1. As South Africa prepared to host the 2010 World Cup, the focus was on many of the continent’s brightest stars in soccer, including Chelsea’s Didier Drogba and Inter Milan’s Samuel Eto’o. Correspondent Mariana van Zeller explores the dark side to the sport’s global popularity, what has been called “the new slave trade.”

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  2. A documentary about bike messengers in Brussels, the most congested city in Europe with only 4% cycling traffic.
    Please watch in fullscreen.
    (2012 - 19 min)

    Directed, shot & edited by Sander Vandenbroucke
    2nd camera: David Doom
    Music: Mathieu Vandekerckhove
    Translations: Thierry Eeckhout

    brusselsexpressfilm.be/
    facebook.com/BrusselsExpressFilm

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  3. IMDb: imdb.com/title/tt1687263/

    International Title: THE REFEREE
    Original Title: RÄTTSKIPAREN
    Documentary Short [28'30]
    Swedish w/ English Subtitles

    - What does it take to be a world class football referee? -

    Top football referee Martin Hansson had a successful journey towards his vision in life, the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Then one dark night in Paris on November 18th, 2009, all hell broke loose...

    "A very engaging dark chapter."
    Le Figaro (FR)

    "This is a gem of a documentary."
    The Guardian (UK)

    "This film is spectacularly intricate."
    USA Today (US)

    "A nail-biter with a stylish dramaturgy."
    Svenska Dagbldet (SE)

    "An excellent, entertaining and exciting movie."
    Dagens Nyheter (SE)

    "Hansson's story has meaning beyond football."
    Financial Times (UK)

    "A perceptive documentary ... a masterful portrait."
    The New York Times (US)

    Awards ...
    ° 2010 International Sport Film Festival in Palermo, Italy.
    ~ Best Football Film Award ~
    ° 2011 Istanbul International Sport Film Festival in Turkey.
    ~ Best Film Award ~
    ° 2011 L'Aquila International Film Festival in Italy.
    ~ Best Documentary Award ~
    ° 2012 Liberec International Sport Film Festival in Czech Republic.
    ~ Best Film Award ~
    ° 2012 Liberec International Sport Film Festival in Czech Republic.
    ~ Best Sport Personality Film Award ~
    ° 2011 Philadelphia Documentary & Fiction Film Festival in USA.
    ~ Best Documentary Film Award ~
    ° 2011 Philadelphia Documentary & Fiction Film Festival in USA.
    ~ Best Integral Realization Award ~
    ° 2011 All Sports Los Angeles Film Festival in USA.
    ~ Best International Short Documentary Film Award ~
    ° 2011 The Accolade Awards in San Diego, USA.
    ~ Award of Merit ~
    ° 2011 Festival du Cinema de Paris in France.
    ~ Meilleur Realisation Integrale Award ~
    ° 2011 San Francisco Short Film Festival in USA.
    ~ Best Editing Award ~
    ° 2010 Chicago Short Film Festival in USA.
    ~ Best Editing Award ~
    ° 2011 Festival du Film de Strasbourg in France.
    ~ Mention Speciale Award ~

    Nominations ...
    ° 2011 TRT International Documentary Awards in Istanbul, Turkey.
    ~ Best International Documentary Award ~
    ° 2011 Bermuda International Film Festival in Hamilton.
    ~ Best Documentary Award ~
    ° 2011 Zanzibar International Film Festival in Tanzania.
    ~ Best Documentary Award ~
    ° 2011 Festroia International Film Festival in Setubal, Portugal.
    ~ Man And His Environment Audience Award ~
    ° 2010 International Sport Film Festival in Palermo, Italy.
    ~ Best Editing Award ~
    ° 2010 Costa Rica International Film Festival in Montezuma.
    ~ Best Documentary Short Award ~
    ° 2011 Jaipur International Film Festival in India.
    ~ Best Documentary Award ~
    ° 2010 EdinDocs Documentary Film Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.
    ~ Best Documentary Short Award ~
    ° 2011 Cinefoot International Football Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
    ~ Best Football Film Award ~
    ° 2011 Chicago Irish Film Festival in USA.
    ~ Best Documentary Award ~
    ° 2011 Sport For Peace International Sport Film & TV Festival in Matera, Italy.
    ~ Best Television Production Award ~
    ° 2011 International Festival of Sport Films in Moscow, Russia.
    ~ Best Foreign Film Award ~
    ° 2011 I've Seen Films International Film Festival in Milan, Italy.
    ~ Best Short Film Award ~
    ° 2011 International Film Festival Ireland in Tipperary.
    ~ Best European Documentary Short Award ~

