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Programme 40

A vision of the future of man on a planet he has destroyed. ... Read more
Dubai, a tiny arid Sheikdom on the eastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula, has always looked outwards to the sea for its livelihood. First fish, then pearls, then commerce, and now, oil. ... The film explores the development of Dubai and, whilst following the construction of a unique underwater ... Read more
The film examines the complexities in the friendship of two teenage boys: Joseph, who is thirteen, introspective, shy with girls and whose father owns a factory in Hythe; and Peter, who is fourteen, more extrovert, confident with girls and whose father is an employee and shop-steward in the factory ... Read more
An idiosyncratic exploration of the world of magic using its raw materials: stigmata, scarabs and weird symbolism, by a magician cum director. ... This elusive film has a soundtrack by Mick Jagger on Moog Synthesizer and a cast of wand bearers, a Magus, His Satanic Majesty and Lucifer himself. ... Read more
Filmed in various parts of the U.S. and Canada, Knowing to Learn shows the more tested and accepted of the new teaching instruments (such as closed circuit TV) and the less familiar innovations now being tried out. The film dips into the philosophy and methodology of education, but clarity and ... Read more
The film was made for participation in the 1967 International Television Contest, the theme being: "What do young people do in your country at 5 o'clock on Saturday afternoons?'' This humorous entry shows a young girl in England, drinking a lot of wine—alone. The film won Second Prize in the ... Read more
A study of iron ore mining in North-West Australia, depicting the journey of iron from mine to ship. ... Read more
The art of abstract mime is fused with that of creative film making. Will Spoor draws his ideas for his art from the movement of animals, birds, objects in space, and relates them to the structure of the human body. He sees mime as the art of not moving, a matter of articulation by a body stripped ... Read more
A strange man and computer made monster turns against its creators. ... The film was produced by the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, in Iran. ... Golden Statue, Tehran Festival of Films for Children 1970 ... Read more
Kenji Mizoguchi was one of the greatest of all fIlm-makers and his career as a director spanned from 1923 to 1956. Tales of Chikamatsu (1954) belongs to the luminous late years of his career and was made two years after The Life of Oharu, the year after Ugetsu and in the same year as Sansho The ... Read more
A film about the production resources of Life magazine. ... Read more
This is the story of a ninety-year-old mother, who lost nine sons to Russia: one died in the Revolution and the other eight during the second World War. Using old photographs, letters and newsreels, the film recreates in eloquent pictures the turbulent years of this old woman's life. ... Read more
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