daring doccies

The Daring Doccies Film Festival assembles thought-provoking documentaries from around the world


Flamedrop

DARING DOCCIES-linked movies to feature at the first FLAMEDROP FILM FESTIVAL
(9 - 15 December, The Bioscope, Johannesburg) will include:

THE NATURE OF EXISTENCE
nature existence


Highlights from all Flamedrop related events will include:

From the SA HorrorFest :
SOUTHBOUND
SHADOW REALM: BEST SA HORRORFEST SHORT FILMS
ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW

From Sound On Screen :
BLACKHEARTS
A FAT WRECK - Punkumentary
PLACEBO: ALT.RUSSIA

From Celludroid :
MONTAUK CHRONICLES
TRACEROUTE
BEST CELLUDROID SHORT FILMS

From X Fest :
X FLIX: BEST X FEST SHORT FILMS


From Daring Doccies :
THE NATURE OF EXISTENCE


all info at
www.flamedrop.com/filmfest



The 2016 SOUND ON SCREEN music film festival was held in conjunction with
THE X FEST and DARING DOCCIES (including Punk and Metal subjects, with A Fat Wreck: The Punk-u-mentary and Blackhearts, plus Placebo: Alt.Russia has the band
uncharted investigation of alternative art and culture across the vastness of Russia)
www.flamedrop.com/sos

Sound On Screen The X Fest



DARING DOCCIES Submission Details


The next Daring Doccies Documentary Film Festival edition is pending


Hardcore Henry



Early-April 2014 however, it teamed up with

THE X FEST
X FEST
and featured documentary subjects like :


Lamb Of God X Fest March Of The Gods Tight

For more info, dates & booking details, head to
www.XFEST.org





Submission Details






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The 2011 Daring Doccies Documentary Film Festival is set for
25 November - 1 December
Labia Theatre, 68 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town, ZA
(with the Sound On Screen Music Film Festival flowing straight from it, 2 - 10 December)

Featuring a host of thought-provoking, hard-hitting and moving documentaries,
most making their South African theatrical premiere.

From local farm murders, natural disasters, conspiracies and government cover-ups, to drugs, science,
religion, outlaws, education and enlightenment, the incredible 2011 Daring Doccies line-up includes:

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THE BIG UNEASY
South African Premiere
Harry Shearer, renowned satirist, Spinal Tap bassist and voice of several characters on The Simpsons, is also a New Orleans resident passionate about his city. With his award-winning documentary The Big Uneasy he exposes
the real causes behind the Hurricane Katrina disaster with some eye-opening revelations. Features Shearer, actor John Goodman, voices of Brad Pitt & Jennifer Coolidge, and the various engineers and concerned people exposing the truth (incl. a South African) .
www.thebiguneasy.com
WAR OF THE FLEA
Cape Town Premiere
Since South Africa's cross-over from Apartheid to democracy in the early-90s, an alarming phenomenon has been sweeping the country's farmlands. With over 3000 white farmers murdered up until this point, some see it as a systematic racial genocide, others an exageration, and many write it off as a symptom of crime. Finally a documentary has been made to look at this troubling issue.

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THE NATURE OF EXISTENCE
South African Premiere
The director of Trekkies travels the globe tapping into the world's various philosophies, religions and belief systems. This search for enlightenment is often handled in an uplifting and humorous manner as it presents some challenging ideas via some extraordinary people, incl. Orson Scott Card, Richard Dawkins, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Ann Druyan, Irvin Kershner, Brother Jed Smock, King Arthur Pendragon, Leonard Sussknd, Julia Sweeney and other scholars, experts and ordinary people.
DIRTY PICTURES
South African Premiere
Alexander 'Sasha' Shulgin is the scientist behind more than 200 psychedelic compounds including MDMA, more commonly known as Esctasy. Considered to be one of the the greatest chemists of the twentieth century, Sasha's vast array of discoveries have had a profound impact in the field of psychedelic research. 'Dirty Pictures' delves into the lifework of Dr. Shulgin and scientists alike, explores their world; their findings & motivations, their ideas, and their beliefs as to how research in this particular field can aid in unlocking the complexities of the mind.
THE MURDER OF MARY MAGDALENE:
Genocide Of The Holy Bloodline

