Docaviv 2013

Tel Aviv international documentary film festival of 2013.
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1.
Blood Brother (2013 Documentary)
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Documentarian visits best friend in India to see the mutual unconditional love that keeps his buddy bonded to a village hostel housing AIDS-afflicted children. (92 mins.)
Director: Steve Hoover
 
2.
Je suis (2012 Documentary)
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(96 mins.)
 
3.
A Girl Like Her (2012 Documentary)
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A GIRL LIKE HER is the real story of 'sex and the single girl'. It reveals the hidden history of over... (48 mins.)
Director: Ann Fessler
 
4.
Oma & Bella (2012 Documentary)
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Oma and Bella is an intimate glimpse into the life of two dynamic elderly Jewish women in Berlin. The... (76 mins.)
 
5.
Vergiss mein nicht (2012 Documentary)
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Filmmaker David Sieveking portays the home care of his mother who, like 2 million other people in Germany... (88 mins.)
Director: David Sieveking
 
6.
Fire in the Blood (2013 Documentary)
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An intricate tale of "medicine, monopoly and malice", FIRE IN THE BLOOD tells the story of how Western... (87 mins.)
 
7.
Naked Opera (2013 Documentary)
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(81 mins.)
 
8.
Elena (2012 Documentary)
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Elena, a young Brazilian woman, travels to New York with the same dream as her mother, to become a movie actress... (80 mins.)
Director: Petra Costa
 
9.
Danube Hospital (2012 Documentary)
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In "Donauspital", Nikolaus Geyrhalter investigates one of Europe's largest hospitals and portrays how daily life runs its course between life and death. (80 mins.)
 
10.
Without Gorky (2011)
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A personal journey into a family myth. The life of my grandmother, my mother and my aunt continues to be influenced by my grandfather: the Abstract Expressionist painter Arshile Gorky whose suicide in 1948 dictates fraught family dynamics. (58 mins.)
Director: Cosima Spender
 
11.
The Only Son (2013 Documentary)
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Pema, 19, is supposed to marry a girl from home, a Nepali Himalayan village at an altitude of 13,000 feet... (78 mins.)
Director: Simonka de Jong
 
12.
Los increíbles (2012 Documentary)
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The Incredibles tells the story of three everyday heroes: Broken Wing, The Iron Lady and Radioactive Woman... (90 mins.)
Director: David Valero
 
13.
Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction (2012 Documentary)
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Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction is a mesmerizing, impressionistic portrait of the iconic actor comprised of intimate moments... (77 mins.)
Director: Sophie Huber
 
14.
Charles Bradley: Soul of America (2012 Documentary)
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The incredible rise of 62-year-old aspiring soul singer Charles Bradley, whose debut album rocketed him from a hard life in the Brooklyn Housing Projects to Rolling Stone Magazine's top 50 albums of 2011. (75 mins.)
Director: Poull Brien
 
15.
Shut Up and Play the Hits (2012 Documentary)
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On April 2nd 2011, LCD Soundsystem played its final show at Madison Square Garden. Documenting this once in a life time performance and an intimate portrait of James Murphy as he navigates the lead-up to the show, the day after, and the personal and professional ramifications of his decision. (108 mins.)
 
16.
TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away from Keyboard (2013 Documentary)
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An intellectual freedoms documentary based around the interpersonal triumphs, and defeats of the three main characters against the largest industry in the known universe. The media industry. (85 mins.)
Director: Simon Klose
 
17.
The Rolling Stones: Charlie Is My Darling - Ireland 1965 (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary on the Rolling Stones that was shot in 1965 on a two-stop tour of Ireland, just as "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" was becoming a worldwide sensation. (63 mins.)
 
18.
Les Invisibles (2012 Documentary)
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Several elderly homosexual men and women speak frankly about their pioneering lives, their fearless decision to live openly in France at a time when society rejected them. (115 mins.)
 
19.
First Cousin Once Removed (2012 Documentary)
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Acclaimed filmmaker Alan Berliner chronicles the deeply personal story of his mother's first cousin--well-known... (78 mins.)
Director: Alan Berliner
 
20.
In the Shadow of the Sun (2012 Documentary)
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Ukerewe Island, in Tanzania is home to a large community of people who live with albinism. While many... (88 mins.)
Director: Harry Freeland
 
21.
My Brooklyn (2012 Documentary)
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Director Kelly Anderson's personal journey as a Brooklyn 'gentrifier' to understand the forces reshaping... (85 mins.)
Director: Kelly Anderson
 
22.
Documentarian (2012 Documentary)
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Inta is a brusque, crusty woman who lives alone on the edge of a picturesque marsh. One day her solitude... (82 mins.)
 
23.
Beware of Mr. Baker (2012 Documentary)
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Ginger Baker looks back on his musical career with Cream and Blind Faith; his introduction to Fela Kuti; his self-destructive patterns and losses of fortune; and his current life inside a fortified South African compound. (100 mins.)
Director: Jay Bulger
 
24.
High Tech, Low Life (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows the journey of two of China's first citizen reporters as they travel the country chronicling under-reported news and social issues stories. (87 mins.)
 
25.
Venus and Serena (2012 Documentary)
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Ever since Venus and Serena Williams started playing in tennis tournaments, they've provoked strong reactions... (99 mins.)
 
