Examples of some of the documentary films produced and/or directed by Martin Guinness. We hope you enjoy streaming them. (Please note the videos appear not to play on Windows Explorer, but will play on Apple, Filezilla and Google Chrome.)
Cages of Shame The award-
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Through a Child’s Eyes Winner of Best Director award at the New York International
Film Festival: Filmmaker Martin Guinness goes on a voyage of discovery to meet seven
children who live in poverty in seven different countries: India, Egypt, New York,
Romania, Cambodia, Rwanda and Brazil, who share their experiences of life in poverty
so articulately while retaining their joyous spirit of childhood. Each child talks
about their day -
A Glorious Way to Die Winner of 13 awards at international film festivals. High adventure amid the wilds of a remote land. Featuring extraordinary footage of some of the strangest rafting you’ve ever seen. Every year Siberian rafters tackle the incredible rapids and canyons of the Altai Mountains in rivers that claim over 50 rafters each season. As the glacier melt swirls around the rocks throwing the white water high in the air, the rafters negotiate the deadly twists and turns of the river showing rafting rarely seen on film. Highly recommended.
Walk to Freedom The film is an emotional journey as a group of Australians travel to Thailand and uncover the mistreatment of elephants, and then undertake a rescue, a mountain trek and the release of a former trekking elephant to freedom into a sanctuary near the border with Burma. The group go through several trials and tribulations along the way, but are finally able to rejoice in the happy liberation.
Strung Out A stunning documentary film as colourful and vibrant as the orchestra
it portrays, taking you on the road and behind the scenes in China, the USA and Australia.
A behind the scenes look at what it is like to be a member of a highly-
The Ability Trek An inspiring film. The wild and wonderful adventures of Jacob Baldwin – who was born with cerebral palsy – as he traveled the length and breadth of Australia for four and a half years at 8Kms an hour to show that there is no obstacle that a person using an electric wheelchair can’t overcome. Along the way we get to see some of the Australia that isn’t often shown. The story ends in glory as Jacob meets and marries the woman of his dreams.
Life’s Burning Desire Follows Paul Mercurio and his dance company, the Australian
Choreographic Ensemble, in the creation of their dance piece "Contact". In an insightful
exploration of the creative genius of Paul Mercurio, the film explores Mercurio's
vision as a dancer through his experiences in the development and performance of
"Contact", a new dance theatre and multi-
e�s Burning Desire Follows Paul Mercurio and his dance company, the Australian Choreographic
Ensemble, in the creation of their dance piece "Contact". In an insightful exploration
of the creative genius of Paul Mercurio, the film explores Mercurio's vision as a
dancer through his experiences in the development and performance of "Contact", a
new dance theatre and multi-
I Will Be a Survivor Follows the experiences of three brave women and their families as the women progress through various paths of treatment for breast cancer. understanding the emotional and practical elements of such a journey, and providing accurate information on various treatment options. The women, all of different ages, backgrounds and family situations, each have different experiences
Peacemaker/Peacekeeper A moving account of what it was like to serve in United Nations
peacekeeping forces in Cambodia and Somalia. But what is it like at the "sharp end"?
What happens to a young man or woman who might never have been outside their own
country before? How do they re-
The Art of Ken Done A portrait of Australia's most successful artist, together with his family and friends including the writer Bryce Courtenay, architect Glenn Murcutt, and musician James Morrison. The film examines the business of being Ken Done, including the design business, and follows him as he meets up with his adoring fans in Japan, as well as to Fiji where, in relaxed holiday mode, he gets many of his creative ideas.
Moon Bears: The Hidden Truth This investigative film features the blatant, illegal anaesthetizing of a bear in order to drain its bile. There are over 4,000 bears in bear farms in Vietnam, some trapped in such tiny cages that they can hardly move. The condition that these bears are kept in (as in China) is incredibly cruel. But, in Vietnam, rather than having a catheter permanently imbedded, the bears are repeatedly punctured with a large needle to draw out the bile. The film also shows bears that have been freed from captivity.
Narrated by Peter Coyote
Playing for the Solomons Filmed during play-
A Bunch of Roses The ancient city of Fes in Morocco attracts to it an exceptional
number of women from other countries, a great many of whom have decided to make it
their home. One group of women call themselves a Bunch of Roses. The documentary
film “A Bunch of Roses” features eight of these women. They have come from Australia,
USA, France and Germany, and tell us what originally drew them to Fes and why they
now live there. They also talk about Fes itself and what it is like to live in the
city’s medina – the highs and the lows. Five are English-