Archive for social relation

The Corporation (2003)

Posted in Documentary, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott
Producer: Bart Simpson, Joel Bakan
Genre: Documentary
Country: Canada
Language: English /
AR / CN / DE / EN / ES / FR / HI / IT / JP / PT / RO / RU subtitles

The pathological pursuit of profit and power.

The documentary shows the development of the contemporary business corporation, from a legal entity that originated as a government-chartered institution meant to affect specific public functions to the rise of the modern commercial institution entitled to most of the legal rights of a person. Taking its status as a legal “person” to the logical conclusion, the film puts the corporation on the psychiatrist’s couch to ask “What kind of person is it?” What the study illustrates is that in the its behavior, this type of “person” typically acts like a dangerously destructive psychopath without conscience. The film was nominated for over 26 international awards.

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The Soul of the Bone / A Alma do Osso (2004)

Posted in Documentary, Experimental, Philosophy, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 19, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Cao Guimarães
Producer: Beto Magalhães
Genre: Documentary / Experimental
Country: Brazil
Language: Portuguese / PT / ES / EN subtitles

Loneliness and the relationship between man and nature.

A alma do osso is an experimental documentary about  Domingos Albino Ferreira (also known as Dominguinhos da Pedra), a 71-year-old man who has lived alone for 41 years in caves in the countryside region of Itambé do Mato Dentro, Minas Gerais (Brazil). He survives on a meagre pension from the Brazilian government.

It starts with an epigraph by Guimarães Rosa: ‘Loneliness is too much for ourselves’. There are no dialogues or interviews in this documentary, and almost no speech. Practically all the information we receive comes from the images and sounds that characterize the countryside: beautiful landscapes of green hills and the sea, the man’s cave and the sounds of nature.