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.
Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.
Notorious killer whale Tilikum is responsible for the deaths of three individuals, including a top killer whale trainer. Blackfish shows the sometimes devastating consequences of keeping ... See full summary »
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,
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Puti Sri Candra Dewi
Mads illuminates a post-neo-colonial age in Africa
"The Ambassador" is a revealing documentary on the existence of corruption in Africa. Mads leaves his life as a danish journalist and becomes an African diplomat. A life where one can operate freely, with very few moral boundaries while still being a respected member of society. Being able to indulge oneself in secret state-affairs, enjoy red-carpet treatment and travel the world with a suitcase full of diamonds.
Mads illuminates a post-neo-colonial age in Africa where diplomatic accrediting is given to anyone with a bag full of money. The documentary contains very few satirical moments, and I would suggest it is made more with the intent of being informative than it is to shame individuals or society in itself. Then what is satire? One encyclopedia explains satire as using "vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings ... to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, and society itself, into improvement." (Encyclopaedia Britannica, 2004)
I would recommend it to anyone with a soft spot for documentaries with a twist. It's an entertaining watch.
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