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Narrated by Emmy Award winning James Cromwell, an ardent supporter of Indigenous and Civil Rights, the film captures the declining fortunes of the Galpu clan, an aboriginal family led by the aging master didgeridoo craftsman Djalu (sounds like Jahlu) Gurruwiwi. Like anthropologists, over successive trips spanning ten years, filmmaker Joshua Bell and team were able to capture the hopes and fears of an indigenous family struggling to keep their ancient traditions alive within the constraints of the modern world.
Following a tragic motorcycle accident, Mike Bauer found himself confined to a wheelchair, a paraplegic. Used to constant movement and reinvention, Bauer was living in chronic pain when he became a patient of rehabilitative neurosurgeon Dr. Scott Falci. When Falci recognized the signs of depression in his patient and after learning about Bauer's earlier life, which included driving race cars, the doctor conceived of a race car with adaptive controls.
Do plants have feelings? A prolific horror writer, Eric Shapiro has crafted a tense and fast-paced film set around a dining table and the politics of food. Rhoda Jordan and Ben Siegler, a liberal yogini and her more conservative father-in-law, square off on veganism vs. meat-eating, in a PETA-endorsed narrative.
Director William Davenport allows twelve adults with different types of autism to let their voices be heard and explores the challenges, gifts, and distinct perspectives of 12 adults on the autism spectrum. Featuring an introduction by bestselling author, Dr. Temple Grandin, and interviews designed by adults with high-functioning autism, the film discusses many of the problems facing the autism community - from bullying to marginalization and discrimination.
The story of Daniel's journey of growing his idea into a viable company, and to see his dream of improving the lives of his countrymen realized, beginning with the small village of Banko. With controversial stances on sustainable energy, poverty, and African self-sufficiency, the documentary explores what it means to become your own man and the small steps that can change the destiny of a nation.
Celebrity trials are big business, and when the news media comes to town to cover sensational cases, lives are changed and ethical barriers are shattered. If a celebrity is involved, an otherwise unnoticed case of drunk driving, insider trading, rape, or even murder gets more national and local coverage than the real news of the day.
Nearly five decades later, The Beatles are still captivating audiences everywhere and are considered the most influential musicians of all time, according to Rolling Stone. Along with their musical legacy, The Beatles left behind personal stories with those lucky people who were able to share a moment with these legends.
Sal Landau filmed Castro using a 16mm camera in a variety of settings, from military camps to a pickup baseball game to Castro's speech on the 15th anniversary of his attack on Fort Moncada which marked the beginning of the Revolution. Landau captured an unparalleled time into the relationship of the Cuban people with their popular leader, at a time when the country was being transformed internally while internationally vilified.
When two friends take a road trip to the desert in search of meteorites they end up with more than they bargained for and something far more valuable. Consequently, they soon learn that what you find in the desert may not be yours. Written, directed and produced by Jeremiah Gurzi and shot on 16mm Eastman Kodak motion picture film stock with anamorphic prime lenses.
An in-depth dissection of the corporate takeover of the world's food supply and the resulting increases in hunger and poverty. The film explains how the World Food Program revealed in 2010 that more than 1 billion people worldwide are hungry due to increased food prices. The World Hunger Organization calculates that 30 million people starve to death every year - the majority of them being children - and that 90% of their countries are net exporters of food to wealthy nations.
A new documentary film directed by Brian Malone, takes an unbiased look at partisanship and asks: how did it get so bad? The politically charged documentary drills down to the roots of political polarization, examining both parties' tactics, the division of Congress and the role that the media plays in dramatizing events and offers solutions to move beyond it.
In this documentary, through restored vintage audio recordings, Pickford narrates her own story along with actor Michael York. Classic film clips, rare home movies, and cameo interviews with Adolph Zukor (founder of Paramount Studios), famed aviator Amelia Earhart, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Lillian Gish, Buddy Rogers (Pickford's last husband), as well as the only interview ever given by Pickford's daughter, Roxanne Rogers Monroe, give the viewer an in-depth look into the early world of the American cinema.
Contrary to the popular belief that the Pilgrims first landed in Plymouth in 1620, they in fact, initially arrived in Provincetown Harbor, Massachusetts. From the beginning Provincetown, commonly known as "PTOWN," has been recognized for its beaches, its art-inspiring beauty and its booming tourism industry. This premier vacation destination has especially attracted people of the LGBT community due to its openly gay-friendly environment.
