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ORWELL COMES TO AMERICA
Producer: Salim Khassa   |  Written By: Jacques Stival  |   Production Year: 2014 |   Running Time: 78 minutes  |  Country: France  |  Genre: Documentary
The controversial entrepreneur from Hungary who heads his enormously successful “Quantum Fund” continues to be a very controversial figure upon the Financial, Political and Cultural frontiers not only in America, but the entire world. In this compelling documentary by LBYL Films, George Soros reveals his wide variety of insightful opinions and viewpoints which often ruffle-the-feathers of conventional wisdom. His keen incisiveness on all issues resonates within a broad scope of his public following. Mr. Soros is a lightning rod for criticism, both positive & negative, depending on each viewer’s point-of-view. Regardless of what political persuasion a viewer maintains, Mr. Soros cuts deeply into the issues of ours time, going beyond mere headlines atop a newspaper or internet E-zine. As part of a fascinating panel of New York City’s brightest intellectual, Mr. Soros illuminates the audience with his bright offerings of wisdom on modern journalism and how it effects our homogenizing modern global society. At 60 minutes, director Salim Khassa has placed together a tightly-wrapped, intelligent documentary endeavor reflecting the inner workings of one of the most intriguing personalities in today’s society.
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Muhammad Ali: The Greatest
Production Year: 2014  |   Running Time: 60 Minutes  |  Language: English  |   Genre: Music, Documentary
A warrior-poet from the poor side of the tracks became the Greatest fighter of All-Time. An Olympic Boxing Hero and sports icon that is loved throughout the world, Ali the legendary boxer, funnyman and humanitarian are explored in this wonderfully produced documentary. A man who was driven by his ambition to be the best, Muhammad Ali is a name that that still to this day puts awe into the hearts & minds of millions of sports fans globally. Those who knew him best, “Sweet Science” Experts of the world of boxing, relive the legendary fights and explore the life of Boxing’s greatest warrior, entertainer and boxer, Muhammad Ali.
Resistance – Nelson Mandela
Resistance – Nelson Mandela
Producer/Writer: Nelson Silva  |  Executive Producer: Brian Aabech  |  Production Year: 2013  |   Running Time: 60 Minutes  |  Language:English  | Genre:Documentary
History never forgets its heroes, its legends and its victims. During the 20th century there is only one name that stood out and was shouted around the globe, his struggle for fairness and equality spread across the planet and left no one indifferent. Nelson Mandela is a symbol for peace and a synonym for liberty. Explore the life and legacy of a man who alone changed history. With interviews with close relatives and historical archives, this documentary will send you back in time to understand Nelson Mandela and to discover what changed in South Africa.
Drive In Movie Memories
Drive In Movie Memories
Production Year: 2001  |   Running Time: 57 Minutes | Genre: Documentary
A sublime tribute to the golden movie era’s Outdoor Venues, “Drive-In Movie Memories” is a heart-felt and highly informative homage interspersed with conversations conducted with directors, film stars and “car-drivers” who frequented the large open sites which perfectly combined America’s two Love-Affairs together…the MOVIES and AUTOMOBILES. Magnificently edited, a viewer is whisked back to a simpler time in the USA with newspaper clippings, ads and classic black & white footage of the Drive-In theater complexes that dotted the landscape countrywide starting in the 1930’s and through the post WW II boom. The ultimate decline of the drive-in movies is documented also, where the 1970’s saw the coming of the “Multi-Plex” and VCR/DVD decades rising. Famed Film Critic Leonard Maltin is interviewed and many Hollywood luminaries. Co-Producers and authors, Don and Susan Saunders expertly take an audience down memory lane, and film buffs of any age or background will simply love DRIVE-IN MOVIE MEMORIES.
