Velorama (2014)

Documentary looking at a century of cycling. Commissioned to mark the arrival of the 2014 Tour de France in Yorkshire, the film makes full use of stunning British Film Institute footage to transport the audience on a journey from the invention of the modern bike, through the rise of recreational cycling, to gruelling competitive races. Award-winning director Daisy Asquith artfully combines the richly-diverse archive with a hypnotic soundtrack from cult composer Bill Nelson in a joyful, absorbing watch for both cycling and archive fans.

Več na: http://www.cinenorth.co.uk/film_detail.php?ID=1413

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Generation Like (2014)

Today, with the help of social media, teens are able to interact directly with their culture — artists, celebrities, movies, brands and even one another — in ways never before possible.

Frontline correspondent Douglas Rushkoff  explores how the teen quest for identity and connection has migrated to social media — and exposes the game of cat-and-mouse that corporations are playing with these young consumers. It’s an evolving and complicated relationship between teens and the companies that are working hard to target them.

Teen use of social media sometimes includes attempts to attract attention by sharing instances of outrageous, provocative, or dangerous behavior. Therefore, Generation Like includes moments that involve potentially offensive language and sexually suggestive behavior and language.

Posnetek na: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/generation-like/

Master of the Universe (2013)

He was one of the Top-Investmentbankers in Germany. He made a million profit per day. Now he is sitting in an empty bank building in the financial center of Frankfurt and talks. A frightening insight in a megalomaniac, quasi-religious parallel world behind mirrored windows.

Zum ersten Mal packt ein echter Insider des internationalen Finanzgewerbes aus, einer der ehemals führenden Investmentbanker Deutschlands. Rainer Voss, der in seiner aktiven Zeit locker mit Millionen hantierte, erzählt aus eigener Anschauung, wie es in der glitzernden Finanzwelt wirklich zugeht, von all ihren Abgründen, Skrupellosigkeiten und quasi-religiösen Gesetzmäßigkeiten. Hat sich seit der globalen Finanzkrise etwas geändert? Voss’ Ausblick gibt Grund zur Beunruhigung…

Dokumentarec o svetu denarja, v katerem nekdaj super uspešni investicijski bankir Rainer Voss v izpraznjeni poslovni stolpnici sredi Frankfurta razlaga skrivnosti in nečedne posle kapitalizma. Gre za »šnelkurs« iz brezobzirnega podjetništva, pogoltnosti po dobičku za vsako ceno, megalomanije, tekmovalne nemoralnosti in nezmožnosti učenja iz lastnih napak. Voss osvetljuje lastno uspešno pot od sredine osemdesetih let naprej in jo projicira na globalno sliko, v kateri je bančništvo v zadnjih tridesetih letih postalo tako kompleksno, zapleteno in prepleteno, da se zdijo vprašanja o reševanju krize nerešljiva.

»Film govori zase; finančni sistem ima velik vpliv na naše življenje in do morebitnih sprememb v prihodnje imam precej ciničen odnos. Vedno nam ponujajo enake rešitve, zgodovina in odločitve sem nam vseskozi ponavljajo: ‘Preveliki smo, da bi nam spodletelo; preveliki, da bi šli v zapor.’ […] Pomembneje kot zapreti bankirje se mi zdi spremeniti svet, si postaviti vprašanja, se pogledati v ogledalo. Smo sokrivi za vse ekscese in zločine finančnikov? Mar ne odvračamo pogleda, namesto da bi iskali rešitve?« (Marc Bauder)

Viri: http://www.geyrhalterfilm.com/en/master_of_the_universe, http://www.master-of-the-universe-film.de in http://www.fdf.si/index.php/slv/

Priletni parazit ali Kdo je Marko Brecelj (2013)

Kako označiti Marka Breclja? Avtor dokumentarnega zapisa Janez Burger se je rešil s stavkom: “Marko Brecelj je poezija. Poezija, ki je življenje. Poezije pa se ne da ubesediti drugače kot z verzi.” Marko Brecelj je skupna točka v egocentričnem svetu pop kulture, kjer je težko doseči konsenz o tem, kdo je bil začetnik drugačnega razmišljanja. Njegov “mehki” terorizem je terorizem poetične angažiranosti, ki je kot iniciacija pripeljala do radikalnih sprememb. Sprememb v glavah. Možnosti, da je možno. Sistem se je spremenil, družba pa se ni, in tako je Marko Brecelj še vedno enak. S svojo mehko-teroristično poetično akcijo še vedno ostaja na okopih človeštva. Zdravega razuma.

Dosegljivo tudi na: http://ava.rtvslo.si/predvajaj/priletni-parazit-ali-kdo-je-marko-brecelj-dokumentarni-film/ava2.174256306/

Doris Lessing – The Reluctant Heroine (2008, 2013)

Another chance to see a rare film made with writer Doris Lessing, five years before her recent death at the age of 94. Alan Yentob meets this acerbic, forthright yet warm woman, winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize for literature. Brought up in southern Africa, she took London by storm in 1950. She has believed in ‘ban the bomb’ and telepathy, been a Communist and a ‘Free Woman’, written realist novels and science fiction. She is perhaps most remembered for her raw and revealing Golden Notebook, which inspired and influenced a generation of women.

Vir: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00bwx4g

The Universal Clock: The Resistance of Peter Watkins (2001)

Peter Watkins je znan po svojem filmskem aktivizmu in predstavlja eno najbolj nenavadnih figur v današnjem svetu filma. Zaslovel je leta 1965 z igranim dokumentarcem »The War Game«, za katerega je dobil tudi Oskarja. V filmskem portretu spremljamo snemanje njegove 6 urne mojstrovine »La Commune« (2001), njegov pristop k filmskemu mišljenju in odzive udeleženih v ta samosvoj filmski proces.

Več na: http://www.mnsi.net/~pwatkins/

Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer (2013)

On Feb. 21, 2012, members of the feminist art collective Pussy Riot, donning their colorful trademark balaclavas, or ski masks, participated in a 40-second “punk prayer protest” on the altar of Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral before being detained. Arrested and tried for trespassing, wearing “inappropriate” sleeveless dresses and disrupting social order, Nadia, Masha and Katia were accused of religious hatred in a trial that reverberated around the world and transformed the face of Russian society.

Več na: http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/pussy-riot-a-punk-prayer/index.html