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The Meatrix (2003)

Posted in Animation, Metaphysics, Philosophy, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 24, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Louis Fox
Producer: Louis Fox, Jonah Sachs
Genre: Animation / Short
Country: United States
Language: English / CN / DE / FR / ES / PT / IT / RU / EN subtitles

A four-minute animation that spoofs the Matrix films and highlights the problems caused by factory farming and industrial agricultural practices.

The films are humorous and creative satires that use pop culture and entertainment to educate viewers about the food they eat and where it comes from. All the films feature three superhero farm animals including Leo, the young pig who wonders if he is “the one”, Chickity, the feathered family farm defender, and Moopheus, the trench-coat-clad cow with a passion for green pastures as they expose the problems with factory farming while making the world safe for sustainable family farms.

It was made by the green messaging firm Free Range Studios and Sustainable Table in 2003 as a commissioned project for GRACE Communications Foundation, and two sequels were released in 2006, titled The Meatrix II: Revolting, and The Meatrix II ½.

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.

Planet Earth: Amazing Nature Scenery (2011)

Posted in Art House Film, Documentary, Photography, Pure Cinema, World Cinema with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 27, 2013 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Robert Revol
Producer: Robert LVI
Genre: Documentary / Short / Trailer
Country: Romania
Language: English / None

A beautiful images collection of Planet Earth (2006) documentary.

Emmy Award winning, 11-episodes, 5-years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition. Each of episodes features a global overview of a different biome or habitat on Earth. At the end of each fifty-minute episode, a ten-minute featurette takes a behind-the-scenes look at the challenges of filming the series.

Anima Mundi (1992)

Posted in Abstract Film, Art House Film, Documentary, Philosophy, Pure Cinema, World Cinema with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 25, 2012 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Godfrey Reggio
Producer: Steve Goldin, Rory Johnston
Genre: Documentary / World Cinema / Art House Film
Country: Italy, United States
Language: None

The film focuses on the world of nature and wildlife, particularly jungles, sea-life, and insects. The movie was commissioned by Italian jewelers Bulgari for use by the World Wide Fund for Nature in their Biological Diversity Program.

The film was scored by Philip Glass, who also worked with Reggio on Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi, and Naqoyqatsi. Anima Mundi features many of the techniques from the Qatsi trilogy, and was produced in between the release of Powaqqatsi and Naqoyqatsi, but is not considered to be directly related to the series.

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Ashes and Snow (2005)

Posted in Art House Film, Documentary, Mysticism, Philosophy, Pure Cinema, World Cinema with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 22, 2012 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Gregory Colbert
Producer: Gregory Colbert
Genre: Documentary / Pure Cinema / Art House Film
Country: United States
Language: English / RU / IT / EN subtitles

Exploring the shared language and poetic sensibilities of all animals.

Ashes and Snow is an installation of photographic artworks, films, and a novel in letters that travels in the Nomadic Museum, a temporary structure built exclusively to house the exhibition. The work explores the shared poetic sensibilities of human beings and animals. The films are poetic narratives, rather than documentaries.

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Baraka (1992)

Posted in Abstract Film, Art House Film, Cinéma Vérité, Documentary, Philosophy, Pure Cinema, World Cinema with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 22, 2012 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Ron Fricke
Producer: Mark Magidson
Genre: Documentary / World Cinema
Country: United States
Language: English / EN subtitles / None

Baraka is an ancient Sufi word, which can be translated as “a blessing, or as the breath, or essence of life from which the evolutionary process unfolds.”

Baraka has no plot, no storyline, no actors, no dialogue nor any voice-over. Instead, the film uses themes to present new steps and evoke emotion through pure cinema. Baraka is a kaleidoscopic, global compilation of both natural events and by fate, life and activities of humanity on Earth.

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