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Babette, we ask people not to double post on The D-Word and you asked this in the Mentoring Room, which is where it belongs. This is for recommending documentaries.
In reply to Babette Hoogendoorn's post on Wed 3 Jun 2015:
If you are not sure what a Topic is for, in most cases there is a description at the top
Meant to post this after Hot Docs, but one of my FAVORITE films there was The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young. (And it was made by D-worder Annika Iltis!) Excellent story and characters, so funny and heart-breaking. Well told story and a great ride.
In reply to Dava Whisenant's post on Sun 7 Jun 2015:
Hi Dava, I just came across this post. I'm so glad you enjoyed the film at Hot Docs and really appreciate you mentioning it here!
I think I mentioned this in the pros topic, but I am going to plug KEEP ON KEEPIN' ON here also. It has really stuck with me. GREAT characters.
i would like to share my previous documentary film with all of you. " Unwelcome in Tehran" is a self-portrait documentaryon my decision to divorce.
here is the link of this film : https://vimeo.com/115315458 and its password is : tehran89
In reply to Mina Keshavarz's post on Thu 23 Jul 2015:
Hi mina , I couldn't see your film but as I'm in tehran we are group of film makers if u like you can join us
Greek Crisis - Trillion Euro Secret (Recommended )
Alternative Title: Germany vs Greece
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In reply to Jan-Willem Breure's post on Mon 24 Aug 2015:
I realize you are a new member, welcome! Please do not double post the same content in two different threads.
And furthermore, please read the title at the top - copied below.
This topic is for praising the work of others, not your own. If you want to beat the drum for your own documentary, please don't do it here. Enthusiasts use our Public Classifieds, and Professionals have their own Shameless Self-Promotion topic.
You're welcome to post the link in Public Classifieds, the one Topic where double posts are allowed.
Actually, that would be Fans who use our Public Classifieds. Enthusiasts is so 2013.
In reply to Erica Ginsberg's post on Fri 24 Apr 2015:
I'm thrilled to see someone here admired TOCANDO LA LUZ! I served as a consulting producer on that film, but all creative credit goes to brilliant director/producer Jennifer Redfearn, producer/cinematographer Tim Metzger, and editor David Teague. TOCANDO LA LUZ is not only as well-structured as you describe, Erica, and a great lesson in weaving the stories of multiple characters in a fluid, uncontrived style, but its story offers a rare insight (pun intended; the characters are blind) into daily life in Cuba without falling into any of the usual stereotypes about politics or culture(s) on the island. It's a film that makes me miss Havana, and if you haven't been to Cuba, it will make you even more excited to check it out now that travel restrictions are looser for U.S. citizens. I hope more people will have the chance to watch TOCANDO LA LUZ at various upcoming festivals this year.
On another note, I had a chance to attend a private screening of MEET THE PATELS last week, and it's hilarious!! I was laughing out loud throughout the movie. The filmmakers used animation in creative ways, and I appreciated that they went deep into that stylistic choice, which was totally aligned with the film's tone. I believe it opens theatrically in LA and NY in early September, so keep your eyes open for it.
Yesterday I watched EL SICARIO ROOM 164 by Gianfranco Rosi (& Charles Bowden, 2010) which impressed me as a straightforward and apparently simply made doc about an ex-hitman for the narco traffic in Mexico who tells the story of his life. I also loved BELOW SEA LEVEL by the same director and am very eager to his next project OLTRE LAMPEDUSA.
Another director I am very impressed by the work is Joshua Oppenheimer with ACT OF KILLING followed by THE LOOK OF SILENCE I strongly advise you to watch if you have not had the chance yet. They deal with the massive murders operated in Indonesia in the 60's against political enemies of the regime, massive murders told by those who perpetrated them - as the political regime today in Indonesia still covers and protects those who were responsible for them... Frightening and most powerful. The latter, I saw it at last year's Biennale in Venice and it blew me away (soon to be released in France). The first projection ended with a well deserved 10mn-standing ovation to the director and his main character.
But I guess many of you already know those films.
Always good to get recommendations, Pierre. Whereas Joshua's Oppenheimer's work is very much centre stage these days (with reason), I'm not so familiar with Gianfranco Rosi's work, so thanks for the heads up...
In reply to John Burgan's post on Thu 3 Sep 2015:
G. Rosi got the Golden Lion at Venice 2013 Biennale with another of his intriguing and interesting project, SACRO GRA - not my favorite of his, though.
Congratulations to Thom Powers for getting Michael Moore's superb personal visual essay documentary WHERE TO INVADE NEXT for the opening night of DOCNYC. Narration driven, filled with humor and provocative ideas, this is Moore at his best -- asking Why Not? So much to cover -- a high speed train roaring through the European landscape says volumes economically. A radio journalist in Tunisia urges "Out Speak" and Moore provides his version of Best Practices from each country. As he challenges "American exceptionalism", he looks to Finland its for its educational achievements, but doesn't mention its broadband superiority. How do we get serious discussion of what's needed to emphasize the "we" and lessen the "me" in the U.S.? This film has a chance of moving us in a new direction of recognizing our common humanity.
Hello all! I'm coordinating an up-coming Women in STEM food and film festival and was wondering if anyone can recommend documentaries that addresses this topic. We're presently looking to screen both feature-length documentaries and short films. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated and thanks so much!
Thank you Erica!
In reply to Howard Weinberg's post on Fri 13 Nov 2015:
I saw it last night with Moore and producer Tia Lessin in attendance. Overall I agree with your assessment. It's a different film then previous ones based on confrontation, more mature and reflective. One secret is that the producers do more in-depth research, but only give him the basics so that his reactions are fresher.
Hello Andy, yes I just saw the Code Documentary and met the director who's very nice and quite talented. Code is definitely on the list. Great choice - Simone, I'll check out the film you recommended, thank you both. :)