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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

The World If is our new companion to our annual compilation of predictions for the year ahead, The World In. The difference is that these are not forecasts but scenarios. Explore more via our hub: http://econ.st/1LTfgXQ

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03:15 min 4. January 2012

"Untitled" by Eva Weber

a documentary in English

The director Eva Weber travels 400 kilometers above the Polar Circle to a village in Finland to capture the reindeer herding that has been the livelihood of the Arctic's indigenous Sami people for generations. Read the full feature on NOWNESS: http://bit.ly/1vrwAJW

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04:16 min 23. March 2016

How Does An Owl's Hearing Work? - Super Powered Owls - BBC

a documentary in English

Cold weather and a blanket of snow force a barn owl to hunt in the day but how does an owl hunt when the food is hiding? Luckily the owl has another super power in her armoury...

Taken from Super Powered Owls.

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03:20 min 26. May 2014

BABA

a documentary in English

A SHORT, ANIMATED COLLECTION OF MEMORIES FROM A TURKISH REFUGEE IN NEW ZEALAND.

FOR LOADING DOCS

DIRECTOR/ANIMATOR Joel Kefali
PRODUCER Amber Easby
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Julia Parnell & Anna Jackson
SOUND DESIGN: Julien Dyne

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12:51 min 14. May 2013

Among Giants

a documentary in English

Risking injury and incarceration, an environmental activist disrupts the clear-cutting of an ancient redwood grove by sitting on a tiny platform a hundred feet up in the tree canopy. Already three years into the tree-sit when filming begins, AMONG GIANTS blends vérité cinematography with intimate personal reflection to create a vivid picture of life in the trees and the unwavering dedication of the activists.

This film was shot and edited in 2011, and a year later, the tree-sit ended as a victory for the tree-sitters (http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/06/26/18716373.php) As of 2013, negotiations are still underway for the sale of the land, and the exact acreage is still being determined.

Huge thanks to "Farmer," "Bingmouse," "Amanita," and the rest of the tree-sitters for allowing us to live with them and film their story. Learn more about their work, donate, and see what they're up to now: http://efhumboldt.org

for further requests about the film, please contact info@rainhousecinema.com

Thanks for watching!
- Chris, Ben, Sam // Rainhouse Cinema

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25:45 min 19. June 2012

Bogotá : Building A Sustainable City

a report in English

Bogota: Building a Sustainable City ´ documentary by PBS e2 series. Narrated by Brad Pitt.

During his tenure as mayor of Bogota, Colombia, Enrique Penalosa was both revered and scorned for his urban planning and transportation policies. His public works projects, which largely favored the pedestrian experience, were unlike anything previously built in Bogota. Penalosa describes the environmental and social importance of minimizing automobile culture.

Kontent Real Productions
Narrator: Brad Pitt

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10:09 min 24. October 2012

That's WICKED! (FULL_)

a documentary in English

Watch-and-like here: https://www.viddsee.com/video/thats-wicked/0vpp7

To anyone with an affinity for Art.

(Awards, Screenings and Nominations)

- Graduation documentary short film premiered at The Cathay amongst all 13 selected graduate films from LASALLE, also screened at the LASALLE SHOW 2012
- World-premiered at IDFA 2012, also screened at IDFA Junior which takes place in EYE; the Dutch film museum
- Premiered at ChopShots 2012 Jakarta, Indonesia
- XI Gdansk DocFilm Festival (Dignity & Work) 2013
- Singapore Short Film Awards 2013: Nominated under two categories: Best Documentary and Best Editing. Awarded Best Documentary
- Finalist for The Film Skillet 2013 Documentary Film Contest in Documentary (http://www.filmskillet.com/films/1345--that-s-wicked-)
- Screened at the Substation First Take/March 2013
- Featured in Culturepush, a Singapore-centric blog supporting local talent
- Featured in FilmShortage.com’s Weekend Shortlist (http://filmshortage.com/ shortlist/thats-wicked/)
- Screened at *SCAPE’s Show It! (15 - 21 April 2013)
- Screened at Georgetown Festival,Tropfest Roughcuts (Penang, Malaysia) (29th June 2013)
- “60 MINUTES with Viddsee” - Screened at Thai Short Film and Video Festival (S-Express series) (22 August - 1 September 2013)
- Invited to Youth Arts Festival Mar 2014 to conduct an artist talk on 21 Feb 2014
- Screened at Le Gluttony Singapore Food and Film Festival 21st & 22th Feb 2014 (and 4 more related events)
- Voted "Most Popular Film" and won "Best of First Take" at The Substation Singapore.

etc.

Directed and edited by Joy Lee
Produced by Chermin Teo
Audio Post by Naveen Varma
Shot by Joy Lee, Amar and Valentin
Secondary footage by Jeremy Chua and Glynis Tan.
Behind-the-scenes by Glynis Tan

The Milieu
Subculture is a social-cultural structure that exits as a sort of islet within the larger civilization. Cultural scenes are spaces of representations, expressions and memories; they illuminate the lifestyles of youths.

