1. The story of the most ambitious project ever conceived on the Internet. In 2002 Google began to scan millions of books in an effort to create a giant global library, containing every book in existence. They had an even greater purpose - to create a higher form of intelligence, something that HG Wells had predicted in his 1937 essay "World Brain". But over half the books Google scanned were in copyright, and authors across the world launched a campaign to stop Google, which climaxed in a New York courtroom in 2011. A film about the dreams, dilemmas and dangers of the Internet.

    CREDITS:
    Director Ben Lewis
    Executive Producer Carles Brugueras
    Producer Bettina Walter
    Editor Simon Barker
    Director of Photography Frank-Peter Lehmann
    Music Lucas Ariel Vallejos
    UK Producer Viva Van Loock
    Production Executive Madeleine Sheahan
    Line Producer Liz Roberts
    Junior Production Manager Júlia Aragay
    Post-Production Manager Rose Kowalski
    Associate Development Producer Melanie Horkan
    Development Producer BLTV Fiona O´Doherty
    Editorial Adviser Danielle Schleif
    Production Accountants Georgia Simon, Spain
    Norman Clarke, UK
    Production Assistants Katharina Harnack
    Anton Corbal
    Iva Boytcheva
    Anna Ibañez
    Delegate Producer for TVC Ruth Llòria
    Archive Researcher Gordon King
    Researchers Isabel Andrés-Porti – Spain
    Lisa Berger – Spain
    Sonia Tercero – Spain
    Ignasi Brugueras – Internet
    Daniel Nehm – French
    Emma He – China
    Fixers on location Clara Aymami – Mexico
    Heath Cozens - Japan
    Victor Ruiperez – Spain
    Additional Photography Juan Luis Cabellos
    Aitor Echeverría
    Rose Kowalski
    Ben Lewis
    H.G. Wells Actor Brendan Price
    Make-Up Pilartxo Diez
    Wardrobe Ana Morera
    Character Voices Nicolas Chapman
    Joshua Zamrycki
    Molly Malcom
    Animation Artwork Lucas Riess
    Motion Graphics Alexis Gallardo
    Peter van der Zee
    Assistant Editor Judith Miralles
    Edit Assistants Raquel Martinez
    Ignasi Brugueras
    Picture Grader Aaron Pedraza
    Sound Mixer Carlos Jiménez
    Post-Production Facilities Apuntolapospo
    Polar Star Films
    Programme lawyer Jan Tomalin
    Production Insurance Aon Risk Solutions
    Locations Vasconcelos Library, Mexico City
    Ghent University Library, Belgium
    National Library of China, Beijing
    Barcelona Airport, Spain
    National Assembly, Paris, France
    The National and University Library of Iceland
    The Book Storage Facility, Swindon, UK
    Caixa Forum, Madrid, Spain
    Heidelberg University Library
    Archive NASA, BBC Motion Gallery, FreemantleMedia North America, James Griffioen, IDI Images, Krissy Wilson, Andrew Norman Wilson, IBM,Bundeskanzlerin, Atsuko Masako, Sue Kim

    Thanks to Paul Malcom Allen from the H.G. Wells Society, Carles Feliu, Juan Antonio Garcia, Patrici Tixis, Stephen Burgen, Jonas Benarroch, JimJak, Cosima van Dannoritzer, Ramón Blanqué

    In co-production with
    Executive Producer for BBC Nick Fraser
    ARTE / ZDF - Martin Pieper
    TVE - Andrés Luque
    TVC - Jordi Ambrós and Joan Salvat

    In association with LICHTPUNT - Wim Van Rompaey
    KNOWLEDGE - Murray Battle
    SVT - Emelie Persson
    DR 2 - Mette Hoffmann Meyer
    NRK - Tore Tomter
    VPRO - Nathalie Windhorst
    ERT - Ariana Meintana

    With support from MEDIA Development and Distribution
    And developed with EURODOC 2010
    World Sales Films Transit International, Inc.

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  2. A visual poem about the biodiversity of seeds. Through a medium of experimental microphotography and avant-garde music, Fragile Ground talks about the loss of our agricultural heritage and the efforts of local individuals in trying to protect and promote variety in our seeds.

    This short experimental documentary was made in five days (from concept to delivery) as part of the 2009 International Doc Challenge.

    2009, Creative documentary, 7,58 min. In distribution.

