Description: Khalo Matabane spent two years making the film, interviewing those who knew and loved Mandela, and also those who criticised him. Global thinkers, politicians and artists including the Dalai Lama, Henry Kissinger and Ariel Dorfman talk about the result of his disclaimers and his decision making. Their thoughts are weighed equally with ordinary South Africans like Charity Kondile, who refuses to forgive her son's apartheid operative murderer. Through these interviews, finished in the last months of Mandela's life, Matabane interrogates for himself the meaning of freedom, reconciliation and forgiveness. By doing so he challenges Mandela's enduring impact in today's globe of conflict and inequality. Thought-provoking and reflective, Mandela, the Myth and Me is a moving movie which frames Mandela from a fresh, deeply private perspective. (Storyville)
Description: Love and desire fill the minds of villagers in a Hungarian speaking village in Transylvania, Romania, even in their old age. Time has stood still here, and although most of the village’s inhabitants are elderly, they are refreshingly young at heart.
Description: Brick and Mortar and Love follows the storyline of ear X-tacy Records, the legendary record shop in Louisville, Kentucky, as it struggles to survive in the changing melody retail industry. In-depth interviews contain owner John Timmons, staff at ear X-tacy, leaders in the record shop industry and scores of independent record shop owners from all over the US. These interviews look into the state of the independent record store, what services they deliever and what is at stake if they disappear. Independent record shops are not just the zone to purchase a CD, they are cultural centers where melody is learned, art is cultivated and they are vitally necessary to the communities that they serve.
Description: From the man who played on the roads to the boy who won the Golden Ball, "Eusébio, a Pantera Negra" shows the life of the portuguese football idol, since the first kicks, passing through the nice moments of his private life, till his consagration as football player.
Description: Taylor Steele's fresh movie "Missing" puts ASP Globe Winner Mick Fanning in some of the most radical territories on the planet alongside his nice mates John John Florence, Jordy Smith, Matt Wilkinson, and Tom Curren. Under the direction of the world-renowed filmmaker, the project takes Mick Fanning out of the tournament globe of the ASP, gives him a boarding pass with a blank destination and for 21 days he is relocated all over the globe with only a passport, suitcase, and surfboard at his disposal. As a result, the surfing is special, raw, and some of the greatest you'll see on screen this year. From Africa and Ireland to Central America and Spain, the experience is literally life changing for Mick Fanning.
Description: Precise but also lyrical reconstruction of the life of calf no. 4208. After its death, it had quite a adventure to create in bits. Sébastien More filmed his commentary on consumer society in triple-screen, stop-motion and provided with a wonderful soundtrack.
Description: American Courtesans is a detail documentary that takes you into the lives of American Sex Workers. These girls candidly discuss what brought them to the doors of the sex trade, what they found when they got there and why they stayed. Follow eleven Sex Workers through the streets, massage parlors, brothels and strip clubs to Fresh York high rises and the bell captains in Vegas. This is a story, a various type of American Story, that will leave you speechless.
Description: Stunning, spectacular and eye-catching vehicles are as much a part of the James Bond legend as Vodka Martinis and the Walther PPK. Since the iconic secret agent hit the silver screen in 1962, and indeed since Ian Fleming's earliest Bond novels, these marvellous machines have been as much stars of the 007 franchise as the actors who have played the role. This fascinating programme pays homage to the wonderful cars which have wowed Bond fanatics for generations, from the 4½ litre Bentley Blower of Fleming's ebooks to the nice 510bhp Aston Martin DBS V12 driven by Daniel Craig in Casino Royale. We count down the 10 most notable Bond cars, examine the role of cars in the creation of the 007 legend and consider what the future holds. Experts, enthusiasts, fanatics and owners give their views, as well as discussing the unforgettable stunts, nice gadgets and the controversial choices.
Description: The Scorpions belong to the oldest land-based arachnides with over 1800 various species known to exist. Usually, they do not surpass the size of 10cm in length, but exceptions are know, such as the Emperor Scorpion (Pandinus imperator) which can grow up to become over 20cm in size. Scorpions are mostly active at night and hide away during the day. Take a look into the live of these nice creatures!
