Industry & Production

  • 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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  • 48 min.

    City of booze

    Helmer, Ulrike A, 2005

    Around 1880, at the height of the gin era gin, the Dutch city Schiedam had 441 distilleries. From Africa to South America people drunk the Schiedam Gin.

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  • 77 min.

    Empire of Dust

    Paesschen, Bram Van, 2011

    Two men representing two different cultures clash in the dust of the former Belgian colony, the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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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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  • 58 min.

    Maserati: Story of a Legend

    Nannavecchia, Nicola & Dini, Dino, 2010

    Maserati has been one of the legends of motor racing for almost a century. Numerous interviews with the protagonists and witnesses confirm the epic deeds of Maserati.

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  • 9 min.

    Buy Buy Europe 4: Bratwurst, Lederhosen and Minijobs

    Vos, Pieter de, 2013

    For the past years, the German economy is set as an example for other EU members. The German industry and banks made fortunes with the dramatic increase of German exports.

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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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  • 55 min.

    Underhand Tactics; Sugar Overload

    Perrin, Edouard & Renaud, Jean-Baptiste, 2012

    For the last decennia, the attitude towards food has changed in France. Obesity has become a growing problem. However, by studying the food labels on the package we do not seems to be getting the right information.

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  • 56 min.

    Underhand Tactics; Toxic Labels

    Maurice, Marie, 2012

    As big European clothing brands such as Zara and Monoprix claim to have a fair and sustainable mode of production, it seems many manufacturers are still reliant on sweatshops for their products.

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  • 92 min.

    Yasuni - two seconds of life

    Wild, Leonard, 2010

    In Ecuador, the Yasuni National Park in the Western Amazon Region is one of the sites with the greatest biodiversity on our planet, but it also holds a big part of Ecuadors oil reserves.

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  • 52 min.

    Surplus: Terrorized into being consumers

    Gandini, Erik, 2003

    Has director Gandini been using a crystal ball in order to make this award winning 2003 documentary film? Surplus gives a clear prognosis of the contemporary economic crisis and is a treat for critical minds.

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  • 96 min.

    Pale peko bantu mambo ayikosake

    Paesschen, Bram van, 2008

    Every year, a variety of Congolese citizens comes to work at the old Katanga mines owned by Gecamines and dig for copper, cobalt and malachite.

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  • 50 min.

    The Price of Cotton

    Junger, Karin, 2005

    In The Price of Cotton,filmed in Mali, we meet small cotton farmers in Mali and second-generation cotton farmers in Texas who all worry about the gathering international storm around cotton subsidies.

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  • 60 min.

    Cartoneros

    Livron-Grosman, Ernesto, 2006

    Cartoneros is about the ongoing process of garbage recycling in Buenos Aires. The filmmaker follows the trash pickers who collect the garbage, through middlemen who separate the garbage in warehouses, to executives in large corporate mills.

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  • 95 min.

    Crude Impact

    James Jandak Wood, 2006

    This is a powerful story that explores the interconnection between human domination of the planet and the discovery and use of oil. Deze documentaire een waarschuwing voor de toenemende conflicten en milieuproblemen als gevolg van oprakende oliebronnen.

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  • 77 min.

    Arlit: Second Paris

    Mora-Kpai, Idrissou, 2005

    Arlit, once was a booming uranium-mining town in Niger. In Arlit are living migrants from different parts of Africa and the Tuaregs who live there.

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  • 60 min.

    Pulque's song

    Gonzales, Everardo, 2003

    In the award winning Pulque's Song director Everardo Gonzales portraits the daily life in a local Mexican bar where older men enjoy each other's company and their favorite drink Pulque.

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  • 50 min.

    Food is waste

    Rob van Hattum, 2007

    Winner of the Silver Dragon at the Beijing International Science Film Festival 2006, an inspiring documentary on the Cradle to Cradle design concept of the chemist Michael Braungart and the architect William McDonough.

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  • 46 min.

    Goodbye Mrs. Ant

    Curtis, Adam, 1992

    As part of the documentary series Pandora's Box Goodbye Mrs Ant examines the influence of chemicals discoveries on everyday life.

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  • 39 min.

    The corporation - Interviews & Background

    Achbar, Mark & Abbott, Jennifer, 2003

    The Corporation explores the nature and spectacular rise of the dominant business institution of our time. Footage from pop culture, advertising, TV news, and corporate propaganda, illuminates the corporation's grip on our lives.

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  • 50 min.

    Lust for gold

    Kraanen, Joost, 1990

    Deep in the territory of the Brazilian Amazon forty thousand gold miners live together with nine thousand Indians. As the ever-expanding gold mines push closer to the Indian reservation, tribal tradition and cultural identity stand to risk dissipation.

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  • 100 min.

    Why We Fight

    Jarecki, Eugene, 2005

    A documentary that examines America's policies regarding making war, most recently the Iraq war and what is termed pre-emptive strikes (The Bush-doctrine).

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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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  • 70 min.

    The factory

    Molenaar, Hillie & Wijk, Joop van, 1981

    The documentary film 'The factory' offers an unbiased view into the heart of Cuban socialism with many points of departure for discussion.

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