1. THE NIGHT BEFORE THE RICKY HATTON VS. FLOYD MAYWEATHER FIGHT

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    from Mark Mangion / Added

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    A ferocious wind whipping up the fire around which eight men are seated. They are about to cook up some lamb and drink a few beers. It is night, somewhere in the countryside, out at sea a storm is brewing, the fire will provide warmth, the fire will cook the food, the men will sit around the fire until the small hours of the morning when the boxing match will begin, they’ll need to drink and talk until then, whilst stoking the fire and cooking the meat and showing their expertise with all things outdoors. Out of the darkness English is being spoken in many inflections. There are glimpses of hands and eyes and movement, all eyes are on the fire, everyone’s hungry but they must wait, they must drink Cisk lager and talk: we can organise a friendly advance left hand side german shepherds will eat you kill bacteria butter potato plane crashes twice dictator Macedonia once burnt foil Brixton salt more salt grandmother ants ricky hatton elephant shit stone roses you’re still my idol. There is silence, laughter, singing, tension, awkwardness, wit, hunger, thirst, misunderstandings, understandings, there is psychobabble, attempts to bridge gaping chasms, clumsy political referencing and epic story telling. Who these men are and why they are gathered here is never made explicit, no one asks any direct questions and each one of them speaks in his own parables, though it is quickly understood that some of the men are of European extraction, whilst others are men who were born and raised in Africa but are no longer living there. Is this how we communicate? Are we always so clumsy yet so endearing in our attempts to smash artifice and create the possibility for honest connections? It is the European men who feel the pressure to talk after long silences, they are a little maladroit but in their initiative they are winsome too, and so the lamb and potatoes are eaten and the wind continues to blow as we listen to tales from Congo and Serbia, Brixton and Sudan being exchanged on the island of Malta in the middle of the Mediterranean sea. (Emma Mattei) DIRECTED BY MARK MANGION CINEMATOGRAPHY MARK MANGION EDITING MARK MANGION PRODUCTION MARK MANGION CAST HAKIM BABANGIDA JON BANTHORPE JOSHUA DE GIORGIO JULIAN MCEWEN IBRAHIM MUSAH ERIC NYANDU JOHN UDO SLAVKO VUKANOVIC THANKS HAKIM BABANGIDA JON BANTHORPE JOSHUA DE GIORGIO JULIAN MCEWEN IBRAHIM MUSAH ERIC NYANDU JOHN UDO SLAVKO VUKANOVIC FILMED ON LOCATION IN MALTA DURATION 2:02:00 FORMAT 16.9 DV VIDEO COLOUR DATE (2007)

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    • Transatlantic with Street VOD

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      A film by Gavin Shaw. This classic sailing video was completed in 1986 after filming on a then state-of-the-art JVC VHS-C mini camera, edited in 3/4 inch U-Matic then mastered on one-inch helical scan tape. The filmmaker, Gavin Shaw, was a highly successful mid-forties British advertising executive in love with the sea and yearning to sail across an ocean. His mentor was the legendary ocean sailor, Don Street. One of the first sailing documentaries shot on video, Transatlantic sold thousands of VHS copies to sailors across the globe. Sail along on an Atlantic ocean 5,000 mile trade wind passage aboard noted sailor/author Don Street's 1905 engineless 44 foot yawl, Iolaire. The video documents Iolair's ninth Atlantic crossing from Ireland with eleven ocean islands along the way to Christmas in the Caribbean. First landfall is Vigo in dense fog. Next, a short-handed 800 mile passage to Madeira. Then enroute to the Canaries, a stop at the desolate and dangerous Salvage Islands. The trade winds fill in at 20 N and it's an easy reach to the Verdes. From there, a fast 14-day run of 2100 miles with whales, water rationing, and a leaky bilge bring Iolaire safely into Antigua just in time for Christmas.

