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Docurama Film Festival, Vol. 5
Docurama Film Festival Vol 5
Genres: Documentary
NR     2008

Studio: New Video Group Release Date: 09/23/2008


Movie Details

Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Docurama
Studio: Docurama
Format: DVD
DVD Release Date: 09/23/2008
Release Year: 2008
Number of Discs: 12
SwapaDVD Credits: 12
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Gregory N. | Oregon, USA | 08/03/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Here is a list of the titles included and their synopses:

Family Name
What does a name signify, exactly? Growing up in Durham, North Carolina, white filmmaker Macky Alston never questioned why all of the other Alstons at his elementary school were black. Twenty-five years later, Alston decides to unravel this perplexity in the award-winning documentary.

Questioning Faith
All his life, award-winning filmmaker Macky Alston has believed in a merciful and benevolent God. The untimely death of a close friend and fellow seminary student Alan Smith, however, challenges Alston's deepest convictions. He initiates his film with the pressing question: How does one believe in God in the face of so much human suffering?

Arctic Son
In the tiny village of Old Crow, 80 miles north of the Arctic Circle, a father and son are reunited after a lifetime apart. Stanley Njootli, Jr., treks to the harsh Arctic environment, to spend time with his father after nearly 25 years apart. It is also the land of Stanley's Gwitchin ancestors.

Cine Manifest
Revisiting the San Francisco of radicalism, idealism, and combative activism, Cine Manifest narrates the story of an early-'70s Marxist film collective whose members sought a place to live, learn, and change the world.

Cinematographer Style
A film about film, Cinematographer Style pays homage to the artists who transform ideas into images. It sets out to answer the essential questions: What is a cinematographer? What makes style? Is it inspiration, innovation, experience?

Critical Condition
Between 46 and 50 million Americans have no health insurance, and the numbers continue to grow. Last year alone approximately 2.2 million lost their coverage. In just the time it will take to watch this film.

Fall From Grace
With the recitation of three provocative words--"God hates fags"--Reverend Fred Phelps ignited a firestorm of controversy in sleepy Topeka, Kansas, a maelstrom that has continued with his aggressively polarizing rhetoric on such heated issues as homosexuality and the war in Iraq.

Liberia: An Uncivil War
In the summer of 2003, Liberia, America's oldest African ally, is in total chaos. Stunning in its access and images, LIBERIA: AN UNCIVIL WAR offers a compelling behind-the-scenes account of the internecine military conflict that destroyed the nation.

A Lion In The House
An intense and deeply moving film, A Lion In The House enters the lives of five American families who each have a child battling cancer.

On The Downlow
In this artful and thought-provoking film, highly regarded experimental filmmaker Abigail Child follows four young African American men in urban Cleveland, Ohio, who all live life On The Downlow.

Passing Poston
During World War II, almost 120,000 Japanese-Americans were forcibly relocated and spent the war years in one of ten internment camps located in the some of the nation's most inhospitable and desolate places.

Virginia Lee Burton: A Sense Of Place
This acclaimed documentary offers a unique portrait of Virginia Lee Burton, one of the most significant and groundbreaking author/illustrators of the 20th Century."