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This is a really interesting film by the director of Hollywood blockbusters like Ace Ventura, The Nutty Professor, and Bruce Almighty, after he had a life-transforming accident.
Wretches and Jabberers directed by Gerardine Wurzburg, with Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette
The Act of Killing is a documentary based on the murder of many thousands of ethnic Chinese, and others deemed to be communists, in Indonesia in 1965-66. The murderers are still alive, have never been tried, and remain significant figures in their communities.
Here's a brilliant way to create a pop up Empathy Cafe (without the coffee). Put a kid's ball pit in the middle of the street and invite strangers to sit in it together and talk. The silly setting opens them up to funny and moving conversations.
A magical, informative and entertaining documentary of the highest order, In the Land of the Deaf brings a whole new meaning to the concept of foreign language film by exploring sign language and the lives of deaf people in France.
"They've turned me into the psycho I've become," complains the unsteady voice in a taped phone conversation. "They" are the entertainment industry. The "psycho" is Larry "Wild Man" Fischer, a manic-depressive paranoid schizophrenic with a peculiarly haunting musical talent.
You may never have heard of Café Gratitude in San Francisco.
Kieslowski's short 1980 film documentary 'Talking Heads', made for Polish state TV, takes people from all backgrounds and all ages (from one to one hundred years old) and simply asks them two things:
Who are you?
What do you want?