1. My Mother's Coat

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    My Mother talks to me about post-dictatorship Athens, her struggle to adapt to the greek mentality, her memories of motherhood, and her longing to go back to her small town in Italy. Directed by Marie-Margaux Tsakiri-Scanatovits Royal College of Art 2010

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    • Happy World - Burma, the dictatorship of the absurd

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      Happy World is a hypervideo experiment co-produced by Cinquième Etage Production and Upian.com The result is a 30 mn documentary, available both in english and french original audio, directed and edited specifically for the Internet, presented in a HTML5 shell that displays dynamic data and contextual information to enrich the video. http://www.happy-world.com

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      • Pospornografía e Historia Reciente de la Violencia en Chile - CUDS TV

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        This video, for which the translated title is "Post-pornography and Recent History of the Violence in Chile" was filmed during the second workshop of the first Sexual Dissidence Circuit to be made in Santiago, Chile. The workshop -organized by the CUDS, University Coordinator for the Sexual Dissidence- took place at the headquarters of the FECH (Universidad de Chile Students Federation) because it was used as a CNI detention center during the military dictatorship. Dressed in leather, wearing boots, half-naked and wearing make-up, strap-on-wearing women and men were some of the spontaneously created representations during this intimate session. The images were recorded while using a pornographic language, taken from the Informe Valech (Valech Report). For more information, visit http://www.disidenciasexual.cl (in Spanish) ------------------------------------------------------ El taller titulado "Pospornografía e Historia Reciente de la Violencia en Chile" fue el segundo taller del primer Circuito Disidencia Sexual en la Región Metropolitana. Este taller se realizó en la sede de la Federación de Estudiantes de la Universidad de Chile (FECH), ya que este recinto fue utilizado como centro de detención de CNI en tiempos de la Dictadura Militar. El día 30 de abril en este taller lxs asistentes presenciaron unos estractos de films pospornográficos, es decir obras audiovisuales que subivierten el lenguaje fálico del porno tradicional y le suman una oportunidad de crítica política. En una sala blanca, donde sólo había un proyector de imágenes sobre la pared y alrededor de 20 sillas en semi-círculo lxs asistentes estaban con muchas ganas de generar el primer trabajo pospornográfico de Chile. Luego del visionado miembros de la CUDS pasaron a explicar conceptos básicos del posporno y su potencial uso político-sexual. También se explicó la relación entre sadomasoquismo y fascismo a partir de textos de la escritora Susan Sontag. Los particpantes fueron principalmente jóvenes relacionados con los espacios universitarios. Después de una discusión se entregó el capítulo 5 del Informe de Presión Política y Tortura relacionado con los tipos de tortura que se realizaron durante el periodo de Dictadura Militar. El objetivo del taller fue utilizar textos del Informe Valech para realizar escenas pospornográficas, ya que el lenguaje del informe se acerca mucho al de un diccionario sadomasoquista y porque como jóvenes de izquierda disidentes sexuales sentimos la necesidad de subvertir los cánones administrativos de la memoria y "recordar con dolor"(Nelly Richard). Este ejercicio micro-político es una denuncia a una política de laTransición que sólo recuerda a través de dinero y estatuas a quienes sufrieron la violencia de un régimen militar. Vestidos con cuero, usando botas, semidesnudas, con maquillaje, mujeres con dildos y hombres víctimas de la violencia militar-femenina fueron algunas de las representaciones que se fueron creando espotaneamente en esta íntima sesión. Frente a la cámara se grabaron escenas donde se re-crearon libremente y a través de un lenguaje porno episodios específicos del Informe Valech: observar violaciones, humillaciones, etc. Lxs jóvenes asistentes estuvieron muy dispuestos a realizar este tipo de performance, había un respeto constante a los cuerpos y el potencial político que poseen.

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        • American Life (Unreleased Director's Cut) - Madonna

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          Conceived in early 2003 when an Iraq invasion by US forces was looming overhead, Madonna and director Jonas Åkerlund filmed a potent, prophetic, tongue-in-cheek "war is fashionable in a consumer obsessed culture" video satire in protest of the Afghanistan war and the Bush administration's fascist-like attempts to shift an open society into a dictatorship. It seemed to be the "perfect storm" plan of timing, politics, controversy, art, and timing to dove-tail succinctly with the release of the 'American Life' single and album. However, before its world premiere on music channels in March 2003, Madonna unexpectedly cancelled the release and issued a statement saying that, "I do not believe that it is appropriate to air it (the video) at this time. Due to the volatile state of the world and out of sensitivity and respect for the armed forces, who I support and pray for, I do not want to risk offending anyone who might misinterpret the meaning of this video." Because of this, Madonna & Jonas released a politically correct second version of the video that featured her singing in front of the world's flags that seems a little lifeless and inadequate when in comparison. Rumors immediately ensued, accusing Warner Music (Madonna's record label at the time) of censorship. Rumors which were never substantiated.

