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15:10 min 1. March 2012

Mr. Christmas - a short documentary

a documentary in English

An offbeat, touching portrait of a man who has spent three decades turning his small Northern California home into a beautiful, towering Christmas display people travel across the country to see.

Audience Award - Palm Springs Shortsfest
Special Jury Award - Aspen Shortfest
Best Documentary Short - Cleveland International Film Fest
Best Documentary Short - Rhode Island International Film Fest
Best Short - Philadelphia International Film Fest
Best Documentary Short - California Independent Film Fest

Chicago International Film Festival, Hot Docs, Los Angeles Film Festival, Silverdocs, Little Rock Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival, Florida Film Festival, St. Louis International Film Festival, Portland International Film Festival, Indianapolis Film Festival, Guanajuato International Film Festival, Nevada City Film Festival, BendFilm Festival, and more.

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06:25 min 3. September 2013

Episode 2: Water From A Pipe?

a report in English

How big of an effect could not having clean water nearby have on your life?

After finding that the closest source of water is a plastic pipe coming out of the side of a hill, we aren't sure if its safe to drink. Two weeks later, Chris is lying sick and immobile on the dirt floor and we're not sure if we be able to afford the cost of a doctor or medicine. Is not having clean water really that big of a problem for our neighbors here? What about around the world?

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Produced by Living on One

Directed by Hannah Gregg
Illustrations by Hannah Gregg
Edited by Sean Leonard
Narration by Chris Temple

Executive Producers
Mike Lang
David Doss
Jeff Klein

Spanish by Cecilia Toscana
Portuguese by Douglas Braz

Music Credits:
Rhian Sheehan - "Darkness"
Rhian Sheehan - "Still"
Rhian Sheehan - "Leaving Earth"
Thomas Newman - "Nemo Egg"

21:07 min 8. October 2012

The Rise of Psychedelic Truffles in Amsterdam

a report in English

We took a trip to Amsterdam to learn about the ban of psychedelic mushrooms and the rise of truffles that contain psilocybin (the stuff that makes you trip balls).

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29:21 min 8. January 2016

Neue Heimat im Nazidorf: Allein unter Rechten | NDR

a report in German

Einen Monat lang lebte der Deutsch-Iraner Michel Abdollahi in einer Holzhütte im "Nazidorf" Jamel. Nun hat er die Hütte woanders wieder aufgebaut.


03:46 min 11. November 2014

1st Squad, 3rd Platoon

a documentary in English

In August 2005, Marine Lance Cpl. Travis Williams and his squad were sent on a rescue mission in Barwanah, Iraq. En route, their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb. Of Travis' entire 12-person team, he alone survived. Here, Travis reflects on the hours and days after the explosion, as well as his life now, and pays tribute to the men he left behind.

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Directed by: The Rauch Brothers
Art Direction: Bill Wray
Producers: Lizzie Jacobs, Maya Millett & Mike Rauch
Animation: Tim Rauch
Audio Produced by: Yasmina Guerda & Nadia Reiman
Supervising Sound Recordist: Jorge Rojas

Music (Open): Fredrik
Label: The Kora Records
Publisher: House of Hassle

Music (Close): Christopher Bowen
Label: MovieScore Media
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30:01 min 24. January 2016

7 Tage... unter Tätowierern | 7 Tage | NDR

a report in German

Seefahrer, Knastbrüder, Gangmitglieder: Sie gelten als die typischen Tätowierten. "Schnee von gestern!", sagt Richi, Chef des Tattoo-Studios Bloody Ink in Hamburg, selbst von Kopf bis Fuß tätowiert. "Aber Vorurteile Tätowierten gegenüber gibt's immer noch. Dabei bist du heute eher besonders, wenn du kein Tattoo hast." Denn jede(r) Fünfte unter 35 ist inzwischen tätowiert. Sieben Tage verbringen Johanna Leuschen (nicht tätowiert) und Martin Rieck (tätowiert) im Tattoo-Laden und wollen wissen: Was ist es also, das so viele Menschen an Tattoos fasziniert? Warum setzen sie sich freiwillig stundenlangem Schmerz aus, meistens mehrmals? Und welche Geschichten stecken hinter ihren Tätowierungen?

Interview mit Johanna Leuschen: Ist Tätowieren Männersache?

