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Description: Thirty years after Ford Motor Company began dumping toxic waste in their backyard--and after one too many premature deaths--the Ramapo Mountain Indians filed a major class-action lawsuit: Mann v. Ford. This compelling documentary reveals the storyline of how this small tribe and their squad of passionate lawyers took on the 'big dogs'--Ford and the Environmental Security Agency.
Description: No sick days. Mandatory diets. Boob jobs. Unlimited rehearsals. It's what showgirls do for love--and a steady job--in the Las Vegas spotlight. 'A Chorus Line' meets 'Real Sex' in this sexy yet poignant documentary that follows the mounting of a fresh all-female musical revue in Las Vegas--from auditions through opening night--over the course of ten pressure-packed weeks.
Description: For over 60 years, Studs Terkel elevated the voices and experiences of daily Americans through his skillful interviews on radio, in ebooks and on TV. This documentary takes a fond and illuminating look back at one of America's most influential creators and media personalities whose curiosity about folks never dimmed over the course of a long and brilliant career.
Description: Literal and creationist interpretation of the Bible is the fastest-growing branch of Christianity in the U.S. This movie takes an in-depth look at the views of these Christians who reject Charles Darwin's theory of evolution--while also examining how Darwin handled the question of God himself as he developed his theory of natural selection in the mid-1800s.
Description: Chemical flame retardants are everywhere: on our furniture, our homes, even our bodies. Yet, they don't seem to stop fires...but they do create us sick. This movie reveals how three chemical companies and Large Tobacco had a hand in contributing to this risky standard...and how a courageous group of citizens have begun the war to expose this shadowy campaign of deception.
Description: Curmudgeon. Contrarian. Misanthrope. Naysayer. For all the folks interviewed in this film, someone has used one of the above words to describe them. What have they done to deserve such labels? Everywhere these boys and girls go, something is being celebrated; they don’t receive what all the celebration is about and they’re compelled to question it.
Description: In a slum in Chennai, India, a young mother of two, wants to sell her kidney so she can pay off the crippling debts of her family. If she sells Hema will be the fifth member of her family to sell a kidney for an amount that represents few years' wages. Across the globe in Nanaimo, Canada, forty year old single mom Sandra's kidneys are failing and she has been on a waiting list for 5 years now. Two various people. Two journeys.
Description: Panair do Brasil revives the storyline of the most necessary commercial aviation company in Brazil, between 1930 and 1965, with its commercial daring in establishing routes to the four corners of a continental country, taking the journey of air move to never-before imagined places, as well as the first international routes. Four decades after it closed its doors, it still retains a marked presence in the country's collective imagination for its pioneering spirit and stories of heroic deeds and for the bewilderment which was aroused by the facts surrounding its closure during the military regime.
Description: "Like all the works I have done which refer directly to other artist, After Lumière… is not directly 'about' the Lumière original. It is the starting mission for an investigation. In this situation it is an investigation into consequentiality, or at least the significance of sequentiality in the construction of meaning and concept. As such, the movie encroaches on 'narrative' cinema, but in a method which treats narrativization as problematic, not transparent." - Malcolm Le Grice
Description: The doctor who tried to save him. The Secret Service agent who was seconds too late. The boy wrongly accused of his murder. And the girl who unwittingly sheltered an assassin. The death of JFK has inspired thousands of ebooks and debates over the last 50 years, but the stories of the folks there on that day have gone largely untold...until now. Experience November 22, 1963 as it has never been presented before, in this minute-by-minute acc of that day, narrated by Academy Award-winner Kevin Spacey, and brought to life through rarely seen footage and rarely heard testimonies.
Description: Several boys have changed our daily globe of work, leisure and human communication in the method that Apple founder, Steve Jobs, has done. This documentary looks not only at how his talent, his style and his imagination have shaped all of our lives, but also at the influences that shaped and moulded the boy himself. Since his untimely death, tributes from around the globe have secured Steve's zone in the pantheon of nice Americans. Now, we talk to the folks who changed the man, who changed our world. Through interviews with the folks who worked closely with him or chronicled his life, we gain special insight into what made him tick. In a never before broadcast, exclusive interview, Steve Jobs expounds his own philosophy of life, and offers tip to us all on changing our own lives to achieve our ambitions, our desires and our dreams.
