Description: In 1919, a movie team set out on an epic adventure across Canada's North. Over the course of six months, their expedition traveled by icebreaker, canoe, and dog sled, capturing the Canadian fur trade in a silent detail documentary. The Romance of the Far Fur Country was released in 1920, two years before the legendary movie Nanook of the North. Rediscovering the documentary in a British archive, other movie team starts a adventure to resurrect the lost film, taking it to the communities where the movie was originally shot. Photos come to life; folks recognize faces, landscapes, and lost traditions.
Description: A documentary describing the forests of Alberta - their history, contribution, diversity, and bounty. Made in conjunction with Alberta's 2005 centennial anniversary celebration.
Description: The storyline of a group of friends, the "rebel boys" who made italian wine become so great, between generational conflicts, brilliant insights and never silenced controversies.
Description: We all know about Alexandria, one of the best towns of the classical world, with its nice Library and fabled Lighthouse. But Heracleion? A nice port and religious centre at the mouth of the Nile, it was mentioned by the likes of Herodotus, but at some mission it vanished, and its zone became unknown.
Description: This short shows how the town of Reading, Pennsylvania would implement civil defense procedures to support residents survive a nuclear attack. Through a network of volunteers, makeshift hospitals would be set up, auxiliary police officers would maintain order, and another elements of the civil defense tool would be place in place.
Description: Since the invention of the wheel we have striven to create nice machines that would create our lives more productive and efficient, however we will almost certainly never invent a machine as efficient as the human body. Every component of the machine is given in depth attention with the same clarity and insightful touch you have come to expect from the Eyewitness books. There are over 206 bones, half of which are in the hands and feet. A total of 640 muscles contract and exert pressure, working together with our skeleton to turn power and strength into movement and precision. Our bodies are incredibly resilient machines, and conversely life is very fragile. After all, unlike any other, this machine can reproduce itself.
Description: DRONE is a documentary about the covert CIA drone war. Through voices on both sides of this fresh technology, DRONE reveals crucial notification about the drone fight in Pakistan and offers special insights into the nature of drone warfare.
Description: When Jeremy Higgs, an independent documentary movie maker from Chicago, IL, meets 28-year-old athlete Stephen Saprid, he is so impressed he has to share his storyline with the world. Stephen Saprid is a Filipino American athlete who is a contestant of the TV present American Ninja Warrior. He has acquired the skills and techniques required to defeat any obstacles and challenges, from practicing holistic training discipline from Parkour and core strength and conditioning tool from Crossfit. He has earned a degree in college allowing him to serve, save and protect true individuals not only in a professional setting but also wherever he may be. He is dedicated and will never give up on his dreams!
Description: Wendo Kolosoy was a former boxer and ship's mechanic from the Congo who in 1948 recorded a song named "Marie Louise" as Papa Wendo. Wendo's music, an infectious blend of Latin and African rhythms, took the nation by storm and he became an overnight star among the Congolese. However, while the sound Wendo created proved to have a lasting influence in the Congo, his own fame waned, and as he slipped into obscurity, he watched the sad history of his nation unfold, as the end of colonialism led to wave after wave of bloody violence. Wendo's music, however, has been discovered by a fresh generation of melody fans, and the aging musician continues to perform as often as he can.
Description: A meteor present inspires this expedition through indigenous lore, greedy conquistadors, unsolved enigmas and smugglers, bringing together myth and science, past and present.
Description: Tom Savini is one of the best unique results legends in the history of cinema, but tiny is known about his private life until now. For the first time ever a detail length movie has covered not only Tom's nice career spanning over four decades, but his private life as well.
Description: Beyond the sprawl of the urban jungle, 150 race squads meet to do war in the heart of the Mojave Desert in southern California. The format is "run what ya brung" Endless 4 Wheel Drive Racing, and the stakes are higher than ever. Only 20% of the squads that take the green flag will create it to the end, the remainder being left strewn across the desert floor in the wake of one of the hardest off street races on the planet, the Lord of the Hammers. Follow squads in 'Element of Survival' as they set out to defeat harsh desert at speeds in excess of 100mph, as well as some of the hardest rock crawling North America has to offer, all in an effort to be crowned "King" at the setting of the sun.
