Biografie, Documentaire, Economie en politiek: 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.
Maatschappij, Oorlog: FOR SAMA is an intimate feature documentary that takes the form of a letter from Waad al-Kateab, a 26-year-old Syrian mother, to her daughter Sama recorded in the last days of the battle for Aleppo, Syria. Waad lives with Sama’s father, a doctor in the last surviving hospital in rebel-held Aleppo. Surrounded on all sides, bombarded daily by the Syrian regime and Russian air force, Waad fears they may be killed at any moment. So she crafts a filmed message to her one-year old daughter to explain who her parents were, what they were fighting for and why Sama came into this world – a record for the young girl in case they don’t survive. Waad’s story begins in 2012 when she was a student studying marketing at Aleppo University. Protests against the brutal dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad reach the university and Waad is one of the first to join. Her camera captures the joy and optimism of those early days. She meets a young medic in the protests called Hamza and with a group of friends they continue to demand freedom even as the regime resorts to greater and greater violence to crush them, eventually engulfing the city in full-blown war. They lose friends and narrowly escape death themselves at the hand of snipers, airstrikes and barrel bombs, scenes all captured on camera. Then, in the midst of the storm, Hamza proposes marriage. They marry, move into their first home and before long Waad is pregnant, scenes recognisable to any young couple anywhere in the world. The difference is their honeymoon plays out against an increasingly apocalyptic war. When the Russians intervene to save the regime in September 2015, they unleash ferocious violence against the rebels. Yet despite their fear, Waad and Hamza decide not to flee the city as so many have done, but to stay and continue the fight for freedom. She realises that the struggle is no longer only for them, it’s for the future of her daughter. Sama is born on the 1st January 2016, a small ray of hope in the chaos. Sama’s first year of life will see the last year of the battle for the city, a time of almost unimaginable darkness. The regime and its allies resort to every imaginable atrocity to crush the rebels. Hamza’s hospital is bombed. They are besieged and witness attacks by chlorine gas, cluster and barrel bombs, massacres of women and children. Yet amid it all, Waad and Hamza have the joy of parenthood, witnessing the first weeks of their baby daughter’s life, full of fun and laughter. She gives them the strength to endure and inspiration to all of the last band of rebels. Eventually, they are overwhelmed and forced into exile. In the exodus, the family pack their things and with tears in their eyes, bid farewell to the shattered city, the place where their dream of freedom was born and where it died. Yet they carry their daughter with them, an eternal symbol of the love and hope that the violence of tyrants cannot destroy.
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, Oorlog: Heroism. Horror. World War I’s brutal trenches and terrible new technologies buried romantic notions of combat forever.
Biografie, Documentaire, Sport: In a city where the devil would have needed bodyguards, Maradona became bigger than God himself. This is the wild and unforgettable story of God-given talent, glory, despair and betrayal, of corruption and ultimately redemption.
Misdaad, Economie en politiek, Maatschappij: In 2015, a fire at Bucharest's Colectiv club leaves 27 dead and 180 injured. Soon, more burn victims begin dying in hospitals from wounds that were not life-threatening. Then a doctor blows the whistle to a team of investigative journalists. One revelation leads to another as the journalists start to uncover vast health care fraud. When a new health minister is appointed, he offers unprecedented access to his efforts to reform the corrupt system but also to the obstacles he faces. Following journalists, whistle-blowers, burn victims, and government officials, Collective is an uncompromising look at the impact of investigative journalism at its best.
Biografie, Documentaire, Drama: An emotional rollercoaster ride. Astonishing plot twists. It's hard to believe this is a documentary.
Biografie, Geschiedenis, Muziek: The story of the iconic trio and the triumphs and hurdles of their career, with insight from many musicians including oldest brother Barry.
Documentaire: Solo vrijklimmer Alex Honnold gaat zijn levensdroom realiseren: de 975 meter hoge El Capitan in Yosemite National Park beklimmen zonder touw.
Biografie, Misdaad, Documentaire: Unforgettable, chilling and emotional, The Imposter tells the gripping true story of a Texan boy who went missing in 1994 and was miraculously found three and a half years later thousands of miles away in southern Spain. Despite glaring inconsistencies in his physical appearance, the boy's family brought their long-lost "son" home to restart his life in Texas. Questions soon arise: how could the Barclay’s blonde, blue-eyed son have returned with darker skin and eyes? How could his personality and even accent have changed so dramatically? Truth soon proves stranger than fiction as the real story emerges. Universally critically acclaimed and nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, this is a jaw-dropping story about the lies we want to believe and the truths we choose to construct.
Biografie, Economie en politiek, Maatschappij: A brilliant mind. A fierce advocate for equal rights. An unlikely pop culture icon. The A to Z of the "Notorious RBG."
Documentaire: The award-winning documentary GAME FACE tells the parallel story of Fallon Fox, MMAs first transgender pro fighter, and Terrence Clemens, a young, ambitious and talented college basketball player in Oklahoma, who happens to be gay. Both realize that coming out will be necessary for their own sense of integrity and peace of mind, but the lack of a clear roadmap and the unpredictable consequences instill understandable anxiety and caution. Both Fallon and Terrence generously shed light on the struggles they deal with in their quest of finding their true selves. Jason Collins, the first openly gay NBA player, shines as a supportive mentor to Terrence.
