Biografie, Documentaire, Geschiedenis: For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastiao Salgado has been traveling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He had witnessed some of the major events of our recent history: international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project which is a tribute to the planet's beauty.
Documentaire, Geschiedenis, Oorlog: Heroism. Horror. World War I’s brutal trenches and terrible new technologies buried romantic notions of combat forever.
Misdaad, Documentaire, Geschiedenis: Slavernij. Jim Crow. Criminalisering. Een keten van raciale ongelijkheid, gesmeed met politieke en economische motieven.
Documentaire, Geschiedenis, Sciencefiction: Het verhaal van het maken van de Star Wars-trilogie is net zo episch en dramatisch als de films zelf. Ga achter de schermen en ervaar de reis van de eerste versies van het script tot de kaskrakende premières van de films die de filmwereld voorgoed veranderden. In de uitgebreidste documentaire over het maken van de films ooit bekijk je de creatie van Star Wars, inclusief de beproevingen die George Lucas en zijn team moesten ondergaan om een verhaal te creëren waarvan weinigen dachten dat het gemaakt kon worden.
Documentaire, Geschiedenis: Grimmige beelden van decennialang politiegeweld en oproer in aanloop naar de vrijspraak in 1992 van vier agenten die werden gefilmd toen ze Rodney King in elkaar sloegen.
Economie en politiek, Geschiedenis, Science : The world once watched Apollo 11's journey on TV. Now, 50 years later, we can finally see it the way the astronauts did.
Documentaire, Geschiedenis, Muziek: OSCAR WINNER: Best Documentary 1969 was a year unlike any other. Man first set foot on the moon. The New York Mets won the World Series against all odds. And for three days in the rural town of Bethel, New York, half a million people experienced the single most defining moment of their generation; a concert unprecedented in scope and influence, a coming together of people from all walks of life with a single common goal: Peace and music. They called it Woodstock. One year later, a landmark Oscar-winning documentary captured the essence of the music, the electricity of the performances, and the experience of those who lived it.
Biografie, Documentaire, Geschiedenis: Academy Award®-winner for Best Documentary Feature, THE FOG OF WAR is the story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense, under President Kennedy and President Johnson, Robert S. McNamara. McNamara was one of the most controversial and influential political figures of the 20th century. Now - for the first time ever - he sits down one on one with award-winning director Errol Morris (The Thin Blue Line) to offer a candid and intimate journey through some of the most seminal events in contemporary American history. As leader of the world's most powerful military force during this nation's most volatile period in recent years, McNamara offers new and often surprising insights into the 1945 bombing of Tokyo, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the effects of the Vietnam War. Featuring newly released Oval Office recorded conversations with Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, THE FOG OF WAR received critical acclaim for its up-close and personal insider perspective. See the film that Roger Ebert (Chicago Sun-Times) hailed as "a masterpiece!"
Documentaire, Geschiedenis, Oorlog: The film tells the story of the Soviet regime and how the Soviet Union helped Nazi Germany instigate the Holocaust. The film shows recently uncovered archive documents revealing this. Interviews with former Soviet intelligence officers reveal shocking details on: The Great Famine in Ukraine (1923/33); the Katyn massacre (1940); the SS-KGB partnership; Soviet mass deportations; and medical experiments in the GULAG. These are just some of the topics covered by this first time documentary film by director Edvins Snore. Based on 10 years of research The Soviet Story was filmed over 2 years in Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Germany, France, the UK and Belgium. As a result, The Soviet Story presents a truly unique insight into recent Soviet history, told by people once Soviet citizens, who had first hand knowledge of it. The Soviet Story also discusses the impact of the Soviet legacy on modern day Europe. The Soviet Story is a story of pain, injustice and "realpolitik".
Documentaire, Geschiedenis: Zeitgeist: The Movie (2007) is a three part treatment on Mythology and Belief in society today presenting uncommon perspectives of common cultural issues.
Documentaire, Geschiedenis: Set in the golden era of Grand Prix Racing '1' tells the story of a generation of charismatic drivers who raced on the edge, risking their lives during Formula 1's deadliest period, and the men who stood up and changed the sport forever.
Documentaire, Geschiedenis, Oorlog: When Allied forces liberated the Nazi concentration camps, their terrible discoveries were recorded by army cameramen, revealing for the first time the horror of what had happened. Using British, Soviet, and American footage, the Ministry of Information's Sidney Bernstein collaborated with Alfred Hitchcock to make a film that would provide evidence of the Nazi's unspeakable crimes. Yet, despite initial support from the British and US governments, the film was shelved. In this compelling documentary by André Singer (executive producer, The Act of Killing), the full story of the filming of the camps, and the fate of Bernstein's project, can finally be told.