Beyonce: Beyond the Glam
Beyonce: Beyond the Glam
Production Year: 2014  |   Running Time: 60 Minutes  |  Language: English  |   Genre: Music, Documentary
Beyonce is a global mega-star who is synonymous with talent and success. As a pop sensation, she’s won 16 Grammy awards, became a Hollywood actress as well as a breakout fashion designer. Her lyrics have inspired and entertained millions of people in hundreds of countries around the world. In “Beyond the Glam, we learn how Beyonce started off from humble beginnings in her hometown Houston, Texas and how she rose to fame as the lead singer in Destiny’s Child, and then to her global success as a solo artist. Featuring interviews with Beyonce and her Destiny Child’s singer Kelly Roland, this program is full of rare behind-the-scenes footage revealing a never-seen-side of the stunning superstar.
The Bottom Billion
The Bottom Billion
Director: Salim Khassa  |  Producers: Salim Khassa & Don Henry  |  Associate Producer: Grameen Foundation | Associate Writers: Lee R Heng & Salim Khassa|    Cinematography: Lee R Heng & Salim Khassa Salim Khassa & Don Henry   | Production Year: 2013  |   Running Time: 60 Minutes  |  Visual Effects & Sound Mixing: DU ART STUDIO | Genre: Documentary
The hour-long documentary entitled THE BOTTOM BILLION explores the colossal worldwide economic crash in 2008 and features incisive and provocative interviews with key experts which yield a fresh perspective on the contributing causes. The global consequences were severe as the fifth anniversary of the Market crash make us all aware of the lingering “Great “Recession,” and it’s effect on local, world and each person’s own economical affairs. THE BOTTOM BILLION is a compelling and timely review which lead viewers to further questions such as… “ Can another crash happen?…and is it imminent? A can’t miss documentary, The BOTTOM BILLION focuses on the perspective of those most in need, and will be eye-opening for all viewers.
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Twilight: Broken Hearts
Production Year: 2013  |   Running Time: 60 Minutes  |  Language: English  |   Genre: Music, Documentary
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are two of the hottest young stars in Hollywood today. While their roles in the massively popular Twilight Saga have propelled them to superstar status, they have also proved to be very accomplished actors outside of the franchise in a variety of challenging films. However, not just their on-screen appeal has captured attention of fans and media alike, but their off-screen romance that mirrored their on-screen passion has everyone talking. This documentary film looks at their rise to fame, their success as Bella and Edward in the Twilight franchise, delves into their romance as two star-crossed lovers fulfilling the fans’ desire for them to be together and looks at their futures as bone-fide A-list Movie Stars.
Twilight: The Robert Pattison and Taylor Lautner Saga
Twilight: The Robert Pattison and Taylor Lautner Saga
Production Year: 2013  |   Running Time: 60 Minutes  |  Language:English  |   Genre: Music Documentary
The Twilight Saga has become one of the most successful film series of our time. The multi-billion dollar franchise came to a close in 2012 with the release of Breaking Dawn- Part 2. From the first film Twilight in 2008, heartthrobs Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner set tongues wagging and won over millions of fans from all over the world. This tells us the inside story of how the main stars of the show shot to fame and what the future holds for them.
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Taylor Swift: Super Star
Running Time: 60 minutes  |  Genre: Music, Documentary
The singer-songwriter completed her transition from country star to pop superstar with the launch of her 5th studio album ‘1989’, the top album release of 2014 with over 3.5 million copies sold worldwide – making her one of only three platinum albums last year. That new state of affairs is partly due to the rise of streaming, a distribution system of which Swift has become one of the most outspoken critics, pulling her music from Spotify in November and forcing Apple in June to pay artists during their service’s free trial period. With her sold out tour ‘The 1989 World Tour’ currently underway, Taylor Swift is one of the hottest music acts in the world right now. With exclusive interviews and footage, discover the remarkable story of the most powerful woman in Pop.
Circle of Fear
Circle of Fear
Director: Salim Khassa  |  Producers: Salim Khassa  |   Production Year: 2007  |   Running Time: 120 Minutes | Genre: Documentary
This compelling One-hour documentary highlights the fears and changed dreams of New York City citizens in a post “9/11” world. People from all-walks-of-life deliver their problematic concerns about Safety, Media Bias and improper government manipulation in a now-changed decade after our nation and it’s largest city were attacked by terrorists. Share their perspectives and insights as a pattern emerges of determination, wisdom and perseverance from a well-informed group of citizens who “See the Big Picture.”
