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Alaska Long Hunters

Directors Mark Rose, Mark Rose
United States
Runtime  57:26
Completion Date: March 15, 2021

This award winning story follows the life of a young pilot who flew in Alaska’s frontier arctic. Experience the front-seat thrills of bush planes and helicopters operating in the most dangerous conditions on earth, airborne among the magnificent mountains, glaciers and rivers that only Alaska has to offer. Includes true-life experiences of accidents, comradeship, humor and heartbreak of life in early Alaska, gone forever when dismantled into parks in the 1980’s.


 

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EL MURMULLO DE LA MARIMBA

Director Greta-Marie Becker
Germany
Runtime   01:19:10
Completion Date: 2020-10-25

The marimba is the bridge between Africa and Latin America. The sound of the wooden xylophone connects the present-day life on the Ecuadorian Pacific coast with its African roots. Hundreds of years ago, the marimba music came to Ecuador, travelling across the sea in the hearts of the enslaved African people.
Stormy drum rhythms and the gentle, undulating melodies remind us of the violence experienced during slave trade and colonial rule and also tell the story of the centuries-old musical resistance of the Afro-Ecuadorian community. In 2015 the marimba music has been declared as an UNESCO

 

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THEY HAD NAMES

Director Wojciech Szumowski
Poland
Runtime  56:38
Completion Date: January 28, 2021

The fate of Polish Jews during the occupation. Who helped them? And who informed on them and condemned to death? Wojciech Szumowski tells the history of Niepołomice near Kraków, where nearly 700 Jews were executed in 1942.

 

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Laura's Choice

Directors Sam Lara, Cathy Henkel
Australia
Runtime  01:46:00
Completion Date: October 1, 2021

Laura Henkel is eccentric, outspoken, feisty and 90 years old. She has also decided she wants to end her life on her own terms.

Unlike other subjects of documentaries on this topic, she does NOT have a terminal illness; she is just old, wants to be in control of the process, and be allowed to go with dignity. And she asks her daughter Cathy and granddaughter Sam, both filmmakers, to make a film about it.

 

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La Sangre de Bolivia

Director Julia Blagny
France
Runtime  52:00
Completion Date: 2021-10-07

Water is the esence of all life. It drews the Earth and the history of mankind.
But it can turn into danger and even poison
The rivers of Bolivia, veins of the heart of South America, are turning black, red and even disappear

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The Soldier's Uniform

Director Gary Kent
Australia
Runtime   38:00
Completion Date: October 28, 2020

This 38 mins film is based on my book, Legacy of Rescue: A Daughter's Tribute, about the Righteous Gentile who saved my father's labor battalion of 140 Hungarian Jews. It was directed by Australian minister and archeologist Gary Kent, co-produced by Robyn Kent and myself, and was filmed in my hometown of Tokaj, Hungary in 2019. Fragments of Jewish life in Tokaj are depicted, and included are interviews of the rescuer's grandson and great granddaughter, my brother Henry Fuchs and me. Born after the war, we lived in Tokaj until our escape to the U.S. in the wake of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.

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Infected Abroad 2019

Director Manchhiring Tamang
Nepal
Runtime  15:00
Completion Date: September 21, 2021

This is a short documentary based on Covid 19 survivor story. A young man who lives in New York City, leaving his family members thousand of miles away suffers from Covid 19 amid the horrific first wave during March, 2020. It is the autobiography of a young covid 19 survivor who was away from his family. It is made to exhibit the relationship between the family members, especially when one suffers from severe illness abroad and away from his family.

 

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Portrait of a missionary

Director YIN XIN
France
Runtime  01:20:00
Completion Date: April 5, 2021

Father Charbonnier has spent 60 years of his life announcing the Gospel of Christ to Asia, China. his reflexion and research, Christian Faith melts into Chinese culture where it flourishes. he enters deeply into the Buddhist and Taoist ways as well as into the spiritual background of Chinese Marxism.
Film was produced and directed by Yin Xin, It is his first feature film.

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Dry Bones : A Peoples' History of the Jews - as told by a Black German living in Nazi Germany

Director August Braam
United States
Runtime  02:34:00
Completion Date: August 16, 2021

Feirefiz Ahrenthal was a black German who lived in Nazi Germany. He wrote a manuscript on Jewish history that presented strong evidence that Hitler could not destroy the Jewish people. Because of this, Hitler had Feirefiz arrested and executed. This film is a visual presentation of Feirefiz's manuscript, with a brief biography of his life.

