Delving into documentaries in December

by RogerTheMovieManiac88 | created - 01 Jan 2018 | updated - 01 Jan 2018 | Public

A log of my viewings for the Documentary Challenge that was held on iCM Forum in December 2017.

Not listed on IMDb at time of viewing:

'A Pilgrimage Through Palestine' (1944, Philip Brown, 10 minutes) - 6/10 '34 Moore Street' (1958, no director credited, 5 minutes) - 4/10 'Final Performance' (1962, Wilf Watters, 7 minutes) - 5/10 'Screenagers' (early-1960s, no director credited, 8 minutes) - 7.5/10 'Chúng con nhó Bác' / 'North Vietnamese Newsreel 40230' (1969?, no director credited, 25 minutes) - 7/10 'The Orpheum' (1972, Wilf Watters, 12 minutes) - 6/10 'The History of Rover' (mid-1970s, no director credited, 13 minutes) - 5/10 'La Fabian' (2015, Dominique Besnehard, 55 minutes) - 7.5/10 'Scottish Islanders' (2015, Camilla Arnold, 28 minutes) - 5/10 'Barbara en liberté' (2017, Sandrine Dumarais, 52 minutes) - 7/10 'David Hockney - Time Regained' (2017, Michael Trabitzsch, 53 minutes) - 8.5/10 'Jean Rouch en Afrique - l'homme a la camera de contact' (2017, Idriss Diabaté, 55 minutes) - 8/10 'Jean Rouch - regards persans' (2017, Mina Rad, Julien Coquet, 55 minutes) - 8/10 'Rhys a Meinir' (2017, Dylan Goch, Guto Williams, 50 minutes) - 8/10 'Women on Walls' (2017, Ciarán Deeney, 60 minutes) - 6/10

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1. All This Panic (2016)

TV-14 | 79 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

Shot over a three-year period with unparalleled intimacy and access, ALL THIS PANIC is a feature length documentary that takes an intimate look at the interior lives of a group of teenage ... See full summary »

Director: Jenny Gage | Stars: Dusty Rose Ryan, Delia Cunningham, Lena M., Ginger Leigh Ryan

Votes: 346

2. A Turning Tide in the Life of Man (2014)

106 min | Documentary, Drama

Over 8 years, a small fisherman puts himself, as 'David against Goliath', in the heart of the new reform of the Common Fisheries in Brussels, to try to understand and change the system that took everything from him.

Director: Loïc Jourdain | Stars: John O'Brien, Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde

Votes: 10

3. Our House (2015)

96 min | Documentary

This is about a house in Bamako , an artist's house. This house is a link to his parents, to his history, to his memories. One day in 2008, his sisters are unlawfully evicted from it. This ... See full summary »

Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Aminata Cissé, Badjénèba Cissé, Magnini Koroba Cissé

Votes: 10

4. The Competition (2016)

Not Rated | 121 min | Documentary

69 Metascore

With LE CONCOURS the director will delve into the daily life of the Parisian cinema school, la Fémis, where a specific Republican ideal of excellence is practiced and entry into which can ... See full summary »

Director: Claire Simon | Stars: Alain Bergala, Xanaë Bove, Emmanuel Chaumet, Claire Childeric

Votes: 277 | Gross: $0.02M

5. Ebony: The Last Years of the Atlantic Slave Trade (2016 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, Drama, History

Africa shares a white and black memory with Europe and America. A history shared by twelve million Africans and told by few. A very lucrative commerce, from which many prospered through four centuries, abolished or not.

Director: Moussa Touré | Stars: Alban Casterman, Charles Clément, Gray Orsatelli, Erico Salamone

Votes: 8

6. Lady of the Lake (2016)

91 min | Drama

A fishing community living on floating biomass in Loktak Lake in Manipur, North Eastern state in India. They were ousted from their houses by government intervention in 2011. Their houses ... See full summary »

Director: Haobam Paban Kumar | Star: Ningthoujam Sanatomba

Votes: 46

7. The Heart of Jenin (2008)

89 min | Documentary

This is the story of Ahmed Khatib, a Palestinian boy shot by Israeli soldiers. His father decides to donate his son's organs to Israeli children as a gesture of peace. A powerful ... See full summary »

Directors: Lior Geller, Marcus Vetter | Star: Ismael Khatib

Votes: 157

9. The Armor of Light (2015)

PG-13 | 88 min | Documentary, News

69 Metascore

What price conscience? Abigail Disney's directorial debut, THE ARMOR OF LIGHT, follows the journey of an Evangelical minister trying to find the courage to preach about the growing toll of ... See full summary »

Directors: Abigail Disney, Kathleen Hughes | Stars: Lucy McBath, John M. Phillips, Rob Schenck

Votes: 150

10. Rwanda: From Ashes to Miracle (2015 TV Movie)

54 min | Documentary

Rwanda, infamous for being the country of the most important genocide of all times, has become in 20 years the biggest hope of the African continent. how did this happen?

