In 1802, the young Alexander von Humboldt led a scientific expedition to the Chimborazo in Ecuador, thought to be the highest mountain in the world and never before climbed.
When Martin returns from war, he finds that nothing is the way it once was in his village. He watches the few remaining villagers leave offerings in the town square for a giant monster and learns that whoever has nothing left for the monster is turned into stone.
In 1974 the Solomonic dynasty led by emperor Haile Selassie was overthrown by a Soviet-backed military junta, which established the communist People's Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.
A 13-year-old Indian boy is found unconscious after being attacked in the jungle by the evil spirit Fayu Ujmu. A shaman attempts to ritually tame the spirit and advises the boy’s father to capture it.
The themes of the media collage are the search for oneself in totalitarian societies and the relationship between art and power. After being rejected by the DEFA Studio in 1983, this project was the first Dammbeck produced after founding his own film company in 1990.
In 1830s Cuba, a rich slave owner’s son falls for Cecilia (Daisy Granados), a proud and beautiful mulatto girl. While revolution simmers and then boils on the island, his parents force him to marry a woman of his own class.
French colonists and Hurons fight against English troops and their allies, the Delaware. Only Chingachgook, a young Delaware, and his fair-skinned friend Deerslayer realize that the colonizers intend to exterminate the Native Americans altogether.
For more than 40 years, Quichua artists have painted colorful pictures of daily life, celebrations and traditions of their villages in the Ecuadorian Andes. In their work, reality and dreams blend with pre-Columbian myths and Christian influences.
Far away from the big cities, in the vast expanse of the Northern Prairies, a withdrawn group of people is practicing its stubborn way of life.
A 5-DVD set with five masterworks from revolutionary Cuba. Beautifully restored with new English subtitles and directed by three legendary filmmakers – Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Julio García Espinosa and Humberto Solás – they reveal a cinema unavailable to most people in the USA.