The Creation of Meaning

The Creation of Meaning

9 Episodes

Documentaries that explore the Creation of Meaning.

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The Creation of Meaning
  • 5 Broken Cameras

    Episode 1

    Guy Davidi and Emad Burnat • 2011 • Palestine-Israel

    A personal portrait of life in the occupied West Bank––a Palestinian farmer turned filmmaker documents life in his West Bank village as Israeli settlements grow closer and closer.

    A testament to the notion that the personal is inherently poli...

  • Bill Cunningham New York

    Episode 2

    Richard Press • 2010 • USA

    Richard Press' gentle and moving portrait of the celebrated street-fashion photographer doubles as a study on the changing city itself.

  • El Bulli: Cooking in Progress

    Episode 3

    Gereon Wetzel • 2011 • Germany

    Chronicling the process behind El Bulli's last season as a team of chefs embark on an exhilarating journey toward creating the perfect menu.

  • Hieronymus Bosch

    Episode 4

    Hieronymus Bosch, Touched by the Devil is a fascinating dive into the life and work of the highly controversial fifteenth century painter.

  • Jia Zhangke, A Guy from Fenyang

    Episode 5

    Jia Zhangke is one of China's greatest living directors. His friend, the Brazilian filmmaker Walter Salles, accompanies Zhangke throughout China—together, they visit Zhangke's hometown as well as several set locations from his ever-expanding body of work.

  • Sembene!

    Episode 6

    Compiled from rare archival footage and hours of exclusive footage, Sembene! chronicles the life and work of the legendary Senegalese film director, considered by many to be the father of African cinema.

  • The Disappearance of My Mother

    Episode 7

    Benedetta, an iconic fashion model from the 60s, wants to disappear. Her son documents her final act.

  • The Five Obstructions

    Episode 8

    Lars von Trier • 2003 • Denmark-Switzerland-Belgium-France

    Documents the re-making of Jørgen Leth's classic short film The Perfect Human through a maddening maze of obstacles imposed by his former student Lars von Trier.

  • Walking on Water

    Episode 9

    In 2016 the celebrated artist Christo launched The Floating Piers on Italy's Lago d'Iseo, an enormous dahlia-yellow path above the water that was eventually experienced by 1.2 million people. Yet the work was first conceptualized nearly fifty years before, a shared dream of Christo and his wife ...