s. The storyline is said through interviews with collaborators and mates such as Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jon Voight, John Schlesinger and with clips from Salt's films, chiefly Midnight Cowboy.
Description: Academy Award®-nominated DOING TIME: LIFE INSIDE THE BIG HOUSE takes a hard-edged look at life inside the walls of Lewisburg, a max safety federal penitentiary where the notion of rehabilitation and parole have all but been abandoned. After gaining unprecedented permission from the Justice Department, Emmy® Award-winner Alan Raymond spent five weeks inside Lewisburg. With access to the whole prison, the Raymonds captured the stories of corrections officers as well as the inmates, including drug lords, "lifers" with no chance of parole, and prisoners convicted of leading prison riots. Detailing a globe where prisoners carry "shanks" and officers reply to violence in full riot gear, this candid documentary reveals what life inside "the large house" is really like. A rare, unprecedented look at the prison subculture, DOING TIME: LIFE INSIDE THE BIG HOUSE will challenge the method you look at incarceration in America.
Description: The life and work of the girl described as "The Rosa Parks of Gay Rights". During the repressive 1950's, Dr. Evelyn Hooker undertook ground breaking research that led to a radical discovery: homosexuals were not, by definition, "sick." Dr. Hooker's finding sent shock waves through the psychiatric community and culminated in a major win for gay rights - in 1974 the weight of her studies, along with gay activism, forced the American Psychiatric Association to remove homosexuality from its official manual of mental disorders. Startling archival footage of the medical procedure used to "cure" homosexuality, photos from the underground gay globe of the McCarthy era and home films of literary icon Christopher Isherwood bring to life history which we gotta never forget. Narrated by Patrick Stewart.
Description: Documentary movie about life in the slums of Palermo, Sicily. Revisiting the family featured in a 1961 documentary from Michael Roemer, and Robert Young (the father/ father in law of this film's directors).
Description: Martin travels to Itbayat island, of the Batan group, on the far north of the Phillipines, to record the customs of its inhabitants and their life away from modern civilization. Itbayat is launch to visitors only in the summer; the storms raging in the region fully isolate the islanders for the rest of the year. The camera gives them the possibility to say their stories. “I was interested in understanding the characteristics of the community beyond its practices and traditions”, tells the director. Champion of the Greatest Documentary award at the .MOV, Manila’s alternative festival dedicated to digital film.
Description: It’s Glastonbury Festival 1995. The Stone Roses pull out of their headline set after a mountain bicycle accident and Rod Stewart is unavailable. Last minute replacements, Pulp, take to the scene to face 80,000 people. They deliver a set ‘regarded as one of the greatest in the festival’s history’ climaxing with the era-defining song, Common People, and in the process catapult themselves to the forefront of the Britpop movement – an achievement that 12 years earlier seemed like an impossible dream.
Description: It's 1945, Globe Fight II. The Place, Okinawa. The Scene, an impregnable 400-foot high cliff-AKA Hacksaw Ridge. The Engagement, a war so fierce the odds of survival were 1 in 10. The Act, Medic Pfc. Desmond T. Doss braved intense opponent fire to rescue 75 wounded GI's over the precipice. The Story, Infantrymen who once ridiculed and scoffed at Desmond's easy faith and refusal to carry a weapon-now owed their lives to him. Director Terry Benedict says Desmond's wonderful storyline through the eyes of the boys who witnessed this humble man's heroic acts. Winning the respect of his fellow soldiers, they suggested him for the highest honor America can bestow on one of her sons-The Medal of Honor.
Description: 1985 documentary movie about Min Yasui, an attorney from Oregon, Gordon Hirabayashi, a Quaker college student in Washington, and Fred Korematsu, a San Francisco welder and how their lives were affected by Japanese American internment during Globe Fight II.
Description: Documentary testimonial Nicaraguan-Spanish director Mercedes Moncada. It is not an autobiography, but it points to a very emotional perspective with the Nicaraguan revolution. Narrated in the first person, the documentary says testimonial filmmaker's memories from his childhood, when the revolution broke up the "loss and betrayal" of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) to the political principles that had been erected.
Description: The movie is a day in the life that passes by, even if it seems neverending. In the morning the roads are alive with people, pedestrians and cars, with loud and exultant noise. Such sounds accompany the restless walk of a girl and her kid across a dusty street, while Bartas’ gaze wanders through many various perspectives.
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