Docsville: Yaddo Original Content

Docsville is the home of our brand-new films, specially commissioned by Yaddo. We’ve got the documentaries that dig deeper. Take a look.

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Criminals LA: Larry Levine
Criminals LA: Larry Levine
2017-01-01 | 9m 3s | Crime
This series explores the history of some of Los Angeles’ notorious criminals. These disturbing interviews explore the thoughts behind the faces of crime. Revealing toxic combinations of troubled childhoods, substance addiction, societal breakdown and a justice system at breaking point. We learn what drives people to a life of crime, and how to escape from a cycle of violence.
Criminals Chile: Juan Davila
Criminals Chile: Juan Davila
2017-01-01 | 6m 36s | Crime
Focusing on the backgrounds of Chileans who have found themselves on the wrong side of the law, from notorious drug kingpins, to the victims of gross miscarriages of justice. We learn how citizens cope in one of the most gruelling prison systems in the world, and how they pull their shattered lives back together upon release.
Criminals Chile: Claudio Borquez
Criminals Chile: Claudio Borquez
2017-01-01 | 5m 52s | Crime
Focusing on the backgrounds of Chileans who have found themselves on the wrong side of the law, from notorious drug kingpins, to the victims of gross miscarriages of justice. We learn how citizens cope in one of the most gruelling prison systems in the world, and how they pull their shattered lives back together upon release.
The Favela Bar
The Favela Bar
2017-01-01 | 6m | Music
While many traditional bailes funk ('funk balls') have been prohibited in Rio’s favelas, there has been a surge in the number of parties attended by upper-middle class youth in these communities. Tickets to exclusive parties in favelas can cost over $25, and the high price prevents local residents from attending the events. Observe the interaction between favela residents and the people who attend these parties from a local bar on the tourist route.
Taxidermist
Taxidermist
2017-01-01 | 9m 16s | Arts
A short film about a reluctant taxidermist in which we experience, step-by-step, the gruesome art of taxidermy. From peeling off the pelt, to modelling the body, to creating a realistic pose and features. At the same time getting a glimpse into the mind of a former saxophonist who has very little interest in taxidermy.
Criminals LA: Raquel, Queen of Bail
Criminals LA: Raquel, Queen of Bail
2017-01-01 | 5m 4s | Crime
This series explores the history of some of Los Angeles’ notorious criminals. These disturbing interviews explore the thoughts behind the faces of crime. Revealing toxic combinations of troubled childhoods, substance addiction, societal breakdown and a justice system at breaking point. We learn what drives people to a life of crime, and how to escape from a cycle of violence.
Khalo Matabane short film - Township Architect
Khalo Matabane short film - Township Architect
2017-01-01 | 5m 56s | Arts
Though apartheid in South-Africa was abolished in 1994 some of its institutions, such as townships, remain. Initially constructed to house black citizens as part of segregationist policy these are still home to underprivileged, largely-black communities. Experience life in the townships through its inhabitants as they explain the difficulties of living in an environment with limited space, privacy, amenities and questionable safety.
Khalo Matabane short film - The Recurring Nightmare
Khalo Matabane short film - The Recurring Nightmare
2017-01-01 | 4m 54s | Arts
Filmmaker Khalo Matabane has a disturbing recurrent dream, where he sees his body in a coffin in the ground. To try and explore the meaning behind it, he enlists the help of a psychologist, and a traditional South African sangoma.
Criminals LA: Nick ‘Mechanic’
Criminals LA: Nick ‘Mechanic’
2017-01-01 | 6m 53s | Crime
This series explores the history of some of Los Angeles’ notorious criminals. These disturbinThis series explores the history of some of Los Angeles’ notorious criminals. These disturbing interviews explore the thoughts behind the faces of crime. Revealing toxic combinations of troubled childhoods, substance addiction, societal breakdown and a justice system at breaking point. We learn what drives people to a life of crime, and how to escape from a cycle of violence.
Criminals Chile: Christian Llanquileo
Criminals Chile: Christian Llanquileo
2017-01-01 | 5m 32s | Crime
Focusing on the backgrounds of Chileans who have found themselves on the wrong side of the law, from notorious drug kingpins, to the victims of gross miscarriages of justice. We learn how citizens cope in one of the most gruelling prison systems in the world, and how they pull their shattered lives back together upon release.
