Cities & Urbanization

  • 87 min.

    Amsterdam Stories USA II

    Rogier van Eck, Rob Rombout, 2012

    Amsterdam Stories USA is a road movie tracing 15 small places in the United States, all of them named Amsterdam. The 6 hour documentary is divided in 4 chapters of 90 minutes each. EAST, SOUTH, MIDWEST, WEST

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  • 85 min.

    Amsterdam Stories USA III

    Rogier van Eck, Rob Rombout, 2012

    Amsterdam Stories USA is a road movie tracing 15 small places in the United States, all of them named Amsterdam. The 6 hour documentary is divided in 4 chapters of 90 minutes each. EAST, SOUTH, MIDWEST, WEST

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  • 90 min.

    Amsterdam Stories USA IV

    Rogier van Eck, Rob Rombout, 2012

    Amsterdam Stories USA is a road movie tracing 15 small places in the United States, all of them named Amsterdam. The 6 hour documentary is divided in 4 chapters of 90 minutes each. EAST, SOUTH, MIDWEST, WEST

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  • 95 min.

    Amsterdam Stories USA I

    Roger van Eck, Rob Rombout, 2012

    Amsterdam Stories USA is a road movie tracing 15 small places in the United States, all of them named Amsterdam. The 6 hour documentary is divided in 4 chapters of 90 minutes each. EAST, SOUTH, MIDWEST, WEST

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  • 70 min.

    Rooms without a view

    Marre, Emmauel, 2013

    A portrait of a hotel where many different people share the the same uniform environment.

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  • 56 min.

    Red Hair and black coffee

    Bochet, Milena, 2012

    This film offers an exclusive view on a hidden Romani village located deep down in a Slovakian valley, where a spirit; the old red-haired lady Vozarania still wanders around.

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  • 52 min.

    Speed in search of time

    Opitz, Florian, 2013

    "My experience with time by now is limited to the one feeling - I don't have enough." It's a paradox. Never before in history we have worked more efficiently. Never before we have saved time with more sophisticated technologies.

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  • 24 min.

    Affectionately known as Alex

    Turken, Danny, 2008

    In this film, four white South African veterans who fought on the border of occupied Namibia and Angola in the 70s and 80s together with thousands of other young white conscript soldiers reflect on their terrifying adventures.

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  • 29 min.

    China on China, a New Generation

    Schulz Contreras, Lisbet & Jarnebrink, Lollo, 2013

    Thanks to the economic prosperity of contemporary China, the life of young Chinese is in no way comparable to the lives of their parents. Rapid urbanization has led to new challenges and career opportunities.

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  • 28 min.

    China on China, Everything has a Price Tag

    Schulz Contreras, Lisbet & Jarnebrink, Lollo, 2013

    This third episode of the series China on China focuses on the changing costs of living and the growing income gap in the Chinese contemporary society. The vast economic growth of the country has benefited some people more than others.

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  • 52 min.

    Detroit: The Bankruptcy of a Symbol

    Derouet, Thierry, 2011

    Detroit used to be the international symbol of prosperity made possible by the miracles of mass production. Since the 60-ies its rapidly declining car industry has left the city devastated creating many financial and social problems.

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  • 60 min.

    Diary of a Times Square thief

    Bense, Klaas, 2008

    This documentary is based upon a mysterious diary found by the filmmaker. This manuscript describes the adventures of a man who, in the late eighties, left the Midwest of the United States to go to New York to realize his big dream: to become a writer.

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  • 82 min.

    The one man village

    Habre, Simon El, 2008

    A moving, poignant story, One Man Village is Lebanese director Simon El Habres documentary on the life of his uncle, farmer Semaan El Habre.

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  • 58 min.

    Men of the city

    Isaacs, Marc, 2009

    This melancholic film is a result of beautiful combinations of sound and images, shot in the concrete-grey financial centre of contemporary London.

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  • 55 min.

    Cosmopolis

    Tavares, Camilo & Belluzzo, Coi & Cury, Otavio, 2007

    Cosmopolis as a world in itself. In this case, Cosmopolis refers to the dynamic, renewing, ever growing Brasillian city of Sao Paulo.

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  • 98 min.

    Parallel lines

    Davenport, Nina, 2004

    On September the 11th 2001, documentary filmmaker and New Yorker Nina Davenport is temporarily living in San Diego. As a New Yorker whose appartement was right next to the Twin Towers, the news puts her completely off balance.

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  • 88 min.

    Nakkala

    Ramseier, Peter, 2005

    Magnificent footage of the Finnish tundra landscape, accompanied by hypnotic Sami music lead us through the vanishing world of the reindeer herders.

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  • 80 min.

    Curundu

    Endara Mislov, Ana, 2007

    Seen through the eyes of local photographer Kenneth, the documentary presents a candid portrait of the Panamanian shanty district Curundu.

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  • 98 min.

    Mahaleo

    Paes & Rajaonarivelo, 2005

    The documentary tells the stories of the seven members of Mahaleo, a popular band in Madagascar. Together they write songs about life´s important themes, such as friendship, love, birth and death.

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  • 16 min.

    Half City West-Berlin

    Polzer, Joachim, 1988

    The camera moves over the city of Berlin as a fleeting eye crosses an urban landscape. None of the shots seem to have any narrative or discursive relation; everything passes by the viewer as in a dream.

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  • 90 min.

    Megacities

    Glawogger, Michael, 1998

    Bombay, Mexico City, Moscow, New York: seductive, yet repellent monsters. The contradiction insinuates itself into the daily lives of those who populate these megacities. In 12 chapters the inhabitants of Megacities share their lives and experiences.

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  • 63 min.

    Mama Calle

    Laan, Arjanne, 1990

    Mama Calle is among the top-20 all-time best IDFA documentaries. It is a stirring documentary that examines the daily struggle of four destitute street kids for survival on the mean streets of Mexico City, one of the world´s largest cities.

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  • 60 min.

    Grito de piedra

    Zantvoort, Ton van, 2006

    The inhabitants of the village of Potosi in Bolivia predominantly live off the yield from the mines of Cerro Rico (rich hill). For hundreds of years, they've been mining minerals like silver and zinc there. Time seems to have stood still in Potosí.

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  • 77 min.

    The show must go on

    Heijnen, Hans, 2002

    Hordes of cheerleaders, fitness fanatics and tap-dancing men are not strange phenomena in America. But if these people have reached retirement, it is something else. Welcome to Sun City West, Arizona.

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  • 50 min.

    Valley of Sighs

    Goeijers, Carin, 2004

    Few marriageable women live in the remote valley of the Spanish Pyrenees. Since the early eighties busloads of young women have been invited from afar to come to parties where the male villagers hope to find potential wives among them.

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  • 95 min.

    The Making of a New Empire

    Putter, Jos de, 1999

    Khozh-Ahmed Noukhaev is a warlord and leader of the Chechen independence movement. Jos de Putter got the illustrious guerilla leader to cooperate for this documentary.

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