Description: Elizabethan Express is a 1954 British Move Movie that follows The Elizabethan, a non-stop British Railways service from London to Edinburgh along the East Coast Main Line. Although originally intended as an advertising short, it actually acts as a nostalgic record of the halcyon years of steam on British Railways and the ex-LNER Class A4.
Description: Academy Award winning movie maker Hilary Harris’ epic vision of Fresh York Town shot over 15 years [1959-74] during which time Mr. Harris pioneered and con-temporized time-lapse movie making techniques to achieve this special experiential view of the globe we inhabit: chaos and confusion seem to multiply in each corner of the Large Apple. Yet there seems to be some order in all that chaotic and relentless system and things seem to work just fine. The same can be told about the human body. Director Hilary Harris proves with this short documentary that towns and organisms are all-alike.
Description: For five years, Schmitt and Lynch followed the buffalo hunt in the American West. Their fascinating portrait of a disappearing globe contrasts unspoiled landscapes with commercial influences on the American myth.
Description: Incorporating never before-seen archival footage, home films and interviews with family members, journalists and law enforcement officials, PABLO ESCOBAR: KING OF COCAINE says the storyline of the twisted Robin Hood who founded the Medellin cartel cocaine smuggling organization and became the first billionaire criminal in South America. This piece is part of The Learning Channel series "Legends," hosted by Bryant Gumbel.
Description: After a near-death experience due to an aneurisma, director George Sluizer felt he had to go on filming and started research for a project he had in mind for a long time. It became the documentary HOMELAND, the fourth of a series about two Palestinian families he followed since 1974 in "Land of the Fathers", "A Reason to go" and "Adios Beirut". HOMELAND is also a private movie about his motivation, his relationship with the members of the two families who became very close. They are actually scattered around the world, unable to return to the homeland. It is also an historical saga about the Palestinian folks and their struggle for land and dignity.
Description: "Bullets Over Hollywood" delves into America's fascination with gangsters and details historical perspective, analysis, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, and features about the connection between real-life hoods and their cinematic alter egos. The documentary chronicles movies such as the _American Mutoscope & Biograph [us]_ movie _Musketeers of Pig Alley, The (1912)_ (the 1912 movie directed by D.W. Griffith that began it all), 1930's and '40s classics including "Little Caesar," "The Public Enemy," "The Roaring Twenties," "The Petrified Forest" and "High Sierra," to such modern tales as "The Godfather," "Scarface," "Goodfellas," "Donnie Brasco," "Casino," "A Bronx Tale," "Carlito's Way," "Once Upon a Time in America" and many more. The unique takes a look at tv with shows such as "The Sopranos" and "Growing Up Gotti," all part of America's parallel fascination with fictional and real-life gangsters.
Description: A movie about Eric Rohmer, Paris, and the pleasures of cinephilia. Between the late 1950s and mid-2000s, legendary Nouvelle vague cinéaste Eric Rohmer made over twenty detail films, short films, and tv documentaries on zone in Paris. Rohmer in Paris explores his relationship with this most cinematic of cities. Combining elements of essay film, biographical documentary, speculative fiction, and mashup, Rohmer in Paris provides an unconventional tour of Rohmer's films, of modern Paris, and of how we engage with cinema.
Description: In 1959, George Nelson designed an wonderful trade fair to be sent to Russia, a type of yard sale of things American. Everything from automatic vacuum cleaners and refrigerators, to Polaroid cameras and newly pioneered videotape, as well as ebooks not accessible under Stalinist rule were represented as the fruits of the capitalist American consumer market. Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev held the popular “Kitchen Debates” in a kitchen at the fair. With dancers and melody from Oklahoma, movies by Charles Eames and a large dome by Buckminster Fuller, the Russians got their first glimpse of what was event on the another side of the Curtain.
