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Nationale Parken... Noodzaak
is a 1978 documentary by Bert Haanstra.

This film portrays the importance of nature and landscape conservation in the Netherlands.



Rachel Carson
is a 2017 documentary by Michelle Ferrari.

A profile of scientist and writer Rachel L. Carson, whose 1962 book "Silent Spring" helped launch the modern environmental movement. When the book was published in 1962, the book became a phenomenon. A passionate and eloquent warning about the long-term dangers of pesticides, the book unleashed an extraordinary national debate and was greeted by vigorous attacks from the chemical industry.



Andrei Rublev
is a 1966 film by Andrei Tarkovsky.

In turbulent 15th century Russia, the iconic painter Andrei Rublev gains renown for his artwork while struggling to create under a repressive and violent regime.



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My Octopus Teacher
is a 2020 documentary by James Reed and Pippa Ehrlich.

A free diver and an octopus develop an odd frienship across species, in a beautiful and thought-provoking film from the world under the sea.



Cipolla Colt
is a 1975 spaghetti western by Enzo G. Castellari.

Onion arrives in town to start an onion farm on a parcel of land he’s bought real cheap from a farmer. What he doesn’t know is that evil oil magnate Petrus Lamb has bought/stolen all the property around the town due to the vast oil reserves under the town.



The Seeds of Vandana Shiva
is a 2021 documentary by Camilla Becket.

This film tells the remarkable life story of Gandhian eco-activist Dr. Vandana Shiva, how she stood up to the corporate Goliaths of industrial agriculture, rose to prominence in the food justice movement, and inspired an international crusade for change.



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Leviathan
is a 2012 documentary by Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel.

In the waters where Melville's Pequod gave chase to Moby Dick, Leviathan captures the collaborative clash of man, nature, and machine. Shot on a dozen small cameras — tossed and tethered, passed from fisherman to filmmaker — it is a cosmic portrait of mankind’s place at the edge of wilderness.



Music with Roots in the Aether
is a 1975 artwork by Robert Ashley.

Music with Roots in the Aether is a series of interviews with seven composers who seemed to me when I conceived the piece-and who still seem to me twenty-five years later-to be among the most important, influential and active members of the so-called avant-garde movement in American music, a movement that had its origins in the work of and in the stories about composers who started hearing things in a new way at least fifty years ago.



Bartleby
is a 1970 film by Anthony Friedman.

Updated to 1970s London, this faithful adaptation of Herman Melville's classic follows a young accounting clerk rebelling against his employer by responding to demands to do work by saying, "I prefer not to.".



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It Is Night in America
is a 2022 documentary by Ana Vaz.

In Brasília, the modern capital of Brazil, an anteater is found dead by the side of a road, a boa constrictor wanders across the suburbs, and foxes prowl vacant streets. Meanwhile, in the city zoo—home to hundreds of displaced and rescued wild species—the animals look back at us humans.



Rigor Mortis
is a 1981 film by Dick Maas.

The story revolves around the manager of a hotel-restaurant in the 'middle of nowhere' who, to promote his business, wants to break the world record for grave lying. It takes a while for the media to pay attention to his stunt. And it does not turn out well...



A Walk
is a 1990 experimental film by Jonas Mekas.

"Filmed on Dec. 15, 1990. On a rainy day, I have a walk through the early Soho. I begin my walk on 80 Wooster Street and continue towards the Williamsburg bridge, where, 58 minutes later, still raining, my walk ends. As I walk, occasionally I talk about what I see or I tell some totally unrelated little stories that come to my mind as I walk."



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Geographies of Solitude
is a 2022 documentary by Jacquelyn Mills.

Environmentalist Zoe Lucas has cataloged flora and fauna on Sable Island, a thin strip of land off the Canadian coast, for decades. The island's only full-time human inhabitant, Zoe embarks on solitary excursions to observe the sand dunes, starry skies, wild horses, and washed-up plastic waste.



Clapping for the Wrong Reasons
is a 2013 short film by Hiro Murai.

Follows a seemingly mundane day in the life of a young affluent rapper as he wanders through his cavernous mansion.



Room 237
is a 2012 documentary by Rodney Ascher.

