Archive for the ‘Documentary’ Category

The Foreigner

In 2011, a computer game tournament in Columbus, Ohio became a battle of two nations.

Jonathan Sutak‘s “The Foreigner” takes you behind the scenes as four elite South Korean pro gamers annihilate the competition, and one brash American fights back.

Witness the event that changed gaming forever.

Nowhere Line: Voices from Manus Island

An animated short film, narrated by two asylum-seeking men detained in Australia’s Manus Island Offshore Processing Centre, recounting the dangerous journeys that brought them to the island and their memories of the riot that erupted in 2014.

In July 2013, the Australian Government introduced a controversial immigration policy, transferring asylum seekers arriving by boat to remote offshore detention centres on foreign Pacific islands.

Seven months later, the Manus Island centre erupted in violence when police and guards put down protests with sticks, machetes and guns, and 23 year-old asylum seeker Reza Barati was killed.

This film contains recordings of conversations between Behrouz and Omar, who are currently detained on Manus Island.

Directed & Produced by Lukas Schrank • Character Artwork by Luke Bicevskis.

What Is Something?

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What is something? On the most fundamental level thinkable, what are things? Why are things?

And why do things behave the way they do?

Kurzgesagt – a team of designers, journalists and musicians who want to make science look beautiful. Because it is beautiful.

Black Holes Explained // From Birth to Death

Black holes. Lets talk about them.

Kurzgesagt – a team of designers, journalists and musicians who want to make science look beautiful. Because it is beautiful.

Limits of Human Technology

Where are the limits of human technology? And can we somehow avoid them?

This is where quantum computers become very interesting.

Kurzgesagt – a team of designers, journalists and musicians who want to make science look beautiful. Because it is beautiful.

The Experimenters: Buckminster Fuller “The Geodesic Life”

“I must reorganize the environment of man by which then greater numbers of men can prosper”
– Buckminster Fuller as told to Studs Terkel during interviews recored in 1965 and 1970.

The Experimenters, from the creators of Blank on Blank:
Icons of science, innovation and technology on what spurred their creativity.

Director: Patrick Smith • Animator: Jennifer Yoo • Interviewer: Studs Terkel.

An Animated Lesson About The History Of Treadmill

“The constant thud underneath your feet. The constrained space. The monotony of going nowhere fast. Running on a treadmill can certainly feel like torture, but did you know it was originally used for that very purpose?

Conor Heffernan details the dark and twisted history of the treadmill.”

Lesson by Conor Heffernan • Narratation: Addison Anderson • Illustration & Animation: Yukai Du.

The Wisdom of Pessimism

How do you ensure contentment? A good pessimist knows just how.

All this is written & narrated by the great philosopher Alain de Botton • Direction: Claudio Salas.

What Is Light?

We are so used to some things that we stopped wondering about them.

Like light. What is light? Some kind of wavy thing, right? Kind of.

Kurzgesagt – a team of designers, journalists and musicians who want to make science look beautiful. Because it is beautiful.

Space Rocks

There are lots of names associated with space rocks, so what is the difference? Join the Royal Observatory Greenwich astronomers to find out.

They will also explore what space rocks can tell us about our very own planet Earth.

Directed by Amaël Isnard for Beakus, the animation is part-created with clay, and a lot of love.

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