This is an intimate but explosive story about the man behind the greatest fraud in sporting history. Lance Armstrong enriched himself by cheating his fans, his sport and the truth. But the former friends whose lives and careers he destroyed would prove to be his nemesis.
A group of troubled boys are on a perilous course toward jail until they meet up with a free-wheeling jackaroo, Bernie Shakeshaft, and hit the road with his legendary dog jumping team.
Written and directed by Brett Morgen (The Kid Stays in the Picture), Chicago 10, presents a mix of archival footage, animation and music to look back at the build-up to and unravelling of the Chicago Conspiracy Trial where eight anti-war protesters were put on trial for conspiring to cause riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
Canadian citizen Omar Khadr has been in Guantanamo since 2002. He was 15 when he was arrested in Afghanistan and according to international law he is a child-soldier. This documentary shows the interrogation between a team of Canadian intelligence agents and Omar Khadr using never-before-seen video footage of his questioning. The film delves into the unfolding high-stakes game of cat and mouse between captor and captive over a four day period and analyses the political, legal and scientific aspects of a forced dialogue.
The third of a series of documentary films that have followed the lives of fourteen British children since 1964, when they were seven years old. The children were selected to represent the range of socio-economic backgrounds in Britain at that time, with the explicit assumption that each child's social class predetermines their future. Director Michael Apted takes the helm as the subjects, now aged twenty-one, talk about their lives and their hopes and dreams for the future.
An emotional journey that will challenge the way you think, feel and shop.
Every era begins with the human will to move, and History uncovers the great forces that set mankind in motion. It's an epic, premium, global documentary about the greatest migrations of all time, and the repercussions that they have had - culturally, sociologically, and politically. Sparked by the Industrial Revolution, a wave of migrants flood the US. One-third of the entire population of Norway and Sweden migrate to America, transforming the Pacific Northwest; opened by the transcontinental railroad, Mennonite farmers from Ukraine turn Kansas into the breadbasket of the country; in 1908, more Italians were living in New York City than Rome. Spanning the 1900s through the 1970s, this episode reveals how our ancestors, coming from America's own Southern states, Eastern Europe, Latin America and Asia, change America's cityscapes forever, and directly influence the map of modern America.
Deliver Us From Evil is the story of Father Oliver O'Grady, the most notorious paedophile in the history of the modern Catholic Church. A remorseless, and compulsive, sexual predator, O'Grady used his charm and authority as a religious leader to exploit Catholic families and rape dozens of children across Northern California - both physically and spiritually - over the course of 20 years. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.
Every era begins with the human will to move, and History uncovers the great forces that set mankind in motion. It's an epic, premium, global documentary about the greatest migrations of all time, and the repercussions that they have had - culturally, sociologically, and politically. From the Dutch living in New Amsterdam seeking the wealth offered by the fur trade, through the English Quakers who fled persecution and helped shape the American Constitution, to the German soldiers who helped the North defeat the South, this episode uses expert historians, DNA evidence and census records to explore our cultural origins through the different groups who travelled to America seeking freedom from early Colonial times through the end of the Civil War.
Traces the musical odyssey of blues legend B.B. King in a film that pays tribute to the city that gave birth to a new style of blues.
Director Scott Hicks continues his exploration of music-themed films with a new documentary. It is a story of passion, obsession and possession. A journey into a world of rarefied instruments and musicians who seek them out.
Details the rise to prominence and global sporting superstardom of six supremely talented young Manchester United footballers, including David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Phil and Gary Neville.
From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E Robbins comes this innovative documentary film about the power of education to change a girl - and the world. Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Liam Neeson, Cate Blanchett, Selena Gomez and other A-list actors contribute voice performances to the film, which spotlights nine unforgettable girls from different parts of the world who face arranged marriages, child slavery, and other heartbreaking injustices.
Veit Harlan was, along with Leni Riefenstahl, Nazi Germany's most successful film director, remembered today for his infamous Jud Suess. Harlan was a master of national kitsch, exulting in melodrama and death, but he was also an extraordinary artist who ended up serving the Nazi propaganda machine.
Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman travels to some of the holiest sites in the world to meet people of all faiths and speaks to religious leaders, scientists, historians and archaeologists in an effort to understand how religion evolved and adapted as society changed, and how religion transformed the evolution of society. First, he sets out to understand humanity's obsession with the afterlife: from those who came back to the dead, through to reincarnation. Then, Morgan looks into the future as well as a past millennia of strife to determine how the world will end.
He is one of the most recognised figures in American literary history: poet, patriot and faithful advocate of democracy. He has adherents around the globe. But in his time, critics denounced Walt Whitman as a "lunatic raving in pitiable delirium". They pronounced his signature book of poetry, Leaves Of Grass, "slimy", "vile", and "beastly". One reviewer wished to see him whipped in public; another suggested he commit suicide.
US-based Brazilian artist Vik Muniz returns to his country of birth, to the largest landfill dump in the world in Rio de Janeiro. Over three years, he undertakes a project making giant photographic portraits of the 'catadores' - the pickers who recycle and distribute the rubbish.
Janis Joplin's life story is revealed through archival footage, revealing interviews with friends and family and rare personal letters, presenting an intimate portrait of a bright, complicated artist who changed music.