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DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: THE STORY OF THE NATIONAL LAMPOON
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 92 minutes
Language: English
Director(s): Douglas TIROLA
Producer(s): Douglas TIROLA, Susan BEDUSA
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2015
Countries of Origin: USA
 
The story of the Rise and fall of National Lampoon. Amid the cultural shift of the 1970s, American comedy got a sharper edge when a newly minted magazine named National Lampoon stuck its middle finger up at the establishment. Energetic, revolutionary, and often hilarious, DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD elevates nostalgia to a roof-raising experience.
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BY SIDNEY LUMET
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 103 minutes
Language: English
Director(s): Nancy BUIRSKI
Cast: Sidney LUMET
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2015
Countries of Origin: USA
 
In a never-before-seen interview filmed a few years before his death, Sidney Lumet guides us through his life and work. Powerfully dramatic and wildly entertaining films such as Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, 12 Angry Men, and Network, are just part of the canon of one of the most socially conscious directors in the history of cinema.
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AMONG THE BELIEVERS
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 84 minutes
Language: English
Director(s): Hemal TRIVEDI, Mohammed Ali NAQVI
Screenplay/Writer(s): Jonathan GOODMAN LEVITT
Producer(s): Jonathan GOODMAN LEVITT, Hemal TRIVEDI
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2015
Countries of Origin: Pakistan
 
Firebrand cleric Abdul Aziz Ghazi, an ISIS supporter and Taliban ally, is waging jihad against the Pakistani government with the aim of imposing Shariah law. His primary weapon is his expanding network of Islamic seminaries for children as young as four. Among the Believers follows Aziz's personal quest, and charts the lives of two of his teenage students who are pawns in his ideological war.
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THE YES MEN ARE REVOLTING
Genre: Environmental, Documentary
Run Time: 92 minutes
Language: English
Director(s): Laura NIX, The YES MEN
Producer(s): Jacques SERVIN (A Human Race), Igor VAMOS (A Human Race), Laura NIX (Felt Films)
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2014
Countries of Origin: USA
 
For two decades, the Yes Men have pulled off spectacular media hoaxes to expose corporate crimes. Now, these hilarious activists are approaching middle age, struggling to stay inspired in their fight against climate change. Can they get it together before the ice caps melt?
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SING ME THE SONGS THAT SAY I LOVE YOU
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 109'
Language: English
Director(s): Lian Lunson
Producer(s): Lian Lunson, Teddy Wainwright
Cast: Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Anna McGarrigle, Jane McGarrigle, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones
Delivery Status: None
Year: 2012
Countries of Origin: USA-Canada
 
This rousing tribute to Canadian singer-songwriter Kate McGarrigle was recorded at New York City's Town Hall in May 2011 and features her famously musical family - children Rufus and Martha Wainwright, older sisters Anna and Jane - and equally gifted friends including Emmylou Harris and Norah Jones. Kate died in January 2010, leaving a legacy of captivating harmonies and bittersweet lyrics. Australian filmmaker Lian Lunson (Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man) interweaves concert footage with family memories in this immensely enjoyable and moving homage.
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THE GATEKEEPERS
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 95
Language: Hebrew
Director(s): Dror Moreh
CoProduction Partner(s): Arte France, NDR, IBA, RTBF
Producer(s): Estelle Fialon, Dror Moreh, Philippa Kowarsky
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2012
Countries of Origin: Israel-France-Germany-Belgium
 
For the first time ever, six former heads of the Shin Bet, Israel's secret service agency, agree to share their insights and reflect publicly on their actions and decisions. Intimately interviewed, they shed light on the controversy surrounding the Occupation in the aftermath of the Six Day War.
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STATE 194
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 98
Language: English, Arabic
Director(s): Dan Setton
CoProduction Partner(s): Participant Media, Set Productions
Executive Producer(s): Diane Weyermann, Jeff Skoll
Producer(s): Dan Setton, Elise Pearlstein
Agent: Cinephil
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2012
Countries of Origin: USA, Israel
 
Filmmaker Dan Setton gained unprecedented access to the highest circles of the Palestinian leadership as he chronicles Prime Minister Salam Fayaad's quest to have Palestine recognized by the United Nations as an independent state.
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THE ACT OF KILLING
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 116' / 156'
Language: Indonesian
Director(s): Joshua Oppenheimer, Christine Lee, Annonymous
CoProduction Partner(s): Final Cut for Real ApS, Piraya Film AS, Novaya Zemlya Ltd, Spring Films Ltd.
Executive Producer(s): Errol Morris, Werner Herzog
Producer(s): Signe Byrge Sørensen, Joshua Oppenheimer, Christine Cynn, Joram ten Brink, Michael Uwemedimo, Anne Köhncke, Torstein Grude
Agent: Cinephil
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2012
Countries of Origin: Denmark-Norway-UK
 
