• Latest Docs
  • Awarded Docs
Please install and publish Multi Media Box plugin
Please install and publish Multi Media Box plugin

Newsletter

Email:

Subscribe Unsubscribe

 
DOCUMENTARIES BY TOPIC CULTURES & ETHICS
Cultures Ethics

DURATION: 56 min.

Today, stem cells are virtually presented as a panache, a “miraculous” biological material of the human body which can cure a great number of diseases, from leukemia to Altzheimer's disease. Big enterprises in most countries of the world are encouraging parents to privately store their children’s stem cells, and pay so as to ensure their future as well as that of the family. Where is the line between wishful thinking and reality drawn?

 

MAIN CREDITS

Written & Directed by Yorgos Avgeropoulos / Produced by : Georgia Anagnou / Research: Georgia Anagnou, Thomais Papaioannou / Director of Photoghaphy: Yiannis Avgeropoulos, Alexis Barzos / Research Coordinator : Aggelos Athanasopoulos / Production Manager: Anastasia Skoubri / Editing: Yiannis Biliris, Anna Prokou / Original Music by: Yiannis Paxevanis / Graphics: Sakis Palpanas / A Small Planet production for Greek Public Television ERT © 2009 – 2010

TECHNICAL DATA

Original shooting format: HD 720p25 / Languages: Greek, French, English / Subtitles: Greek, English / Available Versions: Greek, English, International

Read more...  

DURATION: 60 min.

Can you imagine a water market? A market where owners of water stock would buy and sell, while others would profit on its price without needing it? What would life be like if all of the planet’s water resources, superficial or subterranean, the waters of rivers, lakes and glaciers, belonged to the private sector?

‘Life For Sale’ examines the biggest water market in the world, set up in Chile. Where the country’s water resources do not belong to the state but to private individuals and one company can own an entire river and possess a quantity of water as big as Belgium. A place where water has turned from a public good of life to property and a ‘water right’ can cost as much as a house. Even in the Atacama desert, which is considered the driest place on the planet, the mining companies – big owners of Chile’s longest river, the Rio Loa – draw immense quantities and use valuable water to wash metals, thus condemning thousands of natives and farmers’ villages to thirst and poverty.

MAIN CREDITS

Written, Produced & Directed by Yorgos Avgeropoulos / Produced by Manolis Filaktidis & Georgia Anagnou/ Research Coordinator: Aggelos Athanasopoulos / Production Manager: Anastasia Skoubri / Director of Photography: Yiannis Avgeropoulos / Editing: Yiannis Biliris, Anna Prokou / Original Music by Yiannis Paxevanis / Graphics: Sakis Palpanas / A Small Planet production for Greek Public Television ERT © 2009 – 2010

TECHNICAL DATA

Original shooting format: HD 1080p / Languages: Greek, Spanish / Subtitles: Greek, English, French, Spanish / Available Versions: Greek, English, French, Spanish, International

AWARDS

  • FIRST PRIZE AS THE BEST INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY / 13th Cinemambiente Environmental Film Festival / Turin, Italy / June 2010
  • FIRST PRIZE, “Environment and Sustainable Development section” / 6th edition of the Latin-American Independent Film and Documentary Festival / Mexico City / April 2010
  • PRÉMIO ÁGUA from Júri Internacional / Cine'Eco 2010 - Festival Internacional de Cinema e Video de Ambiente / Seia, Portugal / October 2010
  • 2nd AUDIENCE AWARD - CI(NE)MAMERICHE, Film festival della migrazione e del gusto, November 30 - December 8, 2011 - Levante, Italy
  • MENÇÕES HONROSAS from Júri da Juventude / Cine'Eco 2010 - Festival Internacional de Cinema e Video de Ambiente / Seia, Portugal, October 2010
  • SPECIAL MENTION / FINCA - 1er Festival Internacional de Cine Ambiental / City of Tigre, Buenos Aires, Argentina / October 2010
Read more...  

DURATION: 55 min.

"Love hurts three times - when they cut you, when you marry and when you give birth"

Old African saying.

Excision is an ancient custom that survives to this day. An excruciating operation on the female body, which is mainly encountered in African countries. Across the world, 140.000 girls and women have already suffered genital mutilation (FGM). Six girls are being mutilated every passing moment. In Mali the percentage of sexually mutilated women reaches up to 85%!

Little girls that are being kept captive by tradition and superstition are being submitted to the cruel custom in a defenseless manner, experiencing awful consequences throughout their life. Both the government and activist organizations in Mali are struggling against the practice these past few years. Will they be able to beat a deeply rooted tradition?

