Anita is the story of a young woman with Down syndrome who lives a happy, routine life in Buenos Aires, being meticulously cared for by her mother Dora. One tragic morning in 1994, everything changes when Anita is left alone, confused and helpless after the nearby Argentine Israelite Mutual Association is bombed (the deadliest bombing in Argentina?
Goat rancher Kaziah Hancock lives close to the earth and everyday experiences the meaning of life and death. On her ranch in a remote valley overlooking a mountainous landscape, she owns a hundred head of goats… and 50 of them are ready to give birth. But she’s known as an American hero for her extraordinary and gifted work as an artist. While many talk about supporting our troops, Kaziah actually does. She has found a way of salving the wounds of war and has painted over 800 portraits of our soldiers killed in action as a gift to their families. Born into a polygamist sect, Kaziah knows the meaning of freedom because she had to fight to gain hers. Armed with oils and brushes, the story of a complicated survivor unfolds as she brings new life to the world and adopts a nation of fallen soldiers
BURZYNSKI is the compelling story of a pioneering medical doctor and PhD biochemist who has discovered the genetic mechanism to cure most human cancers. This timely, eye-opening documentary takes the audience through the treacherous, yet victorious, 14-year journey that both Dr. Burzynski and his patients have had to endure in order to obtain FDA-approved clinical trials of Antineoplastons - resulting in the largest and most convoluted defeat against the Food and Drug Administration in American history. Directed by Eric Merola, BURZYNSKI details the heroic plight of the doctor who faced relentless governmental harassment in order to bring his life-saving treatment to the world. Various cancer survivors are presented in the film that chose Dr. Burzynskis treatment instead of surgery, chemotherapy or radiation - with full disclosure of their original medical records to support their full recovery from prior terminal cancer diagnoses.
More Americans have been lost to AIDS than in all the U.S. wars since 1900. Yet few know about the National AIDS Memorial Grove, a seven-acre sanctuary hidden in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park and a testament to lives lost at a time when the stigma of AIDS forced many to grieve in silence. THE GROVE shows how a community in crisis found healing and remembrance, and how the seeds of a few visionary environmentalists blossomed into something larger than they could have imagined.
When Francisco Redondo died in the custody of Spain's Civil Guard, police claimed he was shot while trying to escape; but everyone else says he was murdered. C.M. Hardt, Redondo's granddaughter, sets out to learn the truth in this 2007 documentary. More than 50 years after Redondo's death, Hardt finds that the people of El Valle are still unwilling to discuss the uprising against the Franco regime that resulted in Redondo's demise.
Zeitgeist: The Movie is a treatment on Mythology and Belief in society today presenting uncommon perspectives of common cultural issues. Chapter 1 presents historical data relating to the astronomical/astrological origins of the Judeo-Christian theology. Chapter 2 presents a alternative view of the events of Sept. 11th 2001. Chapter 3 presents a shotgun tour through the subjects of Central Banking, War Pretexts, Banking Panics, the Military Industrial Complex, Media Culture and ultimately the mental neurosis and deadly addiction known as Power.
Zeitgeist: Addendum features former "Economic Hit-Man" and New York Times bestselling author, John Perkins, along with The Venus Project, an organization for social redesign created by Industrial Designer Jacque Fresco. Broken into four chapters, the 1st explains "Fractional Reserve Banking" and how Debt and Bankruptcy are inevitable realities. The 2nd exposes various levels of international corruption via the financial/corporate system. The 3rd then considers solutions to current social woes and the 4th gives a philosophical view with the hope to inspire change in the viewer.
Zeitgeist: Moving Forward focuses on "Monetary-Market Economics" and its repercussions. Chapter 1 is treatment on "Human Nature", noting that our social traditions are out of line with what constitutes positive human development. Chapter 2 details the core flaws of our economic system and how it is destroying us and the planet. Chapter 3 begins a thought exercise where our modern scientific understanding is Considered as the starting point for human decision-making and Chapter 4 sets predictions of what is to come as society becomes more destabilized due to our outdated practices.
The Hunger Season tells the story of a young teacher and the children in his care, as they struggle to survive the worst drought in living memory in Swaziland, Southern Africa. The Hunger Season connects their fate to the Swazi government, to the UN agencies and Western governments, charting the players and decision makers who will determine the fate of a small nation.
Make Believe follows six teens who all share an extraordinary passion: the art of magic. Armed with great skill and a dazzling array of illusions, they embark from around the world to attend the World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas. There, they hope to be crowned Teen World Champion.
HAPPY takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy. Combining real life stories of people from around the world and powerful interviews with the leading scientists in happiness research, HAPPY explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion.
Speak is a documentary about the fear of public speaking and the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking. Funny, inspiring and utterly absorbing, Speak follows the trail of those brave souls who take on the fear of public speaking and live to tell the tale.
Watching his hometown and its surrounding areas being desecrated by BP's massive oil spill, director Barker White was compelled to uncover the truth. Traveling thousands of miles across the most severely impacted areas, he interviewed key experts, BP contractors, government officials, fisherman and many more. Ride along with this team of emerging filmmakers as they unveil a shocking tale of greed and corruption, which culminated into the largest man-made environmental disaster in America's history.
To Be Heard is the story of three teens from the South Bronx whose struggle to change their lives begins when they start to write poetry. As writing and reciting become vehicles for their expressions of love, friendship, frustration, and hope, we watch these three youngsters emerge as accomplished self-aware artists, who use their creativity to alter their circumstances. Named one of the best documentaries of the year by The New York Times.
When U.S. troops occupy his village, Rafael comes under pressure from a tough-as-nails officer (Chris Cooper) to help the Americans in their hunt for Filipino guerilla fighters. But Rafael’s brother (Ronnie Lazaro) is the head of the local guerillas, and considers anyone who cooperates with the Americans to be a traitor. Rafael quickly finds himself forced to make the impossible, potentially deadly decisions faced by ordinary civilians in an occupied country.
Vegucated is a feature-length documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. There’s Brian, the bacon-loving bachelor who eats out all the time, Ellen, the single mom who prefers comedy to cooking, and Tesla, the college student who avoids vegetables and bans beans. They have no idea that so much more than steak is at stake and that the fate of the world may fall on their plates. Lured with true tales of weight lost and health regained, they begin to uncover the hidden sides of animal agriculture and soon start to wonder whether solutions offered in films like Food, Inc. go far enough. Before long, they find themselves risking everything to expose an industry they supported just weeks before.
Welcome to real-life reality show of a dating tour to Odessa, Ukraine courtesy of Anastasia Dating Tours. Ten Western men have 10 days to find a partner for the rest of their lives. Social gatherings introduce the men to hundreds of skimpy dressed young and beautiful Ukrainian girls, not to mention a bikini contest. Now, the men have to choose the women to go on dates with, overcome the language barrier, cultural differences, age gap and filter out the scammers. Four couples are formed, but can they go the distance?
Happy You're Alive documents the tragedy of battle in the West Bank and the lasting effects of war on society as both forces play out in the lives of two men struggling after their encounters in combat. Their difficult return to everyday life after the terror of the battlefield is captured on film over a span of more than two years, exposing how each man deals with the haunting memories of war differently: one turning to music and one to therapy. Both stories show that the will and strength to survive can be found even in the face of the most unimaginable pain.
Family Portrait in Black and White follows a passionate Supermom, Olga Nenya, during three turbulent years that see her brood of 17 foster children grow into rambunctious teenagers. Olga is a loving mother but she is no Mother Teresa. Raised by the Soviet regime, she believes in communal responsibility over individual freedom and runs the family with a Stalinist determination. Olga does not see color or creed of her foster children of whom 16 are bi-racial, results of amorous relationships between local Ukrainian girls and African students. As a single mother, Olga fights tooth and nail to keep her family together and to give it strength and support with sometimes overbearing control.
Two ladies – mother and daughter – live together on the sunny Portuguese coast. They've always lived on first class. The daughter Anne Mette, 56, has never worked and grew up believing that money is something you just pick up at the bank. But what do you do when the bank account is suddenly empty? For three years the film follows mother and daughter in their numerous and often funny attempts to adapt to their new grim reality of unpaid bills. In the beginning, the daughter states “I'd rather die than work” but later she reluctantly tries to enter a job market she knows nothing about.
How does it feel to be addicted to love? To rush from zero to velcro at first sight? Through seven personal stories comes a tale of the longing for life's ultimate aphrodisiac: Love. This is a film about the all-consuming obsession to obtain and keep the love of others, the give and take between trust and neglect, dreams and delusions, pleasure and pain, sanity and insanity, and the inescapable fact that in the end we all just want to love and be loved in return.
Kids from Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy projects and orphans from Sierra Leone's brutal civil war have one thing in common: no one gives them a chance. Brownstones to Red Dirt, a feature-length documentary tells the story of how these “lost” groups find one another through a pen pal program that not only shapes their lives, but also shows them that even if they can't count on the world, they can count on each other. The pictures capture seemingly average students from Brooklyn and Sierra Leone whose inspirational growth shows that no child's future is predestined.
Holy Rollers follows the rise of arguably the largest and most well-funded blackjack team in America-made up entirely of churchgoing Christians. While they succeed in taking millions from casinos, how will they manage to find a place for faith and God in the arena of high stakes gambling?
Dozens of Utah DVD retailers attracted unwanted attention from Hollywood heavyweights when, in the name of conservative family values, they began sanitizing films of sex, nudity, profanity, and violence. Outraged over the unauthorized editing of their work, prominent filmmakers began to speak out, thrusting the two groups into an intense legal, theoretical, and moral battle that would last six years before coming to a shocking conclusion.
The 1950's was an idealistic time in American History, filled with hope, opportunity, and wonder. It was also, "The Atomic Age" where new technology promised to both save humanity as well as put it in jeopardy. All of these factors gave birth to one of the most prolific genres in film history, 1950's Science Fiction Cinema. More than just bug eyed monsters and little green men, 1950's Sci-fi Cinema provided science inspiration for millions of eager youths across the country. Then after 1957 and the launch of Sputnik, science fiction became science fact as an inspired population worked toward one of the greatest achievements of mankind, spaceflight. Monsters From The Id weaves the intersecting themes of over thirty classic films in order to tell the untold story of the Modern Scientist and his role in inspiring a nation. The film continues to explore the psychological and cultural impact of 1950's Sci-Fi cinema in America and asks, "where is science inspiration found today?"
Iranium powerfully reports on the many aspects of the threat of nuclear-armed current Iranian regime and highlights revolutionary efforts within Iran to topple the government. Narrated by Academy Award nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo, the film uses rarely seen footage and interviews with 25 politicians, Iranian dissidents, and leading experts on Middle East policy, terrorism, and nuclear proliferation.
Israel Inside' sidesteps the usual conversation of politics, conflict, and violence, and tells the story of the Israeli people - whose resilience has propelled Israel to the forefront of world innovation and progress. Hosted by former Harvard lecturer Dr. Tal Ben Shahar, the 55-minute film explores the core characters strengths called actualizers that enable Israelis to succeed against incredible odds.
The story of a small-town disc-jockey, a struggling inventor, and an animatronic rock band, that quickly becomes an eccentric portrait of childhood memories, broken dreams, and the resilience of the human spirit. After the closing of Showbiz PIzza Place in the early nineties, the Rock-afire Explosion fell out of the public's eye. Creator Aaron Fechter struggled to revitalize what was once a 300 employee, 20 million dollar per-year industry. Year later, one fan's loving homage to the band via clever YouTube videos recaptured an entire generation's imagination.
The Anatomy of Hate: A Dialogue for Hope reveals the shared narratives found in both individual and collective ideologies of hate and how we as a people can over come them. For six years, Mike Ramsdell worked with unprecedented access to groups holding some of the world's most venomous ideologies, those responsible for propagating some of the most violent conflicts of our time. Among these include American Neo-Nazis, the Westboro Baptist church and Muslim extremists. The film juxtaposes footage of these groups with interviews from leading sociological, psychological, and neurological experts, laying the groundwork for a much-needed dialogue about what it is to hate at such extreme levels. To this, Ramsdell adds stories of redemption told by former subscribers to these hateful ideologies resulting in a film that essays to reveal both the emotional and biological mechanisms that make us all susceptible to acts of hate--as well as how these very same mechanisms make us capable to overcome them.
Tom Naughton is a health writer, comedian and popular blogger. Through humor and logic, Tom reveals why much of what we've been taught about diet and nutrition is flat-out wrong. If you or someone you care about is suffering from obesity, diabetes or heart disease, this film may quite literally save a life. Discover the history of the low-fat movement, what our paleolithic ancestors ate and the science behind why we get fat and how to regain our health.
Farmageddon tells the story of family farms who were providing healthy foods to their communities and were forced to stop by agents of misguided government bureaucracies.
A strange-but-true journey into the spirit world. See trance dancers possessed by gods. Learn how spirit channels from the unseen world assist healers. Join in the midnight graveyard rituals as high priest bring down the spirits to activate ceremonial masks. A cinematic Inspiration with never before seen sequences that makes us question everything we know about the nature of reality, consciousness, and the very source of creativity and inspiration.
If good enough, how do young Africans come to the attention of Real Madrid or Manchester United? “Football Fables” lifts the lid off of the inner workings of Ghanaian football migration.The film unfolds through the eyes of Francis, a talented teenager on the brink of a dream transfer. His talent is undoubted, his desire immeasurable, but will that be enough to secure his future?
When his friend loses her breast to cancer at age 32, fashion photographer, David Jay deals with it the only way he knows how, by taking her picture. The implications are wider reaching than he ever imagined. "Baring it All" follows David Jay on an excursion from his life as fashion photographer into a world of young women scarred by breast cancer. Determined to restore their faith in life and their own beauty, Jay creates a photographic series of young survivors, aged 18 to 35. The portraits are beautiful yet challenging. The result is cathartic and empowering.
Donna Cerio’s Ballet Technique with a Broadway Flare showcases an innovative, fun approach to teaching classical ballet. Dancers learn to move with original Broadway tracks complete with singing and a full orchestra! Cerio herself demonstrates each move, step by step, from the basic to the more advanced. In this video, she crafts a fun and accessible way for everyone to learn and enjoy the myriad benefits of ballet technique.
You Don't Know Jack: The Jack Soo Story tells the fascinating story of a pioneering American entertainer Jack Soo, who became the first Asian American actor to be cast in as a lead in a regular television series Valentines Day (1963) and later starred in the popular comedy show Barney Miller (1975-78) The film features rare footage and interviews with Soo's co-stars and friends, including actors George Takei (The Green Berets),Berets), Nancy Kwan (Flower Drum Song) and Max Gail (Barney Miller), comedians Steve Landesberg, and producer Hal Kanter (Valentine's Day). The film also explores why Soo, a Japanese American who was interned during WWII, changed his name to avoid post-war racial discrimination and how he used his experiences to create his unique brand of comedy. Directed by Jeff Adachi (The Slanted Screen), You Don’t Know Jack reveals how Jack Soo helped lay the groundwork for today’s generation of Asian actors and comedians.
A Matter of Size is an Israeli comedy (yes, comedy!) like nothing you've seen before- a hilarious and heart-warming talbe about a coming out of a different kind: four overweight guys who learn to love themselves through the Japanese sport of sumo wrestling! Herzl (Itzik Cohen) has been struggling with his weight ever since he was young, and his overbearing mother made it no easier on him. When Herzl loses his job as a cook and starts washing dishes in a Japanese restaurant, he discovers the world of Sumo, where large people such as himself are honored and appreciated. Through the restaurant owner Kitano (Togo Igawa), a former Japanese Sumo coach, Herzl and his friends fall in love with a sport involving "two fatsos in diapers and girly hairdos."
"Inside Hana's Suitcase" is the poignant story of two young children who grew up in pre-WWII Czechoslovakia and the terrible events that they endured just because they happened to be born Jewish. Based on the internationally acclaimed book "Hana's Suitcase" which has been translated into 40 languages, the film is an effective blend of documentary and dramatic techniques. In addition to tracing the lives of George and Hana Brady in the 1930's and 40's, "Inside Hana's Suitcase" tells the present-day story of "The Small Wings," a group of Japanese children, and how their passionate and tenacious teacher, Fumiko Ishioka, helped them solve the mystery of Hana Brady, whose name was painted on an old battered suitcase that they received from Auschwitz. They seamlessly transport us through 70 years of history and back and forth across three continents, and relate to us a story of unspeakable sadness and also of shining hope. This is a Holocaust story unlike others. It provides a contemporary global perspective and lessons to be learned for a better future. Directed by award-winning filmmaker, Larry Weinstein, "Inside Hana's Suitcase" is a powerful journey full of mystery and memories brought to life through the first-hand perspectives of Fumiko, Hana's brother George, and of Hana herself.