Selena Gomez Living the Dream
Selena Gomez Living the Dream
Producer/Writer: Nelson Silva  |  Executive Producer: Brian Aabech  |  Production Year: 2013  |   Running Time: 60 Minutes  |  Language:English  | Genre:Documentary
From being a huge Disney star, to releasing one of the most successful albums of 2013. Selena Gomez is an actress, singer, and entrepreneur. She first hit the scene when she starred in ‘The Wizards of Waverly Place’, one of the most successful shows in Disney’s history. She then went on to become a global superstar as a recording artist, with her album ‘Stars Dance’ going on to become a multi platinum. Follow Selena’s journey from child phenomenon to international sensation, with interviews from showbiz experts and Gomez herself. Selena Gomez is living the dream.
Michael Jackson : Unmasked
Michael Jackson : Unmasked
Production Year: 2014  |   Running Time: 60 Minutes  |  Language:English |   Genre: Music Documentary
So much has now been said about the turbulent life and phenomenal career of Michael Jackson that it has become almost impossible to disentangle the man from the myth. Perhaps more than any other icon in history of popular music, Michael Jackson remains a charismatic but elusive figure of heated debate. But one fact will forever remain undisputed… his extraordinary talent for creating truly original music, loved by millions. And despite setbacks that would have ended careers of lesser men, Michael Jackson’s legions of fans remain as loyal today as they have ever been and his accomplishments as the King of Pop during the 1980’s will always remain some of the most impressive in music history. Featuring candid contributions from Janet Jackson, Brook Shields, Gladys Knight and from the King of Pop himself. Plus rare behind the scenes footage, this documentary dares look into the life of one of the most enigmatic and flamboyant pop stars of our time.
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Adele
Running Time: 60 minutes  |  Genre: Music, Documentary
At such a young age Adele now commands such iconic respect from her fans and music contemporaries a like. With sold out concerts around the world and multiple awards to her name Adele came from humble beginnings and has gone on to be one of the biggest Artists in the world. This program tells her incredible story.
Chasing the Dream
Chasing the Dream
Director: AJ Shepard  |  Producer: AJ Shepard |   Production Year: 2010  |   Running Time: 120 Minutes | Genre: Documentary
The film expresses the struggles and personal lives of artists and their daily struggles with making one’s dreams a reality within the Entertainment Industry. One actor in particular decides to choose marketing himself as a way to be heard and seen in the business. When the actor decides to choose his career as a full-time passion suddenly, adversity began to follow with his family members and set backs within the acting community. However, he vows to continue his fight to the finish or at least die trying.
Day in the Life of Dode
Day in the Life of Dode
Director: Sean Adair  |     Production Year: 2013  |   Running Time: 75 Minutes | Country: United States | Genre: Documentary
Dode and Charlie are struggling actors who meet a cute woman on the subway, then coincidentally run into her later on a film set. Bad behavior ensues creating a schism between the trio of actors. Charlie trades his soul to a demon for an acting role in a movie, and all sorts of twists and turns occur forming a gnarled knot of humor and drama, and consequently, the audience is even asked to participate as the tale comes to its conclusion.
Human Factor
Human Factor
Director: Rudradeep Bhattacharjee  |  Cast: Gregory D. Booth, Enoch Daniels, Naresh Fernandes  |   Production Year: 2013  |   Running Time: 76 Minutes | Country: India | Genre: Documentary
This touching documentary delves into the fascinating story of “the Lords,” a family of Parsi musicians who collectively worked for over Six Decades years in Mumbai’s film orchestras. ‘The Human Factor’ is a project which gives voice to a silent fraternity of musicians who have been part of many a magnum opus of Indian music, and quite influential in forming a beautiful mixture of the many genres of India’s myriad musical varieties. Their story has been unknown to the world…until now. The Human Factor will touch every viewer at their emotional core.
