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Description: About Performance Art and its historical origins including its urls with folk customs. The movie contains extracts from the work of many various performance artists from England and abroad collected from 1979 to 1983, amongst them: Tibor Hajas (Hungary), Rasa Todosijevic (Yugoslavia), Iain Robertson (Scotland), Zbigniew Warpechowski (Poland), Milan Knizak (Czechoslovakia), Natalia LL (Poland), Ewa Partum (Poland), Jan Mlcoch (Czechoslovakia), Sonia Knox (Northern Ireland), Jerzy Beres (Poland) and Stuart Brisley (England). The movie also records the Haxey Hood and Padstow Hobbyhorse folk dances from Lincolnshire and Cornwall respectively.
Description: An autobiographical documentary of myself and how I got started making movies. This is my own retrospective on how I got started making movies and how my hobby evolved. It happens to be my 200th movie so I thought the concept would be appropriate.
Description: Some extraordinary phenomena have taken zone in newest times; Hurricane Katrina, the heat wave of 2003, polar bears swimming in find of ice and vast swarms of insects enveloping an African village. But are these isolated incidents or are they omens of a greater global change? David Attenborough discovers that the globe is warming at an unprecedented rate, and finds out why this is actually far beyond any normal allowance for cyclical fluctuation. But are humans to blame? These changes are already in motion whatever we do now, but Attenborough believes that we may be able to act to prevent a catastrophe.
Description: Without a War is a detail length documentary movie that explores how soccer can facilitate social change in Kibera, one of Africa's biggest slums. Footage of violent clashes fueled by polarizing national presidential elections is intertwined with profiles of youth from various religious and ethnic backgrounds as they navigate everyday life and prepare for the final championship soccer minigame of the season. The movie provides a glimpse-often a very positive one-into an Africa several have seen. It attempts to break stereotypes associated with folks who live in extreme poverty while depicting sports as a software that should be used to prevent violence among at-risk youth. The movie made its Globe Premiere at the 11 MM Festival in Berlin, Germany in March 2012 and its North American Premiere at the Full Frame Documentary Festival in Durham, NC in April 2012. - Written by Beth-Ann Kutchma
Description: Documentary about the most famous melody of the Andes -- Huayno melody -- and explores the lives of three Huayno musicians in a contemporary Peru torn between the military and the Shining Path guerrillas.
Description: Shot with stunning elegance and clarity, NAKED SPACES explores the rhythm and ritual of life in the rural environments of six West African countries (Mauritania, Mali, Burkino Faso, Togo, Benin and Senegal). The nonlinear structure of NAKED SPACES challenges the traditions of ethnographic filmmaking, while sensuous sights and sounds lead the viewer on a poetic adventure to the most inaccessible parts of the African continent: the personal interaction of folks in their living spaces.
Description: Behind the Redwood Curtain takes us on a mesmerizing adventure through the dark and eerie Redwood forest. Seven forest dwellers - loggers, scientists, activists and Native Americans - invite us to explore their part of these impressive woods. There are no Walmarts and Starbucks here, just tiny cities and large trees. The ancient Redwoods have everytime kept the region isolated but actually that excessive logging is encroaching, the survival of this special habitat is under threat. Liesbeth De Ceulaer says a compelling storyline about the relationship between boy and his natural environment in which she entwines her own impressions of the forest with the beliefs, dreams and fears of the forest inhabitants.
Description: Susan Sontag scrutinizes the ongoing Arab-Israeli conflict and the growing divisions within Jewish thought over the question of Palestinian sovereignty. Shot in Israel during the final days of the Yom Kippur War. Promised Lands is less straight documentary than visual collage. There are photos of combat zones and soldiers, but also daily road life, desert landscapes, funerals, supermarkets, the Wailing Wall. The soundtrack is snatches of radio, bursts of church bells and gunfire, and an extended voiceover from two politically opposed Israeli thinkers.
Description: "Zdravi ljudi za razonodu"("Healthy Folks For Fun" or "The Litany of the Healthy People") by Karpo Godina, Yugoslavia 1971, portrays the peoples living in the multicultural Yugoslavian province Vojvodina (today part of Serbia). "Nations and ethnic groups in the province of Vojvodina live in harmonious coexistence. However, members of the same ethnic groups paint facades of their houses the same color -- Croats red, Hungarians green, and Slovaks blue... The movie delighted audiences at the premiere and won an award at the Belgrade Documentary and Short Movie Festival, but it was later banned because of alleged subversive elements.
Description: Garry Fraser was born into a family of poverty, violence and alcohol addiction on Edinburgh's notorious Muirhouse estate, the same zone that inspired the world-acclaimed film, Trainspotting. In this documentary, filmmaker Garry Fraser takes us to the heart of the poor, marginalized community he grew up in. Garry faces up to the hurt done by his life of crime, violence and drugs as he works to ensure that his three kids have something he never had: a loving, supportive family. Garry found his path out of addiction through poetry and film-making.
