Resnais’ documentary “Night & Fog” (1955)

© Alain Resnais’ 1955 “Night & Fog” is a 30 minute documentary cross-cuts beautiful, scenic shots of lush, green fields with images of the Holocaust.  Filmed in 1955 at several concentration camps in Poland. Definitely worth a view.

“This Film Has Not Yet Been Rated” (2006)

© “This Film Has Not Yet Been Rated” (2006) by Kirby Dick goes over the rating system of the Motion Picture Association of America. It compares the Hollywood rating system with the European one while elaborating on the absurdities of censorship.
A must-see!

“Triumph of the Will” (1934)

© Leni Riefenstahl ‘s “Triumph of the Will” (1934), the infamous propaganda documentary representing Hitler’s rally in Nueremberg, Germany.
Racks were laid so that her cameramen could get traveling shots of the crowd. When rough cuts weren’t up to par, major party leaders and high-ranking public officials reenacted their speeches in a studio for her.Riefenstahl also used a film crew that was extravagant by the standards of the day. Her crew consisted of 172 people who also worked on aerial photography.

Black Metal’s “Until the Light Takes Us” (2008)

© “Until the Light Takes Us”(2008) is a documentary by Aaron Aites & Audrey Ewell featuring many important Norwegian black metal musicians.

It attempts to understand the burning of churches in the country back in the 90s and its connection to Black Metal. Through interviewing and following many of the founding musicians, it investigates some aspects of the music’s aesthetics and political as well as nationalist implications.

Study these “Lessons of Darkness”

© Werner Herzog‘s “LESSONS OF DARKNESS” (1992) is a documentary about ravaged oil fields in Kuwait.
Shot from the perspective of an alien, looking down at the area that is constantly set on fire.
Visually stunning and poetic.

“We Live in Public” (2009)

© “WE LIVE IN PUBLIC” (2009) by Ondi Timoner.
A documentary that exposes the life of Dot Com Entrepreneur Josh Harris who also founded pseudo.com

One of Harris’ most famous art project is called : “Quiet: We Live in Public”, which in the late ’90s which placed more than 100 volunteers in a human terrarium under New York City, with many webcams following and capturing every move they made.
The project was forced to shut down on January 1, 2000 by order of the New York Police Department.

Martin on the cover of “Vogue”

© the one and only Martin Scorsese on the cover of French “Vogue”, December 1990 /January 1991 !
One hell of a funny cover ! If you have any more interesting covers, kindly email them to hanin.hannouch@gmail.com with publishing date and you will be named as a contributor!