Joanns Buncelmans & Andrea di MeglioThe voice of God changes everything! This movie features a captivating exploration of the power of prophecy. It shows ordinary Christians, who set an example by partnering with the Holy Spirit and releasing God’s perspective wherever they go. Amazing interviews with Bill Johnson, Kris Vallotton, Lisa Bevere, John Bevere, Graham Cooke, Bob Hazlett, Raniero Cantalamessa and more provide wisdom in navigating towards a prophetic lifestyle.
Billy CorbenThe cocaine trade of the '70s and '80s had an indelible impact on contemporary Miami, forever changing a once sleepy retirement community into one of the world's most glamorous, and crime-ridden hot spots. COCAINE COWBOYS paints a dazzling portrait of an economic and cultural explosion that reverberates as Hollywood myth.
Cindy MeehlA founding father of integrative veterinary medicine, Dr. Marty Goldstein and his colleagues in South Salem, NY have created a mecca for holistic care, offering hope to scores of previously hopeless animals (and their owners). Combining conventional medical training with cutting edge alternative therapies, Dr. Marty's deeply empathetic philosophy offers a vital example of how improving overall health rather than merely treating disease is transformative for all living things. As Goldstein and his staff interact with animals, the stakes are high and it is often touch and go as we watch the owners, some who have traveled great distances, struggle with the reality of whether or not their pets will live to see another day.THE DOG DOC from director Cindy Meehl (BUCK) poses a serious question about whether we are over medicating our pets, our children, and ourselves while offering an immersive view into a seldom-seen world to paint a complete picture of the dedication of being a veterinarian
Alex GibneyAcademy Award winning Director Alex Gibney takes an unprecedented look at the National Hockey League's most feared enforcers and explores the career of Chris "Knuckles" Nilan. The role was simple: protect their teammates no matter the cost. For Chris this meant a shattered body, addiction to drugs, and harming the people closest to him. But in the process, he won the love of hockey's holy city, Montreal, and helped the team win the Stanley Cup. Through interviews with hockey's toughest guys, the film explores what it means to enforce the unspoken code of the NHL.
Kip Andersen & Keegan KuhnCowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is a ground-breaking feature-length environmental documentary following an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today-and investigates why the world's leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it. As eye-opening as Blackfish and as inspiring as An Inconvenient Truth, this shocking yet humorous documentary reveals the absolutely devastating environmental impact large-scale factory farming has on our planet.
Louise OsmondAn inspirational and life-affirming rags-to-riches true story of a barmaid who bred a champion racehorse. Set in a former mining village in Wales, Dark Horse is the inspirational true story of a group of friends from a working men's club who decide to take on the elite 'sport of kings' and breed themselves a racehorse. Their young foal, raised on nearby wasteland, grows into an unlikely champion, beating the finest thoroughbreds in the country, before suffering a near fatal accident. Nursed back to health by the love of his owners - for whom he's become a source of inspiration and hope - he makes a remarkable recovery, returning to the track for a heart-stopping comeback.
Matt BeauchesneThe Irons Brothers Productions film crew and the DC Shoes surf team hit the road in Australia for a two-week road trip. Hi-jinks, world class surfing, and a view into the boy's personalities is what ensued. Have you every wondered what it is like to experience a surf trip through Bruce Irons' or Dane Reynolds' eyes? "Dude Cruise" has a level of reality that other surf films don't have. You get an inside view of what a two week surf trip with the world's top surfers is really like. With a soundtrack provided by Interscope Records, this film is guaranteed to be the feel good surf film of the year. "Dude Cruise" also contains footage of the DC Shoes surf team traveling the globe individually in search of the best waves the world has to offer. This is one movie that can't afford to not have in your collection! "Who wants to watch a slow motion, dramatic surf movie? We like to have fun when we are awake," said Bruce Irons. DC Shoes surf team manager Tim English stated, "A movie based around
Richard Horne & Mark HarrowellRelive the most memorable moments, meet the top players, witness the greatest goals, experience the passion and the drama from the last 85 years of FIFA Tournaments from the FIFA World Cup™ Official Film archive.
Frank SimonIn 1971 acclaimed director Roman Polanski spent a weekend with his friend Jackie Stewart as the world champion driver took part in the Monaco Grand Prix. Polanski was given intimate access to Stewart's world for three days, both on the track and off. The result is an extraordinarily rare glimpse into the life of a gifted athlete at the height of his powers.
Nick CalpakdjianPart 2 - Since the late 1970’s a thriving underground scene of extreme music has continued to evolve in Australia. Metal Down Under takes a look at the bands, people and events that have shaped this unique slice of Australian history. More than just the music, we meet the characters that make metal in Australia what it is today. From promoters, radio hosts and magazine editors, to band members and extreme fans, Metal Down Under introduces you to a world you either didn’t want to know existed, or have been a part of all your life. Featuring over 40 exclusive interviews as well as rare archive footage and photographs from Metal for the Brain, Metal for Melbourne, The Big Day Out, SBS, music videos, live concerts and much more. “Metal Down Under is a vital and historic piece of film-making. A vibrant document of a thriving underbelly of Australian music that both audiences and the industry often choose to ignore.” Brian Giffin – Loud Online
Simon OliverFrom the dawn of mankind there have been groups with the power and intent to manipulate the masses to their end game of control and dominance over all humanity. Over the centuries there have been elite brotherhoods that have developed incredibly subtle, complex ways to manipulate the people. As populations grew so did the quest for power and the need to create new, improved methods of control. They have invented religions and mysteries; they have seeded revolution and started countless wars. Explore how these ancient secret societies manipulate the masses, the psychology they use to control the way we consume and live our daily lives. Everything we do and think is created for us, even though we believe we are free. This omnipetence began many thousands of years ago, they are our gods, leaders, priests and revolutionaries. They are the secret societies behind the veil of our reality.
Paul GoldsmithFeaturing Bill Murray, Hunter Thompson, Steven Spielberg, Lynn Swan, Goldie Hawn, Abbie Hoffman, Lily Tomlin and more, "TVTV: Video Revolutionaries" is a new documentary about Top Value Television (TVTV), a band of merry video makers who, from 1972 to 1977, took the then brand-new portable video camera and went out to document the world. In those days, there were only three TV networks, using giant studio cameras, and no one had ever seen a portable camera stuck in their face. Because the technology was so new, there were no rules about how to use it or what to make. So the new video journalists used it to make format-bending satirical shows about whatever interested them -- from the 1972 Republican Convention to an expose of a 15-year-old guru called "Lord of the Universe" to capturing the Steelers and Cowboys partying hard the night before Super Bowl X. Directed by TVTV alum Paul Goldsmith, the film is like opening a treasure chest into the 1970s, filled with cultural and political e
James D. Stern & Adam Del DeoYao Ming. He's 7'5" tall, weighs 296 lbs. and carries the hopes and dreams of 1.3 billion people on his athletic shoulders. This vibrant documentary captures not only the exceptional athlete and Chinese hero who arrived in America with no command of the English language, but also the simple guy who now lives with his mother in Houston, Texas and likes hanging out with friends, surfing the internet and playing video games. Also featuring NBA greats Shaquille O' Neal ("Scary Movie 4," "Kazaam"), Charles Barkley ("Space Jam," "Look Who's Talking Now").
