Whether it's someone mixing burnables and recyclables or noise from a neighbor's domestic spat, there's always something occupying the residents of a housing project in the suburbs of Osaka. However Hinako (Naomi Fujiyama) and Seiji (Ittoku Kishibe) couldn't care less. Having moved in just six months ago after the closure of their herbal medicine shop, the old couple is reluctantly putting their life back together. But when Seiji disappears, the apartment rumor mill churns: divorce, murder, dismemberment? As the story spins out of control, and a mysterious man with a parasol puts in a tall order of natural remedies, the truth turns out to be even more fantastic than gossip. Ranging from incisive comedy of errors to absurdist adventure to moving late life romance, "The Projects" is one of the biggest surprises of the year.
Rough and real, this documentary takes viewers into the heart of Pittsburgh's mean streets, where inner-city thugs, would-be rappers and regular folk are all just trying to stay alive amid the urban blight. Using music and video images to make the scene come alive, the film also tries to shine the light on the positive -- showing how members of the community are striving to improve the plight of the people there.
The film explores two projects by Austrian artist and visionary Frederick Kiesler (1890–1965): the model for ENDLESS HOUSE (1959) that is currently exhibited at the Kiesler Foundation in Vienna and THE SHRINE OF THE BOOK designed and built by Frederick Kiesler and Armand Bartos in Jerusalem (1959-65).
Get back to the mean streets of Pittsburgh with this documentary that takes you into the heart of the city, as local gangbangers give you an up-close-and-personal tour of the urban decay that also inspires some of the city's most daring music. Wicked Pittsburgh beats pulse along behind candid footage of local kids sharing their experiences growing up in the 'hood, doing time, dealing with gangs and more.
On the south side of Kyoto, tucked away from its ancient temples and tourist sites, lies a 40 building low income housing project. Mukaijima New Town, as it's known around the city, is home to poor immigrants, gangsters, drug addicts and lost children.
Rap group M.O.P. gives a tour through Brownsville in Brooklyn to show where they grew up, and what inspires their music.
PROJEKT A is a documentary that resists the common clichés about anarchism to instead show anarchist ideas of a society in which no one shall have the power to control knowledge, natural resources, land, soil or other people. After inspiring over 25,000 German cinema-goers, this award-winning documentary about anarchism and anarchist projects in Europe is now available on VoD! “Projekt A stirs up the audience and is grippingly shot, getting close to the kinds of tenacious people who are so vital to change in our society.” (kinokino) “…a cinematic portrait, not of anarchy, but of anarchists. A story, not of possibilities, necessities or even failure, but a depiction of achievements, initiative, action, ideas, as well as success.” (kino-zeit.de) Audience Award Filmfest Munich