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Films In 1984

12 Views of Kensal House is a documentary portrait of a working class housing estate built in 1936 as a model of enlightened planning, and which now stands as an archetypal example of inner city decay. The estate's downward path since idealistic conception (under the influence of Le Corbusier, the ... Read more
In ten minutes on Antenne 2 (Paris) on the 29th March 1984 the CFDT (French Democratic Labourer's Confederation) tried to ... imagine where it had come from and where it was heading. ... On the occasion of its 100th anniversary the CFDT asked itself. . . about the future. ... Read more
In 1963 Granada Television commissioned Michael Apted and Paul Almond to produce 7 UP — a 40 minute documentary based on interviews with 14 seven-year-old children from diverse class and regional backgrounds. The children talked candidly about their ambitions, their hopes and their plans for ... Read more
A music-based comedy with surreal undertones showing the dismal suburban environment of an "average" family. On this ... particular morning music starts as a pulse and affects each member of the family in a different fashion. ... For the father the music initially releases and then overwhelms him ... Read more
A Hungarian emigree who has lived in many countries. including Australia, made this personal experimental documentary incorporating Hungarian folksongs a lullaby she used to sing to her children, and the recitation by her son of a story he wrote when he was in 6th grade. "I am a woman who enjoys ... Read more
An animated Vulgarian male fantasy! ... Read more
M ... oshe shy and sheltered Hasidic jew living in New York City suffers contusion and conflict when he is attracted to a non-orthodox young woman Delicate amusing and telling. ... Read more
Lea Pool was born in Soglio, Switzerland in 1950. She emigrated to Canada in 1975 where she studied Communication Arts at Quebec University before directing numerous video productions, short fiction films, documentaries and television productions. For three years she also co-ordinated the German ... Read more
The man is asking: “What happened to the promise of love's great adventure and fulfilment?” (the myth of love). The woman is asking: “Why did I sacrifice the purity of self for the compromise of exchange?” (the myth of self). The film is asking: “Why do we persist in believing in either ... Read more
A wry investigation of a alleged sexual harassment. Flashbacks reveal the nature and circumstances of the assault, and powerful vignettes of the main characters deepen our appreciation of the background to the incident. ... Read more
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Lewis Wickes Hine (1874-1940) was pioneer of social photography in the USA. From 1910-1940 he took about 15,000 photos, above all portraits of workers: his images of a steel worker on the Empire State Building, and of immigrants on Ellis Island, have become famous. He took poignant pictures of ... Read more
Leading US experimental filmmaker presents two contrasting Americans against a background of the politics and music of the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies ... Read more
Decisions, decisions, even in the lunch break. Off beat humour in the style of Curne's prize-winning Flank Breeder. ... Read more
An international anthology of animators the film s 22 segments (each approximately 15 seconds) are drawn by 22 different animators of nine different nationalities. ... Read more
A quiet, literate, reflective film adapted from the journals of an Irish woman involved in Robert Emmetf s abortive uprising of 1803. The film follows her transformation from simple daughter of a peasant farmer, to her collaboration with the rebel leader.to her final ordeal in Kilmainham jail ... Read more
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This documentary was shot in the spring of 1984, on the border between Nicaragua and Honduras. Herzog does the voice-over himself. The film is set in a village on the north-east Atlantic coast which Herzog says he reached by travelling with an underground army while they carried out raids into ... Read more
Baw-naan is an incantatory ceremony practised by the Lebu during the winter season. When the rains are slow in coming, or when they are rare, the Lebu organise a ceremony destined to make God laugh and so to obtain ram For a whole day men and women in make-up and travesty sing and tell funny stones ... Read more
"Bayan Ko" was a popular protest song of the 1930's used against US domination of the Philippines, but now converted to an anthem of the anti-Marcos movement. Although Brocka's international reputation rests on socially engaged docu-dramas such as lnsiang and Manila: In the Claws of Neon, he is ... Read more
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