Hot Docs: How to boil a frog now available in Media Services

An eco-comedy (documentary feature film) that mixes rapid-fire humorwith hard-hitting facts to show the consequences of overshoot: toomany people using up too little planet, much too fast. Gives us anoverview of our situation and 5 surprising ways that regular peoplelike you and me can save civilization, while making our own livesbetter now. DVD 9186 Film … Continue reading “Hot Docs: How to boil a frog now available in Media Services”

An eco-comedy (documentary feature film) that mixes rapid-fire humor
with hard-hitting facts to show the consequences of overshoot: too
many people using up too little planet, much too fast. Gives us an
overview of our situation and 5 surprising ways that regular people
like you and me can save civilization, while making our own lives
better now.

DVD 9186

Film website: http://howtoboilafrog.com/

Hot Docs: Immigrant Nation now available in Media Services

This is a documentary combining the story of activist Elvira Arellano with the larger story of the pro-immigrant movement that primarily began in Chicago. DVD 9197 Film website: http://www.immigrantnationfilm.com/

This is a documentary combining the story of activist Elvira Arellano
with the larger story of the pro-immigrant movement that primarily
began in Chicago.

DVD 9197

Film website: http://www.immigrantnationfilm.com/

Hot Docs: Impunity: What kind of war for Columbia? now available in Media Services

“Colombia today: the biggest trial against Paramilitary armies – accused of killing thousands of Colombians – is designed to create “peace and justice”. Instead the process comes to an abrupt halt, when the political and economic interests in the paramilitary war are uncovered. Are the victims’ families doomed to stay victims forever or are they … Continue reading “Hot Docs: Impunity: What kind of war for Columbia? now available in Media Services”

“Colombia today: the biggest trial against Paramilitary armies –
accused of killing thousands of Colombians – is designed to create
“peace and justice”. Instead the process comes to an abrupt halt, when
the political and economic interests in the paramilitary war are
uncovered. Are the victims’ families doomed to stay victims forever or
are they able to fight Impunity?”—quoted from the film’s website.

DVD 9196

Film website: http://www.impunitythefilm.com

Hot Docs: Our Daily Poison now available in Media Services

According to the World Health Organization, the incidence of cancer has doubled over the last thirty years (after allowing for the population aging factor). Over this period, the increase in leukemia and brain tumours in children has been around 2% per year. The WHO has observed a similar trend for neurological diseases (Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s) … Continue reading “Hot Docs: Our Daily Poison now available in Media Services”

According to the World Health Organization, the incidence of cancer has doubled over the last thirty years (after allowing for the population aging factor). Over this period, the increase in leukemia and brain tumours in children has been around 2% per year. The WHO has observed a similar trend for neurological diseases (Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s) and autoimmune disorders, and for reproduction dysfunctions. What explanations can be found for this worrying epidemic, which is hitting the “developed” countries particularly hard? Haunted by that question, director Marie-Monique Robin launches an in-depth investigation into everyday products and the system charged with regulating them. Robin digs through the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) archives, manages to talk her way into secret meetings, and meets with regulators and respected renegade researchers throughout North American and Europe.

DVD 9203

Distributor description: http://icarusfilms.com/new2011/pois.html

Hot Docs: Mr CO2: Life after Kyoto now available in Media Services

He has expanded through the very air we breathe. He’s galvanized activists around the globe to fight him, and stymied the world’s political leaders. Meet Mr. CO2: carbon dioxide, the primary cause of climate change. This documentary may use whimsical animation to personify carbon dioxide emissions, but its message is dead-serious: if we fail to … Continue reading “Hot Docs: Mr CO2: Life after Kyoto now available in Media Services”

He has expanded through the very air we breathe. He’s galvanized
activists around the globe to fight him, and stymied the world’s
political leaders. Meet Mr. CO2: carbon dioxide, the primary cause of
climate change. This documentary may use whimsical animation to
personify carbon dioxide emissions, but its message is dead-serious:
if we fail to cut the rate of CO2 spewing into the atmosphere, we face
a bleak future. MR. CO2 opens in Copenhagen, where the world’s
political leaders gather in December 2009 to try and hammer out a new
carbon treaty to replace the Kyoto Accord. Joining them are activists
and climate scientists, on-hand to press for action. They include
Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chair of the International Panel on Climate
Change, and Bill McKibben, founder of a movement aimed at lowering
atmospheric carbon, who says at the conference, “we are past the red
line, the real debate is between human beings on the one hand, and
physics and chemistry on the other.”

