Steam Aquarela


Water is the main protagonist, seen in all its great and terrible beauty. Mountains of ice move and break apart as if they had a life of their own. Kossakovsky's film travels the world, from the precarious frozen waters of Russia's Lake Baikal and Miami in the throes of Hurricane Irma, to Venezuela's mighty Angel Falls in order to paint a portrait of this fluid life force in all its glorious forms. Fragile humans experience life and death, joy and despair in the face of its power.

Other Titles
Aquarela: A Força da Natureza, Aquarela - L'odyssée de l'eau
Running Time
1 hours 30 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Viktor Kosakovskiy
Viktor Kosakovskiy, Aimara Reques
Germany, USA, Denmark, UK
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Aquarela» (17)

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You don't have to be a sailor to appreciate the beauty and magic of the oceans. Even if you are, you will be transported to another time and place in your life. This is a terrific film, full of great footage and a wealth of interesting facts. The actors are not the only reason to watch this film. I just loved the camera work, the beautiful editing, and the wonderful sound that goes along with the waves. The actors were both true to the era and a nice contrast to the rest of the footage. I could watch this movie again and again and never tire of it.

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Vincent Brewer

I have always been a huge fan of "Midnight in Paris", and this documentary is no exception. The interviewees are true, and the film is full of interesting and amusing anecdotes and jokes, not to mention beautiful, deep, poetic images. I really enjoyed this film, and was glad that I got to see it.

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Lauren Thompson

This movie is very well made. I think the way the director and the crew are able to make it as long and as pure as possible without any shortcuts or dramatization is very brilliant. When the movie starts, you're never bored. The images are just so mesmerizing. At first, when the airplane hits the ground, the viewers are still wondering about it. But in the end, it's like they know why it happened. What was it? Why did it happen? Why didn't the pilots think it was possible to do that? How did the controllers know? How did the plane respond? How did the crew deal with it? What if they hadn't heard it? What if they had been drunk? What if they had been injured? What if they hadn't lost contact with the ground? What if it was their last flight? How would they react? What if they hadn't been warned? What if they had survived it? The questions are so huge that they make the movie so much more powerful. I don't want to give much away, but the way the movie ends really makes you think. I think this movie is going to be a classic, just like "American Beauty" or "Airport."

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This is a documentary about the smuggling of various natural resources from the Amazon basin to the world market. The result is that about 90 percent of Brazil's oil supply is now in the hands of companies, not the government, in the form of crude oil (buying from corrupt companies) or products from the fields. These companies are run by businessmen who have money problems, and do not have the political authority to protect the natural resources. On the contrary, the companies are run by politicians and their supporters. The documentary also shows how Brazil's largest oil company has controlled the oil and gas in the Amazon, and how the Brazilian government has failed to create an independent authority to control the use of these resources. In the end, the political system has left the companies on top, and those responsible for the natural resources are working for private corporations, which are the richest in the world, rather than government. We learn that the richest private corporations have the government's permission to use natural resources for industrial purposes, while the governments are basically serving their own corporations. In the end, we see that Brazil's oil supply has been in danger of being sold to foreign companies, and that it is now at risk. As for the Amazon, the oil is pumped from the mine in the Amazon, rather than from the fields. This means that the government does not have the authority to stop the oil from being pumped, and that the public is already paying for the damage caused by the companies. What's more, this way of extracting oil, which has serious ecological and health impacts, has become the main source of income for the companies. The film is very interesting. It shows us how the Amazon is being ruined by the corporations, and how governments have been controlled by the corporations. The industry has controlled our politicians, and the politicians have been controlled by the corporations. The film ends on a positive note, because the population is finally starting to wake up. All these environmental disasters can be stopped, but it is not going to happen overnight.

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I'm not a big fan of documentary movies, but this one was very enjoyable. The director did a good job of keeping the audience involved in the story, the editing was very good, and the interviews were very well done. I'm not a big fan of the music, but it fit the story very well. The pictures were beautiful, and the locations were very beautiful. I've never been to Mexico, but it's really worth a trip to see it. My wife and I really enjoyed this movie.

