Category: Documentary

March 29, 2020 / Documentary

A documentary on youth gang violence in Los Angeles and the special police detail which is designated to fight it.

March 19, 2020 / Biography

Acclaimed British filmmaker Peter Watkins collaborates with twenty-four students from the Swedish Folk High School in Biskops-Arno to craft this highly unconventional look at the life of controversial 19th Century dramatist August Stindberg. An iconoclast who flouted the conventions of then-contemporary society to promote political and social change, Stindberg and his freethinking followers were considered outcasts whose revolutionary ideas posed a great danger to the standards of society. By purposefully structuring his film in a carefully layered, spiral manner, director Watkins aims to reflect the filmmaker’s admitted concern over the influence of mass media while simultaneously suggesting ways in which that same media might share its unique power with the people in the not-so-distant future.

March 15, 2020 / Documentary

Pollet provides an insight into life on the leper colony of Spinalonga, an island off Crete, through the eyes of Raimondakis, who tells the story of his life to the camera after having been excluded from his community to spend years of his life on the island with his fellow sufferers. Themes addressed include love, community, companionship and death and the importance of these values to all people whatever their state of health.

March 8, 2020 / Documentary

Afro Promo is a feature-length compilation of one-of-a-kind, archival coming attractions trailers from black films of the 1940s, ’50s, ’60s and early ’70s. This historical overview scans the social issue films, plantation dramas, and African safari movies of the 1950s and ’60s, blaxploitation, music and sports biographies, and other genre examples of the ’70s, as it tracks the burgeoning careers of such popular stars as Sidney Poitier, James Earl Jones, Billy Dee Williams, Bill Cosby, and Dianna Ross. Entertaining and educational, Afro Promo provides a compact glimpse at the representation of African Americans through thirty dynamic years of American cinema history.

March 3, 2020 / Documentary
February 29, 2020 / Documentary

Two English girl babies are switched by mistake in a 1930s hospital, but by being raised by parents other than the real ones, their lives are enriched.

February 29, 2020 / Documentary

The film depicts teenagers throughout the world in revolt against society. In sequences filmed in the United States, Great Britain, Sweden, France, Italy, and Japan, the teenagers are shown to share a belief that no restrictions should be placed on their actions or their thoughts. The picture concentrates on sexual freedom, the drug problem, birth control, fashion, and rock music. The scenes include American youth using marijuana and LSD, teenagers engaging in sex, and a discussion of campus morals with a college student. 

February 29, 2020 / Documentary

A short documentary made in 1963 by Jerzy Bossak and Wacław Kaźmierczak featuring unique archival footage of the Jewish Ghetto of Warsaw. The Warsaw Ghetto (pol. “Getto Warszawskie” ) was the largest of all Jewish Ghettos in Nazi-occupied Europe during World From there, about 254,000 Ghetto residents were sent to Treblinka extermination camp during the three months of summer 1942.