Michael Sheen joins art curator Gus Casely-Hayford on a moving journey back to his native South Wales in the footsteps of Josef Herman.
To be a Hollywood great is to fly too close to the sun, to embody the dreams of millions while placing your fate in their hearts.
This documentary celebrates 100 years of the famous character Tarzan from print and in film. Featuring in-depth discussions with current and past actors in the Tarzan franchise: Christopher Lambert, Dennis Miller, Margot Robbie, Casper Van Dien, Alexander Skaarsgard and many more.
Bruce Lee made an impact like that of no other martial arts star before or since. This documentary shows the real Bruce Lee in action, on the screen and off, in a moving tribute to his life and legacy.
John Denver, began his music career with folk music groups during the late 1960s. Starting in the 1970s, he was one of the most popular acoustic artists of the decade and one of its best-selling artists. By 1974, he was firmly established as one of America's best-selling performers, often described as "among the most beloved entertainers of his era. Recording and releasing approximately 300 songs, with total sales of over 33 million records worldwide with his lyrics reflecting his joy in nature and disdain for city life, his enthusiasm for music, and his relationship trials. Denver, who was an avid pilot, died at the age of 53 flying his personal Canard aircraft in a single-fatality crash.
Meet Kazi Rahman, a Muslim entrepreneur from the East End of London. Having already conquered the Arabian perfume scene, we spend a year following Kazi from his lock up in Whitechapel as he attempts to launch Britain's first Sharia-friendly airline. However, in today's climate, not everyone is on board.
In just a few years, crowdfunding has empowered a whole new generation of artists to create things in a way that's never been seen before. Over a period of three years, the film is following the endeavours of poker card designer Jackson Robinson, hippie Zach Crain, and video game veteran Brain Fargo, all of whom reach out to the crowd in order to change their lives forever.
Queer comics have historically been hidden from sight. Kliph finds out where the scene is at now, if things have changed, and what it's like working as an LGBTQ comic today.
Kilph Nesteroff visits comedy veteran and man of 10,000 noises Michael Winslow, and some young talent to trace the struggles and roadblocks facing comedians on their journeys to the top.
Twenty years after he helped put Jon Buice in a Texas prison, Ray Hill is fighting to free him. Filmed over the course of eight years, this film traces the friendship between a prominent gay rights activist and a convicted 'gay bash' murderer, set against the backdrop of gay rights, victims' rights, and prisoners' rights and the harsh Texas justice system. This film casts a fascinating spotlight on how the flaws of the system - and the court of public opinion - affect justice.
Through gut-wrenching interviews, this program crafts a portrait of sustained exploitation, deception and complicated feelings that have led two men to tell their story of abuse by Michael Jackson.
Jamali meets the Nordic Youth, who patrol Sweden's streets hunting 'rapefugees' to detemine if this is a valid reaction to an immigration epidemic, or if they are just a bunch of ignorant kids.
Giant media conglomerates are increasingly reluctant to investigate or criticise government policies. With state surveillance never more extreme, independent voices are crucially important. All Governments Lie is a theatrical documentary created by a team of Emmy Award-winning filmmakers who subscribed to IF Stone's newsletter in their teens. IF Stone's Weekly inspired them then, and compels them now to tell the story of a new wave of independent, investigative, adversarial journalists following in Stone's footsteps.
Every family has them. But no family has built higher walls around their secrets than the Kennedys, who fend off relentless attacks from the media and the tabloids to protect the family's reputation and ambitions. Their commitment to their image is so ingrained that it transcends PR and strikes deep with the Kennedy clan itself - where secrets are kept even between family members, and threats to the status quo can lead to excommunication and worse.
Could what really happened be more intriguing, more thrilling and more revealing than the fiction? Find out as this high-octane documentary reveals the true stories behind some of Hollywood's finest movies. Blending dramatic reconstruction with telling archive of actual events, eyewitness testimony and documentary footage, this program unpicks fact from fiction, meeting the people behind these extraordinary events to experience the real drama of the truth. In this episode, learn the true story behind Steven Spielberg's Munich, based on the events that followed Black September's attack at the 1972 Olympic Games.
Australia's most famous furry face, the kangaroo, is profiled in this hop-along series, featuring the eastern grey kangaroo colonies. Two kangaroo mothers are spotlighted.
The episode of Soundbreaking looks at a musical revolution that was not only inspired by recording but born from its history: the art of sampling--a kind of musical equivalent of Adam's rib. Beginning with the pioneers of hip hop (Afrika Bambaataa, Chuck D, Rick Rubin), the episode tracks the way in which the practice of borrowing fragments from existing records created a new genre--a potent musical form that emerged from the margins, up-ended the establishment, and set in motion a controversy over copyright that has yet to be resolved. As we survey the development of sampling and its multiple, varied incarnations over the years since, Episode Six explores the complex sonic landscapes which, by their very existence, pay tribute to the art of recording itself, and examines the eternally blurred line between theft and homage.
Shifts the focus away from the creation of music to the experience of listening to it, and to the formats that have shaped and ultimately defined that experience.