Call of the Land
Call of the Land
2017-01-01 | 5m 28s | Arts
Inspired by the song ‘Land Matters’ Lee Love and his partner Rooh Star strive to empower themselves by remaining connected to their environment. Whether this means living in a handmade ‘barrel home’ or travelling in a makeshift cart, their unique, self-sustainable lifestyle offers an new perceptive on what is possible in the modern day.
Criminals LA: Laura Graceux
Criminals LA: Laura Graceux
2017-01-01 | 7m 19s | Crime
This series explores the history of some of Los Angeles’ notorious criminals. These disturbing interviews explore the thoughts behind the faces of crime. Revealing toxic combinations of troubled childhoods, substance addiction, societal breakdown and a justice system at breaking point. We learn what drives people to a life of crime, and how to escape from a cycle of violence.
The Singing Contest
The Singing Contest
2017-01-01 | 6m 35s | Sports
The bird-singing contest in Rio, which showcases the talents of curiós – birds that are on the list of endangered species. We follow the preparations of a bird and its elderly owner in the lead-up to a competition.
Criminals LA: Ed Serrano
Criminals LA: Ed Serrano
2017-01-01 | 5m 51s | Crime
This series explores the history of some of Los Angeles’ notorious criminals. These disturbing interviews explore the thoughts behind the faces of crime. Revealing toxic combinations of troubled childhoods, substance addiction, societal breakdown and a justice system at breaking point. We learn what drives people to a life of crime, and how to escape from a cycle of violence.
Criminals LA: John Denny
Criminals LA: John Denny
2017-01-01 | 8m 46s | Crime
This series explores the history of some of Los Angeles’ notorious criminals. These disturbing interviews explore the thoughts behind the faces of crime. Revealing toxic combinations of troubled childhoods, substance addiction, societal breakdown and a justice system at breaking point. We learn what drives people to a life of crime, and how to escape from a cycle of violence.
Black Rio
Black Rio
2017-01-01 | 5m 54s | Music
Rio Brazil is a city where racism and inequality are alive and well despite much of its population having ancestral connections to slaves and a 53% of its population identifying itself as ‘brown’. Today, women of colour such as Ludmilla must fight to empower themselves in the face of judgment and adversity.
Khalo Matabane short film - Vegetarian
Khalo Matabane short film - Vegetarian
2017-01-01 | 5m 44s | Arts
Cape Town South Africia is famous for its cuisine, mountains of meat overload barbecues across the city. However, filmmaker Khalo Matabane has turned his back on this carnivorous lifestyle. We follow him for a day, as he eats and discusses the reasons behind his decision to be a vegetarian. Meeting a motley crew of veggies along the way.
Letters for Peace
Letters for Peace
2017-01-01 | 7m | Spiritism, Faith, Belief
In Brazil, the Spiritist movement is growing at a phenomenal rate. Followers believe that direct contact can be made with dead loved ones. In this film, we see the work of one of Spiritsm’s proponents, Fernando Ben, as he claims to receive messages from a deceased man. Grief stricken relatives claim that Ben’s letters bring them peace of mind. Although others believe practitioners are charlatans, taking advantage of society’s most vulnerable.
Criminals Chile: Marcia Scantlebury
Criminals Chile: Marcia Scantlebury
2017-01-01 | 6m 45s | Crime
Focusing on the backgrounds of Chileans who have found themselves on the wrong side of the law, from notorious drug kingpins, to the victims of gross miscarriages of justice. We learn how citizens cope in one of the most gruelling prison systems in the world, and how they pull their shattered lives back together upon release.
Criminals LA: Mark
Criminals LA: Mark
2017-01-01 | 6m 22s | Crime
This series explores the history of some of Los Angeles’ notorious criminals. These disturbing interviews explore the thoughts behind the faces of crime. Revealing toxic combinations of troubled childhoods, substance addiction, societal breakdown and a justice system at breaking point. We learn what drives people to a life of crime, and how to escape from a cycle of violence.
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