In the decades since the film's release, many The Shining devotees have claimed to have decoded the film's secret messages. Cultists and scholars are interviewed to deconstruct Kubrick's classic, addressing everything from the genocide of Native Americans to a range of government conspiracies.



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Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin
is a 2018 documentary by Arwen Curry.

It is exploring the remarkable life and legacy of the late feminist author Ursula K. Le Guin. Best known for groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy works such as A Wizard of Earthsea, The Left Hand of Darkness, and The Dispossessed, Le Guin defiantly held her ground on the margin of "respectable" literature until the sheer excellence of her work, at long last, forced the mainstream to embrace fantastic literature. Her fascinating story has never before been captured on film.



Blue
is a 1993 experimental film by Derek Jarman.

Against a plain, unchanging blue screen, a densely interwoven soundtrack of voices, sound effects and music attempt to convey a portrait of Derek Jarman's experiences with AIDS, both literally and allegorically, together with an exploration of the meanings associated with the colour blue.



Elephant
is a 1989 film by Alan Clarke.

Death in the streets, homes, parks and factories of Belfast. Alan Clarke's drama ‐ without character or narrative and shot in documentary style ‐ is a shockingly frank depiction of the futility of sectarian murder.



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The Color of Pomegranates
is a 1969 film by Sergei Parajanov.

A portrait of the revered 18th-century Armenian poet and musician Sayat Nova, the 'King of Song'. Through his poetry and a series of lavish tableaux, the film charts his life from humble weaver, to king's minstrel and cloistered monk before being martyred for his faith by invading Persians. (caution: contains animal cruelty)



Sisters With Transistors
is a 2020 documentary by Lisa Rovner.

The film maps a new history of electronic music through the visionary women whose radical experimentations with machines redefined the boundaries of music, including Clara Rockmore, Daphne Oram, Bebe Barron, Pauline Oliveros, Delia Derbyshire, Maryanne Amacher, Eliane Radigue, Suzanne Ciani, and Laurie Spiegel. The history of electronic music from the point of view of the overlooked female pioneers in a film with style and substance, told by Laurie Anderson.



Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
is a 1999 film by Jim Jarmusch.

Guided by the words of an ancient samurai text, Ghost Dog is a professional killer able to dissolve into the night and move through New York unnoticed. When his code is dangerously betrayed by a dysfunctional mafia family, Ghost Dog reacts strictly in accord with the Way of the Samurai.



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Memoria
is a 2021 film by Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

One morning, Jessica Holland, a Scottish orchid farmer visiting her sister in Bogotá, is woken by a loud 'bang'. This haunting sound dispels her sleep for days, calling into question her identity and guiding her from recording studios to secluded jungle villages in an attempt to find its source.



It Is Not My Music
is a 1978 documentary by Urban Lasson.

Moki and Don Cherry met in the mid-1960s and soon began collaborating closely. They made happenings, music, art, posters and record sleeves, they performed together, organised workshops and toured. The film merges the different worlds they lived in ‐ countryside and city life, and the various disciplines that were interwoven in their artistic practices. Some scenes also feature Eagle-Eye Cherry as a little boy and Neneh Cherry in her teens. Other musicians from that time include Collin Walcott, Rashied Ali, James Blood Ulmer and Naná Vasconcelos. Urban Lasson also appears in the film.



Eva Hesse
is a 2016 documentary by Marcie Begleiter.

The film sheds light on the artist's far-reaching career in the 1960s and beyond, as a pioneer of post-minimalism in sculpture and drawing. It features a lively investigation into the creative community of 1960s New York and Germany, where Hesse spent time during a year-long residency at Scheidt's textile factory in Kettwig-on-the-Ruhr near Essen. Many of Hesse's writings and letters from this period are voiced in the film by Selma Blair.



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Manu's Spleen
is a series of five films by Rosemarie Trockel, made between 2000 and 2002.

By creating unfamiliar characters with uncertain intentions, Trockel draws on a constellation of emotions to provoke, sometimes humorously, unsettling questions about generally held notions of identity.



Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival
is a 2016 documentary by Fabrizio Terranova.

