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November 2011

Putin’s Kiss

Putin and Marscha (left)

Director: Lise Birk Pedersen, Denmark Synopsis Westerners may view Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as an undemocratic tyrant, but to many Russians he embodies all the qualities of a strong and charismatic father figure. An entire new generation has been united in the patriotic youth movement Nashi, which seeks to rid Russia of its “enemies.” [...]

Inside the New York Times

NEW YORK TIMES page one

PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES deftly gains unprecedented access to The New York Times newsroom and the inner workings of the Media Desk. With the Internet surpassing print as the main news source and newspapers all over the country going bankrupt, PAGE ONE chronicles the transformation of the media industry at its time [...]

Vivan los Antipodas

by Victor Kossakovsky
Cameraman and director Victor Kossakovsky is renowned for his lengthy observations. […]

Paul Williams still alive

Paul Williams

Many of you may not have heard of the influential songwriter and singer Paul Williams. Director Stephen Kessler grew up in the seventies and was familiar with many of his songs when Paul Williams was almost everywhere on TV. Many of his fans have known him from TV shows in America and Paul received several highly [...]

Kumaré

kumaré

A great documentary  film on a fake Guru. These are  in short the terms that we could use to describe this wonderfully edited documentary. In short we follow the life of a self made Guru, who in fact does not want to be one at all and also does not believe in them. But as [...]

Ibiza Occident

Ibiza Occident is the title of a lively documentary and portrait of the Spanish island Ibiza in which music and different artforms try to merge together and the story of the different lives of artists and performers is told in relation with times passing on the island. The Balearic island in the Mediterranian is foremost [...]

Brother Number One

Brother Number One is a New Zealand documentary on the torture and murder of New Zealand yachtie Kerry Hamill by the Khmer Rouge in 1978.

Alexander McQueen

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition

El Sonido Del Bandonéon

In a packed Tuschinski filmtheatre musician and teacher Daniel Vedia and Fabrizio Aramayio, one of his talented pupils, gave a little live concert after their filmscreening at IDFA festival 2011. Present at this screening were also princess Maxima and crown prince Willem-Alexander of Orange. Both Argentinians were a major part of the documentary film : [...]

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