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(255) 7.6 80 min 2018

What if running could lead to enlightenment? 3100: Run and Become follows an unassuming Finnish paperboy in the Self-Transcendence 3100 Miler - the world's longest race. His story takes the viewer around the world to the Kalahari Desert, the mountain temples of Japan and the Navajo Reservation.

Genres
Documentary
Director
Sanjay Rawal

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Thursday, 27 Aug 2020 06:07

The purpose of this documentary is to show how the Russian KGB targeted hundreds of Ukrainians and other foreigners to spy on them and them to spy on each other, this included people like Americans. Those people, who had nothing to do with the KGB activities, were targeted by the KGB in order to discover who they were, and why they were doing things that were illegal. The documentaries is mostly about Mikhail Ponomarev, but it also tells about Vladimir Kryuchkov, a spy who was captured by the KGB. The documentary doesn't make a complete clear picture on the whole subject of spying, but we do get some knowledge about the basic idea behind the idea of spying and the people who did the spying. The documentary does not reveal much about other aspects of spying and who they did the spying, but it does show a different side of the "KGB". Although it is a good documentary, it is much too simple in its presentation. The style of the documentary is almost minimal. The interviewees, for example with Vladimir Kryuchkov, are very clear in their position. They do not say many things that are not important, and they only have a very brief description of their own life, and the explanations of the problems they have in their own country. That made it really difficult to understand their background and to understand how they came to be where they were. I think the documentary would be much more interesting if they did make a more detailed analysis of the problems they had in their country. Another aspect of the documentary is the music, which is very effective at different moments in the documentary. One of the most important parts of the music is when the names of the Soviet leaders are playing, that adds a lot of life to the documentary. In my opinion, the music is good and is very effective at different parts of the documentary.
Monday, 10 Aug 2020 12:13

This documentary is not an attempt to debate the issues. It's not a propaganda campaign. It's not some homage to Team Indus. It's a personal look at three contestants who first broke the Indian sub-continent's endurance record. It's an unlikely story that deserves a bigger audience than it has now. It's fascinating to watch the stories of the three contestants, and there is much to be learned from them. But there is little to go on other than facts. The few available details are sparse and two were working for their mates and not their respective tribes. None of the contestants reported the rapes, murders or war-murders with which they were so inundated. Their stories seem to be disconnected from the incidents that made them famous. Those who tell of being traumatized by their experiences have little to offer besides her voice. The documentary's voice is more art than science, a work of fantasy, rather than a serious investigation. It's possible to suspend disbelief, and to marvel at the unbelievable. The last hour of the film is no exception. The Indians themselves provide a lot of factual detail, but these are hardly included. Instead, the film turns to the local villagers and the human misery they have endured. The implication is that the Indus was their home, and the people whose lives they 'allowed' to be lived. Some of the memories are sadder than the others, but they are true. There is no way to watch this film and not be affected by it. We cannot always agree with what the filmmakers present, but we cannot dismiss what they do not.
Tuesday, 28 Jul 2020 03:44

The majority of the people who are "watching" this film are going in to it with very high expectations of what they will find. These expectations are naturally, simply wrong, because there is absolutely nothing "interesting" about this documentary. The film starts out in a lab setting (since it is being put on in a lab - something which I understand is never done because you need to cut stuff to get to the good stuff) and proceeds to show us both the interesting things and the not so interesting things. Yes, there is a little bit of exciting stuff. The research project is interesting, and what is presented on screen is fascinating. The differences between the people in the studies are interesting. But, it is not until we get to the lab that we start getting the punch line. We start to realise that the interesting parts are actually boring. By now, we are so caught up in the research that we actually forget about what is interesting. It is clear that this was intended to be a comedy. It was a bad comedy. There was a big problem with this comedy - it was too funny. The "entertaining" parts were overly cliched. There was the scene of the guy hitting the girl (that one was pretty good). But this is not enough. The jokes aren't funny. And while I am not a fan of the gay jokes (especially the way they were presented) the jokes in the end were actually quite funny. The parts where the gay jokes were mixed in with the serious parts (not too hard for me, I am straight, I don't really care that much) made me laugh out loud. This is not to say that I am saying that the gay jokes are bad, and the jokes in the end are not bad. But they are not funny. And if the jokes are funny, then the rest of the film is not funny. The fun scenes from the start are not really funny. The real fun is to see what happens next in the research. I think that the film makers were just doing a comedy, because they couldn't think of anything to make the film interesting. As a summary, this film is a bad joke that has been put together to try and be good. If you have a brain and you have nothing else to do, watch it.
Sunday, 19 Jul 2020 18:41

