Description: Early in the 19th Century two families, the Allens and Kathans, settled in the Southern Adirondack Mountains of Fresh York State. By 1960's their descendants had isolated themselves in a remote hollow high in the mountains. Below lay the nice Sacandaga Valley. Its rich lands rapidly filled with farms, factories and mills. By the end of the century, the Allens and the Kathans had intermarried: all the residents in the Hollow were related. Because of their isolation, misunderstandings developed between them and the outside world. The economic disasters of the 1930s shut down the factories and mills. In 1932 the Sacandaga River was dammed, flooding the fertile valley below the Hollow. Forced from their homes, the valley residents sought employment elsewhere, but the Allens and Kathans chose to remain up in the mountains.
Description: How should a radio present adapting an old science fiction novel become a nation wide source of panic and dismay? This is the storyline of just that, from the broadcast to the drama unfolding in individual American homes.
Description: “I show the globe with a very various approach, not as it was taught to us at school or in the army. I trust that every one has the right to see the society he lives in with his own particular view. I am, personally, more interested in Devil than God”- Elias Petropoulos. A restless and inquisitive spirit, a foe of academics and the status-quo, Petropoulos was the first folklorist in Greece, who dealt with social outcasts and described folks and cases ignored by his country’s official history. Petropoulos takes us on a adventure to unknown landscapes of our tradition and Greek-ness and acquaints us with all those folks who belong to our social underground and who dominate his books. Rebetika musicians, bums, spivs, whores and homosexuals, folks tormented and Greek-ness and acquaints us with all those folks who belong to our social underground.
Description: In April 2013, chaos erupted in Boston near the finish line of one of the world's oldest and most prestigious marathons. It was the worst terrorist attack on the United States since 9/11 and led to one of the most extensive and public manhunts in American history. Now, as the one-year anniversary approaches, National Geographic Channel presents a unique two-hour event, Inside the Hunt for the Boston Bombers.
Description: A Norwegian movie team on a street trip through the deep American South run across a liquor shop owned by Jerry Lee Lewis' wild'n'crazy sister and her drunken husband. They're invited to stay the night and what begins off as quirky redneck antics suddenly devolves into an all-out hillbilly horror show!
Description: Detailed interview with Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger looking back at their long career as influential British film-makers and their unusual partnership. Contains clips from many of their films.
Description: Director Paromita Vohra's novel movie explores the dearth of public lavatories in Mumbai, India, focusing on the scarcity of women's restrooms throughout the city. In looking at who has to "queue to pee," Vohra delves into another social problems such as gender, class, caste and urban growth in this incisive adventure into a usually unmentionable topic. Q2P won the Grand Jury Prize for Greatest Documentary at the 2007 Indian Movie Festival of Los Angeles.
Description: A young Iraqi journalist sets out to write about Linda Abdul Aziz, who escaped to Israel in the early 70's and whose father, a prominent lawyer, had been kidnapped in Baghdad. The continuous dialog between the two, slowly uncovers the tragic end of her father, as well as that of a entire Jewish community that thrived in Iraq for over 2000 year.
Description: Rodrigo is a young deaf boy from Recife, northeast Brazil who works installing vehicle stereos in a tiny dealership on the outskirts of town. Despite his deafness, sound penetrates his day to day life and he harnesses its vibrations, allowing it to pulse through his veins.
Description: On October 3rd, 2013, a boat carrying 500 Eritrean refugees sunk off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa and over 360 folks drowned. Abraham, one of the survivors, walks through a graveyard of shipwrecks and remembers this nightmarish experience. Meanwhile at the harbor, hundreds of coffins are being loaded onto a military ship.
Description: Transformed by the love of a kitten, a tough Fresh York Town construction contractor is inspired to rescue abandoned animals, become a vegetarian, and take his message of compassion to the streets. A construction contractor who grew up on the mean roads of Brooklyn, Eddie Lama is probably the last person you'd figure to be an animal activist. Indeed, Eddie was raised with a deeply ingrained aversion to animals, as he explains in the award-winning documentary "The Witness." But when a cute girl asks him to take care of her kitten, he finds himself reluctantly agreeing as a ploy to receive a date, not knowing that his life is about to change forever. In the end, it is the kitten who captures his heart, opening his eyes to the wonder of another living monsters and awakening him to the richness of the human-animal bond.
Description: Saroyanland is a docu-drama focusing on the adventure of popular writer William Saroyan to the birthplace of his Armenian family Bitlis, in Turkey in 1964. While retaking the same road, the movie aims to understand Saroyan's special attitude to belonging, witnessing the self-discovery of a boy who followed the traces of his Armenian ancestors.
Description: In October 2006, the Dutch women’s hockey squad became globe champions for the first time in 16 years. Niek Koppen’s documentary about the period leading up to this win starts with the celebrations accompanying their comeback as champions at Amsterdam Airport. He then leaps 10 weeks back in time to the begin of intensive preparations for the Globe Cup. Koppen uses neither comments nor interviews, but the extensive access to his topics lets him present how excited the users and the technical staff are about the tournament in Spain. Rather than focusing primarily on the sport itself, the director highlights the hard process the squad is going through.
