Alan Bennett discusses the individual shows presented on the “Alan Bennett At The BBC” DVD Box Set.
Fact, fantasy and memory are woven seamlessly together in a personal portrait of filmmaker Guy Maddin’s hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Soon after the fall of Baghdad in 2003, a young and charismatic film student, Muthana Mohmed, stands in the rubble of the city’s film school and explains to an American television audience that his dream of becoming a filmmaker has been destroyed – first by Saddam Hussein, then by American bombs. This brief, fortuitous appearance on MTV changes Muthana’s life forever. Watching in the United States, actor/director Liev Schreiber stops channel surfing, utterly captivated. Feeling…
A look at the work and surprising success of a four-year-old girl whose paintings have been compared to the likes of Picasso and has raked in hundreds of thousands of dollars.
A documentary on how children are conforming to living in an Israeli kibbutz.
Through concert performances and interviews, this film offers us an “inside look” at this famous rock group, “The Who”. It captures their zany craziness and outrageous antics from the initial formation of the group to its major hit “Who Are You”, and features the last performance of drummer Keith Moon just prior to his death.
A fictional investigative documentary looks back on the “assassination” of George W. Bush and attempts to answer the question of who committed the murder. Perhaps less morbid and disturbing to watch now than during Bush’s presidency, the film doesn’t address Bush’s policies at all, instead focusing on the way a nation assigns blame in a time of crisis.
The Milky Way is a groundbreaking breastfeeding documentary that will change the face of American motherhood. What ‘Food, Inc.’ did for the food industry in America, this film will do for breastfeeding in our country. It will make every viewer rethink motherhood and how we treat mothers. It is a film that will empower each woman to trust her body, her baby, and herself in her journey as a mother. It will make her laugh,…
Filmmaker and evolutionary biologist Randy Olson tries to figure out if it is the Darwinists or Intelligent Design supporters who will become a flock of dodos.
Point of Order is compiled from TV footage of the 1954 Army-McCarthy hearings, in which the Army accused Senator McCarthy of improperly pressuring the Army for special privileges for Private David Schine, formerly of McCarthy’s investigative staff. McCarthy accused the Army of holding Schine hostage to keep him from searching for Communists in the Army. These hearings resulted in McCarthy’s eventual censure for conduct unbecoming a senator.
A documentary about the Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky. The film was an episode of the French documentary film series Filmmakers of our time. The title of the film is a play on the title of Solzhenitsyn’s novella One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich.
This documentary details the life and crimes of Ilse Koch, the Nazi woman who became notorious for her monstrous crimes against the prisoners of Buchenwald concentration camp, where her husband was a commander. Accused of embezzlement by her fellow Nazis during the war, Koch faced charges brought by three separate tribunals — and grisly accusations that she collected the tattooed skin of murdered inmates.
A look at the progression in audio and visual technology.
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Instructional short aimed at school-aged children of the early 1950s that combines animation and live-action footage with voice-over narration to explain what to do to increase their chances of surviving the blast from an atomic bomb.
A disturbing collection of 1940s and 1950s United States government-issued propaganda films designed to reassure Americans that the atomic bomb was not a threat to their safety.
Honor Diaries is the first film to break the silence on ‘honor violence’ against women and girls. Honor Diaries is more than a movie, it is a movement to save women and girls from human rights abuses – around the world and here in America.
Protect and Survive was a public information series on civil defence produced by the British government during the late 1970s and early 1980s. It was intended to inform British citizens on how to protect themselves during a nuclear attack, and consisted of a mixture of pamphlets, radio broadcasts, and public information films. The series had originally been intended for distribution only in the event of dire national emergency, but provoked such intense public interest that…
Ten easy steps show you how to make money from drugs, featuring a series of interviews with drug dealers, prison employees, and lobbyists arguing for tougher drug laws.
A documentary on the marketing of pop culture to Teenagers.