‘Chile Imaginario’ by Claudio Diaz

Watch the trailer for a new film by Zagreb and Ottawa award winner Claudio Diaz at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fc4nNopowHE

‘Fraid my Spanish is not up to translating the film’s blogspot page, but you can read a review in English here.

The film’s official site here: http://chileimaginario.blogspot.co.uk

‘Reality 2.0’ trailer by Victor Orozco Ramirez

As featured in our Dok Leipzig review, here is the trailer for Victor’s film.

It was autumn when I arrived in Germany. I thought that in this exotic country I could distance myself a little bit from Mexico, but I was wrong. Drug traffickers managed to take me back in a ruthless way.
A short animated documentary about the drug-related violence in Mexico.

http://orozcovictor.com/film/reality-2-0/

‘Tiberians’ Dreams’ by DM stop

Another from the Vimeo doco-anim channel, specifically chosen as its subject centres on the life and work of being an animator. We do however disagree with the interviewees statement about Caroline Leaf!

‘Two young pencils document four Israeli animation icons. They confront them with questions, film and record every word, story or argument and by that try to comprehend the existence they once shared and the insights they still share (or are divided upon) about contemporary animation and creation in Israel.
This film was made in “Bezalel academy of art and design” in Jerusalem using stop-motion animation.’

https://vimeo.com/23697546

‘Money As Debt’ feature by Paul Grignon

A Canadian feature doc which explores recent financial developments and asks questions about the global banking system.

Watch on Youtube here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbdHar4hSsU&feature=player_embedded

There’s a review from Top Documentary Stream here.

There are two sequels and subsequent additional shorts on the film’s website here.

‘The Story of Stuff’ by Annie Leonard & Free Range Studios

As much an internet phenomenon as a short film, Annie Leonard and Free Range Studios have created a website which is the centre point for an online campaign which asks us to question our relationship to stuff, and consider where stuff comes from and goes to.

There are all sorts of resources on the website http://www.storyofstuff.org including several films, podcasts and downloads. The films have been used as educational tools and then criticised for politically manipulating children.

See what you think here.

‘Persepolis’ by Marjane Satrapi

Here at animated documentary.com we were debating if Persepolis is an animated documentary or not  …what are your thoughts?

Persepolis is the poignant story of a young girl in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. It is through the eyes of precocious and outspoken nine year old Marjane that we see a people’s hopes dashed as fundamentalists take power – forcing the veil on women and imprisoning thousands. Clever and fearless, she outsmarts the “social guardians” and discovers punk, ABBA and Iron Maiden. Yet when her uncle is senselessly executed and as bombs fall around Tehran in the Iran/Iraq war, the daily fear that permeates life in Iran is palpable.

Trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZ22VyjJ6n8

The Green Wave by Ali Samadi Ahadi

Green is the colour of hope. Green is the colour of Islam. And green was the symbol of recognition among the supporters of presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi, who became the symbolic figure of the Green Revolution. The presidential elections on June 12th, 2009 were supposed to bring about a change, but contrary to all expectations the ultra-conservative populist Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was confirmed in office. As clear as was the result, as loud and justified were the accusations of vote-rigging.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gs8X4Tv5zDo