Description: One hour documentary about a unique group of pacific islanders. The Lapita Navigators. The proud forefathers of many cultures in the tropical Pacific. They are losing their homes and crops because of sea lvl rise. Their livelihood and culture are dramatically threatened as the islands they live on are flooding day by day. By chance, a sailor, Steve Goodall, came across them on his travels and discovered they knew nothing about the actual forecasts for sea lvl rise. Once informed they asked for his help. The outcome and conclusion of this storyline will be said in the context of an happening celebrating their living culture, a culture at a cross streets of nice importance for all of us.
Description: Filmed over three years on China’s railways, The Iron Ministry traces the vast interiors of a country on the move: flesh and metal, clangs and squeals, light and dark, and language and gesture. Scores of rail adventures come together into one, capturing the thrills and anxieties of social and technological transformation. The Iron Ministry immerses audiences in fleeting relationships and uneasy encounters between humans and machines on what will later be the world’s biggest railway network.
Description: First ever feature-length documentary on the world-wide phenomenon that inspired an whole generation of kids and became a billion dollar franchise--"Masters of the Universe". Details interviews with the key constructive personnel behind each ver of the greatest selling toy line and all incarnations of "Masters of the Universe" on television, film, stage, and print, tracing the inception and ups and downs of the fantasy juggernaut.
Description: "Narmada Diary" introduces the Narmada Bachao Andolan (the Save the Narmada Movement), which has spearheaded the agitation vs the Sardar Sarovar Dam. As government resettlement tools prove inadequate, the Narmada Bachao Andolan has emerged as one of the most dynamic struggles in India today. With non-violent protests and a determination to drown rather than to leave their homes and land, the folks of the Narmada valley have become symbols of a global struggle vs unjust development.
Description: Other type of utopia is presented in the movies of Naomi Uman, whose find for her family roots in the Ukraine led her to transport to the tiny village of Legedzine. In "Unnamed Film", she shoots the old bubushka ladies as they expertly prepare pickles, pick vegetables, and sing odes to vodka. Shot on 16mm with non-sync sound, it has an intimate, handmade quality, only heightened by the test of explanatory inter-titles in zone of subtitles. Uman’s Ukrainain was weak, so she wanted the viewer to have the same experience as she did, just getting the gist of things. As with Uruphong’s work, there is a nostalgia for the old ways, which were self-sufficient but took an wonderful toll on the body. The bubushkas complain about their aching backs and the never-ending poverty, spiking any drift towards romanticization.
Description: The Holy Grail is a dish, plate, stone, or cup that is part of an necessary theme of Arthurian literature. A grail, wondrous but not explicitly "holy," first appears in Perceval le Gallois, an unfinished romance by Chrétien de Troyes: it is a processional salver used to serve at a feast. Chrétien's storyline attracted many continuators, translators and interpreters in the soon 12th and early 13th centuries, including Wolfram von Eschenbach, who makes the grail a nice precious stone that fell from the sky. The Grail legend became interwoven with legends of the Holy Chalice. The connection with Joseph of Arimathea and with vessels associated with the Last Supper and crucifixion of Jesus, dates from Robert de Boron's Joseph d'Arimathie (late 12th century) in which Joseph receives the Grail from an apparition of Jesus and sends it with his followers to Nice Britain.
Description: JT Foxx & Mates Presents Mega Partnering, network with "A" Players, millionaires and Industry Tycoons Learn from the worlds greatest experts. Steve Jobs changed the method we do things, he changed the world. What is the DNA of a successful entrepreneur? This Presentation takes a look at the things you didn't know about Steve Jobs so you can leave your own legacy. How do you wish to be remembered?
Description: Fed up with her own road harassment, artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh created an ongoing public art series that actively addresses the issue. In her work, she interviews another girls affected by the problem, paints their portraits, and then showcases the complete work on walls throughout the city. Fazlalizadeh tells she started the project as a method to speak back to her harassers in the territories where harassment happens.
Description: A vast white wilderness that stretches across the south of our planet; a giant natural laboratory that has long occupied the human psyche. Antarctica is a continent of remote natural wonder. For brief moments every year this hauntingly pretty landscape opens up, beckoning scientists and explorers from around the globe to investigate its frozen secrets. 'Journey into the White Desert' takes us on a mesmerizing visual journey into this mysterious continent, introducing us to a squad of South African scientists, researchers and explorers who have braved the inhospitable continent in the quest to learn its secrets. The movie explores South Africa's role in the best wilderness on world and showcases some of the groundbreaking research that should create the difference to our survival on this planet.
Description: The purpose of Rise Above the Mark, narrated by Peter Coyote, is to educate the general public about the “corporate takeover” of Indiana public schools and what parents, community members and educators can do to protect their local public schools. Legislators are calling the shots and putting public schools in an ever-shrinking box. WLCSC Board of School Trustees and Superintendent of Schools, Rocky Killion, wish to safe resources and legislative relief important to achieve the school district’s point of creating a world-class educational system for all children. The school district’s strategic plan will introduce a model of education that puts decision making back into the hands of local communities and public school teachers, rather than leaving it in the hands of legislators and ultimately lining the pockets of corporations.
Description: A routine acc of the 1913 Epsom Derby, one of many horse races that the Topical Budget newsreel covered that year, this movie inadvertently made a contribution to the history of the suffragette movement by capturing the moment when activist Emily Davison was trampled by Anmer, Lord George V's horse, after she invaded the track.
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