From Focus Features, the premiere global brand in original and daring cinema, comes Focus World. Charged with finding the most exciting voices in international and independent film, Focus World is proud to present 1/2 Revolution, a stunning, action-packed document of the first days of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution from a unique, on-the-ground perspective. Omar, a Danish filmmaker, arrives in Cairo on January 24, 2011 one day before the history making revolution begins. Staying with a friend and fellow filmmaker near Tahrir Square, the two take to the streets and begin to document the action. As the heavily-armed and brutal police move in, the directors and their group of friends, using a combination of stunning HD footage with a variety of other discovered sources, provide a breathtaking lens into the dangers faced by those who partook in the uprising, and create an incredibly gripping and personal story from the Arab Spring.
Walt Disney discusses the history of animation, beginning with J. Stuart Blackton and his Humorous Phases of Funny Faces in 1906, and including Gertie the Dinosaur (Winsor McCay). Disney composer Oliver Wallace, who at one time accompanied silent films on the organ in movie theaters, re-creates a scene featuring a Koko the Clown cartoon.
When the Cold War ended, the generations that lived through it were relieved to finally vanquish the specter of a mushroom cloud from their minds. But today, thousands of nuclear weapons in the United States and Russia remain on high-alert, still poised to destroy the planet. THE FORGOTTEN BOMB explores our pre-conceptions about nuclear weapons and their history, investigates how they inform our sense of identity and discovers what the Bomber can learn from the Bombed.
Inside Metal is an original documentary series dedicated to Heavy Metal - Inside Metal is an original documentary series dedicated to Heavy Metal music and its diverse array of musical styles and genres. Features Lars Ulrich (Metallica), Stephen Pearcy (Ratt), Carlos Cavazo (Quiet Riot, Ratt, Snow), Jack Russell (Great White, Dante Fox), Don Dokken (Dokken), Joey Vera (Armored Saint), Chris Holmes (W.A.S.P.), Ann Boleyn (Hellion), Michael DesBarres and many others.
In 1980, the filmmaker’s birth is overshadowed by the revolution. “I was born in the middle of a dream.” But another refrain runs through the film: “What am I to do with this legacy?” This family drama is a quest of identity and politics that takes us from Turkey in the 1970s to Switzerland in the 21st century, dealing with exile, prison, false money, fallen heroes, hippies gone astray and a revolutionary disco along the way. A mosaic of a film, which moves freely between documentary, fiction and animation.
"Children of the Light" is the first film to tell the life story of Nobel Prize winner Desmond Tutu, one of the fathers of modern day South Africa. With extensive archival footage, family photos and never before seen interviews, "Children of the Light" is a personal look into the legacy of one of the greatest peacemakers of our time.