Toyland is a never before seen look at a place where fun is born and competition is fierce: The $22 billion dollar toy business. Perform a song that sells a million copies and you are awarded a platinum record and the cover of Rolling Stone. Design a toy that sells 300 million copies and you are unknown... until now. Meet the people behind the biggest playthings in history including Ant Farm, Lite Brite, Inch Worm, Mouse Trap, Twister, Toss Across, Kerplunk, Radio Flyer wagons and more. Follow the ups and downs of game designer, Tim Walsh as he tries to take his own invention to market, with nerve racking pitches to Hasbro, Spin Master Toys and others along the way. Welcome to TOYLAND.
9500 Liberty documents the first and possibly only time in U.S. history that an Arizona-style immigration law was actually implemented — and the surprising grassroots position that led to its repeal. Racial tension and threats of violence erupt when Prince William County, Virginia adopts a law requiring the police to question people who appear to be undocumented immigrants. Despite fears of reprisal, a group of concerned citizens launches a “virtual resistance” using social media, setting up a final showdown with the law’s ferocious advocates.
Food Stamped is an informative and humorous documentary film following a couple as they attempt to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet on a food stamp budget. Through their adventures they consult with members of U.S. Congress, food justice organizations, nutrition experts, and people living on food stamps to take a deep look at Americas broken food system.
Overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe was at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. With doctors and conventional medicine unable to help, Joe traded in junk food and hit the road with a juicer and generator in tow, vowing only to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for 60 days. Across 3,000 miles Joe had one goal in mind: To get off his pills and achieve a balanced lifestyle.
Country schools took rough-hewn pioneers and multilingual immigrants and transformed them into a literate and patriotic new nation. Whether personally, or through a parent or grandparent, the country school as an American architectural icon, is as imprinted on our perception of the nation.
Full Signal talks to scientists around the world who are researching the health effects related to cellular technology; to veteran journalists who have called attention to the issue for decades; to activists who are fighting to regulate the placement of antennas; and to lawyers and law makers who represent the people wanting those antennas regulated. Filmed in Ten countries and Six US states, Full Signal examines the contradiction between health and finance, one of the many ironies of the fight to regulate antenna placement.
In Zimbabwe, where disabled babies are often killed at birth, Prudence not only survives but achieves social acceptance. In this Oscar winning film, follow the story of how Prudence and a band of people with disabilities triumph over seemingly insurmountable odds. ABOUT PRUDENCE AND THE BAND It was only a few years ago that Liyana was born – as a class project. Even with the challenge of working in teams, in barely an hour, Liyana had produced four great tunes. From the start they had a special knack for communicating musically through various subjects and musical styles, including gospel, reggae, and traditional Shona music. The band is fronted by Prudence Mabhena. Other members specialize in marimbas, African drums, shakers, keyboard, and piano. With lyrics in five different languages, Liyana’s ‘Afro-fusion’ music is reflective of our interconnected world, where many find that our connections are greater than our divisions. In 2006, LIYANA won the Crossroads Africa Inter-regional Music Festival in Mozambique and went on to tour Sweden, The Netherlands, and Belgium. They also went on an American tour in 2009. These days, as with most bands, the members move forward with their individual lives. Some of them are applying for university; Prudence travels the world; Vusani is now becoming an artist in South Africa. But occasionally they still perform together: they recently gave a concert in their hometown of Bulawayo on World Disability Day.
Nora's Will is a comedy like nothing you have ever seen before. It is a truly unique tale of lost faith and eternal love from one of Mexicos most talented new filmmakers, writer/director Mariana Chenillo. When his ex-wife Nora dies right before Passover, Jose (Fernando Lujan) is forced to stay with her body until she can be properly put to rest. He soon realizes he is part of Noras plan to bring her family back together for one last Passover feast, leading Jose to re-examine their relationship and rediscover their undying love for each other.
Nearing 100 years old, a national treasure, Bobby Staff whimsically exposes a rare and revealing insight into the romantic life of a butch lesbian born in 1913. Accompanied by her long time friend, Sweet Baby J'ai, Bobbie takes us on a trip down a very steamy memory lane, through photographs and vivid memories of many decades living her life as an out lesbian in New York City and Los Angeles.
Oliver Tuthills feature documentary is an imaginative, fearless attempt to help bridge the gap between myth and modern Indian life.
This remarkable film visits the most sacred sites and power places in Tibet that are most important to the Dalai Lamas. Join in a fascinating pilgrimage with Tibetologist and author Glenn H. Mullin and explore the caves where the early Buddhist masters meditated, enter the monasteries where the Dalai Lamas and others taught, and, at an altitude of over 16,000 feet, look down into the famous Oracle Lake of Lhamo Lhatso where every Dalai Lama has had prophetic visions.
For centuries, we have believed we were the only ones on Earth with a mind and a soul, but perhaps there are other such creatures. Jacques Cousteau tried. Pioneer dolphin researcher John Lilly said it could not be done. But in 1978, a ship of fools set out to swim in the open oceans with wild dolphins. Taking a cue from Aristotle who said, Dolphins care for man and enjoy his music, the filmmakers played an underwater piano and for three days interacted, astonishingly, with a school of wild dolphins.
Arguably one of the most talented and respected artists of his generation, Kenneth Rexroth was not only a venerated poet, but an essayist, literary critic, translator and painter. Perhaps most significantly, Rexroth was considered the instigator of The San Francisco Renaissance.
BEIJING TAXI is a feature-length documentary that vividly portrays the ancient capital of China undergoing a profound transformation. The intimate lives of three taxi drivers are seen through a humanistic lens as they navigate a quickly morphing city, confronting modern issues and changing values. The three protagonists radiate a warm sense of humanity despite the struggles that each faces in adapting to new realities of life in the modern city. With stunning imagery of Beijing and a contemporary score rich in atmosphere, BEIJING TAXI communicates a visceral sense of the common citizens' persistent attempts to grasp the elusive.
Audiences have fallen in love with this surprising, fun film. A distinctly American story told with heart and humor, Ready Set Bag is about regular folks who find fulfillment in their work, always challenging themselves to do better and who take care not to crush the eggs. We all shop at the grocery store and the checker or bagger is often then only personal contact we have. It is here at the end of the checkout aisle that Ready Set Bag chronicles the triumphs and challenges eight state champions experience on their road to the title of Best Bagger in America and their journey to be the best they can be.
Is it possible to stare directly into the sun and not eat food? Eat the Sun is a feature length documentary that focuses on a young man's journey into the little known world of sun gazing--an ancient practice of looking directly into the sun for long periods of time. Today, with the help of the Internet, this revived practice is gathering global momentum. Modern day sun gazers claim a multitude of health benefits including better eyesight, increased vitality, weight loss, and in more profound cases a total loss of the desire and need to eat food. Eat the sun is the story of one man's struggle to uncover the truth and ultimately, reveal the the power of the mind.
Experience a drug more powerful than LSD... Ayahuasca is a entheogentic or psychoactive vine-based plant brew that have been used for healing by shamans for thousands of years. It is widely known throughout South America for its healing and visionary properties that has, in recent years, caught the attention of the Western world. Ayahuasca is called a plant teacher because it can heal physical, psychological, and emotional blocks. This is done through vivid visions that take the patient to other realms and dimensions providing profound insights into human beings true nature and place in the cosmos.
From Oscar-nominated cult animator Bill Plympton, comes IDIOTS AND ANGELS, a hallucinatory dark comedy about one man's battle for his own soul. Angel is a selfish, abusive, morally bankrupt barfly. One day, he wakes up to discover a pair of wings sprouting from his back. Ridiculed by the regulars at his watering hole, Angel repeatedly tries to hack off his new appendages, which unfailingly grow back every time they're removed. Gradually, the appendages take control of Angel against his will, reversing every one of his attempted acts of cruelty into a gesture of kindness and inspiring him to stand up against the evil surgeon who's intent on stealing his wings to use them in a nefarious plot to achieve fame and fortune. Featuring music by Tom Waits, Pink Martini and Nicole Renaud
Intricate designs in crops turn up in farmer's fields overnight. Although they have appeared throughout the world for many years, no one knows where they come from or why they arrive. For fifteen years, Suzanne Taylor has been part of a lively community of visionary artists, scientists, philosophers, geometers, and farmers who are drawn to England by the circles every summer. This documentary tracks her interactions with these "croppies" as they go circle-chasing, indulge in circle-analysis, and share why they are so fascinated by the phenomenon. REVIEWS:
In 1949, a young entrepreneur named Sam Wurtzel opened a small TV shop in Richmond, VA. Over the next four decades, Sam and his son Alan grew the family business into the nations largest name-brand specialty electronics retailer. In early 2009, after 60 years in business, the company spiraled into oblivion, destroying life-long careers and dreams of secure futures. How and why did it happen? A Tale of Two Cities: The Circuit City Story is dedicated to the hundreds of thousands of associates who built Circuit City into a retail powerhouse, only to watch it descend into bankruptcy and liquidation. The documentary tells a tale of two Cities, one that went from good to great, and another that went from great to gone
Do you know what partially hydrogenated oil is? What does zero grams of trans fat per serving really mean? Do you know what is in the food you eat on a daily basis? Registered nurse and filmmaker, David Burton knows. What you think you know about your diet and the food you eat is completely wrong…DEAD wrong! Ride along on this culinary roller coaster as David sets the table with a cornucopia of leading researchers and the most respected scientists and health care professionals in the world. What you will discover is an alarming connection between what you put in your mouth and some of the most disgusting, unpalatable and life-threatening ailments known today
Director Chase Matthews offers this moving documentary about Justin Garrett, a completely deaf young man who agreed to undergo radical cochlear implant surgery that could possibly make him hear for the first time. Matthews follows Justin as he prepares for, submits to and recovers from the high-stakes surgery. Success will reverse Justin's condition, but failure will irrevocably destine him to a lifetime of total silence.
What happens when two indie filmmakers are given the chance to take the trip of a lifetime? Join Zack Coffman and Scott DiLalla from award-winning biker documentaries Choppertown, Brittown, and The Harbortown Bobber on a crazy six week trip as they show their films throughout Europe, meeting underground builders and throwing parties along the way. As they blast through each country they are met by local friends and fans who treat them like long lost family. Part travelogue, part video diary, and part biker mayhem, this once in a lifetime adventure is not to be missed!
In the calm, cold water of Mirror Lake, the starting gun for Ironman Lake Placid is ready to fire. Andrew 'Drew' Johnston floats, waiting to battle competitors from all over the world as they swim over, under, and around each other on a quest to qualify for the Ford Ironman World Championship. But for Drew, a different struggle weighs heavily on his mind and in his heart. In 2004, a recurring leg injury forced his withdrawal with 10 miles left in this race, something he never imagined possible. This injury led to a frightening diagnosis of Leukemia (CML). One year later, after the oral chemo Gleevac put his disease in remission, Drew began competing at an elite level again, and winning. But he had unfinished business, and his emotional return to Lake Placid serves as the backbone of this film. Throughout the grueling 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2 mile run, Drew retells his inspirational life story. From his introduction to cycling and early struggles with triathlon to his diagnosis and successful comeback at the famous Ford Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Drew's story is one of strength, determination, love, family and friendship. Surprisingly funny interviews with family and friends provide more than the usual glimpse into the world of an elite athlete. And with every stroke, pedal, and step Drew takes, you not only root for him, you cheer for what he believes in - a nothing is impossible attitude and a day-to-day appreciation of life. Andrew Johnston overcomes the odds to challenge himself and to inspire others to live life to its fullest. He proves that our only limitations are the ones we set for ourselves.
Who Does She Think She Is?, a riveting documentary by Academy Award-winning producer Pamela Tanner Boll (Born Into Brothels), features five bold women who navigate some of the most problematic intersections of our time: parenting and creativity, partnering and independence, economics and art. Through their lives Tanner Boll explores what it means to nurture children and family, and keep the creative fire burning within. The film considers an era when women were revered as cultural muses, and the modern era when most people are unable to name a handful of female artists. Tanner Boll s energetic camera documents actual work, giving us a feel for the creative process. In interviews with the artists, and in some cases, their families, Boll raises important questions about how art is valued in our culture. Can women follow their artistic instincts and still function as wives and mothers? Pamela Tanner Boll s articulate documentary answers that question with a qualified Yes. V.A. MUSETTO, The New York Post Includes interviews with experts. Riane Eisler (The Chalice and the Blade), The Guerrilla Girls, Maura Reilly (Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum) and Leonard Shlain (The Alphabet vs. The Goddess).
There are thousands of women in New York City taking care of other people's children. Everyday they arrive at households prepared to pick up where moms leave off. They're on the playground, at the park, in preschool lobbies with arms outstretched. They work long hours with no benefits to keep kids safe and parents happy. Although these women form the invisible backbone of New York City's economy, their stories are seldom told. Other People's Children is an intimate, eye-opening look at the lives of three immigrant women working as nannies in New York City. The challenges they face are as diverse as their stories. From communication mishaps to workplace injustice, missing their kids to immigration problems, each of them has a different perspective on the world of domestic work. But they share the same hope as millions of other immigrants in America - to provide a better future for themselves and their families.
Chinas Century of Humiliation explores the fundamental differences between the Western and Chinese cultures from early beginnings. Part one debates how Christianity and Confucianism were translated in political thought and social systems. Next, the film investigates why the industrial revolution did not take place in China, despite its many early inventions, but in Europe. The second part sheds light on the first economic and military encounters between the British and Chinese Empires through the eyes of Asian and Western historians. Trade deficits, war threats and reprisals have marked the 19th century as one of the bloodiest and most shameful in Chinese history. Today, these past lessons can serve as a powerful insight for what the future might bring for China and the rest of the world.
Step inside the energy capital of the world, to hear the hard truth about oil, straight from the Texas oilmen themselves. See decades of American presidents warning us about our nation's dependence on foreign oil. Witness the birth of the clean energy revolution and the 21st century "Wildcatters" who are leading the way. "Houston We Have a Problem" brings both sides together, seeking solutions, making it clear that we must embrace all forms of alternative energies in order to save the planet and ourselves.
More than Famous is the documentary/love story of Salvadorian/American boxer Carlos "Famoso" Hernandez as he fights for his American dream, two world titles and the spirit of an entire country. The film takes an intimate look at the life of the super featherweight boxer and picks up the story as the underdog Hernandez is preparing to fight WBC champion Floyd Mayweather for the title. The film explores Hernandez's return to boxing prominence at the age of 30, with the help of manager Robert Mittleman and legendary trainer Amilcar Brusa.
Reconstructing for the first time an important piece of African American history and placing it within the context of Civil Rights history, INSIDE BUFFALO, an award winning feature film, Best Documentary at Black International Cinema Berlin ,tells the story of the 92nd Buffalo Division, the all African American segregated combat unit that fought with outstanding heroism in Italy during the Second World War. They were called "Buffalo Soldiers," these men fought two wars at the same time, one against the Nazis, the other against racial discrimination. and those who survived found that their contributions went unnoticed upon their return to United Stated of America. Director Fred Kuwornu, an Italian filmmaker of African heritage, searches out little-known aspects of the story, including details of the friendships forged between African American soldiers and the Italian partisan fighters and villagers they liberated from fascist rule. It is a 2008 meeting with Spike Lee - who was shooting "Miracle at St. Anna" on location in Tuscany that inspired Kuwornu to start this very personal voyage of discovery culminating in the powerful documentary. The last living African-American soldier awarded the Medal of Honor in WWII, Vernon Baker, recounts vividly his war-time experiences and the heroism of his unit.
After the Storm is a feature-length documentary film that follows a group of New York Broadway actors who were inspired to help the youth of New Orleans. They stage a musical theater production of the Broadway play "Once on this Island" with local teenagers at the St. Marks Community Center located at the edge of the French Quarter. The film follows the crew and the kids from auditions through performances and also includes the story of each young actor's life in the wake of Katrina.' The story of the musical reflects very much so the life in New Orleans post Katrina.
A documentary featuring the successful treatment and follow-up of a group of volunteer veterans and their families diagnosed with complex PTSD, the film tracks the history of six combat veterans from the Vietnam, Gulf and Iraq War conflicts beginning with their exposure to an alternative to drug and talk therapy and over the course of two years after their treatments.
In a new take on the Shakespeare tragedy, Teenager Hamlet sharply explores how young people make art and make their morality in the city. One summer day, the painter Margaux Williamson leaves her studio, needing to know her world directly no longer through making paintings. Emerging into the streets of her own neighborhood, she discovers a mixture of slightly out-of-balance young people. Some seem like contemporary Hamlets, preoccupied with their own political impotence and social injustice. Others are like Ophelia, obsessed with their own and life
Hailed as the "most feel-good film" of the South by Southwest Film Festival, director Meghan Eckman's irreverently funny debut celebrates a brotherhood of eccentric attendants who man a unique parking lot in Charlottesville, Virginia. From grad students to middle-age slackers, indie-rock musicians to surly philosophers, these overeducated part-timers wax profoundly about car culture and capitalism, seek vengeance against entitled patrons and thieves, and make fun of drunken jerks. Over three years, Eckman filmed the comings and goings of the characters who man the attendant's booth at the lot, hearing their theories and observing their behavior. Former attendants may have moved on, though their time at the lot has clearly provided rites of passage and afforded them Zen-like perspective. The Parking Lot Movie is warmly playful, hilariously funny and disarmingly perceptive. Anyone with experience of working in the service industry while harboring dreams of bettering themselves will be able to relate. If the intersection between the status quo and the quest for freedom is their ultimate challenge, could a slab of asphalt be an emotional way station for The American Dream?
