Hayat, a 12-year-old strong-willed girl, lives in a poor fishing village governed by dark tradition, in which every family must give away a daughter to the sea creatures who inhabit the waters near by. In turn, the sea creatures are hunted by the men of the village. Saved from this ordeal by her father, Hayat is outcasted by her village and considered a curse. But Hayat never surrenders. When Hayat’s mother gives birth to her new-born brother, Hayat must accept the brutal custom by sacrificing herself to these creatures or find a way to escape.
This short film shows various species of tropical fish at the Steinhart Aquarium in San Francisco, California.
Siren has lived her life thinking she's an ordinary girl, in an ordinary town. On her 12th birthday, she learns that she's far from ordinary.
A glimpse into the collective memory of the city of Chicago at the invitation of the Chicago Film Archive. In a very associative way, the experimental anthropologist and cineast Silva sampled a mini city symphony from 35 films, limiting himself purely to existing visual material. The soundtrack comes from Phil Cohran, known among other things for his work with Sun Ra.
Foul play is afoot on space-base Bullamanka. The conniving Lizard King has defeated the kindly Bandicoot King in a bizarre local game called "Squid-Tac-Toad!" But did he play by the rules? Michelle tries to beat the Lizard King at his own game. Can she keep the Bandicoot King - and her penguins friends - from going down the "gurgler"? What is a "gurgler," anyway? In this wild adventure filled with action, intrigue, Red-Naped Ibs and Yellow-Capped Whopper Dingys, you and your family will learn why God likes it when we play by the rules.
Scales of Justice is a three-part Australian drama miniseries, made in 1983 by director Michael Jenkins. It was one of the most controversial Australian mini-series ever produced, examining corruption in all levels of law enforcement.
Not strictly TV productions, "The Scales of Justice" were cinema second features produced for Anglo Amalgamated running around 30 minutes and followed the "Scotland Yard" series of shorts also introduced by Edgar Lustgarten. Production was sporadic (presumably filling gaps in the Edgar Wallace schedule), the first three released Nov-Dec 1962, a second batch of three released Sept/Oct 1963, two more in Feb 1965, one in Dec 1965 and a final batch (in colour) Sept 1966 to March 1967. The usual Merton Park recipe of familiar British actors in tightly plotted screenplays (based on real cases) with better than usual B movies production standards. All thirteen have now (Oct 2012) been released on DVD by Network.