Description: Based in Puerto Rico, it explores the challenges that young laborers face as they find for safe and stable jobs. This documentary follows the lives of a diverse group of young college graduates trying to develop their careers in a country with an ongoing financial crisis.
Description: This documentary examines the lively spirit of plena music, which celebrates and satirizes everyday life occurrences. The movie looks at the historical and cultural development of plena as well as its significance and importance today.
Description: Funk, Soul, Rap, Jazz, Swing... For almost two centuries, from the cotton fields of the Deep South to the ghettos in the Bronx, black melody has marked the beat of Afro-Americans war for emancipation. Black American melody is a cultural revolution. Its history is political. Its beat makes the globe dance.
Description: Shot To Death is the finest filmed, composed and edited film I have in the Tag Sullivan Risky Minigame Collection. Without a doubt, Shot To Death details the finest maned lion and large leopard footage ever recorded. Filmed entirely on zone on the banks of the popular Rungwa River Shot To Death entertains you with 11 heart-pounding hunts!
Description: Mick Garris hosts this look at horror movies with John Carpenter, John Landis and David Cronenberg all discussing their favourite scare movies as well as what they think makes them work.
Description: A private documentary about a public subject, My Father's Vietnam personifies the connections made and unmade by the Vietnam War. Featuring never-before-seen photographs and 8mm footage of the era, My Father's Vietnam is the storyline of three soldiers, only one of whom returned home alive. Interviews with the filmmaker's Vietnam Veteran father, and the mates and family members of two boys he served with who were killed there, give voice to individuals who continue to silently carry the psychological burdens of a fight that ended over 40 years ago. My Father's Vietnam carries with it the potential to encourage audiences to broach the topics of service and sacrifice with the veterans in their lives.
Description: Donna Dean is one of Fresh Zealand’s most respected songwriters. She grew up in Auckland’s Glen Innes in a home beset by alcoholism, abuse and violence. When she left home at 15, Donna found herself pregnant and, just like her mother, caught up in a violent relationship. She turned to alcohol to hide the pain. But Donna’s mother had instilled in her daughter a profound love for melody — and it was this, along with Donna’s willpower and determination, that would eventually give her a method out of the darkness — escaping a cycle of violence and addiction to become a successful and much-loved songwriter. The movie follows Donna and her band on their newest tour of the United States, then finally brings her home to confront her past.
Description: We are taken behind-the-scenes as one of the most influential bass users in modern melody recorded his debut solo album last year. His long-awaited solo album (released in March 2014) spent four weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Album chart and 34 weeks in the top position on smoothjazz.com. For The Record also chronicles Nathan’s three-decade-plus career from when he hit the street aged 16 with Barry White, his session and touring work across musical categories and membership of the legendary jazz quartet Fourplay. The movie details interviews with many of the musicians he’s worked with, including Clapton, Phil Collins, Lionel Richie, Quincy Jones, Vince Gill, Herbie Hancock, Don Was and more.
Description: In 20 years’ time, there will be nearly 1.6 billion smokers around the world. Approximately 70% of smokers wish to quit. The United Nations’ Globe Health Organisation expects a billion folks will die prematurely from smoking this century. The products their doctors suggest are rarely effective and many are trapped. A fresh vapour technology was invented to give smokers a successful method to quit. But it was quickly demonised, and even banned in many countries. A excellent storm is brewing between smokers trying to quit, government regulators, and health charities funded by the strong pharmaceutical industry. Director Aaron Biebert travelled across four continents interviewing doctors, scientists, and others working to save a billion lives. What he found was profound government failure, widespread corruption in the public health community and strong subversion by large business.
Description: Paul is a serially unemployed father of three who works one day a week in a run-down mattress showroom. To stimulate sales, proactive Paul invents the goofy persona of Mattress Mick for his employer, Michael, to play, and creates ridiculous videos involving rap songs and monkey puppets. When the oddball clips go viral, Paul sees his possibility to monetize the idea and reinvent himself as a social media guru. Can a guy who's been made redundant twice in the past several years test his marketing savvy and entrepreneurial skills to transform his boss into an Internet star? Will Paul gain recognition for his bold concepts or will Michael take all the credit? Set vs the backdrop of Ireland's crippling economic austerity and reflecting actual workplace conditions, Mattress Boys says the compelling storyline of a boy looking for job safety so he can receive off social assistance and deliever for his family.
Description: How can we ethically build sustainable industry in developing countries? In a David-and-Goliath war over the land on the luscious mountain peninsula in the centre of Port Moresby in Papua Fresh Guinea, Joe Moses, leader of the Paga Hill Settlement, gotta save his 3,000 folks before they are evicted. Joe may search his community replaced by an international five-star hotel and marina development. But not before he wars it out in the courts.
