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In pursuit of lost time "This is a documentary about the shipwreck excavations along the Aegean-Mediterranean coasts ... after the discovery of the shipwrecks by the sponge divers of Bodrum. In excavating a shipwreck, underwater archaeologists travel back in time. Preserved in these ships is the knowledge of ancient civilizations and cultures. The Institute of Nautcial Archaeology-INA has fully excavated four shipwrecks in Turkey since the 1960's, including the 3,300 year old Canaanite wreck which was brought to the surface at Uluburun ... The film depicts the passion & adventures of modern underwater archaeologists ..."--Videodisc container.
Women in Japan Introduces six women of diverse ages, backgrounds, occupations and regions of Japan. Each woman has spent a significant part of her life abroad, speaking new languages and adjusting to new places, and each discusses how her experience abroad has affected her identity and beliefs.
Buffet Thanksgiving weekend, Las Vegas: a camera journeys through Sin City's all-you can-eat buffets and finds a kaleidoscope of characters behind the food--from tireless chefs preparing gargantuan bowls of ambrosia, to servers who bus endless plates, to hungry diners in search of a culinary jackpot and a portion of the American dream. All You Can Eat Las Vegas brings the happiness and the sadness of the buffet to light, taking the audience on a wild gastronomic voyage behind the scenes of an all-American binge ritual. Buffet follows the food: from kitchen to cornucopia, table to mouth, waste bin to local farm where 6,000 eager pigs feast on buffet leftovers. All along the consumption chain, a diverse cast of characters share their desires, their weaknesses, their pleasures, and their shame [...]
Quiet rage The Stanford prison experiment was a study of the psychological effects of becoming a prisoner or prison guard. The experiment was conducted at Stanford University from August 14-20, 1971, by a team of researchers led by psychology professor Philip Zimbardo.
Le dernier des injustes In 1975, in Rome, Claude Lanzmann filmed a series of interviews with Benjamin Murmelstein, the last President of the Jewish Council in the Theresienstadtghetto in Czechoslovakia, the only "Elder of the Jews" (according to Nazi terminology) not to have been killed during the war. A rabbi in Vienna, following the annexation of Austria by Germany in 1938, Murmelstein fought bitterly with Adolf Eichmann, week after week for seven years, managing to help around 121,000 Jews leave the country, and preventing the liquidation of the ghetto. 2012. Claude Lanzmann, at 87 - without masking anything of the passage of time on men, but showing the incredible permanence of the locations involved - exhumes these interviews shot in Rome, returning to Theresienstadt, the town "given to the Jews by Hit [...]
Les jours heureux "Between May 1943 and March 1944, on the French territory still occupied, 16 men belonging to all political parties, all unions and all resistance movements will forever change the face of France. They will write the program of the National Council of Resistance beautifully titled: Happy days. This program with testimony and comments on the changes to the social system based on the memory of the surviving members of the CNR. This film aims to document the history of these laws, to rehabilitate the original which has now been forgotten. Tell how crazy utopia in this dark period became reality after the Liberation. Tell how the program is dismantled since, questioning the social reality of today, and see how the universal values promoted by this program could irrigate the world tomorro [...]
Le bonheur... terre promise Made by Hasse, after he suffered an accident, was in coma for days, returned to life without his sense of smell, and entered a new phase that affected his personal relationship, the documentary is the record of the trip he made on foot during winter, from the Spanish-French border to Dunkerque, in search of answers to his inquiries, in search of a sense to his recovered life.
Công binh "What do you do when war leaves your factories without workers? You steal the young men from your colonies, like France did during World War II. In the age of imperialism, a colony was a reservoir, not only a source of raw materials, but also of manpower. The oldest or youngest sons of families from Indochina (present-day Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia) with three or more children were forced to go to work in France. These young men who were shipped off to Europe like animals were called Công Binh. Miraculously, some of them are still alive, now elegant monuments of old age. Their offspring gather around them as they talk about their hardships, because their story is seldom told. Their suffering has never been acknowledged, in either the colonial or post-colonial era. And once they were [...]