The film follows acclaimed mountaineer Ruedi Beglinger's life off the grid and his journey in the years following a devastating avalanche that killed seven people. Documenting the sublime beauty and ever-present risk of a life on the edge, the film ultimately explores the power of nature as both an unforgiving host and profound teacher.
When Namrata Singh Gujral lost two aunts to breast cancer, the young Indo-American actress realized that she might be at high risk. But in 2008 Gujral got the phone call that every woman dreads: You have breast cancer. Furious with the toll that cancer takes around the world, and terrified for herself and her nine year old daughter, Gujral decided to turn her harrowing journey into a positive outcome. She launched the film 1 a Minute while going through her third chemotherapy treatment, when a support group survivor remarked on how celebrities led charmed lives, while others got the hard road. Narrated by Kelly McGillis (Top Gun), "1 a Minute" is an unprecedented push by global celebrity women to help raise funds for a cure, promote awareness and prevention as well as support survivors of women's cancers. The film follows a woman's journey through cancer with a focus on breast cancer, the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women worldwide. At each stage of her journey, our stars, who are survivors or affected closely by cancer, jump in and recount their experiences. The film is a hybrid between narrative structure and documentary style with interweaves throughout the picture, with stories of "Hope, Courage and Survival"! The film stars Olivia Newton-John (Grease), Jaclyn Smith (Charlies Angels), Namrata Singh Gujral (Americanizing Shelley), Melissa Etheridge (An Inconvenient Truth), Diahann Carroll (Claudine), Lisa Ray (Water), Barbara Mori (Kites), Mumtaz (Hare Rama Hare Krishna), brothers Billy Baldwin (Backdraft) and Danny Baldwin (VAMPIRE$), Jasmine Cooper (whose mothers are survivors) and Priya Dutt, whose mother, the famous Bollywood star Nargis Dutt (Mother India), died of cancer. The doc also covers interviews with top Western Oncologists such as Dr. Dennis Slamon (Research led to Herceptin), top Eastern medicine practitioners such as Dr. Deepak Chopra as well as experts like Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker (WHO).
At the Edge of the World chronicles the controversial Sea Shepherd Antarctic Campaign against a Japanese whaling fleet. The international volunteer crew, under-trained and under-equipped, develop a combination of bizarre and brilliant tactics with which to stop the whalers. But first they must find the Japanese ships, a far more difficult challenge than ever imagined - long-time activist Paul Watson and first-time captain Alex Cornelissen employ an array of strategies in the hopes of finding an elusive adversary in the vast expanse of the Ross Sea. With one ship (the Farley Mowat) too slow to chase down the whaling fleet, with their second ship (the Robert Hunter) unsuited for Antarctic ice conditions and with no country supporting their efforts to enforce international law, the situation becomes increasingly desperate. Against all odds, however, a real-life pirate tale unfolds - a modern-day "David vs. Goliath" adventure.
Secrets of Young Millionaires is the film that exposes the secrets of todays youngest millionaires. It is quickly becoming a movement to promote the awakening of young people around the world. It is raising public awareness of the young entrepreneur communitys positive contributions to the quality of life today.
Renaissance Village is the untold story of the largest FEMA trailer park set up after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the Gulf Coast. In the wake of the storms, with more than 120,000 families left homeless, FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) built emergency group trailer sites throughout the Gulf Coast. Their largest site, Renaissance Village, lay in shadows of the rural city of Baker, Louisiana, 91 miles north of New Orleans. Eighteen months after the storms, with federal assistance set to expire, 1700 of the original 3000 evacuees still lived in Renaissance Village with nowhere to go. After one resident died and many others began to get sick, allegations of formaldehyde poisoning in the FEMA travel trailers spread through the park like wildfire and drew national attention. With mounting pressure from Congress and the media, FEMA began closing its parks, including Renaissance Village, though many of the residents had nowhere else to go. Poetic and un-romanticized, this film follows the personal struggle of five characters to reclaim their lives after nearly three years in the park.
Please Remove Your Shoes is a revealing documentary about broken government process. It is also an empathetic story about a half dozen public servants who try to fix it. And it is a familiar topic to all of us who have flown in the last fifteen years: the security routine at the airport, first the FAA and now the TSA. Please Remove Your Shoes examines the period before 911 and the current situation nine years later and asks the questions that make Washington squirm: Are we really any better for all our money spent? Or is it safe to say that nothing has changed?"
Filmmaker Sabina Vajraca documents her Bosnian Muslim family's return to their home of Banja Luka, Bosnia, to recover their stolen belongings many years after being forced to flee to the United States in this riveting film. In Bosnia, they witness the devastation of the city, visit war crimes sites, and confront the family that has been living in their former apartment -- with all their furnishings -- for a decade.
The Story of Mothers & Daughters is an epic story told in intimate detail. Over 50 women share the most pivotal moments of their lives in this documentary weave of mother/daughter experiences. In the diversity of age, race, and experience, the film reveals the universal threads of the bond that endures over a lifetime. This is a story from cradle to grave, about life and death, love and hate -- a story about the essence of what we all feel and what we all share. Produced and directed by an Emmy award winning and Academy Award nominated team, this film was originally aired on ABC and PBS.
Exceedingly likeable Junior College student, Calvin Marshall (Alex Frost) is chasing a lifelong dream to become a professional baseball player. Hes got the drive, determination, ambition, heart and dedication. One small problem. he hasn't got the athletic ability to make it happen. But, Calvin believes that if he doesn't give up, he will eventually succeed. As he pursues his dream, Calvin is thwarted by the sympathetic but misguided intentions of the college baseball coach (Steve Zahn) who refuses to cut the talent-challenged ballplayer from his team roster, even though he knows Calvin will never get to play in a single game. At the same time, Calvin is encouraged by his burgeoning romance with a new arrival on campus, Tori Jensen (Michelle Lombardo), a beautiful volleyball player who possesses all the exceptional athletic skills that Calvin somehow lacks. However, a little white lie on Calvins part could end his new relationship before its even really begun. Through it all, Calvin bounces back from each set-back, more determined than ever to see his dreams become a reality. Eventually, the truth catches up to Calvin and he has to come to terms with who he really is and what his future holds. By facing failure and overcoming disappointment, he is awakened to the reality that choosing a new and more fitting dream to follow is the most difficult, but ultimately most rewarding, part of the journey.
CHICAGO FILMMAKERS ON THE CHICAGO RIVER is a documentary feature that reveals the creative processes of Chicago moviemakers. Using the citys famous river as a location, filmmaker D. P. Carlson places the directors in a variety of boats and interviews them as they explore the river and share stories of how Chicago has influenced their careers. Andrew Davis, Michael Mann, Harold Ramis, John Landis, John McNaughton, Steven A. Jones, Stuart Gordon and Haskell Wexler are among the Hollywood directors who are interviewed. The Windy City's best independent filmmakers are also featured-Tom Palazzolo, Loretta Smith, Jerry Blumenthal, Gordon Quinn, Louis Antonelli, Katy Maguire, Ross Marks, Jim Sikora, Michael Dawson, Ayanna U'Dongo, Zeinabu Davis, Chris Ligon and Heather McAdams. Along the riverbank, local film critics Ray Pride, Dann Gire, Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert are interviewed as well as Chicago Film Office Director Rich Moskal and the Honorable Richard M. Daley, Mayor of Chicago. Camerawork by Greg Gricus and Ron Forsythe, edited with Mike Weber, Original music by Tom Krol.
From the directors of the award winning motorcycle movies Choppertown the Sinners and Brittown comes a new motorcycle fabrication adventure. Two years in the making, The Harbortown Bobber follows the ground up build of Scott DiLalla's 1969 bobber as various back yard masters put their hands on it creating a unique custom motorcycle, showing their techniques and telling their own personal stories along the way. Guaranteed to make you go out back and fire up the welder! "
The Sophisticated Misfit is a long-awaited must-have for fans of the artist Shag and Tiki culture alike. This documentary traces the artists roots growing up in Hawaii, his artistic journey in college, his early work designing album covers, to his modern-day role as an art-world phenom. In addition to exclusive footage of Shag painting in his home studio, the film features intimate interviews with the artist, his family, artistic influences, tiki-files, celebrity collectors and fans.
Shooting Beauty tells the inspirational story of an aspiring fashion photographer named Courtney Bent whose career takes an unexpected turn when she discovers a hidden world of beauty at a center for people living with significant disabilities. Shot over the span of a decade, this film puts you in Courtney's shoes as she overcomes her own unspoken prejudices and begins inventing cameras accessible to her new friends. Courtney's efforts snowball into an award-winning photography program called "Picture This"
"A Touch of Spice" is a story about a young Greek boy (Fanis) growing up in Istanbul, whose grandfather, a culinary philosopher and mentor,teaches him that both food and life require a little salt to give them flavor. they both require... A Touch of Spice. Fanis grows up to become an excellent cook and uses his cooking skills to spice up the lives of those around him. 35 years later he leaves Athens and travels back to his birthplace of Istanbul to reunite with his grandfather and his first love. he travels back only to realize that he forgot to put a little bit of spice in his own life.
When are you an artist? And when are you an artist with a disability? This is the central question in ARTS, a film about possibilities, disabilities and the arts. ARTS delves into a passionate world of painting, film, drama, writing, dance, music, and other creative mediums through interviews with internationally recognized luminaries, including Temple Grandin, Stephen Shore, Stephen Wiltshire, Donna Williams, Jerry and Mary Newport, Geri Jewell, Elaine Hall, and Taylor Cross, among other young and emerging artists with disabilities. ARTS show us how we can use the arts to improve social and life skills, language, cognition, physical and emotional well-being, and create potential career paths for those with special needs.
Upon completing his service in the Israel Defense Forces, Kobi Zucker comes to New York City and meets the girl of his dreams. Beautiful and intelligent, Leila is everything that Kobi has ever wanted -- but she's Palestinian. Despite their differences, Kobi and Leila fall in love, but can their love overcome the ancient hatreds and unhealed wounds dividing Israelis and Palestinians?
The Murrow, Polk, and IDA Award-winning documentary Boogie Man is about Lee Atwater, a blues-playing rogue whose rise from the South to Chairman of the GOP made him a political rock star. He mentored George W. Bush and Karl Rove while leading the Republican party to historic victories, helping make liberal a dirty word, and transforming the way America elects our Presidents. In interviews with Republicans and friends of Atwater, Boogie Man examines his role in America's shift to the right. To Democrats offended by the 1988 Willie Horton controversy, Atwater was a remorseless political assassin dubbed by one Congresswoman "the most evil man in America." The film examines his irreverent sense of humor, his understanding of the American heartland, and his unapologetic vision of politics as war. It ends with a portrait of a cynic's deathbed search for meaning.
From the creators of American Drug War the long awaited sequel -How Weed Won the West- now on DVD. With California and the rest of the country going bankrupt, one business is booming. How Weed Won the West is the story of the growing Medical Marijuana industry, focusing on Los Angeles with over 700 legal dispensaries doling out the buds. Following the story of Organica, a southland dispensary which was raided by state and federal agencies in August of 2009, the film shows that although much has changed with Obama in office, the drug war is nowhere near over. Kevin Booth, producer/director of American Drug War, picks up where the last film left off and continues his fight against the hypocrisy of the War on Drugs. Intended to inform and entertain, this fast paced and even sometimes funny film features Texas conspiracy guru Alex Jones, Ethan Nadelmann head of Drug Policy Alliance, and a host of amazing characters including a former LAPD narcotics officer who now thinks all drugs should be legal.
Widely praised as the most authentic film ever made about Jewish life within the Holocaust, this classic documentary uses the secret diaries of a single community to reveal the heroic struggle of 250,000 people trapped in the longest surviving Jewish community in Nazi Europe. Winner of the International Film Critics Award and short-listed for the Academy Award Best Documentary Oscar, the film brings us the words and faces of besieged families who love life but can only pray for a miracle to save them. Critics have marveled at how Lodz Ghetto loses the distance between viewers and victims, presenting with agonizing suspense a microcosm of the history of the Holocaust. A true drama told with intimacy and passion, Lodz Ghetto is a film about the human spirit, yearning to live, love and be free.
The horrifically efficient Nazi death camp, Belzec, was in operation for less than one year, but witnessed the murder of at least 600,000 Jews. Once the Soviet counterattacks began, the S.S. eliminated all traces of the camp, and the name Belzec faded from the collective conscience. Conceived of by Executive Producer Claude Lanzman as the last chapter to his epic Shoah, helmer Guillaume Moscovitz has created a chilling account that's as much about remembrance as it is about the past.
A POWERFUL NOISE takes you inside the lives of three extraordinary women who each overcome seemingly insurmountable odds to bring lasting solutions to their countries. Hanh is an HIV-positive widow from Vietnam. Nada, a peacemaking survivor of the war in Bosnia. And Madame Urbain, who crusades for girls' rights in Mali. Through their strength and ability to empower others, Hanh, Nada and Madame Urbain are igniting remarkable change. Fighting AIDS. Educating girls. Rebuilding communities.
The Third Jihad is an in-depth documentary film that exposes the war the media is not telling you about. It reveals the enemy that our government is too afraid to name. One person who is not afraid to speak is Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, a Muslim American and former physician to the US Congress. After the FBI releases a radical Islamist manifesto describing how to destroy America from within, Dr. Jasser decides to investigate. The Third Jihad is what he discovered.
Art From The Streets is an award winning documentary about an unique art program for the homeless. Run entirely by volunteers, this program provides art supplies and a space for homeless people to create art. During a weekend every November, the art is sold, and the proceeds go to the artist. This documentary tracks five of the artists over the course of a year. Viewers will visit homeless camps, learn the daily struggles of street life, hear the whys of homelessness, and witness the strengths of human character. Through their participation in this remarkable program, we see first hand how the lives of all involved are changed.
While bringing in cameras to interment camp was prohibited, one photographer smuggled in his own camera lens and built a camera to take photographs of life behind barbed wires. Thant man was photographer Toyo Miyatake. Through an artistic medium, Miyatake captured the devastating conditions during the World War, when Japanese Americans could not belong to Japan or America.
6 Step to a Successful Acting Career is just that. 6 chapters of information on how people can get started, wherever they live (Chapter 1), to the 'day to day' activities of a working actor (Chapter 5). From Feature Films and Television to Broadway, TV Commercials & Voice-Over work. This docu-style film interviews established industry professionals such as the Talent Agent, the Manager, the Casting Director, the Director, the Acting Teacher & the Photographer. They tell viewers what their jobs are and how they function in relation to the actor. We also interview several working actors about how they have created their own careers and manage them on a day to day basis. These actors are currently working in Film, TV, & Theatre and have credits such as: 'Doubt' from Miramax Films to Diseny's 'The Lion King' on Broadway. These Actors share their experiences such as their first steps taken, to how they trained to be professional actors, to what life is like on a daily basis of earning a living in the business. . Chapter 1 - In the Beginning Chapter 2 - Types of Work: Film TV, Theatre & Commercials Chapter 3 - Skills - Acting Technique & 'The Business of Showbusiness' Chapter 4 - Marketing - Selling yourself to the Industry, and Who's Who? Chapter 5 - Day to Day - Auditioning, Booking the Job and Managing your Life! Chapter 6 - Climbing the Ladder & Do it yourself... There is a special Chapter for Kids and Parents on the special aspects of the childing acting such as work permits and the 'Kid/Parent' team! There is also a Companion website to this video where people can find Local Acting Schools, Agents, Casting Directors and other companies & organizations. Target Audience: Kids & parents to young adults or anyone interested in a career in the Acting Business. Major markets like LA, New York and chicago are discussed as main Acting Business hubs and elementary school, high schools as well as, church & local community theatre as great first steps to take.
Leave your busy, stressful world for a moment to discover the ancient and powerful Jesus Prayer. Known by generations of eastern Christians, this mystical prayer has been in use since the Apostles, but remains largely unknown in the west. For the first time on film, desert hermits, monks and nuns reveal the simple prayer, bringing us into their private cells, caves and sanctuaries in the Middle East, Mediterranean, Eastern Europe and Russia. Narrated by Dr. Norris J. Chumley and Rev. Dr. John McGuckin.
