The House I Live In

•July 16, 2013 • Leave a Comment

And as one said, we have to look at the big picture because “[…] people out there in the streets, it is not a problem – it is a manifestation of a problem. It is simply a symptom. It is sort of like saying that the problem with pneumonia is cough. Let’s suppress the cough, and that’s okay. Well you can suppress the cough but lung will be still inflamed…”

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A Citizen with a Movie Camera

•July 16, 2013 • Leave a Comment

“Perhaps through realizing human nature in a shape distant and foreign to us, we shall have some light shed on our own.” Sailing in the highest spheres of delirium, running amok, we have a right to wonder. Because oddly enough in this tale of war, it is as personal as it gets.

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Between Dreams

•July 16, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Perched on the dingy wagon beds, fellow travellers recline as the night approaches falling into the arms of Morpheus. Everything around them is enraptured with drowsiness: the objects, the neighbours, the entire décor reads sleep. The jolting noise of a train sluggishly come in sync with the sound of sleep creating a somewhat hypnotic pacing. This beautifully crafted short documentary attempts to unfetter the dark secrets of passengers through the stories of their dreams.

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Afghanistan — The Unknown Country

•July 16, 2013 • Leave a Comment

By stepping back in time, Afghans seem to find a path for inner peace and hope for a brighter future. Across the ancient Afghan city of Herat, Doucet discovered “the oldest of human desires to rise above daily cares to see what is beautiful and sweet and to celebrate what it means to be Afghan.”

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A Darkness Visible: Afghanistan

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Candid, with much tender and care, Murphy tells the story of Afghanistan. They say, “No one comes to Afghanistan once.” Indeed, there is something about this land that captures imagination and allures to come back. But as the shadow of the war lingers long, “there is a moment when you hold your breath knowing that something so bright might just become dark again.”

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The Up Series

•July 16, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Inspired by the UK-based Granada’s World in Action documentary directed by Michael Apted,  the Russian director Sergej Miroshnichenko too dares to probe the statement by the Jesuit maxim “Give me the child until he is seven and I will give you the man” in his 28Up series “Born in the USSR.

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The Sound of Vision

•July 16, 2013 • Leave a Comment

“I wasn’t sure if I felt special or left out”, Frank Senior reflects on a moment of realization of being blind. Thought-provoking and insightful, this 8-minute documentary, conceived as part of the International Documentary Challenge, captures a glimpse of a man’s journey in the world unseen. Blind from birth, a native New Yorker walks us through the city he has never seen. Alien to light, he finds colors in sounds, voices, and music.

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