Description: Prof. Petr Vopěnka is a worldwide popular Czech mathematician, creator of many ebooks concerning history of Maths, geometry above all. He is an original thinker, connecting mathematics with philosophy. He has become recognized by public because of invention of the largest number (the so-called Vopěnka's cardinal) and thanks to being active in politics for two years - he was the first Minister of Education after 1989 revolution in Czechoslovakia. His portrait works mostly with non-synchron photos trying to search the abstract qualities in the pieces of prof. Vopěnka's daily reality, that could inspire the spectator for concentrated interpretation of the words that are mapping personality of Vopěnka - mathematician.
Description: Tries to prove that all nice boys of the past were now aliens. While the aliens in this movie may seem to be quite human, one gotta realize that this movie is dealing with close encounters of the fourth kind. An inner zone adventure triggered by the drug culture and rebellion of the sixties, and the non-violent find for self that continues among folks in today's culture. Should this be due to some influence from a higher spiritual consciousness? The world's alien leaders are well represented in this film: Baba Muktananda, Swami Satchidananda, A. C. Bhaktivedanta, Guru Maharaj Ji, Yoga Bhahan, Sri Sathya, Sai Baba, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Father Yod, Baba Ram Das, and well-known personalities who show their views on seeking their own terrestrial individuality. Whether inspired by a more highly evolved race than earthlings, or from a visit millions of years ago by zone aliens, Aliens from Spaceship World are causing nice changes on our planet today.
Description: Swimming. The Russian swimmer Romantschenko visits Copenhagen. He jumps into the water and swims around in the harbor, and he is soon seen together with journalist Anker Kirkeby.
Description: The remains of the Baltic Violence have been eroded away by the huge steam excavator. There is a boy standing at the railway cutting as trains pass. He throws something into the railway cutting. This person is seen in few of the recordings from 1913. It may be journalist Anker Kirkeby.
Description: View over the castle island of Holmen's Church and the Stock Exchange from the top of Christiansborg, where architect Thorvald Jørgensen is seen at Christiansborg slotting scaffolding, and with builders in the courtyard. The architect is also seen with stonemasons in the yard.
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There is a way to Zappa's madness. One thing a lot of folks haven't picked up on in reviewing this movie is that there are two soundtracks testing simultaneously throughout. Sometimes it's a delay of roughly ten seconds. Another times it's a entire another soundtrack entirely. To really play the film, one gotta ignore the soundtrack that corresponds with the images. Of course, that's like saying you not to think of a pink elephant. I watched this with headphones on. Like listening to any nice album, headphones are the method to go with UNCLE MEAT - be it the album or the movie.One thing folks have pointed out is that Frank reportedly wasn't on drugs when he directed this. However, it's apparent from watching it (and another Zappa films) that many of those who worked with Frank were. He merely turned his cameras on them. Andy Warhol did the same thing with his group. So was Frank exploiting them? Was Andy? Maybe the reason there was a rivalry between the two camps has to do with how related these two artists were in there approach to film-making. By contrast, Warhol was far more minimalist in his approach while Zappa was all about sensory overload. So there are times while watching a Zappa movie one wishes he was a tad more minimalist and where Andy was concerned, the opposite is true.One gotta also realize there's not only two soundtracks testing here, but two movies as well. One is the documentary about the movie and the another is the movie itself. So there is more than merely a nod to the Maysles' GIMME SHELTER in UNCLE MEAT with all the cuts to the editing room.I reiterate, if only Zappa had paid more attention to Warhol's movies and learned to bring things to a minimum at times, this movie might be more accessible. But then that's like suggesting if only Stan Brakhage had used sound more often or Jean-Luc Goddard fewer jump cuts. To every filmmaker his own, in another words. If you are a fanatic of Zappa's, don't miss this one. It makes a fine prequel to 200 MOTELS even though it was finished later.
As I have been a long time fanatic of Frank Zappa's music, I figured he would approach movie with the same satirical sense of humour that often accompanies his music. Boy, was I right! This trippy film, which was started in 1967 as a weak (no)budget Science Fiction movie (with concert sequences by Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention) quickly turned into a cinema verite gratis for all (i.e. the plot was tossed into the dustbin and became a cinematic stream of consciness affair). The movie seems to be divided up into a series of episodes, featuring different members of the Mothers in various roles. This movie should be confusing to the first timer that is fresh to Zappa (it was filmed over a 20 year period,and the entire blob was converted to video format,for home video consumption). Anyone who bought the original soundtrack record album in 1969 will recognize some of the melody that was written for the movie (tho,not all of the melody on the record was used---in fact,a nice block of the melody is not used). Worth seeking out for the difficult core Zappa fan.
If you are a fanatic of the original Mothers of Invention this movie is a gotta see. Frank Zappa takes us back to the early days of the Mothers using private archive footage of himself and the band on the road. This movie is a prequel to Zappa's Masterpiece 200 Motels. Highlights of this film are a Home film montage of Electric Aunt Jemima and a live performance of Frank and the Mothers at the Royal Albert Hall in London England plus the fun side of being on the street and of course Don Preston as the Monster. I want the Zappa Family Believe would release this Film on a DVD because this Movie is a gotta for any Mothers of Invention Fan....Mary Peterpuffer March 16 2008.
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