Documentary

A sound effects specialist meddles with the progress of a story. ... Read more
Following last year's screening of Christian Blackwood's look at obsessive film random and star imagery My Life for Zarah Leander, we now present his latest documentary account of similarly cine-centric but significantly different drives and dreams. For the past two decades, Filipino filmmaker Lino Brocka has used his considerable energies and professional skills to speak out against the corrupt M... Read more
Same set, same crew, different worlds! A nun and a prostitute, obviously divided by their way of life, both separately, quietly and hon­estly explain what makes each other do what they do. Their outlook on the world both spiri­tually and morally shows they have more in common than what they or we think; their blood. Simple and punchy they do not talk about each others profession, moreover, their o... Read more
Enrique Colina specialises in short satirical documentaries with a wicked sense of humour. Here, he examines the poor quality of Cuban products and services - even the film labs it seems!- (TB) ... Read more
that's what little boys are made of. This imag­inative and polished film takes us mto one of the hundreds of women's beauty salons in London. Behind the scenes, appearance is an illusion. Discussion around the leg-waxing table focuses on whether men measure up to the beauty standard, and who really benefits from the bedroom lights remaining on. The film hints tantalizingly at the many broader ques... Read more
A profile of a remarkable man, who at age 98 reflects on a life spent training orphaned boys in the art of 'Kushti', traditional Indian wrestling. His sometimes enigmatic reflections on religion, Indian Independence and physical strength reveal a unique humanitarian. Stylish black and white cinematography of the wrestlers' work-out finds a balletic grace in their simple routines that echoes in the... Read more
Staceyann Chin traces the personal journey of a prominent American Slam poet. The testimonies about her turbulent childhood and quest for sexual identity are intertwined with an exciting subculture, engaging voices, rhythms and cadences of Slam Poetry competition. ... Read more
This film examines the work and philosophy of the Centre for international Theatre Creations and their director, Peter Brook, during their 1 980 Australian tour and their meeting with tribal performers. ... Read more
In November 1979 forty institutionalized mentally handicapped people staged an extraordinary series of mime and dance performances at the Sydney Opera House The film tells the story of this event, concentrating on the experiences of two participants, Chris Dobbin and Romayne Grace. ... Read more
'Stik' lives by his wits on the streets of Melbourne. Stewart Carter and his crew spent weeks with 'Stik' in order to film this slice of life. A second year Swinburne project ... Read more
The story of Maurice Stiller, the silent director, his dog Charly and Stiller's grandson Ruben. When Stiller went to Hollywood, Charly remained in Sweden. It is 1961 and Stiller's grandson, Ruben hears the doorbell ring. When he answers it he finds a dog, Najda. Najda is looking for Charlie. Together with Najda, he tries to find the answers to the questions that have beset them. ... Using the abov... Read more
Meet Mistress Ursula. She's young, she's beautiful, she's successful, and she's very, very happy in her career as a professional Dominatrix. Megan Spencer's new documentary takes us on a tour through the complex and fascinating world that is Female Domination. Don't you dare flinch ... ... Read more
On the streets of São Paulo, a filmmaker and his team set up a shop that makes and sells short films on demand. The vendors provide direction, lighting and editing, and deliver the finished film on DVD later the same day. An exuberant film about filmmaking at its most inventive. ... D/P/S Clarissa Knoll L Portuguese w/English subtitles TD HD Cam/2011 ... Read more
"Observe the man from every single point. Then judge the man any way you want it, Man to man is the greatest secret ever" Nyegosh (1813 1851) Montenegrin ruler poet and philosopher. ... A family lives in an idyllic setting in a remote country village in Montenegro (Yugoslavia). When their sons and other visitors arrive a bus drops them off on a country road near the village. But to reach the villa... Read more
Director Pacek gives a group of pre-adolescents a quick lesson in filmmaking, then hands over the camera. The group's ensuing rampage and street savvy antics are captured with compelling naturalism yielding some chilling images of childhood in poor, suburban Warsaw. ... Read more
Produced for SBS TV Taxi' is a documentary of interviews with taxi drivers at work. Shot without interviewer or narration the cabbies talk frankly about their experiences on the job. Each of the five stories deals with a different aspect—passengers, violence, brotherhood, sex and philosophy. They reveal the dangerous and seedy underbellies of Sydney and Melbourne devil worship suicide death threat... Read more
Most of us may have what we think are innocent fantasies, but this provocative examination of the sexy voice on the phone goes beyond innocence. Regardless of the extent of your knowledge about phone sex, Telewhore will teach you more. ... Read more
Tepu a hermit like Indian wise man returns to Mexico City where the gringos and the half breeds have made it sick. Can it be healed and is he the one to do it? (TH) ... Read more
"I often think [for] the best part of our lives we are enjoying just feeling so much alive and yet so many people [are] dying. A bit of a paradox, isn't it - Gloria Gear (ex A.W.L.A) ... Thanks Girls and Goodbye is a documentary about a group of women who worked on farms during World War Two in Australia - "the land girls ". Officially established by the government in 1942, the Australian Women's ... Read more
On a cold, early morning a couple and their young son Bruno journey from Iheir home to the airport in Geneva. They will endure an emotional day of suspense and uncer­tainty for a meeting that will permanently alter their lives. ... Read more
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