Naître père Signed a civil partnership contract for thirteen years, Jérôme and François spoke about their desire of child since the beginning of their relation. After an assault course which led them of the adoption to the co-parenthood, they had almost abandoned all hope of starting a family when they saw, two years ago, a documentary on the surrogate mothers. This day, they took back hope and decided to restart the conquest of their paternity. --IMDb.
La Maison de la radio Une plongée au cœur de Radio France, à la découverte de ce qui échappe habituellement aux regards : les mystères et les coulisses d'un média dont la matière même, le son, demeure invisible., "Behind Radio France's walls lie editorial squabbles, sound engineer frustrations, serene opera recordings, and the risqué banter of late night talk shows. Philibert films it all, making La Maison de la Radio an engrossing immersion into a beloved cultural institution, and a must-see for anyone interested in seeing what goes on behind the microphone."--Container.
Entrée du personnel Indiqué sur la jaquette : L'abattoir est loin de tout, tout au bout de la zone industrielle. Au début, on pense qu'on ne va pas rester. Mais on change seulement de poste, de service. On veut une vie normale. Une maison a été achetée, des enfants sont nés. On s'obstine, on s'arc-boute. On a mal le jour, on a mal la nuit, on a mal tout le temps. On tient quand même, jusqu'au jour où l'on ne tient plus. C'est les articulations qui lâchent. Les nerfs qui lâchent. Alors l'usine vous licencie. A moins qu'entre temps on ne soit passé chef, et que l'on impose maintenant aux autres ce que l'on ne supportait plus soi-même. Mais on peut aussi choisir de refuser cela. Entrée du personnel a été réalisé à partir de récits de vie de salariés et de scènes tournées dans de grand [...]
Sur le chemin de l'école Follows four children who live in four corners of the globe but share the same desire to learn. They understand that only education will allow them to better their lives, and for that reason, each day, they embark on high-risk journeys that will lead them to knowledge.
Les fils de la terre Edouard Bergeon's father was a farmer who committed suicide March 9, 1999 at the age of 45. For his son, nothing has changed. The situation is even worse, the pressure on the agricultural world is becoming stronger. In order to document the plight of the farmer Edouard meets and films Sebastien Itard, a young dairy farmer and his family.
Call me Kuchu In Uganda, a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. David Kato, Uganda's first openly gay man, and retired Anglican Bishop Christopher Senyonjo work against the clock to defeat state-sanctioned homophobia. But one year into filming and just three weeks after a landmark legal victory, David is brutally murdered. This depicts the last year in the life of a courageous man whose wisdom, achievements and memory has inspired a new generation of human rights advocates.
Speciesism, the movie Modern farms are struggling to keep a secret. Most of the animals used for food in the United States are raised in giant, bizarre factories, hidden deep in remote areas of the countryside. Speciesism: The Movie director Mark Devries set out to investigate. The documentary takes viewers on a sometimes funny, sometimes frightening adventure, crawling through the bushes that hide these factories, flying in airplanes above their toxic "manure lagoons" and coming face-to-face with their owners.
A time for justice Depicts African-Americans' struggle for civil rights in the South, recalling the crises in Montgomery, Little Rock, Birmingham, and Selma and reveals the heroism of the individuals involved. A Time for Justice was directed by the late Charles Guggenheim, a four time Oscar winner. In the film, the voices of activists trace major events of the civil rights movement, from the death of Emmett Till in 1955 to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Grace Guggenheim, the director's daughter, oversaw the restoration of the film, which won the 1994 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject. It was the first Teaching Tolerance film to win an Oscar. - from publisher.
At Berkeley The University of California at Berkeley, the oldest and most prestigious member of a ten campus public education system, is also one of the finest research and teaching facilities in the world. The film, At Berkeley, shows the major aspects of university life, its intellectual and social mission, its obligation to the state and to larger ideas of higher education, as well as illustrates how decisions are made and implemented by the administration in collaboration with its various constituencies.