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The documentary about this little-known author, more than half a century old, has been released. It tells the story of a man, Francisco Domingos Perez (Jacqueline Bisset), who, in the early 20th century, set out to publish books. But he was soon recognized as a genius and his books became a success. But by the early 1950s he was losing his grip on his fame and his papers were stolen. Finally, in 1957, he was arrested for "planning and executing a murder." Perez, who was actually an old and wounded sailor, claimed that he had only done it for the love of writing. In his confession, he had explained that he did not do it out of greed, but because he was the only one in his family who could read. But he could not commit suicide and died in jail. Many of the victims, of course, never realized that their loved ones were murdered, or that it had taken so long to get to the truth. The book was never published, but Perez continued to write until his death in 1977. And his story is fascinating, because he was an obvious anti-authoritarians. He tried to discourage the author, the real author, from publishing his work. The man who loved his books was his former wife and he was actually convinced that the author had committed suicide. There was no doubt, of course, that he was right. It was also interesting to see how the victims got to the truth and to know that the real author had never been caught. There is some very touching scenes in this documentary, too. Bisset gives an excellent performance as the author and is absolutely mesmerizing as the young and naïve woman who was an addict of morphine and alcohol, but who was also interested in literature and the arts. It is a pity that the film is not much longer than the 90 minutes it takes to run, because it is really not about the author, but about the author's struggle. It is an interesting story, one of the best written about in the history of the human race.

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This is the only documentary I've ever seen on the notorious drug war in Mexico. Not surprisingly, this documentary is very depressing and very very hard to watch, but it does a great job of conveying the truth of what goes on in Mexico. The interviews are interesting and informative, and the film is informative, too. The visuals are awesome, and I'm still laughing at some of the scenes. I really recommend this documentary. I don't know how they did it, but they managed to make this documentary as realistic as possible. There is also a great deal of footage of the women being tortured by the drug cartels. It's really hard to watch, but it is very sad. This documentary is definitely a must-see.

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Betty G.

I agree with most of the reviewers here. I love this film. I also thought that it was a great and unique look at the Mexico that was so spectacular and interesting in the 70's and the 60's, but not as fascinating or as striking in the 80's. I also felt that the film didn't tell the full story of the people that the makers of the film wanted to show. It felt as if they were trying to tell a story that wasn't as compelling as they wanted it to be. I loved this film and recommend it to all. I would also like to add that I feel that this film shows the Mexican culture and its uniqueness and the people that it attracted. I also felt that the director captured the spirit of the era very well. This is a wonderful film, not only for Mexicans, but for all people who are interested in the world of music, culture and modern life. 8/10

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Kathy Garza

The Aquarela is a compelling and powerful film, about the lives of an environmental activist and a newly married couple who attempt to make a home in the countryside, despite the challenges and dangers of living there. The film starts off with the wife (Elizabeth Maxwell) and her husband (Owen Teasdale) trying to build their home, using available materials and material of questionable value. They have to fight their way through local militia, abusive landowners, and an increasing threat of a war with neighboring tribes. The husband (who is a civil engineer) makes sure to warn them about the dangerous and dangerous materials used to build their home. As they struggle to get the materials needed to build their home, they begin to have an affect on each other. Through the movie, the wife becomes more involved in the environmental movement, becoming more involved in the movement as she and the husband become more involved in it. This culminates in the confrontation with the militia in the middle of the movie, a confrontation that is very similar to the one that took place in Placerville, California. This film is a must see for anyone interested in environmental issues. Elizabeth Maxwell is absolutely fantastic as the wife, and Owen Teasdale is excellent as the husband. This is a good film to see if you want to learn about the environmental movement and the problems with living in the "commune" in the countryside. It is a well made movie, with a strong cast and a strong message. It is definitely worth seeing. I would rate this film 9/10. Rating: 8/10

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Alice V.

I do not know how to describe this documentary, you can only feel that you are there with the people who are in that town. The story of the small community and the issues that are being faced daily is heartbreaking. I was moved to tears by this film and it made me realize that there is a lot of beauty in this world. I did not realize how much this town is truly blessed. It is amazing to see the people who have nothing and still manage to make a wonderful community. It is great to see so many people come together and work together to raise money for medical school. It is a great community and the people are so very kind. This film is very sad and it does not show the good in the world. However, this film does show the struggles that many are going through and I can truly see the people who have nothing and are still doing so much to make a difference. I do not have enough words to express my appreciation for this film and the people who put their hearts into this project. I would recommend this film to anyone.

