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The life and death of Hitler Youth Heini Volker, killed while distributing flyers in a Communist neighborhood, is the subject of a Nazi film.
El Valley Centro
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Dutch documentary filmmaker Joris Ivens follows the course of the famous wind as it originates in the Alps and finds its way to the Mediterranean Sea. Natural sounds and creative camera work provide a...
Celestial Subway Lines/Salvaging Noise
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The Glass Harmonica
A craftsman builds a glass harmonica that enlightens him. He travels to a town where the people are obsessed with money. A bureaucrat smashes the glass harmonica which leads to chaos and eventually to...
One Way Boogie Woogie
Sixty one-minute shots with no camera movement. This tension between painterly and cinematic space is not only experienced as an intellectual contrast but is also felt as a dialectic between permanenc...
Three segments depicting the life cycle of a freighter boat.
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A Voice on the Mountain
Field workers in Puerto Rico want to have a night school.
The House on Trubnaya
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Story of Night
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Picture of Light
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