Description: Ian Hislop’s entertaining and provocative look at Victorian attitudes to the terrible sheds a sharp light on today: controversial benefits cuts, anxieties about scroungers, sensational newspaper reports, arguments about who does and doesn’t deserve welfare
Description: In 2004, Nathan McLay quit his day job to begin Future Classic, a Sydney record label he hoped would place Australia's burgeoning dance melody stage on the globe map. It quickly became an incubator of local talent and launched the careers of genre-bending artists like Nickname Murphy (formerly known as Chet Faker), Flight Facilities and Flume. This documentary traces the label's growth from a tiny DIY collective to an unstoppable force in contemporary music.
Description: Documentary about western famous melody concerts as bearer tendencies of democracy and freedom in the Czechoslovak zone in period 1965 - 1990. Special and comprehensive view of the cultural and political significance visits of western famous and alternative culture personalities who were brought democratic concept to the former socialist Czechoslovakia.
Description: The Cold Fight and Civil Rights collide in this remarkable storyline of music, diplomacy and race. Beginning in 1955, when America asked its best jazz artists to travel the globe as cultural ambassadors, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington and their mixed-race band members, faced a painful dilemma: how should they represent a country that still practiced Jim Crow segregation?
Description: When we lived in the house it was surrounded by forest, with a long unpaved driveway leading through the woods to the school bus stop. Growing up, my sisters and I heard voices, saw lights and dreamed of another beings. My mother and I shared a recurring dream of strangers on the driveway, where stonewalls marked the old main street through town. Our dreams and our memories converged into one experience, the experience of living in a haunted house. After the sale of the property in 2001, my recurring dreams returned and the question emerged - were we the ones actually haunting the house? When I ask my father about the past, he answers with the Theory of Relativity, the Laws of Thermodynamics, and the speed of light. He dreams of being on a distant star, with a telescope strong enough to present him how things used to be. Just as we perceive the moon, as it was 1.2 seconds ago and the sun, as it existed 8 mins ago, nice distances let us an occasion to look back in time.
Description: The mysterious appearance of heavy golden bracelets in int'l antiquarian circles uncovers an inside storyline of the looting of a 2000 yr-old Transylvanian golden-hoard. Police investigations...
Description: Where do flying saucers originate? Do they carry aliens from another worlds? Or is the truth now a lot stranger. During Globe Fight II the Nazi's employed scientists to re-imagine the boundaries of scientific thought and practise. Many in the field of advanced weapon design - the programme that produced the V1 and V2 rockets that rained on Britain. But did this same unit produce rudimentary flying saucers? Declassified military documents feature the numerous reports by allied pilots of 'foo fighters', unusual craft with wonderful acceleration engaging them in the skies above Germany. In addition there was the Nazi 'Der Glocke' or 'The Bell' project for a vertical take-off vehicle, which resembles eyewitness reports of a UFO ruin in Pennsylvania after the war. Thousands of Nazi scientists were brought to the US at the end of the war. Are these men, and the projects they continued to work on in America, responsible to tiny green men, 400 UFO sightings a month and even the ...
Description: Hillbrow, a Johannesburg district bristling with buildings, on whose concrete reverberates the incessant maelstrom of road sounds. This overpopulated suburb, where life is cheap, is the playground of Tebogo and Karabo. Aged around fifteen, not very interested in school, in conflict with their mothers who are raising them alone and leave them a tiny to themselves, the two mates spend the summer relieving their boredom as greatest as they can. When they are not mixing with the groups of their elders, dancing in underground vehicle parks or drifting through the urban hell, they seem to watch over the town by seeking refuge on the roof of their block.
Description: Where does one draw the line between 'art' and 'theft'? Art and artist? A criminal and aesthetic investigation into the creation of incognito artist Pavel Novak, virtuosi counterfeiter wanted by the FBI for his 1978 "Stolen Art" exhibition in Fresh York, which caused international stupefaction… some pieces proved to be stolen originals. Simon Backès takes us on a trek across Fresh York, introducing us to professionals who unveil and question our relation to art- a matter of cultural legacy, but also, quite simply, merchandise. Does beauty exist without copyright?
Description: A documentary fairy-tale about the struggle for identity in the Hunza Valley set in a village located in the Northern-Pakistan somewhere between the past and the future. A superb turquoise lake in between rough, steep cliff surrounds the tiny village. But the lake hasn’t been everytime there. One day, an enormous landslide blocked a river. In a several months, this river turned into a large lake, which is actually up to 30km long. Thousands of homes and fields were flooded. Whole villages disappeared forever. Thousands of folks got dislocated and had to look for various territories where to live. What is left are the stories of those that once used to live there which are passed on from generation to generation.
