The Russian city of Sochi was a bizarre choice of host for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Known as “Russia’s Riviera”, Sochi is a traditional summer resort for Russia’s rich and beautiful, and, at the time that the International Olympics Committee made their decision, did not have a single venue fit for Olympic purposes. ‘Putin’s Games’ exposes the questionable nature of the entire Sochi nomination, whilst following the construction of a faux “winter” in a sub-tropical environment. The controversies become increasingly convoluted as the Winter Olympics draw nearer.
Since the movie was a co-production of Germany, Austria and Israel with no Russian money involved, Russian authorities could not censor the movie which is now getting noticed by an international crowd. Putin’s Games already won an award in Cannes for the 'best project' at the International television trade market and was presented in Amsterdam
The fate of the planet’s last untouched wilderness, the deep ocean, is at stake as a secretive international organization moves to allow corporations to strip mine the seabed for metals crucial to powering a carbon-free future.
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A provocative, visually stunning testament to a land and a people who have survived removal, exploitation and genocide – and whose best days are yet to come.
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A one-hour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent toxic stress