Despite medical forecasts, Joseph Kibler, who was born HIV+ and physically disabled, has gone from a wheelchair to walker - walker to crutches - and at the age of 18 took his first steps with a cane. WALK ON documents Joseph's lifelong goal of attempting to complete an AIDS Walk (6.2 miles,) while educating about disabilities and HIV. Assisting him along the way are a Quadriplegic Stand-up Comic, an Amputee Paralympic Sprinter, a Disabled Purple Heart Veteran, and actors Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2 / Chocolat) and Regina Hall (Think Like A Man / Scary Movie.) Invited to 18 film festivals, Winner of 2 Best Documentary Feature awards, 10-time nominee for Best Documentary Feature, and brought to you by Executive Producers Steve Carell, Nancy Carell, Alfred Molina & Emma Thompson, the critically acclaimed WALK ON is a film that continues to educate and inspire audiences across the world. But most of all, it is a film that proves you can take that next step – no matter what struggles you face in life.
Following the journeys of six modern-day pilgrims as they cope with blisters, exhaustion, and loneliness, “Walking the Camino” explores the universal themes of this physically challenging, spiritually nourishing, and profoundly enlightening journey. While each of the six pilgrims walks the Camino for different reasons and with varied backgrounds, they each experience personal triumphs over their own doubts and fears. There is no single right way to live life, nor is there a single right way to walk the Camino. “Walking the Camino” not only illustrates the importance that we must each follow our own path in life, it encourages and inspires us to do so wholeheartedly.
Australia's most spectacular coastline is the setting for this very special documentary. A journey that conjures the beauty held deep within three remarkable people. Follow in the footsteps of three remarkable people - American environmentalist and "Planetwalker" John Francis; former German figure skater Katarina Witt; and Australian Paralympian skier Michael Milton - each with equally inspiring stories, as they begin their trek along Australia's most spectacular coastline, the Great Ocean Walk.The Great Ocean Walk is one of the most beautiful walks in the world. It runs 104 kilometers from Apollo Bay to a landmark known as the "12 Apostles", highlighting the diverse and rugged landscapes of southern Victoria. John Francis became known as "the Planetwalker" after seeing the environmental destruction caused by two tankers that collided beneath the Golden Gate Bridge in 1971. It had such an immense effect, that he decided to give up using all forms of motorized vehicles. In 1982, when he began a walking and sailing pilgrimage around the world, he founded Planetwalk, a non-profit educational organization dedicated to raising environmental consciousness and promoting earth stewardship. For almost three decades now, he has travelled the world on foot, rediscovering the rhythms in nature and spreading a message of environmental respect and responsibility. On the journey, we discover John's philosophy on life - that to experience the spirit of the place, you need to take the time to experience and listen to what's around you. Katarina Witt is best known as the free-spirited figure skater that won two gold medals for Germany in the 1980ʼs. Her competitive record makes her one of the most successful figure skaters of all time. But nowadays she walks a different path through life. Apart from her role as a TV host, Katarina has set up a foundation to help children with disabilities. As she continues the journey, Katarina believes there is an "art" to walking - that by keeping your eyes open and seeing what's around you, seeing what nature has created and being thankful for your life. Michael Milton is Australia's fastest Paralympian skier, and first ever winter gold medalist. Since he lost his leg to bone cancer at age 9, he has continued to conquer the most unimaginable of feats, to simply prove to himself and his doubters that he can. He has hiked Mt Kilimanjaro, walked the Kokoda Track twice, and represented Australia at the Beijing Olympics, as a cyclist. Michael feels that by experiencing the beautiful and rugged scenery on the walk, he now has a sense of rejuvenation, a feeling of being alive, and a sense of peace. He meets a local aboriginal elder who teaches him about the benefits of listening to nature and the spirit of the land. Join them and experience the walk along blank canvas-like pristine white beaches, through forests of humbling 60-metre Mountain Ash trees, and beneath giant, sculpted limestone pillars carved over centuries by crashing ocean surf. See how the simple act of walking is transformed into something far more powerful - make your own journey and discover what is uniquely yours.