Through the act of story-telling, this documentary operates as a cat cradle of past and speculative futures guided by American philosopher Donna Haraway whose theoretical framework crosses the subjects of science, technology, gender and species, proposing new ways of thinking beyond dualisms.



Der Rechte Weg
is a 1983 film by Fischli & Weiss.

As they hike through the mountains, at the mercy of the elements and all kinds of miracles ‐ and above all, at the mercy of themselves, Rat and Bear try to find reasons for all they see and experience, getting closer then expected to the right way. (caution: contains animal cruelty)



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Sympathy for the Devil
is a 1968 film by Jean-Luc Godard.

The film intercuts footage of the Rolling Stones working on the song "Sympathy for the Devil" in a studio; Anne Wiazemsky as "Eve Democracy," sauntering through London in a gown as she is being interviewed by a TV reporter; and other scenes examining capitalism, activism, and political conflict.

In his original version of the film, entitled One Plus One, Godard intentionally omitted the final studio recording of the song‐an indication, to some, that the work of the "people's revolution" remained unfinished. However, producer Ian Quarrier, in a bid to give Stones fans what they wanted, insisted on putting the complete song back in, and renamed the film Sympathy for the Devil.



Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One
is a 1968 fiction/documentary hybrid by William Greaves.

Greaves presides over a collective film crew in New York's Central Park, leaving them to try to figure out what kind of movie they're making. A couple enacts a breakup scenario over and over, a documentary crew films a crew filming the crew, locals wander casually into the frame: the project defies easy description. Yet this wildly innovative sixties counterculture landmark remains one of the most tightly focused and insightful movies ever made about making movies, expanded thirty-five years later by its unconventional follow-up, Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take 2½.



Nonfilm
is a 2001 film by Quentin Dupieux.

A man, Vince, wakes up in the middle of a film shoot. He doesn't know what's going on or why he's there, but crew members tell him he's one of the actors in the film so he decides to just play along. During the shooting of one scene, one of the other actors, 122, accidentally kills most of the crew. Vince, 122 and the remaining crew decide to finish the film by themselves, even though there's no script, no sound equipment (they decide to make it a silent film) and no camera (they then decide to also make it a "blind" film).



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Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Großstadt
is a 1927 silent film by Walter Ruttmann.

An emblematic 'city symphony' film structured to follow the life of Berlin and its inhabitants across the course of a single day, from dawn to dusk, to create "a symphonic film with the thousandfold energies that make up the life of a great city."

A musical score for an orchestra to accompany the silent film was written by Edmund Meisel.



Mauerhase
is a 2009 documentary by Bartek Konopka.

The untold story of wild rabbits which lived between the Berlin Walls. For 28 years Death Zone was their safest home. Full of grass, no predators, guards protecting them from human disturbance. They were closed but happy. When their population grew up to thousands, guards started to remove them. But rabbits survived and stayed there. Unfortunately one day the wall fell down. Rabbits had to abandon comfortable system. They moved to West Berlin and have been living there in a few colonies since then. They are still learning how to live in the free world, same as we - the citizens of Eastern Europe.



The Wall
is a 1976 short experimental film by Gordon Matta-Clark.

This newly assembled work is a rare document of a 1976 Matta-Clark performance in Berlin. The piece begins with the following statement: "In 1976, as part of the Akademie der Kunst and Berliner Festwochen exhibition 'Soho in Berlin,' Gordon Matta-Clark went to Germany with the intention of blowing up a section of the Berlin Wall. Dissuaded by friends from such a suicidal action, the result was the following performance." The film records Matta-Clark as he stencils 'Made in America' on the Wall, affixes commercial advertisements over graffiti, and has a run-in with the police. A remarkable record of a little-known Matta-Clark performance, this work is also a historical time capsule of a political and physical landscape that no longer exists.



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Dresden Dynamo
is a 1972 experimental film by Lis Rhodes.

It is one of the films that she made in her years as a student in the media course at the North East London Polytechnic. Rhodes' work is recognized for having experimented with the audiovisual language, linking its aesthetic proposal with a political questioning of the conventional forms of both the film field and society.

