Confined in an apartment from a New York housing project, the six Angulo brothers learned everything they know about the world through watching films and spend their time reenacting their favourite movies with intricate homemade costumes.
In 1960, Cuban photographer Alberto Korda captured a photo of Ernesto 'Che' Guevara during a mass funeral. History conspired to enable this dynamic portrait to explode on the world scene in 1968 throughout Europe and Latin America, when it became an international symbol of protest and dissent. In the last decade, with the establishment of the Internet, the image has once again travelled the globe in many forms. From protest to commerce, it is constantly transformed and reinvented. It is considered to be the most reproduced image in the history of photography.
Dubbed 'Costner's Last Stand', Dances With Wolves had everything on the line, not the least of which was the fate of a faltering studio and the credibility of its novice director. Enduring a production fraught with weather delays, critical backlash, and a nearly fatal on-set accident, director/star Kevin Costner never lost his focus and delivered a sweeping, heartfelt, three hour epic that would become the box office surprise of 1990. Features brand new interviews with Costner and his crew bringing viewers inside the tumultuous story of Dances with Wolves.
The Academy Award-winning documentary The Cove, tells the amazing true story of how an elite team of activists, filmmakers and freedivers embarked on a covert mission to penetrate a hidden cove in Japan, shining light on a dark and deadly secret. The mysteries they uncovered were only the tip of the iceberg.
The 'Thriller in Manila' was the third and final famous boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier for the Heavyweight Boxing Championship of the World, fought at the Araneta Coliseum in Manila, Philippines on October 1, 1975. The bout is often ranked as one of the greatest fights of 20th century boxing, and is the climax to the bitter rivalry between Ali and Frazier over who was the legitimate Heavyweight Champion.
From the remote Australian desert to the opulence of Buckingham Palace, this is the iconic story of the Namatjira family, tracing their quest for justice.
With great candour and eloquence, Mike Tyson discusses his life both inside and outside the ring. He delves into his shocking childhood and life as a boxer with humour and brutal honesty. Tyson is more than a documentary about a former heavyweight champion. Told through a rare collection of original interviews, archival footage and photographs, a complex human being emerges.
The story of Jimmy Ellis - an unknown singer plucked from obscurity, and thrust into the spotlight as part of a scheme that had him masquerade as Elvis - back from the grave.
Tempest at the Drop-In follows mentally ill and socially isolated members of the community as they stage a professional production of Shakespeare's The Tempest alongside professional actors John Bolton, Brian Lipson, Bagriana Popov and Joseph Sherman.
This is the story of the low budget, schlock-horror and B movie maestro who spawned a whole generation of American film talent. They all line up to tell anecdotes and reminisce on their formative experiences under Corman's protective wing; Jack Nicholson, Martin Scorsese, Peter Fonda, Joe Dante, Ron Howard, Jonathan Demme and Bruce Dern are among the stars to contribute. Although Corman's films were never tasteful and always cheap, he is a central figure in American movie history and this documentary is an entertaining and amusing paean to the films and to the man who has resolutely remained true to his roots outside of the mainstream and firmly within the exploitation movie genre.
The Yes Men (Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno) are two conscientious mischief-makers who play irreverent stunts on unsuspecting big business and the media. Posing as business leaders, Andy and Mike set their sights on a plethora of manmade disasters, from profiteering after Hurricane Katrina to the environmental disaster in Bhopal.
Following the atomic destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, internationally acclaimed novelist Nevil Shute prophetically and emotively predicted the devastating impact of nuclear proliferation in one of the most important anti-war novels of the 20th century, On The Beach, in which he depicts the end of the world caused by nuclear war. This documentary explores the writing and impulses of Shute's career and novel, and its adaptation into the famous film shot in Melbourne by Hollywood message director Stanley Kramer.
Love Lust And Lies is the fifth film in the documentary series Gillian Armstrong has been making about the lives, hopes and dreams of three lively, working class Adelaide girls since they were 14 in 1976. Over more than 30 years, Kerry, Josie and Diana's struggles have captured all our hearts, and Gillian's series is the first and longest documentary longitudinal study of young Australians.
Sifting through the wreckage of cities overtaken by the desert and swallowed up by the sea, scientists piece together a remarkable story of collapse - the story of what on Earth happened to us.
When Charles Dickens created the character of Fagin in his novel Oliver Twist, he gave birth to one of the most infamous rogues in English literature. Few people know that Dickens' portrait of Fagin drew inspiration from the life of the Jewish receiver and fencer of stolen goods, Ikey Solomon. The First Fagin recreates Ikey's journey from London's dens of vice, Newgate jail, and the notorious prison "hulks" on the Thames to a daring escape to the new world of America. Ikey then tempted fate by sailing to Tasmania in search of his wife who had been transported as a convict.
For over 40 years, Caroll Spinney has played Sesame Streets' Big Bird and Oscar The Grouch with no intention of retiring any time soon. This is the story of the man inside the suits, and how he has become a living legend.
Award-winning reporter Sarah Ferguson presents a groundbreaking documentary series on the criminal priests and brothers of the Catholic Church; their crimes, for the first time, in their own words.
In the shadow of a De Beers mine, the remote community of Attawapiskat lurches from crisis to crisis, while facing mounting environmental issues and an inability to benefit from resource revenue.