Docaviv 2012

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Tel Aviv international documentary film festival of 2012. The list is partial due to lack of movie titles on IMDB.

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1. Detropia (2012)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

6.5
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68 Metascore

A documentary on the city of Detroit and its woes, which are emblematic of the collapse of the U.S. manufacturing base.

Directors: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady | Stars: Noah Stewart, Rachele Gilmnore, Michael Wanko, Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra

Votes: 1,427 | Gross: $0.36M

2. Ivan and Ivana (2011)

80 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

7.7
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After the Kosovo war devastates a young couple's homeland and their dreams for a normal life, they set out unexpectedly from the Balkans, along a wild journey to rebuild their lives anew in... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Silva

Votes: 16

3. Epilogue (2011)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

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Neel, 50 years old and mother of three, is terminally ill. According to her oncologist she only has one year to live. Neel is determined to spend the remaining time as well as possible and ... See full summary »

Director: Manno Lanssens

4. Back to the Square (2012)

83 min | Documentary

7.6
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A year after the euphoria on Tahrir Square, the demonstrators' goals have not even come close to being reached. The country is ruled with an iron fist and there is still no democracy. The '... See full summary »

Director: Petr Lom

Votes: 39

5. Girl Model (2011)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Thriller

6.5
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68 Metascore

A documentary on the modeling industry's 'supply chain' between Siberia, Japan, and the U.S., told through the experiences of the scouts, agencies, and a 13-year-old model.

Directors: David Redmon, Ashley Sabin | Stars: Ashley Arbaugh, Rachel Blais, Tigran Khachatrian, Nadya Vall

Votes: 2,025 | Gross: $0.02M

6. Dreams of a Life (2011)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

6.8
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62 Metascore

A filmmaker sets out to discover the life of Joyce Vincent, who died in her bedsit in North London in 2003. Her body wasn't discovered for three years, and newspaper reports offered few details of her life - not even a photograph.

Director: Carol Morley | Stars: Zawe Ashton, Alix Luka-Cain, Alistair Abrahams, Mandy Allen

Votes: 2,638 | Gross: $0.01M

7. Tonia i jej dzieci (2011)

57 min | Documentary

7.8
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Director: Marcel Lozinski

Votes: 13

8. Dalpaengee eui byeol (2011)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Drama

7.2
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73 Metascore

Young-Chan comes from planet of snail where deaf blind people live slow and quiet lives. When Young-Chan came to Earth, nobody understood his language and he was desperate. Then an angel ... See full summary »

Director: Seung-jun Yi

Votes: 313 | Gross: $0.00M

9. Abendland (2011)

90 min | Documentary

7.2
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67 Metascore

This documentary about Europe at night makes you reflect on service processes and infrastructures that never sleep.

Director: Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Votes: 144

10. Tiens-moi droite (2012)

65 min

5.4
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Director: Zoé Chantre

Votes: 13

11. Le bonheur... Terre promise (2011)

93 min | Documentary

7.1
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Director: Laurent Hasse

Votes: 16

12. From the Sky Down (2011)

90 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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In the terrain of rock bands, implosion or explosion is seemingly inevitable. U2 has defied the gravitational pull towards destruction; this band has endured and thrived. This documentary asks the question why.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr.

Votes: 789

13. Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest (2011)

R | 97 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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76 Metascore

Michael Rapaport documents the inner workings and behind the scenes drama that follows this innovative and influential band to this day.

Director: Michael Rapaport | Stars: Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Jarobi White

Votes: 3,039 | Gross: $1.20M

14. 75 habitantes, 20 casas, 300 vacas (2011)

70 min | Documentary

7.7
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One morning, Nicolás Rubió starts a new canvas about his childhood's house in France, but he's unable to remember it clearly. From Buenos Aires, he tries to evoke again his childhood and ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Dominguez | Star: Nicolás Rubió

Votes: 18

15. The Real Social Network (2012)

77 min | Documentary

8.8
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Directors: Ludovica Fales, Srdjan Keca, Isis Thompson | Star: Sam Gaus

Votes: 16

16. Ramin (2011)

58 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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Ramin Lomsadze, a 75-years old Georgian wrestler who once won seven matches in 55 seconds, is getting ready for the fight with his last and most formidable opponent - Loneliness. He gets on... See full summary »

Director: Audrius Stonys | Star: Ramin Lomsandze

Votes: 39

17. Entre les Bras (2012)

86 min | Documentary, Family

6.3
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68 Metascore

A documentary on French chef Michel Bras and his decision to hand over his restaurant to his son, Sebastien, who has been working with him for 15 years.

Director: Paul Lacoste | Stars: Michel Bras, Sébastian Bras

Votes: 230

18. Carte Blanche (III) (2011)

91 min | Documentary

7.7
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They don't wear uniforms or carry weapons; they have no bodyguards. Yet their missions take them to the most dangerous places on Earth. As investigators of the International Criminal Court ... See full summary »

Director: Heidi Specogna

Votes: 14

19. Under African Skies (2012)

108 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.8
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82 Metascore

Paul Simon returns to South Africa to explore the journey of his Graceland album, including the political backlash he received for allegedly breaking the UN cultural boycott of South Africa designed to end the Apartheid regime.