Justin Timberlake – The Man of the Hour
Justin Timberlake – The Man of the Hour
Producer/Writer: Nelson Silva  |  Executive Producer: Brian Aabech  |  Production Year: 2013  |   Running Time: 60 Minutes  |  Language:English  | Genre:Documentary
“Justin Timberlake: The Man of the Hour” is an inspiring and compelling One-Hour documentary of one of the Top entertainment personalities on the globe. Starting from his Memphis Tennessee roots he was destined for fame and accolades in music and in film. His meteoric rise from ‘N Sync to Hollywood is well defined through interviews of those associated with the career of the multi-talented singer/actor. Clips present the human side Justin Timberlake, who has gone beyond the up-front fluff of entertainment to begin a Charity Foundation for Schools which contributes to the creation of music programs that many school districts have dropped completely due to lack of funding. From recent movies “Social Network” to “Friends with Benefits,” to his 2013 CD release, “The 20/20 Experience,” Timberlake’s energy appears limitless and projects are flooding in for him to take on. This documentary is compact and incisive in its delivery and exciting subject matter, one of the most influential entertainers in recent modern history.
Justin Bieber: Rising Star​
Justin Bieber: Rising Star​
Production Year: 2014  |   Running Time: 60 Minutes  |  Language:English |   Genre: Music Documentary
With the release of her eighth studio album, Britney is back and she’s workin’ it! This documentary chronicles the career of international superstar from her more innocent years with the release of “Baby One more Time” to being the highest paid judge on US X Factor and collaborating with Will.i.am on her latest album. She is worldwide a pop icon, who continues to grow and deliver to her fans. This is her inside story.
Crumbling Dreams
Crumbling Dreams
Director & Producer: Salim Khassa  |     Co-Producer: Kevin Okuhara  |   Running Time: 52 Minutes | Film Editor: Matt Levie & Salim Khassa | Genre: Documentary
A dramatic and startling documentary revealing the terrifying effects of 1989 Earthquake in San Francisco, with detailed interviews and pictures portraying the horrifying damage and suffering inflicted by the lurch of the San Andreas fault and Mother Nature. Up-Close interviews with residents who share their courageous experiences and difficulty during the first shocking moments and then how they had to endure the aftermath, fires, crumbling structures, etc. Clearly, Mother-nature gets the upper hand but the human will is even stronger, as humans bond together in the worst situations to assist each other.
Britney Spears: Workin’ It
Britney Spears: Workin’ It
Production Year: 2014  |   Running Time: 60 Minutes  |  Language:English |   Genre: Music Documentary
With the release of her eighth studio album, Britney is back and she’s workin’ it! This documentary chronicles the career of international superstar from her more innocent years with the release of “Baby One more Time” to being the highest paid judge on US X Factor and collaborating with Will.i.am on her latest album. She is worldwide a pop icon, who continues to grow and deliver to her fans. This is her inside story.
JLO: Let’s Get Real
JLO: Let’s Get Real
Production Year: 2014  |   Running Time: 60 Minutes  |  Language: English  |   Genre: Biographical Documentary
Her talents range from singing to dancing to acting and fashion. With a net worth over 250 million dollars, “ J. Lo ” has conquered the Latin American and pop music scene. From the streets of the Bronx to the red carpets of Hollywood and worldwide movie screens, she has achieved more than most women would dream of. Follow the story of one of the most talented and successful women in showbiz. The real Latina diva, Jennifer Lopez.
Shakira: Hit’s Don’t Lie​
Shakira: Hit’s Don’t Lie​
Production Year: 2014  |   Running Time: 60 Minutes  |  Language: English  |   Genre: Biographical Documentary
Follow the rise of one of the most successful International pop artists of all time. Known for her catchy lyrics and hip shaking dance moves, Shakira has had swept up hundreds of millions of fans around the globe. The singer of mixed Columbian/Lebanese descent has won numerous music awards including two Grammy Awards as well as being nominated for a Golden Globe. Learn how the Colombian-born star signed her first record deal at the tender age of 13, how her first two albums failed, perseverance prevailing, ultimately shooting to superstardom. Selling over 70 million albums worldwide has made her an adored entertainment idol, yet she also gives back as a United Nations ambassador to children and donates to many charities. Her popularity to soar making her one of most recognizable and best selling artists of all time.
