Filmmaker Udi Aloni journeys deep into volatile Kashmir to present this compelling look at a growing nationalist movement dedicated to achieving political independence for the region through nonviolent means. The grassroots effort offers an alternative to residents of Kashmir, who, despite being savaged by decades of violence in the hostilities between India and Pakistan, still dream of restoring peace and tolerance to their land.
Sainkho Namtchylak's unique style blends the traditions of her native Tuva -- a tiny republic in southern Siberia -- and modern Western music. This performance film captures Namtchylak's riveting concert at France's Banlieues Bleues Festival. Accompanied by bassist William Parker and percussionist Hamid Drake, she thrills the audience with the paradoxical fusion of throat singing, hip-hop, tribal mythology and jazz.
Nobody symbolized the steady resolve of the British people during World War II more than Winston Churchill. This penetrating study chronicles Churchill's life from his birth through his military career and his uncompromising fight against Hitler. Featuring archival footage, this installment of The History Makers of World War II series promises to enlighten and entertain history enthusiasts.
Directed by Asrul Sani.
Freedom Movement 1963 presents a double feature of Harvey Richards' films about the civil rights movement in 1963. The first is Freedom Bound, a film shot in Mississippi about the voter registration drives of SNCC and the NAACP. The second is Freedom March about the San Francisco protest march of 15,000 people after the Birmingham, Alabama bombings that killed four young girls.
Take a tour of many of America's most iconic landmarks without ever leaving your couch! This documentary pays homage to the United States through a stunning visual journey to attractions such as the Statue of Liberty, the Vietnam War Memorial, the Alamo, the Grand Canyon and more. Dazzling camera angles are set against a soundtrack that includes all-American favorites "America the Beautiful," "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "Yankee Doodle."
Iranian amateur documentary.
Filmed at the Isle of Wight Festival on Sunday August 30th 1970. Free, here at their zenith, played to in excess of 0.6 million people!
This documentary treats film fans to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Midnight Express, the now-classic film about a young man arrested in Turkey for drug smuggling and thrown into a horrifying prison hell. Includes footage of the filming process, as well as interviews with members of the cast and crew, who give their insights into what it was like working together on this project and the efforts it took to bring the film to completion.
Our planet's economic and environmental future hangs on an unlikely thread: the clothesline. British filmmaker Steven Lake criss-crosses the world to unravel the reasons and consequences for the banishing of the clotheslines in favour of tumble dryers as our future is hanging on the line!
Directed by The Confederation of Iranian Students.
Shopping Bag, Spirits and Freeway Fetishes: Reflections on Ritual Space explores nine Los Angeles based artists reflecting on ritual in their life and art. Artist David Hammons discusses the role of chance and improvisation in his work while working on sculpture on a waste site while N’Senga Nengudi talks about staging her performances in freeway underpasses. Spanning performance to spoken word, environmental sculpture to music each artist talks about how ritual and cultural traditions informs their work. This experimental essay intercuts interviews, documentation and photographs with the music of Don Cherry seeking to adjust the criteria and language used to talk about artists of colour.
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Australian motorcycle dirt bike extreme sports motocross racing documentary featuring real life off-road motorcycle racers.
A documentary portrait of Peter Mettler’s best childhood friend, who had left home to lead a lavish lifestyle.
In this special volume of the series, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez speaks to members of the international press corps about the advantages of socialism over capitalism and explains why true democracy cannot exist under the latter. Noting that the American empire's practice of privatization, foreign intervention, and violence is not conducive to a humanistic society, Chavez instead offers that the healthiest government is one in which all of its citizens play a role in its construction and development-that the ultimate voice is the voice of the people and that Venezuela will always be committed to maintaining that ideal. Taped on location in Caracas, this briefing is one that will never be shown on American network news and one that should be viewed by anyone who is intrigued by this controversial world leader.
The Chair of the Planning Board of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam, a fellowship of scholars living throughout the world whose work is intended to contribute to social justice, Susan George is the author of more than a dozen books. Born in the United States and now living in/near Paris, George became a French citizen in 1994. From 1999 to 2006, she served as Vice-President of ATTAC France (Association for Taxation of Financial Transaction to Aid Citizens). She is currently focusing her attention on the issue of neoliberal globalization and engaged in a campaign to democratize the World Trade Organization. Join this award-winning scholar for an hour as she reveals the truth behind the history of empire building, neo-colonialism, and the causes of poverty in our world today.
The whole reason the IMAX was built in Rivercenter Mall in San Antonio was to play this movie. It plays every day and is a tear jerker. It covers the fall of the Alamo and is a very poignant portrayal of the men who gave their lives for Texas Independence. After you see it, you can walk over to the Alamo and see where everything took place.
A group of partisan girls and women go on a journey in order to take part in the first Congress of the Anti-Fascist Women in Berat.