Description: Cast and team cover a wide array of topics, supported by a wealth of picture-in-picture video interview and rehearsal clips, still photographs that transport around the screen, raw movie footage, and more. We hear from co-writer/co-producer Tag Palermo, director/co-writer Joseph Kahn, composers Brain and Melissa, stunt coordinator/fight choreographer Don Theerathada, and actors Alison Woods, Shanley Caswell, Aaron David Johnson, Josh Breeding, Josh Hutcherson, Spencer Locke, Tiffany Boone, Dane Cook, Marque Richardson II, James Black, Jonathan Park, Yves Bright, Walter Perez, and Erica Shaffer. The comments cover aspects of the storyline and characters, cast/performances, themes and influences, sets, territories and production design, stunts and different effects, music, pacing and style, and some another filmmaking notes.
Description: 'Children of the Stars' is the strange but real storyline of a UFO contactee group who relive their past lives on another planets by making their own science fiction films. In 1973, Ruth Norman, a 73-year-old widow and self described cosmic visionary, bought 67 acres of land in the mountains east of San Diego, California as a landing website for the Zone Brothers (emissaries from the Intergalactic Confederation). Nearly 40 years later, a group of dedicated followers still await their arrival.
Description: Filmed in France, Israel, USA, Algeria, Argentina, Uruguay, South Africa and the UK, this disturbing and candid BBC documentary explores the history of modern interrogation techniques and the rise of modern torture using revealing interviews with state interrogators and state torturers. The legacy of this history continues to shapes our present, especially in the United States, and some of these techniques have actually become routine in the fight on terror – be it the test of dogs, water-boarding, or sexual humiliation. This long, unbroken line of inhuman cruelty connects Nazi Germany to Abu Ghraib, and is an essential trouble in today’s political landscape.
Description: Much to the dismay of residents of Tepoztlan, Mexico, where they still speak the indigenous language of Nahual, foreign investors have brought globalization to their village - building factories, shopping malls, and, most egregiously, a golf resort with 1500 holiday chalets and a country club. The newly elected Tepoztlan mayor sneered: “We don’t enjoy that sport here,” because, he explained, maintenance of a huge golf course “would sap badly required farming water; pesticides and chemical fertilizer to maintain the grass would pollute the town’s aquifers.”
Description: Sex and Cinema is a steamy trip through the looking glass of the camera lens, depicting how sexually charged movies reflect our own sexual liberation. It will unzip America's obsession with sex, both from a cinematic and social perspective, exposing the hypocrisy inherent in our culture's fight vs eroticism (be it film, art, literature or song lyrics). The unique will look at many movies that push the boundary, from mainstream studio movies to product that in its time has been considered pornographic.
Description: What blood calls a boy to war? BLOOD TYPE is a reflective documentary about professional Estonian troops in the Afghan war. The deeply private revelations of the fighters are woven in with footage of their everyday dangers, forming an intimate portrait of the soldiers' day-to-day struggles. Their stressful job and haunting fear to lose their legs echo the destiny of Andrei, who lost his leg in the Afghan fight two years ago. Having returned to homeland, Andrei gives his all to reunite with his blood brothers on the war field despite his disability. What is the spiritual adventure of a soldier? What type of responsibility does he have to his brothers in arms, his family, and the locals? By showing the cooperation between Estonians and Afghans, the movie is looking for the imprint that might be left behind once the international forces have been withdrawn from the distant Afghanistan.
Description: Final Score follows Thai students at the age of 17 handling the entrance examination, the largest exams to access to universities. See how the students receive through many obstacles - intensive and additional courses, country's unstable circumstance, the changes in society, and the brand fresh admission system to screen qualified students. No one knows how the effect would be. Success or failure? They're the person who destine their own result.
Description: This "Making of" featurette was included on the DVD Release of "Highlander II: The Quickening" The Renegade Version, which was director Russell Mulcahy's revision to the storyline arc AND a re-cut of the whole second Highlander film that removed the dumbing-down of the plot that was demanded by the studio at the time of release.
