Docaviv 2012

Tel Aviv international documentary film festival of 2012.
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1.
Detropia (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary on the city of Detroit and its woes, which are emblematic of the collapse of the U.S. manufacturing base. (90 mins.)
 
2.
Ivan and Ivana (2011 Documentary)
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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... (80 mins.)
Director: Jeff Silva
 
3.
Epilogue (2011 Documentary)
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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... (90 mins.)
Director: Manno Lanssens
 
4.
Back to the Square (2012 Documentary)
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A year after the euphoria on Tahrir Square, the demonstrators' goals have not even come close to being reached... (83 mins.)
Director: Petr Lom
 
5.
Girl Model (2011 Documentary)
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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. (78 mins.)
 
6.
Dreams of a Life (2011 Documentary)
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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. (95 mins.)
Director: Carol Morley
 
7.
Tonia and Her Children (2011 Documentary)
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(57 mins.)
Director: Marcel Lozinski
 
8.
Planet of Snail (2011 Documentary)
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Young-Chan comes from planet of snail where deaf blind people live slow and quiet lives. When Young-Chan came to Earth... (88 mins.)
Director: Seung-jun Yi
 
9.
Abendland (2011 Documentary)
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This documentary about Europe at night makes you reflect on service processes and infrastructures that never sleep. (90 mins.)
 
10.
Tiens-moi droite (2012)
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(65 mins.)
Director: Zoé Chantre
 
11.
Le bonheur... Terre promise (2011 Documentary)
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(93 mins.)
Director: Laurent Hasse
 
12.
From the Sky Down (2011 Documentary)
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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. (90 mins.)
 
13.
Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest (2011 Documentary)
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Michael Rapaport documents the inner workings and behind the scenes drama that follows this innovative and influential band to this day. (97 mins.)
 
14.
75 habitantes, 20 casas, 300 vacas (2011 Documentary)
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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... (70 mins.)
 
15.
The Real Social Network (2012 Documentary)
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(77 mins.)
Stars: Sam Gaus
 
16.
Ramin (2011 Documentary)
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Ramin Lomsadze, a 75-years old Georgian wrestler who once won seven matches in 55 seconds, is getting... (58 mins.)
Director: Audrius Stonys
 
17.
Entre les Bras (2012 Documentary)
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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. (86 mins.)
Director: Paul Lacoste
 
18.
Carte Blanche (2011 Documentary)
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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... (91 mins.)
Director: Heidi Specogna
 
19.
Under African Skies (2012 Documentary)
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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. (108 mins.)
Director: Joe Berlinger
 
20.
First Position (2011 Documentary)
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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. (95 mins.)
Director: Bess Kargman
 
21.
Buck (2011 Documentary)
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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. (88 mins.)
Director: Cindy Meehl
 
22.
Marley (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary on the life, music, and legacy of Bob Marley. (144 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
 
23.
Bully (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on peer-to-peer bullying in schools across America. (98 mins.)
Director: Lee Hirsch
 
24.
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on DIY producer/director Roger Corman and his alternative approach to making movies in Hollywood. (95 mins.)
Director: Alex Stapleton
 
25.
Words of Witness (2012 Documentary)
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Every time 22-year-old Heba Afify heads out to cover the historical events shaping her country's future... (70 mins.)
Director: Mai Iskander
 
26.
Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview (2012 Documentary)
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A conversation with Steve Jobs as he was running NeXT, the company he had founded after leaving Apple. (70 mins.)
Director: Paul Sen
 
27.
Amma Lo-Fi (2011 Documentary)
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At the tender age of 70 she started recording and releasing her own music straight from the living room... (65 mins.)
 
28.
The Interrupters (2011 Documentary)
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A year in the life of a city grappling with urban violence. (125 mins.)
Director: Steve James
 
29.
The Loving Story (2011 Documentary)
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A racially-charged criminal trial and a heart-rending love story converge in this documentary about Richard and Mildred Loving... (77 mins.)
Director: Nancy Buirski
 
30.
Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012 Documentary)
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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. (106 mins.)
 
31.
Over Canto (2011 Documentary)
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(78 mins.)
Director: Ramón Gieling
 
32.
The Light in Her Eyes (2011 Documentary)
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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... (87 mins.)
 
33.
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012 Documentary)
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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. (91 mins.)
Director: Alison Klayman
 
34.
Eames: The Architect & The Painter (2011 Documentary)
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The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames were America's most influential and important industrial designers... (85 mins.)
 
35.
Bill Cunningham New York (2010 Documentary)
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A profile of the noted and extraordinarily cheerful veteran New York City fashion photographer. (84 mins.)
Director: Richard Press
 
36.
Bert Stern: Original Madman (2011 Documentary)
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"Bert Stern: Original Mad Man" is the definitive voyage into the life and work of one of America's most influential photographers... (89 mins.)
 
37.
Gerhard Richter - Painting (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on the German artist that includes glimpses at his studio, which has not been seen in decades. (97 mins.)
Director: Corinna Belz
 
38.
Portrait of Wally (2012 Documentary)
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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... (90 mins.)
Director: Andrew Shea
 
39.
The Education of Auma Obama (2011 Documentary)
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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. (80 mins.)
Director: Branwen Okpako
 
40.
Unfinished Spaces (2011 Documentary)
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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. (86 mins.)
 
41.
Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place (2011 Documentary)
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A freewheeling portrait of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters' fabled road trip across America. (107 mins.)
 
42.
The Last Dogs of Winter (2011 Documentary)
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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. (97 mins.)
Director: Costa Botes
Stars: Caleb Ross
 
43.
How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster? (2010 Documentary)
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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. (78 mins.)
 
44.
We're Not Broke (2012 Documentary)
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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. (81 mins.)
 
45.
Better This World (2011 Documentary)
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A pair of childhood friends from Texas who set out to prove themselves. (82 mins.)
 
46.
Mirage (2011 Documentary)
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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
 
47.
The Reluctant Revolutionary (2012 Documentary)
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An intimate portrait of Yemen as the revolution unfolds, told through the eyes of tour guide leader Kais... (70 mins.)
Director: Sean McAllister
 
48.
Urbanized (2011 Documentary)
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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. (85 mins.)
Director: Gary Hustwit
 
49.
The Invisible Men (2012 Documentary)
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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'. (68 mins.)
Director: Yariv Mozer
 
50.
One Day After Peace (2012 Documentary)
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An Israeli woman searches for the Palestinian man who shot her son. (86 mins.)
 
51.
All Happy Mornings (2012 Documentary)
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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... (60 mins.)
Director: Omer Yefman