Buckle up and hold on to your wallet as we follow the wild ups and downs of the American stock market through the eyes of stunned Sirius XM investors. In the tradition of Michael Moore's documentary (Capitalism: A Love Story) "Stock Shock" reveals the down and dirty schemes behind the glitter of Wall Street. Sirius XM stock seemed poised to go through the roof. Then something went horribly wrong. Investors saw their stock drop to 5 cents/share in 2009. Was it bad management, a poor economy...or stock market manipulation? "Stock Shock" is a must see for anyone who has ever lost money in stocks...or fears they're about to. "Shocking and eye-opening!" says Jane Velez-Mitchell, Issues on CNN Headline News. "It's an awakening. "Stock Shock" deserves an Academy Award," says radio host Jim Puplava of the Financial Sense Newshour. Industry expert and shareholder activist Bud Burrell remarks: "I will give it 10 stars of 10. It is the best doc of this length I have ever seen. I think this will go into the defining literature of this space." This DVD will play Internationally.
Blast off on a journey of a lifetime as this high-flying documentary takes you aboard the space shuttle Discovery with Comm. Pam Melroy and crew and into orbit for a rendezvous with the International Space Station. Traveling to more than 220 miles above the Earth's surface, the seven-member Discovery team carries out its 2007 mission and stills find time for some zero-gravity fun before returning to Earth at a top speed of mach 25.
As Maya Angelou narrates this powerful documentary, she reveals the story of a brave group of people who fought Hitler with the only weapons they had: charcoal, pencil stubs, shreds of paper and memories etched in their minds. These artists took their fate into their own hands to make a compelling statement about the human spirit, enduring against unimaginable odds.
Current NY Times Best Selling author Ian Halperin presents, His Highness Hollywood, a rollicking, irreverent and controversial look behind the scenes of Hollywood. Posing undercover as a gay actor who is a member of the so called "Israeli Royal Family", Halperin infiltrates the world of head-shots, auditions, fame and ruin. He infiltrates the Church of Scientology who promise him a cure for his alleged homosexuality. And in the process of exposing the secrets of the world's most coveted trade, he meets up with numerous A-listers, including Brad Pitt, Jay Leno, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bill Paxton, Ron Jeremy and Sigourney Weaver, who are most eager to give him the inside track on what life is really like in Tinseltown.
Documentary filmmaker Ben Mittleman turns the camera on himself when confronted with the same open-heart surgery that derailed his father's life. A quest for truth, Dying to Live gives public exposure to his own fears about mortality. In the same year Mittleman's wife Valerie and mother Anne each struggle with their own life-threatening illnesses. And, it's these affairs of his heart that contain the soul of Dying to Live. A love letter to Valerie, Dying to Live reveals the raw realities of Mittleman's fight to survive and heal the women who love him. With a rare humor and spirit, an ordinary man struggles deeper into adulthood.
Studies consistently demonstrate that words are only a small piece of the communication puzzle. There is much more that happens at a subconscious level that impacts our ability to connect with others and be truly understood. In this exciting and humorous program you'll discover how people communicate subtle and obvious messages through nonverbal language. This humorous program examines virtually every aspect of conscious and subconscious communication including time, space, appearance, posture, gesture, voice, facial expression, eye contact, touch, silence, and even smell. You'll know how to tell if people are lying to you, and what their real intentions are. You'll also learn how to project yourself with greater confidence, and influence people with more precision than ever before. Bill Acheson is an expert trainer in the area of nonverbal communication and body language. Since 1985, Bill has taught communication skills at the University of Pittsburgh, and travels internationally as a keynote speaker and corporate trainer. His client list includes a long list of prestigious companies including Bank of America, American Express, 3M, and Tommy Hilfiger. Bill Acheson's style is what sets him apart. He is consistently described as high-energy, hilarious, and thought provoking, while delivering rock-solid content that people can start using immediately. After viewing this video, you'll see why Bill is among the most sought-after communication skills speakers in the world today.
Here's the problem: many people who call themselves leaders are only posing. They're wearing the label or accepting the title without putting their skin in the game. Assuming that you really do aspire to lead, Steve Farber approaches the act of leadership as you'd approach an extreme sport: learn to love the fear and exhilaration that naturally comes with the territory. And that takes a personal commitment and a significant, personal choice. Extreme Leadership is the dynamic interplay of fear and love ??
You negotiate constantly with almost everyone you meet, for time, for resources, for things you buy and sell. You negotiate with your spouse over which movie to see, and with your teenagers over car keys and curfews. You negotiate with lenders and suppliers, as well as with lawyers. And just because they're nice people doesn't mean they have your best interests at heart. In this content-loaded program, you'll learn how to protect yourself, and gain a fair advantage in any negotiation. Most people have a particular negotiating style, and when you recognize how they operate, you'll know how to counter their tactics, both obvious and subtle. Gain the edge in any negotiating situation when you're armed with these powerful and practical weapons. As an award-winning speaker and author, Orvel Ray Wilson has spent three decades traveling the world conducting seminars, workshops and keynote presentations. His first book, Guerrilla Selling, became a best-selling classic, and made his name as an innovator in sales and marketing. His clients include many industry leaders like IBM, Oracle, United Airlines, Marriott, and Microsoft. His work has been featured in INC magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and dozens of professional and trade journals. He holds the highest certification recognized worldwide by the speaking industry: the Certified Speaking Professional.
What does it mean to be Jewish? Three generations of the Rashevski family grapple with the question after the death of Rose, the secular matriarch who believed that the tango would make all troubles disappear. Charming and endearing, the characters confront issues of relationships, family, religion. love, romance, and interfaith marriage.
Before the 30th anniversary, Vancouver's Gay Pride Parade director examines relevance of Pride celebrations internationally. He travels to places where Pride is steeped in protest to experience the powerful oppression that still exists. Pride is more than a parade, it's a giant step on the road to equality.
Let thy Food be thy Medicine and thy Medicine be thy Food - Hippocrates. That is the message from the founding father of modern medicine echoed in the controversial new documentary film Food Matters from Producer-Directors James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch. With nutritionally-depleted foods, chemical additives and our tendency to rely upon pharmaceutical drugs to treat whats wrong with our malnourished bodies, its no wonder that modern society is getting sicker. Food Matters sets about uncovering the trillion dollar worldwide sickness industry and gives people some scientifically verifiable solutions for curing disease naturally. In what promises to be the most contentious idea put forward, the filmmakers have interviewed several world leaders in nutrition and natural healing who claim that not only are we harming our bodies with improper nutrition, but that the right kind of foods, supplements and detoxification can be used to treat chronic illnesses as fatal as terminally diagnosed cancer. The focus of the film is in helping us rethink the belief systems fed to us by our modern medical and health care establishments. The interviewees point out that not every problem requires costly, major medical attention and reveal many alternative therapies that can be more effective, more economical, less harmful and less invasive than conventional medical treatments.
Canada is one of only five countries in the world where same-sex marriage is legal. Still, some, if not most people, are uncomfortable with the idea of openly gay men raising children. Fatherhood Dreams takes the audience into the day-to-day lives of Scott, Steve, Randy and Drew, who are fathers through SURROGACY, CO-PARENTING and ADOPTION. Their private journey through fatherhood forces them to deal with much larger issues, including the legal aspects of surrogacy, the complexity of "open adoption", and the battles concerning the official recognition of multi-parent families.
After a natural disaster forces her husband (Roman Luknr) into crime to make ends meet, a beautiful young wife (Anna Geislerov) faces a thorny choice: stand by her man and endure a spartan existence, or take a chance on a wealthy suitor (Josef Abrham) who promises her security, if not passion. Czech director Jan Hrebejk helms this richly layered, character-driven drama co-starring Jana Brejchova and Jir Schmitzer.
Shelter Dogs is a provocative and heartrending look at the complex issues surrounding animal sheltering through the tale of one shelter and its staff. This feature length documentary takes the viewer into the gray zone of the national animal welfare system where quality-of-life issues take center stage. At the heart of the documentary is Sue Sternberg, an animal welfare pioneer who has created Rondout Valley Kennels, a model animal shelter in Upstate New York. At Rondout Valley Kennels, dogs live in suites decorated with rugs and chairs. They listen to piped-in music and receive training. Each dog is carefully assessed and temperament tested. If a dog is mentally deteriorating in the shelter or shows aggression, Sue will euthanize the dog, believing that it is a more humane option than a lifetime in the shelter. As Sue agonizes over each animal, faces rising debt, and becomes increasingly worried, the audience is given a first-hand look at the difficult ethical choices shelter staff face every day. The result is an unprecedented view of animal sheltering in the United States.
39 Pounds of Love is the heartwarming story of Ami Ankilewitz, an American-born Israeli who at the age of 1 was diagnosed with a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy that renders him immobile, except for one finger, which he uses to work as a 3D animator. His doctor predicated he'd die before the age of six. Over thirty years have passed and Ami, weighing only 39 pounds, still survives and "loves life", he is considered one of the world's greatest medical miracles. The film follows a riveting cross-country journey that Ami took with friends across the USA to look for the doctor who thought he wouldn't survive.
Veritas is a feature-length film documenting the senior wrestling season of Jon Trenge as he strives to achieve his childhood dream of becoming a National Champion. After undergoing five eye surgeries, Jon ignores the advice of doctors and chooses to wrestle, risking permanent blindness.
Join Robby aboard the Discovery Express for a journey of learning and laughs. Kids aged 2-5 can't help but to join in Officer Oval's search for the villainous "Octagon", do calisthenics with Mrs. Cat, and more. This DVD is packed with educational content and belly aching gags. Robby prepares kids for academic success and supplements learning in a unique and fun-filled way.
Joe Redner owns one of the most famous nude clubs in the world, The Mons Venus. He has been called a pimp, patriot, intellectual, self-promoter, hypocrite, publicity hound, pig, exploiter, criminal, humanitarian, narcissist, hero and genius. Journey into the life and career of a self-made millionaire who had more balls, brains, and tenacity than the average human being...Joe fights for his rights, and wins!!
Generation RX examines a change in Western culture, looking at why children are treated routinely with potentially-dangerous psychiatric drugs. The film investigates collusion and corruption between Big Pharma and their supposed watchdogs, the FDA. True stories force us to question the motives behind medicating children, Are these reasons scientific or commercial - and how serious are the RISKS to our kids?
Imagine sixty kids staging a full-scale musical in just six days when the little red truck comes to town. It's magic and mayhem captured through the lend as the kids, under the direction of the two professional tour actor/directors who come with the touring truck, audition, rehearse, mess up, have the occasional meltdown, overcome personal obstacles, jump for joy, don costumes, and eventually grace the stage for a one-hour performance. But more than that, it's a laugh-out-loud and uplifting movie that's perfect for everyone.
Clint Curtis was an everyday computer programmer in Florida until he was asked by a powerful Republican legislator to create vote-rigging software for electronic voting machines. For the first time, Patty Sharaf's terrifying documentary, Murder, Spies & Voting Lies (the Clint Curtis story), recounts the full, remarkable tale. Join journalist/blogger Brad Friedman, as he investigates Curtis's hair-raising claims, uncovering a seamy side of American democracy that mainstream media fails to report. Also featuring: Gore Vidal, Bob Fitrakis, Cynthia McKinney, Harry Hursti, Mavis Georgalis and a host of others. Beautifully shot in Hi-Def.
This film by Patty Sharaf profiles Stanley Sheinbaum, "the most powerful man you've never heard of," according to the California Film institute. Told with the help of his friend, the journalist Robert Scheer, and narrated by Richard Dreyfuss, Citizen Stan recounts the life of a man who rose from humble New York beginnings to influence world politics as an activist and adviser. When, as the leader of Michigan State University's Vietnam Project, he discovered that he was unwittingly working for the CIA, he began a campaign to expose the clandestine operation. He also helped to save the life of Greek Prime Minister Andres Papandreou, to organize the defense of Daniel Ellsberg during the Pentagon Papers trial, and to persuade Yassir Arafat to deliver a speech to the United Nations denouncing terrorism and recognizing the state of Israel. His negotiating skills have put him in league with everyone from gang leaders to heads of state, and his story is nothing less than world history.
Reach for the Stars is the story of Christa McAuliffe, the first Teacher in Space on board the ill-fated Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986. Previously unseen footage and candid NASA interviews surround the events that brought a nation to tears and tore a family apart.
How can you create conversations that help others grow? How can you make every meeting a once-in-a-lifetime experience that inspires others? How can you be more present in all of your interactions? How can you be recognized as the best? These and many more questions are answered in this unforgettable, power packed program featuring one of North America's most extraordinary speakers, Mike Lipkin. As you become captivated by his South African accent, you'll discover key insights and practical strategies for improving your conversation effectiveness in both business and personal situations. You'll learn how to listen more intensely, communicate with charisma, add more value, and finish like a champion. Once you understand these principles, extraordinary conversations will be your new standard Mike Lipkin is an internationally known speaker, trainer, and consultant. As a Toronto-based author and conversation skills expert, Mike Lipkin has worked in forty-three countries with over a million people. His impressive list of clients includes top companies like Deloitte, IBM, Pfizer, & Starwood Hotels. In addition, he has authored numerous best-selling books. As a true economic nomad, Mike was born in the UK, raised in South Africa and immigrated to Toronto in 1987. As president of Environics/Lipkin, one of Canada's largest and most sophisticated research houses, Mike Lipkin continues to provide people with the motivation, insights and strategies for increasing their conversation effectiveness.
Joanne Lara MA, Speaker, educator and autism expert is the founder of Autism Movement Therapy and her successful Aut-erobics DVD, is the first movement & music instructional DVD of its kind to incorporate innovative interhemispheric and sensory integration strategies (neuro-plasticity) using movement and music. Designed to unlock and improve communication,cognitive & academic skills as well as increase social & behavioral awareness skills in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Come behind the scenes for a first time look at what it takes to be competitive in modern day SuperCross. Beyond the semis and the flashy new bikes to what drives the people that make the sport what it is today.
The magnificent, epic story of an Ethiopian boy who is airlifted from a Sudanese refugee camp to Israel in 1984 during Operation Moses. Shlomo is plagued by two big secrets: He is neither a Jew nor an orphan, just an African boy who survived and wants, somehow, to fulfill his Ethiopian mothers parting request that he go, live, and become. Buoyed by a profound and unfaltering motherly love, both in his memory and in the arms of his adoptive mother, he ultimately finds an identity and a happiness all his own.
Kids thrive on a sense of accomplishment. So do dogs! Acclaimed dog trainer Amy Robinson shows parents fun ways to get them together with games, re-directing techniques and confidence-building training skills.
Most salespeople and service professionals use the spray and pray approach. They conduct business in a predictable, methodical manner with every prospect or customer, treating them all pretty much the same. The fact is, everybody has a unique way in which they like to be treated, and Dr. Nate Booth shows you how to uncover what's most important to each individual you deal with. In this basic and profound program, you'll learn the importance of discovering what people want, and exactly how they want it. Not only does he apply it to sales and service, he also shows its tremendous value in relationships, both business and personal. In this day and age, where relationships are King, and customer service is Queen, nothing short of the royal treatment will do. Dr. Nate Booth received his D.D.S. degree from the University of Nebraska in 1971 and operated a private dental practice for nine years. He then earned a masters degree in counseling from the same school in 1983. For ten years, Nate worked closely with Anthony Robbins, gaining wisdom, insights, and practical knowledge. With a great passion for training, Nate entered the field of professional speaking. Since then, he has presented nearly 2000 seminars and workshops to audiences around the world. His impressive list of corporate clients includes American Express, INC Magazine, Oracle, Sanyo, Honeywell, NASA and dozens of others. In addition, he is the author of the books Tiger Traits, Thriving on Change, and The Diamond Touch.
Craig Detweiler and John Marks have known each other for twenty five years. When they roomed together as sophomores at Davidson College, they were devout Christians. It was Craig's first year in the faith, John's last. After college, they parted ways, and when they met again, years later, they never talked about what happened...until now... Their conversation starts as a bull session between pals and becomes a story about how people make friends, and how they lose them. how people change, how they grow, and how they deal with the big stuff: death, sex, the meaning of life, God. The conversation between Craig and John captures in all its intimacy and difficulty a one on one reckoning between two people who want to understand each other but won't compromise their beliefs. At a time when the country is ever more divided over questions of faith and doubt, welcome to a new way of talking...welcome to a new territory of the heart. Welcome to a Purple State of Mind.
There's probably lots you don't know about George Washington's home town, but that's okay, Miss Betty does. For over 15 years she has been Alexandria's most sought after tour guide. Join her now for this fascinating look at fiery-blooded patriots, rum-running sea captains, tobacco barons, spite houses, flounders, and the mysterious Female Stranger - a real ghost story! See the actual placed where history happened. Family-friendly animation and re-enactments bring it all to life in this first in a series of fun and informative journeys into America's formative years.
