Category Archive: documentaries

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Chasing Bubbles

In September 2016 was finally released “Chasing Bubbles”, the documentary made out of the amazing footage Alex Rust made during his circumnavigation aboard Bubbles (February 2010/ July 2012). The documentary, fully available on youtube to stream or free download, it’s technically very well done, and as fast and astonishing as Alex is. It has been …

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Documental culto sobre las orcas en cautiverio

No se lo pierdan: un documental que tiene la misma fuerza narrativa que un thriller o una novela negra… negro como la orca asesina, negro como el escandaloso business del cautiverio, y el mácabro espectáculo del entrenador y el animal prisionero… torrent file: subtítulos en español (añadir unos segundos de retraso para una correcta sincronización): …

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¿Quienes son los verdaderos piratas?

La editorial anarquista L’Insomniaque publicó hace poco una interesante investigación sobre el fenómeno de la piratería en Somalia. Se trata de una bien argumentada apología de los “piratas”, solos contra todas las potencias del mundo en su lucha para salir de la pobreza y defender sus aguas de los abusos criminales perpetrados por la industria …

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20 anni dal caso Ilaria Alpi

La casa editrice parigina L’Insomniaque ha pubblicato pochi mesi fa un interessantissimo volume sul fenomeno della pirateria in Somalia: Frères de la Côte (saggio in difesa dei pirati somali, nel mirino di tutte le potenze del mondo).  Analizzando le condizioni socio-economiche e il contesto geo-politico del corno d’Africa, la loro inchiesta inizia additando le due …

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Life on a 28 Footer

These days, on L’Alliance, we are spending a considerable amount of time rebuilding the fridges, re-installing the hot/cold water circuits for the galley and the shower, the sea-water sink, the drinking water tanks and filters… and by night, before sleeping, we talk about D.I.Y. watermakers, and how to integrate a diesel generator on the fuel …

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The Crisis of Civilization

The Crisis of Civilization is a remix documentary feature film investigating how global crises like ecological disaster, financial meltdown, dwindling oil reserves, terrorism and food shortages are converging symptoms of a single, failed global system. A dark comedy remix mash-up bonanza about the end of industrial civilization. featuring clowns, car crashes, explosions, super heroes, and …

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To shoot an elephant

Gaza Strip has been under siege since June 2007, when Israel declared it an “enemy entity”. A group of international activists organized a siege-breaking movement, the Free Gaza movement. Thanks to their efforts, and despite the Israeli ban on foreign correspondents and humanitarian aid workers to cover and witness operation “Cast Lead” on the ground, …

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Puertas al Mar

Puertas al Mar from Puertas Al Mar on Vimeo. Los pescadores palestinos de la Franja de Gaza ven como el área de faena se reduce cada vez más. Sus barcos van y vienen junto a la costa, pescan lo poco que encuentran en unas aguas altamente contaminadas. Se ganan la vida entre límites cambiantes, que …

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We Feed The World

Every day in Vienna the amount of unsold bread sent back to be disposed of is enough to supply Austria’s second-largest city, Graz. Around 350,000 hectares of agricultural land, above all in Latin America, are dedicated to the cultivation of soybeans to feed Austria’s livestock while one quarter of the local population starves. Every European …

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5 broken cameras

An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism, 5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. Shot almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, …

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The End of the Line

Very well done documentary based on scientific evidences that show how industrial fishing is bringing to the end of most fish species by 2048. The End of the Line chronicles how demand for cod off the coast of Newfoundland in the early 1990s led to the decimation of the most abundant cod population in the …

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Collapse

Sitting in a room that looks like a bunker, independent reporter Michael Ruppert recounts his career as a radical thinker and spells out the crises he sees ahead. He draws upon the same news reports and data available to any Internet user, but he applies a unique interpretation. He is especially passionate about the issue …

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Inside Job

Charles Ferguson’s film – Inside Job – won the Academy Award for Best Documentary in 2011. It is the definitive film about the economic crisis of 2008 and the role of Wall Street in modern society. It is a substantive and entertaining film that narrates the conflicts of interest between the finance industry, politicians, academics and …

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The Yes Men

The Yes Men are Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, a culture jamming activist-duo raising awareness around social problems caused by corporations. Operating under the mission statement of telling the truth and exposing lies, they practice a concept they call “identity correction”, in which they impersonate entities that they dislike — some would call it social …

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The Shock Doctrine

Around the world in Britain, the United States, Asia and the Middle East, there are people with power who are cashing in on chaos; exploiting bloodshed and catastrophe to brutally remake our world in their image. They are the shock doctors. Exposing these global profiteers, Naomi Klein discovered information and connections about how comprehensively the …

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Gasland

Questo documentario, peraltro molto originale dal punto di vista cinematografico, mi ha fatto veramente spaventare: credevo che le multinazionali dei gringos facessero disastri ambientali in centroamerica, in India, in isole sperdute nel Pacifico come Bougainville… ma scoprire che fanno merda persino a casa loro, che stanno inquinando le stesse falde acquifere degli Stati Uniti, che …

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The Cove

Oscar award winner as the best feature documentary in 2010, the Cove is a thrilling story about the annual slaughter of more than 20,000 dolphins still being carried out in the Japanese town of Taiji… Official web page: http://www.thecovemovie.com/ Download torrent file: Subtitolos en castellano: Trailer:    

Anarchist Yacht Clubb

Simply brilliant.  This web page is absolutely interesting, and we are proud to be on their  mailing list (so we can keep in touch with the other 90 anarchist-sailors around the world!). But the best is the home-made (boat-made) documentary “hold fast”, that you can download from their page: www.blueanarchy.org or watch online…     …

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Zeitgeist

Zeitgeist: the movie è un interessantissimo documentario del 2007, forse un po’ troppo didattico ma geniale nella sua costruzione a trittico; mi aveva colpito molto anche per il fatto di essere distribuito liberamente dagli stessi autori/produttori. È vero che si tratta di una realizzazione a budget limitato, basata principalmente su computer grafic e immagini di …

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Oceans

It’s amazing what a documentary you can make with a 50 millions € budget! Along with “Earth”, this is one of the few War Disney good production since 1923! Best to watch it in HD, and the extra footage about the cutting-edge technology used for the movie is as much interesting as the movie itself. …

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The Coconut Revolution

This is the modern-day story of a native peoples remarkable victory over Western Colonial power. A Pacific island rose up in arms against giant mining corporation Rio Tinto Zinc (RTZ) – and won despite a military occupation and blockade. When RTZ decided to step up production at the Panguna Mine on the island of Bougainville, …

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Le monde selon Monsanto

Implantée dans quarante-six pays, Monsanto est devenue le leader mondial des OGM, mais aussi l’une des entreprises les plus controversées de l’histoire industrielle. Depuis sa création en 1901, la firme a accumulé des procès en raison de la toxicité de ses produits, mais se présente aujourd’hui comme une entreprise des « sciences de la vie » convertie …

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Garbage Warrior

  The epic story of radical Earthship eco architect Michael Reynolds, and his fight to build off-the-grid self-sufficient communities. (an Oliver Hodge film, about 1:30h)download the torrent file: descarga los subtitulos en castellano: Si estás interesado en las técnicas de arquitectura ecológica de Michael Reynolds, puedes ir en su comunidad a aprender! Nuestro amigo Felipe …

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