In part five of The Blues, director Marc Levin (Slam, Whiteboys, Brooklyn Babylon) travels to Chicago with hip-hop legend Chuck D (of the Chess Records legacy). Together they explore the heyday of Chicago blues and unite to produce an album that seeks to bring veteran blues players together with contemporary hip-hop musicians.
Gideon's Army follows the personal stories of Travis Williams, Brandy Alexander and June Hardwick, three young public defenders who are part of a small group of committed lawyers in the Deep South challenging the assumptions that drive a criminal justice system strained to the breaking point.
Valentino: The Last Emperor is a feature-length documentary on the legendary fashion designer Valentino Garavani, in the wake of his exit in 2008 from the company he founded in Rome more than 45 years ago. Produced and directed by Matt Tyrnauer, special correspondent for Vanity Fair magazine, the film is an intimate, engaging and humorous fly-on-the-wall exploration of the singular worlds of one of Italy's richest and most famous men.
This documentary follows Snoop Dogg as he journeys to Jamaica to record an album with Diplo. Snoop finds himself embraced by the Jamaican people and becomes reincarnated as Snoop Lion.
With unprecedented access to previously unseen archive footage, Made Of Stone is a revealing journey through the life of one of the most revered and influential bands in British music history, The Stone Roses.
Stephanie Argerich, the filmmaker, is the daughter of two of the biggest name pianists of the last 30 years, the American Stephen Kovacevich and Argentinian Martha Argerich. This film tells the intimate stories of these two camera-shy artists and her own stimulating, yet traumatic life as their only offspring.
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.
Between 1968 and 1972, nine American spacecraft voyaged to the Moon, and 12 men walked upon its surface. They remain the only human beings to have stood on another world. This program brings together, for the first time, surviving crew members from every single Apollo mission which flew to the Moon, and allows them to tell their story in their own words. It features stunning archive material which has been remastered from original NASA footage - much of it never seen before.
They've been winning championships for over a decade, pushing the limits of longevity in such a demanding sport. How long can they last? In this program, we gain unprecedented access into Venus and Serena's lives.
Charts the story of the filming and ultimate failure of Henri-Georges Clouzot's never-released 1964 'masterpiece', L'Enfer, which has retained a mythical status in the history of cinema. The remaining participants who were involved in the shoot - including Costa Gavras, who was Clouzot's assistant director on the film - tell the story of the disaster and folly of an overly ambitious project which played out Clouzot's personal psychoses on screen.
OJ retires from football, becomes an actor and marries his second wife, Nicole Brown. Meanwhile, tensions rise between Los Angeles' black community and the city's police, climaxing with the Rodney King beating and riots in the early 1990s.
This is the story of a radical 1970s experiment to break down the barrier between man and his closest animal relative. Nim the chimpanzee became the focus of a landmark experiment which aimed to show that an ape could learn to communicate with language if raised and nurtured like a human child. Following Nim's extraordinary journey through human society, and the enduring impact he makes on the people he meets along the way. This documentary film is an unflinching and unsentimental biography of an animal we tried to make human. What we learn about his true nature - and indeed our own - is comic, revealing and profoundly unsettling.
Yakuza is a term which originally stems from the world of gambling, but the word, literally meaning 'eight-nine-three', has other connotations. In Japan, more than 86,000 so-called yakuza are members of consortiums that are fronts for the mafia. The yakuza are led by dictatorial bosses and operate in a world with its own set of rules. In contemporary Japan, it is hard to find enough subservient and reliable disciples, who can be accepted into the clan after a one-year internship. Young Yakuza follows one of them, a 20-year-old freeloader named Naoki.
From acclaimed director Stacy Peralta comes Riding Giants, the story of big wave surfing. Breaking the mould of traditional documentary filmmaking, Riding Giants uses its dynamic, cross-generational approach to profile the lives and times of the intrepid surfers who over the decades have dedicated themselves to finding and successfully challenging the biggest waves on earth.
It's been nearly 80 years since our Diggers and their PNG comrades, against all odds, withstood Japan's Pacific invasion and preserved Australia's freedom. Now, follow in their footsteps and relive moments in a crucial battle.
Paul Kelly: Stories of Me charts the many lives, loves and losses of Paul Kelly, one of Australia's most gifted singer-songwriters. Kelly has been marking out the Australian landscape and its people through words and music for almost 40 years.
Francis Bacon was one of the most filmed artists of the 20th century, although he did not allow the filming of himself actually painting. The artist is given a powerful presence through the use of archival footage. The viewer experiences the charms of the man, which are in contrast to the disturbing nature of his paintings, showing screaming popes and deformed bodies. Bacon's works are examined through their likely connection to his relationships with six different men in six decades of his life.
Filmmaker Louis Theroux is denied admittance into the Church of Scientology's headquarters, setting into motion a clever, confrontational, and funny plan to try and reveal the inner workings of the mysterious organisation.
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