It was in the late 70s that a youth culture evolved in the poorer parts of New York, which combined several disciplines under the umbrella of Hip Hop. Apart from the four classic elements of Graffiti writing, DJ-ing, Breakdancing and Rapping, the musical side of this culture was enhanced by a fifth element – Beatboxing.

Human Beatbox literally means ‘human drum machine’. It was used as slang for the non-programmable drum machines that were first called rhythm machines. Beatboxing rode the crest of the Hip Hop wave featuring on albums and videos but then it all ended abruptly. By the 1990s Hip Hop was no longer center stage and beatboxers were held back by people’s perceptions of them as novelty value circus acts.

When the Internet emerged and offered new methods of communication for young artists, Beatboxers from all over the world were given the opportunity to connect and share their knowledge on websites through videos and online tutorials. Now Beatboxing has become a global phenomenon.

Despite the fact that Beatboxing is an important element of Hip Hop and A Capella, most Singaporeans still haven’t got a clue as to what beatboxing is all about.

About the Title

Wicked (adj) - a slang that means very, really or great;
use in sentences like,
“That girl’s wicked hot!”,
“That pizza’s wicked awesome!”,
“This documentary film about beatbox is wicked cool!”

About the Aim

I hope that this documentary will allow Singaporeans to finally understand, recognize and accept Human Beatbox as a true form of musical art.

About the Film

Did you know that in the world of Beatbox, Dharni Ng, the pioneer of beatbox in Singapore, is crowned fifth in a world championship held in the year 2010? There are many more beatboxers in our local scene that are struggling to have their passion and talent recognized by Singaporeans who dismiss beatboxing as ‘noise’. Featured in “That’s WICKED!” is fifteen-year-old Martin Tang, among the other enthusiasts. Given his age, you will be amazed at his flair for beatboxing.

That’s WICKED!

http://thebeatboxdocumentary.tumblr.com/IDFA
joy.lee@hotmail.sg

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06:45 min 28. May 2015

The weaker sex

a report in English

Poorly educated men in rich countries have had difficulty coping with the enormous changes in the labour market and the home over the past half-century. In Tallulah, a decaying railroad town in Louisiana, men are absent or idle, and women have become the bread-winners

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30:50 min 6. October 2015

Michel Abdollahi: Im Nazidorf | Panorama - die Reporter | NDR

a report in German

Jamel in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern gilt als Nazidorf: Die meisten Einwohner gehören der rechtsextremen Szene an. Doch diesen Sommer wohnte Michel Abdollahi mitten unter ihnen.

www.ndr.de/panoramadiereporter
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22:24 min 19. February 2013

Terminal Bar : Official 2002 film in HD

a documentary in English

This 2003 Sundance Jury Prize winner for short film explores the customers who frequented the Terminal Bar, a down-and-out watering hole in Times Square across the street from the Port Authority. Sheldon Nadelman, the bartender, shot over 1,500 black and white portraits during his ten year stint there from 1972-1982. The bar was owned by Murray Goldman, Sheldon's father-in-law.

For more information visit:
http://www.touristpictures.com/terminal_bar/

For the followup Terminal Bar vignettes, see:
Porters, Bouncers, and Bartenders: http://youtu.be/USDCEyHt7rI
Pimps and Prostitutes: http://youtu.be/AdyZ9LOXmZA
The Garbage Can: http://youtu.be/w5_BRQ3gITI

Directed and Animated by Stefan Nadelman
Narration by Tom Clifford
Music by Dick Zved, Michael Reid, Steve Rossiter

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03:27 min 21. October 2012

The Super Supercapacitor | Brian Golden Davis

a documentary in English

THE SUPER SUPERCAPACITOR is a Finalist in the $200,000 GE FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition. Learn more about the Competition and GE FOCUS FORWARD at http://focusforwardfilms.com/finalists

Ric Kaner set out to find a new way to make graphene, the thinnest and strongest material on earth. What he found was a new way to power the world.

FULL CREDITS
Director: Brian Golden Davis
Producers: David Paul Meyer, Laura Lee, Brian Golden Davis
Directors of Photography: Brian Golden Davis, David Paul Meyer
Sound: David Paul Meyer
Music Performed by: Falling Fall, Snow Flake Symphony - Benjamin Vella & Barney Freeman
Mice Music - Ben Stone & John Trudeau
Special Thanks: Ric Kaner, Maher El-Kady, Charles Lee

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29:22 min 6. February 2013

The Mafia Is Trashing Italy... Literally (Part 1)

a report in English

In the city of Naples, Italy, the Mafia has controlled the waste-management industry for decades -- dumping and burning trash across its rolling hills and vineyards. In 1994, the European Union declared the situation an official environmental emergency, and things have only gotten worse since then. When we investigated the situation we found mutated sheep, poisoned mozzarella, alarming rates of cancer, and pissed off farmers ready to push back against the Camorra, Italy's most powerful and dangerous criminal organization (and the government that enables it).

