Get yourself a free Dogwoof canvas bag when you buy any five Dogwoof films!
Why not explore the mind of a killer whale with our newest splash Blackfish; see a nation united in Ken Loach's critically acclaimed The Spirit of '45 or explore the world of America's war on drugs in Eugene Jarecki's heart-wrenching The House I Live In.
Take a flip through our full catalogue to choose your top five films and get your free Dogwoof canvas bag!
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Village at the End of the World is now available on DVD from all good retailers and the Dogwoof DVD shop. A big hit at cinemas earlier this year, this portait of the remote Greenlandic community comes from Brick Lane director Sarah Gavron and is beautifully photographed by Downton Abbey cinematographer David Katznelson
What would you do if you were 16, lived in the most remote village in the world, and were the only teenager? What would you do if your biological father lived next door, yet never acknowledged your existence? Well, Lars is surprisingly upbeat about it. Welcome to the world of high-speed internet and door to door sewage collection, of polar bear hunts, and the summer dips in the melting ocean. Sarah Gavron spent a year in Greenland, and delivered this extraordinary documentary.
Sundance London returns from 25-28 April 2013 at the O2, and to mark the occasion we have decided to run a special DVD offer for our films that were winners or nominated for awards at the Sundance Film Festival over the year. All these DVDs are down to just £6.99 but hurry as the offer will only run for the duration of Sundance London. If you are heading to London for the festival itself then you can catch two of our films screening - Blackfish and Muscle Shoals.
Why not add one of the winners of the Grand Jury Prize to your DVD collection - With Restrepo, The House I Live In, Gasland, Son of Babylon, Being Elmo and We Live in Public to choose from. Or pick The Queen of Versailles, a winner of the directing award. Here are all the Sundance award winning and nominated films included in the promotion:
This week saw actress Tilda Swinton join the MoMA performance art alumni by sleeping
in a box at the New York gallery,
Debate has raged on our Facebook page over
her performance in comparison to Marina Abramovic's performance at MoMA, catalogued in our film The Artist is Present.
To mark the
renewed interest in the performance art genre, we have released our The Artist is Present DVD to just £7.99 for a limited time.
Seductive, fearless, and outrageous, Marina Abramović has been redefining what art is for nearly 40 years. Using her own body as a vehicle, pushing herself beyond her limits – and at times risking her life in the process – she creates performances that challenge, shock, and move us. Marina Abramović the Artist is Present follows the artist as she prepares for what may be the most important moment of her life: a major new retrospective of her work, taking place at The Museum of Modern Art. To be given a retrospective at one of the world’s premier museums is the most exhilarating sort of milestone. For Marina, it is far more: it is the chance to finally silence the question she has been hearing over and over again for four decades: “But why is this art?”
Overthrown by a coup and now taking refuge in the Indian
high commission in Male, it has been a tumultuous few years for the first
democratically elected leader of the Maldives – The Island President, Mohamed
Jon Shenk’s The Island President profiles Nasheed’s coming
to power as a president struggling to make the world wake up to the dangers
threatening his nation - the literal survival of his country and everyone in it
is his sole concern.
That was the tagline to our 2010 release, Food, Inc. The prescience of the documentary, in which director Robert Kenner focuses on the industrialiation of the food industry, has become even more pronounced given recent reports of food contamination in the UK.
A month ago, when the story about horse meat being found in burgers in the UK first broke, it seemed bizarre but as each day goes by new allegations are being reported. Beef lasagne containing 100% horse meat and accusations of a fraud being committed against the British public point to a widespread conspiracy.
Food, Inc. asks us how much we really know about the food we buy at our local supermarkets and serve to our families. We are served by a system that is highly productive, and as consumers we are spending less on food than ever before, but what are the costs?
Food, Inc. lifts the lid on a murky world that we in the UK have just gotten a very nasty taste of.
Our 2012 release Call Me Kuchu arrives on DVD on February 25th, and we are pleased to reveal it comes with plenty of extras.