Description: Pyramid is a single screen work on Abraham Maslow's theory on the hierarchy of human needs filmed through the rhythms and choreography of middle class South England. Filmed in color and b&w on 16mm film, it continues Salmon's interest in the performance of the artist/cinematographer within both spontaneous and constructed cases and incorporates ways developed by different movements within documentary and avant-garde history. Using an array of sounds, melody and conversation as well as silence, Salmon constructs an abstract documentary which both develops and challenges the themes presented in Maslow's theory as well as her own interest in human iconography, stereotype and domestic rhythm. The photo of Maslow's pyramid and his pragmatic dissection of human needs and possible motivations deliever a system of organization for the family and a philosophical framework for the video.
Description: A truly major work, I Don’t Know observes the relationship between a lesbian and a transgender boy who prefers to be identified somewhere in between male and female, in an expression of private ambiguity recommended by the film’s title. This nonfiction movie – an unusual, partly staged work of semi-verité – is the first of Spheeris’s movies to totally embrace what would become her characteristic documentary style: probing, intimate, uncompromising.
Description: The Armada squad has everytime been a group of skiers who have brought fresh life and special perspective to an industry in need of change. The “oil in the water”. Take a adventure into the lives of five of these skiers and see their approach to skiing and why they do the sport that they unconditionally love.
Description: A two hour documentary on Johann Sebastian Bach. World-class musicians share their innermost thoughts and private reflections on the power and genius of the most influential composer in history.
Description: Sarajevolution is a project born in 2011 with the aim of exploring the cultural life of today Sarajevo. The movie gives voice to the territories of culture and to the folks who animate them. The stories of Sarajevo’s libraries, museums and theatres intertwine with those of the inhabitants of the city, reflecting all the contradictions which characterize the social and economic context of the country.
Description: Shadowplayers is a two hour documentary movie by James Great tracing the early history of iconic Manchester Label Factory Records between 1978 and 1981. The facts and the fictions are explored through candid interviews with 22 key participants, including Anthony H. Wilson (Founder) and Peter Saville (Designer), as well as musicians including Peter Hook (Joy Division/New Order), Vini Reilly (Durutti Common), Simon Topping and Martin Moscrop (A Certain Ratio), Chris Watson (Cabaret Voltaire) and Howard Devoto (Buzzcocks/Magazine). The movie is divided into 19 chapters, covering topics such as The Factory Club, sleeve art and graphic design, producer Martin Hannett, the riot at the Joy Division concert at Bury in April 1980, The Factory Beneleux connection, the tragic suicide of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis, the beginnings of Fresh Order, and the decline of the post-punk culture in 1981.
Description: Learn today's simple, step-by-step method to create more cash with less effort...and have fun! Phyllis Diller shares her "garage sale secrets" with you, digging into closets, plowing through old boxes and clearing out the attic as she organizes an attractive, moneymaking garage sale. YOU'LL LEARN: - What sells and what doesn't - How to price your merchandise - Where to advertise and when - How to organize and display "Garage sale" is chock full of practical hints and nice tip from garage sale experts. And it's fun!
Description: British wizard and card shark to the world’s elite, Drummond Money-Coutts, embarks on an international journey, going from London to Paris with a final destination of Bangkok. In this one-off special, DMC explores the thrilling and high stakes globe of card tricks. Through breath-taking stunts and road demonstrations, Drummond reveals the secrets behind advanced card play, card cheating and the dark art of card magic. This present ends with his most risky trick to date!
Description: Many objected to leather-jacket, spike-hair children with tattoos. But, that did not dissuade a generation... No one realized that a tiny club in Costa Mesa, CA would end up spawning a multi-billion dollar youth culture that still endures today! It was the Cuckoos Nest of the late 70s and early 80s. With archival, unseen and fresh footage, the filmmakers compiled an intimate storyline about the beginning of a movement, a zone of refuge for a youth culture, a fearful establishment and a police force that didnt understand what was happening.
