Socially Minded Documentaries

  1. In the Bolivian highland, Cerro Rico, a mountain of great significance rises. Since over 400 years people there are mining for silver. The international awarded movie offers an impressive insight into the hard and dangerous daily routine of Cerro Rico's miners. Dust, hollow hammering and the headlights generate a unique and bizarr scenery, at one of the most dangerous workplaces in the world.

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  2. How does conflict damage national health?

    To lead happy healthy lives people need food, clean water, shelter and sanitation, and a functioning healthcare system. But what happens when these are broken by conflict and war?

    In 1918, as the First World War ended, a deadly new virus, which became known as the Spanish Flu, began to spread across Europe. If quickly infected a third of the world’s population, killing up to 100 million people in a single year, more than both World Wars combined.

    In 2018, a brutal civil war together with a land and sea blockage, has driven up food prices and forced 18 million Yemenis towards malnutrition. Rates of malnutrition in Yemen are now 50 percent higher than before the war, and almost half of deaths in children under five are caused by a lack of food.

    Watch this video from award-winning animators Kiki & Remus from Beakus and voiced by Oscar-winning actor Jim Broadbent, to find out more.

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  4. After the fall of the Soviet Union, Tajikistan, a former Soviet Socialist Republic, plunged into a devastating civil war. A famine struck the mountainous region of the Pamir where Raïmberdi, a passionate and ingenious botanist, built his own hydroelectric station to help his family survive through the crisis.

    Best Canadian Short Film - RIDM 2016
    Best Short Documentary + Special Prize - Trento Film Festival 2017
    Best Short Film - Cervino Cinemountain 2017
    Best First Film - Festival Int. du Film de Montagne d'Autrans 2017
    Best Short Documentary - Lift-Off Film Festival 2017
    Best Short Film - Festival Gorniškega Filma 2018

    A Film Produced and Directed by
    Maude Plante Husaruk & Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis

    Featuring Raïmberdi Mamatumarov

    Image, Editing & Animation: Maude Plante-Husaruk
    Music & Sound: Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis
    Color Grading: Thierry Sirois
    Translation: Aisuluu Kozhomkulova
    Audio Post-Production: Alexandre W. Legentil - AUDIO Z

    Featured in The Atlantic:

    Tiff - Canada's Top 10 (Canada) 2018
    Hot Docs (Canada) 2017
    Afi Docs (Usa) 2016
    Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (Usa) 2017
    Rencontres Internationales Du Documentaire De Montréal (Canada) 2016
    Banff Mountain Film Festival (Canada) 2018
    Festival De Cinéma De La Ville De Québec (Canada) 2017
    Trento Film Festival (Italy) 2017
    Inscience Film Festival (Netherlands) 2017
    Environmental Film Festival (Usa) 2018
    Cervino Cinemountain (Italy) 2017
    Brescia Winter Film (Italy) 2017
    Bergbuchbrig Film Festival (Suisse) 2017
    Kendal Mountain Film Festival (Uk) 2017
    Wild And Scenic Film Festival (Usa) 2017
    Festival Du Film De Montagne D'autrans (France) 2017
    Mountain Film Meetings Zakopane (Poland) 2017
    Bansko Film Festival (Bulgaria) 2017
    Festival Gorniškega Filma (Slovenia) 2018
    Horyzonty Film Festival (Slovakia) 2017
    Ulju Mountain Film Festival (South Korea) 2017
    Lift-off Film Festivals: Tokyo, Seoul, Manchester, New York, Vancouver 2017

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  5. As the number of chess shops in New York has dwindled over the years, Chess Forum has become the last haven for chess lovers in the city.

    More than simply a business, Chess Forum acts as a halfway-house and community center for many chess players who have nowhere else to spend their days.

    "My father always said, ‘The most difficult thing for a child is to go home and find the door closed.'"
    - Imad Khachan, Chess Forum

    A Lonelyleap Original documentary.

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