Having been bought to tears by the documentary 'Senna' recently, I was hoping to be equally moved by 'Red Army' and although it is Interesting, Informative and Eye opening; I can't help but feel that it lacks any real heart to the story. There's no real emotion, just facts. Similar to the the soviet regime of that time i guess; slightly void of personality. Still worth a watch to learn abut the historical/political/social situation between the USA and Russia during the cold war era and the impact that has left behind though
Phenomenal. This film combines two of my passions: Russian and ice-hockey, so I am massively biased. That said it's a fascinating story, very well told, and well shot. The film charts the political and cultural life of Russia too. Fetisov's life trajectory is simply unparalleled and greater than any other hockey player who ever lived. My one gripe is that quite a few segments contain Russian speech and I didn't see subtitles: for non-Russian speakers, this could be a problem. Best hockey documentary I've ever watched.
In Rhode Island, the nation's smallest state where hockey is as important as football in Texas, one team has stood out above all the rest. Mount Saint Charles Academy of Woonsocket, Rhode Island has staked their claim as being the greatest high school sports program in the nation. The school's record of 25 consecutive state championships is unparalleled in any sport. It would take a unique team and set of circumstances answer the age old question: are streaks meant to be broken?
The pond. This is where hockey was born under the open sky where the ice is gritty and so is the play. For generations, Northlanders have grown up on outdoor ice. But, there are new climate- controlled arenas in every town, and that's where the kids go to practice year-round now. The frozen ponds are losing their inhabitants.
In POND HOCKEY, director Tommy Haines and his Minnesota crew chronicle the changing culture of hockey. Through interviews from Wayne Gretzky, Neal Broten, and Sidney Crosby to local rinkrats, Pond Hockey examines the true meaning of sport. More than just a celebration of a beloved game, Pond Hockey asks: is there room for the free spirit of the pond in today's sports experience, or will the open sky and howling winds give way to whistles and metal ceilings?
For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been traveling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project which is a tribute to the planet's beauty.