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Documentary

“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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