In this chilling and inventive documentary, the unrepentant former members of Indonesian death squads are challenged to re-enact some of their many murders in the style of the American movies they love.
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ART / VIOLENCE
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 75'
Language: Arabic, English
Director(s): Batoul Taleb, Mariam Abu Khaled, Udi Aloni
CoProduction Partner(s): Dig the Movie LLC
Producer(s): Batoul Taleb, Mariam Abu Khaled, Udi Aloni
Agent: Cinephil
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2013
Countries of Origin: Palestine-USA
 
Inspired by characters from "Alice in Wonderland" "Waiting for Godot" and "Antigone", young Palestinian actresses deal with the military occupation and gender oppression, violence and grief on stage and in life. Following the lead of their beloved director and peace activist Juliano Mer-Khamis who was murdered on April 4th, 2011 outside the Freedom Theater in the Jenin Refugee Camp in the West Bank, they use their imagination in an unpredictably brutal environment creating an artistic rebellion; a vivid and brave portrayal of a young, active generation of Palestinians.
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A PLACE AT THE TABLE
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 84'
Language: English
Director(s): Kristi Jacobson, Lori Silverbush
CoProduction Partner(s): Participant Media
Executive Producer(s): Jeff Skoll, Christina Weiss Lurie, Tom Colicchio, Diane Weyermann for Participant Media, Jeffrey Lurie
Producer(s): Lori Silverbush, Kristi Jacobson, Julie Goldman, Ryan Harrington
Agent: Cinephil
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2012
Countries of Origin: USA
 
Around 49 million Americans struggle with the problem of not knowing where their next meal is going to come from. The stories of three people from Colorado, Pennsylvania and Mississippi shed light on the underlying causes of this huge problem. Rosie is so hungry that she can’t concentrate on schoolwork. Young Tremonica is severely overweight and suffering from asthma because of the cheap high-calorie food she gets at home - but it’s the only food her mother can afford. And Barbie, a single mother of two, struggles to get nourishing food for her young ones. As we watch the detrimental impact of malnutrition on the physical and mental development of Rosie, Tremonica and Barbie’s children, the film highlights various social, economic and cultural causes.
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CINEMA JENIN
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 95'
Language: Arabic, English, with English subtitles
Director(s): Marcus Vetter
CoProduction Partner(s): SWR, BR, ARTE, YES Docu, MFG Baden-Wurttemberg, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenberg, DFFF Deutscher Filmforderfons, Sundance Institute, The Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts: Cinema Project.
Producer(s): Marcus Vetter, Uwe Dierks, Thomas Grube, Philippa Kowarsky
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2011
Countries of Origin: Israel-Germany
 
An ambitious initiative to re-open a previously abandoned cinema in the West Bank city of Janin offers a nuanced and textured view into the city and the dedicated, loyal, and often conflicted group of people who follow a dream.
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LOVE FREE OR DIE
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 90’
Language: English
Director(s): Macky Alston
Producer(s): Sandra Itkoff
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2012
Countries of Origin: USA
 
Love Free or Die is about a man whose two defining passions are in direct conflict: his love for God and for his partner Mark. Gene Robinson is the first openly gay bishop in Christendom. His consecration in 2003, to which he wore a bullet-proof vest, caused an international stir, and he has lived with death threats every day since. Truth follows Robinson from small-town churches to Washington's Lincoln Memorial to London's Lambeth Palace, as he calls for all to stand for equality - inspiring bishops, priests and ordinary folk to come out from the shadows and change history.
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WHEN THE DRUM IS BEATING
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 88'
Language: English, Creole with English sutitles
Director(s): Whitney Dow
CoProduction Partner(s): ITVS, NBPC, Sundance Institute
Producer(s): Whitney Dow, Jane Regan, Daniel Morel
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2011
Countries of Origin: USA
 
A journey through Haiti's tortured history with the music and memories of the members of Septenrional, the country's oldest and most celebrated big band
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SOMEWHERE BETWEEN
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 93'
Language: English
Director(s): Linda Goldstein Knowlton
Producer(s): Linda Goldstein Knowlton
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2011
Countries of Origin: USA
 
The product of China's 1979 one-child policy, four remarkable Chinese American teenage girls, adopted from orphanages in the 1990's share their stories - the unbearable clash of cultures, painful abandonment and the warmth and love of the new families
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ONE DAY AFTER PEACE
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 88'
Language: English, Hebrew, Arabic with English subtitles
Director(s): Erez Laufer and Miri Laufer
Producer(s): Erez Laufer
Delivery Status: Post Production
Year: 2012
Countries of Origin: Israel
 