Director: Joe Berlinger | Stars: Paul Simon, Maya Angelou, Okeyerama Asante, Harry Belafonte

Votes: 414

20. First Position (2011)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary

7.6
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72 Metascore

A documentary that follows six young dancers from around the world as they prepare for the Youth America Grand Prix, one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world.

Director: Bess Kargman | Stars: Aran Bell, Rebecca Houseknecht, Joan Sebastian Zamora, Miko Fogarty

Votes: 3,079 | Gross: $1.10M

21. Buck (2011)

PG | 88 min | Documentary

7.6
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76 Metascore

An examination of the life of acclaimed 'horse whisperer' Buck Brannaman, who recovered from years of child abuse to become a well-known expert in the interactions between horses and people.

Director: Cindy Meehl | Stars: Buck Brannaman, Gary Myers, Bibb Frazier, Betty Staley

Votes: 2,967 | Gross: $4.02M

22. Marley (2012)

PG-13 | 144 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.0
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82 Metascore

A documentary on the life, music, and legacy of Bob Marley.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Bob Marley, Ziggy Marley, Rita Marley, Jimmy Cliff

Votes: 11,893 | Gross: $1.41M

23. Bully (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary

7.4
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74 Metascore

A documentary on peer-to-peer bullying in schools across America.

Director: Lee Hirsch | Stars: Ja'Meya Jackson, Kelby Johnson, Lona Johnson, Bob Johnson

Votes: 9,356 | Gross: $4.04M

24. Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)

R | 95 min | Documentary

7.6
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A documentary on DIY producer/director Roger Corman and his alternative approach to making movies in Hollywood.

Director: Alex Stapleton | Stars: Roger Corman, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Paul W.S. Anderson

Votes: 1,938 | Gross: $0.01M

25. Words of Witness (2012)

70 min | Documentary, News, War

8.4
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Every time 22-year-old Heba Afify heads out to cover the historical events shaping her country's future, her mother is compelled to remind her, 'I know you are a journalist, but you're ... See full summary »

Director: Mai Iskander

Votes: 64

26. Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview (2012)

Unrated | 70 min | Documentary

8.1
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A conversation with Steve Jobs as he was running NeXT, the company he had founded after leaving Apple.

Director: Paul Sen | Stars: Steve Jobs, Robert X. Cringely

Votes: 1,453 | Gross: $0.10M

27. Amma Lo-Fi (2011)

65 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

7.2
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At the tender age of 70 she started recording and releasing her own music straight from the living room. 7 years later she had 59 albums to her name with more than 600 songs - an eccentric ... See full summary »

Directors: Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir, Orri Jonsson, Kristín Björk Kristjánsdóttir | Star: Sigridur Nielsdottir

Votes: 103

28. The Interrupters (2011)

Unrated | 125 min | Documentary, Crime

7.5
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86 Metascore

A year in the life of a city grappling with urban violence.

Director: Steve James | Stars: Tio Hardiman, Ameena Matthews, Toya Batey, Cobe Williams

Votes: 3,228 | Gross: $0.28M

29. The Loving Story (2011)

Not Rated | 77 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.7
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A racially-charged criminal trial and a heart-rending love story converge in this documentary about Richard and Mildred Loving, set during the turbulent Civil Rights era. Long Way Home: The... See full summary »

Director: Nancy Buirski | Stars: Jane Alexander, Lindsay Almond Jr., Edward L. Ayers, Leon M. Bazile

Votes: 615

30. Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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74 Metascore

A documentary that follows the Serbian performance artist as she prepares for a retrospective of her work at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Directors: Matthew Akers, Jeff Dupre | Stars: Marina Abramovic, Ulay, Klaus Biesenbach, David Balliano

Votes: 4,867 | Gross: $0.09M

31. Over Canto (2011)

78 min | Documentary

7.3
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Director: Ramón Gieling | Stars: Michiel Nooter, Ariane Van Vliet, Pauline Greidanus, Hans Croiset

Votes: 39

32. The Light in Her Eyes (2011)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

6.6
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Houda al-Habash, a conservative Muslim preacher, founded a Qur'an school for girls in Damascus, Syria when she was just 17 years old. Every summer, her female students immerse themselves in... See full summary »

Directors: Julia Meltzer, Laura Nix

Votes: 44

33. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)

R | 91 min | Documentary

7.6
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81 Metascore

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.

Director: Alison Klayman | Stars: Ai Weiwei, Dan Ai, Lao Ai, Lee Ambrozy

Votes: 3,751 | Gross: $0.49M

34. Eames: The Architect & The Painter (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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63 Metascore

The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames were America's most influential and important industrial designers. Admired for their creations and fascinating as individuals, they have ... See full summary »

Directors: Jason Cohn, Bill Jersey | Stars: Charles Eames, Ray Eames, James Franco, Jeannine Oppewall

Votes: 804 | Gross: $0.15M

35. Bill Cunningham New York (2010)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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76 Metascore

A profile of the noted and extraordinarily cheerful veteran New York City fashion photographer.