The event that has created trans-European shared memories for decades. Each May, 40 European and not-so-European countries, from Ireland to Azerbaijan, send pop groups or singers to represent them in a contest between nations, filmed simultaneously by multiple television channels. With its classic pop numbers, catchy refrains, razzamatazz and over-the-top lighting, the annual ritual of the Eurovision Song Contest has held audiences spellbound for decades. Each country sees it differently. The Scandinavians and East Europeans love it. The French and British are more ambivalent. But year after year, it goes on attracting the biggest television audiences in the world. Almost 200 million viewers switch on to cheer their favourites. This documentary explores the enduring fascination of the Eurovision.
John F Kennedy launches a long-shot bid for power, and the seemingly perfect candidate must confront the issues of his health, faith and fidelity if he is to have any chance of reaching the White House.
The Civil War, one of the most defining moments in American history, tore a nation apart, pitting North against South - brother against brother. Over the course of four years, more than 750,000 military and civilian lives were sacrificed to make the United States a more perfect union, where the human rights of every person are guaranteed. With unprecedented access to government and private archives and using state-of-the-art technology, over 500 rare and compelling black and white photographs have been painstakingly colourised to illustrate the story of the Civil War in breathtaking detail. This episode examines the cultural and political tensions that ultimately explode into the most storied and bloodied war ever to be fought on US soil.
The extraordinary tale of some of the people, places and events that shaped Canada - stories of change makers and rule breakers, dreamers and visionaries, scientists and entrepreneurs who forged a nation in a vast and harsh land. With groundbreaking CGI and a cast of celebrity interviews that take us inside Canada's biggest stories, this series is truly a celebration of a nation that has transformed its differences into understanding and created an identity that is uniquely diverse. In the season premiere, hundreds of Indigenous nations with advanced cultures already live in Canada when French and English colonisers arrive and fight for land claims. Indigenous people suffer as a result of first contact.
Julia learns about the Orange Revolution and the ongoing social issues in Ukraine. Julia returns to the city of her birth, Kiev. She begins her homecoming by touring its picturesque streets and markets with her tour guide, Valentina.
Julia visits a monastery famous for its artists-in-residence, and learns about the changing role of women in Ukrainian society. Julia visits the Lavra Caves Monastery, Kyiv's major tourist attraction, where she meets several artists in residence. She sits for a portrait in traditional dress, learns about paintings used for worship, and discovers the challenges of creating art in a commercial world.
Join author and host Gary Takle on quest to discover what really makes a house work. Explore some of the most exciting and stunning houses in the country and meet the professionals who create them.
New York. The name is enough to make fashionistas weak at the knees. But only a few years ago, New York's now-famous fashion scene was a mess of mismanagement. This program traces the genesis of New York as a fashion powerhouse, the success of which is linked almost exclusively to the setting up of "The Tents" at Bryant Park, which finally brought the couture together under one (removable) roof. Featuring interviews with world class designers and fashion personalities such as Caroline Herrera, Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, Betsey Johnson, Carson Kressley and Miss J Alexander, The Tents is an insight into the coveted and glamorous world of New York's fashion scene ... and how it almost failed.
With hits ranging from joy, anger, swagger, and self-awareness Johnny Cash is one of the most prolific artists of modern time. From working in the cotton fields to becoming an iconic superstar, Cash embodies the American dream. In the world of music, art, film and theatre the 20th century manifests a collection of extraordinary figures that continue to leave their impression and contribution. This series of three strands bring the artists, the filmmakers and the characters who remain as powerful today as when they first appeared; whether painter Salvador Dal , singer-songwriter John Lennon or playwright Harold Pinter, each have changed the way we looked at the world.
The great music revolutions of our times have come from Africa, and the next one is brewing there right now.
Recorded in 1964, Cash placed himself in the middle of fervent social upheavals gripping the US at the time by using his album, Bitter Tears, to speak out on behalf of native people. Based on the book A Heartbeat And A Guitar: Johnny Cash and The Making of Bitter Tears by Antonino D’Ambrosio, who also directed the documentary Broadcast by NITV as Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited.
Visit the Dolphin Research Centre in sunny Florida Keys and its team of volunteers as they look after and educate the wider community about marine welfare and dolphins.
Visit the Dolphin Research Centre in sunny Florida Keys and its team of volunteers as they look after and educate the wider community about marine welfare and dolphins.
Robots, water pumps and trick mechanisms. Jim Al-Khalili traces the path from modern technology back to scientists like the 9th century Banu Musa brothers.
From Jabir ibn Hayyan to Al Kindi to Al Razi, Jim Al-Khalili introduces us to the work of medieval chemists and reveals their influence on modern chemistry.
Untold Australia is a documentary series that goes inside three very different communities which exist within unique pockets of Australia, whose presence and way of life remain widely unknown to outsiders of these close-knit cultural groups.
