Stephen Sorrell, a decorated war hero, raises his son Kit alone after Kit's mother deserts husband and child in the boy's infancy. Sorrell loses a promising job offer and is forced to take ... See full summary »
In this blend of documentary and fictional narrative from pioneering filmmaker Robert Flaherty, the everyday trials of life on Ireland's unforgiving Aran Islands are captured with attention to naturalistic beauty and historical detail.
Robert J. Flaherty
Colman 'Tiger' King,
A crook's ex-wife marries the state's governor, and the crook sees an opportunity to make some money by threatening to expose his wife's past if the governor doesn't pay him off. The ... See full summary »
John Francis Dillon
Robert Emmett O'Connor
A surrealistic documentary portrait of the region of Las Hurdes, a remote region of Spain where civilisation has barely developed, showing how the local peasants try to survive without even the most basic utilities and skills.
Kru is a pioneer, living deeper in the jungle of northern Siam than any of his predecessors. He solves the problems caused by leopards and tigers attacking his stock by setting traps and killing those beasts. A baby chang (the Siamese word for elephant) is caught in his trap, and thinking he would tame it so it will work for him one day, he tethers it to a post under his house, which is on stilts. Its mother comes and destroys his house. Kru and his family flee to the village, where a mammoth herd of elephants suddenly appear and decimates the buildings in the village. But the villagers fight back.Written by
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Before the most ancient civilization arose, before the first city in the world was built, before man trod the earth - then, as now, there stretched across vast spaces of farther Asia a great green threatening mass of vegetation... the Jungle...
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Milestone Film and Video has issued a video with a music score by Bruce Gaston (copyrighted in 1991) and performed by Fong Naam. The running time is 69 minutes. See more »
A combination of a nature documentary and a staged drama about life in the jungles of Southeast Asia in the 1920s. Multiple and brutal dangers present challenges to a little family living apart from their village...life goes on despite hardship. How did they get some of the shots? The film will make you wonder about how life used to be before there were today's modern conveniences...it is very much kill or be killed. There is some comic relief...Bimbo steals the show. Easy to see the embryonic shots that evolve into King Kong a few years later. Worthy of the nomination received for best film of its class that year. Highly recommended.
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