MisLead: America's Secret Epidemic

MisLead: America's Secret Epidemic

1 in 3 children is impacted by this environmental illness- 22,000,000 U.S. children today, but chances are they've never even tested your child. It conservatively costs the U.S. $100 billion annually, however a carefully crafted political campaign has made you think it's not your problem. Think again.

Geschichten aus dem Hofbräuhaus

Geschichten aus dem Hofbräuhaus

"Stories from the Hofbräuhaus," an official documentary on the world-famous Hofbräuhaus. The DVD comes in a wooden carrying out of the Bavarian Forest. The film is written in seven languages: German, English, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Japanese.

The Song of the Lord

The Song of the Lord 1993

An adaptation of the Hindu religious book Bhagavat Gita, an epic centering around two families and their fight for the throne.

While All Germans Sleep

While All Germans Sleep 1994

After 50 years, Marek remembers his dangerous adventure as a five-year-old, when he and his friend Itzek left a Polish transit camp one night in 1942 – a few days before their evacuation to Auschwitz – to go get the toys they forgot at the ghetto. Based on Becker's personal memories and his 1980 short story "The Wall."

The King of Finland

The King of Finland

When a minor German prince becomes an unlikely king candidate, the assignment to teach him the language of his future subjects seems purely formal at first. But as the offbeat candidate is elected king, the pupil and his tutor find themselves in the midst of ugly political intrigue. Ultimately, both of them have to give up their life dreams in order to save a nation from ruin.

Eyewitnesses in Foreign Countries

Eyewitnesses in Foreign Countries 1993

An authentic film-experiment in 600 takes; 3 seconds each.Of A European's private images in Africa and of an African's in Europe. A mutual perception of the one´s and the other´s native place. As a child I pictured an oasis to myself as a small lake surrounded by palms, with nothing but sand dunes around it. Only when I first visited an oasis ten years ago, did I realise that my picture was wrong. In a similar way this happened to me with almost all those exotic pictures of travel lust impressed on my mind by children's books, travel folders and motives on bank notes.I was quite surprised when I discovered pictures of snowcapped mountains including alpine huts and lakes in many cafés in North Africa.

Phalanstery

Phalanstery 1979

In the early 19th century the Romanian Theodor Diamant was inspired by the French utopian socialist Charles Fourier and established one of Fourier's "phalansteries" in Rumania. The film dramatizes the origins and demise of this effort, called the "Scaieni Phalanstery (the term is derived from "phalanx" and "monastery"). Among the socio-political commentary that is conveyed throughout, there is an important collusion between the army and the wealthy landowners of the time, and as the film points out in its own way, neither of these groups has ever been convicted of socialist/utopian tendencies.

Dinner with the Alchemist

Dinner with the Alchemist

In the early 1900s, a wealthy alchemist, Jacques St. Germaine travels to New Orleans to seek help from the legendary voodoo priestess, Marie Laveau. When multiple murders are uncovered, Jacques and the quarreling locals butt heads as they try to discover the identity of the killer. Featuring a cast of characters pulled from actual police reports, Dinner With the Alchemist weaves historical fact and imaginative storytelling into a mysterious supernatural drama.

Godard in America

Godard in America 1970

Spring 1970: Godard and Gorin, on the road, visiting colleges, speaking with Andrew Sarris, and explaining, through illustrated notebooks, their newest Dziga Vertov Group project, a film on Palestine.

Mao by Mao

Mao by Mao 1977

A film-détournement biography of Mao Tse-tung in which the life of the recently deceased Great Helmsman is told in his own words, using quotes culled from various Red Guard publications. The rise to power of the film's namesake appears as the inevitable outcome of a dialectical logical. Or so the voice-over might lead one to believe. If the usual practice of détourned films is for the soundtrack to undermine the image, here the reverse occasionally takes place. The images critique Mao's words. They show that which, even in the official visual record of the times, the narrative elides. The film is dedicated to Li Yhi Zhe, the nominal author of a famous Democracy Wall critique of the Maoist state.