April 11, 2013
This darkly comic, genre-bending piece of gonzo journalism from Mads Brügger rips the corroded lid off the global scheme of political corruption and exploitation happening in the Central African Republic. Armed with a phalanx of hidden cameras, black-market diplomatic credentials and a bleeding-edge wit, Brügger transforms himself into an outlandish caricature of a European-African consul.
March 18, 2013
Ethel is about the remarkable life of Ethel Kennedy, told by those who know Ethel best: her family. The film features candid interviews with Ethel and seven of her children. It is a personal portrait of Ethel’s political awakening, the life she shared with Robert F. Kennedy, and the years following his death when she raised their eleven children on her own. It is a rare look inside a political dynasty strengthened by family bonds, compassion for others, and wisdom forged from both hardship and triumph.
March 14, 2013
In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Artic on a trick assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change. But that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history and sparked a challenge within him that would put his career and his very well being at risk.
February 28, 2013
The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent of people in an unprecedented way, unleashing unlimited creative opportunities. But does democratized culture mean better art, film, music and literature or is true talent instead flooded and drowned in the vast digital ocean of mass culture? Is it cultural democracy or mediocrity? This is the question addressed by PressPausePlay, a documentary film containing interviews with some of the world’s most influential creators of the digital era.
February 17, 2013
When a Palestinian and an Israeli marry, they lose the security and social network that are guaranteed other citizens. Wherever they turn for help, they end up in a catch 22 situation. This is a film about a love without legal rights, a Romeo and Juliet story against a political background. Love During Wartime is about the human right to be able to live together. It is about a conflict that everyone has an opinion about, but that few really have any insight into.
January 13, 2013
Duck Beach to Eternity is a documentary film that follows four hopeful singles as they party at an annual “Mormon Spring Break” in Duck, North Carolina in hopes of finding an eternal companion.