“54 YEARS LATE” is a short film that tells the gut-wrenching true-life story of Terry Gene Wright, a 58-year-old African American man who was not diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) until the age of 54 despite being seen by an array of healthcare practitioners, enduring countless hospitalizations and surgeries, and having all the classic symptoms of CF - a progressive and genetic disease that’s often perceived to affect only the Caucasian population. Written and directed by Michele Wright, Ph.D., and produced by Butterbean Productions, this movie emotionally depicts Terry’s roughly 5 ½-decade painful and surreal journey from childhood to adulthood to finally being diagnosed with CF “54 YEARS LATE”!
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Dealing with the anxieties from the lives lost due to COVID-19, a woman learns to find peace in the midst of chaos.
Emmy Award Winning Editor Krysia Carter Giez & Directors Stefano Da Frè & Laura Pellegrini, two filmmakers who recently had their previous documentary "The Girl Who Cannot Speak" win the 'Coup de Coeur' at the Cannes Film Festival have created a new political documentary on Youth Activism. This is a political documentary that joining forces with Activist Jeremy Ornstein to document a new voice in America's youth movement. Stefano & Laura invite five prominent activists to New York City. Each activist has a unique, diverse, personal connection to recent national events such as the school shootings in Parkland, Florida to Black Lives Matter in America to the Green New Deal.
The truth is that the pursuit of freedom has been a long journey from early civilization to massive slavery for profits. Economic emancipation for women in the workplace to freedom under law where equal rights are not observed, time and time again we rise up when injustices is a spectacle for the world to see and nothing is done.
‘I Stand Proud’ is a spoken word piece that encourages black students and people to stand out freely for who they are, whenever they appear to be the minority in an institution.
This piece was originally part of a theatre performance I created at university called FUSE. The performance explored and celebrated race and identity between three women of different races, through: theatre, spoken word, music, and dance.
Life channel made a documentary about the end of the Third Karabakh war in 2020. It lasted for 44 days . The shooting crew came to Nagorniy Karabakh and filmed the events and locals' talks.
A young man from Nigeria comes to NYC to pursue his dream career.
Endless distractions threaten to destroy creativity.
This is the story of Mr. Rafael Castrillon, a master toymaker with more than fifty years of experience and a former Mr. Peru in bodybuilding. His story is a one-way ticket towards the manufacture of the traditional (incomplete) wooden toy.
We all have a favorite place where we remember people who are no longer with us. This is our favorite place, where we never got to fly but where we were always free.
Perspective Shift is a documentary series which explores the triumphs and trials of some of Australia’s top practitioners in the arts industries, who also happen to be people with disability. Each 30-minute episode focuses on one individual excelling in an area of the Arts and explores their craft and their lived-experience. Episode #2 - Prue Stevenson, is about one of Australia’s top emerging visual and performance artists, having exhibited work nationally and notably at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Australia, in Sydney. Prue’s art practice was birthed from her identity as an autistic woman and is an integral way that she connects with the world around her. Many of her art pieces invite audiences into her autistic culture, sharing and celebrating her unique “Prue version of Autism”. We too are invited into Prue’s story, travelling on her journey to becoming a leading artist in Australia.
The film "The pictures come at night" accompanies the former forced laborer Czeslawa Wölfel in her last months of life.
The old lady lives in a retirement home near Bielefeld. It is difficult for her to come to terms with her new home. Nobody really has time. And certainly no time to listen. It would be worth listening to stories from more than 80 years of German-Polish life, in which only violence and unconditional love for their children were reliable figures.
Czeslawa was born in Poland in 1927, she would have had the opportunity to go to high school. Instead, however, her way led to Germany - into forced labor.
The film is shaped by Czeslawa's relentless tales about her extraordinary, yet historically exemplary life. In turn, everyday observations are in the style of the Cinema Verité. The camera observes the family, who, despite great challenges, has maintained a loving attitude and their sense of humor. It is always close, but never judgmental. This was made possible by the filmmaker's close relationship of trust with the family members. She has been friends with Czeslawa's children for more than twenty years.
A brief view of life experciences through the eyes of a middle aged man.
Every day, an old lady - a philosopher - wanders the streets of the historic center of Rome feeding pigeons but her true mission is another.
A culmination of compelling storytelling that recounts one family's struggles over the sudden death of a 16-year-old athlete and his mother's desire for the truth becomes painstakingly personal as she relies on the scientific community for answers.
Join Morgan Space Dude as he introduces us to the importance of music throughout NASA's exploration of space.
I’ m travelling. I’ m leaving a city behind me for another city. I hope a different one. I suppose, someone else must be travelling to reach the city that I’m leaving. Maybe the journey takes place only inside us. Maybe the city itself is only inside us. What indeed is a city, rather than the way we see it. Violence follows me everywhere. For a while the colors fade and the place loses its power, I'm not sure where I am. How different is a tourist town from a real one. Is fascism something acquired or something that we are born with?
A university professor, a jaguar researcher, a cabinet minister and a Mayan ranger come together to save one of the last critical jaguar habitats in Belize. This film, created with the generous support of Panthera, is currently being used to raise funds for a land purchase in Central Belize.