Rachel Dretzin"Far from the Tree" follows families meeting extraordinary challenges through love, empathy, and understanding. This life-affirming documentary encourages us to cherish loved ones for all they are, not who they might have been.
Matthew LongfellowThe latest addition to the acclaimed & award winning Classic Albums series tells the story behind the making of one of Heavy Metal’s greatest achievements: ‘Paranoid’ by Black Sabbath. Released in the autumn of 1970, the band’s second album is regarded by many as the finest Metal album of all time, is hugely influential and has come to define the genre. The four original members of Black Sabbath: Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward talk us through the making of the album, together with the original engineer via interviews, demonstrations, archive videos and use of the original multi-track tapes.
Richard MeechCan a sacred plant medicine from the Amazon heal our minds and spirits? In the heart of the jungle, a naturopathic doctor and an accountant experience life-altering epiphanies when they drink the psychoactive brew ayahuasca, the ‘Vine of the Soul’. This award-winning documentary explores the mystery of ayahuasca shamanism, offering insights into the nature of spirituality, mystical experience and self-healing discovered through an expanded state of consciousness. Is ayahuasca a doorway to direct knowledge of the divine or a path that leads to psychological trauma? Can it cure modern addictions to drugs and alcohol or is ayahuasca itself a possible substance of abuse? Some call it a medicine, others a sacrament; the Amazonian shamans say it is simply a ‘plant teacher’ that tells you what you need to know. Interviews with indigenous and Western shamans, ethnobotanist Dennis McKenna, addiction expert Dr. Gabor Maté and scholar Kenneth Tupper speak to the increasing use of ayahuas
Jon FitzgeraldThe Milky Way is a documentary exposé about breastfeeding in the United States, where Americans have one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world. The simple act of nursing a baby elicits a broad range of reactions, especially when done in public. We show how women can reclaim their birthright and return the nursing mother to her natural and crucial role in our society. This is a film by, for, and about women. Women’s stories, leading lactation professionals, archival footage, religious iconography, and formula advertisements show how mothers’ authority was co-opted by medical professionals. The film captures how mothers can access their inner knowledge, trust their babies and their own body’s wisdom, and why they should. The mission is to elevate the nursing mother to a place in society where she receives all the necessary support to nurse her child, where scientific evidence overrides marketing influences, and a woman does not fear nursing in public.
Chris SmithThe hit of the 1999 Sundance Film Festival, American Movie is the hilarious and intense story of one man's obsession to make movies. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, is a long way from Hollywood, but Mark Borchardt has a dream. Armed with a driving ambition and nothing to lose, the fast-talking Borchardt enlists friends, local thespians and unwilling family members to help him finish his no-budget horror film, Coven. The camera doesn't flinch as it captures every emotional crisis and financial pitfall in his two-year odyssey. What emerges is a bizarre, yet surprisingly heartfelt, documentary portrait of a true American character. Welcome to the "Real World."
Greg MacGillivrayAn extraordinary journey to the top of the world, To the Arctic 3D is the ultimate tale of survival. Narrated by Oscar® winner Meryl Streep, the film takes audiences on a never-before-experienced journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her two seven-month-old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. Captivating, adventurous, and intimate footage brings moviegoers up close and personal with this family's struggle to survive in a frigid environment of melting ice, immense glaciers, spectacular waterfalls, and majestic snowbound peaks.
Finn White-ThomsonGeorge Harrison was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer who initially achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles, but went on to sell millions of critically acclaimed solo records. Harrison was referred to as the quiet one of the Beatles, often in the shadow of John Lennon and Paul McCartney. However, he later acquired the respect of critics world wide and is now considered to be on the same level - if not surpassing - Lennon and McCartney as a song writer, a result of creating songs such as ‘Here Comes the Sun’ and ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’. Rolling Stone magazine even ranked him number 11 on their list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”, and he is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee.With interviews with George Martin and one of Harrison's school friends, this documentary will delve into his life - from his rise to fame, to his struggles with the law, and finally to his brutal stabbing and tra
Nick CalpakdjianPart 1 - Since the late 1970’s a thriving underground scene of extreme music has continued to evolve in Australia. Metal Down Under takes a look at the bands, people and events that have shaped this unique slice of Australian history. More than just the music, we meet the characters that make metal in Australia what it is today. From promoters, radio hosts and magazine editors, to band members and extreme fans, Metal Down Under introduces you to a world you either didn’t want to know existed, or have been a part of all your life. Featuring over 40 exclusive interviews as well as rare archive footage and photographs from Metal for the Brain, Metal for Melbourne, The Big Day Out, SBS, music videos, live concerts and much more. “Metal Down Under is a vital and historic piece of film-making. A vibrant document of a thriving underbelly of Australian music that both audiences and the industry often choose to ignore.” Brian Giffin – Loud Online
Fredrik GerttenHousing prices are skyrocketing in cities around the world. Incomes are not. PUSH sheds light on a new kind of faceless landlord, our increasingly unlivable cities and an escalating crisis that has an effect on us all. This is not gentrification, it’s a different kind of monster. The film follows Leilani Farha, the UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, as she’s traveling the globe, trying to understand who’s being pushed out of the city and why. “I believe there’s a huge difference between housing as a commodity and gold as a commodity. Gold is not a human right, housing is,” says Leilani.
Steven Cantor & Matthew GalkinThe Intimate Behind-The-Scenes Film Chronicles the Band's Wildly Successful Reunion Tour. The Pixies cut an unparalleled path through modern music. Four and a half albums, a few tours, some breathtaking music and endless speculation about the relationship between the four founding members led many fans to scratch their heads in wonderment at their abrupt and acrimonious disbanding in 1992. In 2004, to the amazement of their fans, the Pixies reunited. loudQUIETloud is an intimate portrait of the band members and their difficult, tense and ultimately triumphant return as one of rock music's greatest bands. Documenting their triumphant return to the stage after more than ten years apart, loudQUIETloud proves that influential Boston band The Pixies are still amazing performers, but remain unable to communicate with each other offstage. An exhilarating concert film and a fascinating portrait of the inner workings of a great but troubled band.