Can you remember the last phone call you had with your Dad? The stories he told and the life lessons he shared? Neither did Yogi Roth. He realized that he had never dealt with the emotions stemming from his father’s battle with prostate cancer. In a single moment, Yogi decided that he never wanted to say, "I wish I'd spent more time with my dad." He immediately flew home and invited his father on a journey that would change both of their lives forever. LIFE IN A WALK follows Yogi Roth and his father, Will, on their trek along the Camino De Santiago, a famous pilgrimage through Portugal and Spain, where Yogi listens to, learns from and discovers more about his hero than he ever imagined. Through LIFE IN A WALK, Yogi hopes to inspire viewers to spend time with the people they care about while challenging them to break away from the daily rigors of life and technology to simply go for a walk with the ones they love.
In 2006, 25-year-old Jason DaSilva was on vacation at the beach with family when, suddenly, he fell down. He couldn't get back up. His legs had stopped working; his disease could no longer be ignored. Just a few months earlier doctors had told him that he had multiple sclerosis, which could lead to loss of vision and muscle control, as well as a myriad of other complications. Jason tried exercise to help cope, but the problem only worsened. After his dispiriting fall on the beach, he turned to his Mom, who reminded him that, despite his disease, he was still a fortunate kid who had the opportunity to pursue the things he loved most: art and filmmaking. Jason picked up the camera, turned it on his declining body, and set out on a worldwide journey in search of healing, self-discovery, and love.
"Dead Meat Walking" follows the growing international phenomenon known as the "Zombie Walk," uncovering its humble origins to current walks that attract more than 15,000 undead zealots, who stagger through the streets in bloody, tattered clothing made up to look their worst. Featuring candid confessions from walkers and participants, and interviews with actors Norman Reedus ("The Walking Dead"), Eugene Clark ("Land of the Dead"), and Academy Award-winning makeup artist and director Tom Savini ("Grindhouse"), this fun and riveting documentary offers insights into the extraordinary and ghoulish pastime that has devoured the imaginations of zombie fans of all ages. A FilmBuff Presentation.
On August 7, 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between the World Trade Center's twin towers in New York. After dancing for nearly an hour on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, and brought to jail before he was finally released. This documentary incorporates Petit's footage to show the numerous extraordinary challenges he faced in completing the artistic crime of the century.
Trees That Walk recounts the life of trees, along with their deep relationship with those people that work hard each day, giving wood a second life. This documentary tells what happens during this second life, when wood becomes boats for sailing, or musical instruments for playing… As a figure, the tree is the opposite of movement: it dies where it’s born. And if it comes from a nursery, it will die where it was planted. But there exists a second life that starts as soon as the sap stops flowing inside its vessels. Such is the life of wood. Its magic is not simply that it burns, that it offers a campfire for warming the humankind—its greatest quality is that it can float. In this way, wood has come to know our mostly liquid world.
Wood became a bow, a rudder, an oar—and as a trunk it was hoisted upward to become the mast helping a sail to capture the wind. Forests thus became fleets that explored the geography of the planet while writing all the great romances of the earth. Ulysses, Sindbad, Magellan, Vasco da Gama, Cook, each of these climbed aboard trees that walked the seas.
Exclusive Interview with "The Don of the Dead," George Romero and Bruce Campbell from ZomBcon 2010! - The Walking Dead Girls! is a behind the scenes look into zombie culture in the United States and the obsession with sexy female zombies. What is it about zombie bimbos, or "zimbies", that are starting to gain the world's interest' With interviews from zombie master maker George Romero, cult filmmaker Lloyd Kaufman, scream queen Linnea Quigley and cult movie star Bruce Campbell.
American DREAMers follows the journey of Jon, Vero, Raymi, Jose, Alex, and Nico - also known as the Campaign for an American DREAM (CAD) - a group of five undocumented youth and an ally who risk their freedom to organize for immigrant rights by outing themselves as undocumented and walking more than 3,000 miles across America's heartland.Their stories of growing up in a country they know as home while constantly fearing that their families will be separated, inspires people from all parts of the country to take part in what they believe is their civil rights movement. These are college students, young professionals, activists, and community leaders. They are undocumented and unafraid.
From Fat To Finish Line follows the inspiring journey of 12 formerly obese people that team up to run a 200 mile Ragnar Relay Race from Miami to Key West, FL. Once virtual strangers the team bonds through the ups and downs of weight loss and the challenges of running. The film examines the trials, obstacles and triumphs that occur when tackling big goals like losing weight and reaching for victories like crossing finish lines.