Director: Richard Press | Stars: Bill Cunningham, Anna Wintour, Michael Kors, Editta Sherman

Votes: 4,645 | Gross: $1.51M

36. Bert Stern: Original Madman (2011)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

6.6
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35 Metascore

"Bert Stern: Original Mad Man" is the definitive voyage into the life and work of one of America's most influential photographers. Photographing the world's most alluring women in fashion ... See full summary »

Director: Shannah Laumeister Stern | Stars: Bert Stern, Shannah Laumeister Stern, Albert D'Annibale, Dorothy Tristan

Votes: 198 | Gross: $0.03M

37. Gerhard Richter - Painting (2011)

Unrated | 97 min | Documentary

7.2
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77 Metascore

A documentary on the German artist that includes glimpses at his studio, which has not been seen in decades.

Director: Corinna Belz | Stars: Gerhard Richter, Norbert Arns, Hubert Becker, Sabine Moritz-Richter

Votes: 549 | Gross: $0.24M

38. Portrait of Wally (2012)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, History, News

6.8
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70 Metascore

The story of a Nazi-looted painting, Egon Schiele's 'Portrait of Wally,' that was discovered on the walls of the Museum of Modern Art in 1997, triggering a historic court case that pitted ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Shea

Votes: 59

39. Die Geschichte der Auma Obama (2011)

80 min | Documentary

7.7
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The Education of Auma Obama is a captivating and intimate portrait of the U.S. president's older half-sister, who embodies a post-colonial, feminist identity.

Director: Branwen Okpako | Stars: Elke Brenstein, Auma Obama, Kezia Obama, Marsat Osumba Onyango

Votes: 6

40. Unfinished Spaces (2011)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

8.1
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Cuba's ambitious National Art Schools project, designed by three young artists in the wake of Castro's Revolution, is neglected, nearly forgotten, then ultimately rediscovered as a visionary architectural masterpiece.

Directors: Benjamin Murray, Alysa Nahmias | Stars: Vittorio Garatti, Roberto Gottardi, Ricardo Porro

Votes: 71

41. Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place (2011)

R | 107 min | Documentary

6.8
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59 Metascore

A freewheeling portrait of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters' fabled road trip across America.

Directors: Alison Ellwood, Alex Gibney | Stars: Stanley Tucci, Ken Kesey, Timothy Leary, Jim Meskimen

Votes: 1,218 | Gross: $0.15M

42. The Last Dogs of Winter (2011)

97 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

7.8
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One man, 150 Canadian Eskimo dogs, and lots of polar bears. All of them living on the edge, and the last of their kind.

Director: Costa Botes | Star: Caleb Ross

Votes: 37

43. How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster? (2010)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Biography

7.1
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51 Metascore

The film traces the rise of one of the world's premier architects, Norman Foster, and his unending quest to improve the quality of life through design.

Directors: Carlos Carcas, Norberto López Amado | Stars: Norman Foster, Deyan Sudjic

Votes: 600 | Gross: $0.01M

44. We're Not Broke (2012)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary

7.3
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An exposé on how the government has allowed U.S. corporations to avoid paying taxes and the growing wave of discontent that it has fostered.

Directors: Victoria Bruce, Karin Hayes | Stars: James S. Henry, Chuck Collins, Bernie Sanders, Edward Kleinbard

Votes: 511

45. Better This World (2011)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

7.3
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A pair of childhood friends from Texas who set out to prove themselves.

Directors: Kelly Duane, Katie Galloway | Stars: Scott Crow, Brandon Darby, Matthew Vadum

Votes: 349

46. Mirage (II) (2011)

Documentary, Sci-Fi

7.3
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A poetic exploration of the city of Dubai and the surrounding desert, following the 2009/10 economic crash.

Director: Srdjan Keca

Votes: 10

47. The Reluctant Revolutionary (2012)

70 min | Documentary, Drama

8.0
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An intimate portrait of Yemen as the revolution unfolds, told through the eyes of tour guide leader Kais, an intelligent commentator on the changing times in Yemen, offering poignant ... See full summary »

Director: Sean McAllister

Votes: 109

48. Urbanized (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

7.4
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A documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world's foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers.

Director: Gary Hustwit | Stars: Norman Foster, Rem Koolhaas, Amanda M. Burden, Oscar Niemeyer

Votes: 1,818

49. The Invisible Men (2012)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary, Drama

6.7
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An untold side of the Israeli- Palestinian Conflict: gay Palestinians - Louie, Abdu and Fares - are hiding in Tel Aviv, and until they escape, they must remain 'the invisible men'.

Director: Yariv Mozer

Votes: 123

50. One Day After Peace (2012)

86 min | Documentary

8.4
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An Israeli woman searches for the Palestinian man who shot her son.

Directors: Erez Laufer, Miri Laufer

Votes: 22

51. All Happy Mornings (2012)

60 min | Documentary

6.4
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A personal journey into bisexual being, the film exposes the passionate, wild world found by the filmmaker in documenting his relationship with Chen, a rising rock star. Facing the pressure... See full summary »

Director: Omer Yefman | Stars: Chen Rotem, Omer Yefman

Votes: 10