Description: Her ex-wife won’t meet her. Her daughter rejects her. Her mother still calls her “son.” As Marianna transitions from male to female, she is abandoned by her loved ones, alone in a globe unwilling to agree her real self. This multi-award-winning documentary is an intensely sympathetic and strong acc of one individual’s struggle to gain acceptance—even in the midst of profound physical hardship.
Description: This documentary deals with the Maoist insurgency in India. It focuses on the Maoists in Bastar, Chhattisgarh fighting vs industrialists in Niyamgiri, Odisha, and protesters acting in memory of the Leftist revolutionary Bhagat Singh in Punjab.
Description: Evoking a cinema verite feel not found in most sports documentaries, Quick Break examines the 1977 Portland Trailblazers basketball squad in a surprisingly private and compelling fashion. Inter-cutting excerpts from the 1977 playoff / championship season, the movie steps outside of the basketball court, and into the daily lives of the Trailblazers, as well as their coach Jack Ramsey. Whether it’s biking the Oregon coast with star center Bill Walton, hosting a children basketball camp with Dave Twardzik, or joking with Maurice Lucas at the pool – Quick Break lets the users speak for themselves: about basketball, life and testing in Portland. Quick Break, a movie documentary about Bill Walton and the Portland Trail Blazers winning the 1976-77 NBA game and the aftermath of their accomplishment, is the best film I have ever seen on the topics of professional squad sports, basketball as a metaphor for life, and the excellent practice of Zen Buddhism in American society.
Description: Since the late 1970s, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs wrote the future of computers with a war between the Mac and the PC on the main stage. Their rivalry was so spectacular that it almost embodies the whole digital revolution. Both boys dropped out of college and changed the globe with their ideas, and even though they were adversaries, they everytime retained a high lvl of respect for every other.
Description: Every society has certain guidelines on how men and women could be. We expect men act like men and women act like girls. However, not everyone fits into this gender trap. Some hide their natural identity and test to match it with nice expectations of others, out of fear of negative consequences. There is only a tiny group of transgender folks who openly dare to live their real identity. This movie presents some thoughts of professionals on gender, like Charlotte Rivero, founder of the queer tango school (Tangoverkstan in Stockholm), biologist Evelyn Peyre of the CNRS Institute (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) and the popular lawyer Stephen Whittle, who is a transsexual person himself, an active member of the United Kingdom Trans activist organization Press for Change and Professor of the Law School at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Description: Documentary about life in the Welsh Guards regiment's Prince of Wales Company, led by Major Crispin Black. Filmmaker Molly Dineen gains special access to the company as they protect an RUC police station during a tour of Northern Ireland in the mid '90s.
Description: Pittsburgh was the center of the sports globe in 1979, home to the Super Bowl winner Steelers and the Globe Series winner Pirates. The Pirates and their rallying cry of “We Are Family” brought a renewed sense of pride to the city. But as it turned out, the family was dangerously dysfunctional, with many members succumbing to the temptation of cocaine and dragging baseball into a nationwide scandal. This movie revisits that era and paints a picture of how, by 1985, simple drugs and quick nights brought the national pastime from the diamond to a federal courtroom.
Description: Copenhagen’s “8 House,” an ultramodern loop of apartments created by architect Bjarke Ingels, reinvents the idea of “home.” Its 500 residents can traverse all nine floors by bicycle while their children attend kindergarten on the ground floor. This exuberant documentary profiles the (mostly) satisfied residents, including a group of kids who experience the greatest scavenger hunt ever, offering a hopeful, inspired picture of communal living by design.
Description: “Lives start and end, but everything goes back to the earth.” A tour-de-force of cinematography and sound design, this captivating, award-winning documentary looks at three generations of sheepherders in the Carpathian Mountains. While father and son take their flock on their annual adventure through the highlands, the 82-year-old widower Vasyl reflects on his past back home. A sublime look at the cycles of life and the waning of tradition.
Description: This captivating documentary follows tough-as-nails lawyer (and former Mrs. Wisconsin) Kimberley Motley, the only American allowed to practice law in Afghanistan. Motley defends US and European citizens caught in the country’s legal and political quagmire, even as she finds herself under threat of assassination. While Motley brazenly chastises Afghani judges on behalf of her clients, she gotta also balance the needs of her family a globe away.
Description: Elvis Presley was arguably the most famous and influential pop singer of the 20th Century, but while his adult life was a litany of constructive and commercial successes, his death was a shocking and unexpected happening which exposed many ugly secrets about "The King" and recommended to millions that this character was, in many ways, a very lonely man. Elvis Presley: The Last 24 Hours is a documentary which offers a look at the final day of Presley's life, featuring interviews with few members of his private entourage, "the Memphis Mafia," including Sonny West, Lamar Fike, Joe Esposito, Larry Geller, Jerry Schilling, and Marty Lacker.
Description: Seven volunteer English teachers from Australia gradually confront the colonial implications of their work in rural Thailand. Over the course of six months, they contend with their inexperience as teachers, the omnipresence of Westernisation, and the ambiguity of their purpose. Directed by one of the volunteers, 'Six Months to Salvation' is a self-reflexive documentary about language, landscape and idealism lost. u16.co/6m2s
Description: Documentary about Finnish movie theaters - about their past, disappearance and future. And at the same time universal storyline how cinema is undeniably connected with life.
