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Hello Photo
In her startling, exquisitely shot Hello Photo, documentarist Nina Davenport turns the conventions of the travelogue inside out. She takes us to India and abandons us there, leaving us to believe what we see through her eyes. Her movie replicates the experience of being a traveller and thus a voyeur,…
In the Footsteps of Buddha - The Path to Buddha’s Enlightenment
A journey across India walking in the same path that lead to Buddha's enlightenment. Siddhartha Guatama lived 2500 years ago in an ancient land called Maghada, known today as Bihar, the poorest state in India. He was born in Lumbini (Nepal today) into a noble family. At the age of…
Spain: Facing Uncertainty - Spain's Evolving Political State
Spain's transition from dictatorship to democracy, following the death of Franco, amazed the world. Today, Spain amazes for the wrong reasons. Billions wasted in public works. Astronomical unemployment rates, peaking at 58.5% youth unemployment. A royal princess accused of tax fraud and over 600 politicians and public officials implicated in…
Seamonsters
Set in the seaside town of Worthing, England, the title of this film suggests something other than a cute, charming picture. Although Seamonsters would most strongly appeal to a younger audience, almost any person could identify with the thematic elements of this film: the testing of one's breaking point, the…
Ordinary Lives
Mumbai is the financial capital of India, which is predicted to be the most populated city in Asia in 2020. Today, half of the city's population - 7 million people - are living in slums. Such demographics only exacerbate the economic issues and infrastructural problems that exist. While offering solutions…
Kumbh Mela
Part of the Series: Sacred Journeys
Every twelve years, tens of millions of men, women and children gather on the flood plain of the Ganges and Yamuna Rivers in Allahabad, India, for the largest gathering of humanity for religious purposes on the planet, and host Bruce Feiler is there. This is the Kumbh Mela, the great…
Shaun Micallef’s Stairway To Heaven - Gods, Gurus and The Ganges
In his youth Shaun Micallef almost joined the priesthood. Now he wonders if he may have missed his one shot at the answers to life's big questions. Heading to India, a country where spirituality and the search for meaning is very much a national past time, he immerses himself in…
Wrong Side Of The Road
What's it like to be young and black in Australia? Wrong Side of the Road introduces two black, rock reggae bands - No Fixed Address and Us Mob - and follows them through two days on the road The bands' members play themselves, acting out incidents from their own lives…
Yolngu Boy
Lorrpu, Botj and Milika are three Yolngu (Aboriginal) teenagers who once shared a childhood dream of becoming great hunters together. But as teenagers they changed: Botj did bad things which landed him in jail one time, and Milika is more interested in being a good football player and in chicks!…
Barolo Boys - An Italian Wine Revolution
Now known as one of the most famous red wines in the world, 30 years ago, Barolo was unknown to its own production region -- the beautiful Langhe in northwestern Italy. Barolo's current success is mainly due to the courage and initiative of a group of small-scale wine producers, the…
The Shaolin Kid
Andre, an eight year old American boy has just one dream: to be a Kungfu master like Jackie Chan. When he gets the chance to enter the legendary Shaolin Temple, his father takes the heartbreaking decision to follow his son to China. While father and son face the unknown together,…
Swandown - A Journey Through the Waterways of England
Swandown is a travelogue and odyssey of Olympian ambition in which Andrew Kotting (the filmmaker) and Iain Sinclair (the writer) pedal a swan-shaped pedalo from Hastings on the south coast of England via the sea, rivers and canals to London. With modest references to Herzog's Fitzcarraldo mixed with a little…