Robi Damelin, an Israeli of South African origin, lost her soldier son in the occupied territories. Robi tries to reconcile with her son's Palestinian killer, however he refuses, stating that her son was part of the occupation army. Now Robi travels to South Africa, 15 years after the end of Apartheid to seek answers from the South African model of the Truth and Reconciliation Committees, can this model ever work in Israel ? Robi returns home in order to broker a new kind of forgiveness in the Israeli/Palestinian communities and support of the release from jail of the guy who killed her son.
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SIX MILLION AND ONE
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 93'
Language: Hebrew, English, German with English subtitles
Director(s): David Fisher
CoProduction Partner(s): ZDF/Arte, Yes Docu
Producer(s): David Fisher
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2011
Countries of Origin: Israel
 
Following his father's memoir, the filmmaker 'drags' his siblings across Austria and the US attempting to unravel his life's mystery; funny and intimate, this isn't a film about the holocaust.
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GYPSY DAVY
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 95
Language: Englis, Spanish
Director(s): Rachel Leah Jones
Producer(s): Philippe Bellaiche
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2012
Countries of Origin: Israel
 
GYPSY DAVY tells the story of David Jones, stage name: "David Serva," an American white-boy with Alabama roots who became a Spanish Flamenco guitarist in Andalucian boots and fathered five children to five different women along the way; one of those children is the director of the film.
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HITLER'S CHILDREN
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 78
Language: English, German, Hebrew with English subtitles
Director(s): Chanoch Ze'evi
CoProduction Partner(s): MDR, WDR, SWR, TSR, Reshet TV
Producer(s): Chanoch Ze'evi (Maya Productions), Simone Bauman (Sazonia Entertainment)
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2011
Countries of Origin: Israel-Germany
 
Descendants of the most powerful figures of the Nazi regime (Hoess, Goering, Himmler and Frank) were left a dark inheritance that associates them with one of the greatest abominations in history
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EPILOGUE
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 90'
Language: Dutch with English subtitles
Director(s): Dutch with English subtitles
CoProduction Partner(s): Mollywood, Noord Film and Lichtpunt
Producer(s): Ellen de Waele (Serendipity Films)
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2011
Countries of Origin: Belgium
 
Diagnosed with terminal cancer, Neel decides to orchestrate her own death. Epilogue offers a unique and extraordinary insight into her final months and her family's heartbreaking acceptance and love.
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WHERE SOLDIERS COME FROM
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 90'
Language: English with English subtitles
Director(s): Heather Courtney
Producer(s): Heather Courtney
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2011
Countries of Origin: USA
 
From a snowy small town in Northern Michigan to the mountains of Afghanistan and back, Where Soldiers Come From follows the four-year journey of childhood friends, forever changed by a faraway war.
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HOOD TO COAST
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 90'
Language: English
Director(s): Christoph Baaden
Producer(s): Christoph Baaden
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2011
Countries of Origin: USA
 
Heartfelt, funny and inspiring, the documentary Hood to Coast follows four very different teams on an epic journey to conquer the world’s largest relay race. A 67 year old heart attach survivor returns to conquer the race that nearly killed her, a family in mourning runs to honor the memory of their beloved, a group of film animators test the limits of their athleticism (or lack thereof), and a group of aging jocks show they still know how to have a good time. A celebration of personal determination and the power of family and friends, Hood to Coast proves that you’re never too old or too young to attempt the extraordinary.
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LOST BOHEMIA
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 78'
Language: English
Director(s): Josef Birdman Astor
Producer(s): Jody Shields, Jonathan Ferrantelli, Anne Carey
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2011
Countries of Origin: USA
 
For over a century New York’s Carnegie Hall rented work-live studio spaces atop the famous music hall to artistic tenants such as Marlon Brando, Paddy Chayefsky and Isadora Duncan. “As a tenant with unlimited access into this little known world, I began to videotape my neighbors whose lives intersected with decades of artistic history. But the project took an abrupt turn when The Carnegie Hall Corporation terminated all our leases, and instigated a plan to eliminate the 115 year old artists colony put in place by Andrew Carnegie”. Lost Bohemia follows the protracted battle by the tenants to preserve their community and the rich heritage of the studios
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MAORI BOY GENIUS
Genre: Lifestyle
Run Time: 85mins
Language: English/Maori with English subtitles
Director(s): Peitra Brettkelly
Producer(s): Peitra Brettkelly
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2012
Countries of Origin: New Zealand
 
At 4, Maori boy, Ngaa Rauuira, learnt English, at 12 he began his first university degree, at 14 he googled international polities and came up with Yale University and at 16, he went. “He’s been chosen. He’s a tohunga, a wiseman. But really he’s just a child”.
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