2005 - 2017

Documentary 23 Documentary

  1. Visual Futurist Syd Mead ("Blade Runner," "Aliens," "Tron") reflects upon the nature of creativity and how it drives the future.

    2 years ago / / /
  2. Our memory is dissipating. Hard drives only last five years, a webpage is forever changing and there’s no machine left that reads 15-year old floppy disks. Digital data is vulnerable. Yet entire libraries are shredded and lost to budget cuts, because we assume everything can be found online. But is that really true? For the first time in history, we have the technological means to save our entire past, yet it seems to be going up in smoke. Will we suffer from collective amnesia? This VPRO Backlight documentary tracks down the amnesiac zeitgeist starting at the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam, whose world-famous 250-year old library was lost to budget cuts. The 400.000 Books were saved from the shredder by Ismail Serageldin, director of the world-famous Library of Alexandria, who is turning the legendary library of classical antiquity into a new knowledge hub for the digital world. Images as well as texts risk being lost in this ‘Digital Dark Age’. In an old McDonald’s restaurant in Mountain View, CA, retired NASA engineer Dennis Wingo is trying to retrieve the very first images of the moon. Upstate New York, Jason Scott has founded The Archive Team, a network of young activists that saves websites that are at risk of disappearing forever. In San Francisco, we visit Brewster Kahle’s Internet Archive that’s going against the trend to destroy archives, and the Long Now Foundation, which has put the long-term back on the agenda by building a clock that only ticks once a year and should last 10,000 years, in an attempt to reconnect with generations thousands of years from now. Directed by Bregtje van der Haak / produced by VPRO Backlight, The Netherlands You can watch the Dutch episode here: http://tegenlicht.vpro.nl/afleveringe... For broadcast rights: www.nposales.com / info@nposales.com.

    2 years ago / / / /
  3. The documentary chronicling the filmmaker's failed attempt to bring the science fiction novel to the big screen.

    2 years ago / / / /
  4. Happy Safari - Pie Brown
    cedric Bernadotte : musique et montage,
    Fred : Strentz


    3 years ago / / /
  5. Gizmo is a documentary about oddball inventions and inventors from the 20th century.Howard Smith`s 1977 documentary about improbable inventions compiles old newsreel footage of wacky inventions in action, (or inaction as the case may be), as well as some inventors` physical quirks and others` daring deeds in "bringing their invention to market," all for your enjoyment. Gizmo! is an irresistible collection of newsreel footage chronicling the inventive spirit in America. We are treated to some of the strangest inventions ever concocted by man, as well as a few forgotten contraptions that seem to make a great deal of sense. Naturally, filmmaker Howard Smith does not let slip the opportunity of showing the inventors at their most foolish, so once again those ubiquitous shots of collapsing one-man airplanes and malfunctioning jet-powered backpacks are trotted out.

  6. Cinquante ans d'archives retracent l'évolution du divertissement : comment la mise en scène de l'intime, dans les années 80, a ouvert un nouveau champ, comment la privatisation des plus grandes chaînes a modifié le rapport au téléspectateur. A l'aide de spécialistes, dont le philosophe Bernard Stiegler, ce documentaire démontre comment l'émotion a fait place à l'exacerbation des pulsions les plus destructrices.
    (Diffusé sur France2 en 2010)

  7. The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent in an unprecedented way, with unlimited opportunities.

    But does democratized culture mean better art or is true talent instead drowned out? 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. presspauseplay.com @presspauseplay Facebook: on.fb.me/y4gEK1

    5 years ago / / / / /
  8. Duration: 58 min.
    Directed by John Hughes

    One way street explores the life and work of German Jewish critic and philosopher, Walter Benjamin, who died escaping the Gestapo in 1940. Although Benjamin's work is little known in this country, he is regarded in Europe as one of the most influential figures in 20th Century thought.

    One way street provides clear and accessible introductions to some of the central ideas in Benjamin's writings. Expert commentary from a range of English scholars situate Benjamin's work in the context of their time and evoke a sense of the excitement that his work has generated. A heightened visual style, montage structure and strong musical treatments correspond in evocative and powerful ways with the concerns and the strategies of Benjamin himself.


  9. Extract of a documentary about Olafur Eliasson.
  10. Exit Through the Gift Shop tells the incredible true story of how an eccentric French shop keeper turned documentary maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner with spectacular results.
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  12. The Atomic Cafe craftily captures a panicked nation, offering a fascinating and witty account of life during the atomic age and resulting cold war
    7 years ago / / /
  13. Art and copy is a powerful new film about advertising and inspiration. Directed by Doug Pray (SURFWISE, SCRATCH, HYPE!), it reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential advertising creatives of our time.. http://artandcopyfilm.org

  14. Trente ans apres la fermeture de la colonie miniere de Schefferville, les Innus, apres avoir pris possession de la ville abandonnee par les non autochtones, font face a un nouveau defi : la reouverture des mines de fer...
    8 years ago / / /
  15. Cattelan is the court jester of the art world and the cartoonist of Conceptualism. Denied permission to meet and interview the artist, Ben brings Cattelan's sculptures to life and sends them on missions to put questions to the artist and his doubles.
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