Fashion Designer and Mogul Elie Tahari, has been living the American Dream for more than 50 years. He came to New York in 1971 with less than $100 in his pocket, slept on benches in Central Park, and went on to build a billion-dollar fashion empire. There are thousands of fashion companies worldwide, but only three have lasted for being more than 45 years globally and are still run by their founders: Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, and Elie Tahari... "The United States of Elie Tahari" is the first documentary ever produced about Elie Tahari, filmed during 2020. Directed & Produced by David Serero, this highly anticipated documentary tells the life of Elie Tahari from his birth and origins (born in Israel with Iranian parents) throughout all of his achievements and legacy. Part of the documentary is also dedicated to Tahari’s creative process and endurance in the fashion world. Several fashion personalities such as Fern Mallis (aka the Godmother of Fashion), Fashion designers Nicole Miller and Dennis Basso, Melissa Rivers (daughter of comedian Joan Rivers), Arthur S. Levine, WallStreet Journal Fashion Journalist Teri Agins, Instagram influencer Julia Kananovich, artist Lynna Davis, Disco music, models, Studio 54 and more, are part of this documentary, from which the trailer is released today. "In this documentary, you’ll discover the whole inspiring story of Elie Tahari and his fashion world and process, as rarely shown before. David Serero added, "I want this film to be loved by fashion lovers and connoisseurs, as well as the ones who are not familiar with that important artistic environment. This documentary is educative, inspiring, and a celebration! You’ll feel joining a large party! said Serero. Elie Tahari is the definition of courage, determination, kindness, and…chutzpah! His parents fled Iran and moved to Israel, where he lived in a refugee camp Ma’Abarot’, then moved to New York without speaking English and has contributed to the New York fashion life for more than 40 years with his iconic and visionary signatures such as the Tube Top, the Woman Suit and more." The Official Trailer of "The United States of Elie Tahari" is available here: https://vimeo.com/556977381 About ELIE TAHARI For more than 40 years, Elie Tahari's keen understanding of fashion and design has ensured him a unique position in the luxury world. The internationally-renowned brand has a global presence on five continents and is sold in over 600 stores in over 40 countries. The brand has expanded to include women's shoes, sunglasses and accessories, and menswear and has come to define modern sophistication with the designers inspired collections of understated grace and elegance. At the start of the 1970s, Elie Tahari emigrated from Israel to the United States and began working in New York City's garment center while moonlighting at a boutique in Greenwich Village. After he succeeded in popularizing the tube top, Tahari began designing his eponymous label Tahari in 1973. In the following years, Elie Tahari opened his first boutique on Madison Avenue, posted the company's first billboard in New York City, and held his first fashion show at Studio 54. In the 1980s, Tahari expanded in the eighties, turning his attention to the tailored suit that helped define a decade. His first advertisements appeared in Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. In 1989 his first shop in Bloomingdales NYC opened, followed by Saks Fifth Avenue, and Tahari was named one of Crain's most successful 40 under 40. In the 1990s, Elie Tahari began the decade with his first cover of Women's Wear Daily featuring a Tahari wool suit highlighted as the season's trend and is admitted to the Council of Fashion Designers of America. The brand moves into new headquarters in the Grace building on West 42nd Street and is now carried by all major department stores. Tahari initiated a significant expansion campaign including licensing and international sales. Television Networks also started to take notice of the brand with pieces from the collection being showcased on Ally McBeal, The X files and Will & Grace. Tahari was the featured designer in the annual Macy's Passport fashion show in Los Angeles, which helps to raise over 2 million dollars for AIDS research, and was invited to the White House to meet with President Clinton. In 1997 Tahari became the founding partner and creative director of Theory and designed his own label. In 2002 the company name was changed from Tahari to Elie Tahari, and the designer purchased 510 Fifth Avenue, which became the brand's design center. Tahari opened freestanding boutiques in Soho, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Boston, East Hampton's Main Street, and Boca Raton, Florida. The company continued its global expansion in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East and opened freestanding boutiques in Istanbul, Turkey, and Dubai, as well as US boutiques in Newport Beach, California, Washington, D.C., Dallas, and a pop-up store at 510 5th Avenue, named The Vault as well as the E-commerce site elietahari.com. To mark the brand's 40th anniversary, Tahari created a capsule collection "Elie Tahari 1974," which featured updated silhouettes from the brands four decades in fashion. Mayor Bloomberg proclaimed September 4th, 2013 "Elie Tahari Day," honoring his 40 years in business. Fashion Group International honored the designer with a Brand Vision award, and Tahari served as a guest judge on Project Runway All-Stars for three seasons. In 2014 the designer launched eyewear, home, and the Elie Tahari Sport collection and partnered with photographer Steven Klein to shoot the brand's ad campaigns. In 2020, he received the Pomegranate Award from the New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival.
The Unseen Evolution is about two creative people who talk about Heerlen, a city in the Netherlands. A painter and a dancer talk about the city of Heerlen and how they influence the city and how the city influences them. The city has a bad reputation but talented people like them try to rebuild this city into something new and positive.
In March 2014, Australian filmmaker Joshua Belinfante was told he might only have a short time left to live. Forced to confront his own mortality, he thought about what he would do with his life if he was somehow given a second chance. He realised that he wanted to travel the world and find people that were fulfilling what their inner child always dreamt of doing. At the time of his diagnosis, Joshua was studying to become a solicitor and had put off his dreams to become a filmmaker. ‘The World’s Best Film’ is an anthology documentary about 13 individuals striving to be the world’s best at their passions.
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