South African Premiere
Was Mary Magdalene murdered? Did the Catholic Church conspire to eradicate the Holy Bloodline? This unique film journeys to places never before researched in connection with this story, uncovering a tale so mysterious, so at odds with the accepted norm, that we are forced to question everything we previously held to be true. Dig deeper into the mystery popularized by The Da Vinci Code.
FATBELLY: CHOPPER UNCHOPPED
South African Premiere
In 2000 the story of notorious Australian Mark "Chopper" Read's life hit the screen starring Eric Bana. But in this documentary you get the full perspective from the man himself.
"I've done 23 years 9 months in Gaol. I've done 10 1/2 years in H Division. I've been stabbed 13 times. I've been hit on the head with iron bars and claw hammers, shot once, I've been run over. I've survived 60 serves of shock treatment in 6 months. They certified me 3 times. I've been bloody well bashed and belted from one end of the street to the other. I've had everything done to me. It's a bloody dog's life, a shit life, a terrible life. I wouldn't recommend it to anybody."
THE WAR ON KIDS
South African Premiere
Completed a year before Waiting For Superman, The War On Kids looks at how the system sets out to make the youth docile, obedient and powerless, through zero tolerance, excessive and invasive security measures, abuse of prescription drugs, and an education system modeled after the penal system. As the largest democracy in the world, with its inherent educational problems, what can South Africa learn from this?

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THE CONSPIRACY TO RULE THE WORLD
South African Premiere
With compelling interviews and analysis of evidence *& lack thereof), cover-ups and unanswered questions are revealed in the 9/11 attacks, a sinister group known as Common Purpose, and whether the moon landings were fake.
While it is easy to shoot these down as conspiracy theory babble, if the authorities fail to deliver believable explanations, should we merely accept that? W here there's smoke...
ZEITGEIST REFUTED
Every story has more than one side.
Here thoughts opposing those in the first chapter of
ZEITGEIST THE MOVIE
is taken on with counter arguments from a Christian perspective.
As always, we believe in putting it out there and leave it up to the viewer to decide.
A HOLE IN THE HEAD
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EGYPT: Insights Into A Revolution

South African Premiere
Trepanation is the ancient process of boring a hole in the skull. This fascinating award-winning documentary looks at modern trepanation around the globe and the higher level of consciousness experienced by those undergoing this radical process. Pioneered by the ancient Egyptians and others, a documentary short companion piece linked to trepanation's country of origin is included, looking at its recent events with Egypt: Insights Into A Revolution, from the perspective of musicians, civilians & media members.
2012 - AN AWAKENING
South African Premiere
With the mysterious 2012 prophecy around the corner, this film goes deeper than the vague predictions of ancient prophets, and explores how the earth is in the middle of a transformation set to change the way we live our lives forever.
Featuring leading authors in the genre incl. Patrick Geryl, Adrian Gilbert, David Icke, Gregg Braden, Peter Taylor and others.
Aaron Russo's MAD AS HELL
This pre-9/11
spoken word show of the late Aaron Russo focuses on his view that the American government's grip is tightening on its citizens' freedom and heading towards a totalitarian state. Between the late '60s and '80s Russo ran a club, managed Bette Midler, and produced movies like Trading Places and The Rose, his outspoken political views leading to this and other productions.



TOPICAL & CHALLENGING BOOKS
featuring at the 2011
DARING DOCCIES FILM FESTIVAL
(incl. audience give-aways)

why africa is poor

courtesy
Penguin Books SA
cannibal's pot

courtesy
www.ilanamercer.com



black banners

courtesy
Penguin Books SA





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FRIDAY
25 NOVEMBER

SATURDAY
26
NOVEMBER

SUNDAY
27 NOVEMBER
MONDAY
28 NOVEMBER
TUESDAY
29 NOVEMBER
WEDNESDAY
30 NOVEMBER
THURSDAY
1 DECEMBER

1:45pm


ZEITGEIST:
Refuted
CONSPIRACY
TO RULE
THE WORLD

4:00pm


FATBELLY:
Chopper
Unchopped

A HOLE IN
THE HEAD +
EGYPT: Insights

CONSPIRACY
TO RULE
THE WORLD
DIRTY
PICTURES
A HOLE IN
THE HEAD +
EGYPT: Insights
THE WAR
ON KIDS

6:15pm


2012:
An Awakening
DIRTY
PICTURES
THE MURDER
OF MARY
MAGDALENE
2012:
An Awakening
NATURE OF
EXISTENCE
FATBELLY:
Chopper
Unchopped
THE MURDER
OF MARY
MAGDALENE