Documentaire, Geschiedenis: "Trinity and Beyond" is an unsettling yet visually fascinating documentary presenting the history, development and testing of nuclear weapons between 1945 and 1963. Narrated by William Shatner (Star Trek's Captain Kirk) and featuring an original score performed by the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, this award-winning documentary reveals previously unreleased and classified government footage depicting in graphic detail these powerful and awesome weapons. Many scenes were repaired with an Academy Award® winning process created to restore the color. Director/producer Peter Kuran, traveled throughout the U.S. to uncover footage that includes bombs being suspended by balloon, exploding under the ocean, being shot from a cannon and detonated in outer space. "Trinity and Beyond" features extremely rare film segments from top secret government archives and startling footage of nuclear bomb tests conducted by the United States, Russia and China, including the largest atomic explosion ever detonated. "Trinity and Beyond" features an interview with Dr. Edward Teller a developer of nuclear weapons and one of the most controversial figures of the 20th century. "Trinity & Beyond" is an extraordinary production that provides an important understanding of events and the creations of technologies that have changed the world forever.
Documentaire, Geschiedenis: The Waco Siege of 1993 shook American society to its core. Following a 51-day stand-off with the FBI, the Texas compound of the unorthodox Christian group the Branch Davidians was burnt to the ground, killing most of its inhabitants. The official record stated that the Davidians had started the fire themselves to avoid capture. However, with meticulous and exhaustive investigation this ground breaking film claims to reveal a far more sinister truth. The horrific events of April 19th 1993 live long on the American memory: following a 51-day stand-off between the FBI and the Branch Davidians, the compound of the Davidians eventually burnt down, killing 76 of its members, many of them women and children. The FBI and the ATF have repeatedly asserted their probity in the affair, maintaining that the Davidians were a dangerous cult who were stockpiling illegal weapons and abusing children within the compound, and that they themselves had started the fire in an act of mass suicide. Waco: The Rules of Engagement fearlessly challenges the US government, dismantling their narrative with painstaking detail and presenting a far more troubling account of events.
Biografie, Documentaire, Geschiedenis: All This Mayhem is a searing account of what happens when raw talent and extreme personalities collide. In this unflinching, never-before-seen account of drugs and the dark side of professional skateboarding, brothers Tas and Ben Pappas' intense bond and charisma take them from the pinnacle of their sport into a spiraling world of self-destruction.
Documentaire, Geschiedenis: Tim's Vermeer, directed by Teller of Penn & Teller fame. Produced by Teller's stage partner Penn Jillette and Farley Ziegler, the film follows Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, as he attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all of art: How did 17th century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer ('Girl with a Pearl Earring') manage to paint so photo-realistically, 150 years before the invention of photography? Jenison's epic research project ultimately succeeds as he uses 17th century technology -- lenses and mirrors -- to develop a technique that might have been used by Vermeer, supporting a theory as extraordinary as what he discovers. Spanning a decade, Jenison's adventure takes him to Delft, Holland, where Vermeer painted his masterpieces; on a pilgrimage to the North coast of Yorkshire to meet artist David Hockney; and eventually even to Buckingham Palace, to see the Queen's Vermeer.
Geschiedenis: Ze bouwden een hechte gemeenschap op. Maar wat daarna kwam, veranderde de geschiedenis − en de mensheid − voor altijd.
Drama, Geschiedenis, Oorlog: Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers.
Documentaire, Drama, Geschiedenis: Hoewel de zogenaamde experts er anders over denken, zijn haar symptomen en pijn geen hersenspinsels.
Biografie, Documentaire, Drama: An emotional rollercoaster ride. Astonishing plot twists. It's hard to believe this is a documentary.
Documentaire, Geschiedenis, Muziek: Wilde nachten, echte blues en rock-'n-roll. Bob Dylan zette de toon en werd een muzikale legende.
Documentaire, Geschiedenis, Muziek: Documentary covering the growth and subsequent overexposure of the Seattle "grunge" music scene in the early 90s
Biografie, Documentaire, Geschiedenis: Best of Enemies is a behind-the-scenes account of the explosive televised debates between the liberal Gore Vidal and the conservative William F. Buckley Jr., during the 1968 Democratic and Republican national conventions. Live and unscripted, they kept viewers riveted with their rancorous disagreements about politics, God, and sex. Ratings for ABC News sky-rocketed; and a new era in public discourse was born.
Biografie, Documentaire, Geschiedenis: RED ARMY is an inspiring true story about the Cold War played out on the ice rink, and a man who stood up to a powerful system, paving the way for generations of Russians. From Oscar(r) nominated and Emmy award-winning filmmakers, RED ARMY examines the most successful dynasty in sports history: the Red Army hockey team. Told from the perspective of its captain Slava Fetisov, the story portrays his transformation from national hero to political enemy. With the demise of Communism came the end of the Cold War, as Soviet players began joining the National Hockey League. The film explores how sport mirrors social and cultural movements in Cold War Russia.