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We are back with more movies that you can Watch Online for Free! A few weeks ago we connected and sent some questions over to Pablo Chehebar, the co-director/co-writer of Beavers: Patagonia Invaders. The movie is a documentary about an extraordinary incident in Argentina that began in 1946 that has had a lasting impact to present day.

“Argentina wanted to enrich its southern fauna, because it seemed to it that it did not have the attractiveness of the northern forests,” Pablo told us. “For this it decides to import 20 beavers, introduce them and thus develop a fur industry. 70 years later fur is no longer used to make coats and the beaver has become an unstoppable plague that is destroying the Patagonian forests. What to do with them? Kill them all? Eat them? Return them to Canada? Solutions that are still being sought, while the beaver continues to live in Patagonia, without fully understanding how it got there in the first place.”

I can barely wrap my head around the fact that 20 beavers were released in Tierra del Fuego, the southernmost island of Patagonia, and turned into more than 150,000 beavers. That is madness. Pablo went into why they turned this story into a documentary, “Because we believe that the worst weapon humanity has is ignorance. Deep down, the beaver is a problem of ignorance about the so-called “invasive species” and what to do with them.”

Beavers: Patagonia Invaders was co-directed by Pablo Chehebar and Nicolás Iacouzzi and features Christopher Anderson, Claudio Bertonatti, and Mariela Borgnia. You can watch for free on Tubi TV and The Roku Channel.

And you can find out more info on the movie and watch the trailer here.

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Filmmaker Jeremy Guy talked to us about his debut feature documentary Purdah, which he directed, produced, and shot between 2011 and 2018.

Who?
Purdah follows the remarkable and passionate young women of the Mirza family in Mumbai, India. Kaikasha, Heena, and Saba each have dreams for their personal lives and careers, but they clash with the rigid views of their father and their conservative Muslim community. Kaikasha desperately wants to become a professional cricketer in a community where women playing sports is forbidden. Saba and Heena want to become an actress and a singer, but their father stands in the way of their careers, believing that women should not work.

The film was directed and shot by award-winning filmmaker Jeremy Guy and made with a small but mighty team. Purdah was edited by Anisha Acharya and Salman Syed. Sound design by Sung Rok Choi. Composed by Marcello De Francisci.

What?
Purdah is the inspiring documentary about Kaikasha Mirza trading her burka for dreams of playing on the Mumbai Senior Women’s Cricket Team and how the harsh realities for women in her country creates an unexpected outcome for her own family, ultimately shattering and fueling aspirations. The film was called a “real-life Bend It Like Beckham” by NPR, is 100% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, and was named to film critic Marie Asner’s list of the “Best Independent Films of 2019.”

Where?
This documentary takes place in Mumbai, India. Much of the footage occurs within the conservative Muslim enclaves of Mumbai where the Mirza family lives, but the film takes you on a journey across the metropolis from the skyscrapers, to the slums, to famous cricket grounds.

When?
Filming spanned six years, with the first shots coming in early 2011 during the lead up to the World Cup of Cricket that was being hosted in India. Since many dramatic events occurred in the lives of the Mirza family, the filming continued for several more years in order to tell the full story.

Why?
The young women of the Mirza family have a remarkable story to tell that is inspiring and full of perseverance. When we heard Kaikasha talk about wanting to remove her burka and become the first Muslim woman to ever make the Mumbai Senior Women’s Cricket Team, we were all fascinated and inspired by her and wanted to help her tell her story on screen. We then met the rest of the Mirza family and were captivated by Kaikasha’s charming sisters and became invested in their journeys for self-determination. In talking to viewers at screenings for Purdah, many people have mentioned that the film allowed them to understand and empathize with people across the globe who they might never have otherwise even known about, which was very much the goal of the film.

How?
Purdah is available on a number of major platforms. We would love to have you watch the film and let us know what you think with a rating/review!

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The past two weeks, the independent film and TV distributor Indie Rights Movies have opened the floodgates of their expansive movie catalog on YouTube. And many more movies of all genres are scheduled to premiere on the platform over the next two months. Included in the mix of movies released have been more than 20 documentaries (click here for a playlist of docs). We’re spotlighting three that stand out in the crowd…

The Town That Loved Bigfoot
Official Description: This down-home documentary chronicles the struggles of a sleepy town in Alabama as it’s sparked back to life by embracing local lore and learning to love Bigfoot. (YouTube)
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Halloween In A Box
Official Description: Hear the story behind beloved Halloween costume manufacturer Ben Cooper Inc. Learn about the Star Wars license, the Batman license and the potential Spiderman cover-up! (YouTube)
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I Want To Believe
Official Description: A thrilling study of the UFO phenomenon and the people who dedicate their lives to it. (YouTube)
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Purdah, a documentary directed by Jeremy Guy, focuses on “a young Indian Muslim woman who trades her burka for dreams of playing on the Mumbai Senior Women’s Cricket Team and how the harsh realities for women in her country creates an unexpected outcome for her own family.”

The movie is available to watch on Tubi and IMDB TV.

Posted on April 14th, 2021 by MHD | Leave a Comment
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Breathe Breana is an independent documentary that focuses on Breana Schroeder, a champion surfer who suffers from a life-threatening disease, cystic fibrosis. Learn more about the movie in our spotlight article and you can watch it for free on Tubi TV.

Posted on March 31st, 2021 by MHD | Leave a Comment
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Independent Dreams is documentary that focuses on two friends who are actors and aspiring filmmakers “who have become disillusioned by the film industry”. The doc follows them as they try to take matters into their own hands and form their own production company. The independent flick is directed by Anthony Sabanskis and features Alex De Luca, Craig Edwards, and Ben Manning. You can watch it on Amazon Prime.


purdah-posterLast week we shared the link to watch End Trip, a horror/thriller focused on modern social interactions, for free on Tubi TV. Today we are sticking with Tubi TV, but turning to an inspiring documentary which is also free to watch. One of my favorite things about watching movies online is the variety. There really is something for everyone.

Purdah is a documentary directed by Jeremy Guy and produced by Guy and Sushrut Jain, and executive produced by Tracy Guy.

Official Description: The inspiring story of a young Indian Muslim woman who trades her burka for dreams of playing on the Mumbai Senior Women’s Cricket Team and how the harsh realities for women in her country creates an unexpected outcome for her own family, ultimately shattering and fueling aspirations.

Click here to watch Purdah for free on Tubi TV.

After you watch Purdah for free, you can purchase it and check out these other documentaries for purchase or rent…

Posted on November 11th, 2019 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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