8:30pm


THE BIG UNEASY
WAR OF
THE FLEA
NATURE OF
EXISTENCE
MAD AS HELL
THE WAR
ON KIDS
THE BIG UNEASY
WAR OF
THE FLEA

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Check out the Sound On Screen Film Festival at
www.flamedrop.com/sos



[ for info to submit productions for the 2012 Daring Doccies Film Festival, click here ]

Alternative Alliance





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29 July - 5 August 2010

Screening a range of exciting, thought-provoking and daring documentary feature films
tackling pertinent subjects affecting all our lives

@ THE LABIA THEATRE
68 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa


The movies chosen for this inaugural documentary event includes a selection of
incredible, award-winning and acclaimed motion pictures, dealing with a host of issues
from Mugabe & Zimbabwe, Chavez & Venezuela, and social issues, to the dark side of Norwegian Black Metal,
rebellious tattoo artists, animal rights, the world's oil addiction, America's spiraling debt, money, religion,
and the greedy people who dictate our lives from behind the curtain.

Most of the 8 documentaries selected make their South African and Cape Town theatrical debut.


MUGABE AND THE WHITE AFRICAN

Cape Town Premiere
& first South African Theatrical Run


I.O.U.S.A.
UNTIL THE LIGHT
TAKES US
ZEITGEIST
THE MOVIE
ZEITGEIST
ADDENDUM
VICKTORY TO
THE UNDERDOG
GASHOLE
THE THREAT
(LA MINACCIA)

South African
Premiere

South African
Premiere

South African
Premiere

South African
Premiere




Access the full movie info, screening times and trailers at the links above


MUGABE AND THE WHITE AFRICAN

[ screened daily from 29 JUL - 5 AUG ]

South African Theatrical Premiere

Michael Campbell is one of the few hundred white farmers left in Zimbabwe since President Robert Mugabe began his violent 'Land Reform' program in 2000.
Since then the country has descended into chaos.

In 2008 Mike took the unprecedented step of challenging President Robert Mugabe in an International Court; accusing Robert Mugabe and his government of racial discrimination and violations of basic human rights. What follows is an intimate, moving and often terrifying account of one man and his family’s extraordinary courage in the face of overwhelming injustice and brutality.

Set against the tumultuous 2008 Presidential elections Mugabe and the White African follows Mike and son-in-law Ben Freeth's harrowing attempt to save their farm and with it the homes and livelihoods of 500 black workers and their families. Filmed over 12 months, a gripping courtroom drama unfolds whilst all the time Mike, his family and the farm workers face the all too real threats of Mugabe's wrath on the farm. After months of frightening threats and a horrific attack the Court’s judges finally rule on Mike’s case.
What will Mugabe's reaction be towards them for daring to bring the case?

Much of this film was shot covertly. To have been caught filming would have meant imprisonment.

Please Note: Confirmation is pending on a special guest speaker attending the opening screening, and possibly further shows

"Surely one of the best documentaries of the year”
- Time Out

"Compelling, nerve shattering, tremendously moving cinema” - Empire

"Excellent, moving anti-racist documentary. One of the most powerful documentaries ever seen" - Daily Mail

AWARDS:

Winner: Best Feature Documentary,
British Independent Film Awards 2009

Winner: Grand Jury Prize,
Silverdocs Film Festival, USA 2009

Winner: Special Jury Award,
Hamptons Film Festival, USA 2009

click here for the trailer gallery





VICKTORY TO THE UNDERDOG

[ FRI 30 JUL 6:15pm / WED 4 AUG 8:30pm ]

South African Theatrical Premiere

Award-winning tattoo artist Brandon Bond and his colleagues took it upon themselves to rescue & rehab some of the over
70 pit bulls used in the illegal dog fighting ring facilitated by football legend Michael Vick.
The loyal, loving Pit Bull breed has been stigmatized as evil due to its use in illegal practices like dogfights
- but dogs merely reflect their handlers...