To Die in Jerusalem recounts the heart-wrenching story of two teenage girls - 17-year-old Israeli student Rachel Levy and her killer, 18-year-old Palestinian suicide bomber Ayat al-Akhras - who died together at Jerusalem market in 2002. The horrific incident ignited international outrage and set in motion one mother's journey to meet the mother of her daughter's killer. More than four years later, they finally meet in an emotionally charged encounter that underscores the deep roots of the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
In the world of evangelical Christianity, the very existence of a gay and Christian singing duo is a source of controversy. By breaking rules and stereotypes, Jason & deMarco hope to prove in Were All Angels that life can be lived beyond conventional rules and without boundaries. Were All Angels is an in-depth look into the lives of real-life lovers, Jason & deMarco - at their music and their lives, at home, in the studio, on stage and on the road. The film fearlessly tackles the struggles of growing up, coming out, falling in love and living and working together. Through their story, the documentary takes on hot-button issues such as religion and its relationship to sexuality and the fiery resistance of many evangelical Christians to the expression of homosexual love. The film has already been condemned by evangelical Christian groups and various Catholic organizations.
Hollywood, Modern Day - A self-proclaimed (somewhat justifiably) film legend bribes his son to document his death under the unquestioning assumption that it will be historically important. The Result...In Memory of My Father, a twisted celebration of a Hollywood family dealing with an inconvenient and frustrating day, regardless of the subtly distracting centerpiece which they can't seem to completely ignore...Dad's corpse. With the inappropriate wit of "Curb Your Enthusiasm, Writer/Director/Actor Christopher Jaymes steers us through Dad's wake, alongside his two brothers (Jeremy Sisto & Matt Keeslar) and Dad's fickle twenty-something girlfriend (Judy Greer). A festival favorite and winner of multiple awards including Best Picture at CineVegas & Santa Barbara FF, it boasts a top-notch ensemble cast and a superb soundtrack by indie veterans Belle & Sebastian.
In a futuristic scenario, a fictitious presidential candidate is proposing a complete withdrawal of all US troops from around the world. This triggers a journalistic investigation that spans across three continents in search of "What would happen?" should the US might and involvement be absent one day. Would the world be a better place, or worse without the US?
How do you cultivate customer relationships where your clients want to tell others all about you? What will make you and your wisdom irresistible? Discover the most important principles for building the kind of long-term customer relationships that lead to higher retention, and far more referrals. In this high-energy, high-content program, you'll learn the power of intent, the importance of your appearance, how to make people feel more valued, limiting words you should avoid and many other ideas for building stronger customer relationships. If your organization depends on repeat business, you must be committed to making your customer relationships a major focal point to continuously improve, and that's exactly what this seminar helps you do. Shawna Schuh is an expert in the area of customer relationships. Since 1983, she has been training and motivating professionals to connect with their customers and prospects through powerful people skills. Shawna Schuh has authored two books, several articles, and is a frequent guest in the media. As an actor, she has appeared in over 150 television and radio commercials, and seven feature films. Having earned the CSP designation from the National Speakers Association, Shawna Schuh is considered one of the top speakers in the world. You'll be thoroughly captivated as she shares real life examples gleaned from years of working with Fortune 100 clients. Learn to build customer relationships at a deeper level, and watch your business soar.
Delve into the world of the Black Greek Organizations. A hidden culture teaming with a dynamic sense of brotherhood & sisterhood. A history that can be traced back to Ancient times to find its origin in the Masonic order. The first installment of the documentary trilogy will take you behind the veil to a place dimly known. With interviews of Greek Organization members, including Shaquille O'Neil, Sherryl Underwood, and featuring the last interview of the late, great Johnnie Cochran-perhaps his most intimate ever! This compilation of historical facts and personal accounts enlightens the viewer as to the source of the pride that reigns throughout the Black Greek Organizations. And also teaches us in great detail about-from whence they come.
Positive attitude and happiness go hand in hand. They are the cornerstones of a fulfilling life and the foundation for creating peace of mind and balance. And when you mix a positive attitude with a burning desire, or intense purpose, you begin to tap into the essence of why you are here. Every one of us has a special purpose for living, yet many of us sell ourselves short, and literally miss our calling in life. No matter what you do, or what phase of your life you are in, you can create a more positive attitude, a clearer picture of your purpose, and an even greater sense of significance in everything that you do. Join award-winning speaker Chip Madera as he guides you through the critical elements that make up your essence. You'll discover some powers that may be laying dormant in you, plus you'll walk away with key insights for creating greater peace of mind and happiness. From his heart warming stories, to his comical down-to-earth style, you'll thoroughly enjoy this program from beginning to end. Chip Madera is an expert professional speaker and leadership development authority. Known as "The Leadership Lion," Chip Madera challenges people to venture beyond their wildest expectations by opening minds, stirring hearts and inspiring a more positive attitude. He works with organizations and associations all over the world, and speaks more than 100 times each year. His clients include prestigious companies such as The Mayo Clinic, Verizon, Disney, AT&T, and Gatorade. Chip Madera discovered his ultimate purpose after being diagnosed with cancer in 1995. Chip Madera clearly states that his purpose in life is to encourage and inspire others to seek, discover and explore their ultimate potential, and that's exactly what this program accomplishes. Discover America's best kept secret in this truly inspirational, and thought-provoking positive attitude seminar.
With captivating interviews of mercenaries, journalists, security contractors, and academics and explosive footage from Iraq, Sierra Leone, South Africa, US and UK. Shadow Company reveals an insiders view of a war quite unlike anything on the filtered evening news.
In 1824, during the twilight of Native American dominion, two Ioway leaders meet with William Clark (of Lewis & Clark) to sign a treaty. White Cloud sees cooperation as survival, while Great Walker regrets the loss of their homeland. The incident leads both men to different tragic destinies. Lost Nation: The Ioway guides viewers on a dramatic and unforgettable journey into America's Native past and present.
The Rape of Europa tells the epic story of the systematic theft, deliberate destruction and miraculous survival of Europes art treasures during the Third Reich and the Second World War. In a journey through seven countries, the film takes the audience into the violent whirlwind of fanaticism, greed, and warfare that threatened to wipe out the artistic heritage of Europe. For twelve long years, the Nazis looted and destroyed art on a scale unprecedented in history. But young art professionals as well as ordinary heroes, from truck drivers to department store clerks, fought back with an extraordinary effort to safeguard, rescue and return the millions of lost, hidden and stolen treasures. The Rape of Europa begins and ends with the story of artist Gustav Klimts famed Gold Portrait, stolen from Viennese Jews in 1938 and now the most expensive painting ever sold. Today, more than sixty years later, the legacy of this tragic history continues to play out as families of looted collectors recover major works of art, conservators repair battle damage, and nations fight over the fate of ill-gotten spoils of war. Joan Allen narrates this breathtaking chronicle about the battle over the very survival of centuries of western culture.
If you knew you could achieve anything, what would you pursue? How would you transform your health, relationships and financial goals? In order to realize amazing outcomes in our lives, we need to focus on removing the limitations that are holding us back, consciously and subconsciously. We also need to remove the illusion of "I'm too busy, I don't have enough time", which has become a mantra in our society today. In this thought provoking seminar you'll gain insights and strategies for making major positive changes in all of the most important areas of your life. You'll discover methods for removing negative beliefs and old stories that could be limiting your results, and you'll learn how to live in greater alignment with your own beliefs. Plus, in part three, you'll walk away with key ideas for transforming your mind, body and spirit in minutes a day. David Essel is an author, media personality, master coach, and sought-after speaker. His mission is to inspire people to reach their full potential in every area of life. Having received a Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences from Syracuse University and a Master's Degree in Fitness Management from the United States Sports Academy, David understands optimum performance, both physically and mentally. Having authored 4 books so far, David's most recent work is entitled Slow Down: The Fastest Way to Get Everything You Want, published by Hay House. David delivers seminars and lectures on a regular basis to corporate clients, such as Nestle, Boeing, and Discover Card, as well as non-profit organizations like the March of Dimes and Unity Church.
PAUL SOLDNER: Playing with Fire, explores the life and art of Paul Soldner; a revolutionary ceramic artist who transformed a three thousand year old craft into a new expression of modern art. While earning an MFA at the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles during the mid-1950s, Paul Soldner challenged the established aesthetic in ceramics--much like the New York painters, such as Jackson Pollock did with Abstract Expressionism. It was during this Otis Movement that ceramic art graduated from functional craft to fine art. At the forefront of this revolutionary period was Paul Soldner, pushing the boundaries of both clay and kiln. Today, at 84 and after decades of teaching his skills to younger generations, Paul remains on the cutting edge of modern ceramic sculpture. He pushes no one harder than himself, understanding that the only limitation is one: his own imagination. His unique persona, gentle and wise yet playfully unconventional, clearly challenges the norm and inspires more than just ceramic artists, but whomever encounters this eccentric sage.
Three award-winning DVDs on one disc: (1) Baby's Stroll Through Nature - Set to classical and original music, the beauty and wonder of the natural world unfold in this live-action music video for the youngest viewers. (2) Wheel Time Express - This lively journey of music and motion, reveals the close-up world of wheels. From old time locomotives to potter's wheels, toddlers find the colorful, spinning action both soothing and stimulating. (3) Cellos, Bassoons Musical Toons - Combining fantasy with real-life musical instruments, the Piccadilly Street Players create an atmosphere of fun, excitement and woner that will instill a life-long love and enjoyment of music.
Today, everyone is concerned with Global warming. Businesses in Portland, Oregon are doing something about it. Discover how fourteen business leaders are dealing with the most important challenge facing mankind today by applying the four scientific principles of The Natural Step.
A motorcycle documentary featuring Meatball from the Hell On Wheels bike shop in Anaheim, California. As a master mechanic, vintage Brit bike connoisseur and dirt-track racer, Meatball splits his time between family, his shop and his rock band Smiling Face Down. Brittown joins Meatball for several months as he heads to races, plays gigs and uses all his skill to turn an old 650 Triumph Bonneville motor into a 130 mph road-ready screamer
Featuring interviews with screenwriting luminaries James L. Brooks, Nora Ephron, Carrie Fisher, and Gary Ross. DREAMS ON SPEC follows three aspiring Hollywood writers as they pour their hearts into their spec(ulative) scrips, pitch their ideas to anyone who will listen, go to meetings, hold table reads, and work at low-level day-jobs - all in the hopes of one day seeing one of their beloved creations made into a movie. This documentary offers a funny and compelling look at inspiration, creativity,and solitude in Hollywood.
Journey to the roof of Africa as hikers battle thin air. Here, even the strongest can fall victim to deadly effects of altitude sickness. Compelling must-see for anyone planning to hike Kilimanjaro or anyone who needs reminding that one person can make differences in the life of others.
If you enjoyed Jack Canfield in The Secret, you'll thoroughly enjoy this full length seminar on peak performance. Based on Jack Canfield's best selling book "The Success Principles", this powerful seminar is loaded with life-changing ideas. Jack will show you how to build your self-esteem, take responsibility for everything that happens, clarify your vision, gain greater balance, find your purpose, and discover the secret to a more fulfilling life. You'll hear several true stories about peak performance that will touch your heart and shift your consciousness to an even more positive place. As Jack Canfield demonstrates throughout this seminar, success leaves clues. The fastest way to achieve your goals is to follow a proven blueprint, and that's exactly what he gives you. After experiencing this peak performance training program, you'll have practical tools for creating greater success in any area of your life. Discover your greatness and take your life to the next level with this exceptional seminar on video, facilitated by one of the best success speakers in North America, Jack Canfield. As the originator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, Jack Canfield has been the driving force behind the development and delivery of over 100 million books sold. He is an award winning speaker and peak performance coach who has been training and inspiring people for more than 30 years. With his role as one of the experts in the hit movie The Secret, Jack Canfield continues to be a major player in the self-help arena. He has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows, including Oprah and Larry King Live. In addition, he holds the Guinness Book World Record for having seven books simultaneously on the New York Times Bestseller List - beating out Stephen King. With his down-to-earth and humble style, you will quickly connect with Jack Canfield, as he guides you to your next level.
The War on Drugs has become the longest and most costly war in American history, the question has become, how much more can the country endure? Inspired by the death of four family members from "legal drugs" Texas filmmaker Kevin Booth sets out to discover why the Drug War has become such a big failure. Three and a half years in the making the film follows gang members, former DEA agents, CIA officers, narcotics officers, judges, politicians, prisoners and celebrities. Most notably the film befriends Freeway Ricky Ross, the man accused for starting the Crack epidemic, who after being arrested discovered that his cocaine source had been working for the CIA. American Drug War shows how money, power and greed have corrupted not just dope fiends but an entire government. Most importantly, it shows what can be done about it. This is not some 'pro-drug' stoner film, but a collection of expert testimonials from the ground troops on the front lines of the drug war, the ones who are fighting it and the ones who are living it.
On a sweltering day in August 2001, a stranger appeared in a crime-ridden Florida neighborhood known as Cracktown. Armed only with big ideas and determination, artist/urban designer/developer Michael E. Arth saved this slum from a date with the wrecking ball. Reborn as The Garden District, it is now a living laboratory demonstrating Michaels New Pedestrianism, an ecological and pedestrian-friendly vision for new towns and neighborhoods. Take a trip into the wild frontier of real estate in this inspiring and educational documentary that answers the questions, What can one person do about the worlds problems?
The fast-paced team building and leadership training program is filled with advice on how to become an extraordinary person in business, and in life. Using real world examples, dozens of interesting slides, and powerful true stories, Robert Stevenson delivers a high-energy leadership training program that can help anyone to achieve higher levels of excellence. He covers a broad spectrum of ideas, including team building, leadership training, management training, team skills, accountability, dealing with stress, handling change, how to criticize, the power of laughter, how to exceed expectations, balance, and much more. Whether you are just starting out in business, or a seasoned professional, this leadership training video seminar will remind you of all the things you need to do when you are committed to soaring above and beyond excellence. Robert Stevenson is a highly sought-after professional speaker who has delivered more than 2000 leadership training programs and team building seminars around the world. In addition to being a former All-American athlete and graduate of Georgia Tech, Robert has been a successful entrepreneur, business leader, and sales professional, maintaining hundreds of accounts in over 20 countries. Today, Robert travels around the world, sharing powerful ideas for achieving excellence, both personally and professionally. His client list reads like the Who's Who in business. Companies like Prudential, FedEx, Radio Shack, HBO, American Express, Time Warner and Citi Group have all invited Robert Stevenson to conduct his powerful team building and leadership training programs. Now you can bring these powerful team building and leadership training ideas right to your staff in a cost-effective and easy to use format.
The most authentic version of Herman Melville's classic best seller ever produced. Old Vic trained actor Jack Aranson gives life to Melvile's Shakespearean dialogue. Its a high lofty prose with many layers of meaning similar to the Bible.
In this moving portrait of a vanishing way of life, a heartland family struggles to hold onto a small dairy farm. With extraordinary candor and heartbreaking intimacy, this poignant documentary brings to light the true story of an American family: their hopes and dreams, their triumphs over tragedy, the modern conflicts that divide them and the love that binds them together. REVIEWS: "Passionate!" -Syracuse New Times "Personal and poignant!" -Wisconsin State Journal "Thrills its audience! A distinctly American story about everyday people and their struggle to preserve the things they cherish". -Pulse Magazine
In this content-rich sales training, leadership training, and marketing skills program, highly acclaimed motivational business speaker Brian Tracy shows how to apply battle-proven methods to achieve victory in the world of business. He draws on powerful success strategies and sales skills used by famous military and business leaders throughout history. Sharing idea after idea, Brian Tracy covers a variety of sales skills and "thinking tools" that can help you to overcome adversity, live with greater focus, sell yourself more effectively, market your products & services with greater efficiency, perpetually learn sales skills, and more. This powerful sales, marketing and leadership training program will bring you innovative ideas in a cost-effective, easy to use video format. You'll walk away with a practical blueprint for high achievement that can be immediately applied to your business and personal life. Brian Tracy is one of the world's most respected sales training and leadership training experts. Speaking on personal and professional performance, he has traveled and worked in more than eighty countries, and speaks four languages. Brian Tracy is a New York Times bestselling author, having written more than thirty-five books on sales training, leadership training, and personal performance. He has appeared on countless television and radio shows, and is featured regularly in major publications across the country, and overseas. He has also conducted high-level consulting assignments with several billion-dollar-plus corporations in strategic planning and organizational development. Brian Tracy is married, with four children, and is headquartered in Solana Beach, California.
This powerful documentary attempts to set the record straight and to examine some of the big issues related to this war. Did the U.S. really act unilaterally, motivated by greed and politics, in an unnecessary war? Or is it a just and necessary war - part of a larger war - against the unrelenting forces of radical Islam? Was Saddam Hussein's regime bent on developing and proliferating Weapons of Mass Destruction? Or had he destroyed them all after the first Gulf War? Did the Iraqi government have ongoing relations with Osama bin Laden's terrorist organization, al Qaeda, among others, or is this a pretext dreamed up in Crawford Texas to justify going to war? The West is engaged, whether it likes it or not, in a clash of civilizations, in a war it never sought. It is unlike any war in our history.
