The word “panchão” was first heard in Macao. From the Chinese “pan-tcheong” or “pau-tcheong”, dictionaries define it as a Macanese regionalism also known as “China cracker” or “Chinese rocket”. Who inhabits the ancient Iec Long Firecracker Factory?
Juninho, Menor, Neguinho, Adilson and Eldo are young dwellers of Nacional’s neighborhood, Contagem’s suburb. Divided between work and fun, crime and hope, each one of them will have to find ways to overcome the obstacles and tame the tiger that they bring inside their veins.
A documentary essay about the construction of the in which the filmmaker – a New Yorker who has made his life in Buenos Aires – wonders how can he give to his daughters that which does not belong to him.
The Huerta of Valencia is a privileged spot of mediterranean agriculture. One of the last farmers is Antonio Ramon. Camagroga follows his work and his daughter´s through a whole year. The film is an elegy of work, land, heritage and resistance.
A construction worker tells about his work as a plasterer in times when houses in entire neighborhoods are demolished to build new commercial zones, all as as part of a new economic structure designed by the dictatorship of Pinochet.
Walking by the corn fields in the deep cuban farmlands, a filmmaker approaches a group of guajiros which are harvesting corn by bare hand. While they work, they sing songs about broken hearts.
In that part of Sardinia which winds its way between the Trexenta, Campidano and Gennargentu areas runs a timeless train, whose passage is waved on by small yellow dots brandishing a green and red signal paddle, the level-crossing keepers.
Work for one day observes the daily routine at an official daylabourers’ office in Berlin. A magnifying lens of modern day working society, in a documentary chamber play.
Workhorse follows three humans whose work and lives are deeply connected with their stoic equine partners. Filmed in beautiful black-and-white, this lyrical documentary reflects on and honours our ancient dependence on horse power.
In the spring of 2008, car wash workers throughout Los Angeles formed the Carwash Workers Organizing Committee of the United Steelworkers (USW), a precursor to eventual plans to unionize the informal workers of a multi-million dollar industry rampant with exploitation.
Feature length documentary that observes and depicts the rich and complex world of small oyster factories including its fishermen and workers.
Every year, thousands of students – mostly female – embark upon courses that will lead them to become nurses.
Documentary film about apprentice youth about to enter real life.
The life and death of a cult rock poet who worked as a coal excavator and became “the Bob Dylan of the mine” before becoming the “voice of the East Germans” – told against the backdrop of a region in rapid structural change and facing global issues.
Clear and No Screws profiles SendAPackage, a wholesale warehouse founded by ex-prisoner Chris Barrett where all of the items sold meet the 36-page list of rules regulating packages allowed into the New York prison system.
Radiotehnika or RRR produced radios and loudspeakers sold all over the Soviet Union. The film is about the last units in this radio factory in Riga.
A documentary about the kitchen and chefs in the new Hotel International in Brno.
The interwoven stories of Henriette, a female post-office clerk, colleagues Simon and Nzai at the railway station and the group of firemen in the only fire station give an insight into their daily lives and survival in the third largest city of Africa, Kinshasa.
A pilgrimage of fishermen ply the Gulf of Mexico under the sky of historic patina. Ruins, Your Realm is a dual journey —land and sea, men and women, language and metalanguage — through hetero-topic spaces.
The darkness of the mine, invaded by the miners light, by the noisily machines and the permanent and intense smell of ore in the air, lead us to an environment in which time and space become confused.
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