Documentary Film

  1. The story of Kartemquin's first camera. Custom-modified by Gordon Quinn and Danny Auerbach, the 16mm crystal-sync "General camera No. II" camera is unique, and a valuable artifact in the history of cinema verite filmmaking.

    Kartemquin co-founder and artistic director Gordon Quinn explains how the innovative technology of the camera works and was built, mentions that the camera lens was given to him by Al Maysles, and describes how he captured some of the scenes in early KTQ documentaries shot on the camera.

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  2. A Ken Burns style homage to Ken Burns featuring Ken Burns.

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  3. Now Subtitled en Espanol!

    It's no secret that the Southeastern US has some of the best rock climbing in the country. Grassroots organizations like the Southeastern Climbers Coalition and the Carolina Climbers Coalition are gaining and preserving access to this treasure in a unique way - by buying it. the annual Triple Crown Bouldering Competition - the largest outdoor climbing competition in the world - is at the center of this access revolution. This new film celebrates what many are calling a Golden Age of discovery and stewardship in the South. It's a look at the miraculous mix of activism, generosity and respect for tradition, in the Heart of Stone.

    (c) 2009 Andrew Kornylak
    and Josh Fowler

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  4. 2011
    Short Documentary
    Duration: 12'
    Language: French and Haitian Creole, English Subtitles
    Director, DP, Editor: Pablo Tourrenc & Charles Gay
    Production: Paradoxal Inc / Pablo Tourrenc

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  5. This is a music documentary looking at some of Ireland's DIY bands and culture over the last twenty years or so. It is a Dublin Community Television production and was made by the Community Of Independents collective that works with the channel. Featuring live footage and audio of various Irish artists as well as insightful interviews with some of the people that have been involved in the growth of this scene.

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Documentary Film

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    In 2012, Laviai Nielsen stood behind Jessica Ennis-Hill on the Olympic track as a kit-carrier. Her twin sister Lina stood in the lane next to her. Five years later, they are chasing their dream to run at the World Championships in the same stadium. A snapshot of a pair of extraordinary twin sisters, Lina/Laviai is a short documentary that focuses on their unique bond as they attempt to take athletics to the next level.

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