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Transformational Documentary following the traditions of THE SECRET

Shot in the rarely seen, sumptuous 35mm format with a larger-than-life score performed by the Prague Symphony Orchestra, the film delivers a timely, yet timeless message that is totally vital to literally everybody on earth.

Apollo Astronaut, Edgar Mitchell, Canadian Environmental Scientist and well-known Broadcaster, Dr. David Suzuki, Internet Health Guru, Dr. Joseph Mercola, Earthing innovators Clint Ober and Dr. Stephen Sinatra, his healed son, Step Sinatra, the film's creator, Steve Kroschel and the lovely Laura Koniver, M.D. are all validating the ancient but forgotten theory.

The film informs us about the little-known fact that the Earth's surface emits a constant stream of electrons, which neutralize the disease-causing free radicals in our bodies. Nature Deficit Disorder, a recently identified syndrome of chronic, inflammatory conditions, which manifest in an array of body aches and fatigue, non-restorative sleep and a poor immune system, among other complaints, all of which are caused by staying inside all day and wearing shoes at virtually all times thus, being deprived from from the naturally-healing electrons, which constantly flow from the surface of the Earth.

The practice of making regular skin contact with the Earth, like taking barefoot walks on the beach or on the grass - or better yet - swimming in natural bodies of water - have been clinically shown to help heal chronic inflammatory diseases in 95% of all cases.

If you are an Earthling, this film has an important and uplifting message for YOU.

GENRE: Documentary /   Documentary/74 min/ USA/ in English/ 2014

 

THE LAST GOLDEN LOTUS - The Secrets of Chinese Footbinding

Shirley, a cosmopolitan city dweller takes us from modern and thriving Shanghai  on a search of one of the last great mysteries of her childhood: the fabled “Golden Lotus” - the women with bound feet. Following the red thread of her journey, we plunge into the distant past of classical China to find the four last surviving “Golden Lotus” – the last testimonials of a quintessential ideal of beauty practiced by over 2 billion women for nearly 1000 years in the Middle Kingdom. As the hidden secrets are revealed, the film touches upon broader, universal issues like the tensions between modernity and tradition, erotic and nuptial ideals and the role of women in society.  Stemming from a personal quest, it unveils a well-concealed and disappearing cultural phenomenon and it ends with a touching accident… A profoundly humane and respectful approach to the truth behind one of China’s last great secrets: the Lotus feet!  

GENRE: Investigative documentary /  DIRECTOR: Shirley Zhao / 72 minutes

 

Filmed in 20 countries - 20 years in the making - A stunningly filmed portrait of life.

The rhythm of life revealed in the tradition of “Koyaanisqatsi” and “Samsara”

Richard Wawman’s unique film mesmerizes and transports us to the most remote areas of the world untouched by civilization, exploring the deep and intimate relationships between gender and sex, family, death, food, rituals and the rhythm of life that is universal. With no voice-over and direction for the viewer, the experience is personal and challenging: what seems to be a looking glass into a disappearing world and diverse cultures turns out to be a mirror reflecting back to us the follies and short-sightedness of our own pre-conceived ideas and prejudices 

GENRE: Feature documentary /  DIRECTOR: Richard Wawman / 123 minutes

ZOOMAN is the chronicle of a dream. Buddy’s dream has been to live amongst and care for all the wild animals he so passionately loves. In their own backyard (!) Buddy and his fiancée maintain health and habitat for over 400 animals, among them dangerous predators and endangered species.They have created a place for intimate encounters with these powerful animals, an experience that can be transformative for anyone who visits their zoo. These circumstances are fictionalized in “The Life of Pi,” lightly treated in “We Bought a Zoo,” and movingly documented in “Ashes and Snow.” Created in direct cinema style, ZOOMAN takes us through a year in the life of this amazing place and these extraordinary people. ZOOMAN is no fairytale. It is a raw, authentic account of an authentic man living his life with pure vigor and determination.

GENRE: Documentary /  DIRECTOR: Rolf Winters / 91 minutes / English

What do our lives today have in common with those of original cultures in the world’s most remote places? Just about everything.

TAHI – The Human Journey” tells a story of global connection by following the lives of people the world over. Beautifully photographed in worldwide locations, the film captures the beauty of human culture and natural beauty in a magnificent achievement filmed storytelling. Follow the journey in Nepal, India, Thailand, Hong Kong, USA, First Nations, Ecuador, Polynesia, Namibia, Morocco, Australia, New Zealand, England, Spain, and Gibraltar. Follow the journey to over twenty worldwide locations, as the filmmakers reveal whether people living in different cultures are really interconnected, and if so, what is it that ties us all together? The film investigates whether our commonalities are the key to unlocking an emerging world where people, animals and the environment can co-exist in balance.

