Economics & Politics, History, Society: Based on newly declassified files, Sam Pollard's resonant film explores the US government's surveillance and harassment of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Biography, History, Music: The story of the iconic trio and the triumphs and hurdles of their career, with insight from many musicians including oldest brother Barry.
Arts & Culture, Comedy, Documentary: When indie comic character Pepe the Frog becomes an unwitting icon of hate, his creator, artist Matt Furie, fights to bring Pepe back from the darkness and navigate America's cultural divide.
Biography, Documentary, Economics & Politics: Documentary follows Greta Thunberg, a teenage climate activist from Eastern Europe on her international crusade to get people to listen to scientists about the world's environmental problems.
Drama: Although the EU has promised to end overfishing by 2020, the Mediterranean remains the most overfished sea on the planet and as a result fishermen are doomed to catch less and less fish in the era of climate change. “Silent Fish” travelled through the Mediterranean and captured the fishermen’s lives on the shores where human civilization made its first steps thousands of years ago, showing how fishermen are in danger of ending up an “extinct species” because of failed EU and national policies.
Documentary: When a family becomes concerned about their mother’s well-being in a retirement home, private investigator Romulo hires Sergio, an 83 year-old man who becomes a new resident–and a mole inside the home, who struggles to balance his assignment with becoming increasingly involved in the lives of several residents.
Biography, Documentary: Robin's Wish is the final word in the story of what really happened to Robin Williams at the end of his life, it reveals the beauty and power behind the mind of one of the greatest entertainers of all time.
Documentary: An environmental thriller that sinks to the murky depths of the Southeast Asian fishing industry. A compelling testimony to the possibilities of local activism, Current Sea follows investigative journalist, Matt Blomberg, and ocean activist, Paul Ferber, in their dangerous efforts to create a marine conservation area and combat the relentless tide of illegal fishing. Along the way a new generation of Cambodian environmentalists are inspired to create a better life for their people.
Documentary: What's driving the global anti-5G movement? As coronavirus continues to upend our lives, conspiracy theorists, tech giants and governments battle over the latest tech innovation. This report delves into the murky waters of 5G conspiracy theories.
Biography, Documentary, Sports: A wildly entertaining and heart-warming story of redemption that follows David Arquette's return to wrestling. Branded as the most hated man in wrestling after winning a highly controversial WCW World Heavyweight Championship in 2000, actor David Arquette attempts a rocky return to the sport that stalled his promising Hollywood career.
Documentary: The Boeing B-17 stood as a powerful symbol of the United States' unsurmountable air power. Dubbed the flying fortress it conquered the skies and is most closely associated with the air war over Europe.
Documentary: It was evident that Adolf Hitler was prepared to go to any lengths, not only to put Germany back on the European map as a force to be reckoned with, but also build a German Empire.With the declaration of war on September 3rd, the fight would be long and bitter, and Hitler’s decision to destroy his non aggression pact with Stalin was a fatal mistake that would cost him dearly. Europe becomes a maelstrom of changing power bases, as Adolf Hitler’s Thousand Year Reich begins to crumble before his eyes.
Documentary, War: '1917: The Real Story' documents the true story behind the international blockbuster film '1917' - providing an insight into the real-life characters, and what became of them.
Documentary: Never afraid to speak the harsh and terrifying truths of impending climate disaster Greta is taking on the world for the ultimate cause.
Documentary: Never shy of a controversy, Kim Kardashian West and her famous family have earned millions showcasing their lives for the world to see. Experiencing negativity and criticism throughout, she has developed a thick skin for combatting the haters and dealing with the paparazzi. Iconic for her looks and trend setting style, Kim is always making headlines. Whether it’s rumours of plastic surgery or complimenting her figure in a body hugging outfit, Kim will always be the superstar at the top of celebrity news, with her famous family not far behind.
Documentary: Few musicians have made an impact throughout the decades as seismic as Bob Dylan. Retrace his journey, from humble folk beginnings in Hibbing, to the bustling electric Greenwich Village. Discover his musical predecessors & the events that sparked a young Bob Dylan to venture into his own psyche. As the times changed, Dylan’s anti war & pro civil rights message has become ever more present.Unable to be pinned down, Bob’s sound evolved, rewriting the songwriting rule book in the process. Armed with only his guitar and harmonica, he defied the normal conventions set before him, and championed for the weak and down trodden. Dylan has pushed music to its boundaries, and become the only musician to have been awarded a Nobel prize.
Documentary, History: The accident at Chernobyl released at least 100 times more radiation than the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Thousands of residents were displaced and an incalculable number of Europeans still hold the scars from what happened that disastrous night in Chernobyl.The accident at Chernobyl changed the image of the Soviet Union & provided a grave reminder of the true power of nuclear energy.But was it the catalyst for the downfall of the Union? Find out, as we take you into the heart of the disaster and what went wrong, hour by hour.
Documentary, Drama: While scholars debate the timing of the Rapture, the world has lost why this event is prophesied to occur in the first place; knowledge that was once understood by those in the first century. Today, researchers in the Middle-East have rediscovered ancient anthropological evidence from the time of Christ that reveals exactly how and why the Rapture must occur; unveiling new biblical insight that will reignite hope for believers and prepare the world for what's coming.
