Description: Featuring Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Diana Vreeland, La Belle Epoque evokes "the pretty era" (1890-1914), a time in which the wealthy upper classes of the western globe gave themselves over to a life of elegance and pleasure, their eyes closed to the increasing social and political turmoil fermenting beneath the surface of society. The tool uses period motion pictures, photographs, and sound recordings, as well as the arts and fashions of the period to supplement the spoken memories of the participating interviewees who now lived La Belle Epoque.
Description: They left ordinary life, wife, kids, work and entered to a monastery. In its portraits of three monks, Erik Praus’s documentary captures the inimitable spiritual ambiance and mysticism of Pochayiv Lavra, an Eastern Orthodox monastery on a hill above the city of Pochayiv in western Ukraine’s Ternopil Oblast. Fathers Gabriel, Vicilentius and Nazarij have left their past traumas behind, finding peace, balance and their lives’ meaning at the monastery. Their stories are allegories of spiritualization and purification from human passions vs the backdrop of the turbulent Ukrainian reality. Motivated by material need and spiritual desperation, the faithful flock to this zone of pilgrimage in find of fresh strength and forgiveness. The movie respectfully observes the monks’ daily lives, while also noticing the opulent splendour of their surroundings. The street to faith is not a privilege of the selected few; it is launch to all who hear its “calling”.
Description: The Putin era in Russian politics began on 31 December 1999, shortly before the millennium celebrations. The kids born on that day and at the turn of the millennium have actually come of age. They have only ever known ex-KGB boy Vladimir Putin at the pinnacle of power. What do this generation think and feel? Some are ardent Putin opponents, for others he is an idol. Some wish to leave the country others wish to war for change. From the perspective of these millennium children, torn between personal dreams and political aspirations, a nuanced portrait of the ‚Putin generation‘ emerges.
Description: Mikhail Abramenko came to work in the police in 1998. After serving 21 years, he resigned with the rank of lieutenant colonel from the post of commander of a mounted police battalion. Actually he is a tour manager of the punk group "Pornofilms".
Description: Man from Fight is an animated coming-of- age storyline of a young Arab American punk ricocheting between a war-torn Middle East and 1980s American Midwest. From LSD fueled encounters with Darth Vader and Saddam Hussein, to military pilots shot down into Iowa classrooms, Usama Alshaibi blends photos and memories to give the audience a taste of what it was like living between two starkly various worlds, while never really fitting into either.
Description: Everyone is afraid of something ... but what's the SCARIEST thing? Is it even possible to respond such a question? In this unique Michael Stevens explores the dark recesses of the mind to learn how fears are born and whether there exists a grand, unifying terror.
Description: Promotion movie shown at the EPCOT Preview Center at Walt Disney World. The movie explains the philosophy and concepts behind EPCOT Center, which would launch to the public on October 1, 1982. It also presents a look at the different pavilions that would be there, as well as footage of the attractions being planned and developed at WED Enterprises.
Description: This Disney Circle-Vision 360-degree movie shown at Walt Disney World's EPCOT Center showcases the breathtaking scenery and another visual delights of Canada. Highlights along the coast-to-coast tour contain winter sports such as skiing, dog sledding, bobsledding, ice skating, and ice hockey; organ melody and the men choir at Montreal's Cathédrale de Notre Dame; a parade with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police; rodeos and the Calgary Stampede; a flight with the Royal Air Force; and a glimpse at all manner of wildlife including geese, possums, wolves, bison, bears and bobcats.
Description: This CircleVison 360 degree film, shown at Disney theme parks, is a tour of landmarks of China. Eastern territories both natural and man-made contain the Nice Wall, the Yangtze River, the Forbidden City, and the plains of Mongolia.
Description: This documentary chronicles the inspirational storyline of a boy who would not agree "no" for an answer. Born with cerebral palsy, Cordell Brown faced many challenges and most believed he would amount to nothing. Despite the odds stacked vs him, Cordell proves that with heartfelt determination he can create a difference in the world.
