Childhood 2.0 (2020)

Childhood 2.0 (2020)

Childhood 2.0 (2020)

Childhood 2.0 (2020)
Not Rated | 1h 28min | Documentary | 26 August 2020 (USA)

Storyline:

For the first time in history, mental illness and suicide have become one of the greatest threats to school-aged children in America. Many parents still view dangers as primarily physical and external and are missing the real danger: constant connectivity’s pervasive internal assault on mental health. This film is an exploration of the dramatic technological and cultural shift that children and parents have faced since the rise of social networks and mobile devices. Childhood 2.0 dives into the issues of addiction and withdrawal, anxiety and depression, online abuse and bullying, the pervasiveness of pornography, the culture of sexting and unforeseen consequences, the rise of online pedophilia and sexual predators, the loss of free play and autonomy and the rapid growth of suicide among children and teens.

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Everything at Once 2021

Everything at Once 2021

Everything at Once 2021

Everything at Once 2021
Todo a la vez (la mirada de Paco y Manolo) (original title)
1h 42min | Documentary | April 2021 (USA)

Storyline:

A film essay about a singular couple, Paco and Manolo, two Catalan photographers from the outskirts of Barcelona, who have been together for thirty years. Both have managed to work as a single photographer and have captured their imagery in Kink magazine, a very personal photography fanzine with an essentially Mediterranean homoerotic aesthetic.

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The Distant Barking of Dogs 2017

The Distant Barking of Dogs 2017

The Distant Barking of Dogs 2017

The Distant Barking of Dogs 2017
Olegs krig (original title)
1h 31min | Documentary, War | 23 November 2018 (Sweden)

Storyline:

THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS is set in Eastern Ukraine on the frontline of the war. The film follows the life of 10-year-old Ukrainian boy Oleg throughout a year, witnessing the gradual erosion of his innocence beneath the pressures of war. Oleg lives with his beloved grandmother, Alexandra, in the small village of Hnutove. Having no other place to go, Oleg and Alexandra stay and watch as others leave the village. Life becomes increasingly difficult with each passing day, and the war offers no end in sight. In this now half-deserted village where Oleg and Alexandra are the only true constants in each other’s lives, the film shows just how fragile, but crucial, close relationships are for survival. Through Oleg’s perspective, the film examines what it means to grow up in a war zone. It portrays how a child’s universal struggle to discover what the world is about grows interlaced with all the dangers and challenges the war presents. Thus, THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS unveils the consequences of war bearing down on the children in Eastern Ukraine, and by natural extension, the scars and self-taught life lessons this generation will carry with them into the future.

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Rent Boys 2011

Rent Boys 2011

Rent Boys 2011

Rent Boys 2011
Die Jungs vom Bahnhof Zoo (original title)
Not Rated | 1h 24min | Documentary | 24 February 2011 (Germany)

Storyline:

Berlin stories behind sex for money. Despised, stigmatised and suppressed to the fringe of society – this is the reality young, male prostitutes face in Berlin. Most of the hustlers are immigrants, a lot of them act out of necessity. Rosa von Praunheim acompanies the young adults at their work in bars, porn movie theatres and on the street. He shows their reasons, their stories and above all, their strong will to survive.

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Adolescents 2019

Adolescents 2019

Adolescents 2019

Adolescents 2019
Adolescentes (original title)
2h 15min | Documentary | 9 September 2020 (France)

Storyline:

Born in a small, provincial French town, Anaïs and Emma have been best friends since childhood. It’s a friendship that’s blind to differences in social backgrounds and character. Given incredible access, Sébastien Lifshitz painstakingly filmed Emma and Anaïs’ transformation over the years, during a period when their physical, emotional and intellectual development is dramatic. We first meet them aged 13, their lives are dominated by boys, teachers and arguing with their mums. But as we witness them near adulthood, their journey is both fascinating and surprisingly moving. At the same time, the influence of their environment and family circumstances becomes increasingly apparent. New experiences, everyday conversations and events both personal and political anchor the film, creating a uniquely textured and deeply personal portrait of two young French women.

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Alla ricerca di Tadzio 1970

Alla ricerca di Tadzio 1970

Alla ricerca di Tadzio 1970

Alla ricerca di Tadzio 1970
30min | Documentary, Short | TV Short 7 June 1970

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Documentary on Luchino Visconti’s travels and auditions in search for a young actor to portray the role of Tadzio in his adaptation of Thomas Mann’s novella “Death in Venice”, finally choosing Swedish actor Björn Andrésen.

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Transhood 2020

Transhood 2020

Transhood 2020

Transhood 2020
1h 36min | Documentary | 13 November 2020 (Spain)

Storyline:

Filmed over five years in Kansas City, this documentary follows four kids – beginning at ages 4, 7, 12, and 15 – as they redefine “coming of age.” These kids and their families reveal intimate realities of how gender is re-shaping the family next door in a never-before-told chronicling of growing up transgender in the heartland. The film is a nuanced examination of how families tussle, transform, and sometimes find unexpected purpose in their identities as transgender families. Lighthearted and deeply moving, this story teaches us something new about being human.

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