Films

10 documentaries to change how you see the world

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What I love about documentaries is that they open a window onto new people, places and cultures. Film makers can take you to locations that it might otherwise be difficult, if not impossible, to access. And not only do documentaries give you the opportunity to learn about life in other places, but they also have the amazing capacity to change the way we see [...]

Inspiring Women Travelers: Kristina Paltén is running Alone through Iran

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Some stories are almost too crazy to be true. I recently stumbled upon a trailer for a documentary film that was uploaded 9 months ago. Yet it couldn't be any more timely. The film tells the story of Swedish ultra-runner Kristina Paltén, who should become the first woman to ever cross Iran by foot. Let that settle for a moment. This is a woman who is not jus[...]

10 videos that will make you want to travel...NOW.

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Have you ever wondered what makes you choose your next destination? What inspires you to travel to one side or the other of the globe? Is it the culture of a nation, its people, its landscapes, its food? When it comes to me, it has to be a good mix of all of the above. I am always interested in visiting unexpected places and meeting people I don’t already kn[...]

Fight for your Dreams: Speed Sisters

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If you would have told me a few weeks ago, that one of my favourite films in 2016 would be a documentary about car racing, I would have shook my head in disbelief and told you to do your homework better. I'm not interested in racing sports whatsoever. And yet, I am a film buff and have signed up for the #52FilmsByWomen challenge this year, to see at least on[...]

The Propaganda Game - a documentary on North Korea

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What do you know about North Korea? Let me help you with a few basics I know from the news. It owns nuclear weapons that could allegedly reach the west coast of the United States; there is an incredible food shortage causing the population to starve; their dictator managed to shut down the theatrical release of a US-American satirical film evolving around[...]

5 Films that make me want to Travel the World

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I love film festivals. The atmosphere in and around the cinemas is bursting of creativity. Film buffs and journalists from every corner of the world come together to celebrate and cherish film. Filmmakers from everywhere put forward their recent works of passion. On top of some great films there are extraordinary parties to dance instead of sleep. And th[...]

One to watch: Girl Rising

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If you're looking for something inspiring to watch then you might just want to check out Girl Rising. A groundbreaking film, directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins, Girl Rising tells the stories of 9 extraordinary girls from 9 countries, written by 9 celebrated writers and narrated by 9 renowned actresses. The girls faced arranged marriages, child[...]

Top Five Inspiring Outdoor Films

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Whenever I feel uninspired or bored or stuck, the only thing that seems to help, is watching outdoor films on the internet. I don’t know why, it must be something about courageous people getting really close to the edge, knowing they might fail, but never stop trying… or something like that. But I guarantee you this: Watching my Top 5 of great outdoor films [...]

Learn, Eat, Move

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4 days ago, an unknown filmmaker from Melbourne, Australia uploaded 3 travel videos on Vimeo. Today they have been viewed almost 4 Million times. So what makes those films by director Rick Mereki so special? With only a rough concept in mind, he and his team - consisting of camera man Tim White and sickingly handsome actor Andrew Lees - traveled through 1[...]