Heidi Ewing & Rachel GradyPastor Becky Fischer is an aggressive evangelical campaigner. She runs a summer camp called "Kids on Fire" for fundamentalist Christian children as young as six, where the love of Jesus is preached above all else, to the strains of "JC's in da house" style rap and Christian heavy-metal. We follow three youngsters as they are indoctrinated into Pastor Fischer's army of young soldiers from the Religious Right who will "take back America for Christ".
Hervé Martin DelpierreDaft Punk Unchained is the first independent film about the most secretive band in the world: Daft Punk. Between fiction and reality, magic and secrets, theatricality and humility, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo have created a unique artistic universe. Throughout their career they have remained determined to control every link in the chain of their creative work. They refuse to show their real faces and orchestrate each of their rare appearances as robots with clockwork precision. The film tells the Daft Punk epic as it unfolded along the twenty years, from their first school band in Paris to their historic concert at Coachella festival in 2006 and their spectacular triumph at the 2014 Grammy Awards for the album Random Access Memories where they won five awards. Shot in Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo, and Paris, the film features unique and intimate accounts by some of their closest friends and collaborators as well as rare archive footage.
Susan BellowsThe Bombing of Wall Street tells the story of an early act of terror that remains unsolved today and sparked a bitter national debate about how far the government should go to protect the nation from acts of political violence.
Martin R. Smith & Matthew LongfellowA brand new documentary in the Classic Albums series celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of Brian Wilson’s masterpiece The Beach Boys ‘Pet Sounds’. Brian Wilson and the surviving members of The Beach Boys, (Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks) guide us through the writing and recording of the landmark album that is consistently voted one of the top three influential albums of all time. Featuring exclusive interviews, classic archive and rare studio outtakes from the recording sessions, this film tells the story of the creation of the record that cemented The Beach Boys reputation as a leading force to rival The Beatles and Brian Wilson as a songwriting genius.
Paul MadisonIt was a world full of myth, mystery and mysticism at the turn of the century and into this new world stepped a fascinating wizard, Rasputin. He was a master of hypnosis, mesmerism, trickery and deception that caused fits of spiritual excitement among his followers, but was he a mystic or a con man? He mesmerized Tsar Nicholas II, the last monarch of Russia which many say eventually led to the downfall of the last Russian dynasty. Was he ultimately assassinated for knowing too much? This is the story of Rasputin, his deviant nature, and his magical ability to control others.
Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer CorbellMeet a surgeon who claims to remove highly advance implants, nanotechnology microchips imbedded by aliens, non-humans monitoring our earth. Discover the world of abductions, scalar wave transmissions, and a program to study or manipulate the human race. Armed with a patient, a scalpel, black lights and a stud finder; we seek to verify the authenticity of this alleged Off-World Implant Technology.
Eugene JareckiFor over forty years, America's 'War on Drugs' has accounted for 45 million arrests, made America the world's largest jailer, and damaged poor communities at home and abroad. Yet for all that, drugs in America are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever before. Filmed in more than twenty U.S. states, THE HOUSE I LIVE IN captures heart-wrenching stories at all levels of America's drug war - from the dealer to the grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge. Together, these stories pose urgent questions: What caused the war? What perpetuates it? And what can be done to stop it?
Matthew O. HendersonAfter a six-year wait, the much anticipated The Gospel According To Jazz, Chapter IV is finally here with a two-disc, 19-song CD feature-length DVD that sets a benchmark for live recording, nuanced performance and deep improvisation at the most profoundly felt, thoughtfully conceived, personal level. Kirk Whalum’s insightful and revelatory narrative enriches the whole experience, with an up-close and personal look at the heart of the artist and his art. The Gospel According to Jazz, Chapter IV is an invitation to pause, hear and “see” in a fresh, prescient way; it is also a tribute album that is uniquely gospel-centric. Honored are heads of state (Mandela and Obama), departed and greatly respected and loved artists (George Duke, Wayman Tisdale and John Coltrane), alongside mothers (Kirk’s, and yours if you like) and a homeless woman Whalum came to call friend (“Nannette”). In myriad ways, the gospel’s welcome is declared and displayed with eloquence and power.
Vivienne RoumaniThe digital revolution offers an extraordinary gift to humanity: unfettered access to all published content. But at what cost? Does the erosion of copyright mean the end of writers? And what does the death of the book mean for the way we learn? "We co-evolve with our tools. Certainly the book has probably changed us more than any other tool", Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com, argues. So what does it mean when our most important tool for the last 500 years disappears? The worry is that a future without books may be a dark one. "Our children I think are lurching from one entertaining piece of information to the next; they aren't learning how to think." The digital shift has created angry confrontations across the publishing industry, as Amazon and traditional publishers engage in a bitter struggle. Scott Turow, President of the Authors Guild, claims Amazon are intentionally destroying physical bookstores and therefore harming authors. "If you destroy the physical bookstore by a
Wolfgang FettenGet ready for the mission of a lifetime - one of wonder, excitement, and pure joy. Take a virtual trip though outer space and hover miles and miles far above the earth and enjoy the various and equally fascinating views of our marvelous planet, ranging from its snow-capped mountains and fertile valleys, to its sprawling desserts and tropical oasis. If you have ever dreamt of flying above the earth and experiencing the majesty of our planet, then this is truly the program is for you! 2 hours of wonderful space views from the NASA archive.
Gareth BeattieOften referred to as the “Godfather of Soul”, James Brown is one of the founders of funk music and is a major figure of 20th century music and dance. This program features interviews with the man himself, live performances, interviews with band members Bobby Byrd and Maceo Parker Jr.
Sean Rubinsztein-DunlopMarch 15th’s terror attack in New Zealand sent shock-waves around the world. The massacre of 50 Muslim worshippers was designed for the internet age: the suspected killer live-streamed the events on Facebook. This film investigates how the suspect was able to operate under the radar of the authorities and asks whether security forces have failed to grasp the rise of far-right white supremacists.
Steve SullivanSteve Sullivan’s feature documentary Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story tells a twisted tale of split personalities. The film explores the extraordinary secret life of artist Chris Sievey, best known as his alter ego Frank Sidebottom, the maverick Manchester comedian in a papier mâché head. Chris Sievey was a songwriter, artist, comedian and wayward genius. A man who turned his entire life into a fantastic, subversive piece of performance art- his greatest creation, the mysterious Frank Sidebottom became a star –a manic, insane, mercurial star who would ultimately obscure his own creator–playing at Wembley Stadium, getting his own TV show and building an army of fans. Chris grows to resent his creation and descends into alcoholism and bankruptcy, but his genius cannot survive without ‘Being Frank’. So Chris devises a master plan...
Vlad YudinBigorexia explores the physical and psychological depths of Muscle Dysmorphia through the eyes of five subjects in the bodybuilding industry. Featuring Zac Aynsley, Janae Kroc, Craig Golias, Kirill Tereshin, and Amazonka among others - Bigorexia uncovers the inner most details of how this widespread disorder changes every element of a person’s lifestyle and includes discussions with athletes, doctors, and scientists around the world.