    FESTIVALS & AWARDS:
    Best Photography, International Doc Challenge, Hotdocs Toronto, 2009
    Best experimental Documentary, International Doc Challenge, Hotdocs Toronto, 2009
    Selección oficial Mecal, Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes de Barcelona 2010
    Selección oficial Festival de Cortos de Manlleu 2010

    DIRECTED AND PRODUCED BY:
    Rose Kowalski,
    Anna Basagaña,
    Carles Brugueras,
    Judith Miralles i Eva Noguer

    polarstarfilms.com

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  3. A sensual portrait of an urban community that explores human desires, ambitions and fragility through the daily activities of a swimming club. In a spectacular setting overlooking the beach, port and city of Barcelona, suntanned grannies, world-class athletes and the body-beautiful converge in their search for happiness and wellbeing.

    2009, Documentary, 67 min. In distribution.

    FESTIVALS & AWARDS:
    ULLDOC, documentary sessions organised by INDOC Plataforma de Documentalistes Independents, 2011
    Official Selection International Film Festival “Santiago Alvarez in Memoriam”, Cuba 2010
    Official Selection Documentary Edge Festival, New Zealand 2010
    DOK Leipzig Market, 2009
    Official Selection DOCSDF International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City, 2009: (International Premiere) In competition: Best Iberoamerican Documentary
    MEDIMED Documentary Market, 2009

    TX
    Televisió de Catalunya, Canal 33: 09 Jan, 2010 & 29 Sept, 2009

    PRESS
    kolhosp.com/2011/06/22/ens-fem-del-club/

    Director: Rose Kowalski
    Producer: Madeleine Sheahan
    Director of photography: Anna Molins
    Editor: Judith Miralles
    Camera: Anna Molins, Oriol Bosch, Bet Rourich, Òscar Chamorro i Rose Kowalski
    Sound: Amanda Villavieja, Elena Coderch i David Paco
    Assistant camera: Fina Ruiz
    Color corrector: Pepín Pedraza
    Graphic Designer: Anna Greve
    Sound mixer: Carlos Jimenez
    Production Assistants: Amélie Saillez, Julia Aragay, Vilma Quito, Natalia Pérez
    Executive Producer: Carles Brugueras

    polarstarfilms.com
    elclubdoc.com

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  4. A colourful group of women find their cultural prejudices broken during a language-class outing to the beach. Indian Shari seems the most introverted and out of place, but in the end proves to be the one most receptive to her surroundings and unites the group. Looks, glances, actions and reactions tell a story of group dynamics with barely four words of dialogue.

    2004, Short film, 5 min. In distribution.

    FESTIVALS & AWARDS:
    FINALIST Festival de les Illes Balears de Cine en VO Català, Palma. 2005
    12 th Caceres Festival of Spanish Film “We’re Not That Short”, Caceres. 2005
    3 rd Albacete Festival of Women’s Cinema, Albacete. 2005
    9 th Kino Film, Manchester International Short Film Festival. 2005
    Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival, France. Selected Programme. 2005
    FINALIST 16 th Girona Film Festival. 2004
    River to River, Florence Asian Film Festival, Italy, 2004
    19 th Brest European Short Film Festival, Brest, France. Open competition. 2004
    Saint Petersburg Film Festival, Russia, 2004
    12ª Mostra Internacional de Films de Dones de Barcelona. 2004
    19º Festival Internacional de Cine Jove de Valencia, 2004
    FORÙM Universal de les Culturas Barcelona, 2004
    IMMIGR’ART – FASCURT, Barcelona, 2004
    7º MECAL Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes de Barcelona, 2004
    36ª ALCANCES Muestra Cinematográfica del Atlántico, Cadiz, 2004
    5 th ARTDAKÍ, street art festival, Cervera, Spain. 2004

    CAST:
    Balwinder Susen Ahluwalia
    Minnie Marx
    Montserrat Alcoverro
    Mercedes Recacha
    Mónica Recalde
    Janzet Rodríguez Herrera
    Katherina Gmeindl
    Encarna Madrid
    DIRECTOR: Rose Kowalski
    WRITER: Madeleine Sheahan
    DIRECTOR DE PHOTOGRAPHY: Sandra Ortiz
    PRODUCTION: Carles Brugueras y Azucena Carrasco
    MUSIC ORIGINAL: S. Chandra Naraine, Shyam Sunder, Carlos Yélamos
    SOUND DESIGN: Nicolás Tabarez Videckis
    ART DIRECTOR: Véronique Serfass

    polarstarfilms.com

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