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          • Raymundo - English Subtitles - 127'

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            Raymundo (2003) is our first film. Winner of 16 international awards. Written, directed and produced by Ernesto Ardito and Virna Molina. This is a documentary film about the life and work of Raymundo Gleyzer, Argentine filmmaker, kidnapped and murdered by that country’s military dictatorship in 1976. Through Raymundo’s life, we follow the story of Latin American revolutionary cinema and the liberation struggles of the 60’s and 70’s. Raymundo was one of the major architects of the militant cinema, yet after his “ disappearance ”, he fell into oblivion. It is essential that the new generation rediscovers his life and works which are a source of inspiration today more than ever . This documentary will bring back what the CIA and the Latin American dictatorships couldn’t destroy: the memory, the ideals and the courage to tell the truth. We worked during four years on the research, recovery of archives an editing of the film, getting the support of Jan Vrijman Fund (IDFA - Netherlands), Fondation Altercine (Canada), and National Endowment of the Arts (Argentine). PRIZES OBTAINED: 16 International Awards • First Prize “Coral” to the Best Documentary and Documentary Prize “Memory”. Latin American Film Festival of La Habana, Cuba, (December 2003). • Golden Olive Award of Best Fiction Documentary Kalamata International Documentary Film Festival, Greece. (October 2003) • Human Rights Award Latino Film Festival San Francisco Bay Area, USA., (November 2003). • Best Documentary Film Latin American Film Festival of Brescia, Italy. (November 2003). • Best Documentary Film Valdivia International Film Festival, Chile. (October 2003). • Best “Opera Prima” Award DOCUPOLIS, International Documentary Festival of Barcelona, Spain. (October 2003). • “Union Latina” Award. Latin American Film Festival of Trieste, Italy. (October 2003). • Best Documentary Film VI Malaga Film Festival, Spain (April, 2003). • Special Jury Award VII Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival, USA (July 2003). • Best Film in the Public's Choice Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montreal. (November 2002). • Best Documentary Film and Best Filmmaker Latinamerican Film Festival of Buenos Aires (October 2003) • Best Documentary Film IV Documentary Film and Video Festival, Argentina (July 2003). • Special Jury Award. Human Rights International film Festival of Buenos Aires (November 2002). • Regard sur le Jeune Cinéma Argentin La Sudestada, Paris (June 2004) FILM FESTIVALS: Selected at 42 film festivals around the world. This film has been selected in the official competition section of the following festivals: • Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival (Japón) • Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (EE.UU.) • Festival International de Films de Fribourg (Suiza) • Docudays, International Documentary Film Festival of Beirut (Lebanon) • It's All True, International Documentary Film Festival (Brasil) • Ismailia Int.Festival for Doc.& Short Films (Egypt) • Cinema Paradise, Independent Film Festival of Honolulu (EE.UU.) • Montevideo International Film Festival (Uruguay) • Tiburón International Film Festival (EE.UU.) • Biarritz Film Festival, “La Cita” (France). • Taiwan International Documentary Film Festival (Taiwan) The film has participated out of competition in different sections of the following festivals: • Robert Flaherty Film Seminar in Vassar College - Opening Night (EE.UU.) • International Documentary Film of Amsterdam (Países Bajos) • Cinema du Reel, International Documentary Festival (Francia) • Arizona Film Festival (EE.UU.) * Taos Talking Pictures Film Festival (EE.UU) • Ankara International Film Festival (Turquía) • International Seoul Labor Film and Video Festival (Corea) • International Art Film Festival Trencianske Teplice 2003 (Slovakia) • Activating Human Rights Film Festival Byron Bay, (Australia) • Perspektive, Human Rights Film Festival of Nuremberg (Germany) • Latin American Film Festival of Toulouse (France) • Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Buenos Aires (Argentina) • Latin American Film Festival of Providence (USA) • Images du Nouveau Monde Film Festival (Canada) • Latin American Film Festival of Ginebra (Switzerland) • Dahlonega Film Festival (USA) • Cine del Plata Film Festival (Uruguay) • Antropologique and Social Film Festival (Argentina) • Bogota International Film Festival (Colombia) • International Film Festival of Santa Fe (Argentina) • Santiago International Documentary Film Festival (Chile) • Latin American Film Festival of London (England) • Latin American Film Festival of Edhinburg (Escocia) • Latin American Film Festival of Cardiff (England) • Cinemambiente Film Festival (Italy) • Brisbane International Film Festival ( Australia) And others... Raymundo was "opening nigth film" at The Robert Flaherty Film Seminar 2003, Vassar College NY. This documentary was also the first argentinean film that participated in the International Competition of the prestigious Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, Japan.