MAIN CREDITS

Written & Directed by Yorgos Avgeropoulos / Produced by Georgia Anagnou / Director of Photography:Yorgos Alexopoulos / Production Manager: Anastasia Skoubri /Research Coordinator: Aggelos Athanasopoulos / Original Music by Yiannis Paxevanis / Editing by Yiannis Biliris & Anna Prokou / Website Coordinator: Apostolis Kaparoudakis / Graphics: Sakis Palpanas / A Small Planet Production for  Greek Public Television  ERT © 2008-2009

TECHNICAL DATA

Original shooting format: HD 720p25 / Languages: Greek, Bambara, French / Subtitles: Greek, English / Available Versions: Greek, English, International

AWARDS

  • BEST DOCUMENTARY/ Patras International Film & Culture Festival - 11th Panorama / International Film Festival / Patras, Greece / October 2009
Read more...  
Zeru_-_Poster_EN

DURATION: 56 min.

A crazy manhunt has broken out in peaceful Tanzania. Bounty hunters murder and mutilate Albinos so that they can take their limbs. According to the paranoid superstition streak that has been initiated by 161.000 Tanzanian witch doctors, the limbs of the bodies of those who were born without melanin in their skin bring good fortune and wealth. A horror trade of human limbs has been set up and is spreading like fire in the neighboring countries. The Albinos are being slaughtered like animals. They are the Zeru Zeru, the Nobodies, the Ghosts.

MAIN CREDITS

Written & Directed by Yorgos Avgeropoulos / Produced by Nina Maria Pashalidou /Director of Photography: Yiannis Avgeropoulos / Production Manager: Anastasia Skoubri /Research Coordinator: Aggelos Athanasopoulos / Original Music by Yiannis Paxevanis / Editing by Yiannis Biliris & Anna Prokou / Website Coordinator: Apostolis Kaparoudakis / Graphics: Sakis Palpanas / A Small Planet Production for Greek Public Television  ERT © 2008 - 2009

TECHNICAL DATA

Original shooting format: HD 720p25 / Languages: Swahili, Greek, English / Subtitles: Greek, English / Available Versions: Greek, English, International

Read more...  

DURATION: 62 min.

In the virgin tropical forests of the Amazon, the region with the richest biodiversity in the world, an unspeakable crime has been and is still being committed against humankind. Texaco is accused of dumping 18.5 billion gallons of toxic oil waste into the Ecuadorian Amazonia. Petroecuador, the state oil company, is accused of causing hundreds of oils spills into the jungle.

Ancient native populations are considered invisible and expendable, victims of the oil companies' easy profiteering. They are disappearing on a massive scale, as pollution kills the animals they hunt and causes illnesses until recently unknown to them, such as cancer.

This documentary - the second by Yorgos Avgeropoulos on the same subject, following multi-awarded "Delta - Oil's Dirty Business" - is dedicated to the Tetetes and Sansahuari people. Their voices were silenced forever at the dawn of the 21st century on account of the region"s "development".

MAIN CREDITS

Written & Directed by Yorgos Avgeropoulos / Production Manager: Anastasia Skoubri / Director of Photography: Alexis Barzos /Research Coordinator: Aggelos Athanasopoulos / Associated Producer: Manolis Filaktidis / Original Music by Yiannis Paxevanis / Editing: Yiannis Biliris, Anna Prokou / Website Coordinator: Apostolis Kaparoudakis / Graphics: Sakis Palpanas / A Small Planet Production for  Greek Public Television ERT © 2008 - 2009

TECHNICAL DATA

Original shooting format: HD 720p25 / Languages: Greek, Spanish, English / Subtitles: Greek, English, French / Available Versions: Greek, English, French, International

AWARDS

  • BEST FILM AWARD ROBERTO FARIAS / 4th International Social-Environmental Film Festival of Nova Friburgo / Río de Janeiro, Brazil / December 2010
  • YOUNG EUROPEANS JURY PRIZE / Festival International des Programmes Audiovisuels (FIPA) / Biarritz, France / January 2009
  • SPECIAL MENTION / 8th International Paris International Film Festival on Human Rights (FIFDH) / Paris, France / March 2010
  • STUDENT JURY’S PRIX SPÉCIAL / 8th edition of the Paris International Film Festival on Human Rights (FIFDH) / Paris, France / March 2010
  • SECOND MENTION AT ENVIRONMENT SECTION / 11th International Film Festival on Human Rights DerHumALC / Buenos Aires, Argentina / June 2009
  • FIRST PRIZE IN SECTION “DENY LOCATION” / 7th Ischia Film Festival / Ichia, Italy / July 2009
  • FIRST PRIZE / 6th International Festival of Maritime and Adventure / St. Petersburg, Russia / April 2009
Read more...