Two- time Pulitzer Prize winner, political candidate, journalist, movie director, and social critic are just a few of the titles that Norman Mailer holds. Mailer wrote over 30 books in his lifetime, married six times and had nine children. He died at the age of 84 on November 10, 2077. He lived a tumultuous life that has demarcated him as one of the most memorable iconoclasts of the last century. On May 8, 2012, Cinema Libre Studio will take you beyond the headlines and into the life of this complex man.
Watch as 20 musicians travel to New Zealand and create 10 songs in 3 weeks, a behind-the-scenes experience of the life time! Featuring Neil Finn (Split Enz, Crowded House), Johnny Marr (The Smiths, Modest Mouse), Phil Selway (Radiohead), Ed O'Brien (Radiohead), Tim Finn (Split Enz, Crowded House), Lisa Germano, Wilco members Jeff Tweedy, John Stirratt, Glenn Kotche, Pat Sansone and more, plus Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) in the bonus feature of the 2001 7 World's Collide concert!
On February 9, 1964, Rock & Roll changed forever when the Beatles premiered live on The Ed Sullivan Show. An estimated 73 million viewers tuned in. Teens all across America were glued to their TVs as they witnessed a true turning point in Rock & Roll history. The next day, 10 million teens had something new to do. With their jaws still on the floor and inspiration stirring within, thousands of youngsters knew that their destiny lay in Rock & Roll and the "Teen Scene" was born.
The 2012 election year is underway, the presidential primaries are in full force, and the Occupy Movement seems like a thing of the past. The news media creates the impression that the public has a real choice between the two leading parties. You are allowed to choose either RED or BLUE, but in reality, the parties are the two sides of the same coin which is in the pocket of the corporate elite. Our country is controlled by some very wealthy families and not our chosen government. These families control the main pillars of our society which include; politics, corporations, banks and the media.
The independent circuit, often referred to as the indies, is local in nature, never televised and offers a paltry $5.00 to $20.00 per match. It began to gain ground in the mid-1980s, but when World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) promoter, Vince McMahon, testified in front of the New Jersey State Athletic Commission in 1989 that wrestling was in fact entertainment, regulations were lifted and the indy circuit exploded opening up to anyone who wanted to be a promoter or a wrestler. Since 1990, there have been over 250 wrestling associations organizing local matches throughout the country. Today, about half of them are still in business. With the glitz, the glamour and the popularity of the WWE, the life of an indy pro wrestler is quite the contrary.
This lively documentary, directed by Michael Henning and produced by Diana Oliver, explores the reasons why the United States is the only developed country that still bans the growth of Industrial Hemp. Hemp, which is a durable fiber cultivated from plants of the cannabis genus, can be used for paper, textiles, biodegradable plastics, construction, health food and fuel. Due to its relation to marijuana, it is illegal to grow in the U.S. under Federal law. Hemp is considered a controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act even though it contains minimum levels of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Directed by professional skateboarder-turned filmmaker, Alexander Klein, the film documents the struggles and triumphs in catching a perfect wave in an imperfect land and the brotherhood that exists among surfers. Surfing 4 Peace founded in the Summer of 2007 by Doc Paskowitz, Arthur Rashkovan, an Israeli surfer and surf-industry professional, Dorian's son David Paskowitz and 8-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater, is not a formal organization, but rather a community of concerned surfers and supporters that aims to bridge cultural and political barriers between surfers in the Middle East.
The one-hour documentary, which originally aired on HBO in 2004 as part of their 'America Undercover' series, is a follow-up to Stone's first intimate interview with the Cuban leader, Fidel Castro - the controversial and compelling Comandante, which was shot in 2002. Looking for Fidel will be released for the first time on DVD and VOD platforms in the U.S. by Cinema Libre Studio on April 26, 2011.
Oliver Stone's insightful new documentary will introduce North American viewers to the Presidents of Latin America and their leftist revolution when it becomes available on DVD and Blu-ray on October 26, 2010 with over ninety minutes of special features, including a 2010 interview with Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.
Cinema Libre presents for the first time on DVD in the US, a unique disk featuring three films from the master filmmaker including two documentaries, Locked in Syndrome and Otaku, as well as the director's first short film, Mr. Michel's Dog.
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