Art Documentaries

Trapped in the City of a Thousand Mountains

Chongqing is a metropolis that lies deep in the Chinese heartland, along the Yangtze River. This place has been an inspiration to poets for years, but now things are changing radically and instead of being known as the Mountain City, Chongqing has become Trap City.

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That’s My Jazz

Growing up as the son of a famous jazz musician had its perks. As a young boy Milt Abel II remembers getting an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the life of an entertainer.

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Dr. Dre: Another Beat

He believes that an artist or producer should try to top him or herself every time they go out there, and that’s what he tries to do.

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Exit 12: Moved by War

Keep your finger off the trigger and do not point the rifle at anyone you don’t intend to shoot. This is great advice coming from a US Marine Veteran who has uses dancing to reprogram his mind in order to deal with anger, depression, and anxiety.

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In Praise of Action

We’ve all got to admit that without stunt people the movies we love would probably be lame. These brave men and women sometimes risk their lives just to create excitement for us to enjoy.

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Ignite

A Burning Man Film

It has been called a social experiment, but Burning Man is so much more than that. It’s even much more than a week-long desert party.

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Moving Sounds

Documentary about a musician who cycled from UK to Mali

When he was 19, Ed Wade-Martins spent a few years living in Africa. That experience has led him back on numerous occasions.

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Just The Way You Are

Most children in the United States that were born between the late sixties and the early nineties watched Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

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Broken Lives Illustrated

This thought-provoking film highlights the lives of twelve homeless people living in Florida. Their stories all begin differently. None of them expected to become homeless, but life happened.

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Madman of the Cathedral

There’s a small village on the outskirts of Madrid, Spain called Mejorada del Campo. It’s mostly an unknown location except for one resident who has been building a cathedral there for over fifty years.

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Johnny Physical Lives

Jonathan Adam Neuman began dreaming about becoming a rock star back in the days of the mix tapes. He loved listening to Buddy Holly’s songs.

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Babel Village

When he hit 42, Nikolay Polissky decided to change his life. He had been a very successful artist up until then, but he wanted to take his talent a step further.

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The AutistiX

What can happen when three young men decide to stop seeing their condition as a limitation and instead see it as a gift?

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Hollywood’s Greatest Trick

Visual effects artists work behind the scene creating some of the most iconic and mind-blowing effects in the movies we love.

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What is Kung Fu?

This short documentary film explores the diversity that is found within the Chinese martial art of Kung Fu. Seven practitioners and masters were interviewed for the film and each one described what the art means to him or her personally. 

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American Juggalo 2

You can’t describe what it means to be a Juggalo; it’s beyond comprehension and reasoning. This short film is a sequel to Sean Dunne’s popular first project (watch the first American Juggalo here) where he brought to light the subculture of the Juggalos.

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Dear Governor Cuomo

Ban Fracking Now

Hydraulic facturing, also known as fracking, raised more debate in New York City than any other issue in recent history.  Since 2005, gas companies started leasing land in New York to frack. 

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Hans Zimmer Revealed

There are only a few words that can accurately define Hans Zimmer. He is the nicest person around and he is a genius.

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Dance of the Little Swans

Thousands of dancers apply every year for admittance into the Vaganova Ballet Academy but only a few make it in because it’s difficult and it’s gruesome.

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Earthships

Self-Sustaining Homes for a Post-Apocalyptic US?

The State of New Mexico gave them two acres to do any kind of experimental architecture they wanted to, and so they started working on projects that wouldn’t normally be accepted by other counties.

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Thoth’s Pill: An Animated History of Writing

This animated film takes viewers on a journey back to the birth of writing. The trip begins all the way back in the early cave days and then brings us right into modern day writing. 

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Winner Takes it All

Pain and Gain of Russian Rhythmic Gymnasts

Rhythmic gymnastics competitions are a huge favorite among sports enthusiasts. The discipline originated in Russia, and this country continues setting the bar for excellence and creativity.

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Pussy Riot: The Movement

About six decades ago Rock and Roll changed the world with its dreams of love and peace. It gave artists the power to speak out with a message that was uncommon at the time.

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Blessed with Venom

Many years ago, during the time in which the Kingdom of Siam was in the middle of a two hundred year struggle with Burma and Cambodia, the Siamese military developed the art of Muay Thai.

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