Cultural & Social Change

Cultural & Social Change Documentaries

  • 92 min.

    The collection which did not exist

    Joachim Olender, 2014

    In June 2011, Museum of Modern Art acquired 223 works of the collection of the Belgian couple Herman and Nicole Daled. This conceptual European and American collection was made between 1966 and 1978.

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  • 52 min.

    People of the River

    Xavier Istasse, 2013

    A majestic River: the river Meuse. A theme that has inspired many poets and artists. The Meuse participates in the development of tourism, cultural and sports areas it passes. This documentary lets you meet the people who live around the river.

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  • 28 min.

    China on China, the power and the peopl

    Schulz Contreras, Lisbet, 2013

    After centuries of Western dominance, the world's center of economic and political weight is shifting eastwards.

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  • 60 min.

    The man with a hundred children

    Janic, Vuk, 2012

    "The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why?" MARK TWAIN

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  • 120 min.

    China is still far

    Bensmail, Malek, 2009

    Director Malek Bensmaïl visits Ghassira, a small village nestled in the Aurès mountains, where fifty years ago the Algerian revolution started.

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  • 61 min.

    Generation '89

    Zmarz-Koczanowicz, Maria, 2002

    A portrait about the 'Generation of Great Change' in Poland.

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  • 103 min.

    Male Domination

    Patric Jean, 2009

    Is it possible, in the 21st century, that men demand a return to patriarchal ancestral values? Male Domination provocatively stirs up trouble through the feminism of a man who takes a hard look at himself.

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  • 58 min.

    Two Sisters

    Jasna Krajinovic`, 2006

    Violeta and Vyollca Dukay live in the south of Kosovo, close to the border with Albania. Faced with a very high unemployment in their country since the end of the war, they became deminers.

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  • 50 min.

    Nothing Remains

    Natasja van Wijk, 2012

    The final months of dairy shop Kors in the middle of Amsterdam South, show us the ways of one of the most declining neighbourhoods of Holland.

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  • 90 min.

    Hill of Pleasures

    Maria Ramos, 2013

    In 2011, law and order was restored by military operation in the Hill of Pleasures slum in Rio de Janeiro. The Police became the tool of Brazils new policy of conquering citizenship. How do inhabitants and occupants of the Hill assess their new situation?

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  • 56 min.

    K.O.R. KOR

    Grudzinska, Joanna, 2009

    The spontaneous workers revolt and protests in 1976 in Communist Poland were violently repressed by the authorities. But almost immediately, a group of intellectuals and workers banded together to form K.O.R., the Workers Defense Committee.

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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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  • 49 min.

    Hijacking the Arab Spring

    Redouani, Kamal, 2012

    For decades, the Muslim Brotherhood was an outlawed organization, marginalized and persecuted. Today, along with the Salafists and other Muslim groups, they are the principal winners of the Arab revolutions.

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  • 80 min.

    Broken Silence

    Flipse, Eline, 1996

    Broken silence is about the influence of Mao's Cultural_Revolution on the music and everyday life in China.

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  • 28 min.

    China on China, a Dramatic History

    Schulz Contreras, Lisbet & Jarnebrink, Lollo, 2013

    As of 2013, China has the second-largest economy in the world, in terms of nominal GDP. No other country in history has risen so quickly from poverty to prosperity. How is this possible? How did the rise take place and what happened along the way?

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  • 29 min.

    China on China, the Comeback

    Schulz Contreras, Lisbet & Jarnebrink, Lollo, 2013

    After centuries of Western dominance, China has made a comeback as an economic super power. China is the second largest economy in the world and for most parts of the world, China has become an important trade partner.

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  • 28 min.

    China on China, Sun Wind but no Water

    Schulz Contreras, Lisbet & Jarnebrink, Lollo, 2013

    Over the past decennia, China has become the factory of the world. The economical growth has benefited the country in many ways. However, the industrialization has been disastrous for the environment and the living conditions of many others.

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  • 28 min.