Vlad YudinTo many in the bodybuilding world, Calum Von Moger is seen as the future of the sport. A two time Mr. Universe champion who has proven himself to have one of the greatest physiques currently on the professional stage; Calum was catapulted into social media stardom. Known for his resemblance to Arnold Schwarzenegger and dubbed Arnold 2. 0. But a sudden and tragic bicep tear brought his training and goals to a grinding halt. Losing dozens of pounds of muscle and unable to train until fully recovering – Calum was forced to reassess his bodybuilding path and find a way to fight back up to the top. Calum Von Moger: Unbroken chronicles his rise, fall, and now recovery as he moves into a promising career in television and film. Showcasing a man with an indomitable will that overcomes all the hurdles in his path and taking him to a place that both skeptics and doctors thought was impossible.
Sanjay RawalA never-before-told tale of endurance and determination, 3100 Run and Become follows participants in the world’s longest certified running race - the Self-Transcendence 3100 Miler - as they attempt to shatter the boundaries of human possibility. The film takes the audience from the heart of this astonishing event staged entirely in New York City to sites around the world where cultures have held running sacred for millennia - to the Kalahari, the mountains of Japan and to the Navajo Nation where people run not for glory but for spiritual enlightenment and universal oneness.
Nic GoodFrom the breathtaking orange granite of Namibia to the lush red sandstone of South Africa, Africa has some of the most remarkable and death-defying climbing routes in the world. Beautiful and at times nail-bitingly dramatic, Africa Fusion follows professional free-climbers Alex Honnold and Hazel Findlay as they travel around the continent tackling some of the largest and most challenging rock faces the continent has to offer.
Danielle WinterThe sudden and tragic passing of Kobe Bryant, alongside his young daughter Gianna left the world in a stunned silence. Never before has a sporting star held such high esteem outside of their profession… But Kobe Bryant was a superstar. Unmatched on the basketball court and cherished on the red carpet– Kobe’s dedication to his career, his family and his charity work led to him being adored the world over. But sadly on Sunday January 26th 2020 his life would come to a sudden and tragic end.
Mark NealeIt was the most hotly anticipated race of the 2005 MotoGP season: the return of world championship motorcycle racing to US soil after an eleven year break. It coincided with the rise of a trio of American riders: Colin Edwards, Nicky Hayden and John Hopkins. Up against them was 26 year-old Valentino Rossi at the peak of his powers, in the fifth year of his world championship reign. But he’d never been to Laguna Seca before, the most technically demanding, physically intimidating circuit on the MotoGP calendar.
Jeremy GoschDuring the winter of 1975 in Hawaii, surfing was shaken to its core. A group of young surfers from Australia and South Africa sacrificed everything and put it all on the line to create a sport, a culture, and an industry that is today worth billions of dollars and has captured the imagination of the world. With a radical new approach and a brash colonial attitude, these surfers crashed headlong into a culture that was not ready for revolution. Surfing was never to be the same again.
Jack Haley, Jr.From Emmy-winner Jack Haley, Jr., the producer/director of the acclaimed "That's Entertainment" series comes this star-packed anthology of films greatest dance numbers from ballet to the dance-craze of the 80s, break-dancing. Hosted by Academy Award-nominee, Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Gene Kelly ("Singin' in the Rain"), Academy Award, Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Liza Minnelli ("Arthur"), Emmy and Golden Globe-nominee Sammy Davis Jr. ("Ocean's Eleven"), Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominee and Emmy-winner Mikhail Baryshnikov (TV's "Sex and the City"), Emmy-nominee Ray Bolger ("The Wizard of Oz") and tap dance legend, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson ("Stormy Weather"). Featuring Hollywood's greatest hoofers, including Academy Award-nominee and Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Fred Astaire ("Top Hat") and Academy Award-winner and Golden Globe-nominee Ginger Rogers ("Top Hat"), Academy Award, Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Shirley MacLaine ("Rumor Has It"), and Academy Award-winner Shirley Temple
Nicholas SchrunkRebecca Rusch is among the greatest female ultra-endurance mountain bikers in the world. Although she’s used to pushing her body to its limit, nothing could prepare her for the emotional journey she took in 2015 when she pedaled 1,200 miles of the Ho Chi Minh trail in search of the crash site that claimed the life of her father during the Vietnam War. Joined by Vietnamese competitive biking champion Huyen Nguyen, Rusch travels through the dense jungles of Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. While Nguyen helps Rusch understand the cultural context of her quest, the women forge a deep bond triggered by a shared experience of war and loss. They also glean the tragic history of the ‘Blood Road,’ which leads them through the heart of darkness and into the light of local villages and Buddhist monasteries still marked by the painful relics of war, and populated by generous townspeople who share their stories. Throughout her journey, Rusch continues to synthesize how her family’s story flows i
Marc SigsworthThe only TV doc to have advance access to the biggest Wikileaks release ever. This is what really happened during the Iraq war, not what the US PR machine of the time wanted us to believe. The reality behind the civilian death count; al-Qaeda's fictitious presence; torture, torture and more torture. A wall of truth revealing unprecedented levels of unwarranted aggression.
J. Michael LongCalvin Parker and Charles Hickson were abducted by Aliens in 1973. The incident made headline news around the world yet like many reported UFO encounters, it drifted into the ether and was forgotten over time. This case takes the forefront decades later as new eye witnesses have emerged to tell the story and confirm the horrifying encounter on that October night in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Hear the true story from the lone survivor, Calvin Parker and the shocking details that have never before been exposed. This is the Alien abduction case that will leave no doubt about the Alien presence on Earth.
Tyrone D. DixonEach revolution of the eight wheels, and every revolution around the rink, captured by director Tyrone D. Dixon (Roll Bounce) stirs the soul in the first feature documentary on urban roller skating. This emotional blend of funk, old school, and rhythm and blues, in concert with urban voices of roller skating examines the past, present, and future of a cultural phenomenon, style skating.
Sam Green"Hello. I'm going to read a declaration of a state of war. . . Within the next 14 days we will attack a symbol or institution of American injustice. " -- Bernardine Dohrn. Thirty years ago, with these words, a group of young American radicals called The Weathermen announced their intention to overthrow the U. S. government. Fueled by outrage over the Vietnam War and racism in America, they went underground during the 1970s, bombing targets across the country that they felt symbolized "the real violence" that the U. S. government and capitalist power were wreaking throughout the world. From pitched battles with police on Chicago's city streets, to bombing the U. S. Capitol building, to breaking acid-guru Timothy Leary out of prison, this carefully organized clandestine network attempted to incite a national revolution, while successfully evading one of the largest FBI manhunts in history. One of the top documentaries of the year, this award-winning film interweaves extensive archival ma
Brian SpitzWhen Patrick Moote’s girlfriend rejects his proposal at a UCLA basketball game, the video goes viral and hits TV networks worldwide. Days after, she privately reveals why she can’t marry him: because of his small penis. This sends Patrick on a search to find a solution for this problem of his. Unhung hero is the real life journey that Patrick goes out on to find out if size does really matter. On this journey he confronts ex-girlfriends, doctors, anthropologists and adult film stars.
