Category Documentaries

Forgotten Bird of Paradise

Filmed undercover and without the knowledge or authority of the Indonesian authorities, “Forgotten Bird of Paradise” provides a rare and moving insight into the forgotten struggle for independence that has gripped West Papua for over 45 years. The documentary features never before seen footage of West Papuan rebel fighters at their stronghold deep in the jungle…

Witness – Children of the Riots

The documentary focuses on the events of December 2008 in Athens: the murder of 15-year-old Alexis Grigoropoulos by two police officers in Exarcheia district, which became the spark of massive riots in Athens and in the rest of the major Greek cities. Greek youths express their views towards state violence and police brutality, and explain how the killing of a teenager by the police and the resulting riots changed their way of thinking and approaching things.

John Holloway speaks at B-Fest

John Holloway is a libertarian-Marxist sociologist and philosopher, whose work is closely associated with the Zapatista movement in Mexico. It has also been taken up by some intellectuals associated with the piqueteros in Argentina; Abahlali baseMjondolo movement in South Africa and the Anti-Globalization Movement in Europe and North America. He is currently a teacher at the Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences at the Autonomous University of Puebla. His 2002

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Guernica (1950) – Alain Resnais, Robert Hessens

The movie was created in 1950 by Alain Resnais and Robert Hessens using paintings, drawings and sculptures that Picasso made from 1902 to 1949. On April 26 1937 early afternoon, in the midst of the Spanish Civil War, the traditional capital of the Basque Country “Guernica”, was bombed by the Nazi German aviation (the allies of the fascist Franco). This attempt lasted for approximately three and a half hours. Two thousand people, all civilians, got

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Big Ideas That Changed The World – Consumerism

Many big ideas have struggled, over the centuries, to dominate the planet, but only one has achieved total supremacy. It’s compulsive attractions rob it’s followers of reason and good sense. It has created unsustainable inequalities and threatens to tear apart the very fabric of our society.

A Place Called Chiapas

In 1993 the Mexican government signed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA); implications from this agreement were that it would send Mexico into the status of a ‘First-world country’. Since that time there has been an unsettled peace in Chiapas, Mexico.

DEBTOCRACY – ΧΡΕΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ

Το DEBTOCRACY παρακολουθεί την εξέλιξη του παγκόσμιου καπιταλισμού από τη δεκαετία του ’70 μέχρι και σήμερα, εξετάζει την θέση της Ελλάδας στην παγκόσμια οικονομία, αναζητά τα αίτια της κρίσης χρέους και προτείνει λύσεις που αποκρύπτονται από την κυβέρνηση και τα κυρίαρχα μέσα ενημέρωσης. Ο Αρης Χατζηστεφάνου και η Κατερίνα Κιτίδη μιλούν με οικονομολόγους, δημοσιογράφους και προσωπικότητες από όλο τον κόσμο περιγράφοντας τα βήματα που οδήγησαν την Ελλάδα στην παγίδα του χρέους- τη χρεοκρατία.

Iain Sinclair in conversation with Sebastian Groes, 15 March 2011

“The city is eyes, the city is an organic identity watching itself,” says Iain Sinclair, and, very much preoccupied with the forms of surveillance, he illuminates the process of seeing by transforming it into a creative practice. Influenced by various artists, from the Situationist and founder of psychogeography Guy Debord, to the Beat poets Allen Ginsberg and Charles Olson, Sinclair operates as successor of their tradition. He was interestingly involved in the Dialectics of Liberation Congress (1967) which he was commissioned to film, and particularly inspired by Olson. “Polis is Eyes”, Olson maintains, and he continues: “There are no hierarchies, no infinite, […] there are only/ eyes in all heads/ to be looked out of”. Instead of passively observing the infringement of private life by the systems of surveillance, Sinclair chooses to answer creatively, to look back at the structure of the city and to engage in its interpretation.

Under Occupation: Toronto G20 Operation Documentary

Under Occupation: Toronto G20 Operation is an educational documentary that shows, in chronological order, the events that transpired over the G20 weekend in Toronto, Canada. While the mainstream media repeatedly broadcast images of burning police cars and broken windows, the cameras on the ground captured a far more terrifying story. Eyewitness video footage and firsthand accounts featured in this film tell a horrific tale of police brutality, mass arrests, secret

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Ναζί και ρατσισμός ( η αρία φυλή )

Στο επίκεντρο του εθνικού σοσιαλισμού βρισκόταν – βρίσκεται η ρατσιστική – φυλετική θεώρηση. Ο αντισημιτισμός απέκτησε σύντομα νόμιμη- νομική βάση…