Description: Athens, 1983. The globe press reports that 4-year old Bashir is killed in the assassination of his father, Mamoun Mraish, a top PLO lieutenant. Father and son are declared dead but when they arrive at the hospital Bashir turns out to be still alive. But if Bashir is totally alive today, what happened to the dream he and his father were believed to have died for?
Description: In June 2013, Laura Poitras and reporter Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden. She brought her camera with her. The movie that resulted from this series of tense encounters is absolutely sui generis in the history of cinema: a 100% real-life thriller unfolding minute by minute before our eyes. Poitras is a nice and brave filmmaker, but she is also a masterful storyteller: she compresses the many days of questioning, waiting, confirming, watching the world’s reaction and agonizing over the next move, into both a nice hero study of Snowden and a narrative that will leave you on the edge of your seat as it inexorably moves toward its conclusion.
Description: Six young adults with trisomy 21 and six specialized education students live together an out-of-the-ordinary experience: hiking to Machu Picchu at more than 2000 meters of altitude and doing a humanitarian project. In this mythical place, every day is a challenge and everybody surpasses their limits. This group invites us to a adventure of gift, of tolerance and of open-minding to difference.
Description: The origins of Kwanzaa and the seven principles upon which the pan-African vacation derives its meaning are explored in this fascinating documentary. Narrated by Maya Angelou.
Description: Santiago, Amsterdam, Berlin, Cologne, Paris, London, Porto Alegre, Sao Paulo. The towns that witnessed the brief life of the poet, playwright and writer Caio Fernando Abreu (1948-1996) are actually revisited and covered with fragments of his works and memories of his friends, such as Maria Adelaide Amaral, Grace Gianoukas and Adriana Calcanhoto.
Description: Female boxer Diana Prazak everytime wish to war the greatest in her league, therefore she accepts the invitation by the number one in the globe Frida Wallberg to war her for the WBC globe game in Stockholm. Lucia Rijker, former 6x globe champion, coaches Diana to prepare her physically and mentally for the toughest war of her life and her largest and most paralyzing fear: losing. In Stockholm they are confronted with the picture-perfect Frida and her glamorous and extended entourage. The brutal war however, takes a dramatic turn. Diana is left to consider if she truly got what she wished for.
Description: The Ultra Fanatics of the three foremost football clubs in Istanbul, Galatasaray, Fenerbahce and Besiktas, have been known all over Europe for their unconditional help of their teams, and their mutual rivalry that often resulted in extremely violent clashes. The actual protest movement in Turkey -originated to protect Gezi-park vs demolition- is a movement vs the ruling AK party. The ruthless dealings of the police vs peaceful protesters sparked a nation-wide movement. Then something remarkable happened: fanatics of the competing football squads united for a common cause for the first time ever. The football ultras actually war side by side vs the police and test their experience with clashes to support the protesters vs tear gas and to build barricades. The name for their alliance: Istanbul United.
Description: Five years in the making, based on six lengthy interviews filmed on six various territories in Saint Petersburg, we meet an outspoken artist who covers here his whole life and prolific career. The territories were Sokurov’s own favourites, where he felt at home.
Description: A father of four kids gets brutally stabbed few times, with the kids show in the family home. During the brutal action, his wife – Anneli Auer – is on the smartphone to the emergency center. Emergency Call – A Murder Mystery is a documentary movie tracking down the storyline that unfolds after the fatal night. We hear from all emerging sides as the prosecution builds its situation vs the mother of four. A behind the scenes look into one of the most bizarre unsolved court situations in newest Finnish history.
Description: The definitive documentary about the iconic tv series developed by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson and their production companies (AP Movies and Century 21 Pictures). Supermarionation was a revolutionary technique used in all their programmes throughout the 1960s including Stingray, Captain Scarlet and, most famously, Thunderbirds.
Description: Does having a learning disability mean that you can’t learn? Eight kids prove that the respond is a definitive 'No' in this documentary. Interviews with children are intercut with scenes of the kids engaged in activities that reflect their talents to form a compelling portrait of the methods in which these young folks test their strengths to overcome their challenges.