Adventure, Documentary, Family: African elephant Shani and her spirited son Jomo set out on an epic journey with their herd, traveling hundreds of miles across the vast Kalahari Desert, from the Okavango delta to the Zambezi River, just as countless generations of their ancestors have done before. Shani and her family are among the last elephants on earth to make these lengthy migrations. She’s mother to wide-eyed, one-year-old Jomo, who has yet to experience a migration, and at 40 years old, she is next in line as herd matriarch, a position currently held by her older sister Gaia. Gaia’s herd is among countless species — from hippopotamus to lechwe to baboons — that rely upon the life-giving water that flows from the mountains and transforms the heart of the desert into a green oasis known as the Okavango delta. But the season’s end is near and soon there will be a mass exodus. Nothing on Earth is more precious to life than water. And perhaps nowhere is this more apparent than the Kalahari desert in southern Africa, one of the driest places on the planet. The water is receding and paradise will soon turn to dust as the delta becomes a series of vanishing pools. Gaia instinctively knows she must lead the herd directly into the baking Kalahari desert, before the remaining water holes dry up. The herd’s success will depend on her experience and wisdom, which has been handed down over many generations. Just as the saying “an elephant never forgets” implies, these massive mammals have a deep connection to their past. Gaia will take her family down ancient elephant paths, networks of lines and circles — the circles being water holes the family will desperately need to cross the vast desert. Along the way, they’ll seek nourishment from sources such as moisture-rich mopane leaves and baobab tree trunks filled with rainwater. As they near their destination, the herd must cross the mighty Zambezi River to reach the safe haven for which they’ve been searching. They must enter the shallows, where crocodiles prey upon elephant calves like Jomo, and fight a ferocious current that could draw them into the world’s greatest waterfall, Victoria Falls. Fortunately, the herd has the strength and stamina to succeed and can rest while enjoying unlimited water and all the palm nuts they can shake from the trees. But within a few short months, food is scarce and the water begins its voyage back to the Okavango delta. The family must traverse the wilds of Africa, yet again. The march back to the delta will be no easy task, as the Angolan flood waters are early this year and the herd will need to make quick time. However, the emotional bonds between elephants are as strong as those between humans and the strength of family has gotten them this far. Together, Gaia, Shani, Jomo and family dare to take the shortest route … through lion country.
Documentary, Music: Spike Lee documents the former Talking Heads frontman's brilliant, timely 2019 Broadway show, based on his recent album and tour of the same name. Deeply thoughtful and wildly exuberant, David Byrne's theatrical concert American Utopia lit up Broadway last year with Byrne's trademark mix of rhythm and ideas. Working with a vibrant new band and dancers, the former Talking Heads frontman turned his music into an antidote to America's current divisions. Spike Lee's latest joint brings all this joyous stagecraft to the screen in a vital call to connect with one another, to protest injustice, and, above all, to celebrate life. The cerebral first song, "Here," from Byrne's 2018 American Utopia album, opens in a mood of cool reflection, but that soon builds as Byrne is joined on stage by vocalist-dancer Tendayi Kuumba and dancer-vocalist Chris Giarmo, with their uncanny mix of artful gesture and dance-floor funk. Then, on come nine more musicians, including percussion masters from the US, Brazil, France -- even Toronto's own Jacquelene Acevedo. "Most of us are immigrants," Byrne says at one point, "and we couldn't do it without them." They launch into "Everybody's Coming to My House." The classics are all here, too, but transformed -- the aching beauty of "This Must Be The Place"; "Once in a Lifetime" now a euphoric anthem. In a film of countless highlights, Byrne's cover of Janelle Monáe's "Hell You Talmbout" is a showstopper, with the band chanting out the names of Black Americans killed by police. Lee's powerful visuals bring it right up to the present. Calling on all of us to think, connect, engage, and dance, David Byrne's American Utopia unites the brain and the backside, which may be exactly what we need right now.
Documentary: The touching portrait of eight-year-old Sasha, who questions her gender and in doing so, evokes the sometimes disturbing reactions of a society that is still invested in a biological boy-girl way of thinking.
Documentary: "Planet of the Humans" dares to say what no one will—that we are losing the battle to stop climate change because we are following leaders who have taken us down the wrong road—selling out the green movement to wealthy interests and corporate America. This film is the wake-up call to the reality we are afraid to face: that in the midst of a human-caused extinction event, the environmental movement’s answer is to push for techno-fixes and band-aids. It's too little, too late. Removed from the debate is the only thing that might save us: getting a grip on our out-of-control human presence and consumption. Why is this not the issue? Because that would be bad for profits, bad for business. Have we environmentalists fallen for illusions, “green” illusions, that are anything but green, because we’re scared that this is the end—and we’ve pinned all our hopes on solar panels and wind turbines? No amount of batteries are going to save us, warns director Jeff Gibbs (lifelong environmentalist and co-producer of Fahrenheit 9/11). This urgent, must-see movie, a full-frontal assault on our sacred cows, is guaranteed to generate anger, debate, and, hopefully, a willingness to see our survival in a new way—before it’s too late.
Lifestyle, Science : Spaceship Earth is the true, stranger-than-fiction, adventure of eight visionaries who in 1991 spenttwo years quarantined inside of a self-engineered biodome called BIOSPHERE 2. The experiment was a worldwide phenomenon, chronicling daily existencein the face of life threatening ecological disaster and a growing criticism that it was nothing more than a cult. The bizarre storyis both a cautionary taleand a hopeful lesson of how a small group of dreamers could potentially reimagine a new world.
Documentary: A wildly entertaining portrait of Helmut Newton, the trailblazing photographer who had a defining impact on the world of fashion