GENRE: documentary / DIRECTOR: Karina J. Duffy / HD / English

This gripping, behind-the-scenes story shows the heady rise to stardom for a very talented and very young virtuoso entertainer. In every way Randy Rhoads epitomizes the “Guitar Hero,” now the substance of endless games, movies, and theater. It is a modern archetype; and, Randy Rhoads defined the role, from classical music training to sideman to Ozzy Osborne to founder of a memorable hard rock band. Narrated by Quiet Riot photographer, lighting designer, lyricist and friend, Ron Sobol, the film offers the inner experience of two close friends as they embark on an uphill quest for stardom. Drawing on Sobel’s personal archives of previously unseen images, rare video footage, and interviews with band members, the movie chronicles the five year period of 1975 to 1980 when Sobol was in the trenches with the band. Sobol's unfettered access gives viewers an intimate window into Quiet Riot's meteoric transformation from club band to worldwide sensation. Audiences will witness the group in rehearsals, performing live onstage, and revel in a bounty of never-before-seen clips capturing the band in private moments and interviews with close friends and family. Much more than a rock and roll bio pic, RANDY RHOADS THE QUIET RIOT YEARS tells the real life story of rock music stardom.

GENRE: rock documentary / DIRECTOR: Ron Sobol / 91 minutes / HD / English

Choreographed by Mats Ek

BYE (AJÖ), has been heralded as a "masterpiece" by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. It is performed by Sylvie Guillem, "the most brilliant ballerina of her generation"(The Guardian, UK) and  is choreographed and directed by acclaimed Swedish choreographer Mats Ek. BYE is a film interpretation of Mats Ek's solo piece BYE for and requested by Sylvie Guillem, presently on stage at Sadler's Wells, UK's leading dance house.  Set to Beethoven's last piano sonata, Opus 111, in a recording by Ivo Pogorelich, the stage performance of BYE is described by Mats Ek as being "... about a woman who takes leave of a certain stage in her life. It is a conversation that she has with herself that leads to new experiences." 

"Guillem is one of the most astonishing dancers on stage today."

-- The Guardian, July 2011

 "There can be no doubt that Sylvie Guillem is one of the greatest dancers ever.

  -- Daily Telegraph, UK

 "It is a joyful piece, and Guillem fills it with drama and nuance, making each tiny movement meaningful..."

 -- The Telegraph, July 2011

GENRE: dance /  DIRECTOR: Mats Ek / 22 minutes + 17 minutes behind the scenes / no dialogue

Choreographed by Mats Ek

A sensational dance film, specially created for two world famous dancers, Mihkail Baryshnikov and Anna Laguna by a truly international team of outstanding artists. It is choreographed by Mats Ek who is considered to be the No 1 not only in Sweden but possibly world-wide and it is directed by Grammy, MTV and Cannes Grand Prix award winner Jonas Åkerlund, director of videos for Lady Gaga, U2, Madonna, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Duran Duran, Britney Spears, and many more.  Visit his website.

GENRE: dance / DIRECTOR: Jonas Åkerlund / 29 minutes / no dialogue / WITH  Mikhail Baryshnikov, Ana Laguna

AMERICAN ADDICT unveils the secrets and reveals the facts about the industry behind celebrity deaths from Elvis Presley to Michael Jackson, Heath Ledger and Whitney Houston.

The home of the "war on drugs" is 5% of world population yet consumes 80% of prescription narcotics. AMERICAN ADDICT reveals the connections between government regulators, big pharmaceutical companies, physicians, and the media. Together they form a complex that reinforces treatment through prescribed medication focused on pain relief. At the street level the trade is only distinguished from its illegal cousin by white coats, signage, and legal sanction. The consequences are a well worn path of overuse, abuse, and death.

In the style of the “Inside Job" and "Food, Inc." American Addict exposes a shocking hypocrisy most are unaware even exists.

GENRE: Documentary / DIRECTOR: Sasha Knezev / 90 minutes / HD / English 

The Making of Out Loud is much more than a behind-the-scenes look at the myriad difficulties faced by the cast and crew of the Muslim world’s first commercial gay feature, Out Loud. This thought provoking, well researched look at the discrimination and outright persecution faced today by gays and lesbians in Muslim countries serves as a strong reminder of how precious Western gay rights gains are, as well as how much work remains to be done, especially in the face of many organized religions’ intolerance of the gay community.

