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Documentary

“Aladdin & The Magic Bin”: raising environmental awareness

For 20 years, every morning, Aladdin sweeps his city. With the help of his magic broom and a bin he sweeps and sweeps and never feels tired. 

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“AntiZica 2014”: a skateboard movie from Brazil

Luis Mendes is the founder of MiniMov, a blog devoted to all aspects of mobile moviemaking. Based in Brazil, Luis is also an accomplished filmmaker. We interviewed him about his recently completed skateboard mini-documentary “AntiZica.”

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“Streets of Milano”: a slow-motion documentary

Lukas Ellerbrock is the co-founder of flapp, a German production company located in Hamburg. While on assignment with a different company doing documentary for the Milano Fashion Week, Lukas used a few hours of free time to test the 120 frames-per-second option on his brand new iPhone 5S. “Streets of Milano” is the result. Surprising…

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“Frankenstorm”: trailer for a ‘mobile-mentary’

In the end of December 2012 Max Schleser arrived at the Jersey Shore, two month after hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast. The storm caused an estimated $71.4 billion in damage. While the destruction can be numerically accounted for and the images of damage were featured in the mainstream media news, the stories of devastation…

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“Lisbon. Live”: a wordless homage to a great city

Inspired by Wim Winders “ Lisbon Story,” Maxim Mussel’s five-minute documentary captures many of  Lisbon’s elements including food, music, the people, and a romantic trolley. The very important part of Lisbon atmosphere is a street sounds, wind whispering and peoples talking and Iphone reflects all the sounds perfectly. This wordless piece, filled with  powerful close-ups,…

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“Himalayan Tsunami”: a grassroots news report

In 2013, Indian filmmaker Shiva Prasad was trapped in a Himalayan tsunami. Having survived the onslaught, Shiva documented the catastrophe using his Samsung  GT-N7100. This experiment in spontaneous reportage earned him Second Place in the 2014 Mobil Film Festival. Shiva was born in Rajahmundry, a holy town in the eastern part of India. He writes:…

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