Description: Shot over a 10-year period by Corinne Day's boyfriend, Tag Szaszy, this fascinating biographical movie explores the life and work of one of Britain's most controversial photographers.
Description: The first part says of the life and works of L. Frank Baum, along with his career as a writer and filmmaker, centering on the creation of Oz. This portion continues with the result of Oz after his death, with novelties, dolls, radio, stage, and screen adaptions, and advertising gimmicks based on his work, culminating with MGM's Sorcerer of Oz (1939). While discussing some of the major alterations between the ebook and the film, such as MGM making Baum's real-life journey a dream. The second half is about interpretation of Oz by another artists, including Helen Kish, Barry Moser, Barry Mahon, Evelyn Copelman, Robert Tonner, Robin Woods, Michael Hague, Lizbeth Zwerger, Pavel Arsyenov, and Charles Santore. The documentary concludes with an analysis of Baum's work and its profound result on American culture.
Description: 50 years ago, Sydneysiders were shocked and the art globe astonished by Christo's wrapping of the Tiny Bay coastline. Hungarian migrant and entrepreneur John Kaldor, who initiated this monumental work, has told “it all started with a stale sandwich, in Christo's studio in 1968 Fresh York.” Now, Project 34 (by Asad Raza) is about to be unveiled, and UK artist Michael Landy is designing the exhibition to celebrate 50 years of Kaldor Public Art Projects.
Description: Through Master Luu Ngoc Duc, one of the most prominent spirit mediums in Hanoi, and his vibrant community, the movie explores how effeminate and gay boys in homophobic Vietnam have traditionally found community and expression in the country’s famous Mother Goddess Religion, Đạo Mẫu.
Description: Advancements in neurotechnology are revolutionizing what it means to be human. Following three topics who undergo brain interface treatment, this documentary examines the ethical quandaries in brain exploration and the future of cognitive evolution
Description: Documentary offering a behind-scenes look at the secluded royal retreat that covers 50,000 acres of the Scottish Highlands, over 150 buildings, more than 100 employees and is Queen Elizabeth’s favorite home. This programme explores the history of Balmoral, what goes into keeping the estate ticking and the happenings from behind its walls.
Description: In May 1974 a group of Mohawk activists reoccupied a part of their ancestral land and proclaimed it Ganienkeh. This abandoned zone was reclaimed by the Mohawks on the basis of a treaty with the State of Fresh York enacted in the late 18th century.
Description: Victor Asliuk's contrast of rural and urban life in Belarus examines the tangible differences between the young in the town and the elderly in the village and between modernity and tradition, interspersing modern photos with archive material depicting the countryside as it used to be.
Description: At 9am on 20 January 1607, a heavy wave devastated the counties of the Bristol Channel. It came without warning, sweeping all before it. The flooding stretched inland as far as the Glastonbury Tor. Two hundred square miles of Somerset, Devon, Glamorganshire and Monmouthshire were inundated. Up to 2,000 folks died. Yet for 400 years, the assassin wave of 1607 has been forgotten. Timewatch relives the terror and the human tragedy of 1607 and follows the research of two scientists who are increasingly convinced that the wave was not simply a freak storm but a tsunami.
Description: Narrated by Terence Stamp, this TV tool documents the life and career of famed ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev, through interviews with mates and colleagues and archive footage.
Description: The life of a Polish farmer, Wojtek, and his instant environment, shown through the eyes of the young Swiss filmmaker, Sebastian. Despite the harsh working conditions he has known since childhood, he has never lost his joy of life, warm-handedness and humor. Living all alone in a large house, he likes to welcome guests in find of company and mates in need of help. It's where Pawel, a young alcoholic with nowhere to go, finds shelter. Wojtek does his greatest to look after him. Is he up to the challenge?
Description: Axemen of Sweden is a celebration and tribute to all the nice 'Axemen' from Sweden. This is a documentary about guitarists, their history, development, goals, dreams and their love for the guitar. The documentary is also, naturally, about the guitarists equipment, technique, and that eternal quest for the excellent tone. Some of Sweden's finest guitar users are featured.
Description: Weak Kok Kee is 67. He runs a print store in Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Foto Pak Tai has been faithfully serving the photography and printing needs of the local community since the 1940's. With the advent of the digital age and a rapidly fluctuating appetite of the young and hip, Pak Tai is a business in decline.
Description: The essentially uncovers one little-known storyline of unimaginable humanity, generosity and kindness. Towards the end of WW2 the Polish ambassadorial squad in Bombay, led by determined heroine Kira Banasinska and supported by a local Maharaja, dispatched a convoy of meal relief thousands of miles to Soviet Siberian labour camps where Polish girls and kids were starving. To the British Raj’s surprise they returned with 5,500 girls and kids who found refuge and welcome in India. Over 70 years soon a number of actually elderly Polish folks return to a city South of Mumbai where they were able to search security and explore the joys of childhood.
Description: After hitting rock-bottom, a newly sober paraplegic attempts to save his gang-banger nephew's life by bringing him along on a 3,100-mile wheelchair trek across the United States.
Description: An autobiographical documentary movie that goes beyond the barriers of the category and is something between videoart, experimental movie and home video and seeks to throw light on the consequences of the Armenian Genocide of 1915, which forced the director´s family to emigrate to France. In the spirit of Bertolt Brecht´s theory of art and distanciation, Khazarian frees himself from reality, combining in the movie amateur movies about his own family and contemporary footage from the battlefield in Nagorno-Karabakh. His movie is not a recapitulation of historical fact, but rather a visual meditation on the fetishist aesthetics of war, diverse sexual orientations and the consequences of emigration. The movie deals with subject such as war, destruction and sexuality, which, in the director´s view are indissolubly linked.
Description: A documentary of Hagop Goudsouzian's travels to Armenia and Syria with five another members of Montreal's Armenian community who lost relatives in the Armenian Genocide, to speak with survivors.
Description: A short government funded industrial documentary showing the difficult work and craftsmanship of labourers in the leather industry that otherwise goes unnoticed, (deserving as much attention as the exploits of a popular boxer).
Description: The movie „Reverberation” comprises recordings of five melody performances that took zone in peripheral territories of Silesia. The performances were held in temporary “non-places” of undetermined statuses. These territories became filled with unwanted melody – unpleasant noise driven out of urban spaces. The premise behind the movie project involved seeking fresh contexts for marginal sound; the consecutive segments-concerts made up a tale of man’s acting in a space, while the noise generated by the artists became a metaphor of man’s interference with the environment.
Description: Short movie produced and directed in 1945 for the National Movie Board of Canada series The Globe in Action. Over its nearly 21-minute running time, circumstances during the instant postwar period following the Second Globe War, leading to the formation of the United Nations are discussed.
Description: A review of 25 years of theatre work by the Berliner Ensemble, dedicated mostly to plays by Bertolt Brecht. Interviews with scene hands and lighting technicians deliever an interesting view behind the scenes.
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