John Allen Muhammad, 42, a veteran of the Gulf War in 1991, and his stepson John Lee Malvo, 17, were convicted in 2004 of being the Washington sniper, who had been terrorising America over a period of three weeks. Police found a gun in the suspects car - the criminals had supposedly shot it 13 times. Ten innocent people were killed, and three were wounded. Police also found a scope and a tripod. The criminals probably shot the victims without even leaving the car, as it has an opening in the trunk that allows people to lie hidden and shoot the victims. Experts unanimously agreed that it was John Allen Muhammad who was the force of the criminal tandem. What were the motives of these men, and was one 'guiltier' than the other? Psychologists suppose that John Allen Muhammad is non compos mentis, but find it difficult to explain why the stepson acted in the same way.
Jeffrey Dahmer was a serial killer who raped, murdered and ate parts of 17 victims. Like other killers such as John Wayne Gacy, he managed to elude capture while continuing to carry out his crimes. Like every other sociopath serial killer in history he believed himself to be completely justified in his actions. Why does a Jeffrey Dahmer happen? How does a man become a serial killer, necrophiliac, cannibal and psychopath? Many of the theories would have you believe that the answers can always be found in childhood abuse, bad parenting, head trauma, foetal alcoholism and drug addiction. Perhaps in some cases these are contributing factors, but not for Jeffrey Dahmer.
Shortly after 8pm on the Halloween Eve, 1938, the voice of a panicked radio announcer broke in with a news bulletin reporting strange explosions taking place on the planet Mars, followed minutes later by a report that Martians had landed in the tiny town of Grovers Mill, New Jersey. Although most listeners understood that the program was a radio drama, the next day's headlines reported that thousands of others plunged into panic, convinced that America was under a deadly Martian attack. It turned out to be HG Wells' classic The War of the Worlds, performed by 23-year-old Orson Welles. Featuring interviews with film director and cinema historian Peter Bogdanovich, Welles' daughter Chris Welles Feder, and other authors and experts, as well as dramatisations of some of the thousands of letters sent to Welles by an alternately admiring and furious public, War of the Worlds explores how Welles's ingenious use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an already anxious nation.
Join us on an extraordinary journey, that will explore the technological and scientific struggle for the survival of Venice, a survival that has been in doubt from its very construction. The sea level in Venice has increased drastically in the last century or so, threatening the very existence of the city. Global warming and the harmful effects of tourism have amplified the phenomenon of acqua alta (sudden rise in sea level), rendering the traditional responses of inhabitants obsolete. It is urgent to act today. Projects conceived in laboratories across the globe are joining forces to save the city. These include RAMSES, a 3D modelisation of the lagoon produced using lasers, which analyses rises in water level; and MOSE, a series of movable dams costing over 4 billion euros, intended to block the sea in case of acqua alta.
What's really going on inside your stomach? In this program, Dr Michael Mosley offers up his own guts to find out. Using the latest in medical imagery and a tiny state of the art camera that he swallows at the start of the film, Michael takes viewers on a remarkable journey through his own internal system. At each stage he talks to medical experts and explains the amazing functions that happen without our conscious effort - and reveals a complexity and intelligence in the gut that science is only just beginning to uncover.
Runway model Sandra Bush dreamed of becoming the first African-American supermodel, only to struggle with addiction and despair. She later achieved celebrity as Mama Bush, the model for some of the best-known and widely admired paintings by her daughter, acclaimed artist Mickalene Thomas. In her film directing debut, Thomas paints a poignant portrait of her mother and artistic muse, presenting a tender look back at a lifetimes worth of hopes, regrets and redemption. Drawing on personal and archival photos, as well as intimate interviews, Mickalene Thomas vivid, loving portrait chronicles her mothers personal and professional struggles, including a turbulent marriage, drug abuse and chronic illness. Follow the conversation on twitter: #NITV
An aerial exploration of China's vast interior, revealing the people who live in some of the most diverse landscapes on the planet.
Neil and the team examine creativity and the art of reinvention along Tasmania's northern coast and offshore islands. Neil collects some of the cleanest air in the world in the name of science. On King Island, he examines the worst maritime disaster in the history of Australia before swinging back onto the mainland for a round of golf on a legendary links course. Emma Johnston joins a scientific team on Albatross Island to track the magnificent bird for which the island is named. Alice Garner examines the changing fortunes of industrial Burnie. And Tim Flannery follows in the footsteps of a legendary scientist at Fossil Bluff.
On this episode, Neil gets his first glimpse ever of a live volcano with its lunar landscape, steaming vents and bubbling mud pools and discovers the sombre story behind the failed attempts of sulphur mining. Marine Archaeologist Matt Carter discovers a tale of tragedy, treasure and treachery down on Mahia Peninsula. Geologist Hamish Campbell digs for new science and examines why the East Cape is the hotspot to study a great unknown - how to predict earthquakes and tsunamis. Marine Biologist Jacky Geurts hunts down apostles from Gisborne's Age of Aquarius. Riria Hotere steps out of her comfort zone and into the wonderful world of bees to find out the difference between a five-dollar pot of honey and a $150 pot of honey. And Neil reflects on the sublime joys of the wild and wonderful in the clear waters of Tatapouri Bay, by partaking in a thrilling stingray feeding routine.
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