Sweet Darusya

Sweet Darusya

During the Soviet occupation of Ukraine in a Hutsul village, a young orphaned traumatized woman named Darusya is trying to overcome her terrible recollections. She only knows the deep feeling of guilt about an unknown tragedy commited when she was an innocent child.

That World Is Gone

That World Is Gone

Kathy's family left on a Saturday morning in 1965. The rumble of bulldozers echoed through the neighborhood, and her block was empty. Federally-funded urban renewal had arrived in Charlottesville, scattering dozens of families like Kathy's. The once-vibrant African American community, built by formerly enslaved men and women who had secured a long-denied piece of the American dream, disappeared.

Lost City of Pirates

Lost City of Pirates

Take to the high seas with the most famous pirates of all time, and discover the truth behind the legends of men like Blackbeard. While the possibility of wealth and fame was real, so was the chance that they would be struck down by the guns and sabers of those they attacked, or done in by disease, malnutrition and the capricious seas. LOST CITY OF PIRATES is a riveting look at a long-ago era that continues to fuel our imaginations. Meet the legendary figures that roamed the high seas, and learn their stories from leading authors and historians. Go beneath the waves to see the remains of the pirate city once feared as "the wickedest place on earth," and learn the true story of the notorious pirates of Jamaica's Port Roya

We Like It Like That

We Like It Like That

Latin boogaloo is New York City. It is a product of the melting pot, a colorful expression of 1960s Latino soul, straight from the streets of El Barrio, the South Bronx and Brooklyn. Starring Latin boogaloo legends like Joe Bataan, Johnny Colon and Pete Rodriguez, We Like It Like That explores this lesser-known, but pivotal moment in Latin music history, through original interviews, music recordings, live performances, dancing and rare archival footage and images. From its origins to its recent resurgence in popularity, We Like It Like That tells the story of a sound that redefined a generation and was too funky to keep down.

Abraham: The Friend of God

Abraham: The Friend of God

M. Sadeghi stars as the title character in filmmaker Reza Varzi's epic retelling of the life and times of Abraham, known as the patriarch of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, the world's three most prominent monotheistic religions. Led by God from Mesopotamia to the land of Canaan, Abraham entered into a covenant with the Lord that, once fulfilled, would see him father a great nation of kings.

Histoire du caporal

Histoire du caporal 1984

A quiet French peasant has spent three years as a corporal on the front lines in World War I, and one day he cannot take it anymore and goes AWOL, escaping into the Alps in the southeast of France. He first takes leave of his wife before heading into the mountains and manages to survive in the breathtaking, vast landscape while using all the knowledge and wiles under his command. Even though the area around him is fairly isolated, another deserter arrives on the scene -- but he cannot take the solitude and leaves. As the peasant diligently works at his own survival, the police from the region know he is hiding out somewhere within their jurisdiction, and so his future is anything but secure. This subdued, pacifist film strives for distance rather than emotional involvement, so as to present a pacifist cause as reasonably as possible, but as a consequence, the routine of the deserter's existence verges on a grinding boredom.

The Way to Sich

The Way to Sich 1994

The beginning of the XVII century. Events taking place at a time preceding the liberation struggle led by Bohdan Khmelnytsky. A young boy Pavlo Pokhilenko leaves his native Kaniv to join Zaporizhian Sich to fight for freedom and the Orthodox faith.

Echoes That Remain

Echoes That Remain 1991

Echoes That Remain combines hundreds of rare archival photos and previously unseen film footage with live action sequences shot on location at the sites of former Jewish communities in Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland and Romania. The film's production team spent over a year of research in archives around the world collecting film footage and photographs to help dramatize the folk stories, parables, and anecdotes. Playing an important role in the film are a series of evocative images from the famed photo biographer of Eastern European shtetl life, the late Roman Vishniac.

The Mountain

The Mountain

Michael Lawrence’s evocative and illuminating documentaty about Hobart’s iconic mountain. A fascinating insight into the history and people of Mt. Wellington and its flora and fauna.