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(200) 5.6 90 min 2018

Gift is a movie starring Marcus Alfred, Wayne Alfred, and Giorgio De Finis. Creative essay doc inspired by Lewis Hyde's classic bestseller The Gift. Chronicling gift-based cultures around the world and challenging the logic of...

Starring
Wayne Alfred, Marcus Alfred, Giorgio De Finis, Mingwei Lee
Genres
Documentary
Director
Robin McKenna

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Audio English  Deutsch  Italiano  Español  Français  Gaeilge  Svenska  Nederlands
Subtitles 日本語  Čeština  Português  Australia  한국어  Filipino  Tiếng Việt  हिन्दी 
Quality 480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres Documentary
Director Robin McKenna
Writer Robin McKenna
Stars Wayne Alfred, Marcus Alfred, Giorgio De Finis, Mingwei Lee
Country Canada
Also Known As Le don
Runtime 1H 30M
Description Inspired by Lewis Hyde's classic The Gift: How the Creative Spirit Transforms the World, GIFT is a richly cinematic film, interweaving character-driven stories. On North America's Pacific Northwest Coast, a young Indigenous artist and carver undertakes the elaborate preparations for a potlatch: to make a name for himself by giving everything away. In Rome, Italy, a factory occupied by migrant families is transformed into a living museum, protected by a barricade of art : a model of resistance, and an invaluable gift. In the pirate utopia of Burning Man, a mutant bumblebee art car distributes honey in a post-apocalyptic desert landscape. Meanwhile, in Auckland, New Zealand, artist Lee Mingwei prepares to launch Sonic Blossom, a transformative gift of song. GIFT is a tribute to something that can't be measured or counted, bought or sold. Exploring the parallels between artists' work and a gift economy, it's a reflection on the creative process, the reasons we labour in service of our gifts, and the beauty and challenges of fearlessly giving and receiving.

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Friday, 21 Aug 2020 13:32

This is a documentary about a couple that was having a child out of wedlock. I have seen the short documentary on Youtube called "Wives and Children" which talks about the differences between gay and straight couples. And I have heard the same about non-traditional marriage. So I was curious about this documentary. The couple is fantastic, both the husband and the wife are so supportive and encouraging of each other. The documentary shows the couple at their most vulnerable point. They have all the issues of a couple having a child out of wedlock. The kids are born in a really tough situation. There are some "gripe" parents. And of course, there is the fact that they are not parents of their own children. The husband had a wife who died. So he had to have another child out of wedlock. And it is a challenge for him, as he doesn't know what to do. I have seen the other documentary on Youtube called "The Family that Thrive", where the father talks about his experience with his children. But I have not seen the other one. I was hoping that this one would be more on point. But I have to say that it is a bit on the extreme side. They talk about the children being raised by a single parent. But the kids are always surrounded by the love of their parents. And there are some things that I can say that are really positive about this couple. The husband is so committed to his job and his family. He does not leave his family and his wife, they are not separated, and he cares for his children. I hope that this documentary will be good enough for someone to watch it and make up their own opinion. I have to say that I don't think that the documentary is perfect. It is a bit on the extreme. But I like it because it shows the reality of marriage and parenting. I think that this is a good way to show the world that love does exist between different couples.
Monday, 17 Aug 2020 21:15

I never thought I would see the day that an American news network would take on a foreign news subject. It is refreshing to see such a bold move and I applaud the team who took on this documentary. I was impressed with the fact that they were able to get a lot of information from the people who were actually there in the field. It was also really good to see how the BBC came to realize what the U.S. and NATO had been doing to their own allies. They were shocked to hear of how many people had been killed and wounded in the attacks on our embassies in Africa and the Middle East. It was also very revealing to see how the military and intelligence community in the U.S. were reacting to the news and why they didn't say anything to the media until it was too late. I think that the documentary really did a good job of putting the two sides of the story together. It is also a very important issue that is often overlooked in the media. I am sure that the CIA, FBI and the Pentagon are all still upset that the U.S. is still going to Pakistan to keep the Taliban in power. The media has been really quiet on this issue. It is also interesting to see how the American public has reacted to the news. They seem to be much more concerned with the Afghan war, the Middle East, and what happened in Libya than they are with the bombings in the U.S. I think that this documentary really does the country a great service. Hopefully, this will be the start of a series of documentaries that examine the situation on a much larger scale.
Thursday, 13 Aug 2020 04:42

I have been very interested in the history of the movement for homosexual liberation and the struggle for civil rights. I really enjoyed this documentary and thought it was very well done. The documentary features a lot of interviews with different people and it is very interesting to hear different perspectives from people who have been involved in the movement. The interviews include some very high-profile people like Richard Pryor, Adam Sandler, etc. I was impressed by the amount of people who had experienced their homosexuality and the impact that their homosexuality had on their life. It is also interesting to see people who have left the movement and these people have many stories about how much their lives have changed and how much they still struggle with their homosexuality. I found the documentary to be very informative and well worth watching. There is also a short documentary that is one of the most important aspects of the documentary. This documentary is called "A Bunch of Gay Guys" and it is about three gay friends who are in a lot of trouble. They are involved in a lot of illegal activities and they are about to be sent to prison. In order to make it all look like a very dramatic scene, one of the friends has his friend's dead body dumped on the street. The other two friends try to save the friend's life by planting him in a tree. This documentary is really interesting because it is so different from the way people talk about their homosexuality in society today. I really enjoyed watching this documentary and I recommend it to anyone who is interested in history and how the gay movement has been connected with the civil rights movement. 8/10


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