Included on the DVD is a Q&A with directors Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall and one of the human rights activists featured in the film, Naome Ruzindana. Also included are 4 Deleted Scenes:
For God And My Country
What Do You Think You Become When You Die?
I Just Want To See That Guy – Facing David’s Murderer
I Love That Little Man – Bishop Senyonjo Visits San Francisco Pride
In an unmarked office at the end of a dirt track, veteran activist David Kato labors to repeal Uganda’s homophobic laws and liberate his fellow lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender men and women, or “kuchus.” But David’s formidable task just became much more difficult. A new “Anti-Homosexuality Bill” proposes death for HIV-positive gay men, and prison for anyone who fails to turn in a known homosexual. Inspired by American evangelicals who have christened Uganda ground zero in their war on the “homosexual agenda,” the bill awaits debate in Uganda’s Parliament. Meanwhile, local newspapers have begun outing kuchus with vicious fervor under headlines such as: “HOMO TERROR! We Name and Shame Top Gays in the City.” David, Uganda’s first openly gay man, is one of the few who dare to publicly protest state-sanctioned homophobia. Working with an idiosyncratic clan of fellow activists, David fights Uganda’s government and tabloids in the courts, on television, and at the United Nations. Because, he insists, “if we keep on hiding, they will say we’re not here.”
If you simply can't wait for the DVD to arrive, then Call Me Kuchu is available to watch now for Dogwoof TV members. Or you could even license your own screening via our Popup Cinema service!
As part of the dogwoof January sale we are running a few special deals, reducing the price of shop items for a limited time only. With the sale finishing tomorrow, this is your last chance to nab a bargain.
In 24 hours the European Union could move to ban the most poisonous pesticides - make your voice heard here, and find out more about the dissapearing bee population in Vanishing of the Bees, now just £5.99
Another decision is also pending today on whether to go ahead with a site to store high level nuclear waste in Cumbira. Into Eternity details a site in Finland, and the responsibiliteis it bears - we have also reduce the film down to £5.99
Vanishing of the Bees explores the mysterious collapse of the bee population across the planet and its greater meaning about mankind’s relationship with the natural world. In addition to studying our reliance on the honeybee as the cornerstone of modern agriculture, the documentary celebrates the ancient relationship between humans and bees.
Having filmed throughout the US, Europe and Australia for more than two years, the documentary provides unparalled insight into the tragedy mounting as these crucial pollinators continue to disappear mysteriously and en masse.
Conflicting opinions and heated controversy abounds surrounding the cause behind the phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder. The film examines this issue with the help of scientists, beekeepers and policymakers, providing the audience with a comprehensive look at a complex and vital story that merits more than a sound bite.
For thousands of years bees have served as symbols of unity, industriousness and what it means to work for the greater good. In keeping with this historic connection, the aim of the film is to provide tangible solutions and inspire audiences to make the changes we want to see in our world for the good of mankind, honeybees and all life on Earth.
Find out more about Vanishing of the Bees and watch the trailer here
A gigantic network of underground tunnels, which presently are hewn out of the bedrock in Finland will be filled with high-level radioactive waste, which must be kept isolated from human beings and other live organisms for at least 100.000 years into the future, not to render large areas uninhabitable.
Not only must the facility last 10 times longer than any manmade construction ever, it must also be able to resist all thinkable climate changes, erosion, and evolution. The real challenge, however, is to secure the facility from human intrusion.
The facility is finished 120 years from now. At that time it will contain max. 1% of the world’s nuclear waste, which today is kept in interim storages on the surface, and cannot be secured against societal breakdowns, natural or manmade disasters.
Find out more about Into Eternity and watch the trailer here
Filmed over two years, The End of the Line follows the investigative reporter Charles Clover as he confronts politicians and celebrity restaurateurs, who exhibit little regard for the damage they are doing to the oceans.
One of his allies is the former tuna farmer turned whistleblower Roberto Mielgo – on the trail of those destroying the world’s magnificent bluefin tuna population.