    Official Selection ...
    ° 2011 Warzaw Film Festival in Poland.
    ° 2011 Ankara International Film Festival in Turkey.
    ° 2011 Sport Movies & TV Milano International Ficts Fest in Italy.
    ° 2011 Al Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival in Doha, Qatar.
    ° 2011 Kicking & Screening Soccer Film Festival in New York City, USA.
    ° 2010 Canadian Sport Film Festival in Toronto.
    ° 2012 The Israeli International Sports Film Festival in Haifa.
    ° 2011 Nordic Lights Film Festival in Seattle in USA.
    ° 2011 11mm International Football Film Festival in Berlin, Germany.
    ° 2011 Mediteran Film Festival in Siroki Brijeg, Bosnia & Herzegowina.
    ° 2011 Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival in USA.
    ° 2011 Amsterdam Football Film Festival in The Netherlands.
    ° 2010 DocUtah International Documentary Film Festival in St. George, USA.
    ° 2011 International Short Film Night in Oslo in Norway.
    ° 2011 Chagrin Documentary Film Festival in Chagrin Falls, USA.
    ° 2011 Ljubljana International Short Film Festival in Slovenia.
    ° 2011 Reel Shorts Film Festival in Grande Prairie, Canada.
    ° 2011 Short Cuts International Film Festival in Helsinki, Finland.
    ° 2011 Festival de Cine de Granada in Spain.
    ° 2012 Move Film Festival in Umeå, Sweden.
    ° 2011 Short Film Festival of Los Angeles, USA.
    ° 2011 International Festival of Sports Movies in Saransk, Russia.
    ° 2011 Napoli Short Film Festival in Italy.

    Selection Committee Favourite ...
    ° 2011 Sapporo Short Film Festival in Japan.

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  4. On January 11, 2007, Andrew McAuley set out on his quest to become the first person to kayak from Australia to New Zealand across one of the wildest and loneliest stretches of ocean on Earth. On February 9, New Zealand maritime authorities received his distress call. Having survived a harrowing and torturous month at sea, conquering monstrous swells and terrifying storms, McAuley lost his life only a day from completing his journey. His body was never recovered, but the camera tapes from his kayak were and they form the basis of this moving and questioning portrait of a complex man, his family, his supporters and his attempt to conquer the ferocious Tasman Sea.

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  5. We wanted to make a documentary which was filmed mostly on the streets, shot from the hip, something that reflects the street art itself.

    A lot of the story comes from the street artists themselves. They were always generous with their time and information. They developed the process, they wanted this story to be told.

    Las Calles Hablan is a story about discovering a hidden world, an extraordinary subculture and the struggle between an artistic community painting for freedom of expression and an increasingly restrictive dogmatic government.

    Featured artists:
    Zosen, Mina Hamada, Kenor, Kram, El Xupet Negre, Debens, Fert, Dase, SM172, Ogoch, Kafre, Aleix Gordo, Meibol, Eledu, C215, H101, Miss Van, Btoy, El Arte Es Basura, Konair, Gola, Vinz.

    Additional art and film by:
    Secle, Eme, Alice, Pez, Skount, Enzo&Nio, Tom14, Bombing Art.

    Music by:
    Emma Lady EMZ, Secret Panda Society.

    In support for the release of Las Calles Hablan documentary we have organised an online petition to request the government to enter into conversation with the street art community. If you like the film and agree with our position, please sign the petition "Consider street art as a cultural asset for the city"

    The Petition can be viewed here:
    change.org/es/peticiones/barcelona-city-council-consider-street-art-as-a-cultural-asset-for-the-city-2

    Additional article by Ian Currie
    The Ancient antagonism between street artists and governments
    thisbigcity.net/the-ancient-antagonism-between-street-artists-and-governments/

    For a long list of related links and additional information view background information here in the
    Online Press Kit: storyboard.me/lascalleshablan

    Onist Film Web: onistfilm.wordpress.com
    Email: onistfilm@gmail.com

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