Description: The documentary follows Col. Clifford Poutre during the final years of his life at age 103 and explores his innovations in the training of homing pigeons for day and night combat missions during Globe Fight II.
Description: Combining nostalgia, dazzling architecture, pop culture, economics and politics, MALLS R US examines North America's most famous and profitable suburban destination-the enclosed shopping center-and how for consumers they function as a communal, even ceremonial experience and, for retailers, websites where their idealism, passion and greed merge. The movie blends archival footage tracing the history of the shopping mall in America, visits to some of the world's biggest and most spectacular malls-in Canada, the U.S., the U.K., Japan, Poland, France, and Dubai-and interviews with architects, mall developers, sales managers, environmentalists, labor activists and social critics, as well as commentary from mall shoppers themselves.
Description: João Moreira Salles' "Nelson Freire" is a film-documentary about the nice Brazilian pianist, who is certainly among the five nice pianists of the globe today. Nelson Freire is a quite discreet / shy person and João Salles respected this detail of his personality. During almost two years he followed the pianist around the globe to compose a film, made of 31 thematic sections to cover the many aspects of the life of this genius of the piano.
Description: Director Charles Burnett (Killer of Sheep, My Brother's Wedding, To Sleep with Anger) presents a tale about a young boy's encounter with his family in Mississippi in the 1950s, and intergenerational tensions between the heavenly strains of gospel and the devilish moans of the blues.
Description: This heartbreaking documentary depicts the extreme poverty of an African-American family and their Mississippi Delta school district. LaLee's Kin takes us deep into the Mississippi Delta and the intertwined lives of LaLee Wallace, a great-grandmother struggling to keep her globe together in the face of dire poverty, and Reggie Barnes, superintendent of the embattled West Tallahatchie School System. The movie explores the painful legacy of slavery and sharecropping in the Delta.
Description: The movie says the real storyline of Kurt Gerron, a German-Jewish cabaret and movie actor in the 1920s and 1930s who was sent to the Theresienstadt concentration camp where he was commanded to write and direct a Nazi propaganda film.
Description: The place: the outskirts of Hamburg, a flat, two rooms, a kitchen, a bathroom. The time: one day and the passing night. Wolfgang “Wolli” Köhler, former owner of a porn-cinema and a brothel, turned poet and illustrator, lives here with his wife Linda. Scenes of cohabitation. Scenes from a life together. Reminiscences of an existence that has led them from Waldheim in Saxony to St. Pauli in Hamburg. Insights into the abject wretchedness of the sex industry. The underworld of covert backyard meetings before the advent of AIDS. Prejudices are undermined, preconceptions challenged. Wolli takes a trip down his own private “memory lane”.
Description: Today, vs a backdrop of sharply increasing demand, growth in the globe population and the growing impact of an unsettled climate, water has become one of the most precious natural resources of our planet.
Description: The Monster/ISF HDTV Calibration Sorcerer DVD is the fastest and easiest method to bring out the greatest in your HDTV. In series of easy, step-by-step video tutorials, pop star Jenna Drey walks you through the whole HDTV calibration process. In minutes, you’ll learn how to optimize your TV’s display lvls for max HDTV performance, so you everytime receive the richest blacks, most natural color and absolute sharpest picture from your HDTV. Exclusive Monster/ISF Features•Easy step-by-step video instructions; no intimidating use patterns or complicated programming, no additional equipment required •Optimum contrast, brightness, color precision and more—in minutes •Watch your favourite films and shows exactly the method the pros intended •Hosted by pop star Jenna Drey and "Head Monster" Noel Lee •Co-produced by the Imaging Science Foundation, the globe authority in video calibration.
Description: For nearly ten years, faced with the enormous energy challenges of our world, two boys met about a crazy dream: to fly by test of the sun's energy, and demonstrate that progress can be achieved by using clean energy and solar power. They are named Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg. The two of them dreamed of this plane, the flying symbol of human knowledge at the service of renewable energy. On July 7, 2010, the plane leaves the hangar at last to deploy its wings in the sun and attempt a challenge that nobody thought possible in aviation: flying day and night for 26 hours without stopping, using only solar power.
Description: Follows the adventures of five combat veterans from various generations of American fights as they sign up, go into battle, and eventually change their minds about what it means to be a nice soldier.
Description: Personal McKinley Nolan vanished 40 years ago in Vietnam on the Cambodian frontier. Some tell he was captured, some tell he was a traitor, some even tell he was an American operative. The US Units officially claims he was radicalized and went native, joining the Viet Cong and soon encountering the Khmer Rouge. In 2006, retired US Units Lt. Dan Smith, revisiting the battlefields of his youth, may have encountered the elusive McKinley, alive. So began a adventure into the heart of darkness.
Description: In the 70s and 80s Britain was rife with racial tension and police harassment particularly vs black British youths. These youths were the rebel generation who were also searching for an identity. They created a melody - a sub category of reggae known as Lovers Rock. This melody became a global brand through artists like UB40 and Maxi Priest. The melody brought a lvl of intimacy between young folks that was unique. It was also 'girl power' melody that empowered a generation of young women. Through comedy, live performance, dance, interviews and archive the movie takes you back to an untold era of British cultural, melody and political history.
Description: The incredible, behind the scenes, real storyline and exclusive footage of the most risky white gang of the 20th century. No actors, no recreations, just you, your private tutorial Robert Hendrickson, The MANSON Gang and the most notorious living gangster in American history.