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            • Revolution - Egyptian Exterminators

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              Animation from the third series of BAFTA award winning show, The Revolution Will Be Televised. Working in collaboration with Cub Studio - cubstudio.com/

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              • The Chicago Conspiracy Trailer (English Version)

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                This is a trailer for our upcoming feature length documentary based in Chile and the Mapuche indigenous territory of Wallmapu. The concept for the film was born with the death of a former military dictator, Augusto Pinochet. His regime murdered thousands and tortured tens of thousands after the military coup on September 11, 1973. The Chicago Conspiracy takes its name from the approximately 25 Chilean economists who attended the University of Chicago and other prestigious universities beginning in the 1960s to study under the neoliberal economists Milton Friedman and Arnold Harberger. After embracing Friedman's neoliberal ideas, these economists returned to assist Pinochet's military regime in imposing free market policies. They privatized nearly every aspect of society, and Chile soon became a classic example of free market capitalism under the barrel of a gun. The Chicago Conspiracy is about today. We began this documentary with the death of a dictator, but we continue with the legacy of a dictatorship. The Chicago Conspiracy is about the Day of the Youth Combatant. On this day, two young brothers and militants of the MIR, Rafael and Eduardo Vergara, were gunned down by police as they walked through the politically active community Villa Francia. March 29 is not only about the Vergara brothers—it is a day to remember all youth combatants who have died under the dictatorship and current democratic regime. The Chicago Conspiracy is about the students who fight a dictatorship-era educational law put into place on the last day of military rule. Over 700,000 students went on strike in 2006 to protest the privatized educational system. Police brutally repressed student marches and occupations. The Chicago Conspiracy is about the neighborhoods lining the outskirts of Santiago. They were originally land occupations, and later became centers of armed resistance against the military dictatorship. A number of them, such as la Victoria and Villa Francia, continue as areas of confrontational discontent to this day. The Chicago Conspiracy is about the Mapuche conflict. The Mapuche people valiantly resisted Spanish occupation, and continue to resist the Chilean state and the multinational corporations who strip Mapuche territory for forestry plantations, mines, dams and farming plantations. The government has utilized the dictatorship-era anti-terrorism law to jail Mapuche community members in struggle. Two young weichafes (Mapuche warriors), Alex Lemún and Matías Catrileo, were recently killed by Chilean police—one in 2002, the other in 2008. The Chicago Conspiracy is a response to a global conspiracy of neoliberalism, militarism and authoritarianism. With music by SubVerso. http://www.subversiveactionfilms.org

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                • Message de Neo à AMMAR 404

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                  Venez nombreux manifester devant le ministère de la technologie Samedi 22 Mai 2010 à 15h Pour un Internet LIBRE

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                  • Cubanos, Life and Death of a Revolution

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                    Clip from a feature documentary. Cubanos, a completely independent production, liberates itself from television convention to draw an impressionist portrait of the Cuban community. Sincere interviews and sequence shots reveal an identity fragmented by 48 years of dictatorship, a people struggling to leave the 20th century behind. While music may barely camouflage the misery and corruption in Cuba, the sounds of engines and commercial radio can’t mask the cultural gap between the island and the very active community in Miami. The main character, Catuey, a Cuban musician who has been living in Québec for a number of years, brings to his journey and his songs the image of an ideal Cuba hurt by the division in its people and the group-think that prevails in Miami. Confronted with the contradictions among his countrymen and his own demons, Catuey ends his odyssey drained and disappointed not to have found a simple path to reconciliation. The film steers clear of the pitfalls of sensationalist news, taking a more holistic approach to the identity issues the Cuban community will face upon the death of Fidel Castro. Cubanos, the plural of Cuban. Cubans. Yan Giroux has shot, edited and directed a film that uses strong framing and extended shots to transform the chaos of reality into a set of evocative signs. While Catuey and the interviewees try to define themselves both as individuals and as Cubans, one scene at a time, the camera paints a broader, more complex portrait of a people held prisoner by their history. The travel footage scans the day-to-day lives of Cubans in Cuba and Miami for vestiges of the revolutionary dream. Echoing each other throughout the film, the scenes explore the many facets of a culture that is developing differently on either side of the Straits of Florida. Precise camera and editing work create a setting of objects and sounds that subtly interact with the content of the interviews. Amidst Havana’s ruins, the interviewees’ faces are blurred to protect their identities, but this is no longer a formal constraint, becoming one more aesthetic symptom in the crumbling landscape of Cuban communism. By exploring the richness of cinematographic language, Cubanos goes beyond the documentary genre to become a road movie that takes us to the heart of Catuey's struggle. A faded flag flutters in the wind as a saw whines, far away. Catuey croons Cuba’s national anthem like a lullaby. The ambiguity between dream and nightmare is what defines this revolution, its romanticism tattered by disillusionment.

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                    • Trailer "A Luta Continua, Um Documentário em 12 Rounds"

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                      Filme documentário sobre a vida de Servílio de Oliveira, boxeador que, durante a ditadura no Brasil, conquistou a medalha nas Olimpíadas de 68 no México. Durante 44 anos sustentou a conquista do único pugilista brasileiro medalhista em Olimpíadas. Documentary film about the life of Servilio de Oliveira, the brazilian boxer who, during the dictatorship in Brazil and Mexico, won a medal at the 68 Olympics in Mexico. For 44 years, he was the only brazilian olympic medalist boxer.

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