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15:08 min 30. July 2015

The World If… malaria drugs stop working

a report in English

Malaria is one of the world’s biggest killers. And our best weapon against it is at risk. We’re in a race against evolution – but what happens if we lose? Find out in the latest release from Economist Films: http://econ.st/1U9GNXR

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02:50 min 11. February 2015

Young Hearts

a documentary in German

Our three couples – Hans (79) & Edith (76), Ellen (84) & Horst (77), Ralf & Kristin (both 73) – have two things in common: After being together for 3, 16, and 51 years they are all still heavily in love. And every Monday, they attend DJ Michael Borge's senior's disco in Berlin Steglitz to get down on the dancefloor and prove that love, passion, and a lust for life are never getting old.

The truth is that it doesn't matter, if you are 18 or 81 – Love is all.

Directed by: Nadine Schrader & Julia Wilczok
DoP: Fabian Uhlmann
Editor: Timo Schmidt
Music: Boop by Podington Bear

Special thanks to:
Sven Schrader
Eva Türbl
Urs Hauck
Michael Borge
Tanzschule Keller Berlin

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09:36 min 9. September 2014

Marie's Dictionary

a documentary in English

This short documentary tells the story of Marie Wilcox, the last fluent speaker of the Wukchumni language and the dictionary she created in an effort to keep her language alive.

10:05 min 24. January 2012

Everything is Incredible, Film About a Disabled Honduran Man Who Has Been Building A Homemade Helicopter

a documentary in Spanish

"Everything is Incredible” is a moving short documentary about Agustin, a Honduran man who despite being severely disabled by polio, has been building his own helicopter for the past 50 years. The helicopter, which resides in Agustin’s small house, is made out of bicycle parts, rebar, and other scavenged materials. It is more an elaborate kinetic sculpture than an aircraft.

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07:09 min 14. November 2013

Episode 7: (Not) Going to School

a report in English

What prevents kids from going to school and how can education respect traditional culture while also teaching modern skills?

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Playing soccer with the village kids every day, we realize that Regina's family can't even afford to send her to the public school. Why is there still a huge education gap between the rich and the poor in Guatemala if the government provides free public school? This gets us thinking about how an education gap prevents kids from indigenous families from learning Spanish. What effect does this language barrier have on someone's ability to get a formal job, travel to a big city or even visit a hospital?

Produced by Living on One

Directed by Hannah Gregg
Illustrations by Hannah Gregg
Edited by Sean Leonard
Narration by Chris Temple

Executive Producers
Mike Lang
David Doss
Jeff Klein

03:35 min 3. December 2015

Isabel Marant on authenticity and femininity in 'Getting There'

a report in English

Filmmaker Chelsea McMullan follows the French fashion designer for her daily routine at the local swimming pool to talk about authenticity and femininity. Read the feature on NOWNESS - http://bit.ly/1MWj2j0


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04:51 min 24. December 2015

Gary Neville's homeless hotel: what happened next

a report in English

Back in October, a group of homeless people occupied a hotel, the former Manchester Stock Exchange building, which was awaiting refurbishment.
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12:27 min 16. April 2012

Sneaking Into North Korea

a report in English

Sneaking into North Korea was one of the hardest and weirdest processes VICE has ever dealt with. In North Korea, if you get caught being a journalist when you're supposed to be a tourist, you go to jail, or worse. Our rare footage is some of the craziest ever captured, providing an honest look inside the hermit nation.

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12:59 min 13. May 2014


a documentary in French

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Deep water freediving exposes its practitioners to a form of narcosis, which induces several symptoms, among which a feeling of euphoria and levity that earned this phenomenon its nickname of “raptures of the deep”. The short film relates the interior journey of Guillaume Néry, the apnea world champion, during one of his deep water dives. It draws its inspiration from his physical experience and the narrative of his hallucinations.

La pratique de l’apnée en grande profondeur expose les apnéistes à un phénomène de narcose, appelé aussi « ivresse des profondeurs ». NARCOSE relate l’expérience et le voyage intérieur du champion du monde d’apnée, Guillaume Néry, lors d'une descente en grande profondeur. Le film s'inspire de son expérience physique et du récit réel de ses hallucinations.


Written and directed by Julie Gautier (http://juliegautier.over-blog.com)
With Guillaume Néry (http://www.guillaumenery.fr)

D.O.P : Jacques Ballard (http://jacquesballard.com)
Editor : Jérôme Lozano (http://jeromelozano.com)
Music : Laurent Parisi (http://laurentparisi.fr)
Sound design : Frederick Devanlay (http://www.big-wheels.fr)
Mix : Vincent Arnardi (http://www.imdb.com)
Animation : Fursy Teyssier (http://www.lesdiscrets.com)
Special effects: Forêt Bleue (http://www.foret-bleue.com)
Executive producer : Forêt bleue, St Thomas, Gilles Lemaire.

Filmed with: Red Epic, Phantom HD, D4, 5D.

A Buenery production