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January 4, 2010

Touching the Void (2003)

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touching the void

Touching the void

Touching the Void is a 2003 documentary based on the book with the same title (1989 NCR Book Award) written by Joe Simpson.
Both book and documentary narrates the real tribulations of three Brits, two of them mountaineers: Joe Simpson and Simon Yate, and Richard Hawking, during their 1985 attempt on the conquering of an untouched mountain so far then: Peruvian Siula Grande (20,813 ft/ 6344 m.) by its West side. (more…)

August 12, 2009

Ted Bundy (2002)

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ted bundy

Based on the real story of Ted Bundy, the first modern serial killer who was active during the seventies in the US. Though the actual number of victims that met his rage is still unknown, it is  estimated that they range from 35 to 100.

He used to strangle his victims after bludgeoning them, also raping and practicing necrophilia with them.


August 10, 2009

Africa Addio – Director´s cut (1966)

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africa addio

Africa Addio (En: “Africa Blood and Guts”) is an Italian documentary prepared in 1966 by Gualtiero Jacopetti and Franco Prosperi, about the transition that African States made, from colonial provinces to free countries. This piece is indistinguishably a part of a time when certain norms of film shooting were acceptable, such as editing voices without restraint, adding effects unmercifully as well as other sounds, but the peculiar aspect of this doc lies in the veracity of its images.


August 8, 2009

Earthlings (2007)


Narrated by Joaquin Phoenix, this is an eye-opening documentary about human cruelty inflicted upon animals, and about the hypocrisy of humans, who unhealthily, immorally and abusively consume everything  that comes from animals, conduct experiments that aren’t lifesaving on them, use them for entertainment purposes, skin them, etc.,…and all in a mass-production way, so as  “to cut expenses”. For example, “let’s keep skinning the foxes but without the expensive anesthesia”.


July 20, 2009

The Bridge (2009)

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the bridgeThe Bridge, the Golden Gate bridge, San Francisco, from which more people choose to part from their lives and commit suicide than any other place on earth. It’s amazing how this pastoral bay of the pacific ocean, filled with beautiful fauna and flora, becomes the setting for this Dantesque side of human behavior. (more…)

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