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A collection of six short stories on what it is like to fly since Al-Qaeda has made the skies unsafe. Watch fallowing episodes at: *******www.minimovies****/
  • 19 Dec 2007
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A collection of six short stories on what it is like to fly since Al-Qaeda has made the skies unsafe.
  • 19 Dec 2007
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An exploration of the indirect effects of 9-11 on our lives. Safety First explores the indirect effects of 9-11 on our lives after entering an airport or travelling at ten thousand feet. In different episodes stories are told of people who are screened for hours in interrogation rooms, dragged from air planes and held in jail for days before they are told it was all based on a mistake. Extreme times demand extreme measures. Safety First illustrates the collateral damage of extreme measures and shows that people under these circumstances are not always who they say they are.
  • 18 Oct 2007
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Room 2017 turns a hopeless failure into nerve-wrecking story.It's every director's nightmare: to return home without your material. This is exactly what happened to director Rob Smits. At the beginning of Room 2017 we find him in a hotelroom in Taipei. He has just returned from a trip to the Yanomami Indians in the deep green of Venezuela. Few men with a camera had spent time with this fierce tribe before him. But money talks even in the wildest jungle today, and on the day of his departure all but one of Smits' tapes were confiscated. Drifting through Taipei, capturing cityscapes that express his disorientation in a way that reminds us of Wenders' brilliant documentary Tokyo-Ga, Smits has to ask himself the desperate question: 'How to make a film with no footage?' The result is not only a highly inventive minimovie, creating a visual story from scrap, but also a contemplation on identity in a world where escaping the ratrace has become all but impossible. We see a truly nerve-wrecking story of a man trying to regain what he was out to lose in the first place. Room 2017 turns a hopeless failure into a brilliant film.
  • 18 Oct 2007
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Room 2017 turns a hopeless failure into nerve-wrecking story.It's every director's nightmare: to return home without your material. This is exactly what happened to director Rob Smits. At the beginning of Room 2017 we find him in a hotelroom in Taipei. He has just returned from a trip to the Yanomami Indians in the deep green of Venezuela. Few men with a camera had spent time with this fierce tribe before him. But money talks even in the wildest jungle today, and on the day of his departure all but one of Smits' tapes were confiscated. Drifting through Taipei, capturing cityscapes that express his disorientation in a way that reminds us of Wenders' brilliant documentary Tokyo-Ga, Smits has to ask himself the desperate question: 'How to make a film with no footage?' The result is not only a highly inventive minimovie, creating a visual story from scrap, but also a contemplation on identity in a world where escaping the ratrace has become all but impossible. We see a truly nerve-wrecking story of a man trying to regain what he was out to lose in the first place. Room 2017 turns a hopeless failure into a brilliant film.
  • 18 Oct 2007
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A film about people working in the Pashto movie industry. In Pakistan, better known as the alternative Lollywood porn industry. Untill the late seventies Pashto cinema revolved around traditional themes such as love stories and heroic tales. During the eighties this changed. The story lines became less complex and the appearance of violence increased, on top of that the curvy actresses became a visual focus point. People working in this movie industry, fans, women and religious activists will give an answer to the following question: What kind of movies are Pashto films and why is this genre better known as the alternative Lollywood porn industry?
  • 18 Oct 2007
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A portrait of visitors of a theme park in a city in Northern Iraq. This Minimovie portrays several visitors of the theme park Dream City, who talk about their life in Iraq. Stories about fear, the role of ethnicity and religion, hate and violence, but also stories about the future, dreams, courage and hope. This series of portraits paints a probing, almost surreal picture of a country and a population that is completely torn apart. Majid - a tourist from the violent city of Mosul: 'It is our fate as Iraqis, to live in misery. I can't remember ever really laughing. I envy those people who can really laugh.'
  • 18 Oct 2007
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A portrait of visitors of a theme park in a city in Northern Iraq. This Minimovie portrays several visitors of the theme park Dream City, who talk about their life in Iraq. Stories about fear, the role of ethnicity and religion, hate and violence, but also stories about the future, dreams, courage and hope. This series of portraits paints a probing, almost surreal picture of a country and a population that is completely torn apart. Majid - a tourist from the violent city of Mosul: 'It is our fate as Iraqis, to live in misery. I can't remember ever really laughing. I envy those people who can really laugh.'
  • 18 Oct 2007
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