In Dresden Dynamo, there is an interest in the experimentation of aesthetic forms in cinema. The projected images are a result ‐ apparently accidental ‐ of the use of Letraset and Letratone. Lis Rhodes used the Letratone on an blank soundtrack tape, producing a sequence of particular sounds. The result of this experimentation of the material, as well as the audiovisual language, becomes a game of forms in different patterns of colors, sounds and movements. In this way, the rhythm of the geometric images exposed is consistent with the sounds produced by them. The sequentiality of the visual and sound patterns is reproduced continuously without altering the rhythm, playing with the position of the geometric shapes in terms of depth and movement.



Chat écoutant la musique
is a 1988 short film by Chris Marker.

We see a shot of the keys of a synthesizer with piano music starting. The camera pans around revealing a cat stretched out on the keyboard "listening" to the music, as the title indicates. Because the cat is not content with just listening, it reacts to key moments in the music. The film is one of three parts to a video anthology called Bestiaire.



Ear to the Ground
is a 1979 short film, conceived & performed by David Van Tieghem, produced and directed by John Sanborn & Kit Fitzgerald.

In Ear to the Ground, David Van Tieghem uses the city of Manhattan as his musical instrument, playing the surfaces of the sidewalks, buildings and phone booths with his drumsticks to elicit an ingenious range of percussive sounds.



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Auch Zwerge haben klein angefangen
is a 1970 film by Werner Herzog.

Dwarfs confined in an institution on a remote island rebel against the guards and director, also dwarfs, in a display of mayhem. They gleefully break windows and dishes, cackle maniacally, abandon a running truck to drive itself in circles, engineer food fights and cock fights, look at pin-up magazines, set fire to pots of flowers, kill a large pig, torment some blind dwarfs, and perform a mock crucifixion of a monkey. (caution: contains animal cruelty)



Heart of a Dog
is a 2015 documentary by Laurie Anderson.

A cinematic tone poem that flows from a sustained meditation on death and other forms of absence, then seamlessly weaves together thoughts on Tibetan Buddhism, reincarnation, the modern surveillance state, and the artistic lives of dogs, all in elegy for Anderson's beloved rat terrier, Lolabelle.



Fantastic Fungi
is a 2019 documentary by Louie Schwartzberg.

Imagine an organism that feeds you, heals you, reveals secrets of the universe and could help save the planet. Fantastic Fungi is a revelatory time-lapse journey, about the magical, mysterious and medicinal world of fungi and their power to heal, sustain and contribute to the regeneration of life.



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Gav
is a 1969 film by Dariush Mehrjui.

In a small village in Iran, Hassan cherishes his cow more than anything in the world. While he is away, the cow mysteriously dies, and the villagers protectively try to convince Hassan the cow has wandered off. Grief stricken, Hassan begins to believe he is his own beloved bovine.

The film was written by Gholam-Hossein Saedi based on his own play and novel, and starring Ezzatolah Entezami as Masht Hassan. Some critics consider it the first film of the Iranian New Wave.



Slacker
is a 1990 film by Richard Linklater.

Slacker follows a single day in the life of an ensemble of mostly under-30 bohemians and misfits in Austin, Texas. Where a merry-go-round of amateur philosophers, jilted lovers, inept criminals, aspiring artists, and whacked-out conspiracy theorists searches for a place to be. We meet various eccentric and misfit characters and scenes, never staying with one character or conversation for more than a few minutes before picking up someone else in the scene and following them.



Les Glaneurs et la Glaneuse
is a 2000 documentary by Agnes Varda.

Her extraordinary late-career renaissance began with this wonderfully idiosyncratic, self-reflexive documentary in which the French cinema icon explores the world of modern-day gleaners: those living on the margins who survive by foraging for what society throws away.

Embracing the intimacy and freedom of digital filmmaking, Varda posits herself as a kind of gleaner of images and ideas, one whose generous, expansive vision makes room for ruminations on everything from aging to the birth of cinema to the beauty of heart-shaped potatoes. By turns playful, philosophical, and subtly political, The Gleaners and I is a warmly human reflection on the contradictions of our consumerist world from an artist who, like her subjects, finds unexpected richness where few think to look.