Showing posts with label Society. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Society. Show all posts

Sep 17, 2019

GTFO: Get the F&#% Out (2015)

This documentary explores the 20 billion dollar industry of video gaming and the troubling misogyny and discrimination against women that pervades it. Shannon Sun-Higginson directs.

Sep 15, 2019

The World Before Her (2012)

Filmmaker Nisha Pahuja shows the tension between traditional and modern values in India through the Miss India Pageant.

Hot Girls Wanted (2015)

A documentary about young women who have been drawn into the sex trade - and how easy it is for a web-savvy generation to end up making porn.

Sep 13, 2019

Don't Panic: The Truth About Population (2013)

Infographic extravaganza with world famous Swedish statistician and showman Hans Rosling. His main message - that our world is profoundly changing in ways most of us simply don't realize - much of it for the better.

Song of Parkland (2019)

Filmed in the months following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, while the Florida school community is grappling with the tragedy, Song of Parkland documents the dedication of drama teacher Melody Herzfeld and her theater students as they return to school and resolve to continue with their production.

Sep 11, 2019

Everybody's an Actor, Shakespeare Said (1968)

An east London youth drama group improvises scenes based upon their everyday life under the tutelage of Joan Littlewood.

Sep 7, 2019

The Deported (2019)

The Deported follows four long term residents of the United States, each with an Order of Deportation over their head, and their families as they have to make critical decisions that will either keep their family together and separate them. Their choices are: 1. to self-deport. 2. To take sanctuary in a church. 3. To fight back legally. 4. To fall into denial and do nothing.

Sep 6, 2019

The Billion Pound Hotel (2015)

The Billion Dollar Hotel is a documentary that explores life in and around the Burj Al Arab Hotel. It follows the experiences of hotel staff at all levels and the highs and lows of working to provide the best possible service where any request by a guest is no problem.

Sep 5, 2019

Junkopia (1981)

A short film that shows Boundless, Surreal objects that are juxtaposed with our present World. Cars, Motorways, noise of our modern society; A giant city in the distance - all that shrouds this lonely and forgotten island of Dreams. Filmed at the Emeryville Mudflats near San Francisco.

Sep 4, 2019

Surviving Progress (2011)

Stephen Hawking, Jane Goodall, Margaret Atwood and others weigh in with their thoughts on whether the pitfalls of progress could actually destroy civilization instead of help it.

Sep 2, 2019

Western (2015)

Drug cartel violence and border politics threaten the neighbourly rapport enjoyed for generations between Eagle Pass, Texas, and Piedras Negras, Mexico.

The Square (2013)

Egyptian revolutionaries battle their leaders and regime to build a new society.

American Addict (2012)

Riveting look at the politics, big business and the medical industry that has made America the most prescription-addicted society in the world. America is less than 5% of the World's population but consumes 80% of the World's prescription narcotics. We have gone from being the land of the free to the land of the addicted.

Sep 1, 2019

Brooklyn Castle (2012)

Chess helps transforms a New York school into one of the city's best, but recession-driven budget cuts threaten to undermine the school's championship chess team.

A Lego Brickumentary (2014)

Filmmakers Daniel Junge and Kief Davidson explore the history and worldwide cultural impact of the LEGO universe.

Autism in Love (2015)

Four adults with varying degrees of autism navigate dating, romance and relationships.

Aug 29, 2019

Wig (2019)

The annual drag festival known as Wigstock showcases various personalities and performances that shape the drag identity and community.

Black Mother (2018)

Filmmaker Khalik Allah becomes immersed in Jamaica's neighbouring worlds of charismatic holy men and equally charismatic prostitutes.

Aug 28, 2019

A Suitable Girl (2017)

This documentary follows three young women in India as they fight to maintain their independence in the face of increasing pressure to marry.

Aug 27, 2019

Racing Extinction (2015)

Filmmaker Louie Psihoyos, along with activists, scientists and others, draws attention to mankind's role in a potential loss of at least half of the world's species.