A heart-wrenching and courageous documentary (directed by Bond himself) standing up for all underdogs, from abused animals, alternative people like those with tattoos, parolees and others marginalized by society.


The movie also examines the life of Brandon Bond and his struggle with balancing fame, fortune and the Rock-N-Roll tattoo lifestyle with a more fulfilling life that focuses on the betterment of both animals and society as a whole.

Featuring celebrities like Debbie and Danny Trejo, Michael Berryman, Pixie Acia and Donal Logue, the movie takes you on an incredible journey you will never forget!


click here for the trailer gallery








ZEITGEIST - THE MOVIE

[ SAT 31 JUL 4pm ]

The mind-blowing documentary ZEITGEIST is the most viewed motion picture on the internet. The award-winning movie takes a staggering look at the lies sold to the world via media, politicians and those standing to benefit.

From religion and the 9/11 attacks, to the Bush family and the world bank, this is not just a conspiracy theorist's dream come true, but a shocking exposition on how the world's population is being manipulated.

Just like you needn't believe everything you see on TV, it is up to you to absorb the information in ZEITGEIST and process it as you choose - but, even if you have a pre-conceived idea on what you'll encounter with this documentary, the revelations from structural architects and firemen on the high probability that the World Trade Centre and adjacent buildings we're brought down by controlled detonations is enough to turn your blood cold!


click here for the trailer gallery



GAS HOLE

[ SAT 31 JUL 6:15pm / TUES 3 AUG 6:15pm / THUR 5 AUG 8:30pm ]

South African Theatrical Premiere

"GasHole" is a new documentary film about the history
of Oil prices and the future of alternative fuels.

The film, narrated by Peter Gallagher, features interviews with a wide range of viewpoints from US Department of Energy Officials, Congressional leaders both Democrat and Republican, Alternative Fuel Producers, Alternative Fuel Consumers (such as actor Joshua Jackson), Professors of Economics and Psychology and more...

Directed by Jeremy Wagener & Scott D. Roberts, the film takes a wide, yet detailed examination of our dependence on foreign supplies of Oil.

What are the causes that led from America turning from a leading exporter of oil to the world's largest importer? What are the economic and sociological forces that have contributed to that change and impede its solution?

The film examines many different potential solutions to our oil dependence. Starting with claims of buried technology that dramatically improves gas mileage, to navigating bureaucratic governmental roadblocks, to evaluating different alternative fuels that are technologically available now, to questioning the American Consumer's reluctance to embrace alternatives.

This is not just an American crisis, but a global one.
If you buy gas, you should see this movie!

“Infuriating.....Hard Hitting......"
- Rob Nelson, Variety

"GASHOLE'S mix of history and classic muckraking pulls back the curtain on the hidden hand of the Oil Industry, exposing how it steals from our bank accounts, our economy, and our climate. If you buy gasoline, this is a must see film!"
- Judy Dugan, former LA Times Reporter and current Research Director of CONSUMERWATCHDOG/OILWATCHDOG.ORG

click here for the trailer gallery







I.O.U.S.A.

[ SAT 31 JUL 8:30pm / MON 2 AUG 6:15pm ]

South African Theatrical Premiere

"...may be to the U.S. economy what 'An Inconvenient Truth' was to the environment"
****Reuters

Wake up, America! We're on the brink of a financial meltdown. I.O.U.S.A. boldly examines the rapidly growing national debt and its consequences for the United States and its citizens. Burdened with an ever-expanding government and military, increased international competition, overextended entitlement programs, and debts to foreign countries that are becoming impossible to honor, America must mend its spendthrift ways or face an economic disaster of epic proportions.

Throughout history, the American government has found it nearly impossible to spend only what has been raised through taxes. Wielding candid interviews with both average American taxpayers and government officials, Sundance veteran Patrick Creadon (Wordplay) helps demystify the nation's financial practices and policies. The film follows former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker as he crisscrosses the country explaining America's unsustainable fiscal policies to its citizens.