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PANDEMANIA

Director Judson Vaughan
United Kingdom
Runtime  01:03:36
Completion Date: May 30, 2021

Documentary following the struggles of five housemates during a pandemic and their communication with the outside world. Made during the 2020 and 2021 pandemic, shot in real-time.



 

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SARA'S Journey

Directors Pavel Vogler, Sara Vogler
United States
Runtime 08:11:00
Completion Date: August 11, 2021

For Sara Vogler, adversity isn't necessarily a bad thing - she sees it as an opportunity to grow, adapt, and overcome. This film documents Sara's journey with her involvement with CrossFit and various different competitions. Her recent involvement with Santa Clarita Valley CrossFit gave her motivation and encouragement to know that anything is possible.


 

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UTRO, VECHER, MOLOKO

Director MARINA FOMENKO
Russia
Runtime   22:00
Completion Date: 2020 - December

A cattle farm in Siberia, exemplary once, and now slowly slipping into decline. Rebellions are foreign to this animal farm. It is home for cows who give milk. Their whole life is spent between the cowshed and the breeding stalls, dedicated to making a healthy product. Each day they?re waiting for a dairymaid to come and relieve them of the burden of milk. It is one day in the life of the farm: morning milking, evening milking, breeding stalls, farm dairy. Dairy workers arrive before daybreak. The space inhabited by cows is invaded by people, combining animals and machines, creating cow hybrids with mechanical udders. At sunset, dairy workers return for another milking session. The milk is transported to the farm dairy and leaves the facility soon after. In the stalls, calves are born, thus, temporarily returning cows to their natural lives. A handful of women perform backbreaking and low-paying work to maintain the cowshed.

 

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OLEG

Director Nadia Tass
United States
Runtime 01:37:00
Completion Date: April 22, 2021

Based on his soon to be published autobiography, OLEG tells the incredible life story of Oleg Vidov. Born in communist Russia to a teacher, by the age of 25, Oleg had become one of the Soviet Union’s most celebrated actors of his time. However, no amount of fame could save him from the political system that tried to control his life. He married into General Secretary Brezhnev’s inner circle only to wind up blacklisted, threatened with death, and forced to defect to the West. Reinventing himself in Hollywood, his efforts to counter anti-Russian stereotypes were attacked by the same forces that ruined his career decades earlier. Finally, in October 1991, with Oleg’s fears of persecution calmed by rise of perestroika, he returned to Moscow to star in a Danish film. Two months later, on Christmas Day 1991, President Gorbachev resigned from office and the USSR collapsed.

 

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The custodians of the Andean gold

Director Marcella Menozzi
Italy
Runtime 32:25
Completion Date: April 10, 2021

In the Peruvian and Bolivian Andes, more than 3 800 meters above sea level, live alpaca and vicunia breeders. Quechua and Aymara families protect their animals live off of the sale of the animals’ fiber. Gold mining is another activity that predates the Conquest and is widespread among families living in the border area between Peru and Bolivia. The difficult compatibility on the same territory of these two production activities increases the need for environmental protection and workers' rights. It has become indispensable to support producers so that this activity does not disappear with the migration of native peoples, abandoning traditions and animals.

 

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The Scariest Movie Ever Made (2020)

Director kj ozborne
United States
Runtime  03:26:00
Completion Date: January 1, 2020

This is the sequel to my original documentary The Scariest Movie Ever Made (2007) which has garnered a 'cult following' online. What is the scariest movie ever made? You are living in it!




 

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Golden Dawn a public affair-how to resist

Director Angelique Kourounis
Greece
Runtime  01:57:47
Completion Date: February 4, 2021

How to fight far right, fascist and nazi ideas that are contaminating institutions all over Europe? The story of the trial against Greek neonazi party Golden Dawn that lasted more than 5 years is one of the answers



 

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ESTOS MUROS

Director Alberto Pascual
Spain
Runtime  01:07:33
Completion Date: September 1, 2021

From the fortuitous encounter of some ruins next to a train track, we discover one of the dark episodes of Spain's past: the forced labor system implemented during the Franco dictatorship.


 

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Shave to Reborn

Director Ellen Pun
China
Runtime  01:30:00
Completion Date: June 1, 2021

Mt. Koya was snowy, suddenly, the shaved hair fell gently on snow… The one who has had his hair cut was stirred up with memories, let bygones be bygones, all troubles left with the hair…
“Shave to Reborn” is a unique documentary, it records how 41 students of Shingon Buddhism practiced unusual lives to become Acārya (Preceptor of Shingon Buddhism).

