Jessica Yu's documentary explores the relationship between human life and Euripidean dramatic structure by weaving together the stories of four men: German terrorist, a bank robber, an "ex-gay" evangelist, and a martial arts student.
Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.
Balinese Tari Legong Dancers,
Ni Made Megahadi Pratiwi,
Puti Sri Candra Dewi
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.
THE GUIDE is a coming-of-age tale set against the restoration of a war-torn national park in Mozambique. Raised near Gorongosa National Park, young Tonga Torcida dreams of becoming a tour ... See full summary »
stunning, moving, beautiful, and inspiring. I was absolutely speechless and will be looking for more information about the filmmaker, the artists depicted, and the museum within the institution filmed. As a drama therapist, I could only think "more people need to see this! I hope she makes a documentary about drama therapy!"
Not only was it informative, but it really guided me through the process of seeing clients as more than their diagnoses. They switch roles as we all do. The fluency and eloquence of the artists were also remarkable. Their ability to discuss the role of mental illness in the creative arts and the experience of mental illness itself was...well, I can't say it as well as they can! I certainly hope more work like this is produced for the general public who may fear the mentally ill out of lack of exposure, and for those who do not understand the healing power of a creative outlet.
What a treasure!
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