Michel GondryFrom Michel Gondry, the innovative director of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Science of Sleep, comes this unique animated documentary on the life of controversial MIT professor, philosopher, linguist, anti-war activist and political firebrand Noam Chomsky.
Roxane SchlumbergerElvis Presley was born a star and is still called the King of Rock’n’Roll. He made an enormous impact on people’s lives with his music, is shows and his loveable personality, but he had a darker side that very few people knew about. He was a complicated man with a big temper, and despite being surrounded by friends, family and his fans, he was lonely and became depressed. His quest for spirituality shows us that he was searching for answers and the meaning of life, and his spiralling drug problem played a big part into his ‘descent into hell’. His best years in Vegas are haunted by the dark times throughout the final years of his life. He became broken, and while he found fame, he lost himself. His death was sudden and tragic, but the signs were there all along that the King had become ill, and wasn’t up for the show anymore.
P. David Ebersole & Todd HughesMillions know the iconic logo and ubiquitous signature but few know the man behind the larger than life label. Ultimately we seek to answer the question: Who is Pierre Cardin? What is the story behind this legendary icon? House of Cardin is a rare peek into the mind of a genius, an authorised feature documentary chronicling the life and design of Pierre Cardin. A true original, Mr. Cardin has granted the directors exclusive access to his archives and his empire and unprecedented interviews at the sunset of a glorious career.
Jake ClennellThe life, struggle, and teaching of world-renowned yogi BKS Iyengar. Hailed as 'the Michelangelo of yoga' and considered to be one of the most important yoga masters ever, B.K.S. Iyengar was credited with bringing the ancient art of yoga to the modern masses. Born in Southern India in 1918, the legendary guru was the founder of Iyengar Yoga, a form of Hatha known for its rigorous mental and spiritual focus.
Tom ShadyacI Am is the story of a successful Hollywood director, Tom Shadyac who experiences a life threatening head injury, and his ensuing journey to try and answer two very basic questions: “What’s wrong with our world?” and “What can we do about it?” With a film crew of four, Tom visits some of today’s great minds, including authors, poets, teachers, religious leaders, and scientists (Howard Zinn, Lynne McTaggart, Desmond Tutu, Thom Hartmann, Coleman Barks) searching for the fundamental endemic problem that causes all of the other problems, while simultaneously reflecting on his own life choices of excess, greed and eventual healing. What if the solution to the world’s problems was right in front of us all along?
Marcel SchwierinNo other totalitarian regime is as closely associated with an artistic movement as Hitlers Nazis. From the towering architecture of Albert Speer to the films of Leni Riefenstahl, art fed into and shaped Nazi ideals; reflecting back a world where good battled evil and the strong Aryan always triumphed. Through art the Nazis created a world as illusionary as it was enticing. A world of eternal beauty. This unique documentary looks at the history of the Third Reich through its own images.
Shannon Harvey & Julian HarveyOverwhelmed with insomnia and an incurable autoimmune disease, Shannon Harvey needed to make a change. But while the award-winning health journalist found plenty of recommendations on diet, sleep and exercise, when she looked for the equivalent of a 30-minute workout for her mental wellbeing, there was nothing. Worried for the future mental health of her kids who were growing up amidst epidemics of stress, anxiety, depression and addiction, Shannon enlisted a team of scientists to put meditation to the test. Could learning to quiet our busy minds be the simple solution the world so desperately needs? Throughout her year of living mindfully Shannon is poked, prodded, scanned and screened as she travels the world to interview 18 of the world’s leading mindfulness scientists and pioneers. But after a 30, 000 kilometre journey from the bright lights of Manhattan to the dusty refugee camps of the Middle East, what begins as a self-experiment, transforms into a life-changing experience. My
Amardeep Singh KalekaThe Earth has been visited by advanced Inter-Stellar Civilizations that can travel through other dimensions faster than the speed of light. They use energy propulsion systems that can bring us to a new era. Humans have also developed these systems but those in power have suppressed them in order to keep us at the mercy of fossil fuels. Emmy Award winning director Amardeep Kaleka introduces you to the world of Dr. Steven M. Greer, revealing his proof of alien visitors, and examining his intelligence of existing energy technologies - technologies that have the power to change the world as we know it.
Sevan Matossian & Vassiliki KhonsariPulling John is the universal story of a champion's glory in an unsung sport, who after 25 years of success is now burdened with the inevitable transformation of aging. John Brzenk, the legendary armwrestler, who works as an airline mechanic by day must decide whether to leave the sport he was raised on or wait to be defeated. Pulling John takes a journey to the far corners of the world, where men define themselves by trying to beat him. Voevoda from Russia, Bagent from West Virginia and Yoshi from Tokyo are the colorful characters who have been raised on the legend of John Brzenk. In a philosophical and thrilling ride through human nature, told via the offbeat sport of Armwrestling, Pulling John culminates at the Zloty Tur Championship in Warsaw, where Bagent and Voevoda have the chance of their life, to dethrone the conflicted Brzenk.
George ScottThe latest addition to the acclaimed & award winning Classic Albums series tells the story behind the making of Peter Gabriel’s 1986 album ‘So’. It was Gabriel’s fifth solo album and the first one to have a title. The album spawned a number of hit singles on both sides of the Atlantic including Sledgehammer, Big Time, Don’t Give Up (a duet with Kate Bush) and In Your Eyes which drove ‘So’ to multi-platinum sales, the No.1 spot in the UK and No.2 in the US. ‘So’ was very much an album of the MTV generation and the distinctive videos for tracks like Sledgehammer, Red Rain, Big Time and Don’t Give Up were key factors in the album’s success. The programme features contributions from many of those involved in the making of the album and the videos including Peter Gabriel himself, co-producer Daniel Lanois, engineer Kevin Killen and musicians Jerry Marotta, Laurie Anderson, Tony Levin and Manu Katché amongst many.
