Documentary Category

Posted On November 15, 2016By TilIn Documentary, Music

Man with a Movie Camera (1929)

This playful film is at once a documentary of a day in the life of the Soviet Union, a documentary of the filming of said documentary, and a depiction of an audience watching the film. Even the editing of the film is documented. We often see the cameraman who is purportedly making the film, but we rarely, if ever, see any of the footage he seems to be in the act of shooting! (Plot summary written by Written by George S. Davis)   Director: Writer: Editor: Dziga Vertov, Elizaveta SvilovaRead More

Posted On November 9, 2015By TilIn Documentary

Human Vol 1 (2015)

What is it that makes us human? Is it that we love, that we fight ? That we laugh ? Cry ? Our curiosity ? The quest for discovery ? Driven by these questions, filmmaker and artist Yann Arthus-Bertrand spent three years collecting real-life stories from 2,000 women and men in 60 countries. Working with a dedicated team of translators, journalists and cameramen, Yann captures deeply personal and emotional accounts of topics that unite us all; struggles with poverty, war, homophobia, and the future of our planet mixed with momentsRead More

Posted On August 19, 2015By TilIn Documentary, Drama

Life in a Day (2011)

What do you get when you ask the people of the world to chronicle a single day in their lives? You get 80,000 submissions, 4500 hours of footage, from 192 countries. Kevin Macdonald has taken this raw material, all shot on July 24, 2010, and created a 90-minute paean to what it means to be human in the world today (Plot summary by Anonymous)   Director: Writer: Editor: Joe Walker 90to5 Editor: 90to5 Editor Website: Ivan Poropat on Vimeo 90to5 Editor Bio: My name is Ivan Poropat and Im aRead More
Picture of Audience of One (2007)

Posted On August 2, 2014By TilIn Documentary

Audience of One (2007)

Ten years ago, a Pentecostal pastor from San Francisco was praying on a mountain top when he received a vision from God to spread the Gospel through filmmaking. Using donations from his congregation, he slowly transformed his church into a fully functioning movie studio, and the production company Christian WYSIWYG Filmworks was born. After experimenting on a number of small projects, Pastor Richard Gazowsky announced that he and his WYSIWYG crew were going to make a film entitled, GRAVITY: THE SHADOW OF JOSEPH, a biblical science fiction movie that wouldRead More
5 Minute Edit of First Orbit (2011)

Posted On November 12, 2013By TilIn Biography, Documentary

First Orbit (2011)

First Orbit is a feature-length, experimental documentary film about Vostok 1, the first manned space flight around the Earth. By matching the orbit of the International Space Station to that of Vostok 1 as closely as possible, in terms of ground path and time of day, documentary filmmaker Christopher Riley and European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli were able to film the view that Yuri Gagarin saw on his pioneering orbital space flight. This new footage was cut together with the original Vostok 1 mission audio recordings sourced from theRead More