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Susan H.

If you are interested in small scale environmental research, see this movie. The small scale is not overwhelming, but there is no small scale in this movie. The dialog is sparse, but the camera is constant. The story unfolds gradually, with the camera taking a kind of camera roll of the people as they move, with a glimpse of the terrain and a vision of the landscape. When the film ends, you have to wonder how much more you can learn from the people. It is a good thing to know about the people and their story, and the movie does that, but it is not a story you need to know from the start.

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Christopher S.

As a short documentary about the girl from the big city, this film is excellent. As a movie, it's ok, but the film is a bit disappointing, it could have been better. The main problem of the film is that the film lacks of a more interesting script. There are no interesting questions to ask and the film just ends on a very disappointing note. The story is simple and uninteresting, and the ideas presented are hardly new. It seems that the director is trying to tell a great story, but he doesn't manage it. The director doesn't explain any of the points he is trying to make, he just shows the main events in the story. It is a pity that the film doesn't manage to tell a great story.

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Jack E.

Aquarela is a powerful and harrowing documentary on the horrible conditions that migrant workers in the UK endure. It has been produced by ActionAid and is the first documentary on the subject. The film explores how migrants in the UK are treated by the authorities and the local communities in which they live. It's a compelling story and the footage is beautiful and extremely well shot. The pace is perfect, but it never drags and I was constantly engaged. The director, Melissa Moore, has a remarkable ability to engage the viewer and get to the point quickly, without ever letting up on the emotion or tedium of the situation. Her voice-over narration gives the audience the insight into the migrants' plight and their lives. The subjects are very real, some of them having spent years in slavery, and some having been abandoned by their families. There are many harrowing scenes, including one in which a migrant worker is forced to perform sexual acts on another worker and his child. The focus of the film is not on the horrific treatment, but on the migrants' ability to endure it. The film is very moving and brings home the grim reality of the human trafficking of these people. I really recommend it to anyone.

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This film shows how a small island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with a population of about 2,000 people, the main community on the island is what is left of the native population and how they have taken the traditional way of life of their ancestors and use it to survive. There is no weapons, no transportation, no electricity, no communication with the outside world and what little there is is with a language and no cars. The movie also shows the destruction of the old infrastructure and how this leads to the degradation of the entire community. A simple society can have something as simple as a few people and a few boats, but as the movie shows, the one who manages to survive is a very rare and beautiful species. I loved this movie and it was a very important documentary that you should see. I would recommend it to anybody and everyone.

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Amazing documentary about the problem of teen pregnancy in Mexico, and about a girl who is the first to be attacked. An important film, with a great voice-over, and the best movie I have seen about the topic of the cultural impact of the media on our young people. The following is just a short summary of the film, but it is a must see. Some people are so scared of the media's influence on their children, that they make them think that every piece of news they read, is false. Even when it comes from a respected newspaper, it is not always true, and the media is simply biased. If you are a parent, or know a parent, you will understand, and you will find this movie very educational. I thought it was very interesting, and it is full of beautiful footage, that I would love to see on film. If you want to know more about teen pregnancy in Mexico, or learn some useful facts about it, see it. It's free, and you don't need to buy it, it is very easy to get. And you will learn, and be changed. Also, you will learn, and be inspired.

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This is an extremely rare film from the seventies. I thought it was very well-made and did a great job capturing the youth of Mexico in the early 80s. In addition, I think that it is a very well-made film, as it is very relevant in the current youth issues of Mexico. The film does a great job of illustrating the impact of the United States of America on the youth and the society. I have found that films such as this are more representative of the state of our youth than most of the movies currently coming out. It is great to see that we are still making films, even if they are from the seventies. The film is a great film, well-made and does a great job of illustrating the youth of Mexico in the early 80s. I highly recommend this film to anyone interested in Mexican youth.

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Daniel Vargas

I am not an artist, and I have no particular interest in art, but this documentary was so well made and so well done that I will probably watch it again. I would give it an 8.1. That is what is needed to get a recommendation.