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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.




Milos Forman, what doesn’t kill you…

HD - 2011 - Czech Republic - 100 min & 4x56 min - Color

Milos Forman, what doesn’t kill you…

Milos Forman, what doesn't kill you... (original title)


A film by Miloslav Smidmajer

Though there were shot and air a few documentaries about Miloš Forman in the history – it is the theme which cannot make drying up of river, it is really still thrilling and inspiring theme…

There were a lot of changes in his life last fifteen years and his professional career waltzes through some specific turning points and peripetias… We also were in a position to peep into the en famille sneak-holes of his life due to our personal relationship and liason… the sneak-holes, which Miloš Forman seldom has talked about… but which have inspired him and his film creation and which resounded with rare pregnancy and unhoped-for chains of events in his movies.

 

This is no ordinary biography in our documentary. The professional career of the director Miloš Forman is organicly oozed through inscapes of his privacy and is set within the framework of a “short history” of filmmaking. The documentary pursues the idea of how important it is to allow room for films that bring big emotions and that champion the highest values, such as the freedom of mankind. Milos Forman reflects this theme of personal freedom with the rare cogency.

  

There are also framed short interviews of famous actors who had cooperated on most famous movies by Miloš Forman: F. Murray Abraham, A. Bening, W. Harrelson, L. Fletcher, N. Portman etc or short interviews of producers M. Douglas, S. Zaentz or his longstanding cooperator and friend J.-C. Carriere  in our documentary.

 

The documentary was filmed in the USA in Connecticut and New York, in Paris, Madrid and Valencia, and in Prague and other locations in the Czech Republic.




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.




Bye Bye Blue Sky

DVC PRO, HD & HDV - 2011 - United Kingdom - 91 min - Color

Bye Bye Blue Sky

Bye Bye Blue Sky (original title)


A film by Patrick Pasin

For more than 20 years, people all over the world, first in the USA and Canada, have noticed strange persistent trails in the sky done by airplanes. In the meantime, people are more and more ill (multiple sclerosis, alzheimer, cancer, autism, etc. and new diseases like Morgellons appear). The situation is the same with the trees and the plants, and also animals. Is there a link? Are there in the sky illegal sprayings of metallic particles (barium, aluminum, lithium...) and virological agents which are responsible of it? For which purpose? By who?

The military, the scientists, the governments keep replying that everything is normal and they do not do such things. Is it so sure? This documentary proves the contrary. Some information it reveals has since even been deleted by a foreign army.

To answer these questions, many people have been interviewed: scientists, politicians, activists, pilot...

A travel from North America to Europe, from Africa to Asia. One thing is sure: now you will look at the sky!




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.