Archive for the Independent Film Category

Money as Debt Trilogy (2006-2011)

Posted in Animation, Documentary, Independent Film with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 3, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Paul Grignon
Producer: Paul Grignon
Genre: Documentary / Animation
Country: Canada
Language: English /
AR / CN / DE / EN / ES / FR / HI / IT / JP / PT / RO / RU subtitles

A brief and broadly allegorical history of banking.

The Money as Debt trilogy is animated documentary film about the monetary systems practiced through modern banking. The film presents Grignon’s view of the process of money creation in a fractional-reserve banking system and its historical background, and warns of his belief in its subsequent unsustainability.

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Propaganda (2012)

Posted in Documentary, Independent Film, Mystery, Philosophy, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 25, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Slavko Martinov
Producer: Slavko Martinov, Mike Kelland
Genre: Documentary
Country: New Zealand
Language: Korean / English /
AR / CN / DE / EN / ES / FR / HI / IT / JP / PT / RO / RU subtitles

Prepare for indoctrination or the best piece of propaganda in a generation.

Described as “1984 meets The Blair Witch Project”, “A mouthful of scary porridge”, and “Even better than Triumph of The Will” the documentary is an anti-Western propaganda film about the influences of American visual and consumption culture on the rest of the world from a North Korean perspective.

Presented by an anonymous North Korean professor, the film attacks the moral attenuation, political manipulation and hyper-consumerism that characterize the Western world. In chapters with titles like “Rewriting History,” “Advertising” and “The Cult of Celebrity,” we are treated to a lineup of the most embarrassing occidental excesses and globalization, the “psychological warfare” at the hands of multinationals, shopping-obsessed consumers and the failure of democracy.

Man after Man: Mother Mirra / Человек после человека: Мать Мирра (1989)

Posted in Alchemy, Cosmology, Documentary, Independent Film, Metaphysics, Mysticism, Parapsychology, Philosophy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 11, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Pavel Zorin
Producer: Natalia Hotuleva
Genre: Documentary / Independent Film
Country: Russia
Language: Russian / EN subtitles

A philosophical doctrine on the transformation of human nature.

The film expresses the concept of Human Unity which is being developed in the experimental city of Auroville, founded on principles of shared leadership, sustainable development and new consciousness. The driving force behind the manifestation of it was Mirra Alfassa, known to her followers as The Mother. Auroville is meant to be a universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony, above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities. Under the shaping influence of the Mother’s and Sri Aurobindo’s dual philosophies, Auroville emerges as a unique, multi-cultural confluence where matter and spirit, the individual and the collective meet in the search for a higher consciousness.

The Range of Light (2011)

Posted in Experimental, Independent Film, Metaphysics, Music, Mysticism, Philosophy, Psychedelic with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 8, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Lawrence Martinez
Producer: Lawrence Martinez
Genre: Experimental / Short / Music
Country: United States
Language: English / None

All Fire & All Light.

Follow your heart and you will be free – free just to love, free just to be. Redwood dream, waterfall dream – giving is receiving. Music by Inner Islands.

Life in a Day (2011)

Posted in Documentary, Feature Length, Independent Film, Psychology, World Cinema with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 7, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Kevin Macdonald
Producer: Liza Marshall, Ridley Scott
Genre: Documentary / Independent Film / Feature Length
Country: United States / United Kingdom
Language: English / Italian / Japanese / German / Spanish / Indonesian / Balinese / Portuguese / Ukrainian / Vietnamese / Creole / Catalan / Dutch / Bengali / Masai / Hindi / Arabic / Quechua / Russian / AR / CN / DE / EN / FR / IT / PT / ES / RU subtitles

Filmed by You.

A documentary shot by film-makers all over the world that serves as a time capsule to show future generations what it was like to be alive on the twenty-fourth of July, 2010.

Enlisted to capture a moment of the day on camera, the global community responded by submitting more than 80,000 videos to YouTube. The videos contained over 4,500 hours of deeply personal, powerful moments shot by contributors from Australia to Zambia, and from the heart of bustling major cities to some of the most remote places on Earth. The film offers a unique experience that shows – with beauty, humor, and joyful honesty – what it’s like to be alive on Earth today.

Earthlings (2005)

Posted in Documentary, Feature Length, Independent Film, Philosophy, Psychology, World Cinema with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 23, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Shaun Monson
Producer: Shaun Monson, Maggie Q
Genre: Documentary / Feature Length
Country: United States
Language: English / CN / DE / FR / ES / PT / RU / EN subtitles

A powerful and informative documentary about society’s treatment of animals, narrated by Joaquin Phoenix with soundtrack by Moby.

Earthlings is a feature-length documentary about humankind’s absolute economic dependence on animals raised as pets, food, clothing, entertainment and for scientific research. Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, Earthlings chronicles the day-to-day practices at some of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit. Powerful, informative and thought-provoking, Earthlings is by far the most comprehensive documentary ever produced on the correlation between nature, animals and human economic interests.

Alma (2010)

Posted in Documentary, Independent Film, Philosophy, Psychology, World Cinema with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 22, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Patrick Rouxel
Producer: Patrick Rouxel
Genre: Documentary / Independent Film
Country: United States
Language: English / None

The devastating effect of the cattle industry on the Amazonian rainforest in Brazil.

Patrick Rouxel has dedicated his time to making films aimed at raising awareness of deforestation, loss of biodiversity, and the ethical treatment of animals. In Alma, Rouxel continues his visual poetry into the world’s forests and industries that are destroying them, heading to Brazil to explore the devastating impacts of the cattle industry. The film offers an exposition of a cowboy culture and the millions of animals used to satisfy our voracious global appetite for meat and dairy products. The film wanders from forest to pasture to rodeo to slaughterhouse to market to tannery.

In essence, Alma is a journey into the soul of humanity and a testimony of the damage inflicted by humans on the natural world.