Movies that move me lately…

  • The Story Of Weeping Camel– This unique documentary follows a Mongolian camel that’s rejected her newborn white colt. Throughout her difficult delivery, the camel is aided by a family of shepherds, who instantly notice the mother’s rejection and make valiant efforts to warm the mother to her child. Now, all hope lies with the family’s two young boys, who must travel across the Gobi desert to find a healing musician. Will the violinist’s ritual do the trick?
  • The Wild Parrots Of Telegraph Hill– This documentary tells the true story of a Bohemian St. Francis of Assisi and his amazing relationship with a flock of wild parrots. Mark Bittner, a homeless street musician in San Francisco, adopts the flock as he searches for meaning in his life. The weird thing is, he’s unaware that the wild parrots will bring him everything he needs. The film celebrates urban wildness (human and avian) and links the parrots’ antics to human … antics.
  • Os Carvoeiros (The Charcoal People)– This deeply human documentary examines the subjects of environmental destruction from two distinct angles. Impoverished migrant workers are chopping down the Amazon rainforest to create charcoals for pig iron production used primarily in the automobile industry. The film examines their daily lives and work as they burn timber in igloo looking huts, their bodies charred gray for $2 a day, children and elders alike, struggling to get ahead.
  • The Revolution Will Not Be Televised– On April 12, 2002, the world awoke to the news that Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez had been removed from office and replaced by a new interim government. Documentarians Kim Bartley and Donnacha O’Briain, in Venezuela making a film about the left-leaning democratic president, suddenly found themselves in the heart of a coup d’état and captured those frightening moments and days in which a nation’s political future hung in the balance. Click Here To Watch the Entire Film

Posted on December 4, 2006 in Misc

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