Docaviv 2012by mazniv1 | created - 09 May 2012 | updated - 05 May 2013 | Public
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
A documentary on the city of Detroit and its woes, which are emblematic of the collapse of the U.S. manufacturing base.
Votes: 1,427 | Gross: $0.36M
2. Ivan and Ivana (2011)
80 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama
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
5. Girl Model (2011)
Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Thriller
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.
Votes: 2,025 | Gross: $0.02M
6. Dreams of a Life (2011)
Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
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.
Votes: 2,638 | Gross: $0.01M
8. Dalpaengee eui byeol (2011)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Drama
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
12. From the Sky Down (2011)
90 min | Documentary, Music
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.
R | 97 min | Documentary, Music
Michael Rapaport documents the inner workings and behind the scenes drama that follows this innovative and influential band to this day.
Votes: 3,039 | Gross: $1.20M
14. 75 habitantes, 20 casas, 300 vacas (2011)
70 min | Documentary
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 »
16. Ramin (2011)
58 min | Documentary, Biography
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 »
19. Under African Skies (2012)
108 min | Documentary, Biography, History
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.
20. First Position (2011)
Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary
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.
Votes: 3,079 | Gross: $1.10M
21. Buck (2011)
PG | 88 min | Documentary
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.
Votes: 2,967 | Gross: $4.02M
R | 95 min | Documentary
A documentary on DIY producer/director Roger Corman and his alternative approach to making movies in Hollywood.
Votes: 1,938 | Gross: $0.01M
25. Words of Witness (2012)
70 min | Documentary, News, War
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
27. Amma Lo-Fi (2011)
65 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography
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 »
29. The Loving Story (2011)
Not Rated | 77 min | Documentary, Drama, History
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 »
30. Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012)
Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, History
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.
Votes: 4,867 | Gross: $0.09M
32. The Light in Her Eyes (2011)
Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary
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 »
33. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)
R | 91 min | Documentary
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.
Votes: 3,751 | Gross: $0.49M
34. Eames: The Architect & The Painter (2011)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography
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 »
Votes: 804 | Gross: $0.15M
35. Bill Cunningham New York (2010)
Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A profile of the noted and extraordinarily cheerful veteran New York City fashion photographer.
Votes: 4,645 | Gross: $1.51M
36. Bert Stern: Original Madman (2011)
Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary
"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 »
Votes: 198 | Gross: $0.03M
37. Gerhard Richter - Painting (2011)
Unrated | 97 min | Documentary
A documentary on the German artist that includes glimpses at his studio, which has not been seen in decades.
Votes: 549 | Gross: $0.24M
38. Portrait of Wally (2012)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, History, News
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
39. Die Geschichte der Auma Obama (2011)
80 min | Documentary
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.
40. Unfinished Spaces (2011)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary
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.
R | 107 min | Documentary
A freewheeling portrait of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters' fabled road trip across America.
Votes: 1,218 | Gross: $0.15M
Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Biography
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.
Votes: 600 | Gross: $0.01M
44. We're Not Broke (2012)
Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary
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.
47. The Reluctant Revolutionary (2012)
70 min | Documentary, Drama
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
48. Urbanized (2011)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary
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.
51. All Happy Mornings (2012)
60 min | Documentary
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 »