Description: Over the course of a year, movie follows Vancouver Pride Society president Ken Coolen to different international Pride events, including Poland, Hungary, Russia, Sri Lanka and others where there is nice opposition to pride parades. In North America, Pride is complicated by commercialization and a sense that the festivals are turning away from their political roots toward tourism, party promo and entertainment. Christie documents the methods larger, more mainstream Pride happenings have supported the global Pride movement and how human rights components are being added to more established events. In the Fresh York sequence, leaders organize an alternative Pride parade, the Drag March, set up to protest the corporatization of Fresh York Pride. A parade in São Paulo, the world's biggest Pride festival, itself contains a fully empty float, meant to symbolize all those lost to HIV and to anti-gay violence.
Description: No Look Pass is the coming-of-age American Dream storyline of Emily “Etay” Tay, a first generation Burmese immigrant from Chinatown, Los Angeles, who breaks all of the guidelines of tradition. After living a double life at Harvard University, she strives to enjoy professional basketball in Germany while coming out as a lesbian. Emily’s dreams are no slam dunk — family, race, and Don’t Ask Don’t Say conspire vs her, firing her passions on and off the court.
Description: In one of the most necessary and controversial documentaries of the last five years, filmmakers Justine Chang and Armand Kaye examine a crime that has been ignored, discounted, and even declared impossible. The effect of years of research and production, She Stole My Voice: A Documentary About Lesbian Rape is a jarring, terrifying, and eye-opening look at this lesbian rape and sexual violence between women. The movie masterfully interweaves community responses, expert analyses, and graphic reenactments to make an absolutely unforgettable experience. Viewers will see the reality and prevalence of this crime, and learn how the community as a whole, law enforcement, and even the lesbian community itself have repeatedly discounted this crime. And in the unforgettable and terrifyingly graphic reenactments of lesbian rape, viewers will start to truly understand the chilling and horrific experience of current lesbian rape.
Description: Convicted Of Eleven Brutal Murders Charles NG Is Actually On Death Row. Leonard Lake and Charles NG looked harmless enough when they were caught shoplifting at a shop in San Francisco. NG fled the scene, but when the police questioned lake at the precinct, he identified Charles NG as his accomplice and then swallowed two cyanide capsules he had taped to his lapel. The police were stunned by Lake's abrupt suicide. But the .22 caliber pistol and silencer they found in his vehicle indicated far more than a easy shoplifting, and when the registered owner of the vehicle turned up on a list of missing persons, the investigation exploded. A find of their house turned up the private belongings of a number of missing persons.
Description: Reverend Huie Rogers is a preacher at the Bible Method Church of Our King Jesus Christ in Brooklyn. He is the subject of this short film, during which launches into an epic call-and-response denunciation of human hubris, greed, corruption and failure. The test of lengthy shots show it less like a sermon and more a performance, and induce an almost trance-like state.
Description: Guys And Dolls focuses on a group of boys who have fallen in love with their life-size dolls, named "Real Dolls." For these men, their $10,000 lifelike, built-to-order creations have replaced human women. For some people, finding a partner in life can be difficult. For these men, it's almost impossible. Ten years ago, a tiny factory in California began making an alternative partner. Every is tailored made to suit each taste. There are actually 3000 true dolls across the globe providing some of those with love and companionship that true girls cannot.
Description: The Minigame of Death is a documentary co-produced by France Télévisions and Radio Tv Switzerland1 in 2009 and staging a fake minigame present (The Xtreme Zone) during which a candidate gotta send electric shocks increasingly powerful candidate to other until voltages that can cause death. The staging reproduces the Milgram experiment carried out initially in the United States in 1960 to study the influence of authority on obedience: electric shocks are fictitious, an actor pretending to suffer, and objective is to use the ability to disobey the candidate who inflicts this treatment and who is not aware of the experiment. The notable difference with the original experience is that scientific authority is replaced by a tv presenter, Tania Young.
Description: How to make the imagination of movement for fun parks is the theme of this documentary. Although engineers test and test to make machines that shake, tilt, turn, lift and drop folks in a method that fools their senses, the true McCoy cannot be imitated: Roller Coasters just allow you experience movement much, much more intense than everything else - even on the screen.
Description: In this movie made over ten years, filmmaker Barbara Sonneborn goes on a pilgrimage to the Vietnamese countryside where her husband was killed. She and translator (and fellow fight widow) Xuan Ngoc Nguyen discover the meaning of fight and loss on a human level. The movie weaves interviews with Vietnamese and American widows into a vivid testament to the legacy of war.
Description: This real-life documentary explores the passionate & energetic presence of renowned Italian violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg (she moved to the Unites States at the age of eight to study at The Curtis Institute of Melody and soon studied with Dorothy DeLay at The Julliard School.) The movie focuses on her professional life, starting in 1981, when she explode onto the classical melody stage as the youngest (at 17) recipient ever of the Walter W. Naumburg International Violin Competition.
Description: Documentary depicting day to day life in Angola Prison mostly from an inmate's perspective. Interviews are with few inmates including one with a life sentence who is about to die.
Description: A look at Paul Taylor and his dance company over few months in 1997. Preparation of Taylor's piece, "Piazzolla Caldera," from conception and rehearsals to opening night at Town Center, frames the film. The troupe's trip to India falls in the middle. Included are black and white footage of rehearsals, and, in color, interviews with Taylor, his dancers, dance critics and scholars, and those who manage the business side. There is also footage of a younger Taylor dancing and movie of the troupe performing a dozen Taylor pieces. His genius, his roots, his way of working with dancers, and his sometimes hard nature draw the attention of those who comment.
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