GENRE: Documentary / DIRECTOR: Samer Daboul / 53 minutes / HD / English and Arabic with English Subtitles

Filmmaker Brook Bello shines the spotlight on human trafficking as she tells us the story of her life, from devastating acts of self destruction to the ultimate ‘triumph of the human spirit’. As repressed memories surface, the secrets of a most foul crime get revealed: the rape of an innocent child who is then forced to run away only to face an even greater horror as a teen-prostitute who falls  victim to human-trafficking and sex-slavery. Forced by pimps into drug addiction, Brook’s life seemed hopeless until she was able to break free not only physically but emotionally.This high-impact docu- mentary takes the viewers on an emotional journey from shock to rage to healing, as well as on a geographic journey from Florida to the Middle East.Brook’s film has already received widespread atten- tion, with extensive press coverage in over 20 articles, a series of interviews and an invitation to speak at the International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute and the Congres- sional Black Caucus.

GENRE: Documentary / DIRECTOR: Brook Bello / 82 minutes / HD / English

Reggaeton is a fascinating world music documentary film about the similarities between two types of music genres known today as Salsa and Reggaeton.

We were fortunate enough to have gathered the hottest stars of reggaeton as well as the old school greats of salsa. We have interviewed salsa icons such as Ruben Blades, Johnny Pacheco, Willie Colon, Ismael Miranda, Gilberto SantaRosa and on the reggaeton side we interviewed billboard chart - topping artists such as Julio Voltio, Tego Calderón, Hector "El Father" just to name a few.These artists all came together with the same purpose to discuss how two different styles of music can have so much in common and how their music is all composed under "La Clave," the five-note two-bar rhythm pattern which generates rhythmic measurement and is the foundation and backbone of Salsa (and all Afro-Cuban based music). They also take you on an extraordinary journey back in time to the roots that influenced all of these different types of music, which is AFRICA and its rhythm of "drums and percussion.

GENRE: Documentary / DIRECTOR: Mariella Sosa / 90 minutes / HD / Spanish with English Subtitles

This documentary lifts the veil on underground spiritual movements like RAVE and BURNING MAN, revealing how electronic music induces altered states and shifts in consciousness.  The film-makers investigate mysticism, origins and religion, interviewing minds like  Terence McKenna, author of best-seller True Hallucinations, Ken Kesey, author and producer of the infamous 1960s Acid Tests, Starhawk, author of The Spiritual Dance.  The filmmakers investigate the electronic music culture's significance to the 2012 prophesies. Music by  DJ' Garth, Shpongle, The Crystal Method, Phutureprimitive, Vibrasphere, Govinda, Random Rab and many more.

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GENRE: Documentary / DIRECTOR: A.C. Johner / 84 minutes / HD / English

In the tradition of What the Bleep Do We Know?, and The Secret.

The Lost Secret of Immortality takes the Western audience on a journey of the senses through the spiritual traditions of Eastern enlightenment. Presented with stunning and mind-bending visuals, the film delves into a vision of what is possible if we unlock the mysteries of the Universe.

In this film, we see the vast and infinite knowledge passed on through the centuries by some of the world’s foremost New Age philosophers and teachers. Everything from meditation and the martial arts to tantric sex are uncovered and broken down into easy-to-understand teachings and practices.

By experiencing The Lost Secret of Immortality, one will embark on a life-transforming revelation that will unlock the hidden and untapped power that exists within all of us.

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GENRE: Documentary / DIRECTOR: Barclay powers / 78 minutes / English

Martial Arts: Secrets of the Asian Masters  is the first film that truly captures the magic of the traditional Filipino martial arts (FMA). It brings together the history and a variety of styles, grandmasters, and philosophies. The FMA are complete fighting systems, not mixed martial arts sports, so learning them will help in actual combat and self defense. Because of this, the training may seem brutal, but during practice both fighters understand that safety and control are very important. FMA includes techniques for different distances, multiple attackers, and advanced weapons fighting, so are extremely useful to police and the military, which is why The Armed Forces of the Philippines are trained in them. However, both men and women as well as boys and girls can gain a lot from seeing this movie and from getting involved in FMA: it’s great for building physical and spiritual discipline, open-mindedness and adaptability.

Everyone involved in making Martial Arts: Secrets of the Asian Masters is passionate about FMA traditions and techniques.  Nothing like this film has been done before and as many grandmasters get older, the importance  of recording their unique styles becomes more urgent. 

GENRE: Documentary / DIRECTOR: Barclay Powers / 84 minutes / English and Filipino