Steam Gift

Gift

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...

Other Titles
Le don
Running Time
1 hours 30 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Robin McKenna
Writer
Robin McKenna
Actors
Giorgio De Finis, Wayne Alfred, Mingwei Lee, Marcus Alfred
Country
Canada
Year
2018
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Creative essay doc inspired by Lewis Hyde's classic bestseller The Gift. Chronicling gift-based cultures around the world and challenging the logic of global capitalism, the film inspires the question: is life about getting or giving?

Comments about documentary «Gift» (25)

Kyle Graham photo
Kyle Graham

In America, we have many religions, so much so that they become a part of our national identity. However, there are certain fundamentalists and other religious nutcases who will never accept what we call an 'alternative' religion. They will say that only one 'true' religion exists, and that all other religions are wrong. In an attempt to prove this, they will threaten to burn us all at the stake. In its effort to take a look at the new religious movement that is growing in America, I saw a movie that dared to say that something had gone wrong with the United States religion. This movie has brought many Americans to the fore who will never accept that there are many different religions in this country. When I was in college, I witnessed the activities of a young Muslim girl who was walking through campus while the Muslim students looked on, silently. The girl was just as mysterious as the Muslim student, and she was just as ordinary. The reason I saw this movie was to see how a religion will look as a nation. It is true that some countries have their own version of Christianity, and it is true that the Catholic Church does not want to let it go. But the movie brought that point home. We all know that America has a lot of religions, and they have all come to become a part of our national identity. I know that many American people would find this movie offensive, but it is what is called an 'insight' into a nation that is at war with itself. We must all find this movie interesting. Most of us have probably been exposed to this movie in school. However, I believe that it has some new information that many Americans will not know. The people who made this movie say that it was shot in a first-class location. I think it is more appropriate to say that the movie was shot in a second-class location.

Linda Murray photo
Linda Murray

I was a little hesitant about seeing this documentary because of the subject matter. I've been around the drug world for over 30 years and have seen all of the issues that are thrown at us here. I just didn't want to put it out of my mind. For me, this movie was a breath of fresh air. I have to admit, it's not the best documentary ever made, but it is a breath of fresh air and I will tell anyone who will watch it that it's worth seeing. In particular, I was surprised at how much the point of view of the kids and the dad of the boys could go along with the subject matter. I don't think I've ever seen a documentary that went along with the drug scenes that took place so well. The point of the documentary is really a celebration of the drug scene and shows that the struggle of this drug is not the only problem with it's use, it's the big picture and the people that are involved in it. If you're an addict, this film will give you a lot of food for thought.

Pamela photo
Pamela

It's funny how easy it is to like some things about this movie, and then hate it for having a few "cheesy" moments that seem unnecessary. But that's what this movie is about - a slice of life of a couple of Russian teens who are backpacking in a European country. It's their first time to Europe, and they get thrown in jail. It's a new experience for them, and it's going to be a rough one for them. The police and the main characters seem to like this trip, the cops seem to like this trip, and the main characters seem to hate this trip. As a viewer, you may find yourself wanting to just be somewhere else, but the ending of the movie and its events make it a difficult ride back home. I really enjoyed the whole time I watched this movie, and I was laughing out loud a lot, and that is more than I can say for most of the movies I watch. I would recommend this movie to anyone that likes a comedy, and just wants to be entertained.

Frank L. photo
Frank L.

As much as I love Richard Linklater's "Whiplash", I think I have to agree with a lot of his critics here. This is a film about an African American drummer who is kicked off his band and is forced to move out of his mom's apartment, and into an apartment where he has a single mom to support. Then, he meets a Chinese family who are dealing with the same situation, and the filmmaker also talks to the musicians who play in that scene, including Linklater's sister and brother-in-law. I loved the way he was able to present each of these characters in a light and informative way. This is a story about friendship, about being a musician, and about why this is important to people. If you love a good story with more than one character, this is a film for you.

Megan O. photo
Megan O.

I am a huge fan of video games and have been a big supporter of the 'movement'. I have played almost every game I have ever seen. I feel like a gamer myself and I have spent hours and hours watching the news and reading about video games. When I started this movie it was one of those movies I was just waiting to see in theaters. It's so good. This is a huge moment in the game industry. It shows the industry's rise and fall, it shows gamers and the gamers and how video games have changed them and how they have changed the world. Not all gamers are as educated as these game journalists and these are not your typical gaming fans, this is gaming's biggest crossover and the only reason I gave this movie a 7 out of 10 is because of how many games are featured, the amount of gamers, the amount of passion, and the amount of people who want to share this. It is fantastic and I'm so glad to be a part of this. It's amazing how much the gaming community has grown over the years and how much has been done for gamers. Thank you to everyone involved in making this. You've made me proud and I'm so glad this movie came out.