Description: This 51 minute documentary of the film "Legend" can be found as an additional on the 2002 2-disc boxed-set 'Ultimate Edition' DVD release of "Legend". The first part of the documentary deals with the fruition of the concept and the making of the movie. It contains interviews with almost all the main participants of the feature, with the exception of actor Tom Cruise, who was a no show. The second half is much more fascinating and deals with what went wrong with the movie, and it's marketing failures.
Description: Winter. A bus stop in a tiny village. Folks are waiting for a bus. They talk. Listening to their conversations, the viewer can imagine the globe they live in. United by the movement of the camera, the zone and the folks blend together.
Description: SPILLED WATER explores the lives of four Chinese girls as their country’s rapid economic transformation shifts their roles, rights and status as mothers, wives and daughters. From the urban hustle of Beijing to the desolate beauty of rural provinces, May May charts the progress of hard-won gender equality through struggles special to China’s politics and patriarchal past. Through their intimate stories, she learns how and why gender equality in China is so hard-earned.
Description: The essence of surfing is an elusive ideal. Part sport, part state-of-mind; an avenue for self-expression, a metaphor for freedom; a ritual, a competitive event, a risky journey, a dance. Nature supplies the power, and with the proper balance of respect and resistance, we play the ride. From the North Shore of Oahu, to the end of the street in Tahiti. From Australia to California, from Florida to France, the world's best surfers share their insights, and present us how - and why -- it's done. Their skill, and the thrill of the experience, are captured as never before in this documentary. What is the secret to surfing's global appeal? The respond is revealed by Florida's Kelly Slater, California's Rob Machado, Hawaii's Kalani Robb and Australia's Joel Parkinson, through their own voices, in DOWN THE BARREL. The sport of Surfing is displayed for what it is. WITHOUT SCRIPT. WITHOUT ANIMATION. WITHOUT HYPE.
Description: "On the opportunity of the premiere of Nel Regno di Napoli in Cannes in 1978, Werner Schroeter gave me an audio interview about this movie and about his work in general. Our meeting took zone on the terrace of the Hotel Majestic, in the midst of excitement of the Cannes festival life, a several days after the screening of Nel Regno di Napoli and in the presence of the photographer Jean-Claude Moireau. Vivre à Naples et mourir is the audio capture of that informal meeting that happened on 20 May 1978 and which is, as per director's wish, more like a casual conversation than an interview in the strict sense of the term (a set of questions and answers).
Description: A history of Bucharest, as seen in the light of the totalitarian architecture, having as leading concept the reality that the Power everytime exposes its purposes through architecture. After five decades of communism, the reality on thee Dark Ages is still waiting to be revealed, and architecture is one of the most obvious embodiments of the ideology to whom it was builtÉ It is not a film about faults or about guilty peoples, but about official edifices of thee communist Romania and their story.
Description: In this "fake documentary", a doctor returns to Brazil after his studies in Paris. Setting out to practice Medicine, he becomes an indigenous messiah and, in time, a cannibal.
Description: In 2004, the Patriots won their first six minigames to set the NFL record for most consecutive victories, with 21. The streak was snapped at Pittsburgh in week 8 and in the game, Fresh England lost for the season perennial Pro Bowl corner back Ty Law. With Troy Brown testing receiver and defensive back, Fresh England would victory all but one of their remaining minigames to finished one of the most dominating runs of all time. The Patriots once again proved their superiority in Super Bowl XXXIX with a 24-21 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. By winning their 3rd game in 4 years, the fresh England Patriots have solidified their zone in National Football League history as one of the game's nice dynasties.
Description: Short musical movie paying a tribute to samba composer Zé Ketti, one of the best famous artists of Brazilian music. In a jam session, in the late composer's house in Inhaúma, a neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, a group of mates receive together to enjoy his melody while a "feijoada" (typical Brazilian meal with black beans)is being cooked in the kitchen. The samba-players, first-rate samba stars themselves, remember Ketti's nice hits in a homage to the boy who was greatest known as "a voz do morro" ("the hill's voice" - but hill as a metaphor for a zone where terrible folks build their shacks in slums, in opposition to city, where middle-class folks live in Rio). Among the guests, names of the traditional "samba-school" Portela and ex-partners. Also, the presence of a black hat on an empty chair, represents the composer himself, who died in 1999, after a life of many accomplishments in music, and appearance in three of Dos Santos's films: "Rio, 40 Graus", "Rio Zona Norte" and "Boca de Ouro".