Filmed across the world – from the Straits of Gibraltar to the coasts of Senegal and Alaska to the Tokyo fish market – featuring top scientists, indigenous fishermen and fisheries enforcement officials, The End of the Line is a wake-up call to the world.
Watch the trailer and find out more about The End of the Line here
As part of the dogwoof January sale we are running a few special deals, reducing the price of shop items for a limited time only.
This week Bombay Beach's Alma Ha'el was nominated for
The Guardian 2012 'First Film' Award for her debut directorial outing.
To mark this achievement we are reducing the Bombay Beach DVD in the shop for the rest of the week - bag a copy now for £6.99
The rusting relic of a failed 1950s development boom, the Salton Sea is a barren Californian landscape often seen as a symbol of the failure of the American Dream. A sea in the middle of the Colorado desert. First-time director Alma Har’el visits this poetically fruitful terrain in her distinctive documentary Bombay Beach, and finds there a motley cast including a bipolar seven-year-old, a lovelorn high school football star, and an octogenarian poet-prophet. Together they make up a triptych of American manhood in its decisive moments, populating the Salton Sea’s land of thwarted opportunity.
True to her roots as a photographer, video artist, and music video director, Har’el crafts here an adamantly atypical and artistically innovative film—a dreamlike poem that sets the personal stories of these distinctive yet familiar characters to a stylized amalgam of observational documentary and choreographed dance, with music by Beirut and Bob Dylan, all cast against the atmospheric scenery of the titular ghost town. The result is a moving and surreal documentary experience—an evocative, symbolic portrait of rural America and its inhabitants. Winner of the Tribeca film festival doc competition.
As part of the dogwoof January sale we are running a few specialdeals, reducing the price of shop items for a limited time only.
Elections in Zimbabwe are coming up again this year, and a report in The Guardian today suggests Robert Mugabe may be strengthening his position.
Learn about the internal situation by picking
up Mugabe and the White African for just £6.99 until the end of the week
Michael Campbell is one of the few hundred white farmers left in Zimbabwe since President Robert Mugabe began his violent land seizure program in 2000. Since then the country has descended into chaos, the economy brought to its knees by the reallocation of formerly white-owned farms to ZANU-PF friends and officials with no knowledge, experience or interest in farming. Mike, like hundreds of white farmers before him, has suffered years of multiple land invasions and violence at his farm.
In 2008, Mike, 75 years old and a grandfather - unable to call upon the protection of any Zimbabwean authorities and unable to even rely on the support of his fellow white farmers, all facing the same brutal intimidation - took the unprecedented step of challenging Robert Mugabe before the SADC (South African Development Community) international court, charging him and his government with racial discrimination and of violations of Human Rights.
This film is an intimate account of one family’s astonishing bravery in the face of brutality, in a fight to protect their property, their livelihood and their country. The outcome of the court case potentially determining not just the future that lies ahead for Mike and his family, but the future of millions of ordinary Zimbabweans who continue to suffer at the hands of a dictator who, in setting his own countrymen against each other, has demonstrated that he cares only for power.
On the brink of losing everything, Mike and his family (wife Angela, daughter Laura and her husband Ben Freeth) stand united by their courage, their faith and their hope. Mike knows the personal risk to himself and his family that this case brings. Whatever the verdict by the court, this audacious and unprecedented stand may yet cost them their lives.
As part of the dogwoof January sale we are running a few special daily deals, reducing the price of shop items for one day only.
With the recent news of 'horse meat burgers', we thought it was a good time to reduce Food, Inc as today's deal, down to just £6.99
In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our
nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that
has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our
government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation's food supply
is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit
ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the
safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted
chickens, the perfect pork chop, herbicide-resistant soybean seeds, even
tomatoes that won't go bad, but we also have new strains of E. coli—the
harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans
annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among
children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.
Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield's Gary Hirshberg and Polyface Farms' Joel Salatin, Food, Inc.
reveals surprising—and often shocking truths—about what we eat, how
it's produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going