DVD 9204


Distributor description: http://icarusfilms.com/new2011/mr.html

Hot Docs: Miss HIV now available in Media Services

This documentary explores the international collision of HIV/AIDS policies while following the journey of two HIV-positive women who entered the annual Miss HIV Stigma-Free pageant in Botswana. Filmed across Africa and at the International AIDS Conference in Toronto this explosive EthnoGraphic film shares both sides of an ideology struggle. What is happening in Botswana, where … Continue reading “Hot Docs: Miss HIV now available in Media Services”

This documentary explores the international collision of HIV/AIDS
policies while following the journey of two HIV-positive women who
entered the annual Miss HIV Stigma-Free pageant in Botswana. Filmed
across Africa and at the International AIDS Conference in Toronto this
explosive EthnoGraphic film shares both sides of an ideology struggle.
What is happening in Botswana, where half of all pregnant women have
HIV, is set against Uganda which has experienced the largest
reductions of new infections ever recorded. Unlike any other film on
AIDS, the story takes the viewer backstage to the Miss HIV pageant and
behind the curtain on what is really happening in the war against a
virus that is now the leading killer of people under 60 in the world.

DVD 9179



Distributor description: http://www.videoproject.com/misshiv.html

Hot Docs: Man who stopped the desert now available in Media Services

Documentary film about Yacouba Sawadogo, a peasant farmer from northern Burkina Faso who has become a pioneer in the fight against desertification and hunger. His work over a quarter century has resulted in the successful rehabilitation of farmland, the regrowth of forests, the return of former residents to their homeland, and praise from international organizations. … Continue reading “Hot Docs: Man who stopped the desert now available in Media Services”

Documentary film about Yacouba Sawadogo, a peasant farmer from
northern Burkina Faso who has become a pioneer in the fight against
desertification and hunger. His work over a quarter century has
resulted in the successful rehabilitation of farmland, the regrowth of
forests, the return of former residents to their homeland, and praise
from international organizations.

DVD 9178


Distributor description:
http://greenplanetfilms.org/product_info.php?cPath=151&products_id=752

Hot Docs: La Americana now available in Media Services

A documentary following a single mother from Bolivia who has come to work as an illegal immigrant in New York City, in order to support her daughter’s medical needs. The daughter’s life without her mother is also featured, as is the mother’s relationship with her new boyfriend who also an illegal immigrant. DVD 6881 Film … Continue reading “Hot Docs: La Americana now available in Media Services”

A documentary following a single mother from Bolivia who has come to
work as an illegal immigrant in New York City, in order to support her
daughter’s medical needs. The daughter’s life without her mother is
also featured, as is the mother’s relationship with her new boyfriend
who also an illegal immigrant.

DVD 6881

Film website: http://www.la-americana.com/

Hot Docs: Chinatown: An attempt at globalization in Sweden now available in Media Services

Kalmar is a small town in the south of Sweden, facing problems of unemployment and a dwindling population. It really needed an economic boost. The local authorities signed an agreement with ambitious Chinese businessman Luo Jingxing, who planned to set up a commercial center in Kalmar. Here is an ideal globalization project, that unfortunately did … Continue reading “Hot Docs: Chinatown: An attempt at globalization in Sweden now available in Media Services”

Kalmar is a small town in the south of Sweden, facing problems of unemployment and a dwindling population. It really needed an economic boost. The local authorities signed an agreement with ambitious Chinese businessman Luo Jingxing, who planned to set up a commercial center in Kalmar. Here is an ideal globalization project, that unfortunately did not work out as envisioned. This amusing and relevant film shows the problems that emerge when the tigers of the developing world try to expand into Europe.

DVD 9188

Distributor description: http://filmakers.com/index.php?a=filmDetail&filmID=1694

Hot Docs: Boyamba Belgique now available in Media Services

On June 30, 1960, the largest African colony Congo became independent of Belgium. The day before, Wednesday, June 29th, as the Belgian King Baudouin was being driven through Kinshasa, standing bolt upright next to the future president Kasavubu in a Cadillac convertible, he saluted the Belgian flag. At this very moment a young Congolese man … Continue reading “Hot Docs: Boyamba Belgique now available in Media Services”

On June 30, 1960, the largest African colony Congo became independent of Belgium. The day before, Wednesday, June 29th, as the Belgian King Baudouin was being driven through Kinshasa, standing bolt upright next to the future president Kasavubu in a Cadillac convertible, he saluted the Belgian flag. At this very moment a young Congolese man steps from the crowd, steals the sabre of King Badouin from behind, and runs away. And photographer Robert Lebeck eternalizes the incident in a single shot.

In BOYAMBA BELGIQUE: OR WHY A KING SHOULD NOT LOSE HIS SWORD, this picture becomes a keyhole through which to peer at the decolonization of Africa. For the filmmakers embark on a search for the thief, meeting eyewitnesses, searching for archives, visiting villages, and digging into the meaning and symbolism of the act. Until most good stories of hidden history, after false starts and misdirection about the person and meanings both, they do discover the real thief, and, why he did it.

DVD 9202

Distributor description: http://icarusfilms.com/new2011/bb.html