With surgical precision, Creadon interweaves archival footage and economic data to paint a vivid and alarming profile of America's current economic situation. The ultimate power of I.O.U.S.A. is that the film moves beyond doomsday rhetoric to proffer potential financial scenarios and propose solutions about how we can recreate a fiscally sound nation for future generations.

Creadon uses candid interviews and his featured subjects include Warren Buffett, Alan Greenspan, Paul O'Neill, Robert Rubin, and Paul Volcker, along with the Peter G. Peterson Foundation's own David Walker and Bob Bixby of the Concord Coalition, a Foundation grantee.

Pointedly topical and consummately nonpartisan, I.O.U.S.A. drives home the message that the only time for America's financial future is now.

With America's super-power status, what affects them, affects the world and all of us.

click here for the trailer gallery







ZEITGEIST - ADDENDUM

[ SUN 1 AUG 4pm ]

'Zeitgeist, The Movie' and 'Zeitgeist: Addendum' were created to communicate highly important social understandings which most of the world's population are generally not aware of.
The first film focuses on suppressed historical & modern information about currently dominant social institutions, while also exploring what could be in store for humanity if the power structures at large continue their patterns of self-interest, corruption, and consolidation.

The second film, Zeitgeist: Addendum, attempts to locate the root causes of this pervasive social corruption, while offering a solution. This solution is not based on politics, morality, laws, or any other "establishment" notions of human affairs, but rather on a modern, non-superstitious based understanding of what we are and how we align with nature, to which we are a part. The work advocates a new social system which is updated to present day knowledge, highly influenced by the life long work of Jacque Fresco and The Venus Project.


click here for the trailer gallery



THE THREAT
(La Minaccia)


[ SUN 1 AUG 6:15pm / MON 2 AUG 8:30pm / WED 4 AUG 6:15pm ]

South African Theatrical Premiere

“Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution are the greatest threat since the time of the Soviet Union and communism” - Doctrine for Asymmetric War Against Venezuela, U.S. Army, 2006

This is the starting point for a journey across the country, which gave rise to the “red wave” in Latin America. Does Venezuela represent the dream of a new socialist society or is it just another distortion of populism and dictatorship?
A trip with President Chavez over the largest oil reserve in the world, situated beneath the Orinoco river, becomes the occasion in which to enter into the lives of Venezuelans, nine years after the beginning of the Bolivarian revolution. The government missions to fight illiteracy and hunger, the creation of a public health care system and the development of an economy based on cooperative work are some of the achievements which characterize the Chavez era.

On the other hand are the country’s 60 violent deaths a week and its collapsing hospitals, the closure of the most popular television channel, the old European immigrants in flight, the opposition black list and the ubiquitous government propaganda.

Venezuela en route to socialism: is this still possible in our post-ideological times?


Directed by Sylvia Luzi & Luca Bellino


click here for the trailer gallery




UNTIL THE LIGHT TAKES US

[ SUN 1 AUG 8:30pm / TUE 3 AUG 8:30pm / THUR 5 AUG 6:15pm ]

UNTIL THE LIGHT TAKES US tells the story of the controversial Black Metal music genre which was born in Norway and expanding across Europe (and the globe) during the 1990s, as a fiercely anti-Christian barrage with a sonic overload. With highly publicized media cases of murder, suicide and church burnings associated with many of the bands, this evolution of the Heavy Metal genre made society sit up and take note once again, but not necessarily for the right reasons.

This enthralling documentary investigates all aspects of this movement with some highly informative interviews with leaders and pioneers of the genre, accompanied by an explosive soundtrack.

The filmmakers moved to Norway and lived with the bands for several years to get to the root of it all.

Features Varg Vikerness, Gylve Nagell, Jan Axel Blomberg, Harmony Korine, Kjetil Haraldstad & others.
Music by Burzum, Darkthrone, Enslaved, Gogoroth, Mayhem, Ulver, Black Dice, Sunn O))), Boards Of Canada, Lesser.

Directed by Aaron Aites & Audrey Ewell
Age Restriction: 16


The movie made its South African big screen debut at the
Sound On Screen Music Film Festival


click here for the trailer gallery











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