Barbara CrayAs we travel along the rivers that connect Germany, France and we visit famous medieval and castle cities and towns and learn of their history, see their major sights, and visit their charming markets. In our visits to Bernkastel-Kues we see the town hall decorated as an advent calendar, and learn of the traditional beverage of the markets, the Gluhwein. In Nuremberg we visit the imposing castle, and one of the most famous of all the Christmas markets. You can almost smell the roasting sausages and gingerbread sold in the stalls. In Rothenburg we learn of the traditional wooden Christmas decorations from the son of the founder of the Kathe Wolfhart Christmas store, and wander along the ramparts the the fairy tale village. Then we have a quick stop in the wine town of Rudesheim. A unique visit is made to the ancient town of Michelstadt and its Christmas market. And then into France, to see how the French celebrate the season in Strasbourg. We conclude our travels in Switzerland, with
Richard ToddThis is a film about ordinary people caught up in a modern day multinational "gas rush" to secure and exploit coal seam gas. Accidental activist Dayne 'The Frackman' Pratzky was building a simple home on his property, until the gas company arrived, demanding to install wells. So began his transformation from knockabout pig-shooter to passionate activist, and a David and Goliath battle against a $70 billion industry. Along the way he finds love, tragedy and triumph - and a few laughs.
Darren HoffmanTradition is a Temple explores New Orleans' unique musical culture and the fragility of tradition in the modern world. This performance-based music documentary shares intimate discussions with various iconic contemporary New Orleans musicians, highlighting their history and upbringing, while demonstrating how a musical tradition has shaped their identity, community and learning environment for the youth of the crescent city. New Orleans is unique in its history and culture, but remains a reflection of the rest of the United States. The music is described as being a like gumbo: Africa, the Caribbean, and Europe, mixed together and seasoned with history to create something new and wholly American. The featured musicians discuss how, as children, they were inspired to pursue music by the church, their community, and figures like Mr. Danny Barker. Though optimistic, the musicians acknowledge the threats to jazz music today, and remain determined to see the traditional sounds of the street
Bertram VerhaagWant the perfect baby? Now you have to cross your fingers and hope for the best. But imagine if you could go down to the local baby clinic and max out your credit card. You could ensure your child was beautiful and intelligent. You could even guarantee they would never become an alcoholic. It may sound far fetched but the groundwork is already in place. But what are the dangers of tinkering with our genetic makeup? Who owns human genes and should they be allowed to sell them to the highest bidder? This eye opening film explores the conflict between private commerce and public health.
Seth BreedloveIn 1989 a country road outside of the Wisconsin town of Elkhorn became the center of a media frenzy unlike anything the world had ever seen. “People were seeing, what looked to them, like a werewolf…” said Linda Godfrey the newspaper reporter who brought the story to light in a local publication called “The Week”. In fact, many people -locals and out-of-towners alike- had sightings and encounters with the creature that came to be known as The Beast of Bray Road. Many of these sightings were largely ignored or under-reported.The film captures the sighting stories of real eyewitnesses, investigators, and historians to tell the centuries-worth of history surrounding one of the world’s oldest myths… and it’s possible roots in reality. Today, the second trailer for the film has been unveiled. Delving quickly into the frightening nature of the early sightings, while hinting at their possible supernatural origins.
Scott HornsbyChampion adventure racer, Jason "The Hammer" Lane, had both knees reconstructed in 2010. After being told that the best therapy was to ride a bike, Jason entered The Race Across America (RAAM) – a 3000-mile, coast to coast cycling race. The winner will finish in less than 8 days. Sleep? Certainly not for the first 48hrs. After that, rest comes in the form of receiving IV drips and counting REM cycles. "The Hammer" literally puts you in the passenger’s seat of RAAM as you follow an unknown rookie racer battle for the lead, get run over by a car, and feud with an unprepared crew in a fight to the finish line. In this raw, unabashed documentary, you will witness the determination of a true champion and the love that grows among near strangers through challenge and conflict. The Race Across America has no favorites; rather a taste to swallow half of the field. Each and every racer is tested. Some will pass, some will fail, but only one will Hammer.
Devyn BissonPaige Alms is among an elite group of surfers who dedicate their lives to riding giants. Paige grew up with Pe’ahi in her backyard, a proving ground for all big wave surfers. Also known as ‘Jaws,’ the break gets its nickname for the toothy wave that rolls through the lineup, enticing those who wish to test their wits. Historically dominated by the boys, big wave surfing isn’t for the faint of heart. Some even say it’s not for women. But Paige Alms defies the boundaries of big wave surfing every time she paddles into a bomb to put herself against one of nature’s most ultimate forces. Paige’s story is told in The Wave I Ride, what she does in the ocean by any standard is incredible, but to do so with such humility and passion is what separates her from the rest. This is not just another surf film. It’s not about aerials and cut backs. It’s the story of what the ocean gives this woman’s soul and what she gives back.
Avi LewisFilmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change. Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein's international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana's Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond. Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein's narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.
Rhian SkirvingFilmed over three years, Rock n Roll Nerd is an intimate tale that charts Tim Minchin's meteoric rise from obscurity to celebrity. Capturing every moment of Tim's first frenzied break onto the comedy scene the documentary weaves never before seen performance footage, backstage antics, home footage and candid interviews into a funny and deeply personal story of love and ambition.
Janine HoskingThe untold story of Australia's greatest classical pianist. The Eulogy is a feature documentary, which for the first time unravels the truths and myths behind the life and career of one of Australia's most brilliant, prolific and least understood concert pianists, Geoffrey Tozer.
Catherine MarciniakA breathtaking and magical fungi safari to one of the most remote places on the planet — the eastern Himalayas. Internationally acclaimed fungi photographer Stephen Axford and local tribal guides take us on a journey of discovery into a world of extraordinary, beautiful and bizarre mushrooms. . . a world beyond imagination.
Jeff B. HarmonFilming clandestinely in Kandahar, Harmon and Lindsay have captured stunning images of combat and daily life under Soviet occupation. The result is an extraordinary documentary on Afghanistan's holy war as seen through the eyes of Haji Adbul Latif, the 'Lion of Kandahar' and his Mujahideen. The definitive film on the Soviet-Afghan War.
Jon BrewerThe inspirational movie of a blues legend. BB King opens his heart and tells the story of how an oppressed and orphaned young man came to influence and earn the unmitigated praise of the music industry and it's following, to carry the title: 'King of the Blues'. Prejudice and segregation has stained the lives of countless black people, and BB ‘Riley’ King made sure that through his music, he never allowed it to mar his spirit. This is the essence of the story that makes an astoundingly beautiful film; extremely informative and visually captivating.
Sophia PhirippidesAfter the death of Reeva Steenkamp at the hands of Oscar Pistorius, the question remains: was it a tragic mistake or premeditated murder? This report unpicks the forensic investigation at the heart of the case.
Julia IvanovaWhat happens when two Western couples adopt Russian orphans? How will the children cope in their new homes and will they be able to reconcile feelings for their new families with loyalty towards the kin they have left behind? This moving documentary follows Kira and Lara through their first three years in Canada. Initially, both girls are eager to leave the orphanage but they soon find that it's not so easy to leave their pasts behind. And what starts out as straightforward adoptions soon become more complicated for everyone involved.
