Director: Alison Klayman
A documentary that chronicles artist and activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and gets into an increasing number of clashes with the Chinese government.
Country: Germany, USA
Genre: Biography, Documentary
Director: Marcus Vetter, Karin Steinberger
MARTIN ARMSTRONG, once a US based trillion dollar financial adviser, used the number pi to predict economic turning points with precision. When some big New York bankers asked him to join ...
Director: Alex Winter
A documentary that explores the downloading revolution; the kids that created it, the bands and the businesses that were affected by it, and its impact on the world at large.
Director: Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe
A group of teachers at a Mojave Desert high school take an unconventional approach to improve the lives of their struggling students.
Director: Paul Cox
A journey of love and finding ones true self in a time of crisis.
Country: China, France
Director: Liang Zhao
Under the sun, the heavenly beauty of grasslands will soon be covered by the raging dust of mines. Facing the ashes and noises caused by heavy mining , the herdsmen have no choice but to leave as the meadow areas dwindle. In the moonlight, iron mines are brightly lit throughout the night. Workers who operate the drilling machines must stay awake. The fight is tortuous, against the machine and against themselves. Meanwhile, coal miners are busy filling trucks with coals. Wearing a coal-dust mask, they become ghostlike creatures. An endless line of trucks will transport all the coals and iron ores to the iron works. There traps another crowd of souls, being baked in hell. In the hospital, time hangs heavy on miners' hands. After decades of breathing coal dust, death is just around the corner. They are living the reality of purgatory, but there will be no paradise.
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Director: Aku Louhimies
Esther,14, dreams of Hollywood stardom; but her entire world is about to change. 1942. Norway. To ensure her survival, Esther is forced to masquerade as male farmhand, and quickly becomes a valued part of her capturer's family. With time running out to escape, tensions on the farm reach a boiling point. Driven by secrets, lies and impossible choices, everyone must ultimately choose between self-preservation, sacrifice and the powerful bonds of family.
Director: Guillaume Maidatchevsky
Aïlo: an odyssey in Lapland tells the fight for the survival of a small wild reindeer, frail and vulnerable to the challenges that punctuate his first year. Its awakening to the wild world ...
Country: Russia, USA
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Animation
A goofy stork mistakenly delivers a baby panda to the wrong door. A bear, a moose, a tiger and a rabbit set on an arduous but fun filled adventure through wilderness to return the panda to its rightful home.
Country: Soviet Union
Director: Dziga Vertov
This documentary promoting the joys of life in a Soviet village centers around the activities of the Young Pioneers. These children are constantly busy, pasting propaganda posters on walls, distributing hand bills, exhorting all to "buy from the cooperative" as opposed to the Public Sector, promoting temperance, and helping poor widows. Experimental portions of the film, projected in reverse, feature the un-slaughtering of a bull and the un-baking of bread.