Brittany photo
Brittany

The band not only told us what we should expect for a series of images - it was able to tell us what we were likely to experience. It may not be much, but the subject matter was well-hidden. The images and sound quality were very good. The band did a good job of displaying the images, and showing the viewer the context in which they were being used. There was a good deal of symbolism in the images, as well as a few extended and ambiguous images that had the ability to put the viewer in a certain state of mind. I highly recommend this movie to anyone, regardless of whether or not they know much about the Beatles. The Beatles and their music are best known for their ability to be new and bold - and for people to react with reaction and enthusiasm. But this movie does a good job of showing the complex and interrelated facets of the Beatles, while showing the simple inversion of the Beatles' music, that made their music the best that ever was. It is as though the Beatles were in a class and are in a little class: the Beatles as a gang of mates, as opposed to the Beatles as individuals. For example, the violence used in the movie - all the violence shown was quite mild compared to the other violent acts seen in the movie. It made sense, to me, that the violence was minimal because it was the Beatles doing the violence - which made the violence look as if it was just them. I also liked the fact that the movie did not try to push the audience to the point of seeing violence as the Beatles did. Instead, it gave us the 'context' of seeing these images. It was a good way to show that the Beatles could be anything they wanted to be, but always chose music. I would recommend this movie to anyone, regardless of their knowledge of the Beatles.

Sandra photo
Sandra

In 2009, BBC TV channel, T.V., aired an episode of "The Greatest Showman" directed by Baz Luhrmann. While it is obvious that Luhrmann is a talented film maker and that his style is unique, I have to say that the story itself was boring, boring, boring. It was about a boy (Zack), whose father had a heart attack, and is on life support. He is told that he must meet a woman (Naomi Watts), because he has a heart condition. She tells him that he has to do something he's not ready for, which is to go to the world's biggest "Festival of Blood" in Berlin. He has to do this, in order to save his father, who suffers from a condition that makes him not able to walk, talk and go to the bathroom in the same day. I found it very boring and a little boring to say the least. I thought I would have enjoyed it more, but this is just my opinion. Maybe I just like to be entertained, but I certainly won't say it will have a big impact on your life. I was impressed by the sound mix, and the visuals. I am not sure why I gave this a 7/10. The acting was not very convincing, and the story was not original. I found it to be very predictable. My rating: 7/10. Not recommended.

Bryan Phillips photo
Bryan Phillips

I got to see this movie on TV last night. I was expecting to see a child abuse documentary, but I was really surprised by the depth of this documentary. I found it to be an honest, sensitive look at the lives of children who have been abused by their parents. It doesn't judge them, but it shows them what their lives were like before the abuse, and it gives them a platform to discuss what they feel. They are not seen as "bad", as in a "bad person" like in many documentaries. Instead, they are seen as people who have to face their feelings and sometimes have to deal with the past. If you're a parent, I would recommend it. If you are considering an abusive relationship, I would recommend it too. I think the best thing to say about this movie is that it is well put together, and it's also very well done. It is not your typical Hollywood movie, and it doesn't try to be. It's a documentary that shows the truth, and it is one of the best documentaries I've seen this year. I hope that this documentary will inspire others to speak out and become more aware of what is going on in their own families, and to stand up for themselves.

Kimberly T. photo
Kimberly T.

This is an account of the lead up and subsequent events of the 2008 financial crisis. It focuses mainly on the crisis, but it does not tell the whole story. Instead it presents a chronology, shows excerpts from selected transcripts of interviews with bankers, the British Treasury and the Bank of England. It does not explore the reasons for the crisis, though that is important. The problem with the financial crisis in 2008 is that it was not a choice of governments, it was a choice of banks, and in the UK this was particularly a problem because the banks were owned by the City of London. We do not learn much about the risks of the bankers' loans, they were the riskiest borrowers in the UK. We are not told what steps were taken to reduce the risk and how this was not covered by banks' lending criteria. We are told that the problem was all the risk taken by the financial system, and that banks received the vast majority of the bailout money. In other words, the bankers lost. They got bailed out, not the banks. In retrospect, however, these remarks may seem a little extreme, because the system was not well-designed. However, the financial crisis may have been a wake-up call for bankers, who did not have much to lose by the risks taken. Banks can easily create short-term, ultra-low interest rates in order to create a low enough risk profile for themselves, and no one in the financial world had any idea how risky the loans were. As a result, banks failed to act on these risks. The 2008 financial crisis was not a mistake, it was an inevitable consequence of the banks' failure to properly assess the risks they were taking, and to fix those risks. This is a major mistake in today's world where bankers are much more aware of the risks they take and do little or nothing to fix them. They are certainly no angels. They have caused some spectacular losses, and there are many who have lost a great deal of their life savings in the collapse of the banks. Many of them are not so much victims, but rather perpetrators, who have not learned the lessons of the crisis, or have failed to learn them. It is unlikely that this was the fault of the bankers themselves. They were given a way to make a quick buck and to avoid paying the full costs of the crisis. Had they taken on the risks themselves, these costs would have been much more expensive. What banks need is more education on the risks they take, and more understanding of the

Patrick R. photo
Patrick R.

