Documentary

Pier Paolo Pasolini – Sopralluoghi in Palestina per il vangelo secondo Matteo (1965)

Synopsis:
Director Pier Paolo Pasolini visits the original sites of the Gospel: Lake Tiberius, the Jordan River and Jerusalem., looking for the locations for The Gospel According To St. Matthew. Read More »

Charlie Tyrell – My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes (2018)

A short documentary that follows director Charlie Tyrell as he tries to uncover a better understanding of his deceased father through the random objects he inherited, including a pile of VHS dirty movies. Read More »

Anna Azevedo & Renata Baldi & Eduardo Souza Lima – Rio de Jano (2003)

Meet Rio de Janeiro… through the eyes of Jano!
Jean Leguay, working under the pseudonym Jano, is a pop French visual artist. He teamed up with Bertrand Tramber to create his first comic, ‘Kebra’, for the magazine B.D. in 1978. When the magazine folded, the ‘Kebra’ series was continued other magazines like Métal Hurlant, Charlie Mensuel, Rigolo, L’Echo des Savannes and Zoulou.

In late 2000, he visited Rio de Janeiro in order to make this book. Jano immersed himself completely in the “Rio de Janeiro life style”, going to places that will never be showed on post cards, meeting people from all layers of society, observing, experimenting, interacting. Read More »

Léa Pool – Pink Ribbons, Inc. (2011)

Breast cancer has become the poster child of corporate cause-related marketing campaigns. Countless women and men walk, bike, climb and shop for the cure. Each year, millions of dollars are raised in the name of breast cancer, but where does this money go and what does it actually achieve? Pink Ribbons, Inc. is a feature documentary that shows how the devastating reality of breast cancer, which marketing experts have labeled a “dream cause,” becomes obfuscated by a shiny, pink story of success. Read More »

Siebren de Haan & Lonnie van Brummelen – Episode of the Sea (2014)

A document of a contemporary North Sea fishery and the fishermen’s struggle with a changed public perception, fluctuating regulations, and excessive global competition, while parallels are drawn between fishing and filmmaking. A stunning portrait of a unique place and a people, this documentary is the result of a remarkable collaboration between filmmakers and their subjects. Together, they unconventionally showcase the skill, fortitude and resilience of a working community beset by the challenges of a changing world.
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Laure Flammarion & Arnaud Uyttenhove – Somewhere to Disappear (2010)

Publisher’s synopsis:
Somewhere to Disappear is a 57 minute documentary in which Alec Soth is the hero.
For his project “Broken Manual” Alec undertakes to write a guide that will provide the basic tips on how to disappear in America.

We follow him on his search for men who live on the margins of society. People who ran away from their natural environment, to find their own world. As modern day hermits, they find peace in unaffected places of the country, whether it be a cabin in the mountains, a dark cave or in the expansive desert. Each of these people chose to live in a different way. We wanted to find out why they live like this: did they deliberately make this choice? Do they regret it? What are they really looking for? Did they find it? Read More »

BBC – Hooligans (2006)

The film follows England fans from Frankfurt to Gelsenkirchen and infiltrates groups of troublemakers.
A record 170,000 England fans travelled to Germany for the cup and the majority were peaceful causing no problems.
But the worst rioting happened the day before the England vs Ecuador game.
Police believe rioters consumed or threw about 17 litres of beer each in Stuttgart and 400 England ‘fans’ were taken into preventative custody.
The motto of World Cup 2006 was ‘a time to make friends’ but undercover cameras reveal England ‘fans’ ‘mobbing up’ and singing songs about World War Two which visibly shock German police officers. Read More »