Description: Chronicling the nice history of Provincetown a tiny Ma. city where the pilgrims first landed to the show day Gay Mecca. Ptown diaries weaves the storyline of the Fresh England Yankees, Portuguese fisherman, bohemian artists into a single mesmerizing history. Provincetown was the first artists colony in the united states. The real beginnings of American drama took zone here with the comeback of Eugene O "Neil, followed by the groundbreaking work of Tennessee Williams. Ptown diaries embraces the: the eccentric, the rich heritage, and the superb landscape known as "Lands End "
Description: In a set of 6000-year-old stone tablets, the Sumerians of Mesopotamia vividly describe cataclysmic planetary happenings which billions of years ago gave our solar system it s actual configuration, fashioning our own planet in the process. Sumerian records also mention advanced human cloning technology and the existence of an extra planet in our solar system referred to as Nibiru, which is currently unknown to modern science, and is the recorded home of our human ancestors, according to these ancient records. Eminent scientists accept that calculations tend to confirm the precision of the ancient Sumerian creation story. Actually unmanned U.S. zone probes have photographed pyramids and another strange details on the surface of Mars, suggesting this was once the website of an alien zone base. This production appears to be a trimmed edit of the 1978 production of the same name.
Description: Spanning a mere 15 hectares (37 acres) in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, Cannubi is considered to be one of the best vineyards anywhere in the world. The highly sought-after plot of land grows the Nebbiolo grape, producing Barolo – one of the greatest red wines of Italy. Determining Cannubi’s precise boundaries is a very complicated and emotionally-charged issue. Conflict between producers over the vineyard’s real designation continues as wineries seek to have the coveted “Cannubi” wording on their labels.
Description: Drawing surprising connections between store ways and CIA torture techniques developed in the 1950s, the movie explores how well-known happenings of the newest past have been theaters for the shock doctrine, from Pinochet's coup in Chile, to the Tiananmen Square Massacre, to the fight in Iraq today.
Description: An exhilarating and amusing encyclopedic look at the "prehistory" of cinema. Werner Nekes charts the fascination with moving pictures which led to the birth of film, covering shadow plays, peep shows, flip books, flicks, magic lanterns, lithopanes, panoramic, scrolls, colourful forms of early animation, and numerous another historical artiffices. Working with these formats, early "producers" created melodramas, comedies, -- as well as lots of pornography -- anticipating most of the forms known today. Nekes probes these colourful toys and inventions in a rich and rewarding optical experience. Movie Before Movie is a bewildering assault of exotic (and sometimes erotic) photos and illusions.
Description: According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, one veteran dies by suicide in America each 80 minutes. While only 1% of Americans has served in the military, former service members acc for 20% of all suicides in the U.S. Based in Canandaigua, NY and launch 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the Veterans Crisis Line receives more than 22,000 calls every month from veterans of all conflicts who are struggling or contemplating suicide. This timely documentary spotlights the traumas endured by America’s veterans, as seen through the work of the hotline’s trained responders. CRISIS HOTLINE captures extremely personal moments, where the professionals, many of whom are themselves veterans or veterans’ spouses, can often interrupt the thoughts and plans of suicidal callers to steer them out of crisis.
Description: Somewhere in a subtropical country white visitors crowd around dark-skinned plantation workers emptying their harvest baskets. They look curious, as if wanting to use the quality of the tea leaves. Everywhere tourists take out their cameras whether in front of huge animals in the wild or camel riders, whether in the face of decorated human bodies or everyday work routines. Actually and again they look into the camera themselves. For later, for when they will proudly present their 'exotic' finds at home. This posing includes a model of western travels and picture making which is over a century old. The fascinated gaze on the foreigners fixes them in pre-formed frames. Lisl Ponger follows the trail of that gaze by taking amateur found footage material and linking it together in fresh ways.
Description: This feature-length biography traces the adventure of Heidi Baker, a modern day Mother Theresa, as The Baker’s pursuit of the presence of God has transformed a poverty-stricken and fight torn Mozambique through love in action. Shot on the run over a period of 20 years, in 10 countries and on 4 continents in fight zones, brothels, and Ivy League campuses, from Hollywood to Mozambique, this movie chronicles the power of one life totally yielded to God and the truth that love wins.
Description: From 1973 to 1992, the hottest action in Las Vegas was the University of Nevada, Las Vegas men's basketball squad and their controversial coach Jerry Tarkanian. Led by 'Tark the Shark' and a rotating group of future NBA stars, the squad became a dynasty as they went on to four NCAA Final Fours, winning one NCAA game in 1990, before collapsing in scandal and controversy.
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