Description: Like many, Michael Mosley wants to receive fitter and healthier but can't face hours on the treadmill or trips to the gym. Support may be at hand. He uncovers the surprising fresh research which suggests many of us should benefit from just three mins of high intensity exercise a week. He discovers the hidden power of easy activities like walking and fidgeting, and finds out why some of us don't reply to exercise at all. Using himself as a guinea pig, Michael uncovers the surprising fresh research about exercise that has the power to create us all live longer and healthier lives
Description: In 1900, a storm blew a boatload of sponge divers off course and forced them to take shelter by the small Mediterranean island of Antikythera. Diving the next day, they discovered a 2,000 year-old Greek shipwreck. Among the ship's cargo they hauled up was an unimpressive green lump of corroded bronze. Rusted remnants of gear wheels should be seen on its surface, suggesting some type of intricate mechanism. The first X-ray studies confirmed that idea, but how it worked and what it was for puzzled scientists for decades. Recently, hi-tech imaging has revealed the extraordinary truth: this special clockwork machine was the world's first computer.
Description: Since 2000, there has been a revival of interest for wrestling "made in France". Who are today’s wrestlers? What is their profile? Are they high-level sportsmen, actors, showmen? This documentary also takes us into the universe of feminine wrestling.
Description: In Turkmen language, Atlan means "mount a horse and depart". Horse is the most necessary element in the life of Iranian Turkmen. That's why courses are some of the most significant social happenings in their land, Turkmen Sahara. Turkmen Sahara is a region in north eastern Iran and is homeland to Iranian Turkmen. Ali is a Turkman with his life, like many of his peers', intertwined with courses. Actually his wedding depends on his success in courses. This documentary movie is about Iranian horses.
Description: Guided by the spirit of “The Cuadecuc Manifesto” (coined by co-director Evan Johnson and inspired by Pere Portabella’s 1970 experimental cult documentary, Cuadecuc, vampir), Bring Me the Head of Tim Horton is a strange, stirring behind-the-scenes look at Paul Gross’s fresh feature, Hyena Road. Shot on zone at CFB Shilo near Brandon, Manitoba, and in Aqaba, Jordan, the movie mixes deep contrast black-and-white expressionism with wry and raw western revisionism reminiscent of Sam Peckinpah, as it summons unwieldy, psychedelic energy from the main event. [TIFF]
Description: This intimate, uncannily moving documentary profiles Norma Canner, a pioneer in dance movement therapy, who found in dance a method to support folks who had been discarded by society. The movie traces the evolution of Norma's career from Broadway actress in the '40s, through her ground-breaking work in constructive movement with disabled and mentally retarded kids in the '60s, to her show work as a dance therapist with adults. Utilizing drawing, music, theater, and dance in the context of another modes of therapy, her work has proved extraordinarily beneficial for handicapped individuals, as well as providing cathartic healing experiences for those with deep emotional scars; And her work with kids who were blind, deaf, or autistic has became a model.
Description: This movie documents a three-year period of political resistance in Los Anglels starting with the tent encampment at Town Hall in October 2011. Fueled by Occupy Wall Street, folks form a collective to jump-start governmental change.
Description: After harmonizing Fresh Orleans with "Nola Chérie", Chassol presents INDIAMORE Filmed in Calcutta and Vanarasi in July 2012, Chassol harmonized sounds, photos and traditional melody with these chord progressions that just look like him.
Description: Althea Gibson’s life and achievements transcend sports. A truant from the rough roads of Harlem, Althea emerged as a most unlikely queen of the highly segregated tennis globe in the 1950s. Her roots as a sharecropper’s daughter, her family’s migration north to Harlem in the 1930s, mentoring from Sugar Ray Robinson, David Dinkins and others, and fame that thrust her unwillingly into the glare of the early Civil Rights movement, all bring her storyline into a much broader realm of the American story.
Description: Heal Your Self speaks to some of the best authorities on health today. They speak directly to the viewer, breaking down the major steps that affect your health. Subject include: meal and nutrition, emotional and environmental stresses, the power of the mind, self-education, meditation, love - plus, practical steps you can take to begin to restore your health. This is wall-to-wall information, that doesn't sidestep the critical problems that are important for you to address, to maintain or regain your health.
Description: This iconic American storyline was written in 1900 by L Frank Baum, a Chicago businessman, journalist, chicken breeder, actor, boutique owner, Hollywood film director and lifelong fanatic of all things innovative and technological. His life spanned an era of remarkable invention and achievement in America and many of these developments helped to fuel this nice storyteller's imagination. His ambition was to make the first genuine American fairytale and the storyline continues to fascinate, inspire and engage millions of fanatics of all ages from all over the world. This documentary explores how The Unbelievable Sorcerer of Oz has come to symbolise the American Dream and contains previously unseen footage from the Baum family archives, still photographs and clips from the early Oz films, as well as interviews with family members, literary experts and American historians as it says the storyline of one man's life in parallel to the development of modern America.
Description: A documentary in which after being released from prison, former criminal Viggo wonders why he developed from a sensitive tiny man into a merciless criminal. He decides to give up his criminal existence for nice and dives into his past to avoid making the very same mistakes a second time. Viggo realizes that the hurt he suffered because of his family might jeopardize his fresh life. His quest, in which he drags his two sister, leads to painful confrontations with their past and also with one another. The secrets of their incestuous family and manipulative father are unraveled tiny by little.
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