Director: Sonia Rolland

11. The Human Pyramid (1961)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

The arrival of Nadine, a new student, in the Abidjan Lyceum is the starting point for a discussion about interratial relationships.

Director: Jean Rouch | Stars: Nadine Ballot, Denise, Elola, Jean-Claude

Votes: 268

12. Tinker (1949)

70 min | Documentary

Semi-documentary, focusing on the training young boys receive before they are sent down the mines on their first job.

Director: Herbert Marshall | Star: Derek Smith

Votes: 28

13. Snow (1963)

9 min | Documentary, Short

Documental account of trains, railway workers, passengers and landscapes in the winter of 1963 in the UK (The Big Freeze).

Director: Geoffrey Jones

Votes: 244

14. Christmas Under Fire (1940)

10 min | Documentary, Short, War

How Britain coped with a Christmas during the war.

Directors: Charles Hasse, Harry Watt | Star: Quentin Reynolds

Votes: 75

15. Magic Feet (1953)

8 min | Documentary, Short

Short documentary film about British football's 'star of stars' Sir Stanley Matthews.

Stars: Stanley Matthews, Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II, Kent Walton

Votes: 6

16. Families of the World: Great Britain (1977 TV Movie)

19 min | Documentary

A snapshot of the nation as seen through the eyes of an average family who live there. Meet the Newtons of Leeds.

Stars: Gerald Newton, Jean Newton, John Newton, Lyndsay Newton

Votes: 7

17. Fully Fitted Freight (1957)

21 min | Short

The story of the fast freight, 4.48 pm, Bristol to Leeds, vacuum braked throughout.

Director: Ralph Keene | Stars: Harry Fricks, Joseph Charles Gibbs, James McKechnie, George Edward Tosiano

Votes: 24

20. Canción para un cine cerrado (1988)

10 min | Documentary, Short

Tribute to the old and closed movie theater palaces in Lima (Perú) and to the movie going rituals of the fifties.

Director: Nelson García

21. Madre Tierra (1978)

10 min | Documentary, Short, Family

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Director: Leonidas Zegarra | Star: Rosa Wunder

22. Julotta (1937)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Gösta Roosling

Votes: 10

23. Au bout de ma rue (1958)

14 min | Short

Docufiction racontant l'histoire charmante d'un gamin vivant dans le centre-sud de Montréal, qui profite d'un jour de congé pour prendre la poudre d'escampette. Il découvrira le bord de ... See full summary »

Director: Louis-Georges Carrier

Votes: 10

24. Treasure of the Forest (1958)

13 min | Short, Documentary

A look at the forestry industry and the need for conservation.

Director: Roger Blais | Star: Burt Adkins

Votes: 6

25. Haunted Palace (1949)

34 min | Fantasy, Short

This short film purports to be a documentary (a semi-documentary?) featuring Shaw Desmond, founder of the International Institute for Psychical Research. Desmond relates several famous British hauntings.

Director: Richard Fisher | Stars: Shaw Desmond, Helene Cooney, Ann Wrigg, Wendy Remington

Votes: 19

26. Big City (1963)

24 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Paul Weld Dixon | Star: Ed Bishop

Votes: 16

27. Casa de pe strada noastra (1957)

24 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Mircea Saucan | Star: Radu Beligan

Votes: 12

28. Arctic Highway (1939)

20 min | Documentary, Short

A profile of the country of Finland.

Director: G.R. Clark

Votes: 7

29. Love Bite: Laurie Lipton and Her Disturbing Black & White Drawings (2016)

34 min | Documentary, Short

Sundance award winning editor James Scotts documentary directorial debut Love Bite chronicles Laurie Liptons life and prolific body of black & white work spanning over fifty years. Largely ... See full synopsis »

Director: James Scott | Stars: Laurie Lipton, Terry Gilliam, Sean Sorensen

Votes: 20

30. The Song of Songs (1989)

10 min | Documentary, Short

About love and birth of human being.

Director: Herz Frank

Votes: 39

Several extraordinarily vivid and transfixing extracts of probably 4 or 5 minutes in length together. I have not included it in the collected total of running-times but those few moments are certainly note-worthy and indicative of a remarkable piece of film-making.

32. Christmas in Britain (1969)

8 min | Documentary, Short

Join the festive cheer all over the country in this short film showing how Christmases past were celebrated in London the great British countryside & a traditional British home.

Director: James Allen | Star: Richard Bebb

Votes: 8

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