Since the mid-20th century, the world has only ever heard one side of an incredible story. The story of a boy from an ordinary family whose ambition it was to become an artist, but who instead became a drifter. Now, for the first time, this is the documented account of a story many believe to be… the greatest story NEVER told!
Charles Dekeukeleire, a questioning Catholic, is spurred into making this documentary by a pilgrimage undertaken by the Catholic Young Workers’ Movement. The director’s approach is one of critical reflection – emotional and fervent, often acerbic.
Observations of three varied corners of China’s garment industry: workers in a large-scale production line factory; a designer who rallies against the mass-machine-production of clothes and has created the eponymous hand-made collection called ‘Useless’ (Wuyong) for Paris Fashion Week; and finally the simple life of increasingly out-of-work tailors in small town Fengdang.
Madeline Stuart is a fashion celebrity who has walked the runway at the New York Fashion Week, has 700 000+ followers on Facebook and is covered by international media world wide. This documentary follows Madeline on her journey to becoming the world's first professional supermodel with Down syndrome, challenging our perception of identity, beauty and disability.
Apple. Intel. Genentech. Atari. Google. Cisco. Stratospheric successes with high stakes all around. Behind some of the world's most revolutionary companies are a handful of men who (through timing, foresight, a keen ability to size up other people, and a lot of luck) saw opportunity where others did not: these are the original venture capitalists. All were backing and building companies before the term 'venture capital' had been coined: companies that led to the birth of biotechnology and the spectacular growth in microprocessors, personal computers and the web. SOMETHING VENTURED uncovers the ups and downs of the building of some of the greatest companies of the twentieth century, and the hidden dramas behind some of the most famous names in business.
Explore the ruins of Port Royal, once a flourishing pirate city, known for extravagance, women and liquor. The city which went by the sobriquet "wickedest city on earth", lies in shambles deep below the waters of Jamaica's Kingston Harbor after a devastating tsunami struck it on June 7, 1692
In 1955, Albert Maysles traveled by motorcycle throughout Russia. During this trip, he shot what was to become his first film, 'Psychiatry in Russia', an unprecedented view into Soviet mental healthcare. Originally televised by the David Garroway Show on NBC-TV in 1956.
The production of phones has a dark, bloody side. The main part of minerals used to produce phones is coming from the mines in the Eastern DR Congo. The Western World is buying these so-called conflict minerals and thereby finances a civil war that, according to human rights organisations, has been the bloodiest conflict since World War II: During the last 15 years the conflict has cost the lives of more than 5 million people and 300,000 women have been raped. The war will continue as long as armed groups can finance their warfare by selling minerals. The Documentary Blood in the Mobile shows the connection between our phones and the civil war in the Congo. Director Frank Poulsen travels to DR Congo to see the illegal mine industry with his own eyes. He gets access to Congo s largest tin-mine, which is being controlled by different armed groups, and where children work for days in narrow mine tunnels to dig out the minerals that end up in our phones.
Not Taco Bell Material is Adam Carolla’s first ever stand up special based on his New York Times best-selling autobiography. The performance showcases Adam’s incredible improvisational comedy skills featuring tales from his youth, told through stand-up comedy and photos. It’s hilarious, poignant, and even inspiring.
How do squeaky-voiced 8 year olds become amazing singers? "Sing!" tells the story of how a community group, amid severe cutbacks in the arts, is able to develop a children's chorus that is one of the best in the country. Artistic Director Anne Tomilson of the Los Angeles Children's Chorus thinks every child needs to sing and can be taught to sing beautifully. "Sing!" is about the importance of art and music in children's lives.
Rolling Stone investigative reporter Greg Palast busted Jeb Bush for stealing the 2000 election by purging Black voters from Florida's electoral rolls. Now Palast is back to take a deep dive into the Republicans' dark operation, Crosscheck--designed to steal a million minority votes by November--and the billionaires who finance it.
Everyone knows the story of the Titanic, how the largest moving object ever fashioned by the hand of man hit an iceberg on its maiden voyage and sank in the middle of the North Atlantic, and 1,500 lives were lost. The tragedy has been well documented in books and on films. No matter how often the story is told, it never fails to capture the imagination. It is a story that has left many questions unanswered, and the programme provides an intriguing hypothesis that the ship that plummeted two miles to the bottom of the sea was not the Titanic but its sister ship the Olympic. This film is based upon the research of Andrew Newton and includes the evidence of the British and American inquiries, the eye witness reports of survivors, newspapers of the day, photographs, video, film and radio broadcasts. The views and opinions presented in this film are based on actual evidence and legitimate inference. It may be the ultimate conspiracy – or could it be the truth?
This acclaimed documentary -- made by one of the fashion worlds most sought after casting directors -- picks up where Paris is Burning left off, focusing on a group of six NYC lesbians who dress and identify as men, blurring the lines between butch dyke and trans-male identities. For our guest host, writer-artist-performer and member of NY's own House of Ladosha, Juliana Huxtable, the film explores “the complexities of how desire is negotiated between the multitude of gender types in the ballroom community."
Colton Harris-Moore, best known as the Barefoot Bandit, was on the run for nearly three years after hot-wiring a Cessna, flying 400 miles before crashing in a field and vanishing into the wilderness. His crimes included a half dozen stolen boats, at least 10 cars and five stolen airplanes.
The band headlined UK's Carling Weekend festivals in 2002, and this was largely chronicled by this mini-documentary 'In Transit' which was released to members of the now-defunct 'Alone, Together' fan club.
Pure sound unaltered by human hands is becoming increasingly difficult to find. Gordon Hempton is an Emmy Award-winning sound recordist who has spent the last 30 years trying to find and record the vanishing sounds of nature in an attempt to capture a disappearing sensory experience. Filmmaker Nick Sherman observes Hempton in the wilderness for 30 days and uncovers an obsessive artist on a quest for perfection in this obscure medium. Hempton’s natural ability to locate and articulate himself through sound has a contagious energy and gives his work a transportive quality. Soundtracker is a fascinating meditation on the world’s changing landscape and the things we may be leaving behind in the service of progress.