This documentary was an interesting look at what the Pope Francis has been doing since taking office, as well as his past as an author and so forth. I felt like it left some questions unanswered and a lot of questions unanswered. But I did get a good look into some of the issues he is fighting for and how this affects his future. It also revealed that the Vatican really wasn't as open to the idea of a parallel Vatican with the USA as the media portrays. It is obvious that the Vatican has been working to protect the Vatican City. But why doesn't the media just say it is an exclave, or a diocese? And the media seems to ignore any news that could harm the Vatican City and it's leadership. What's up with the Vatican City being as secretive as the media is portraying? It's not like they have this evil dictator at the Vatican City as in the Vatican. There was a lot of effort to keep secrets and the media is just covering up what the Vatican has been doing in order to protect the Vatican City. It was an interesting look at what the Pope is doing and I will definitely look into more of his work as Pope.

Adam photo
Adam

I am a supporter of the Catholic Church, and believe that the church has done much to help the world. The Catholic Church is the only religion that does not believe in "procreation", which makes them seem more peaceful and caring, than any other religious denomination. I also believe that the Catholic Church has done much to help women in the Middle East, including Iraq and Afghanistan. I am a member of the Roman Catholic Church, and this film is a very good representation of the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church is very misunderstood by the public. This film will help change that perception. If you are a Catholic, I strongly recommend this film to you.

Joshua C. photo
Joshua C.

I have to say I have been watching the news lately, and I've noticed something that makes me think a lot about it: There are so many lies about children in this world. This documentary is the answer to that. It is made up of several interviews with people who have been affected by children in this world. This documentary is one of the best I've ever seen, because it shows people who have been children in this world. They have gone through things that could happen to anyone, and it makes you think a lot about how to live a normal life. I think this documentary is a must see. I would recommend it to everyone. My rating: 10/10

Diana photo
Diana

This film explores the lives and experiences of a group of misfits in the city of Rochester in the early 1900s. The cast, headed by Tara Reid (Tara Reid: All About the Money), Jamie Sommers (Red Light Go Round: Mad Men) and a small cast of characters, have their lives affected by the unknown and unpredictable. The film is centered around a group of misfits, including two actors, a dancer, and a painter. One of the main actors, Alan, a painter, and one of the dancers, Ivan, a dancer, learn that they were out of work after a strike of their dance group. Ivan goes off to Rochester and leaves his dance partner behind. Alan goes off to a study group, where he meets an older woman, Helen, whom he falls for, and falls in love with. At a party, Ivan and Alan, who were being warned by the owner of a diner to leave, meet a strange couple, Phil and his girlfriend Karen, who are learning how to play the flute. Phil is alone, and Karen comes to him to teach him the flute. Helen also joins Phil and Karen at the diner, where they have the first of many discussions about how to teach the flute. The three characters form a strong bond, and the film ends with the most important question, "what will it be?" The movie is a short documentary that is engaging, but if you are a fan of dancing, or you enjoy historical films, it is recommended. It is not your typical Sundance film, and it will probably not be to everyone's taste.

Samuel B. photo
Samuel B.

This is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen. I got the idea of this documentary from one of my favorite film from the 60's, "Repo Man." The subject is most interesting, and gives you a good idea of what the way life was back then. I recommend it to everyone. I think everyone should see this movie. I give it a 7 out of 10.

Ann photo
Ann

This is a very interesting documentary, about the women's movement and the women who were on the frontlines of the suffrage movement. I think it's very important to recognize that women are the ones who actually put their bodies on the line for the rights of all women, including the women who weren't suffragettes. This documentary is very well done, and it's very well put together. I think the documentary is very important, because it shows that women were the ones who fought for the rights of women, and that women fought for the rights of all women. I think that this documentary is a must see, because it's very important, and it's very well put together.

Tiffany Marshall photo
Tiffany Marshall

I found this documentary to be very entertaining. It is filled with many interesting facts, and I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in the subject.

Nathan T. photo
Nathan T.