Description: Mira and Paul dreamed of creating a café together, a warm homely zone they should share with the folks around them. In Auckland’s Grey Lynn, they hoped they had found it — the Monterey. The addition of a proudly Samoan kitchen team formed the soul of a community-minded establishment. They feel they have the kitchen under control, so when a young and ambitious chef from the UK is introduced into the mix, with fresh guidelines and demands, tensions boil over. Everyone is forced to re-examine their roles and loyalties. Mira and Paul are confronted by the fragility of their work, family and the repercussions of their decisions on all of them. Is it possible to salvage their dream? Can what has been done ever be undone?
Description: Teshya Alo is 16 years old and 125 pounds. But on the judo and wrestling mats, she throws girls twice her age and pounds heavier. And she beats boys. Now, she has her sights set on taking gold at both the judo and wrestling globe championships — and eventually the Olympics. But it won’t be easy. She is younger and less experienced than her enemies — and lives in Hawaii. The cost of traveling to mainland and international competitions drains her family’s resources. Winning Woman follows the four-year adventure of this teenaged judo and wrestling phenomenon and her family, and in so doing says the dynamic storyline of an elite athlete on her ascent, a woman facing the challenges of growing up and an whole family dedicated to a single dream.
Description: This musical documentary examines the impact of legendary rock band Pink Floyd's iconic 11th studio album The Wall, examining how the work was created, as well as how it affected not just the band, but melody history to come.
Description: Two people, from various countries, determined to overcome distance, government bureaucracy and family resistance, to be together. Hap Cameron (a published creator originally from Nelson) had a dream of working in each continent, which catapulted him into a lifetime of adventure, danger and love. He spent close to a decade fulfilling his ambition — cycling through Africa, sailing to Antarctica, teaching scuba diving in Asia and working in an orphanage in Guatemala. But Hap discovered the best journey of all was meeting the girl of his dreams and the extraordinary obstacles he had to overcome to be with her. Mandy Todd, an American high school teacher, was on vacation in Mexico when she met Hap. They spent only six days together before they knew this was more than a vacation romance. What took zone over the next seven years inspected their love further than most couples should sustain.
Description: Beyond being a historical record, this movie explores the implied duality of Rafael Correa's public figure. The behind-the-scenes 2013 presidential re-election race, in campaign-distant black and white invites us to reflect on Ecuador's method of doing politics.
Description: Frank & Cindy is a deeply private documentary about Frank Garcia, an 80's one-hit wonder musician, and his blonde bombshell wife Cindy, who makes him live in the basement.
Description: This documentary redefines Puerto Rican history in this modernize of the classic Puerto Rican short storyline "Seva". It mixes fictional elements with current archival footage and true interviews with historians to discuss the significance and impact of the short storyline today. But, most significantly, "Seva Vive" deconstructs the sociopolitical debate of the facts and myths surrounding the history of Puerto Rico and explores the problems that arise when fiction meddles with recollections of the past.
Description: A documentary about the early years of the Orquesta el Macabeo, rockers with "guille" of salsa paying homage to the old school Fania, but giving a touch of local punk-rock in the lyrics and melodies.
Description: La otra educación (The Another Education) is about the class action suit Rosa Lydia Velez versus the Department of Education, and serves as the story to document 30 years of struggles that the families of disabled kids in Puerto Rico have suffered. Their only request is the right to an education for their sons and daughters with unique needs.
Description: Documentary presenting the storyline of Juan Meléndez, a Puerto Rican immigrant raised in the town of Fresh York, who was charged in Florida for a murder he did not commit. Juan Meléndez was unjustly incarcerated on death row for 17 years, 8 months and 1 day, until his acquittal on January 3, 2002.
Description: A movie about hummus and the people who love this chickpea dish. It unites it divides it`s delightful it's Hummus. Hummus! the Film follows a Muslim a Jew and Christian living in the Holy Land and making a living from the easy healthy Middle Eastern dish Hummus. This lighthearted documentary will create you laugh out loud but mostly it will create you very hungry.
Description: The incredible, true-life storyline of a baby elephant born into a rescue camp in the wilderness of Botswana. When she's suddenly orphaned at one month of age, it's up to the boys who look after her herd to save her life.
Description: Human trafficking is the second most lucrative crime in the world. This poor crime is an international phenomenon. Based on the testimony of survivors, social researchers, volunteers and employees of different organizations, we are able to show the dimensions of human trafficking in Puerto Rico. A phenomenon that for many it is still hard to recognize.
Description: American citizens who are normally marginalized, forgotten and left to fend vs toxic dumps and another violations, come to understand that the only method to survive and save their communities is to challenge the system head-on.
Description: This movie weaves together expert analysis of America's meal and farming system with a strong narrative of one extraordinary farmer who is determined to make a sustainable future for his community.
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