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213 THE GANG PROJECT

HD - 2012 - USA - 90 Min - Color

213 THE GANG PROJECT

213 The Gang Project (original title)


A film by Robert E. Ball Junior

213 THE GANG PROJECT is a powerful, moving and highly stylized feature length documentary that dramatically captures the highs and horrors of Los Angeles’ infamous Gang culture -- Black, White and Brown -- behind prison bars and in the streets of L.A but also follows gang members’ wives.

The documentary introduces Zone, Chako, Grumpy and Mr. Cholo with Devil Face, The Aryan Princess, Puppet, Bandit, Tanjareen and Jim Runion.  Music is by Dirty Daniel and Otto of Never Dead, Bill Wandel, Zone, Rick Hard, Final War and Jose Reyes.

“I’m sorry for my sins.  Please forgive me.  If not, then I deserve to go to hell.”

Bandit, of Villa Boyz

 




Sons of the wind

HD - 2012 - French - 96 Min - Color

Sons of the wind

Les Fils du Vent (original title)


A film by Bruno Le Jean

They are Angelo Debarre, Moreno, Ninine Garcia and Tchavolo Schmitt.

They are guitarists. They are gypsies. They play and perpetuate the music of Django Reinhardt.

They have also a certain sense of humor, of friendship and a personal way to live their life standing.

Penetrating in tiptoe in their camps, their caravans or their apartments, we discover between notes and words, a community that preserves an authentic and particular way of life, a taste for difference, where in spite of difficulties, the important thing is the pleasure of playing guitar. 




An African Awakening

DCP - HD - 2012 - France - 93 min - Color

An African Awakening

Sababou (original title)


A film by Samir Benchikh

It is the story of 4 people struggling in Africa in order to change their life …

Each one on his level, they set up ambitious projects.

There is Tiken Jah Fakoly who tries to convince that positive Africa exists. Singer recognized worldwide, he mobilizes politicians on peace actions and tries to support and represent the voice of all these unknown persons who act in everyday life. Among these unknown persons, there are Rosine, Michel and Diabson who have the same purpose … fighting for education, justice and culture. 

FRENCH RELEASE THE SEPTEMBER 6TH 2013




Crulic – The Path to Beyond

35mm, DCP, HD - 2011 - Romania & Poland - 73 min - Color

Crulic – The Path to Beyond

Crulic - Drumul spre dincolo (original title)


A film by Anca Damian

The animated documentary feature-length “Crulic – The Path to Beyond” tells the life’s story of Crulic, the 33 years old Romanian who died in a Polish prison while making hunger strike. The acclaimed Romanian actor, Vlad Ivanov, narrates Crulic’s ironic voice over from beyond the grave. A strong visual style, the result of beautiful hand drawn, collage, stop-motion and cut-cut animation techniques, blend to create a striking, surprisingly integrated and memorable film.




In my mother’s arms

DCP & HD - 2011 - UK, Netherlands, Iraq - 85 & 51 min - Color

In my mother’s arms

In my mother's arms (original title)


A film by Atia Al Daradji & Mohamed Al-Daradji

Husham works tirelessly to build the hopes, dreams and prospects of the 32 damaged children of war, under his care at a small orphanage in Baghdad's most dangerous district. Against this threatening backdrop, with funds running desperately low, the bittersweet dramas of childhood play out: 7-year-old SAIF can only remember his dead mother's name, 'Mejuda', as he faces the taunts of other kids in constant playground battles; teenager MOHAMMED struggles to balance academic life with his search for self-identity; whilst young Salah fears he may never be able to go to school. When the landlord gives Husham and the boys just two weeks to vacate, a desperate search ensues.




Honk!

DCP & HD - 2011 - France - 62 min - Color

Honk!

Honk! (original title)


A film by Arnaud Gaillard & Florent Vassault

At nightfall, on the outskirts of Salt Lake City, surrounded by his family, a grandmother will attend the execution of her husband's murderer.

In Oklahoma, a former death row inmate exonerated after 22 years in prison tells his amazing story.

In Texas, a woman struggles against the criminal justice system for his son to survive, while he is awaiting his execution for 14 years.

In Huntsville, a small provincial town in eastern Texas, the Department of correction performs the executions by lethal injection almost as a weekly ritual.

Based on the numerous absurdities of the death penalty, the film shows through these three characters how this death sentence generates pain, unfairness, violence and inefficiency in the heart of the American society.




Nuclear Nation

HD - 2012 - Japan - 145min - Color

Nuclear Nation

Nuclear Nation (original title)


A film by Atsushi Funahashi

A documentary about the exile of Futaba's residents, the region housing the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

The day after the magnitude 9.0 earthquake on March 11, 2011, Futaba locals heard the hydrogen explosion at Reactor Number 1 and were showered with nuclear fallout. In response, the Japanese government designated the whole town as an "exclusion zone" and 1,400 of the town's residents fled to an abandoned high school 250 kilometers away. The entire community, including the Town Hall office, was moved into the four-story building, making the residents nuclear refugees.

The film portrays the evacuees as the nuclear disaster situation changes over time.