Description: Legendary French movie director and Nouvelle Vague co-founder Claude Chabrol takes us back to the mid-fifties, when he and then-fellow movie critic François Truffaut met and interviewed Alfred Hitchcock under hilarious circumstances. Chabrol then describes how he went on to write, with Eric Rohmer, the first ebook on Hitchcock, and even served as a consultant when Hitch came to Paris to direct his movie TOPAZ. Few key scenes from Hitchcock movies, with a unique emphasis on UNDER CAPRICORN, are discussed and dissected.
Description: A town that has been living for two years with the law that prohibits "clandestine parties". A youth who, when reunited, risks receiving a police raid on their doorstep, in the street, in the park or in the square. Spatial segregation, denial of the right to the town and public zone for the leisure of the poor, black and peripheral. Willingness to create art, make music, lyrics, poetry, beats, hits and spread culture in this repressive scenario.
Description: At the center of the storyline is an amateur female choir of the town of Tikhvin. Every of her participants is an ordinary girl who in daily life is fully unrelated to the scene. One of them is a seller in a store, someone is engaged in garbage collection, and someone does work as a loader to deliever shelter and food. But all of them are united by a love of melody and a hope for a brighter future. The comeback of the Italian delegation in the town becomes a true glimpse among the gray daily life of our heroines, and their dreams at that moment seem even more illusory.
Description: Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power stationis located on the Yenisei River and is the biggest power plant in Russia in terms of capacity andone of the biggest in the world. On 17 August 2009the plant suffered the largest in the history of Russian hydraulic power industry catastrophic accident, 75 folks were confirmed dead. Five years and 40 billion rubles were spent to reset operation of the plant. But what was the true causeof the tragedy and could we wait for the spate of fresh technogenic catastrophes?
Description: On the morning of September 11, 2001, CBS News photojournalist Tag LaGanga's cell smartphone and home landline rang simultaneously. An editor on the CBS News national desk was calling and directed LaGanga to drive to downtown Manhattan to shoot what, at that time, was thought to be a tiny plane ruin at the Globe Trade Center.
Description: Hosted by Bette Midler, play a musical tribute to the boy who wrote some of the most enduring songs in American famous music. David and composer Burt Bacharach dominated the pop-music charts in the 1960s and early ’70s, crafting variety of timeless Top 40 hits.
Description: A 10-year-old man and his father help themselves by pulling a cart through Bombay's chaotic traffic. One day when they visit the doctor, they are said that they could change jobs. A visual and sound intensive documentary about a nightmarish traffic case beyond all control.
Description: Repainting Cuba takes a critical look at communist Cuba, where both the facades and the aging regime were given a coating of colourful paint in connection with the 50 year anniversary of the revolution. Two young Cubans under house arrest talk about being imprisoned for dealing with foreign tourists in a society where gossip and backstabbing is endemic, and where the massive varnish can’t conceal the cracks.
Description: Keeper of the Mountains is a portrait of Elizabeth Hawley and her unlikely key role in the Golden Age of Himalayan mountaineering, her defiance of the traditional gender roles of her day and her decision to settle alone in Kathmandu in 1960, where she has famously lived life on her own terms ever since. Hawley, 91 and a former journalist, maintains the world's biggest and most treasured archive of Himalayan mountaineering expeditions and her work is trusted by news organizations and publications around the globe. All this despite never having climbed a mountain herself.
Description: Goshen is a documentary depicting the diet and active lifestyle of the indigenous Tarahumara, a light-footed running tribe, who are striving to maintain their ancient culture vs all odds. The Tarahumara are renowned for their wonderful long distance running endurance and prevention of modern chronic diseases. Featuring the Born to Run creator Chris McDougall and health specialists.
Description: Kids at recess are witnesses to the conflict between riot police and strikers. The neighborhood of a mining city is transformed into a battlefield for the last time. After the failure of the strike, calm returns to the roads and workers to work, with the certainty of knowing that the closure of the wells can no longer be stopped.
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