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In the southernmost tip of Salzburg – Austria’s “Siberia” – farmer and forester Sepp Holzer has undertaken a radical agricultural experiment on his mountainous land. Going against all the conventional rules – and despite annual average temperatures of 4.5 °C and an altitude of between 900m and 1400m – Holzer has created an edible paradise.
He’s caused quite a stir in the process. In forty years of observing nature, unrelentingly joyful experimentation and battles with government agencies, he has succeeded in winning over his opponents. Holzer’s way of farming involves working with the laws of nature rather than trying to overcome them. He uses no pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers. Instead, his golden rule for successful farming is the basic principle of permaculture: “Cooperate with nature instead of fighting it.” As Holzer himself says, “[We need] variety instead of uniformity, because all plants and animals have a meaningful function”.
In 1962, at the age of 19, Sepp took over his father’s farm. Since then, he and his wife have created a perfectly-functioning permaculture system – without ever having heard the term “permaculture“ before.
Laid out in terraces resembling rice fields in Asia, his 46-hectare farm provides a stark contrast to the pine monocultures that surround it. Previously, it was thought that many of the plants which flourish on Holzer’s land could not survive at an altitude of 1400m: cherries, apples, mushrooms, kiwis, lemons, pumpkins, potatoes and zucchinis. Now, nature is sprouting and thriving everywhere you look – along the paths, on the terraces, in the woods, on frighteningly steep slopes and even on stony ground. The farm’s mixed cultivation includes are around 45 water gardens, humid biotopes and ponds, and three mountain lakes. It’s here that the farmer breeds rare fish, toads, crustaceans and aquatic plants. His pigs plough and fertilize the earth, and plants supply each other with moisture, nitrogen and fertilizer. All of this means that Sepp Holzer has less work to do - and more time to share the success of his ideas with fascinated visitors from all over the world.
Schlingensief's Hamlet in Zurich In his documentary with fictitious elements, Peter Kern shows how Christoph Schlingensief bans political parties in nazi-free Switzerland, stages Hamlet at Zurich playhouse and socially reintegrates Neo-nazis at the same time. Time is off the rails, there's something wrong in the state. Schlingensief's Hamlet reaches out to politics and to life and triggers joy, laughter doubt and horror.
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Yaptik-Hasse is one of the younger members of the very large Yaptik family. He is also their good spirit and therefore privileged to ride on a holy slide. As it is the end of August the Nenets people commence their journey on the 'middle-world' as usual (under-world - the north, upper-world - the south, middle-world - the way). Their camp was in Tundra, on the Yamal Peninsula. We meet Jarkalyn, who is only one year old and Jako, his two and a half years old brother, who is already very precise at throwing the lasso; there is also Ejne, without children, the parents, and the 90 years old shaman Iri Tadibe (felt age: 35) as well as the eldest, Chado, who was all her life considerate of the reindeers and therefore never carried or pulled by them. Film-maker Edgar Bartenev chooses three different means to tell the story of the breathtaking everyday life of these Siberian nomads. Music (relatively aggressive, structuring the rhythm of perception), inter-titles (fairy-tale-like and funny), and last but not least a camera. Yet, the latter is used in a very sophisticated way, well above the feature-film standard. The result is one of the most exciting forms to reanimate the ethnographic genre in an alienated way!
"VOODOO RHYTHM - The Gospel Of Primitive Rock 'n' Roll" is the portrait of legendary primitive Rock 'n' Roll record label VOODOO RHYTHM RECORDS, its founder the inconoclastic Reverend Beat-Man and several bands on the label.
The film features in depth interviews, live gigs and private home concerts of the following artists:
Rev. Beat-Man, The Dead Brothers, The Monsters, King Khan, DM Bob, The Whatzloves, Zeno Tornado & The Boney Google Brothers, The Come 'n Go, Dink Winkerton and a special appearance by The Velvet Hammer Burlesque.
The film is filled with the finest raw primitive rock 'n' roll, blues trash, cajun swamp blues, garage fuzz massacre, xxxbluegrass, voodoo soul, one-man band country gospel and of course the finest funeral music this side of New Orleans.
