Posts Tagged ‘ documentary ’

THE TRUFFLE HUNTERS | Official Trailer (2020) – YouTube

GUNDA- official trailer on Vimeo

Gerhard Richter Painting (Feature-Length Documentary) | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Source: Gerhard Richter Painting (Feature-Length Documentary) | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Waiting for Fidel | IDFA

Michael Rubbo – 1974 – In 1974 Geoff Stirling approaches the National Film Board of Canada with an intriguing proposition. His friend Joseph Smallwood, former prime minister of Newfoundland, is invited for a talk with Fidel Castro. Since Castro rarely speaks openly with western people, Stirling thinks it a good opportunity to record the discussion on film. He feels it might have a big impact on the east-west relationships.Director Michael Rubbo is interested in the project and two weeks later he and his crew fly to Cuba where they are heartily welcomed. While the party is waiting for Fidel Castro they are shown round a university, the Lenin school, and a psychiatric hospital.These excursions elicit a diversity of reactions from Stirling, Smallwood, and Rubbo. Stirling prefers the capitalistic values, Smallwood is reminded of his own government days, and Rubbo stands in the middle. Their arguments and discussions, which are part of this film, say just as much about these three people as they do about Cuba.

Source: Waiting for Fidel | IDFA

Victim of Geography | IDFA

Doug Aubrey – 1999 – Victim of Geography shows the guerrilla of Europe: eco-warriors, squatters, peace marchers, radio pirates, soul surfers, drifters. The filmmakers make a tour from Glasgow to Sarajevo, Zagreb, Budapest, Vienna, Berlin, Amsterdam, Northampton and Belgrade, and talk with young people who offer resistance to the establishment. We meet squatters in Amsterdam, Internetters in Zagreb and golfers in Berlin. The thread through the film is their strong commitment to the local community they are part of and at the same time the even greater need to escape from that environment. For example, the boy from Zagreb retires to the World Wide Web, where nobody needs a visa, and the eco-warrior and soul surfer tells about the waves, that are his compelling friends, but also need protection.

Source: Victim of Geography | IDFA

Bela Bela – What Keeps Mankind Alive | IDFA

Marjoleine Boonstra – 2001 – Under the toughest of living conditions, four poets have had to employ their imaginations in order to survive. All four were incarcerated for a long period of time by a dictatorial regime. At the age of eighteen, Nizametdin Achmetov went to jail a virgin, and twenty years later he emerged, still a virgin. The Cuban Maria Elena Cruz Varela was all by herself in a prison environment where anybody could betray her, while the Russian Irina Ratoesjinkaja found that her fellow prisoners could be indispensable allies. Marcea Dinescu gives his view of the disintegration of Communism in Romania. In these stories, shot against the background of mainly desolate landscapes, sensual perception plays an important role. They tell of the smells and sounds in the cells, and one of the poets recalls that, during the first days after her release, her eyes could not stand the vivid colours of freedom.

Source: Bela Bela – What Keeps Mankind Alive | IDFA

Among Horses and Men | IDFA

Marjoleine Boonstra – 2010 – American convicts in the final phase of lengthy prison sentences. Before returning to society, they must train wild horses.

Source: Among Horses and Men | IDFA

Hillary Clinton documentary to premiere at Sundance | TheHill

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A documentary about Hillary Clinton and her unsuccessful 2016 presidential bid will premier at the Sundance Film Festival, with the former secretary of State expected to attend.

Source: Hillary Clinton documentary to premiere at Sundance | TheHill

What Happened, Miss Simone? | Netflix Official Site

Using never-before-heard recordings, rare archival footage and her best-known songs, this is the story of legendary singer and activist Nina Simone.

Source: What Happened, Miss Simone? | Netflix Official Site

MEETING GORBACHEV (2019) – Werner Herzog’s New Documentary | Official US Trailer HD – YouTube