Category: Documentaries

Hemels Bewegen (The Conquest of High Passes) by Wout Conijn

Documentary /  11:00  / SD / Netherlands / 2010/  International Premiere

Bas, Roelof and Evert are physically handicapped. Nevertheless they embark on a 1000 km bike trip across the Himalayas.

  • Director: Wout Conijn
  • Producer: Jos de Putter
  • Screenplay: Wout Conijn
  • Editing: Stefan Kamp
  • Film photographer: Jean Counet
  • Sound: Joris van Ballegoijen
  • Music: Wouter van Bemmel

How to act when you are in top shape mentally but the body doesn’t respond that way? Bas, Roelof and Evert are physically handicapped. Nevertheless they embark on a 1000 km bike trip across the Himalayas. From Lhasa to Kathmandu conquering mountain passes over 5000 meters high what makes enormous physical and mental demands to the participants. Bas came into contact as a soldier with a high tension cable and can since then no longer walk. Roelof was soldier too. During his holiday he fell 6 meters with broken spine as a result. Evert the eldest one was scientist, until he accidently came under his own car, what led to partially paralyses and aphasia. The camera follows the three guys during their expedition, which leads according to Evert to the truth. That truth is hard to swallow for Bas, the soldier who doesn’t want to give up and wants to be an example for others. Bas can’t make it to the top of the highest climb because of the cold. Roelof gets to the top, he isn’t concerned about the physical obstacles, but worries about the future with his girlfriend. The journey of Evert is a romantic story: he shares his love for the mountains with his wife, like they did on their honeymoon before the accident. This bicycle excursion Himalaya marks their love, with a majestic panorama as a reward. THE CONQUEST OF HIGH PASSES is a moving portrait of people in search of their inner strength, during an excursion in a breathtaking landscape.

Hands of the Cause of God by Fred Badiyan

Documentary /  43 minutes / Betacam SP / English  / USA  / Pre-2008

A four-volume documentary introducing and exploring the life and station of a historical group of appointed individual Baha’is.

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Shoghi Effendi, Guardian of the Faith by Fred Badiyan

Documentary /  43:00 /  Betacam SP /  United States / Pre-2008 / United States Premiere

Amatu’l-Baha Ruhiyyih Khanum recounts the life of the Beloved Guardian, Shoghi Effendi, from his birth to his passing.

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Roca Bon: Searching the Sublime by Karlos Alastruey

Documentary / 30:00 / Digital SD  / Spanish / Spain / 2008 / San Diego

Sara, an art student, is keen and begins research on New York’s Abstract Expressionism, and more specifically on Mark Tobey’s work.

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River to Reef  by Robert Flanagan

Documentary / 23:42 / Digital SD  / English / Belize / 2010 / World

The film explores the connection between rivers and reefs and how humans are also part of nature and this amazing water cycle.

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Plastic & Glass by Tessa Joosse

Documentary  / 09:00 / Digital HD / English / France / 2009 / San Diego

In a recycling factory in the north of France the machines dance, the workers join in song, and the truck drivers make a ballet.

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Jewel in the Lotus by Fred Badiyan

Documentary  / 27 : 00 / Betacam SP / English, Hindi  / USA, India /  Pre-2008 /  United States

The remarkable story of one of the outstanding architectural achievements of the 20th century, India’s Lotus Temple.

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Enoch Olinga, Hand of the Cause of God by Joyce Olinga

Documentary   / 2:20:00/ Digital SD / English / United States of America, Trinidad, New Zealand /  Pre-2008  / World

The inspiring story of the only African Hands of the Cause of God, Mr. Enoch Olinga.

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Das Verlorene Paradies (Paradise Lost) by Petra Hinterberger

Documentary /  60:23 / Digital HD / German / Austria / 2009 / International

Two ordinary men, one extraordinary decision: suicide. What will happen next?

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