Transforming Energy is a documentary about the hope of Alternative Energy as a solution to the problems of Global Warming and the end of cheap oil and gas. It takes us into the lives, the passion, the commitment and the hard work of the people who are on the ground now, working to create a new energy paradigm. From political activist Matt Baker of Environment Colorado to Dan Shugar, president of the largest solar panel company in the world - to the student engineers racing their own designed solar cars - to a family living off the grid in rural Iowa. These stories take on an added significance as the film also goes to Alaska to document the experiences of Native Alaskans who must evacuate their village near the Bering Sea because of the effects of Global Warming. The film features interviews with Hunter Lovins, William McDonough, Jeremy Rifkin and James Howard Kuntsler who provide inventive new ideas in the debate about the possible solutions to the challenges we now face.
Like gravity, the Law of Attraction is at work in your life everyday. Once you become aware of the laws of attraction, and their possibilities, you can direct and amplify these hidden powers to get the results you want. In this captivating seminar on video, speaking legend Jack Canfield defines critical steps and thought processes that can take your life to a whole new level. You'll learn the three major components of the law of attraction for attracting excellent health, abundance, and great relationships. Plus, you'll hear powerful stories, including some from Chicken Soup for the Soul, that will expand your vision and touch your heart. You'll walk away from this Law of Attraction program with a clear sense that virtually anything is possible when you are in alignment with what you want and ready to receive it. Discover the ultimate seminar for getting everything you have always dreamed of, and activate the Law of Attraction in your life today! As the originator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, Jack Canfield has been the driving force behind the development and delivery of over 100 million books sold. He is an award winning speaker on the law of attraction who has been coaching and inspiring people for more than 30 years. With his role as one of the experts in the hit movie The Secret, Jack Canfield continues to be a major player in the self-help arena. He has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows, including Oprah and Larry King Live. In addition, he holds the Guinness Book World Record for having seven books simultaneously on the New York Times Bestseller List - beating out Stephen King. With his down-to-earth and humble style, you will quickly connect with Jack Canfield, as he guides you to your next level.
The film tells the true story of the tuberculosis epidemic in America in the 1900s and globally today through the lives of those who became sick and died---but also of patients who survived, against great odds. More than scientific facts and figures, ON THE LAKE touches that rare emotional cord of what life was like for millions of people infected with TB, while providing a glimpse into human nature when faced with a large-scale epidemic. ON THE LAKE shines new light on a major period in American history that has been forgotten--and a disease that many today think of as "dead," but in fact is the number two infectious killer around the world, after HIV/AIDS.
Sam was preparing for his Bar Mitzvah when Hitler invaded Poland, drastically changing the course of his life. From the eyes of a young boy, Sam takes us through six heart-wrenching years of his life during the Holocaust.
This entertaining sales and customer service training video is loaded with time-proven sales skills and practical ideas for increasing customer satisfaction. Sales training and customer service training are two of the most important areas for any business to focus on. Being extraordinary is no longer optional, it is a "must" in order to make it in today's competitive world. This unique program was developed when a typical taxi ride from the airport to a hotel turns out to be everything but ordinary. Award-winning speaker and sales training expert Joel Weldon crosses paths with an amazing man who redefines what it means to sell and deliver superior customer service. Buckle your seat belt and get ready for a fascinating journey, as Joel Weldon helps you relive the adventures of Willie, and the amazing difference that anyone can make, when they have passion for their work, and pride in everything they do. Blending real life stories, inspiration, unique humor, and sales skills, Joel Weldon reveals a higher standard for selling and serving in today's competitive marketplace. As one of the most highly respected sales training and customer service training speakers in North America for more than 30 years, Joel Weldon has been an "Idea Consultant" to many of the world's leading organizations. He's been inducted into the National Speakers Hall of Fame, and has received the highest honor in his profession, the Golden Gavel, for his profound impact on corporate America. Joel Weldon is passionate, enthusiastic, insightful, and humorous, as he shares important sales skills and customer service ideas that can really make a difference.
It started one Christmas when Tim McCloone volunteered to feed the homeless: "It was so quiet. So depressing." Something was missing. Music. In 1993, McCloone formed the answer: Holiday Express. Each year from Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve, nearly 400 New Jersey musicians and volunteers band together to spread Christmas cheer. Their venues are soup kitchens and nursing homes. Their audience is the poor--poor in health, wallet, and spirit. "If Christmas were on wheels," said one fan, "it would be Holiday Express." Weeks after the tragedy of 9/11, Holiday Express launches its most ambitious season: 50 shows in 30 days. To pull it off, they'll have to place 3,000 phone calls, pack 11,000 gift bags, inflate 4,500 balloons, make 2,000 ornaments, travel 5,000 miles, give 5,000 hugs--and sing 1,800 songs. Along the way, a Grinch-like setback: losing their warehouse. On the road, a walk-on--by a guitarist named Springsteen. And in the end, a revelation: the true meaning of Christmas.
Presentation skills training is critical for anyone who sells face to face. Every day, salespeople with superior products and services lose business to their competitors because the sales presentation skills of their competitors are superior. Many salespeople have a fear of speaking to groups, often because they don't have the presentation skills training and public speaking skills they need to deliver their message in an effective and entertaining manner. Discover how you can gain an unfair advantage, as veteran speaker and speech coach Patricia Fripp gives you dozens of ideas for taking your sales presentation skills to the next level. You'll learn how to open, how to close, how to build credibility, how to use stories, how to handle adverse questions, how to be remembered, and several other valuable public speaking techniques that work. After viewing this presentation skills training program, you'll be more prepared, more persuasive, and more powerful in front of any size audience. Patricia Fripp has been a professional speaker for more than 30 years. She was the first female to become president of the 4,000 member National Speakers Association, and is recipient of the highly coveted speaking industry Hall of Fame Award. Meetings and Conventions magazine named her "One of the 10 most electrifying speakers in North America". Patricia Fripp conducts presentation skills training programs and keynote speeches for Fortune 500 companies, national associations, and private corporations. In addition, she teaches executive speaking skills to corporate leaders. Not bad, for a young woman who became a hairstylist at 15, and arrived in the US at age twenty with little money and no contacts.
Effective goal setting is one of the most important habits you can develop. Goal setting is the core skill for achieving success in your relationships, your health, and your profession. So why is it that many of us never get around to doing it? In this fast-paced, entertaining session, motivational speaker Warren Greshes presents a proven system that takes the guesswork out of goal setting. He will show you how to set your goals correctly, and then actually lead you through the process of creating your five-year goal setting plan. If you know you need to get clear about your future, but haven't yet clarified your vision, this program will give you the tools and motivation you need to get started now. Warren Greshes started as a salesman in New York City's Garment District, and quickly became a National Sales Manager at the age of twenty-four. By twenty-seven, he was running the entire company. In 1984, Warren moved on to become head of Sales & Marketing for a New York City consulting firm, and in two years tripled the company's sales. In 1986, Warren Greshes began offering his services as a motivational speaker and trainer. Since then has traveled the world, delivering goal setting speeches and sales training seminars to corporations and associations both large and small. Having been inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame, Warren Greshes is one of the most talented seminar leaders and motivational speakers in the world on the subject of goal setting.
Synergy Video Series is proud to introduce Melange. This "perfect" workout blends the conditioning components of ballet, Pilates with the stretches of yoga and classical dance. Sue West is a master teacher of classical ballet, a certified Pilates instructor and a lifetime student of yoga. She has used her creative spirit and award winning experience to create this wonderful new workout. Fitness critics and students have praised Sue's approach to fitness. She has received tremendous reviews and testimonials from all over the world. The Seasons of Fitness is a perfect format for the introduction of this new workout, as the seasons of the year illustrate the seasons of our life and our fitness needs. The new workout is filmed in the inspirational beauty of Canyon Lands, Utah. the entrance to Yellowstone National Park in Cody, Wyoming. Bozeman, Montana and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin, Texas.
Effective teamwork, adaptability, and courage are all critical to the success of any professional in today's business climate. A shortcoming in any one of the three areas could cause failure, and possibly even extinction! In the animal world, coyotes have not only survived, they have thrived in the face of an all-out war to exterminate them - because they've learned adaptability techniques, teamwork skills, and they exhibit amazing courage. In this high-energy session, award-winning speaker Joel Weldon shows you how to thrive by understanding the positive attributes of the coyote. With adaptability, effective teamwork, and courage being the main themes, you'll learn several techniques and tools for turning average performance into excellence, no matter what your career or profession is. As one of the most highly respected speakers in North America for more than 30 years, Joel Weldon has been teaching effective teamwork, adaptability, and courage to many of the world's leading organizations. In addition, he has conducted sales training and customer service training programs that have impacted tens of thousands of people around the world. Joel Weldon has been inducted into the National Speakers Hall of Fame, and has received the highest honor in his profession, the Golden Gavel, for his profound impact on corporate America. Joel is passionate, enthusiastic, insightful, and humorous, as he shares timeless truths that can really make a difference.
Prospecting skills and telephone sales skills are critical to the success of many sales professionals. Those who's principle activity is appointment setting or selling a product or service via the phone can greatly benefit from learning new prospecting strategies, and telephone sales skills. Prospecting is a critical activity that typically leads to more sales, yet most salespeople dislike it. In this fast-paced, entertaining session, Warren Greshes presents a proven system that takes the guesswork out of prospecting skills and telemarketing. He will show you how to stay consistently motivated, overcome call reluctance, develop a powerful script for setting appointments, keep track of your activity, lower sales resistance, handle the most common objections with ease, and actually enjoy the entire process. If you know you need to do more prospecting, but can't get yourself motivated on a consistent basis, this program will give you the telephone sales skills and inspiration you need. Warren Greshes started as a salesman in New York City's Garment District, and quickly became a National Sales Manager at the age of twenty-four. By twenty-seven, he was running the entire company. In 1984 Warren moved on to become head of Sales & Marketing for a New York City consulting firm and in two years tripled the company's sales. In 1986, Warren started his own company, and since then has traveled the world delivering prospecting skills, telephone sales skills, and goal setting techniques to corporations and associations both large and small. Having been inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame, Warren Greshes is one of America's most talented sales trainers and motivators.
The war in Iraq has been showcased as both an example of American decisiveness and the catastrophic result of failed leadership. But beyond the debate, what is the reality of life on the ground? In December of 2003 traveler Mike Shiley felt compelled to find out for himself. Shiley, who is not a professionally trained journalist or filmmaker, managed to strike a deal with a local ABC-TV station to bring back stories about the troops in Iraq. Armed with a digital video camera and a home-made press pass, Mike Shiley chronicled a two month journey inside Iraq, interviewing American and Iraqi soldiers, talking to local citizens, and putting himself in situations of great personal risk. The footage from Shiley's excursions throughout the Sunni Triangle, the city of Baghdad, the northern Kurdish region and the Shiite-controlled south, put into deep personal context the stories we hear about in the news. Rather than push a political point of view, INSIDE IRAQ: THE UNTOLD STORIES lets Shiley's camera roll, catching a multitude of real-life moments that tell it like it is. Guided by his own narration and interspersed with cuts to the studio interview, we are shown Iraq as we've never seen it before, getting a raw look at what it's like to be a soldier and a civilian in Iraq today. No matter how you feel about the war, INSIDE IRAQ: THE UNTOLD STORIES is bound to leave you examining your own beliefs about the U.S. military, the Iraqi people, and our future in the middle east.
Self-esteem and self-confidence play a major role in any quest for a happier, more fulfilling life. In this content-filled training video, self-esteem expert Brian Tracy brings you dozens of important ideas for taking your self-esteem and self-confidence to the next level. Of all the keys to success, self-confidence and self-esteem are the two critical factors that impact all areas of life. They determine how much money you will earn, how happy you will be, the quality of your relationships, your ability to attract the things you want, and more. Your self-confidence and self-esteem are everything! The challenge is that most of us were programmed with messages that lower our self-confidence from a very young age, and this old programming interferes with our ability to conquer our most coveted dreams and goals. In this powerful session, you'll learn all of the most critical laws for literally reprogramming your mind and boosting your self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-concept to new levels. Brian Tracy is one of the world's most powerful and sought-after seminar leaders, speaking on personal performance, self-concept, sales, leadership, and business success. He has traveled and worked in more than eighty countries, and speaks four languages. Brian Tracy is a New York Times bestselling author, having written dozens of books that have been translated into more than twenty languages. He has appeared on countless television and radio shows, and is featured regularly in major publications across the country, and overseas. He has also conducted high-level consulting assignments with several billion-dollar-plus corporations in strategic planning and organization development. Brian Tracy is married, with four children, and is headquartered in Solana Beach, California.
Craig Wilson may well be the most important ambassador for the sport of boxing today. His achievements despite his age and medical condition are nothing short of phenomenal. He is a forty-five year old corporate attorney in Bangkok. He attended Yale University and Harvard Law School. Craig also happens to be an amateur boxer who routinely fights opponents half his age. Affectionately dubbed "farang ba", he does this despite having had his entire colon removed, having to wear an colostomy bag, and having defeated cancer. When asked why he allowed such an intimate exposure of himself Craig's response was classically selfless. "If watching Farang Ba (Crazy White Foreigner) inspires even one person to try something they think is currently beyond their grasp then it has all been worthwhile."
RITTENHOUSE SQUARE is Robert Downey's impressionistic, music-filled documentary about a small Philadelphia park--the spot where people go to meet friends, find romance, muse about life and enjoy the beauty of nature and people. Hailed by urban planning guru Jane Jacobs as the embodiment of everything a city park should be with a history that stretches back to the earliest Colonial days, Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square provides the setting for stories that are told through interviews with local residents, celebrities and eccentrics. People adore the Square and go to great lengths to wax poetic about the various unique, intangible qualities that make this public space so magical. An inspired soundtrack including the music of YO YO MA, Gershwin and Astor Piazzolla, orginial compositions from Chris Brubeck and live musical performances (opera,bluegrass,jazz, classical, and ethnic) punctuate the stories of people who have found sanctuary in the heart of a thriving city. Director Robert Downey has crafted a work that's humorous, exhilarating and moving. His interviews yield delightful results and make this tribute to urban spaces a tenderly mature masterpiece. What begins as a year in the life of an American park, soon becomes a reflection on the human condition and seasons of life which transcend this small urban oasis.
In this peak performance training video, you'll learn critical thinking skills that can help improve your results in several areas of life. Being exceptional means using thinking skills that go against the way many of us were programmed to think. We learned early on that failure, stress and obstacles are bad things, but that is not necessarily true. Top performers use stress and failure to propel themselves to their next level, so they approach setbacks with different thinking skills and a different mindset. Dr. Eliot has spent numerous hours working with top performers, studying their thinking skills, and figuring out what makes them great. In this interesting and story-filled program, he shares important principles from his findings that explain peak performance, and show you how to practice improved thinking skills. John Eliot, Ph.D., is a top speaker, author, and award-winning professor, specializing in thinking skills, business and psychology. He is on the faculty at Rice University, and is an adjunct professor at SMU Cox School of Business Leadership Center and the University of Houston. For nearly a decade, Dr. Eliot has been a consultant and trainer for business executives, professional athletes, and corporations, helping them tweak their business performance and personal productivity. His clients have included The Mayo Clinic, Adidas, NASA, the United States Olympic Committee, The Texas Medical Center, Little League Baseball, and hundreds of elite individual performers.
Choppertown: From The Vault is the essential companion to the award-winning documentary Choppertown: The Sinners. Built with incredible all new unseen footage from the original shoot with even more riding, wrenching, and brotherhood set to a new highway-pounding soundtrack.
Seeking escape from his stormy home life, well-to-do youngster Gonzalo (Matias Quer) befriends Pedro (Ariel Mateluna), a poor, bullied pupil who's attending his school on scholarship. The two grow close despite class hierarchy, but politics threaten to destroy their friendship. Set in 1973 Santiago amid political unrest, this tale centers on the friendship of two schoolboys from vastly different backgrounds.
Leadership training is critical to the success of any organization. Executives, managers, and business owners are constantly creating a culture in their organizations through the leadership skills and style they demonstrate. Leadership training should be a regular part of any company's training regimen, because managing and leading people is an art. It takes a specific set of skills to do it well, in order to gain cooperation and create a breakthrough, high-performance team. In this dynamic, content-loaded session, you'll discover specific leadership training strategies and techniques for being an extraordinary leader. You'll learn how to motivate and positively connect with your team, how to use a coach for outstanding results, the secrets of exceptional managers, managing different people differently, helping your people clarify their goals, and more. With a detailed fourteen page note guide included, this is a high-content leadership training program that will benefit everyone from the entry level manager to the chief executive officer. Don Hutson's careers in motivational speaking, sales and leadership training have brought him many honors. He successfully worked his way through the University of Memphis, graduating with a degree in Sales. After becoming the #1 salesperson in a national training organization, he established his own leadership training firm, and shortly thereafter was in demand as a professional speaker and leadership training expert. Since then, Don Hutson has addressed over two-thirds of the Fortune 500 companies and makes some 85 speaking appearances each year. Don was elected by his peers to the presidency of the National Speakers Association, and he has received its "Cavett Award" as member of the year. He is also been inducted into NSA's Speakers Hall of Fame. In this high-content video program Don Hutson delivers practical leadership training in an entertaining manner.
