Qualcuno era Comunista
Giorgio Gaber

Italian singer Giorgio Gaber (1939-2003) began playing guitar at the age of 15 to prevent paralysis, a recommendation made by a doctor that finally turned into his passion for music. After studying economy and commerce, Gaber decided to start a singing career. Owner of a deep voice, Giorgio Gaber used to combine monologue and music as a particular way to express himself. Together with Sandro Luporini, he pioneered the musical genre known as ‘teatro canzone’ (song theatre).

The Story of Stuff
Annie Leonard

From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. This film is a look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. Exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. Narrated by the activist Annie Leonard and produced by Free Range Studios in 2007.

Stroke of Insight
Jill Bolte Taylor | TED

Brain researcher Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: she had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions –motion, speech, self-awareness– shut down one by one. Amazed to find herself alive, Taylor spent eight years recovering her ability to think, walk and talk. She has become a spokesperson for stroke recovery and for the possibility of coming back from brain injury stronger than before on behalf of the ‘Harvard Brain Bank’.

Southbound Pachyderm
Primus

Music video by Primus performing ‘Southbound Pachyderm’ from the 1995 record ‘Tales From the Punchbowl’. Primus is all about Les Claypool; there isn't a moment on any of their records where his bass isn't the main focal point of the music, with his vocals acting as a bizarre side-show. They are a post-punk Rush spiked group with the sensibility and humor of Frank Zappa.

Business Time
Flight of the Conchords

Flight of the Conchords, New Zealand's self-proclaimed ‘fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo a cappella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo’, first took shape in Wellington. Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement (musician/funnyman and funnyman/musician, respectively) started crafting their unique, two-man comedy mélange in 2002, while the two were living together as college roommates.