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      • Transatlantic with Street VOD

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        1 Hour 57 Minutes VIMEO ON DEMAND RENTAL: $2.99 VIDEO DOWNLOAD: $12.99 DVD Available TheSailingChannel.tv/transatlantic A film by Gavin Shaw. This classic sailing video was completed in 1986 after filming on a then state-of-the-art JVC VHS-C mini camera, edited in 3/4 inch U-Matic then mastered on one-inch helical scan tape. The filmmaker, Gavin Shaw, was a highly successful mid-forties British advertising executive in love with the sea and yearning to sail across an ocean. One of the first sailing documentaries shot on video, Transatlantic sold thousands of VHS copies to sailors across the globe. Sail along on an Atlantic ocean 5,000 mile trade wind passage aboard noted sailor/author Don Street's 1905 engineless 44 foot yawl, Iolaire. The video documents Iolair's ninth Atlantic crossing from Ireland with eleven ocean islands along the way to Christmas in the Caribbean. First landfall is Vigo in dense fog. Next, a short-handed 800 mile passage to Madeira. Then enroute to the Canaries, a stop at the desolate and dangerous Salvage Islands. The trade winds fill in at 20 N and it's an easy reach to the Verdes. From there, a fast 14-day run of 2100 miles with whales, water rationing, and a leaky bilge bring Iolaire safely into Antigua just in time for Christmas.

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        • THE DEPARTURE

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          The season is unclear; we might say autumn just as easily as we might say spring. Down in Marsamxetto harbour the weather is fair; blue, sunny skies with light winds. Five men are about to set out on a sailing boat to enjoy an afternoon at sea. Apart from Gerald, who owns the boat, the men seem awkward on board, dressed in leather jackets and tracksuits, they can only watch as Gerald unties the boat and raises the anchor. Yet all of these men have travelled by sea before, though it was out of necessity, in the hope of starting a better life. This is the first time that an experienced sailor is on board with them. Perhaps this is the first time that they are leaving the island on which they have lived for several years. Perhaps they are friends, or perhaps this is a staged attempt to create a fly-on –the-mast documentary by a sixth person, whose presence is only sensed rather than seen. Where in Africa are they from? How long have they been living on this island? What are their names? What do they do for a living? How old are they? Are they happy living here or would they like to sail north to Italy? Is that a wife or girlfriend calling them up all the time? As the boat reaches the mouth of the harbour one of the men expresses his real fear of the open sea, and talks about the gruelling crossing he experienced, and so Gerald decides it would be best to turn back and practice sailing inside the harbour. This failure to conquer the waves brings us a little closer to the personal histories of these men, who reached North Africa and climbed into a boat on the Libyan coast, a crowded boat without a navigator, to cross the Mediterranean sea and hopefully drift into European waters. Tension eases, the men begin to steer the boat and a poignant humour and affinity begins to emerge. Between the long, loud mobile phone calls and the vibrant humour, Gerald invites the men to listen to the silence. Out here you forget about everything, he says. It is at this point, perhaps, that we become aware that there are in fact six men on board, an unknown eye behind the camera. There is no edit, no manipulation and no intrusive questioning, the sixth person on board is as curious as we are about what happens when distinctly different people are brought together in close proximity, where trust must be established, and where one man’s fears can be overcome by the guidance and confidence of another. Ultimately this journey has no final destination, leisure and sport are the only factors for going out to sea this time, concepts which may seem almost vulgar to men who spent uncertain days on a rudimentary boat in order to reach a more bounteous land. However, as the boat returns to shore the men appear to be sitting comfortably, each seems to have found his space and it seems possible that they could ease into this thing called sailing – travelling across water for nothing more than pleasure. (Emma Mattei) DIRECTED BY MARK MANGION CINEMATOGRAPHY MARK MANGION EDITING MARK MANGION PRODUCTION MARK MANGION CAST JOHN UDO HAKIM BABANGIDA ERIC NYANDU IBRAHIM MUSAH GEARLD MONTANARO GAUCI THANKS JOHN UDO HAKIM BABANGIDA ERIC NYANDU IBRAHIM MUSAH GEARLD MONTANARO GAUCI FILMED ON LOCATION IN MALTA DURATION 1:54:00 FORMAT 16.9 DV VIDEO COLOUR DATE (2007)

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          • Best of int. OCEAN FILM TOUR Volume 1 VOD

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            • Caribbean Sailing Project

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              15 days. 460 miles. 10 islands. Grenada to St. Thomas. Here's an early look at our Lesser Antilles documentary project aboard the 42-foot sailing crusier, Painkiller. Original map artwork by Xandra Fisher.