I found this very interesting - I've known about this since 2001, but never had the desire to watch the whole series. Especially the second half of the film was too long, and seemed to jump back and forth. Still, there's something I learned from watching this and with the exception of two scenes, "Run and Become" is short and sweet. The whole premise of the film and the lengths those involved went to for the sake of accomplishing their goal was great entertainment. The incredible performance of Sarah Roemer was really what got me interested. She's amazing, and I'm really surprised she wasn't nominated for Best Actress. Her performance was fantastic, but so was the work of others. When I left the movie, I knew I hadn't been conned into buying the DVD, and I was really glad I did! The DVD was a better investment than I expected. I think I'll buy the DVD for my collection. I really enjoyed this film. The concept behind the story is very interesting, and a lot of the people involved are very talented. I really hope more people take the time to watch this. Maybe it will inspire you to follow your dreams, to try to accomplish your goals, to do whatever it takes to get where you want to be. I'm sure it has helped many people. I think if you are looking for something to help you on your dream journey, this movie is a great place to start. It will probably inspire you to follow your dreams, whether you are following through on your own, or whether someone else is helping you on your way. I really enjoyed this film, and would recommend it to anyone who has the urge to take action on their dreams, and who wants to know how it feels to do it.
Wednesday, 08 Jul 2020 22:01

The last time I watched this documentary, I felt a lot more connected to it. I felt like I was watching a real documentary about real people. The guys who were doing the editing and music videos have been stuck in jobs they hated for 20 years. They used their only actual talents to create a documentary that truly reflects their lives. And there's not a single person here who isn't well aware of the job being put upon them. It's the most hard thing a lot of people ever have to go through to get somewhere in life. I also felt more engaged with the songwriter when I watched it after the previous documentary. The songwriting was amazing, but it could have been even better if it were presented in a different way. I'm a HUGE fan of rap music. I've seen everything in the world. This documentary shows just how far all of this could have been, if it wasn't for the companies and who they are. I felt more connected to a lot of these artists when watching this. I feel like I learned a lot about what their job is, and the things they go through to get there. Maybe the real people who will become famous in this world are the guys who will go through it and do whatever is necessary. It also highlights the fact that people will do anything to get ahead. I feel like these guys are heroes in this documentary because they put themselves in these situations to make something that is so far from their comfort zone. There's no other way to say it. This is a true and honest look at how musicians live in a world that has been dictated to them for so long. If you ever get the chance to watch it, do it.
Tuesday, 30 Jun 2020 13:11

The Rise of the Japanese VCR is a documentary about the struggles of Japanese Americans living in the mid-80's in American suburbia. This period in American history is a time where the Japanese Americans were most discriminated and discriminated against by their own country. Even though the producers claim that the American public never spoke out against the Japanese Americans, the documentary really highlights the fact that many Americans were under the impression that they were only limited to eat in a restaurant or get married by a white guy, but really the Japanese Americans had it really bad. It was more difficult for the Japanese Americans than other Americans to even get to school because the schools were not open to them. I thought the documentary was very important because it does show how the Japanese Americans really suffered and how they were discriminated against by their own country. It also shows the social importance that VCR's had during this time and how much of a significant part it played in the lives of Japanese Americans. The documentary really documents the low point in Japanese American history. After the American Civil War, Japanese Americans didn't really have the rights that they had and they did struggle for them. Even though I felt that this was a very important documentary, I still felt that it was very lacking. It really does showcase the fact that the Japanese Americans really suffered and still suffer, it was just a bit too short.


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