Guillaume MaidatchevskyNarrated by Golden Globe winner, Donald Sutherland, the incredible story of Ailo, the little reindeer. This uplifting tale follows the journey of baby Ailo as he navigates his first year of life in the snowy landscapes of a picturesque Lapland. Frail and vulnerable, Ailo must learn to walk, run, leap and hide to ensure he survives the long, treacherous journey with the herd. Ailo's Journey is an inspirational story, in which a bleak wilderness is warmed by a mother's endless love as she watches over Ailo in his incredible adventures with other creatures of the Arctic.
Werner Herzog & André SpringWerner Herzog and André Singer's riveting documentary, filled with unforgettable archive materials and based on three long interviews, provides incredible access to, arguably, the world's greatest living politician. Now 87 and battling illness, the visionary Mikhail Gorbachev, the former General Secretary of the U.S.S.R, has mellowed and slowed down. Still, gently but resolutely, he is pushing towards his goals. Herzog, as on-screen interviewer, does not disguise his affection, celebrating Gorbachev's three remarkable accomplishments: negotiations with the U.S. to reduce nuclear weapons; cessation of Soviet control of Eastern Europe and the reunification of Germany; and the dissolution of the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc. All of this in six years! One German diplomat sums up Gorbachev's approach: "The process went so quickly that ... opponents were overcome by the reality of the situation". Herzog and Singer remind us of the drastic and unforeseeable way the world changes.
Ventura Durall, Sergi Cameron & Salvador SunyerBugarach is a tiny village in southern France where everyone lives a quiet life, isolated from the world; until the day that the international media spreads the news that Bugarach is the only place that will allegedly survive doomsday. The arrival of increasingly outlandish strangers soon begins to disturb the local population. The mayor tries to take control of the situation, but it's already too late; furthermore, he has helped to blow up the story himself. We can see the consequences in the different characters that the documentary accompanies: Slide, the magician boy who sees the event as a great opportunity to become famous; Uranie, a millennarian who has a plan for his salvation; Mirko, a boy obsessed with weapons who wants to protect the village; and Monsieur Pouce, a scholar who knows everything about the region and who claims to have located the body of Christ underneath the mountain.
Morgan SpurlockIn Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden? Oscar nominated filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) takes on a franchise even more lethal than McDonald's - Al Qaeda. And after this real life action thriller is over, the world may never be the same. With no military experience, knowledge or expertise, Morgan Spurlock sets off to do what the CIA, FBI and U.S. military have all failed to do: find the world's most wanted man. Why take on such a seemingly impossible mission? Simple - he wants to make the world safe for his soon to be born child. But before he finds Bin Laden, he first needs to learn where he came from and the environment and influences that shaped him.
Jay WeidnerIn this fascinating and informative video, Alberto Villoldo, PhD. , introduces viewers to the luminous energy field that surrounds and informs our physical body like a blueprint of life. Unveiling the secret of ancient shaman-healers, he teaches us that many of our physical and psychological problems stem from imprints within our luminous body. Dr. Villoldo reveals the nature of this luminous field, how it acts as a blueprint for our physical body and how by understanding its nature, we can actually heal ourselves and each other. Once the luminous body is cleared, Dr. Villoldo explains, physical and emotional healing can begin. Trained as a Medical Anthropologist, Dr. Villoldo left the academic world behind twenty years ago to study among the Inka shamans. It was in the Andes Mountains of South America that he discovered the wisdom of the luminous body from the indigenous shamans. This ancient knowledge reveals the secret of true health and happiness. To aid Dr. Villoldo in explaining
Jordan HillHarry and Meghan’s decision to leave royal life behind was far and away from the stiff upper lip announcements of the past. This was a royal family feud that had gone completely out of control. Now for the first time we’re taking a look behind the headlines at a version of events few of us got the chance to hear. This is the other side of the Sussex’s story from alleged sources close to the couple and recently disclosed accounts. Was there ever a chance this mold-breaking couple would just fit in or was freedom the goal from the start? This is Harry and Meghan… The Price Of Freedom.
Alex GibneyDirected by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney, FINDING FELA is a vibrant, politically-charged journey in to the life of the beloved, celebrated father of Afrobeat, Fela Kuti. Fela Anikulapo Kuti used the self-created musical movement of Afrobeat to express his revolutionary political opinions staging an ideological uprising against the dictatorial Nigerian government of the 1970s and 1980s. His influence helped bring a change towards democracy in Nigeria and promoted Pan Africanist politics to the world. The power and potency of Fela's message remains to this day and is expressed in the political movements of oppressed people, embracing Fela's music and message in their struggle for freedom.
Anne SommerfieldAs David Attenborough celebrates his 90th birthday this unique film follows the most recent decade in an incredible career. In his early eighties many assumed, including himself, the broadcaster had achieved all he possibly could in his career. However Attenborough turned his back on retirement to embark upon one of the most ambitious and prolific chapters of his career yet, making eleven groundbreaking projects with a new production team using pioneering technology such as 3D and 4K. This intimate film, containing behind-the-scenes footage shot over seven years, new interviews and extraordinary clips from some of his recent films, follows Attenborough from the Galápagos Islands to the deserts of Morocco to the jungles of Borneo and captures an Attenborough never seen before. We discover a side to David that, until now, only a privileged few have seen.
Edward Lovelace & James HallThis is the incredible story of Edwyn Collins, a celebrated lyricist who had the contents of his mind effectively deleted after experiencing a stroke. He could only say two phrases after waking up: 'Grace Maxwell' (his wife) and 'The Possibilities Are Endless’. Placed inside Edwyn's mind, we embark on a remarkable journey from the brink of death back to language, music, life and love. With the help of his wife, Edwyn submerges himself in a landscape of memories, as he tries to unlock the story of his past. More than a story of determination against all odds; it is an intimate and life-affirming tale of rediscovery.
Jörg Daniel HissenAmerica has always been a land of extremes, but it is as polarised today as it's ever been. Travelling through its states, this timely documentary explores the influences that are changing the face of American culture. Meeting artists, musicians, locals and leaders, rich and poor, it takes a look outside of the political maelstrom at the complex dynamics and divides playing out at a grassroots level. What will become of the land of the free?
Anibal Massaini Neto"Pelé Forever" traces the life and career of the greatest football player of all time, from his poor childhood growing up in a little city, up to the present. This documentary includes Pelé's greatest achievements, titles, interesting facts about his life, never before seen footage, and testimonials from personalities like Zito, Pepe, Zagalo, Tostão, Rivelino, Carlos Alberto, and several others.