Story of James Brown
Story of James Brown
Production Year: 2014  |   Running Time: 60 Minutes  |  Language: English  |   Genre: Biographical Documentary
Often referred to as the “Godfather of Soul,” James Brown is one of the founders of funk music and is a major figure of 20th century popular music and dance. This program features interviews with the man himself, live performances, interviews with band members Bobby Byrd and Maceo Parker Jr. James Brown was an instrumental force in sculpting the American Musical Landscape of the Twentieth Century and beyond. His contributions to most all forms of modern music are limitless.
The Ride Reserved
The Ride Reserved
Director & Producer: Salim Khassa  |   Running Time: 60 Minutes | Genre: Documentary
Full feature length of the cabdriver in major urban city. The dramatic cross section of the 24 hour life engine of Metropolitan city, could not be captured any clearer then trough the twenty four hour cycle in a cab driven by three individual on connective three 8 hours shifts. Vibrant commerce is exhibited bursting through the typical bustle at major Airports morning arrivals. Scouting fairs, our Driver must find his customer springing through the arrival’s gate. He accelerate and screeches to a stop right in front of his feature fair. All over the city key cab-rides on each shifts are explored in depth interviews with passengers alike.
Revival of The Authentic Islam in San Francisco
Revival of The Authentic Islam in San Francisco
Director & Writer: Salim Khassa  |  Producer: Soloman Gali  |  Co–Producer: Ali Bouchabale| Director of Photography ( DP ): Michael E Manziello  |    Sound: Alex P  | Production Year: 2001  |   Running Time: 90 Minutes  |  Visual Effects & Sound Mixing: DU ART STUDIO  |   Genre: Documentary
A full feature length documentary of the Revival Authentic Islam in San Francisco , featuring cross culture interviews with men, women and children in day to day situation and circumstances living out by Muslim principals. A remarkably intimate portrayal eye-opening especially for individual unfamiliar with authentic Muslim culture. A definite Must see for those who want to be fully informed.
Under the Boardwalk
Under the Boardwalk
Running Time: 60 Minutes | Genre: Documentary
A Ukulele Love Story tells the story of how a small house party in Santa Cruz, California grows into the biggest ukulele club in the world. It is also the story of how a small instrument makes a long journey from Portugal to Hawaii to the mainland, lands in people’s hearts, and creates a uniquely Hawaiian-American musical tradition now experiencing a world-wide revival. The Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz and the ukulele instrument itself are the two main characters of the film. Their stories are inter-cut, as both overcome humble beginnings to meet with unlikely success.
Kneb La Hold On
Kneb La Hold On
Production Year: November 2013  |   Genre: Documentary
Haiti is a seen as a country of poverty waiting for help. Kenbe La ~ Hold On follows Haitian leaders who believe in the importance of Arts education & outlets for creative expression. Filmed before/after the January 12th, 2010 earthquake, Kenbe La chronicles the work of musicians & teachers of the Holy Trinity Music School in Port-au-Prince and Dessaix Baptiste Music School in Jacmel. Their experiences illustrate ways in which music education builds both strong character and supportive communities to help combat the intense needs that exist throughout the country. These stories reveal music’s ability to heal & unite amidst the most challenging circumstances.
Cable Car
Cable Car
Director: Salim Khassa  |  Producers: Salim Khassa  |   Production Year: 2003  |   Running Time: 120 Minutes | Genre: Documentary
This One-Hour documentary takes you on a ride from the past-to-the-present in San Francisco aboard a truly iconic marvel, the city’s renowned Cable Car. Created prior to the nation’s Civil War, this unique engineering marvel still transports citizens through the inner core of “The City by-the-Bay.” Inspect the system’s operational headquarters, find out its history and reflect upon the inventiveness and sheer delight through insightful interviews with riders that highlight one of our national treasures.