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.
Crime, Documentary, History: A cheap, powerful drug emerges during a recession, igniting a moral panic fueled by racism. Explore the complex history of crack in the 1980s.
Documentary: Between Jesus’ childhood and the beginning of his mission, almost twenty years seem to escape history. This documentary tries to make a journey into the ‘silent years’ of Jesus, suspended between history and legend, between ancient texts written in Sanskrit, that tell of his possible travels in the East. Separated by a mountain range, two worlds face one another: the green valley of Kashmir and the lunar landscape of Ladakh, also known as “Little Tibet”. Further west lies a land in constant turmoil, where Hindu nationalism, thirst for independence and a highly resolute Islam stare each other down. In the East, in the impassive upper valley of the Indus river, Buddhism has found refuge from intransigence and atheism. Through obscure centuries marked by domination, fragments of a legendary story were passed down on either side of the mountains. They portray the key figure of Western civilization with unusual shades. The Messiah in search of Shambhala, the secret path of the soul and a place (a dimension) in which it is possible to live forever.
Documentary, Drama: Miriam and Kevin live enclosed in the microcosm of their love story. Miriam, a family of Neapolitan origins, 20 years old and two big black eyes, dreams of being a volleyball player; Kevin, 17 years old, declares to be from Palermo despite being born in Niguarda and has the only dream of becoming a footballer. For those who, like them, grew up in social housing in a difficult suburbs, a future of fame and wealth is the only way to leave with their heads held high. At the end of the summer Kevin's mother is evicted and the boy is forced to leave the neighborhood. Autumn opens the doors to a new chapter. Kevin is focused on realizing his goal of success in soccer and economic independence. Miriam with an inner path tries to overcome her blockade, the anxiety that makes it impossible for her to leave the neighborhood without Kevin. The detachment is therefore the beginning of a journey into adulthood, which only by breaking balances and certainties has hope to be shared.
Documentary, History: Shambhala is a parallel dimension, a mirage which has fired the imagination of a wide variety of people. Through the stories of those who live in the land where the legend still thrives, we are immersed in the fabulous reign of subtle worlds. Ancient legends from all over world tell the story of the “hollow earth”, the subterranean world of Agartha, a dense network of underground galleries and tunnels whose capital is Shambhala. It is said that this kingdom disappeared from the view of common mortals when the degree of pureness of its dwellers reached the subtle, divine dimension. It is a place sought by farsighted conquerors such as Alexander the Great and hideous dictators, such as Adolf Hitler. It was visited by mystics like the 6th Panchen Lama and by Jesus in his so-called “lost years”. This documentary takes us on a journey through the Western Himalayas, introducing us to the stories of the people who inhabit those places where the legend is still alive.
Documentary: Who swings, and why?
Documentary, Reality: Is it the end, or a new beginning? The mysteries of the afterlife remain unsolved — yet continue to fascinate.
Documentary, Economics & Politics, News: Dispatches investigates the world of internet deepfakes.
Arts & Culture, Documentary, History: An unsung trailblazer. A timeless story. Go behind the scenes with the people who brought the Mother of the Blues to the screen.
Documentary: Why have so many Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic NHS colleagues died from Covid-19?
Documentary: In his mid-eighties, David Attenborough embarked on a seven-year journey. Follow his journey around some of the world's most extraordinary places.
Documentary: Kate Quilton explores the history and post-pandemic future for the £100 billion business
Documentary, Music: Ariana Grande takes the stage in London for her Sweetener World Tour and shares a behind-the-scenes look at her life in rehearsal and on the road.
Documentary: A touching tour behind the scenes of one of the nation's best-loved fast-food chains
Adventure, Nature & Animals, Science : A team of daring explorers set out on an intense mission. They use cutting edge technology to unlock the secret at the top of the world's highest peak and explore whether Sir Hillary actually was the first person to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
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.
Crime, Documentary, Economics & Politics: His political track record put him on a path toward presidential candidacy. But controversy changed the course of history.
Crime, Documentary: For over 30 years, Dr Quincy Fortier used his own sperm to impregnate his unknowing fertility patients. This film follows his biological children.
Music, Shows & Events, Talk show: The Undefeated Presents: Hamilton In-Depth is a roundtable discussion with Tony winners Lin Manuel Miranda, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Leslie Odom Jr., and Daveed Diggs, plus Phillipa Soo, Christopher Jackson, Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos, Jasmine Cephas Jones, and director Thomas Kail. This show covers everything from each actor’s introduction to the record-breaking musical to the timeless relevance of its message. Hosted by The Undefeated’s Kelley Carter, this special was done in promotion of Hamilton. Be sure to watch Hamilton on Disney+.
Documentary, Music: Taylor Swift performs every song from her best-selling album, “folklore,” in a truly intimate concert experience. Accompanied by her co-producers, Aaron Dessner (The National) and Jack Antonoff (Bleachers), along with a guest appearance by Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Taylor filmed the event at the historic Long Pond Studios in upstate New York, a setting that evokes the nostalgic, wistful nature of the album. In between live performances, she and her collaborators discuss the creation and meaning behind each song, and also share the challenges and joys of remotely producing this acclaimed and record-setting collection.
Documentary: Coming from the most unlikely of rugby playing backgrounds these athletes share their experience rising through the ranks in rugby and how this sport that many of their peers have never heard of, has now become their livelihood.
Biography, History, Science : In 1961, NASA successfully sent its first astronaut into space, restoring the world’s faith in the US space program. Now, nearly six decades later, the human spirit for exploration remains as fervent as ever. The Real Right Stuff traces back to the very beginning, as the nation’s first astronauts – famously known as the Original Mercury 7 – become overnight heroes during the high-stakes era of the space race. A companion piece to Disney+ and National Geographic’s scripted series, The Right Stuff, this new documentary from Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Tom Jennings (“Apollo: Missions to the Moon,” “Diana: In Her Own Words”) is based on Tom Wolfe’s bestselling book of the same name. Jennings uses his signature style of first-person storytelling to create a gripping account of NASA’s Project Mercury program, which revolutionized America’s role in space exploration. Told from Wolfe’s point of view and through the perspectives of the Mercury astronauts, the two-hour special catapults viewers back to the late 1950s and tells the remarkable story that inspired future generations of space enthusiasts. Free of modern-day narration and interviews, The Real Right Stuff interlaces archival news and radio reports, newly transferred and previously unheard NASA mission audio recordings, and rare and unseen material to immerse viewers in one of the most dramatic and tenacious periods in American history.
Documentary: A moving and reflective film exploring community, loss and trauma