Watch part 2 here: http://bit.ly/Toxic-Napoli-2

Originally released on http://VICE.com in 2009

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06:35 min 12. May 2011

The Accidental Sea

a documentary in English

A short film about my favorite post-apocalyptic hell-hole, the Salton Sea.

Music composed by Michael Picton. Download the song on CD Baby:
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/michaelpicton2

My equipment:
Canon 5DmkII
24mm lens & 100mm lens
Steadicam Merlin
Final Cut Studio & Color
An awesome composer named Michael Picton, who would probably object to being listed as "equipment" but also will probably not read this.

Also, to those considering a visit to the salton sea, be warned that it can get up to 110-120 degrees, you'll be far from a garage should you break down, and it can smell pretty awful. Late fall and early spring are much better times to go!

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02:55 min 9. March 2015

A Taste of Austria

a documentary in no language

The scenery of our home country Austria is beyond compare. We live in the heart of Europe where we have a spectacular combination of cultural and natural attractions. No matter what time of year, Austria will welcome you with „Schmäh“ and „Gemütlichkeit“.
We hope you enjoy this glimpse into the atmosphere of Austria’s cities and landscapes.

By the way: The voice-over is original footage of Felix Baumgartner's stratos mission in 2012.

Technical Details:
After 2 years (2013-2015) of filming in the whole country, we gathered about 600 time-lapse clips, which is about 5TB of raw footage.

Produced by:
Thomas Pöcksteiner // Peter Jablonowski
filmspektakel.at

Equipment used:
+ Dynamic Perception Stage One
+ Emotimo TB3
+ Pocketslider
+ Canon 5D Mark III
+ 2x Canon 6D
+ Canon 600D
+ several Samyang/Walimex 14mm F2,8 (Boy, these break easy.. :P)
+ Canon 24-105mm F4
+ Tamron 150-600mm
+ Tamron 24-70mm F2,8
+ Tamron 28-300mm F3,5-6,3

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All shots are available in 5K!

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07:51 min 23. July 2012

Female Fighters of Kurdistan (Part 1/3)

a documentary in English

Come with us to Northern Iraq for a springtime frolic with the lovely lady guerillas of the Kurdish Liberation Movement.

Part 1 of 3: http://bit.ly/Female-Fighters-1
Part 2 of 3: http://bit.ly/Female-Fighters-2
Part 3 of 3: http://bit.ly/Female-Fighters-3

From Boudica of the British Celts to Corporal Klinger, few things unsettle the male mind like a lady in arms. The Kurds of Northern Iraq have long recognized this principle and incorporated it into their quest to build a Kurdish homeland in the overlap between Iraq, Iran, Turkey, and Syria. Fighting alongside their male comrades in a region not exactly known for its progressive stance on women's rights, the female Peshmerga guerillas of the Kurdish Liberation Movement built a reputation for themselves in the 70s and 80s as demure diaboliques with the deadly poise of Leila Khaled or Tania-era Patty Hearst.

Having secured the northern third of Iraq for themselves in the aftermath of the first Gulf War, the Kurds have spent the last two decades divesting themselves of their guerilla jamjams, building up a stable and booming economy in their semi-autonomous little hamlet, and generally enjoying not being in the middle of the current Iraq War. Up in the hills abutting Iran and Turkey, however, the struggle for a Greater Kurdistan continues for boy and girl alike.

The successors to Iraqi Kurdistan's old rebel militias are a milk-besodden Alphabits bowl of various Maoist, quasi-Maoist, and won't-say-they're-Maoist-but-come-on guerilla armies. You've got the PKK, the PJAK, the KCK—all of whom have slightly different tactics, territories, and ideologies but the same ultimate goal and, secretly, a lot of the same personnel. More importantly, they are all completely gender-equal, just like Mao wanted it. From the highest command to the lowest potato peeler to the ghillie-suited sniper on the front lines, dudes and dames do it the same.

We picked the youngest of these new Kurdish guerilla groups, PJAK, the Free Life for Kurdistan party, and drove up to their outpost on the Iranian border to see how their female fighters are helping their people draft a definitive answer to the Kurdish Question that's vexed Middle-Eastern politics for the last century. And hopefully find an answer to our own Kurdish Question. Which is, What the fuck is the Kurdish Question?

Hosted by Thomas Morton | Originally aired in 2012 on http://VICE.com

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12:10 min 10. February 2015

What They’ve Learned from Seven Years of Marriage - Marcela & Rock [The And]

a documentary in English

Marcela and Rock have been married for seven years. Rock is an ex-convict on parole, and Marcela is the woman whose love helped him to find a better path. This candid and intimate conversation between the two reveals the true complexity of love.

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What They’ve Learned from Seven Years of Marriage - Marcela & Rock [The And]

Director: Topaz Adizes
Producer: Heran Abate and Julia Gorbach

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“Marcela & Rock” is part of an interactive documentary series called “The And” that focuses on couples asking each other intimate questions and receiving honest, candid answers.