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              • Voyages of Entr'acte: The Partnership VOD

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                A film by Ed and Ellen Zako. The Partnership is a story of love and friendship, discovery and improbability. Ellen and Ed Zacko met while playing in the orchestra of a Broadway musical and hatched a scheme to take a temporary brake from the hectic New York scene and explore the world together. Their adventure aboard a Nor Sea 27 foot sloop led them to discover a different side of life that would change their lives forever. Entr'acte - The musical interlude performed between two acts of a play. Join Ellen and Ed on a seven year saga: three years to build Entr'acte and four years to sail her - from a stormy Atlantic crossing to the tranquil French canals. Join them as they explore the Mediterranean then follow the trade winds on their return to the Caribbean and sail up the U.S. east coast to home. The Zackos draw upon their musical and show business background to combine over 800 slides with original music and snappy narrative, creating a highly entertaining multimedia experience.

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                • Voyages of Entr'acte: The Partnership VOD

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                  A film by Ed and Ellen Zako. The Partnership is a story of love and friendship, discovery and improbability. Ellen and Ed Zacko met while playing in the orchestra of a Broadway musical and hatched a scheme to take a temporary brake from the hectic New York scene and explore the world together. Their adventure aboard a Nor Sea 27 foot sloop led them to discover a different side of life that would change their lives forever. Entr'acte - The musical interlude performed between two acts of a play. Join Ellen and Ed on a seven year saga: three years to build Entr'acte and four years to sail her - from a stormy Atlantic crossing to the tranquil French canals. Join them as they explore the Mediterranean then follow the trade winds on their return to the Caribbean and sail up the U.S. east coast to home. The Zackos draw upon their musical and show business background to combine over 800 slides with original music and snappy narrative, creating a highly entertaining multimedia experience. Also see Voyage of Entr`acte: The San Blas Islands and the Panama Canal http://vimeo.com/ondemand/sanblasandpanamacanal

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                  • Between Home VOD

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                    Artist and amateur sailor, Nick Jaffe, has been living in Berlin and has decided to take the long way home to Australia. Some call it brave, others think it’s crazy, but Nick decides to sail solo from the UK to Australia, negotiating the treacherous waters of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. The camera onboard his boat is often Nick’s only companion on a trip that ends up taking over two years. It captures his reflective musings, his joyful excitement and his isolated struggles in this unique, poetic adventure documentary. Both the freedom and the fragility of cutting oneself from “life issues” has never seemed more powerfully in play as Nick turns his camera out to the ocean with an endless empty horizon in each and every direction.

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                    • Raw Faith: A Family Saga VOD

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                      A film by Gregory Roscoe. In 1997, the McKay family- George, JoAnn, Elizabeth, Aaron, Tom and Rob made the decision to build a three masted Galleon as a way for the family to voyage and see new places. However there was a key feature that needed to be integrated into the build- the boat needed to be handicapped accessible to accommodate Elizabeth who has Marfans Syndrome. This accommodation evolved into a mission to bring accessible sailing to others. In 1998, the family started construction down east in Addison, Maine. Building with his three sons, George McKay built RawFaith over four years. She was 118 feet long, 26 feet wide and weighed 300 tons. She was launched August 3, 2003. After a series of adventures, shake down cruises and challenges which included dismastings and family breakdowns, RawFaith was lost at sea in December 2010. This is a family saga told through the lens of a man, a mission and a boat. Purchase the DVD at www.rawfaiththemovie.com

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