A highly acclaimed beautifully made documentary about an old fashioned circus in India where about 50 girls, sold by their parents and separated from the rest of society, are trained to become circus artists.
In the summer of 2000, Israeli and Palestinian negotiators were on the brink of reaching a peace agreement. After years of negotiation, both sides seemed ready to move forward. Never before had the dream of peace seemed so close...
An ethnographic poem about Kazakhstan, Chastie follows a nomadic shepherd's camp in Kazakhstan - and indifferently allows you to observe the rhythm of life on the grand, severe steppe. The film consists of thirty sequences that demonstrate that even the most elementary activities (eating, sleeping) can possess a great beauty, bliss and especially humour.
Ou Dede and His Daughters takes the viewer to a China few have seen before - centuries away from the bright neon lights of Shanghai and Beijing. Ou Dede is the village musician and repository of his tribe's culture. With a tradition of passing songs and dances down from father to son, Ou Dede is faced with a dilemma - his three offspring are all female. With the local government deciding that the preservation of traditional Chinese cultures should now be a priority, Ou Dede is faced with either passing his knowledge on to one of his girls or to another boy in the village. This huge cultural crisis facing Ou Dede forms the backbone of this engrossing anthropological study. Who will he choose and what will be the consequences?
Lucy Neiland travels to Kansas and stops at a motel called Dreamland, known for Tim McVay's Oklahoma bombing resident. It is also near Fort Riley where soldiers get ready to be shipped to Iraq. Neiland questions residents about what brought them there and what they think the future holds after 9/11.
An intimate portrait of a couple who live in the slums of Manila. Riles: Life on the Tracks screened in many film festivals, won the Royal Television Award for Best Student Factual Film in the UK, Best Documentary at the CineManila International Film Festival, and was subsequently acquired for broadcast by the British Broadcasting Corporation.
A film about the 1966 North Korean football team who knocked tournament favorites, Italy, out of the World Cup finals in England. The film also provides a rare glimpse of life in modern day North Korea, particularly the lives of the surviving players.
Narrated by British actor John Hurt, Hidden Wars, offers insights about the history of Western involvement in the Middle-East, about the origins of the Gulf war and about the very course of the war itself. It also reveals the hidden U.S. Government's political agenda behind the ongoing embargo strangling the population of Iraq and also about the not-so-mysterious Gulf war syndrome plaguing both veterans and local populations.