Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, variously await their fate.
Told in seven chapters, Käutner’s first postwar film portrays the lives of average people overwhelmed and traumatized by the impact of fascism. Käutner uses the framing device of an automobile whose various owners serve as the film’s protagonists and initiate its episodic structure. The characters represent an interesting cross-section of the German people including a deserting soldier, a Jewish couple and a composer who has been labeled as subversive. During a time when most Germans wanted to forget the past, Käutner eschewed the controlled setting of the UFA studios and chose to film in the bombed out streets of Berlin, crafting a humanistic rendering of recent history.
A Swiss documentary
By land, by air, and by sea, viewers can now experience the struggle that millions of creatures endure in the name of migration as wildlife photographers show just how deeply survival instincts have become ingrained into to the animals of planet Earth. From the monarch butterflies that swarm the highlands of Mexico to the birds who navigate by the stars and the millions of red crabs who make the perilous land journey across Christmas Island, this release offers a look at animal instinct in it's purest form.
In the heart of Nairobi, where abandoned children wander the streets with no relief from the grim realities of poverty, hope for the future is dim, until renowned Kenyan actress Anne Wanjugu restores the children's spirit through the healing power of theater. This inspiring doc chronicles their triumphant journey from the makeshift stage of a small church to the bright lights of Broadway.
A classic Disney Circle Vision 360 film. It was shot with a nine-screen, 360 degree camera, so that park guests could be completely surrounded with the scenes of America. It replaced America, the Beautiful at Disneyland and Walt Disney World in 1984. It played at Disneyland until 1996, and at Walt Disney World until 1994.
Jia Zhangke's short film for Greenpeace East Asia depicts the effects of air pollution in northeast China, a region frequently blanketed in dangerous levels of air pollution. 'Smog Journeys' traces two families from two different backgrounds; one a mining family in Hebei province, and the other a trendy middle class family in Beijing. Both face a similar fate. Air pollution is one of China's most pressing environmental and health issues. Greenpeace calls for a shift from coal to clean renewable energy, as well as short term measures that better safeguard people's health.
Immerse yourself in the visual wonders of nature while sweetly soothing music accompanies armchair excursions to the world's most breathtaking locations, including Thailand, France, Greece, Italy, Norway, Iceland, Morocco and South Africa. Explore gorgeous bodies of water in "Cascading Waterways," spectacular landscapes in "Edge of the Horizon" and views from the world's most majestic mountaintops in "Peaks of the Heavens."
Magic Journeys is a 3D film created by WED Enterprises for presentation at Disney theme parks. Originally shown at the Imagination Pavilion at Disney's EPCOT Center in Florida, it featured at four different parks in the US and Japan over the course of its 11-year run.
Mythic Journeys includes animation, documentary, story, atwork, and animation about the role of mythology & mysticism in modern society and storytelling, featuring interviews with Deepak Chopra and Michael Beckwith. Documentary footage is placed within a frame story for which Brian and Wendy Froud created the puppets and actors Mark Hamill, Lance Henriksen, and Tim Curry provided the voices.
This documentary series follows three iconic species — caribou, zebra and elephant — on three of the world’s most breathtaking wildlife adventures. Each must overcome immense obstacles, from challenging terrain to hungry predators and sheer physical exhaustion. What drives these animals to risk everything in the race of their lives? Using the latest satellite-tagging technology, a team of scientists and filmmakers can now track the precise journeys of individual animals, witnessing their daily life-and-death decisions first hand as they happen. For the first time, we’ll reveal the complete picture of these epic races — the successes, the failures and the near misses.
Through the use of spectacular, never-before-seen nuclear test footage, travels to ten former testing sites and explores the history, physical changes resulting from the tests and current condition of these amazing and important places. Visit the notorious Nevada Test Site, known as the most bombed place on earth. Over 900 nuclear explosions where detonated at this location – an area larger than the State of Rhode Island. Once upon a time these locations were kept top secret, but today, with this 60th Anniversary Diamond Edition of Atomic Journeys: Welcome to Ground Zero, you will finally see these historic hot spots. Preserving the incredible legacy of America’s nuclear testing program stands as a reminder of the fine line between the progress of mankind and the destruction of the earth. Once you understand what really happened at the Ground Zero nuclear testing sites, you will never be the same.
Master guru Herbie Pearlman talks to director Brian Labrecque and answers all questions religious and spiritual, for he is benevolent and wise and all seeing.
Documentary account of George W. Bush's presidential campaign.
Experience the ultimate digital artistry from around the world as Computer Animation Journeys presents a stunning collection of cutting edge short stories. This body of work showcases 12 ultra-entertaining films, inlcuding the hilarious antics of "Melvin: The Red-Headed Stepchild", the harrowing adventure of "Marvin and the Martian", the suspense of "Pump Action", the very humorous anecdote within "Fruits of Labor" and the cosmic contemplation of "Horses on Mars". And these are just the beginning of the spectacular array of computer animated gems awaiting you inside!
In May of 2011, Neil Young drove a 1956 Crown Victoria from his idyllic hometown of Omemee, Ontario to downtown Toronto's iconic Massey Hall where he intimately performed the last two nights of his solo world tour. Along the drive, Young recounted insightful and introspective stories from his youth to filmmaker Jonathan Demme. Through the tunes and the tales, Demme portrays a personal, retrospective look into the heart and soul of the artist.
An epic meditation on psychoanalysis, the Baader-Meinhof, feminism, and pre-revolutionary Russia.
Join triplets Anna, Teresa and Helena as they set off to discover the world and beyond, learning some valuable lessons about friendship and family in this collection of three episodes from the delightful animated children's series. In Africa, the kids meet a friendly taxi driver who tells them about his culture. Then they join a traveling circus and perform at a refugee camp. Later, the trio blasts off for an exciting adventure in space.
In 1836, the start of the longest reigning queen of England coincides with the beginning of the career of the greatest British author since Shakespeare: Charles Dickens. In discovering the characters created by Dickens and the author's haunts, the viewer becomes a privileged witness to the economic, scientific, and cultural effervescence that marked Victoria's reign. They became a blueprint for today's London and present day England.
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys is a television series, filmed in New Zealand and the United States. It was produced from 1995, and was very loosely based on the tales of the classical Greek culture hero Heracles. It ran for six seasons, producing action figures and other memorabilia as it became one of the highest rated syndicated television shows in the world at that time. It also gained a cult following along with its spin-off, Xena: Warrior Princess. It was preceded by several TV movies with the same major characters in 1994 as part of Universal Television's Action Pack: in order, Hercules and the Amazon Women, Hercules and the Lost Kingdom, Hercules and the Circle of Fire, Hercules in the Underworld, and Hercules in the Maze of the Minotaur, the last of which served mostly as a "clip show" of the previous movies as a lead up to the series.