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Sony PMW-F7, KD 5213 Vis3
All for Poland - Zamosc Uprising 1942-1944

The film aims to bring young viewer in an attractive and modern way, the tragic fate of the population living in Zamość during the Second World War, knowledge about forced displacement of the local population by Germans, pacification actions in these area and the heroic struggle of Poles in defense of the homeland. Screenplay by: Magdalena Kołodziejczyk, Rafał Kołodziejczyk Directed by: Magdalena Kołodziejczyk, Rafał Kołodziejczyk Director of photography: Paweł Iwaniuk Music by Rafał Rozmus Edited by Rafał Kołodziejczyk Producer: Polish Television. Branch In Lublin in cooperation with World Association of Home Army Soldiers - County of Zamosc.

By Rafal Kolodziejczyk
GH4, FJ 8543 VD
En Plein Air - Glacier National Park

A short film following visual artist Loralee Grace on an impressionistic journey through Glacier National Park in Montana, USA.

By Philip Carrel
DJI Osmo, KD 5213 Vis3
ANTHRAZIT

Anthrazit ist ein Film über den Abbau der hochwertigsten aller Kohlensorten. Aktuelle, teils meditative Bilder des großartig restaurierten Hasestollens im Osnabrücker Museum für Industriekultur werden collagiert mit historischen Aufnahmen, die verdeutlichen, wie hart der Abbau des "Schwarzen Goldes" zu Beginn der Industrialisierung war. Die schwebende Kamera, die durch den Stollen gleitet, wird besonders unterstützt durch ein reichhaltiges Musik- und Geräuscherlebnis in 5.1 Surround. Fazit des Films: "Wo Licht ist entsteht Leben!"

By Wolfgang Schott
FS7, KD 5213 Vis3
The Water Sommelier

Martin Riese is a water sommelier, which, despite what your brain might be telling you right now, is a real thing. Riese is perhaps the most well known of a very small pool of water sommeliers around the world who have made a profession of tasting, analyzing, judging, and ultimately spreading the good word about the many different flavors of water our tastebuds have been missing out on. For this film, we followed Martin from his home at the Patina Restaurant in Los Angeles to the first of its kind water competition and trade show in Guangzhou, China. Why? “Because water is not just water.”

By David Freid
FS7, FJ 8553 ET
Battle for Birthday Mountain

Norway wants to give Finland a mountain for its birthday. Bjørn Geirr Harsson is facing an uphill legal battle for an arctic mountain-sized birthday present between neighboring countries. Bjørn, a retired geophysicist of the Norwegian Mapping Authority, had an idea to fix an anomaly along the border between Norway and Finland, and give Finland what would be its tallest mountain for it’s 100th birthday. Considering the tumultuous history of international boundaries, this would be an unprecedented show of kindness between countries. But how exactly does one give away a mountain?

By David Freid
FS7, Plrd 600
Return to High Chaparral

Last year, we visited a theme park celebrating America’s mythic Wild West in wintery Sweden that became a welcoming home for refugees fleeing the Syrian civil war: vimeo.com/melfilms/highchaparral As strange as that sounds, this was a pretty good deal for about 500 people looking to start a new life. But with global political winds shifting toward isolationism, the Wild West response to a refugee crisis only lasts so long. We went back to see how the West was lost.

By David Freid
FS7, FJ 8553 ET
First Ladyland

Sevnica, the small medieval town in Slovenia where Melania Trump grew up, is officially open for business. That’s because, in many ways, our new First Lady is their new First Lady too. And now it seems the whole country is talking about their favorite daughter. Slovenia couldn't be further removed from her husband's vision for America, but Slovenians across the country are embracing The Donald and making preparations for a boom in tourism that, if all goes as planned, should start any moment now. If you try not to get too partisan for about 20 minutes, FIRST LADYLAND will make you smile bigly. But if we go missing, please check our coffee for cyanide.

By David Freid
FS7, FJ 8553 ET
Nobody Dies in Longyearbyen

"They say that when you're hit by the polar bug, you never leave." Don't say we didn't warn you. Nobody dies in Longyearbyen, or so goes the rumor. We went to the northernmost city in the world to find out why, and stumbled into the first act of a science fiction flick about something deadly, long buried in the permafrost.

By David Freid
FS7, FJ 8553 ET
Ferryman at the Wall

A visitor's guide to America's great big border wall. Originally proposed as an international peace park with Mexico, Big Bend, Texas has a unique relationship with its southern neighbor. For the past 40 years, Mike Davidson has been ferrying tourists across the Rio Grande for a little taste of Mexican life — but now a great big border wall might divide the park.

By David Freid