On the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in SW South Dakota, most American Indians don't live past the age of 50. Many die in their 20's and 30's. Pine Ridge has the highest mortality rate in the western hemisphere outside of Haiti and is located in the poorest county in the United States. In this penetrating look at Pine Ridge, American Indians and government officials discuss poverty, racism, domestic violence, child abuse, inadequate health care, and drug and alcohol problems that besiege Pine Ridge. Shot in ten days in the heart of Pine Ridge and Rapid City, the film offers insight into how Native Americans, and the Sioux in particular, view life on Pine Ridge. By Embracing their Lakota culture and language they seek to determine their own destiny in the face of enormous challenges that lie before them.
A MAP FOR SATURDAY is the product of a years travel through 26 countries on four continents. Emmy winning producer Brook Silva-Braga left his cushy gig with American TV network HBO to travel the world with five pounds of clothes and 30 pounds of video equipment. The barebones production set-up yields an intimate window onto the world of long-term, solo travel. Moments of stark loneliness and genuine revelation. During the year, two-dozen solo travelers intersect with Silva-Braga, helping tell the story of the place they met and the experience they share. The film lands in Australia at mid-summer and in Nepal on the eve of revolution. Theres the challenge of Vietnams absurd traffic and Europes steep prices. Beyond cliches of shagging backpackers and dubious self-discovery, Silva-Braga finds a hidden world of long-term, solo travelers. At times lonely and difficult. More often joyous, and always adventurous, A MAP FOR SATURDAY completes an around the world trip in 90 minutes.
On the eve of the long-awaited Khmer Rouge trial, an American survivor of the genocide returns to Cambodia hoping to unlock the mystery of her father's disappearance in 1975. Thida Buth Mam's quest intersects with many silent voices: widows, survivors from remote villages, monks and even former perpetrators. Her search for the truth stirs up the fractured pieces of one family's nightmare, unearths an unimaginable heartbreak and ultimately shines light on a people's broken silence.
This fast-paced sales training video is full of sales skills and customer loyalty ideas. Many salespeople spend the majority of their time seeking new customers, while true sales professionals enjoy steady business from long-term clients. In part one of this power-packed seminar, you'll learn how to advance your customers up the "customer loyalty ladder" to higher levels of repeat business and more referrals than ever. In part two, you'll gain valuable sales training insights into Needs Analysis Selling. Whether it's asking high quality questions, taking pertinent notes, or communicating for greater understanding, sales training expert Don Hutson illustrates how we can be even more effective in every phase of the sales process. As a value-added bonus, Don covers two additional topics of interest, The Evolution of Selling and Selling Different People Differently. You'll walk away from these motivating sessions with new insights, knowledge, and drive. Don Hutson's careers in sales, management, speaking, and sales training have brought him many honors. He successfully worked his way through the University of Memphis, graduating with a degree in Sales. After becoming the #1 salesperson in a national training organization, he established his own sales training firm and shortly thereafter was in demand as a professional motivational speaker, sales trainer, and customer loyalty expert. Since then Don Hutson has addressed over two-thirds of the Fortune 500 companies. He is Chairman and CEO of U.S. Learning and makes some 85 speaking appearances each year. Don Hutson was elected by his peers to the presidency of the National Speakers Association, and he has received its "Cavett Award" as member of the year. He is also been inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame.
Life on the streets of New York City for the poor and homeless is an unforgiving struggle. For those who also battle mental illness, it is marked by the additional pressures of fear, isolation and misunderstanding. "West 47th Street," a remarkable new film, takes its cameras into the heart of the struggle as it rejects the invisibility of the mentally ill who inhabit America's urban streets. Filmed over three years at Fountain House, a renowned 50-year-old rehabilitation center in New York, "West 47th Street" reveals the human face of mental illness
When an entire family is wiped out by an axe-wielding killer on a June evening in 1912, a small Iowa town spirals into chaos and division. "Villisca: Living with a Mystery" tells the epic true story of the Villisca, Iowa Children's Day axe murders. Following just two months after the sinking of the Titanic, America's greatest unsolved mystery built and ruined political careers, created a lasting community split over the guilt or innocence of a local man--a state senator-- and produced dozens of litigations including three sensational trials. The documentary also explores the possibility that the Villisca crime, and similar axe murders in Monmouth, Illinois. Colorado Springs, Colorado. and Ellsworth, Kansas, may have been the work of one of America's first serial killers. Filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle have combined rare period photographs, startling computer animation, original art, limited re-enactments and fascinating interviews with historians, eye-witnesses, town residents, and forensic experts to shed light on the spellbinding mystery and to dramatically reveal the face of a new suspect.
Effective communication skills and people skills are essential in business. In today's highly competitive world, you need to connect with your customers and prospects better than your competitors do, and little things can have a big impact. Using effective communication skills and people skills can make the difference between mediocrity and excellence. In this high-energy program on effective people skills, you'll discover practical techniques and easy to implement strategies for bettering your communication skills in all of the critical areas. Shawna Schuh covers voice mail, e-mail, thank you notes, face-to-face communications and a number of other subtopics, all related to creating happier, healthier interactions. You'll be more equipped than ever to build and maintain long-term relationships in your personal and your professional life. Shawna Schuh is a captivating motivational speaker who teaches effective communication skills, people skills, and customer retention. She has over two decades of experience in communication, motivation, sales and finesse. Shawna Schuh is the author of numerous books and articles on effective communication skills, including 51 Ways to Pick Up Your Get Up and Go, and How to Nail Voice Mail. As a highly effective communication skills trainer, she is in demand across North America, and boasts an impressive list of clients including Farmers Insurance, Nordstrom's, and Nike. Shawna Schuh's style is consistently described as entertaining, content-filled, and down-to-earth.
The award-winning underground documentary about the renowned hot rod and motorcycle club "The Sinners." Custom chopper builder and punk rock guitarist Kutty Noteboom builds his Working Man's chopper from the ground up with the help of his good friend Rico and the rest of the Sinners. AS they crisscross California finding parts and trying to stay out of trouble, we learn that there is more to these tough bikers than meets the eye. Heralded as one of the best films ever made about the biker world.
Les Brown has released a number of motivational videos over the years, and this is certainly one of the best. Many people refer to Les Brown as one of the greatest motivational speakers in the world. He has been a motivational business speaker for more than 30 years across a broad range of industries. This particular Les Brown motivational video covers more about his life than any other. He uses his own life experience as an example, to teach powerful principles and philosophies for overcoming life's greatest challenges, and going to your next level. You'll hear his best stories ever, including the famous "You've Got to Be Hungry" story about how he made it as a disc jockey. You'll discover the gift of forgiveness, how to have more energy, positive thinking strategies, the power of persistence, expanding your dreams, and more. Les Brown also talks about winning the battle against prostate cancer, and the mindset necessary to overcome any illness. If you are looking for a great motivational business speaker on video, this program promises to deliver. As a world renowned motivational business speaker, Les Brown delivers a powerful message which helps people live up to their full potential. He and his twin brother were born in an abandoned building in the Liberty City section of Miami. They were both adopted at the age of six weeks by Mrs. Mamie Brown, a single woman with a low income and little education, but a very big heart. In elementary school, Les Brown was labeled educable mentally retarded. This stigma stayed with him for many years, damaging his self-esteem and his self-image through his entire adolescence. With the help of a mentor, Les shook off this label and began to take charge of his life. Although Les Brown never went to college, his persistence and determination initiated a process of unending self-education, which today, distinguishes him as one of America's top motivational business speakers. His "heart-felt" style and tremendous passion for speaking and training leaves audiences with a larger vision for their lives and the motivation to take immediate action.
Customer retention is critical for most businesses. Experts have proven that it costs a whole lot more to attract a new customer than it does to keep an existing one. Yet many companies do not have a specific customer retention plan in place. In this exciting and idea loaded sales training video, you'll discover powerful customer retention strategies for immediately boosting sales. Highly acclaimed speaker Michael Wickett delivers practical and unique ideas for connecting with customers at a deeper level through questions, listening, and communication excellence. He shares clever tactics for boosting customer loyalty, plus he shows you how to get more referrals than ever before. He'll also show you a method and order in which to ask questions that will have a direct relation on how much the customer likes you. Finally, Michael Wickett shares creative and impactful ideas for winning your customers' trust and keeping it for life! You will thoroughly enjoy and benefit from this outstanding sales training video for increasing customer retention. Michael Wickett is one of the most dynamic motivational speakers in North America on the subjects of customer retention and sales training. His explosive enthusiasm combined with powerful, practical ideas have gained him great appeal among professionals across America. In addition to his authoring several best-selling audio learning programs, Michael Wickett has created specific customer retention training programs for various industries and consistently gets rave reviews on his projects. With expertise in the areas of sales training, customer retention, team building, and personal development, Michael is in high demand as a business trainer, seminar leader and personal coach.
Les Brown is an explosive motivational speaker, and this performance is one of his best ever! He brings a passion to the platform that is unparalleled by any other motivational speaker, and it is 100% from the heart. In this compelling motivational video, Les Brown shares the importance of living your dreams now, and not waiting for "some day" to go after your biggest aspirations. He will help you to expand your vision of what's possible, and boost your belief in your goals and vision. Research has shown that most people go to their graves with their music still in them, and the majority of their dreams left unfulfilled. Don't be a victim of this common destiny that only leads to regrets. From powerful success principles to captivating stories, Les Brown's energy as a motivational speaker will inspire you to leap towards your new, expanded vision with more enthusiasm than ever before. Discover for yourself why Les Brown is in high demand as a motivational speaker. As a world-renowned motivational speaker, Les Brown delivers a powerful message which helps people live up to their full potential. He and his twin brother were born in an abandoned building in the Liberty City section of Miami. They were both adopted at the age of six weeks by Mrs. Mamie Brown, a single woman with a low income and little education, but a very big heart. In elementary school, Les Brown was labeled educable mentally retarded. This stigma stayed with him for many years, damaging his self-esteem and his self-image through his entire adolescence. With the help of a mentor, Les shook off this label and began to take charge of his life. Although Les Brown never went to college, his persistence and determination initiated a process of unending self-education, which today, distinguishes him as a top motivational speaker worldwide. His "heart-felt" style and tremendous passion for speaking and training leaves audiences with a larger vision for their lives and the motivation to take immediate action.
Effective time management is one of the most important skills for boosting productivity. In this powerful time management session by Brian Tracy, you'll learn how to organize every area of your life. You'll discover several time management tips, including the best ways to eliminate time wasters, time management techniques for maximizing productivity, how to increase your personal power, how to make yourself more valuable, and keys for staying motivated. No matter what you do for a living, this session promises to bring your time management skills and organizational skills to a new level. Brian Tracy is one of the most in-demand speakers in the world on the subjects of effective time management, business productivity and personal performance. He's a dynamic and entertaining presenter, teaching important strategies on how to reach higher levels of achievement, income and happiness. As the author of dozens of books covering the entire spectrum of human and corporate performance, Brian Tracy has appeared on countless television and radio shows. He is also featured regularly in major publications across the country, and overseas. Brian Tracy has also conducted high-level consulting assignments with several billion-dollar-plus corporations in strategic planning and organization development.
In this powerful sales training video recorded in front of a live audience, you'll learn sales skills that will take your career to the next level. Sales training legend Brian Tracy gives you a series of practical, proven closing sales techniques you can use immediately to increase productivity. You'll learn prospecting skills, overcoming call reluctance, getting more qualified appointments, building long-term relationships, and closing the sale. You'll also learn how to get and stay motivated to reach your important sales goals, all year long. From rookies to veterans, this is a "must view" sales training program. Brian Tracy is one of the most in-demand speakers in the world on the subjects of sales training and personal development. He's a dynamic and entertaining presenter, teaching critical laws and important ideas on how to reach higher levels of achievement, and avoid the most common reasons many people fail. As the author of dozens of books covering the entire spectrum of human and corporate performance, Brian Tracy has appeared on countless television and radio shows. He is also featured regularly in major publications across the country, and overseas. Brian Tracy has also conducted high-level consulting assignments with several billion-dollar-plus corporations in strategic planning and organization development. Discover why Brian Tracy is touted as being one of America's leading sales training gurus.
An hour documentary that tells the stories of a group of talented homeless and formerly homeless men and women who create art -- fine arts painting -- in the worst area of LA known as Skid Row.
At a time when the world's eyes are focused on China, Made in China uncovers a rare glimpse of America's connection to Chinese culture. This critically-acclaimed documentary follows the filmmaker on an international journey to uncover his white American fathers remarkable childhood in pre-Mao China. Through stunning home movies, photographs and interviews, Made in China reveals an untold story of Americans whose cultural vision shaped their lives. Ultimately, though, Made in China is the story of a sons search to understand his father and a poignant exploration of the meaning of home.
The 7 workouts in this program are unique because they utilize the contributions of a number of Professional Trainers, Fitness Experts, Black Belt Instructors, Nutrition and Child Psychology experts and kids; doing the exercises they love to do! Everyone can join in with this program! It inspires and motivates kids to enjoy exercise and stay fit for life!
In this fast-paced positive attitude training video, top motivational speaker Ed Foreman recommends a series of easy to implement strategies for overcoming the daily bombardment of negativity surrounding us. You'll learn the basic habit patterns of winners, techniques for overcoming worry, how to help others to have a more positive attitude, and dozens of ideas to make sure that every day is a terrific day. Whether you are in sales, service, management, or any other capacity in business, maintaining a positive attitude is critical for success. When it comes to motivating and teaching people how to have a consistent, positive attitude, Ed Foreman is one of America's best! Serving corporate America for more than 40 years, he has been a full time management consultant and motivational speaker in high demand. As a trainer, Ed Foreman regularly addresses corporations and associations across America conducting his highly acclaimed positive attitude training seminars. In addition, he has been positively featured on CBS 60 Minutes, and has been inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame. Through his down-to-earth, humorous style, and no-nonsense approach, audiences consistently give him rave reviews. At 71 years young, Ed Foreman is living proof of the benefits of living a positive lifestyle.
A powerful, moving, unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the winningest team in the history of Texas high school football and the controversy surrounding a small town's passion for its team. Narrated by Pat Summerall.
Customer service training can positively impact customer retention and is an essential part of any retail, service or sales organization. For more than 20 years, Jane Handly has been a highly sought-after customer service training expert. She teaches practical ideas on exceeding expectations, handling difficult situations, increasing internal teamwork, boosting sales and much more. As dynamic as she is down to earth, her unique style captivates and motivates people to go the extra mile to wow their customers. Customer service training can make the difference between customer loyalty and customer indifference. Make sure your team is equipped with all the skills they can get to take their customer service skills to the next level. Starting out as a graduate of Wake Forest University with a Masters Degree in Communication, Jane Handly went on to become an author as well. Her two books: "Getting Unstuck" and "Why Women Worry" have been the subject of articles in Business Week, Money Magazine, Ladies Home Journal and USA Today. In addition, she has appeared on more than 200 radio and television programs. Her impressive list of clients includes American Airlines, Neiman Marcus, Pepsi, Bristol Myers Squibb, Verizon, Southwest Airlines, Seven Eleven, Subway and hundreds of other prestigious companies and franchises. As a consultant, Jane Handly has researched over 700 major businesses and has gathered information that includes over a half million face to face encounters with customer contact employees. She knows beyond a shadow of a doubt what it takes to get and keep your customers. Discover why Jane Handly is one of America's top customer service training experts with this powerful training video.
Building trust has never played as important a role as it does in today's business climate. People want to feel a true relationship with their sales representative, or they will simply go to the Internet and find a less expensive alternative. In this high-energy sales training video with Dr. Kerry Johnson, PhD, you'll discover some of the most advanced techniques for quickly breaking the ice with your clients, building trust, and connecting with them at a deeper level. He will teach you the differences between the visual, the auditory, and the kinesthetic communication styles, and how to build trust with each one. You'll develop insights into the most persuasive words & colors to use in business. Dr. Kerry Johnson, PhD will also show you how to increase the number of referrals you get by doing customer check-ups on a regular basis. Incorporating neurolinguistic programming (NLP) techniques with a number of other interesting strategies for connecting more effectively with others, this program will definitely keep your attention. You'll be building trust faster than ever before. Dr. Kerry Johnson, PhD has been conducting programs on building trust and building rapport for more than 2 decades. He is an internationally sought-after speaker with an upbeat, informative, and entertaining style. Dr. Kerry Johnson, PhD is the best-selling author of six books, and writes regularly for numerous sales & management magazines. His editors have dubbed him "The Nation's Sales Psychologist."