Description: FREEWAY: CRACK IN THE SYSTEM says the storyline of broken dreams, drug dealers, dirty cops, and government complicity—more compelling than fiction, it’s the true storyline behind America’s longest war. This documentary by award-winning filmmaker Marc Levin (SLAM, Mr. Untouchable, Brick City) exposes how the infiltration of crack cocaine destroyed inner-city neighborhoods across the country. At the center of it all is the rise, fall and redemption of Freeway Rick Ross, a road hustler who became the Lord of Crack, and journalist Gary Webb, who broke the storyline of the CIA’s complicity in the drug war. Featuring exclusive interviews with Freeway Rick Ross, not to be confused with the rapper who took his name Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Gary Webb, his source Coral Baca, and wife Susan Webb former Los Angeles Deputy Sheriff Roberto Juarez drug trafficker Julio Zavala and many more.
Description: A documentary portrait of Utopia, loosely framed by Plato’s invocation of the lost continent of Atlantis in 360 BC and its re-resurrection via a 1970s science fiction pulp novel.
Description: From rooftop farmers to backyard beekeepers, Americans are growing meal like never before. Growing Towns goes coast to coast to say the inspiring stories of intrepid urban farmers who are challenging the method this country feeds itself.
Description: A montage of Leningrad newsreel becomes a composite collage made up of documents-shots, divided in 16 parts, presenting the author's mission of view on Russia and modern times. In the title, Sokurov appears as 'compiler' and the selection of the documents is just like an artistic process.
Description: Father & Sons, which is both a cinematic and a photographic work, follows the miserable day-to-day existence of Cai, who left the Chinese countryside in order to work in a factory in Yunnan, and his two sons. While Cai works nights in the factory, the men share the only bed in the four-square-metre room where they live. - Agenda Magazine
Description: Plan B (1997). The fourth and final installment of the Plan B fourology, The Revolution gives a timely nod to the fundamental changes the team's diverse video productions- Questionable (1992), Virtual Reality (1993), Second Hand Smoke (1994)- made in the direction of modern skateboarding. While stomping a broad and progressive path into the sport's future, every and each incarnation of the Plan B squad typified true to true skateboarding, period. Over three years in the making , and well worth the wait Revolution is far the most modern of the company's video offerings in both form and content, but by no means follows the standard format of the day, selecting instead to lead the globe of skateboarding to the bitter end. In order of appearance: Pat Channita, Matt Hensley, Jeremy Wray, Rick McCrank, Brian Emmers, Pat Duffy, Colin McKay, and Danny Way.
Description: This movie deals with the atrocities of fight as portrayed by a movie student who spends some time working as a medic. One of the duties he performed was to carry amputated limbs to the cremation furnace. This is a movie about the collective madness that engulfed Sarajevo. A one-armed man is troubled because he can't create big, firm snowballs; a boy who lost both legs demonstrates walking on his stumps... The movie and the director's storyline support us understand the commotion and tumult that have occurred in the minds of Sarajevans.
Description: This is a movie that shows portraits of three kids who lived in Sarajevo during the siege. Through their stories the movie tries to give a picture of youngsters who live in the fight for three and a half years and their efforts to overcome the trauma. The stories are seemingly separate, but the thread that connects them is a three-year-old man who on his tricycle constantly wanders the roads of Sarajevo, passing everywhere and everytime seeing everything. He takes us from one kid to another, opening up before us a picture of the bizarre life of kids in Sarajevo.
Description: A compilation of vignettes of everyday life in Sarajevo and the folks who war to survive the fight that tears the town apart. In November 1993 BBC2 TV began to broadcast 'Sarajevo: A Road Under Siege', a 2-minute movie shown each night before the 22.30 Newsnight programme. It was bringing a day-by-day acc of how the siege was affecting a group of ordinary citizens. The creators were Ademir Kenovic, a graduate of the Sarajevo Movie and Theater Academy, and Patrice Barrat, a director from an independent French production company. The full ver of the movie was broadcast on BBC2 on 20 March 1994. Soon on in 1994 the movie 'Sarajevo: A Road Under Siege', ('Chaque jour pour Sarajevo') received a BAFTA (British Academy Award of Movie & TV Arts) award and the Jury Award at the Locarno Movie Festival.
Description: A two-hour dvd of one of Sandor’s fermentation workshop, including demonstrations of making kefir and sauerkraut, as well as the history of fermentation and cultured foods, hints on fermentation vessels and storage, and notification about micro-organisms, pre-digestion, and meal security (botulism, surface mould, and another fears de-mystified).
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