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The Unlost Homeland

Director Eftychia Fragou
Greece
Runtime 02:11:18
Completion Date: December 31, 2020

"The UnLost Homeland" follows the story of 12 Greeks from Constantinople who lived through the Istanbul pogrom of 1955 in Turkey.
It is notorious in modern history as the only pogrom of such magnitude to have taken place during peacetime. The camera lens together with the presenter transport us to the stories of all the refugees who were forced to leave their country as well as of one Turk who is in self-exile. These are the stories of everyday people who were brutally uprooted.

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HENRICH GORCHAKOV (1919-2016) -
THE LAST WRITER FORBIDDEN IN RUSSIA

Director: Igor Nizhnik
Israel
Runtime 17: 31
Completion Date: 2021

A conversation with Leia Gorchakova about the her husband -  the writer Genrikh Gorchakov and his book, an autobiographical documentary novel, which tells about the prison-camp period of the writer's life in Russia. Why is this book very modern? The viewer will receive answers by watching the film.

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The Prism for Post Corona

Director   Seung-il Chon
South Korea
Runtime   23:00
Completion Date: Oct-2020

What did mankind realize through the COVID-19 outbreak? This work focuses on the role of art, healing possibilities, and psychological and mental quarantine issues that are emerging in the post-corona era. It also tells questions and answers through interviews with experts and animated composition of various experimental footages. This work visualizes artistic wavelengths and dispersion for the spreading and sharing of the positivity of human nature, the restoration and practice of altruistic sensibilities, and the recovery of trust and being connected in the post-corona era with various techniques. Art can stabilize the human mind, and positivity brings people back together in adversity, comforts them, and blooms the flowers of life.

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We Stay Here

Director Vinit Parmar
Germany
Runtime 01:04:00
Completion Date: June 1, 2021

Seven children from war-torn countries of Syria, Libya, Kosovo and Serbia, flee as refugees to stay in Berlin. Kristin Frohnapfel, their shelter manager, protects them as their surrogate mother, but can she protect them against a wave of challenges sweeping Germany? Nazi-sympathizers march against the refugees, supported by local Germans. Hundreds of shelters are burned down by arsonists. Is their camp next? Will Germany allow them to stay or expel them? The kids change Kirstin’s life in ways she had not expected.


 

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The Meaning of Life is This: Chris Gantry Stories, Songs, and Sermons

Director Demetria Kalodimos
United States
Runtime 01:10:10
Completion Date: April 21, 2021

Chris Gantry has written something every day for nearly 65 years. . Songs, stories, sermons, poetry, manifestos, grocery lists...they all are examples of a man consumed and in love with the empowerment of self expression. Yes he's had a big hit song, yes he's had a few valleys, but despite the isolation of a pandemic and a string of cancelled gigs, his social media crowd has kept him creating. Kristofferson, Cash, Rabbitt, Shel Silverstein, they were his running buddies. They've all crossed the musical finish line. Chris is still in the race.

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Everlasting Tape

Director Haley Keegan
United States
Runtime 26:24
Completion Date: July 19, 2021

Everlasting Tape is an exploration of the art of coupling music and visuals. In this series of vignettes filmmaker Haley Keegan pairs original musical compositions with stock footage from various eras of film, showcasing the tangible connection between these two mediums.



 

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Field Notes

Director Catalina Kulczar
United States
Runtime  6:19
Completion Date: May 4, 2021

Choreographer Catherine Galasso and her team create a dance performance in the middle of the pandemic in just six days and perform it to sold-out, outdoor and socially distanced audiences in Fall 2020.


 

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A Community Under Fire

Directors Harrison Thane, Matt Thane
Australia
Runtime  22:57
Completion Date: April 30, 2021

We tell the story of a small but special regional town in during Australia's 2019-2020 Black Summer bushfire season.
We highlight the importance of community – everyday people doing extraordinary things to help our community survive and recover.


 

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Petit Rat

Director  Vera Wagman
United States
Runtime  44:00
Completion Date: April 9, 2021

In 1940, a French Jewish girl's dream of becoming a ballerina is cut short by World War II. She vows that if she has daughters, they will become dancers. Nearly 80 years later, she and her two daughters confront the impact of that pledge. Petit Rat is a portrait of three women, bonded by the intergenerational trauma of war and uplifted by the resilience of familial love.


 

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The United States of Fashion Designer Elie Tahari

Director  David Serero
United States
Runtime  01:05:00
Completion Date: May 11, 2021

Fashion Designer and Mogul Elie Tahari, has been living the American Dream for more than 50 years. He came to New York in 1971 with less than $100 in his pocket, slept on benches in Central Park, and went on to build a billion-dollar fashion empire.