Telephone sales skills are critical to anyone in telemarketing, inside sales, outside sales, collections, and even customer service. And when it comes to telephone sales skills, George Walther wrote the book on the subject (Phone Power, Putnam Books). Get ready for a content-loaded training video that will give you specific telephone sales skills for immediately improving your results. You'll learn ideas on how to communicate with clarity, connect with hard-to-reach people, eliminate phone tag, create higher customer loyalty, use voice mail more effectively, and more. You'll learn and quickly benefit from these proven, practical ideas for taking your telephone sales skills to the next level. George Walther is an internationally acclaimed expert in the area of telephone sales skills. He's energetic, witty, organized, and delivers solid content. As a full-time professional speaker since 1980, George Walther holds the National Speakers Association's Certified Speaking Professional designation, and has also been inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame. He earned an MBA in marketing from UCLA, and graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Rhetoric and Public Address. Media appearances have included CNN, Live with Regis, The Wall Street Journal, Ladies Home Journal, and many others. In addition to telephone sales skills, George Walther offers communication skills training, and sales training for customer retention.
Malcolm describes his childhood like this: 'I always thought of myself as one of the brothers. I have two brothers so that would have made me the third brother. But other people perceived me as a girl and I couldn't really correct them. It made me feel like I wasn't there.' This reality led to years of self-doubt and confusion as he wondered why his perception of himself did not match that of the people around him. Additionally, all the messages in his church community seemed to indicate that God hated him. He became estranged from his family, his friends, his church and even himself. All roads claiming an identity seemed to have dead ends. Eventually, Malcolm, while still under the name Miriam, ended up at seminary. Initially, he enrolled to see if he could reconcile the conflict between his heart and the things being taught in his home church. It was around that time that he first learned the word 'Transgender' and began to investigate the necessary steps for his own self-actualization. Much to his surprise, Malcolm found his greatest support in his new Christian community at Iliff Theological Seminary and began the process of gender transition. The first-and in some ways biggest-of these steps was taking on his new name and repeatedly saying to people, 'From now on, call me Malcolm.' As the film begins, so does Malcolm's final year of seminary. It is a time filled with great concern and apprehension. He is, by all accounts, unemployed, uncertain about his future as a minister, unrecognized as 'Malcolm' by his parents and without a love in his life. Before the school term begins, he steps away from his safe environment and sets out on a road trip. He travels across the country visiting with many people along the way, each of whom have a different perspective on the issues of identity, faith, and love. In a small town outside of Denver, Malcolm reconnects with his past by visiting a former high school teacher whom he has not seen since he transitioned. In Cortez, he meets Pauline Mitchell, whose Nadleeh, or two-spirit, Navajo son was murdered while still in high school. In Los Angeles, Malcolm talks religion with Calpernia Addams, the subject of the Showtime film Soldier's Girl. Malcolm then travels to San Francisco to meet a police sergeant, who gained international attention when he transitioned on the force. By the time Malcolm arrives in New York, his journey has covered more than just miles. And his future holds more possibilities than he could have ever dreamed.
Sales and marketing training is essential for any business, small or large. No matter what your industry is, sales and marketing training can give you the competitive edge. In this fast-paced, entertaining, and idea-loaded program, you'll learn dozens of innovative tactics for selling and marketing your products and services more effectively than ever before. You'll hear clever stories loaded with insights, ideas, and humor. And finally you'll be reminded of some of the most important sales basics that many of us tend to forget. If you are ready to start thinking outside the box, Jeff Slutsky's sales and marketing training seminar will give you the tools you need, with an entertaining twist. Jeff Slutsky is well versed on the subject of sales and marketing training. He is known for his energetic, entertaining, and high-content style. As dynamic as he is informative, Jeff knows how to captivate an audience from start to finish. His Street Fighting program has received a great deal of national media attention, in fact, Jeff Slutsky's work has been discussed and written about in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Success Magazine, Inc. Magazine, and CNN. In addition to having authored 8 powerful books, he is a contributing author to the bestselling book, Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work. As a speaker and trainer, Jeff Slutsky has helped hundreds of prestigious organizations, including AT&T, McDonald's, American Express, Walt Disney, Pizza Hut, Sony, the city of Dallas, the state of Arkansas, and the country of India. With more than 20 years experience in sales and marketing training, Jeff Slutsky is an excellent choice for training and entertaining your team.
Consisting of three titles all on one DVD. The Back Therapy Series, Featuring Roberta Bergmans 3 main titles of simple exercises for healthy, pain free living. Bye Bye Back Pain (back strengthening) Revitalize your back, Relieve pain & Stiffness and Prevent back pain. Relax Your Back (back strengthening) Increase agility in your back & neck, Increase spinal flexibility and increase pelvic and hip movement. Fantastic Posture (reverse the aging process) Improve your posture while standing, working, walking and playing sports.
Pregnancy, giving birth and caring for your baby is physically stressful. Posture and gait change, abdominal muscles weaken and fatigue increases. Staying in shape during pregnancy will reduce back pain, maintain muscle tone in the upper body as well as the pelvic floor and increase energy. Learn safe, effective exercises as well as relaxation methods to reduce stress and painful conditions which occur during pregnancy.
Every doctor knows the benefits of good medical advice and exercise and now you can too! Say goodbye to wrist pain and start enjoying your life. The Say Goodbye to Wrist Pain Video/DVD Program was developed by a renowned New Jersey area hand surgeon, Alexander Haselkorn MD, and an internationally accomplished ACE Certified Fitness Trainer, Roberta Bergman. By combining invaluable exercises, medical information and ergonomic tips, they created a program that can make everyday wrist pain a thing of the past. So learn from the experts and order Say Goodbye to Wrist Pain today!
Memory training can be beneficial for students and business professionals alike. With information coming to us at a faster speed than ever, there has never been a more important time to enjoy the benefits of memory training. The fact is, most people never receive memory training in high school or college, yet the benefits can be immense. Whether it's a clients name or a new product presentation, or studying for an exam, we could all benefit from using our memory more effectively. Join memory training expert Blaine Athorn, as he guides you through the process of retraining your brain to be more efficient. In this session, Blaine will teach you his entire technique for remembering the things that are most important to you. You'll learn how to use more of your brainpower in a whole new way, completely different from how most of us were taught to memorize. This memory training seminar is highly recommended to anyone serious about reaching higher levels of success and awareness in life. As president and founder of The Memory Training Institute, Blaine Athorn has been involved in the communication skills arena for more than 20 years. He's been a guest speaker at over 2,000 companies nationwide, and has helped simplify and revolutionize memory training so anybody can master it. In addition to custom designing workshops for corporations and organizations, Blaine Athorn has also developed educational programs for students of all ages. Thousands have applied these learning and success skill to increase their grades, self-confidence and enthusiasm for learning.
This revolutionary sales training program covers sales strategies that are anything but typical. It is designed for situations where the prospect feels a certain level of risk when making the buying decision. If you sell financial services, insurance, security systems, high-ticket items, or any other products or services with a high level of inherent tension, these sales strategies could be invaluable. You'll learn that there is one critical ingredient that determines if, and what, your prospects will buy and when they'll take action. You'll learn the 5 phases of the sales process in a way you've never heard before, and you'll understand how to lead the prospect along the MasterStream of tension. This program is not a re-hash of the basics, but practical and innovative sales strategies for more effectively influencing others in a non-manipulative manner. Once you learn these techniques, you'll probably never sell the old way again. Find out why so many people are calling MasterStream the ultimate sales training tool. T. Falcon Napier is the creator of MasterStream sales strategies, a collection of practical and innovative methods for increasing sales and productivity. Since starting his career as a professional speaker, sales trainer and consultant in 1980, he has developed and presented over 2,000 customized programs for organizations coast-to-coast. T Falcon Napier's client list includes over 300 companies representing virtually every industry. Throughout his more than 10,000 hours of speaking and sales training experience, audiences have described Mr. Napier's training style as direct, content-filled, witty, thought provoking, logical, and right on target. Discover these practical and immediately usable sales strategies, and watch your numbers soar!
Understanding behavioral styles is critical for anyone in business today. Contrary to the popular Golden Rule, people do not necessarily want to be treated the way you want to be treated. Everybody has a preferred way they like to be treated, and understanding behavioral styles will help you connect with others in a way that is natural and comfortable to them. Get ready for an entertaining and insightful seminar delivered by award-winning business trainer and bestselling author, Dr. Tony Alessandra. In this powerful session, you'll learn dozens of ideas for understanding behavioral styles, and dealing more effectively with anybody and everybody you meet. You'll discover the best ways of building rapport, how to break the ice with strangers, how to quickly and accurately size people up, how to adapt your style to make the other person feel more comfortable, and a whole lot more. Once you understand and master these powerful people skills, you'll be better equipped to build and maintain stronger relationships than ever before. Dr. Tony Alessandra internationally known for his behavioral styles training. He is a widely published author, with fourteen books translated into seventeen foreign languages. He earned his MBA from the University of Connecticut - and his PhD in marketing from Georgia State University. As a speaker, Dr. Tony Alessandra has presented his behavioral styles training to literally hundreds of companies in diverse industries and always receives rave reviews. Recognized by Meetings & Conventions Magazine as "one of America's most electrifying speakers", he was inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame in 1985, and continues to be rated as one of the best speakers in North America.
Expert speaker Warren Greshes is right on target in this motivational business training video geared towards boosting customer satisfaction. In it, he shares the importance of delivering extraordinary quality, service, convenience, and value, no matter what industry you are in. With the ability to buy almost anything online, the day of the mediocre salesperson is dead. The 21st century customer is more demanding than ever and will only deal with people who are ready, willing, and able to add extra value to everything they sell. And it's not just value ... It's quality, service, convenience, and value. Discover the importance of exceeding customer expectations in this powerful training video for increasing customer retention. Award winning motivational speaker, Warren Greshes, knows what he's talking about. His inspiring stories and motivating philosophies help instill new levels of commitment towards excellence. After beginning his career as a National Sales Manager in the highly competitive Garment District of Manhattan, Warren Greshes then joined a New York City consulting firm. It was there that he tripled sales in just two years. Warren has served on the Board of Directors of the National Speakers Association, and in 1998 was awarded their highest designation, induction into the Speaker Hall of Fame. As a full time professional motivational speaker, he delivers over 70 programs each year on topics including customer satisfaction, customer service, goal setting, prospecting skills and sales techniques. Warren Greshes has an energetic, no-holds-barred delivery style that keeps his audiences engaged and entertained.
Creating a new vision for your life is easier said than done. Many people are held back by a tendency to focus on the past and dwell on what is not working. Top motivational speaker Michael Wickett helps you break through the fog to create a clearer vision for your life in this powerful motivational video. He explains that we have unlimited potential (18 billion available brain cells), but it means nothing unless we use it effectively. This exciting and idea loaded program will help you to achieve greater focus, overcome obstacles, enjoy higher levels of happiness, and create a new vision in alignment with your most important goals. If you're looking for a simple formula to help you get a clearer vision for your life, and achieve it more rapidly, this program contains the tools to make it happen. Michael Wickett is one of America's best kept secrets. He is the author of numerous commercially produced and corporate training programs, and was named the best motivational speaker in America, along with Zig Ziglar, by the vice president of Nightingale-Conant. His credentials are many including a client list that reads like the Who's Who in American business. Michael Wickett is best known for his enthusiasm, motivational style, and original humor.
Communication skills training is extremely important for people in sales, management, customer service, public speaking, or any position dealing with people. In this powerful communication skills training video, expert George Walther shares the knowledge, skills, and insights necessary to take your communication skills to the next level. You'll learn specific ideas on how to be more positive, more persuasive, improve your first impression, improve teamwork, and use positive language to serve at a higher level. Whether routinely communicating with co-workers or clients, or defusing hostile customers, or seeking to build sales cooperation, or simply aiming to project a more positive image for your organization, you'll see results fast with this content-loaded communication skills training video. George Walther is an internationally acclaimed expert in the area of communication skills training. His energetic style captivates, motivates and teaches people how to be more effective in business and in life. As a full-time professional business speaker since 1980, George Walther holds the National Speakers Association's Certified Speaking Professional designation, and has also been inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame. He earned an MBA in marketing from UCLA, and graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Rhetoric and Public Address. Media appearances have included CNN, Live with Regis, The Wall Street Journal, Ladies Home Journal, and many others. In addition to his communication skills training, George Walther is an expert in telephone sales techniques.
In private hospitals in Brazil the cesarean rate averages 70%, even though research shows the majority of women prefer natural birth. Doctors attribute the high cesarean rate to patient demand, when in fact cesareans are more convenient and lucrative for doctors. Touching and humorous accounts of childbirth from women and their doctors reveal the pressures that stimulate the gross overuse of cesareans in Brazil.
It is the early 1920's, Russia. Eighteen year-old Kira Argounova (Alida Valli) and her family have just returned to St. Petersburg, and are gradually learning to cope with Russia's sweeping social and ideological changes in the wake of the Communist Revolution. Kira loathes the new order and openly defies those who pressure her to conform. In spite of her family's protests she vows to attend the university with the goal of becoming a structural engineer. Returning home one night through a shady section of the city, Kira encounters a young man, Leo Kovalensky, (Rossano Brazzi), who assumes she is a prostitute. They find a deserted garden where Kira learns that Leo is a fugitive, hiding from the GPU--the secret police. Kira reveals that she is actually a student. Unknown to her family or friends, the pair continue to meet secretly and they soon fall in love. Following a close call with the GPU, the two lovers attempt to escape Russia on a smuggler's ship. They are caught and Leo is taken away. Kira later meets with the arresting officer, Timoshenko, and learns that Leo was wanted because he is the son of a former aristocrat executed for fighting against the Communists. With no specific charges against Leo, the sympathetic Timoshenko is able to secure Leo's release. No longer a fugitive, Leo moves into a tiny apartment and begins classes at the University. Kira, defying family and convention, moves in with him. Kira meets Andrei Taganov (Fosco Giachetti), a top GPU official and idealistic revolutionary, and despite the clash of ideologies, a mutual respect forms between the two. Leo soon discovers that, because of his aristocratic family background, no one will hire him -- except for hard, manual labor. Each night he must also put long hours into his studies. His health deteriorates. Kira and Leo are devastated when, suddenly, in a political purge, both are expelled from the University. Leo's will to go on begins to fade. He develops tuberculosis and needs to be sent to a sanatorium for treatment. Kira tries desperately to get him accepted in a state-run institution, but officials refuse to help anyone with Leo's background. Their last hope is an expensive private facility. Kira must somehow find the money or Leo will die. Late one night, Kira pays a visit to Andrei. In an agonized confession, Andrei reveals his love for Kira, unaware of her relationship with Leo. Seeing a way to save Leo, Kira pretends to return Andrei's love. Leo leaves for the sanatorium, never suspecting that Kira is using Andrei's generous gifts to pay for the treatment.
The U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, two Masters Tournaments, five British Opens... eight major championships... and playing for more than 50 years, he shares with you his Lessons of a Lifetime.
A new breed of crime-fighter now stalks the urban landscape: the anti-graffiti vigilante. These dedicated blight-warriors stop at nothing to rid their neighborhoods and cities of street art, stickers, tags, and posters.
Independent filmmaker Kevin J. Williams takes a non-partisan journey over four years and two Presidential Elections to find out why there are so few Black Republicans and what that means for the future of the Two-Party Political System in America.
The expropriation of assets from German Jews during the Third Reich benefited virtually every German citizen. It was not only the Gestapo who invaded Jewish residences to confiscate all property, from bank accounts to the last item of clothing, it was the German Tax officials. A competition evolved between bureaucrats as to how to organize the robbery of the Jews before they were expelled, or sent to their deaths. Larger assets went to the tax offices, and the smaller assets and goods were sold to friends and neighbors in public auctions of â
In 1994, Oregon became the first state to legalize physician-assisted suicide. As a result, any individual whom two physicians diagnose as having less than six months to live can lawfully request a fatal dose of barbiturate to end his or her life. Since 1994, more than 500 Oregonians have taken their mortality into their own hands. In How to Die in Oregon, filmmaker Peter Richardson gently enters the lives of the terminally ill as they consider whether â
From award-winning journalist Jared Flesher, Sourlands is a provocative tale of ecology, energy and agriculture. In the Sourlands of New Jersey, a rampaging deer herd, invasive plants and wholesale habitat destruction threaten the local ecosystem. Farmers in the surrounding valley battle against high land prices, high property taxes, and increasingly erratic weather patterns. A group of local engineers searches for new ways to save energy and stop global warming. Pay close attention, and the challenges facing this community look a lot like the challenges facing ecosystems, farmers and energy visionaries everywhere.