BLACK BOYS illuminates the spectrum of black male humanity in America. An intimate, inter-generational exploration, BLACK BOYS strives for insight to black identity and opportunity at the nexus of sports, education and criminal justice.
A group of bicycle aficionados from Hamburg, Germany made their way to break-in the city of Los Angeles. During 12 days the group scattered the city in all cardinal directions. They cruised through the Barrios of East LA, blazed to the beaches of Venice and ascended the Hollywood Hills. They worked as volunteers at the Midnight Mission on Skid Row to bring attention to the 15,000 homeless people, who are the result of gentrification in LA. They discovered a Velodrome in the Valley and self-tested their consciousness at the LA Gun Club. They attempted to reconquer the ecological desert of Los Angeles and survived the evolutionary pressure to overcome the distances and the traffic. ?Anonymous
Save My Seoul follows two Korean-American brothers as they discover rampant prostitution and sex trafficking in Seoul, South Korea. With the use of hidden cameras and access to pimps, johns, and sex-workers, Eddie and Jason explore and unravel the complexity of the sex trade in Seoul. They learn that this problem is rooted in issues far deeper than lost girls and lustful men. Instead, it's a consequence of the broken Korean culture that turns a blind eye to and condones one of the biggest human injustices of our generation.
Chantal Akerman films her mother, an old woman of Polish origin who is short lifetime, in her apartment in Brussels. For two hours, we will see them eating, chatting and sharing memories, sometimes accompanied by Sylvaine, Chantal's sister. Also, and to show how small the world has become, Chantal remains in contact with her mother at other times of the year via Skype from lands as far away from Belgium as Oklahoma or New York. ?jsanchez
Laika, a stray dog, was the first living being to be sent into space and thus to a certain death. According to a legend, she returned to Earth as a ghost and has roamed the streets of Moscow ever since. Following her trace, and filmed from a dog's perspective, SPACE DOGS accompanies the adventures of her descendants: two street dogs living in today's Moscow. Their story is one of intimate fellowship but also relentless brutality, and is interwoven with unseen archive material from the Soviet cosmic era. A magical tale of voyagers scouting for unknown spaces. ?RAUMZEITFILM Produktion
Goruck's Selection is not only one of the toughest endurance events on the planet, it's also an attempt by its creators to bridge the military-civilian divide. Hosted by a group of Special Forces combat veterans, this 48-hour challenge is a condensed interpretation of the US Army's 24-day Assessment and Selection. For the participants, the event is a chance to test their limits while paying tribute to those who serve. For the Cadre, it's an opportunity to honor their community and connect with civilians. Less than 2% of participants finished the first 18 iterations of the event. Will anyone in Class 019 meet "The Standard?" ?Chase Holden from producers
This mind-expanding, high-tech documentary, hosted by mathematician Dr. Hannah Fry, reveals what data is and how it is captured, stored, shared, and analyzed. Fry tells the story of the engineers of the data age, people most of us have never heard of despite creating a technological and philosophical revolution. Modern society runs on data, making information the world's most valuable asset.
In 1968, five friends took a road trip to climb Cerro Fitz Roy, and documented the whole thing on a 16mm Bolex. Along the way they surfed undiscovered breaks, skied on sand and snow, spent 31-days in a snow cave
Brock: Over the Top is a feature length documentary that not only chronicles the extraordinary life of Australia's greatest racing car driver, Peter Brock, but peels away the surface to reveal the profoundly human story behind the legend. This film is a cinematic, thrilling yet intimately personal portrait of a life lived on the racing track and in the public eye. Using a treasure trove of rare archival material coupled with candid interviews with the key characters in Peter Brock's life including his family, his partners, and closest colleagues, this film tells the epic story of Brock's early obsession with cars, his hard won ascension to the top, his incredible record-breaking victories at Bathurst, his various professional and personal controversies, and his ultimate, tragic death on the race track. ?WildBear Entertainment
In the world of off-road motorcycle racing, Destry Abbott is one of the most iconic riders in the history of the sport - wins, losses, championships, injuries, and failures, the veteran has seen it all. But, this is a story about life, one that goes deeper than just racing. It's a story of personal triumph, a journey of battling with Leukemia and how passion for the sport of off road motorcycle racing and love for family, relinquishes the desire of life's fulfillment both on and off the track. ?Cuyler Ruskin
In Crazy Horse, he pulls back the curtain on Le Crazy Horse de Paris, a landmark that has prided itself as "the best nude dancing show in the world" since 1951. Le Crazy Horse sets itself apart from the average strip club by adhering to exacting standards in choreography, lights and physiques. The erotic revue is composed of songs and sequences that blend traits of old-fashioned burlesque, Bob Fosse and Cirque du Soleil, designed not only for the enjoyment of men, but also couples. ?TIFF
"The impossible only exists until we find a way to make it possible." Mike Horn is one of the most respected adventurers of the world. Together with his climbing partners, Fred Roux and Köbi Reichen, he travels through 13 countries in an attempt to get on top of the most difficult mountain in the world. Immersing into different cultures and breathtaking landscapes, the three explorers get closer to their dream of climbing K2.
This is a story about an 84 year-old-woman trying to take down the third largest industry in the world. Jean Hill, a self-proclaimed warrior, leads historic Concord, Massachusetts on America's first environmental crusade to ban the sale of bottled water. ?Anonymous