"Voodoo Rhythm - The Gospel Of Primitive Rock 'n' Roll" is more than merely a film about raw music, it's the protrait of a way of life that stands in stark contrast to an over-processed and assimilated age of facts and figures.
""I wanna fuck you baby...that's a good song...and on one chord...it's a hit song...it don't sell shit but it's a good song!""
REVEREND BEAT-MAN 2005"
The documentatry was produced in Nigeria and deals with the production of Adire, hand painted or knotted cloths, dyed with Indigo. The artistic creation of these cloths has long tradition in Yoruba culture. Adire: history and stories on webs of cloth.
The main part of this film deals with the complicated and time-consuming production of these cloths which, just few decades ago, were daily commodity, mainly as clothing, but nowadays are barely produced. The important steps of Adire production and its varying techniques are shown as well as the social environment in which it takes place. Originally, Adire was strictly female handicraft, whereas nowadays also men can learn the Adire production.Possibly the most famous Nigerian adire artist, Nike Olaniyi Davies, has been trying for years to revive this old handcraft. She founded a centre in Oshogbo un which Adire is taught. In this centre, the \"Nike Centre for Arts and Culture\", the film was investigated and shot from June to September 1995.
On a farm in Canada's wheat belt, farmer Percy Schmeiser is sued by agrochemical and seed giant Monsanto for damages worth a quarter of a million dollars. Schmeiser is accused of patent violation - because wind and birds have carried Monsanto's genetically modified canola onto his fields.
But Schmeiser isn’t cowed. He responds with a countersuit, citing libel and contamination of his property. His case catches the public’s attention and Schmeiser finds himself in demand around the world as a figurehead for the farming, environmental and civil rights movements opposing Monsanto. His message? Stand up and defend your own seed supply!
In Europe, Klaus Buschmeier, a farmer in the German Extertal valley, is mobilizing his fellow farmers in a revolt against the German Farmers' Association. They condemn an agreement between the Association and plant breeders on charging fees for seed saving. The agreement, they say, is nothing less than a betrayal. The District Court of Munich is forced to establish a special panel to deal with the thousands of lawsuits filed against the agreement. In front of rolling cameras, Bavarian farmers speak their mind to an Association official, with the two sides almost coming to blows.
In their efforts to force through their gene technology, agrochemical multinationals have swallowed up most of the leading plant breeders. Genetic engineering does not solve hunger in the world, as its proponents claim. What it does do is increase sales of agrochemicals. Gene technology makes crops resistant to pesticides. Farmers may raise plants from the seeds they have bought, treat the crops with chemicals, and sell them - but no more. Any farmer’s attempt to save their own seed or breed plants themselves is either forbidden, or subject to fees. In the eyes of Buschmeier and Schmeiser, this is nothing short of a return to a system of serfdom.
The height of biotech cynicism is known as “Terminator” technology: a crude but effective way of using genetic engineering to secure farmers’ dependence on multinationals. Seeds are manipulated so they can germinate only once. Saving your own seed becomes pointless.
The seed, as we understand it, has been killed.
Six years in prison have given Parrish plenty of time to meditate on his criminal career and to devote himself to reading the Bible. Once he's at last released, Parrish quickly sets out to re-establish ties with his former colleagues in the criminal world, and get back in the game. Unfortunately, times have changed during his absence – dramatically. The power his gang once possessed has moved into the hands of their adversaries, who now seek to eliminate anyone who might pose a risk to their dominance of the streets. Unable to count on anyone's help, Parrish embarks on solitary quest for a peaceful place, somewhere far from the rage and pain of men. If it is redemption he seeks, Parrish will have to take the road that leads to Nod.
Once a year a group of elderly women meets in Fall River, a small village south of Boston, to answer the fairy tale yet still modern age old question: Who is the prettiest in the land? There are many beauty pageants, but just one Ms. Senior Sweetheart competition: this pageant is the only one in the world for women aged 58 and up. Since 1978 the pageant has invited women from all over America to spend 11 days in Fall River, starting with dress rehearsals, practicing their group performance and excursions around New England. The contest peaks with the "Ladies Ball" and the crowning of the new queen.
The film follows three of the contestants on their way to the pageant and tales of getting older, staying young, facing death and a lust for life.
Locations: US-Virgin Islands, Florida, Massachusetts