26.
They Glow in the Dark (2013 Documentary)
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(69 mins.)
 
27.
Photographic Memory (2011 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Ross McElwee (Sherman's March, Bright Leaves) finds himself in frequent conflict with his son... (87 mins.)
Director: Ross McElwee
 
28.
Intimate Stranger (1991 Documentary)
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A documentary about the director's maternal grandfather. (60 mins.)
Director: Alan Berliner
 
29.
Schlingensiefs Container - Chronik einer Kunstaktion (2002 Documentary)
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FOREIGNERS OUT! SCHLINGENSIEFS CONTAINER is a thrilling, insightful, funny chronicle and reflection... (90 mins.)
Director: Paul Poet
 
30.
Soldier on the Roof (2012 Documentary)
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(80 mins.)
Director: Esther Hertog
 
31.
The Search for Emak Bakia (2012 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Oskar Alegria searches for the origins of the 1926 avant-garde short film "Emak Bakia" and its eccentric creator, photographer Man Ray. (83 mins.)
Director: Oskar Alegria
 
32.
This Ain't California (2012 Documentary)
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This Ain't California is a celebration of the lust for life, a contemporary documentary trip into the... (100 mins.)
Director: Marten Persiel
 
33.
Nobody's Business (1996 Documentary)
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A portrait of the director's father, searching for the extraordinary in the subject's seemingly normal existence. (60 mins.)
Director: Alan Berliner
 
34.
Searching for Bill (2012 Documentary)
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Bob Maser had his car and money stolen by a con man called Bill. The car is found in Detroit and Bob leaves his home and family to go and reclaim it... (76 mins.)
 
35.
For No Good Reason (2012 Documentary)
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Johnny Depp pays a visit to Ralph Steadman, the renown artist and the last of the original Gonzo visionaries who worked alongside Hunter S. Thompson. (89 mins.)
Director: Charlie Paul
 
36.
Alleine Tanzen (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary about the power of family. (100 mins.)
Director: Biene Pilavci
 
37.
Mercy Mercy - Adoptionens pris (2012 Documentary)
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Every people have to watch this documentation about adoption. Real good stuff that will touched you deep. (94 mins.)
 
38.
Camp 14: Total Control Zone (2012 Documentary)
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Shin Dong-Huyk was born on November 19, 1983 as a political prisoner in a North Korean re-education camp... (106 mins.)
Director: Marc Wiese
 
39.
Zavtra (2012 Documentary)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Andrei Gryazev
 
40.
Tomorrow's Another Day (2011 Documentary)
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'Tomorrow's Another Day' is a documentary about Swedish film director Roy Andersson and his special way of making films... (90 mins.)
Director: Johan Carlsson
 
41.
Casting By (2012 Documentary)
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The surprising, never-before-told tale of the indispensable yet unsung Casting Director - Iconoclasts whose keen eye, exquisite taste and gut instincts redefined Hollywood. (89 mins.)
Director: Tom Donahue
 
42.
Once in a Lullaby: PS 22 Chorus Documentary (2012 Documentary)
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(80 mins.)
 
43.
The Act of Killing (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers. (115 mins.)
 
44.
The Imposter (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary centered on a young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years. (99 mins.)
Director: Bart Layton
 
45.
Hiver nomade (2012 Documentary)
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A 600 kilometre winter trek for 800 sheep, accompanied by 3 donkeys, 4 dogs and led by two shepherds, Pascal and Carole. (90 mins.)
 
46.
The Venice Syndrome (2012 Documentary)
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An examination of Venice, Italy, its rise as a tourist attraction and its linked decline as a functioning city. (82 mins.)
Director: Andreas Pichler
 
47.
Good Ol' Freda (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary in which Freda Kelly looks back at her career as lifelong secretary for The Beatles. (86 mins.)
Director: Ryan White
 
48.
Cello Tales (2013 Documentary)
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The cello - more than just a musical instrument. (75 mins.)
Director: Anne Schiltz
 
49.
Little World (2012 Documentary)
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Albert and Anna use to travel around the world without money and in a wheelchair. Now they want to conquer their craziest challenge: to reach the other side of the planet, from Barcelona to New Zealand.
Director: Marcel Barrena
 
50.
Paul Bowles: The Cage Door is Always Open (2012 Documentary)
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'Paul Bowles: The Cage Door is Always Open' tells the story of writer and composer Paul Bowles and his wife Jane... (93 mins.)
Director: Daniel Young
 
51.
Tchoupitoulas (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows three brothers as they discover the scenes of late-night New Orleans. (80 mins.)
 
52.
Only the Young (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary on three teenagers living in a small desert town in Southern California. (72 mins.)
 
53.
The Ghost of Piramida (2012 Documentary)
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Efterklang goes to an old Russian mining town, Piramida, to get inspired for their new album. (65 mins.)
Director: Andreas Koefoed
Stars: Efterklang
 
54.
Searching for Sugar Man (2012 Documentary)
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Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez. (86 mins.)
 
55.
Shepard & Dark (2012 Documentary)
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Shepard & Dark is the remarkable story of a friendship in letters. (92 mins.)
Director: Treva Wurmfeld
 
56.
Le thé ou l'électricité (2012 Documentary)
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Tea or electricity tells the epic story of the implementation of electricity in a tiny isolated village... (93 mins.)
 
57.
Episode 3: 'Enjoy Poverty' (2009 Documentary)
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Dutch artist Renzo Martens spent three years traveling throughout the Democratic Republic of the Congo asking the question: "Who owns poverty?" (90 mins.)
Director: Renzo Martens