Sea Bites

Explore the thin line between bravery and death in Sea Bites, a 12-minute documentary by David Berain under enpiedeguerra, a group of multimedia reporters. The film tells the story of Serxo and his comrades as they try to gather goose barnacles, an expensive delicacy famous for its sea-like taste. With only a rope tied to their bodies, the fishermen hang on large rocks braving the merciless beating of huge waves.

Figure Father

What’s more beautiful to watch than real life captured on film? In Figure Father, director Andrew Michael Ellis (of the documentray collective Nomadique) showcase the life of 49-year old Pedro Sodo, an ex-convict who desires to get a job and be a father to his 21-year old son Tony. The film’s original goal was to shoot something that will reflect on the issue of job crisis. But Pedro’s story opened a wider narrative. The parallelism of his life to that of his son presents a genuine and extraordinary testimonial on how society hinders people like Pedro to have their own second chances.

Kony 2012

Since March 5, Kony 2012 got over 39 million views on YouTube only - the number that by the time you will be reading this post might as well have doubled already. The tweets are pouring in, Facebook group rose to millions, and people finally started to talk. The video might not be a traditional documentary per se but a loud call for action to stop Joseph Kony, an Ugandan querilla group leader - head of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), and one of the most vicious criminals in the world with arrest warrant issued by International Criminal Court (ICC) itself all the way back in 2005.

Beyond the Game

In Beyond the Game, we meet - in real life and within the game - two of Warcraft's leading figures, known as Grubby and Sky. Acclaimed filmmaker Jos de Putter tracks these Kasparovs of a new generation and a new game across the world all the way to the world championships in Seattle.

Just to Get a Rep

Graffiti arouses different reactions from different folks across all ages and social classes. Well done graffiti easily gets a nod of approval by the sheer sight of its stunning explosion of colors & innovative design. But these wall writings are also frowned upon mostly by people who associate this wall art to untamed behavior, violence and even crime.

Alive and Well at The Trash Bar – a music documentary on NYC rock, punk & metal scene

In 2006 New York City lost two of it's most beloved and influential rock and roll music institutions. But CBGB and Continental were merely victims of a larger epidemic - the corporate takeover of lower Manhattan. Little did anyone know at that time that a seemingly run-of-the-mill music venue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, would, by a series of fateful events, take over to carry the torch and continue a longstanding New York City tradition. In an age when big business rules all, it's true that a rock and roll club can still manage to live up to a core set of values held near and dear to the hearts of thousands of music fans, the legacy of the NYC rock and roll movement, and the idea of what that movement represents to those who have only read about it. Welcome to The Trash Bar!

In Guantanamo, A David Miller Film

David Miller's quiet, powerful film is the result of three days the filmmaker spent touring the camps in May 2008 as part of a small group of media representatives allowed there. Although the event was presented as a chance to 'see inside' the working of Guantanamo, it was in fact a carefully staged PR exercise designed to yield predictable, stale, controlled media images.

Code Rush – documentary by David Winton on AOL’s takeover of Netscape and the Mozilla Foundation

"Code Rush" is a 1998 documentary directed by David Winton. It follows the lives of a group of Netscape engineers in Silicon Valley as they struggle to save their company from impending financial doom. The film shows them spending sleepless night after sleepless night, forsaking their family and friends while they labor to release the open-source code of Mozilla, which one of today's most popular browsers, Firefox, is based on. Netscape was also on the verge of being taken over by AOL, a company that even geeks do not find cool. This was another source of conflict for the employees of Netscape.