Documentaire: I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO is an examination of racism in America through the lens of James Baldwin’s unfinished book, REMEMBER THIS HOUSE. Intended as an account of the lives of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr., each of whom James Baldwin personally knew, only a 30-page manuscript of the book was ever completed. Combining Baldwin’s manuscript with footage of depictions of African-Americans throughout American history, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO uses Baldwins words to illuminate the pervasiveness of American racism and the efforts to curtail it, from the civil rights movement to #BlackLivesMatter. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO explores the continued peril America faces from institutionalized racism.
Misdaad, Documentaire, Drama: Revealing the events behind Kurt Cobain's death as seen through the eyes of Tom Grant, the private investigator hired by Courtney Love in 1994 to track down her missing husband, only days before his deceased body was found at their Seattle home. Cobain's death was ruled as suicide by the police (a reported self-inflicted gunshot wound). However doubts have circulated for over two decades as to the legitimacy of this ruling, especially due to the work of Mr. Grant, a former L.A. County Sheriff's detective, who did his own investigation and determined there was significant empirical and circumstantial evidence to conclude that foul play could very well have occurred. The film develops as a narrative mystery with cinematic re-creations, interviews with key experts and witnesses and the examination of official artefacts from the 1994 case.
Documentaire: Gateway Worship “ Walls” is a modern live worship experience that captures deep moments of worship while expressing the unchanging truth of God’s love for His church. Led by Worship Pastor Thomas Miller and featuring worship leaders such as Dove Award-winning and GRAMMY® nominated Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes, Mark Harris, David Moore, Rebecca Hart, Matt Birkenfeld, Rita Springer, Anna Byrd and many others who collectively form Gateway Worship. Gateway Worship is part of Gateway Church which has grown to be one of the largest churches in North America and one of the most influential over the past decade. It’s worship songs, powerful messages, artist and resources are touching people and congregations around the world
Documentaire, Geschiedenis, Oorlog: ”The Network” connects both past and present – bouldering, sport, and competition climbing – and this cutting-edge film tangles the viewer inside the spider web of connections that makes up the world of the professional rock climber.
Biografie, Documentaire, Muziek: Ze vocht tegen haar demonen om zichzelf te vinden, van haar schijnbaar idyllische jeugd tot haar opkomst als poplegende.
Misdaad, Documentaire: Greed, corruption and ridiculously cheap mortgages helped tank the world economy in 2008. Have we learned anything?
Documentaire, Drama: They're hunted, herded and forced to dance. Meet a 15,000-pound slave -- on the edge of a psychotic break.
Actie, Avontuur, Documentaire: In the high-stakes game of big-wall climbing, the Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru may be the ultimate prize. It’s a deadly route that has seen more failed attempts by elite climbing teams over the past 30 Years than any other ascent in the Himalayas. When Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, and Renan Özturk attempted the 21,000ft climb they suffered set back after set back including dwindling supplies, 10 feet snowstorms, and sub-zero temperatures. Beaten back even when the summit is in sight, heartbroken, and totally defeated, Anker, Chin, and Özturk face up to some extraordinary challenges that makes Meru a unique story of friendship, sacrifice, hope and obsession.
Animatie, Biografie, Documentaire: Kurt Cobain, lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter of Nirvana, remains an icon 20 years after his death. Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck is a raw and visceral journey through Cobain’s life and career with Nirvana through the lens of his home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, and journals.
Drama, Natuur en dieren, Maatschappij: Hatidze lives with her ailing mother in the mountains of Macedonia, making a living cultivating honey using ancient beekeeping traditions. When an unruly family moves in next door, what at first seems like a balm for her solitude becomes a source of tension as they, too, want to practice beekeeping, while disregarding her advice. The most awarded film out of this year's Sundance Film Festival, winning the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize, a Special Jury Award for Cinematography, and another Special Jury Award for Originality. HONEYLAND is an epic, visually stunning portrait of the delicate balance between nature and humanity that has something sweet for everyone.
Biografie, Documentaire, Muziek: This film details the rise of British rock group Oasis and the creativity and chaos that brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher brought to the iconic band.
Documentaire, Familie, Geschiedenis: In 1961, Stan Lee teamed with artist Jack Kirby to create the humanly flawed super-hero team, The Fantastic Four, changing the face of comic books forever. Stan and Jack followed up by going on a creative rampage, introducing mega franchise characters like: The Incredible Hulk, The Mighty Thor and The Uncanny X-Men. Then, in 1964, Stan teamed with artist Steve Ditko to create a teenage superhero,who had real teenager problems - a hero who would lose as much as he would win. The Amazing Spider-Man soon became, and would remain, the most popular comic book character in the world. Finally, Hollywood has caught up with the imagination of Stan and his mighty Marvel creative collaborators to bring their incredible characters to the big screen in true blockbuster fashion. Here, presented on two complete features, enhanced by rare photos and hundreds of iconic images, Stan Lee talks in-depth with filmmaker Kevin Smith about his role in creating our modern mythology.