OVID.tv – NOW STREAMING: A Documentary Series on Modern Art & More

The Adventurers of Modern Art, the innovative six-part animated documentary series new to OVID—it was a hit in France, and sure to intrigue lovers of modern art everywhere.

Through illustrations, animation and original archives, plunge into artistic life at the turn of the 20th Century Paris through the eyes of Picasso, Dali, Apollinaire, Man Ray, Kiki and other luminaries.

OVID is also proud to make available Lorna Tucker’s Amá, the untold story of the involuntary sterilization of Native American women by the Indian Health Service.

Also new a documentary on wise peace activists’ advice for today’s political storms, another on all the forms a cooperative can take viewed through different self-help efforts in Canada, one doc on the emotion of resentment and how it defines culture today featuring an interview with Peter Sloterdijk among other philosophers and cultural theorists, and an intimate look at small-scale farming both on land and by the sea (a family oyster farm in Australia).

Read on for more details on these new releases as well as exciting news from our friends at Africa Is a Country:
The Adventurers of Modern Art
Directed by Amélie Harrault, Pauline Gaillard, & Valerie Loiseleux; ARTe and Icarus Films, Series (6 x 52′)

France Through illustrations, animation and original archives, plunge into Parisian life at the turn of the 20th Century with Picasso, Dali, Apollinaire, Man Ray, Kiki and more… who left an indelible mark on the 20th century.

Winner, Best Documentary, 2015, French Syndicate of Cinema Critics (Paris, France)

Winner, Best Documentary Series, 2015, the Club de l’Audiovisuel (Paris, France).

Elder Voices
Directed by David Goodman; Bullfrog Films, Documentary

Japanese Americans, European Jews and peace activists who came of age during the Depression and WWII address the political storm clouds gathering today.

“We must listen to the voices of the people in this important film. If we listen, and hear, we will learn about our history and about our world today. If we listen, and learn, we will be able to create better tomorrows.” —Wendy E. Chmielewski, George R. Cooley Curator, Swarthmore College Peace Collection

From Seed to Seed
Directed by Katharina Stieffenhofer; Bullfrog Films, Documentary 

Follows a group of Canadian organic farmers over the course of one growing season as they adopt agroecological growing techniques to create sustainable and resilient food and farming systems in the face of changing climate.

A Silent Transformation
Directed by Simon Brothers, Luke Mistruzzi, Anton Smolski, Mark Preston; Bullfrog Films, Documentary

The co-operative movement was built by people who took on the responsibility for their collective well-being in the face of government neglect, economic exclusion and cultural discrimination. A SILENT TRANSFORMATION sets out to explore the innovative self-help efforts of different communities across the Province of Ontario, Canada. By addressing their needs collectively they are helping to regain the radical vision of co-operation.

“Excellent! Like no other film I know of, A Silent Transformation shows the diverse forms this tradition can take.” —Nathan Schneider, Author, Everything for Everyone: The Radical Tradition that Is Shaping the Next Economy

The Toxic Reigns of Resentment
Directed by Jürgen Schaflechner & Tim van den Hoff; Bullfrog Films, Documentary

An interview film on the emotion of resentment and how it defines culture and politics today. Featuring interviews with Wendy Brown, Grayson Hunt, Rahel Jaeggi, Robert Pfalier, Gyan Prakash, Alexander Nehamas, Sjoerd van Tuinen, Peter Sloterdijk.

“A brilliant moral and psychological analysis.” —Nadia Urbinati, Prof, Political Theory, Columbia University

Amá
Directed by Lorna Tucker; Bullfrog Films, Documentary

The untold story of the involuntary sterilization of Native American women by the Indian Health Service well into the 1970s.

“Should be watched by all who want to understand the impacts of genocide and colonization within the United States.” —Nicole Lim, Exec Dir, California Indian Museum and Cultural Center

Farmsteaders
Directed by Shaena Mallett; Bullfrog Films, Documentary

Follows Nick and Celeste Nolan and their young family on a journey to resurrect Nick’s grandfather’s dairy farm as agriculture moves toward large-scale farming.


Oyster
Directed by Kim Beamish; Bullfrog Films, Documentary

Observes the daily life of a family running an oyster farm in a lake on the SE coast of Australia, as they deal with climate change, pollution, and the fickleness of consumers.

“Documents the ecological and social complexities of aquaculture in a volatile age…timely and visually memorable.” —Sarah Besky, Asst Prof, Anthropology, Brown University

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