Description: Instantly after a Palestinian boy signs an online petition, he is thrown into a panic-inducing spiral of self-doubt. Over the course of a conversation with an understanding friend, he analyzes, deconstructs and interprets the meaning of his choice to publicly help the cultural boycott of Israel.
Description: In Egypt, 1888 Flinders Petrie finally broke in to the burial chamber of Lord Amenemhat III one of the wealthiest monarchs from the middle kingdom. After a year of digging, he finally peered into the resting zone of the old king, only to search that the zone had been stripped of everything. Four experts have been brought together to reopen the situation to solve the mystery.
Description: BIPOLARIZED is about one man's private adventure to heal. Diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Ross' psychiatrist said him he would live with the disorder for the rest of his life and that he would have to take lithium to control symptoms. To Ross, taking the drug everyday felt like a chemical lobotomy, leaving him in a foggy, drug-induced haze. Ross ultimately decided to resolve his symptoms outside of conventional medicine. He progressively reduced his test of the psychotropic drug lithium, at an experimental clinic in Costa Rica. What ensued was a self-exploration into alternative treatments to treat his condition and a adventure delving into the root cause of his mental breakdown. The movie uses Ross' private experiences to say a larger storyline about medication. It will reveal how we are labelling more and more folks with mental illnesses and how, in tandem, we are prescribing more and more toxic psychotropic drugs to treat these illnesses.
Description: Exploration of the internet and our actual era through YouTube videos. Dominic Gagnon reconstructs the south as seen through vlogs, found footage, video games, raging storms and burning palm trees.
Description: Seventy-year-old Horacio is a nice conversationalist with a prodigious memory. He lives poorly selling pigs with the only company of thirty dogs, two cats and a sheep in the heart of the Argentinian humid pampa. This year, his only neighbour and mate Hugo has made up his mind to transport to the town as later as the autumn arrives, after spending his entire life in the countryside. Horacio is deeply affected, and more sensitive than ever about his own solitude. That summer, memories from the past will come after him while he tries to persuade Hugo to stay.
Description: 'The Real History of Marijuana' digs deep to expose a world-wide conspiracy, led by the petrolchemical industry, that has outlawed one of the most helpful plants known to mankind. Cannabis has been used for thousands of years, in almost each culture, in methods you may never have imagined. This shocking documentary will change the method you think about marijuana forever
Description: "Vivian Ostrovsky's intriguing movie focuses on the French dancer- choreographer Mathilde Monnier, actually the director of the National Choreographic Center of Montpellier. Like the dance movie it is paired with, M.M.in MOTION exhibits a surrealist sensibility but the mood is playful and the movements full of quirky and ironic juxtapositions" (Film Society of Lincoln Center)
Description: Follow a group of talented snowmobilers on an intense adventure as they travel the globe in find of fresh terrain. Watch their storyline unfold as they ride the legendary deep snow of Japan, venture far into the backcountry of British Columbia with Chris Brown & Kalle “KJ" Johansson, and finally to the epic glacial environments of Norway in middle of summer.
Description: “The Most Unknown” follows nine scientists across the world who are engaged in research to respond really deep questions, like the nature of consciousness and how life began.
Description: Chain-smoking artists, poets and playwrights were among the colorful array of intellectuals living in the ‘Slovo House’ in 1920s Ukraine. The communist paradise was built under Stalin's approval, but it quickly became a prison. The brutal Soviet regime spied on the inhabitants, destroying their eccentric method of life and sealing their fate. This fascinating movie explores the extraordinary storyline of the building and its residents.
Description: The sea chronicles speak of Mocha Dick, the Mapuche whale that lived on the coasts of southern Chile and that would have served as a source of inspiration for Herman Melville to write "Moby Dick", the hero of his most popular novel
Description: Here Come the Puppets! is a unique that was taped for PBS during the 1980 Globe Puppetry Festival. Co-hosted by Kermit the Frog and Jim Henson, it featured performances by Burr Tillstrom, Shari Lewis, Bil Baird and the Muppets. Another performers included Sergei Obraztsov, Manteo's Sicillian Marionettes (from NYC), Albrecht Roser, Bruce Schwartz, Martin Stevens, and Frank Ballard's (at the time, Puppet Arts head at University of Connecticut) "Ring of the Nibbelung."
Description: When a person in position of authority says, "You CANNOT meet here as a Christian..." or "You CANNOT pass out your Christian literature here..." or "You CANNOT speak as a Christian here..." What is a Christian to do?
Description: This documentary illustrates how the participation of girls in launch urban territories is marked by insecurity and harassment, explores the public zone as a zone of violence and analyzes how campaigns promoted by activists and feminists have changed power relationships between boys and girls in Brazil.
Description: Based around the testimonies of four German women, this documentary features the abuse girls suffered during after WWII at the hands of the Soviet forces, particularly during their forced labour.
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