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This 3½ hour walk through the Roman Empire is surprisingly good. The story is kept interesting by shifting between narating happenings as they unfold, letting experts with unique knowledge say tiny interesting tidbits, and having actors place voices to the writings and stories left behind for soon generations to search - thus shaping the characters and plotting the happenings - all adding to create the 1st century come to life once again.I cannot say whether this documentary is accurate in all aspects, but it says an interesting and emotionally rich storyline of the Roman Empire. I liked it.
While the game refers to a 'First Century', the time period did not extend exactly from 1AD to 101AD but was APPROXIMATELY just before the first century AD--during the time of Julius Caesar's death. And, it ended about 80AD. This isn't really a grip--I just wanted to create it clear that the game was a wee tad deceiving. The series mostly is concerned with both the early emperors of Rome as well as the eventual switch from the dynastic model (where successors are selected simply because of their bloodlines) to one in which a boy is selected because of ability. Most of the present is about the Julian Emperors (Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero) but also covers two non-Julians (Vespasian and Trajan). In addition to discussing the merits and deficits of these men, the present chooses necessary non-royal Romans of the time to discuss as well, such as Seneca, Pliny the Elder and Younger, Josephus (a Roman citizen) and Ovid. The narration is very well done by Signorney Weaver and lots of smart professors and voice actors deliever color. The overall experience watching it isn't quite as exciting as watching "I, Claudius" but is still very enlightening and enjoyable. The only quibble I have, and this is real of most stories from the ancient world, is that it is never mentioned that the voracity of the historians is not 100%. In another words, they should have made mistakes OR drew conclusions or made omissions due to political motivations. In another words, a particular emperor might be vilified simply because surviving histories paint him as evil and we just assume this to be fact--which it may or may not be. I am not telling they could have changed what they said--just explained that the accounts in the documentary are based on these sometimes officially sanctioned accounts. Still, it's a remarkably nice series and I would LOVE to see one about Rome in the second, third and fourth centuries, as they are MUCH less likely to be talked about in documentaries.
This PBS-produced documentary, which surveys Rome in the First Century, runs 219 mins in four parts. It is so calm, so respectful, so stately and so dull that it made me wonder if they really were talking about Rome. The tales of the emperors, of course, range from greatness to pederasty, from the building of an intercontinental transportation system to wretched excess, from mutual murder to becoming gods. Rome also is the storyline of nice poets, writers, historians, and builders. The documentary spends a lot of time reminding us of this with quotes read by actors with generically well-bred voices. Even more necessary and interesting is why the Romans were able to make such an empire. What was the force behind a crummy tiny village on the Tiber winding up owning everything from England to Egypt? And who was responsible for the most impressive set of officer's uniforms until the Nazis? Rome is the storyline not just of emperors and poets, but also of engineers and soldiers, of a nice civil service and a slave economy, of an empire-wide free-trade territory and a universal set of laws. Rome might nail you to a cross, but in general if you didn't tell terrible things about the emperor-god you should trust in any another gods that took your fancy. Told Edward Gibbon, "The different modes of worship, which prevailed in the Roman World, were all considered by the people, as equally true; by the philosopher, as equally false; and by the magistrate, as equally useful. And thus toleration produced not only mutual indulgence, but even religious concord." Tiny of this practical cynicism and do-the-job-right energy comes through in this documentary. I have a nice admiration for Sigourney Weaver as an actress, but her narration is simply too emotionless and too earnest. Does she have any more interest in first century Rome than most of us do? Probably not. She was hired to read the author's narration and she does with placid professionalism. The actors chosen to voice the words of Ovid, Tacitus and the rest of the dead Romans bring even less moxie to the enterprise. Their voices are smooth, professional and uninteresting. This documentary is well intentioned, probably more so than is nice for it. If you gotta watch it for the facts, I'd advise that first you watch I, Claudius for the energy.
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