I thought this was a very interesting documentary. The amount of money and time put into this film was impressive. I'm not a big fan of the documentary genre but I thought this was a good one. I'm not sure if it was a documentary or a documentary-style film but the fact that they did not show the entire story of the "scam" was a good choice. The whole thing was very interesting and the whole story was told in a way that was not overly dramatized. I think it was a good documentary for people who want to learn more about what was going on in the real world. I think that the documentary-style was done very well. I really enjoyed the way the movie went. I don't know if I would recommend this movie to people who are not very interested in the politics of the world. I think that people who are not very interested in the politics of the world would be interested in this film. I think that the film was very interesting and the information in it was very interesting. I think that people who are interested in politics and the world should watch this film. I think that it was very interesting and I would definitely recommend it.

Carolyn Castillo photo
Carolyn Castillo

I have a hard time finding a documentary that has been both inspiring and informative, and this is one of the best I have seen. It is very entertaining, and the acting is very good. I was very surprised to find out that so many people who work for the military have such a positive attitude towards it. I don't think that many people would like to work in the military, but this documentary makes you want to do something different, and that is what I liked about this film. It's also very inspiring to see how many people are willing to give up their life to serve their country. I would recommend this documentary to anyone.

Gerald Cooper photo
Gerald Cooper

This is a film that I wanted to see for a long time, but was never able to find the time. I finally found it on Netflix and I'm so glad I did. It's a very powerful documentary that shows how important the Internet is to our lives and how it can help us connect with the people we love. It also explains how the Internet is used by people who are afraid to share their own lives with the world, but how it can also be used to connect with others. This film is very interesting and the first time I've seen a documentary that shows how the Internet is used by the people it is supposed to be used by. It is a very important documentary that you should see. It will make you think and change the way you look at the Internet. I think this is a very important documentary and I recommend it to everyone.

Brian L. photo
Brian L.

I'm not a fan of the USA. I think it is best to see this documentary on the internet. I think that this documentary is so good that it makes me believe that there is more to the USA than what the media shows. We have so many good people in the USA, but the media only shows us the bad people. I'm not saying that the media don't show the good people, but it just makes me feel more sorry for the people that aren't so good.

Diane Stone photo
Diane Stone

If you are curious about the struggle that is happening in Iraq, or just want to be more informed about it, this is the film to watch. The film is based on a documentary made in 2007, but the events that unfolded were more recent, so I'm not sure that they will be relevant to most viewers. However, as a former Marine who has experienced the conflict firsthand, I think this film is very important. It shows that war is not just a battle between a few soldiers and the bad guys, but a war between people. It shows that the people fighting in the war are more than just the men that the war is fought against. It shows that the fight is about more than just the war itself. The only thing that I didn't like about the film was that there was no documentary footage of what the soldiers experienced. It was a shame that there was no footage of the battle itself, because it is clear that it was a difficult, dangerous, and horrific experience for the soldiers. I think that the film is very accurate and shows very clearly what happened. I think that it is a great film that should be shown in schools and colleges as a teaching tool, and that it is definitely worth seeing.

Terry L. photo
Terry L.

This documentary is great because it really shows the impact of the war on our society. It shows how we can feel so different from our neighbors, and we do not understand why. It also shows how different countries treated us differently. The United States, France, and Great Britain all treated us differently, and yet they were still fighting in the war. The Germans treated us very well, and yet they were still fighting in the war. It shows that the war is not a war between the U.S. and Germany, but between the United States and the rest of the world. This documentary shows how we can change the world, and the people who are fighting in the war. This documentary is a must see.

Nathan Estrada photo
Nathan Estrada

A film which is about the struggle of an ordinary person in a rich society to get the attention of a very rich person. The main character is a poor man, but he has the money to live a luxurious lifestyle. The film is very interesting to watch, and the way that the film is made is a little bit like a documentary. The main character is not only poor, but he is a very poor person too, and his life is a nightmare. He has to work at a job he does not like, and he has to take care of his sick mother, his wife, and his sister. His life is very difficult. The film is very interesting and it is a good film. It shows that a lot of people are poor and live in a miserable life. The film shows that it is possible to change your life, and that it is not necessary to have a lot of money to have a good life. The film is a good film, and it is very interesting.

Eric Harvey photo
Eric Harvey

It was very interesting to see this documentary. I was surprised at how much I knew about the cases. I have read several books and seen documentaries about the victims, and I don't remember seeing any other movies about the murders. I am a bit surprised that the documentary was only made in Germany and France. I hope more movies are made about the case.

Douglas photo
Douglas

I have seen many documentaries and this is the best one I have ever seen. It is very informative and makes you think. I would recommend it to everyone. The film is very well done, and it's clear that the director is a very intelligent person. It is very well made, and the film is a must see.