Liam DaleAs the capital of Scotland, Edinburghʼs got the lot! A sense of history, examples of the finest architecture, fascinating museums and a vibrant cultural life that rivals any of the worldʼs major cities, all add an extra dimension to this premier tourist attraction. If you have plenty of time at your disposal, Edinburgh is ideal for wandering at leisure, but if your time is limited, you need to know exactly where the main places of interest are to be found. “Whistlestop Edinburgh” has been designed to give you a brief glimpse of the cityʼs favorite treasures, ranging from the magnificent castle to the peace and tranquility of Holyrood Park, just a stoneʼs throw from the hustle and bustle of Princes Streetʼs shopping emporiums. Not only does this program offer a comprehensive guide on where to go and what to look out for, it also fills in the background history of the locations, including the stories of such great Scottish heroes as William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, and Mary Qu
Gian Godoy & Esther AndersonBased on footage shot in the early seventies and lost for more than thirty years, NAACP Image Awards winner Esther Anderson takes us on a personal journey to Jamaica and into 56 Hope Road, Kingston, to see and hear the young Bob Marley before he was famous. While exploring the powerful relationship between Esther and Marley, the film shows us the Wailers’ first rehearsal, when the idea of a Jamaican supergroup like the Beatles or the Stones was still just a dream, and sits in on the launch of their international career with "Get up Stand up", "I Shot the Sheriff", and the “Burnin'” and "Catch a Fire" albums that brought to the world Reggae music and Rasta consciousness together as one, starting a revolution that would change rock music and contemporary culture.
Danielle KaralusHis Holiness the Dalai Lama shares his views on key issues that affect us all in the 21st Century and provides answers on how we can positively transform ourselves, the world and our future. Discover the Dalai Lama's thoughts and philosophies on compassion and happiness, peace and religious harmony, ethics and universal responsibility, education and health, the environment, religion and Buddhism; and on his homeland, Tibet.
Liam DaleWhen Charlie Chaplin was born in London on the 16th of April 1889, no one could have predicted what his future would be. Charlie’s meteoric rise to fame in the pioneering days of the film industry is truly one of the most dramatic rags to riches stories ever told, and the enduring charm of his instantly recognizable “Little Tramp,” continues to thrill film enthusiasts the whole world over to this very day. Chaplin’s life was full of contrasts, from his poverty-stricken childhood in the London slums, right through to his millionaire status as one of the first great celebrities of Hollywood. The treasured black and white silent movies that made Charlie his fortune give a fascinating insight into the character of this great comedian, but to really understand the nature of his genius you need to step back in time. This program will transport you back to Chaplin’s London at the turn of the 20th century and you can see for yourself the influences that were to shape his later work o
Ondi TimonerSeven years in the making and culled from over 2000 hours of footage, DIG! plunges into the underbelly of rock 'n' roll, unearthing an incredible true story of success and self-destruction. Anton A. Newcombe of the Brian Jonestown Massacre and Courtney Taylor of the Dandy Warhols are star-crossed friends and bitter rivals - DIG! is the story of their loves and obsessions, gigs and recordings, arrests and death threats, uppers and downers, and the delicate balance between art and commerce.
Jason WiseFrom the director and team that brought you SOMM, the celebrated documentary behind the quest of four individuals studying to pass one of the most difficult tests you’ve NEVER heard of, comes the sequel –‘SOMM: Into the Bottle’. Viewers are taken beyond the exam and down the wine (bottle) rabbit hole. The world’s most famous winemakers and sommeliers unravel what makes wine the most compelling elixir, a beverage that is uniquely intertwined with the history of mankind. ‘SOMM: Into the Bottle’ brings viewers a rare and never before seen glimpse inside the private world of both famed and cult winemakers, such as Jean Louis Chave, Aubert de Villaine (Domaine Romanee-Conti), and Robert Mondavi. Viewers get to watch as some of the most storied bottles of wine are opened; in some cases less than a dozen are left in the world. The history, the vintage, and the magic of these bottles are discussed by the best in the business. The film also tackles wine as it intersects with polit
Wyatt DailyDusty archives have been painstakingly tracked down and remastered to bring a new perspective to one of the most crucial periods in surfing’s evolution. This is a film compiled of never-before-seen footage from surfing’s Golden Age, with outtakes and extras from some of surfing’s most well known filmmakers to tell a history that has never been told before. “Spoons: A Santa Barbara Story” is an exploration of how one of the most significant corners of the world produced, and continues to produce, some of the most talented surfers and innovators. Deeper than all is a story of craftsmanship, work ethic, renegades and tradition, a film that goes beyond the time spent in the ocean to define how one spends a lifetime.
Michael Beach NicholsIn late 2014, a terrifying video of a person in a clown mask emerging from underneath a sleeping child's bed appears online. The description below the video claims that the clown is named "Wrinkles", and that he lives in southwest Florida. The video goes viral. Soon, more mysterious videos of Wrinkles appear online. Wrinkles becomes internet lore - a whole genre of YouTube videos of kids filming themselves calling him appear online, and over a million messages are left at the number. But who is Wrinkles, and why is he doing this? With incredible access to the mastermind, Wrinkles the Clown explores the phenomenon and the myth behind the mask.
Brian AabechPeople all over the world believe Ghostly phenomena is real and represents "haunting spirits" trying to contact the living. Originally broadcast to over 12 million viewers - and still considered the most credible Prime Time documentary ever produced on the subject - this FOX Television Special from Bob Kiviat (Alien Autopsy: Fact or Fiction?) examines the best evidence.
Lily ZepedaTo a stranger, he’s a quirky Singaporean obsessed with toilets, but to those who know him he’s “Mr. Toilet,” a crusader in global sanitation. A former entrepreneur, Jack uses humor to campaign for something no one dares talk about: shit. It's a crisis that impacts over 2 billion people. Having established UN World Toilet Day, Sim plunges into his biggest challenge yet when he is asked to help implement Prime Ministers Modi's Promise of turning India into a defecation-free zone. But with few resources and no help from the government, Mr. Toilet discovers there is a price to pay for being the world's #2 hero.
Akos ArmontThe tale of a racing dynasty and the price of immortality, Brabham reveals the forgotten godfather of modern Formula 1 - Jack Brabham, and a son's quest to defy the odds in the competitive world of international motor-sport once more.
Matt SalmonKeith Richards has smashed through the barriers of tradition for over 5 decades. He is the heart and the soul of The Rolling Stones, crafting some of their classic hits that have helped cement them into the history books. He has lived a life full of drink, drugs and rock and roll and has been involved in countless legal troubles over the years. But despite all that, Keith continues to create phenomenal rock and roll songs that are filled with character.Follow the journey of the infamous Rock ’N' Roll legend. The man behind the beat… Keith Richards.