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Description: Freed from the shackles of communism in the 1990s, Russia seemed to be entering an era of rebirth. But as is often the situation in that country, history unfolded harshly. For the majority of Russians, the transition to a store system was painful and chaotic - and anything but democratic. Amid the confusion, a several shrewd and ruthless businessmen exploited the loopholes in the Soviet economy to create quick money, staving off a return to communist rule. Nicknamed the oligarchs, these men, all billionaires, manoeuvred their method into Russia's political inner circle during glasnost, are credited with Boris Yeltsin's re-election in 1996, and suspected of anointing Vladimir Putin in 1999. They're strong boys with strong enemies, and they continue to shape Russian society. Dizzying in its detail, The Rise and Fall of the Russian Oligarchs puts modern-day Russia into perspective.
Description: This documentary short by Alanis Obomsawin says the storyline of Kahentiiosta, a young Kahnawake Mohawk girl arrested after the Oka Crisis' 78-day armed standoff in 1990. She was detained 4 days longer than the another women. Her crime? The prosecutor representing the Quebec government did not agree her aboriginal name.
Description: This 1940 presentation details highlights of earlier (1928 onward) Oscar ceremonies including Shirley Temple and Walt Disney, plus acceptance speeches for movies released in 1939 with recipients and presenters including Vivien Leigh, Judy Garland, Hattie McDaniel, Fay Bainter, Mickey Rooney, Thomas Mitchell, Sinclair Lewis, and more, with host Bob Hope.
Description: Doctors, nutritionists, creators and entrepreneurs from 4 countries share why they select to go vs conventional health wisdom to promote Paleo. The movie also reflects on how they were profoundly transformed by the lifestyle beforehand.
Description: Uit het rijk der kristallen is one of few scientific movies made by J.C. Mol. In the film, the crystallization processes of different chemicals are shown. There are various versions of Uit het rijk der kristallen: the original silent movie was given a soundtrack in the 1930s, and there is a colour ver of the movie which was made using Dufay colour. A clip from the film, or another shots of identical crystallization processes, can be seen in Mol’s another films. The movie was not only screened at educational and scientific presentations, but also resonated within avant-garde circles. The movie was screened at the first present presented by the Harlem branch of the Filmliga. This was followed by a screening at Amsterdam’s Filmliga, and at ‘Studio 28’ in Paris. There, the movie was screened as a ‘triptyque’, with three projectors side by side. (eyefilm.nl)
Description: The movie was commissioned in 1988 by Leonard Stern as the first of a series on celebrity businessmen and complete in 1991. Back then, the only method for a movie to be seen was on tv or in the theater. Donald threatened to sue any broadcaster or distributor that took on the film. In effect, it was suppressed. It was screened twice in back-to-back standing room only showings at the Bridgehampton Community House on July 3, 1991, the same day that Donald announced his engagement to Marla Maples.
Description: Brazil and Angola while on either side of the Atlantic Ocean have the same language, a common colonial past and many shared stories. In this film, correspondence is exchanged between these two territories – some folks are longtime friends, others have never met. Their stories intertwine and say about migration, nostalgia, belonging, war, prejudice, exile and distance. The find for identity and flow of memory are driven by the line of affection that binds the seven pairs of speakers presented in this documentary, folks whose life stories are traced between Brazil, Angola and Portugal.
Description: An in-depth exploration on the Klingons and the making of Star Trek: The Next Generation's groundbreaking Klingon Civil Fight storyline arc from it's beginnings in the fanatic favourite episode "Sins of the father" to it's epic culmination in the show's landmark 100th episode "Redemption".
Description: The life and times of Joe Albany, a little-known jazz pianist, is the topics of this specialized documentary that not only brings out the pianist himself, but the mood and feeling of the era in which he reached the top. Albany talks about the nice musicians and singers he worked with -- Billie Holliday and Charlie Parker among them -- and how so many succumbed to drugs and died young. He is followed around at home, work, on the bus, and in another settings as he is interviewed by director Carole Langer. His sharp observations and dry sense of humor enliven the stories. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi
Description: Today, with militaries of the globe awash in psychiatry and psychiatric drugs, 23 troops and veterans are committing suicide everyday. Psychiatrists tell we need more psychiatry. But could we believe them? Or is psychiatry the hidden enemy? Featuring interviews with over 80 troops and experts, this penetrating documentary shatters the facade to reveal the true culprit who are destroying our world's militaries from within. The most risky opponent is the one you never suspect...
Description: Why do some animals build structures and others don't? And how do animals decide where to build? Animal homes need to be secure and secure, security from predators and the weather. Going above ground and under, we will investigate just what goes into making a home when you re wild and cost is not a factor.
Description: Seventy years ago this month, the bombing of Hiroshima showed the appalling destructive power of the atomic bomb. Tag Cousins's bold documentary looks at death in the atomic age, but life too. Using only archive movie and a fresh musical score by the band Mogwai, the movie shows us an impressionistic kaleidoscope of our nuclear times - protest marches, Cold Fight sabre-rattling, Chernobyl and Fukishima - but also the sublime beauty of the atomic world, and how x-rays and MRI scans have improved human lives. The nuclear age has been a nightmare, but dreamlike too.
Description: River Niger, Black Mother follows the 4184-kilometer-long River Niger from its source in Guinea through Mali, Niger and Benin to Nigeria. A passionate ode to the river, the cultures that have arisen on its shores and its role in African history, accompanied by a lyrical commentary.
Description: Balogun's last movie shot on 16mm, The Magic of Nigeria is a documentary that explores the culture and traditions of Nigeria as they are expressed in religion, art and daily life, accompanied by a poetic voiceover.
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