    China on China, more than Half the Sky

    Schulz Contreras, Lisbet & Jarnebrink, Lollo, 2013

    With the prospect of freedom and a career, a growing number of contemporary Chinese women has become an independent urban citizen. The reforms have had a positive impact on the financial position of women in China.

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  • 28 min.

    China on China, Culture for Billions

    Schulz Contreras, Lisbet & Jarnebrink, Lollo, 2013

    The Chinese film industry is booming. In less than 15 years, Chinese cinema has evolved into a billion dollar industry. Although the films made in China are gaining huge popularity at home, international conquests have yet to be made.

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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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  • 88 min.

    Sons of the land

    Bergeon, Edouard, 2012

    French farmers are killing themselves in record numbers, driven to suicide by loneliness, loss of status and financial woes.

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  • 90 min.

    Living Utopia

    Gamero, Juan, 1997

    In 1996, the director visits the reunion of the 1936 social revolution in Spain. The guests are old and grey, but still appear to have a burning passion for the main cause, anarchism.

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  • 51 min.

    Let's cook History: Revolution in Eating

    Allante, Philippe & Barriere, Michelle, 2006

    With the fall of absolute monarchy and the emergence of the bourgeoisie, the social change prompted by the French Revolution also influenced the culinary world. Paris was the birthplace of the first restaurants where the Nouveaux Riches wined and dined.

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  • 96 min.

    Nostalgia for death

    Gieling, Ramon, 1992

    Death tends to be something mysterious and yet interconnected with life itself. The Mexicans have a special relationship with death. Their way of dealing with death and the dead is based on old rituals of the Aztecs.

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  • 50 min.

    The New Silver

    Jansse, Alexandra, 2005

    The New Silver, filmed in Bolivia, illustrates how "Access to Capital" can change the lives of both poor individuals and poor nations.

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  • 86 min.

    The Threat

    Luzi, Silvia & Bellino, Luca, 2008

    In this eye-opening portret of Hugo Chavez, the Bolivarian Revolution is depicted as a threat to the Venezuelan dream of a better life.

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  • 58 min.

    Century of Self; there is a Policeman inside all our heads: he must be destroyed

    Curtis, Adam, 2002

    This documentary is part three of the BBC documentary series The century of the self and explores how in the 1960s, a radical group of psychotherapists challenged the influence of Freudian theories on the unconscious in America.

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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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  • 94 min.

    Pancho villa

    Taboada Tabone, Francesco, 2006

    Pancho Villa is a composition of memories of the Mexican revolutionary hero. Nearly 100 years after the revolution, Tabone asks Mexicans from different walks of life about Pancho Villa, one of the most well know revolutionary figures.

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  • 51 min.

    Something remains

    Capelli, Luciano & Ruggeri, Andrea, 2001

    Narrated from the perspective of several generations of Nicaraguans, Something remains tells the story of the turbulent twenty-two years in their nation's recent history.

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  • 70 min.

    Que viva Mauricio Demierre

    Goel, Stephane, 2006

    Que vivamauricio Demierre evokes the tragic destiny of Mauricio Demierre who took part in the Sandinist revolution and was killed in an ambush held by the Contras in February 1986.

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  • 51 min.

    Treatment for traitors

    Bertels, Ike, 1983

    Documentary compilation from historic footage shot by the National Institute of Cinema in Mozambique which looks at the rehabilitation of former colonial government collaborators by the government of Samora Machel, the former president of mozambique.

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  • 67 min.

    In my father's house

    Ouazzani, Fatima Jebli, 1997

    In this beautiful, poetic and deeply personal film, Moroccan filmmaker Fatima Jebli Ouazzani investigates the status accorded women in Islamic marriage customs and the continuing importance of virginity.

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  • 52 min.

    Casting

    Radovanovic, Goran, 2003

    Sex, survival, Serbia, pantyhose? What do they have in common? In 'Casting' women have come to audition for a part in a pantyhose commercial which has as its slogan - The most beautiful step in Europe- Panties for every occasion.

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