Description: The globe watched in horror as the NYPD was place on trial for the shooting of Sean Bell and Amadou Diallo. The chants of "no justice," "no peace" were heard around the world, but in the end was justice served? In this sequel to IF I DIE TONIGHT, the storyline continues and follows the next seven years of this situation of police brutality. It presents both sides in an effort to search the truth after the culminating trials. This riveting documentary continues to ask the question, "how far has our country now come?" Details Al Sharpen, Rudy Giuliani, and Eliot Spitzer.
Description: This heartwarming movie focuses on Kandice, Alexa and Amanda, three young women who are all experiencing hair loss due to illness. Their embarrassment and insecurity have been curtailed, however, because of Locks of Love--a non-profit organization where employees painstakingly make custom-molded wigs that let the women to feel like themselves once again.
Description: In 1943, Noor Inayat Khan was recruited as a covert operative into Winston Churchill's Unique Operations Executive. With an American mother and Indian Muslim father, she was an extremely unusual British agent. After her network collapsed, Khan became the only surviving radio operator linking the British to the French Resistance in Paris, coordinating the airdrop of weapons and agents, and the rescue of downed Allied fliers.
Description: Around 1970, Marije Meerman was placed in the anti-authoritarian day-care centre Prins Constantijn in Amsterdam, where kids were raised by a group of parents to become ‘socially critical, creative, emancipated, lusty, solidary people’. For her graduation movie in 1995, she visited young adults who had been in this ‘kresj’ with her. In this documentary sequel, she shifts the perspective to the parents who, with progressive insight, look back on this social experiment. The movie also contains fresh archive footage.
Description: A Vaudeville comedian still working at 100, a stunning siren who dated Reagan when he was a Democrat, a child out of college who sold The Ten Commandments around the world, a Disney legend who met Walt when she was a tiny woman and spent her life with Mickey Mouse: these showbiz vets share wisdom and inspiration garnered over seven lifetimes in the business. Residing together at the Motion Picture & Tv Fund home, these entertainment lifers are "bonded by the show". These, ladies and gentlemen, are Showfolk.
Description: An homage to her grandmother, the director Zhang Yan shares with us the touching storyline of how her grandmother, an ethnic Chosun (Korean) minority in China, met and married her grandfather more than 50 years ago, in the grandmother's own words. The grandmother says us about the traditional customs on the first night of the wedding, along with her hopes and expectations of that era as she reflects on how her life turned out. Mixing with realistic and surreal language, this movie depicts the idea and feelings of love from an old woman's aspect through her life and memories.
Description: Doris and Oscar, a couple who has spent 40 years living and working together, face their impending retirement. Both dedicated their lives to educational projects and architecture in rural indigenous communities in Mexico. Isabel and Enedino, two indigenous specialists in the Sierra of Puebla, take the baton from their mentors and teachers. A documentary that celebrates and explores the transformational process of teaching, learning and building.
Description: San Marcos, a city in northwestern Mexico partially submerged under water because of the construction of a nearby dam, is besieged by the violence of armed groups. Nevertheless, four families refuse to leave.
Description: An insider's documentary describing the CIA's test of Mena, Arkansas as a staging zone for covert activities which involved the Reagan-Bush administration and Governor Bill Clinton which resulted in the subversion of our judicial system.
Description: Photographer Walker Evans (1903-1975) went to the South Seas on a sailing ship in 1931 and 1932. Travel Notes (1932), is a 12 minute long series of scenes from the ocean trip, including a stop in Tahiti. Using 35mm motion picture film, Evans creates abstract compositions out of sails, rigging, and crew.
Description: Each month, an estimated 200,000 Australians deliberately harm themselves. They cut, scratch, burn and sometimes even break bones. It's named self-harm, and it peaks in teenagers and young people. The Silent Epidemic explores this dark and often secret behaviour, asking why more and more folks are turning to self-harm as a method to cope with life. Interweaving their private stories with scientific enquiry, The Silent Epidemic casts a special lens onto what is quick becoming a trouble that can no longer remain hidden. In response to the growing numbers, a group of Melbourne scientists are hunting for a radical solution to self-harm with a world-first experiment. The Silent Epidemic charts their progress: it is both a wake-up call, and ultimately, a storyline of hope. Written by Tag Hamlyn
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