Documentary, History, War: WWII in HD is the first-ever World War II documentary presented in full, immersive HD color. Culled from thousands of hours of lost and rare color archival footage gathered from a worldwide search through basements and archives, WWII in HD will change the way the world sees this defining conflict. Using footage never before seen by most Americans–converted to HD for unprecedented clarity—viewers will experience the war as if they were actually there, surrounded by the real sights and sounds of the battlefields. Along the way they’ll meet a diverse group of soldiers whose wartime diaries and journals show in visceral detail what the war was really like. This visually astonishing landmark series presents the story of World War II through the eyes of 12 Americans who experienced the war firsthand. Viewers will hear the story of Army nurse June Wandrey, who served from the beginning of the war in North Africa to the liberation of the camps in Germany. They will meet Shelby Westbrook, a young African American from Toledo, who became a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen; Jimmie Kanaya, the son of Japanese immigrants, who served in the U.S. Army and was imprisoned in Europe; and Jack Werner, a Jewish émigré who escaped from Austria before the war and wound up fighting not against Hitler and the hated Nazis, but in the Pacific Theater.
Documentary, History: How five self-made men transformed the U.S into a global superpower.
Documentary: A filmmaker blows the lid off a conspiracy of silence. The risks are heavy, but our planet's future is worth it.
Documentary: Mosul, Iraq's second largest city is overrun by ISIS fighters and the Islamic State, imposing a reign of terror to the city, as a disgraced and disorganized Iraqi Army retreats to Baghdad. Years later, a revitalized army of Iraqi soldiers and militiamen mobilize to liberate the city. ALI MULA, an Iraqi journalist, joins this army of uneasy allies to find out if they can put aside their sectarian differences and free their country. MULA encounters an unforgettable group of characters ranging from a Sunni tribal leader named "the Crocodile", a militia leader avenging the death of her husband, an Iraqi Army colonel brushing aside sectarian differences, to refugees fleeing from the brutality of ISIS occupation. In the aftermath of Mosul's liberation and back home again in Baghdad, MULA ponders the question: Is the war against ISIS over, or have the seeds of the next sectarian conflict already been sown?
Documentary: At the age of 34, Steve Gleason, former NFL defensive back and New Orleans hero, was diagnosed with ALS. Doctors gave him two to five years to live. So that is what Steve chose to do: live. This film incorporates personal video journals from Gleason for his then-unborn son to footage of his adventures undertaken as part of his mission to live his life to the fullest.
Documentary: HITTING THE APEX is the story of six fighters -six of the fastest motorcycle racers of all time -and the fates that awaited them at the peak of the sport.
Biography, Documentary, Music: SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN tells the incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest ‘70s rock icon who never was. After being discovered in a Detroit bar, Rodriguez’s sound struck 2 renowned producers and they signed a recording deal. But when the album bombed, the singer disappeared into obscurity. A bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa and over the next two decades, he became a phenomenon. The film follows the story of two South African fans who set out to find out what really happened to their hero.
Documentary: The Culture High tears into the very fibre of the modern day marijuana debate to reveal the truth behind the arguments and motives governing both those who support and oppose the existing pot laws. Featuring interviews with Richard Branson, Snoop Dogg, Joe Rogan, and others.
Documentary, History: The Farthest tells the captivating tales of the people and events behind one of humanity’s greatest achievements in exploration: NASA’s Voyager mission, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in August of 2017. The twin spacecraft — each with less computing power than a cell phone — used slingshot trajectories to visit Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. They sent back unprecedented images and data that revolutionized our understanding of the spectacular outer planets and their many peculiar moons.Still going strong four decades after launch, each spacecraft carries an iconic golden record with greetings, music, and images from Earth — a gift for any aliens that might one day find it. Voyager 1, which left our solar system and ushered humanity into the interstellar age in 2012, is the farthest-flung object humans have ever created. A billion years from now, when our sun has flamed out and burned Earth to a cinder, the Voyagers and their golden records will still be sailing on—perhaps the only remaining evidence that humanity ever existed.
Documentary, Music: This 1983 classic brought the culture of New York City’s “tagging” and “breaking” communities – including graffiti artists Skeme, IZ the Wiz, Seen and Min, interviewed here – to the fore of American popular culture.
Documentary, History: Zeitgeist: The Movie (2007) is a three part treatment on Mythology and Belief in society today presenting uncommon perspectives of common cultural issues.
Action, Adventure, Documentary: Featuring Alex Honnold ("Free Solo") and a narration by Peter Sarsgaard, "Valley Uprising" lets viewers inside the shady campgrounds of Yosemite valley, where climbers carved out a counterculture lifestyle of dumpster-diving and wild parties that clashed with the conservative values of the National Park Service. And up on the walls, generation after generation has pushed the limits of climbing, vying amongst each other for supremacy on Yosemite's cliffs. "Valley Uprising" is the riveting, unforgettable tale of this bold rock climbing tradition in Yosemite National Park: half a century of struggle against the laws of gravity -- and the laws of the land.
Documentary: Featuring Tony Hawk and directed by Stacy Peralta (Dogtown and Z-Boys, Riding Giants), this is the personal story of how sheer talent, skill, passion and the belief that anything is possible transformed skateboarding from a fringe pastime to a thrilling action sport filled with extraordinary gravity defying feats as well as a global industry. The Bones Brigade is the team they formed that revolutionized not only their lives, but international pop culture as well.
Documentary: Steven Gerrard became perhaps the greatest player in the history of Liverpool FC, but did so when success and trophies were declining. It became his personal mission to lift the famous club back to the top. That loyalty raised him to God-like status with Liverpool fans, but was an unbearable burden, bringing with it a profound sense of responsibility to live up to their and his own expectations.
Biography, Documentary: He rocked the sport, shook the world, and changed their lives. Now, several decades after they met in the ring, ten of the sport’s finest fighters tell what it was like to battle Muhammad Ali, the man many consider the best boxer ever. This brutally honest documentary recounts Ali’s incomparable journey as seen through the eyes of those who stepped through the ropes and into history. Join these respected fighters as they weigh in on “The Greatest” and pay tribute to a living legend in this powerful and unforgettable film.
Documentary: One man can blow the lid off history's biggest sports doping scandal. But what is he willing to endure to expose the truth?
Documentary: ACTIVE MEASURES chronicles the most successful espionage operation in Russian history, the American presidential election of 2016. Filmmaker Jack Bryan exposes a 30-year history of covert political warfare devised by Vladmir Putin to disrupt, and ultimately control world events. In the process, the filmmakers follow a trail of money, real estate, mob connections, and on the record confessions to expose an insidious plot that leads directly back to The White House. With democracy hanging in the balance, ACTIVE MEASURES is essential viewing. Unravelling the true depth and scope of "the Russia story" as we have come to know it, this film a jarring reminder that some conspiracies hide in plain sight.
Documentary, Music: Long-term Coldplay collaborator Mat Whitecross blends spectacular live performances with exclusive band interviews and a huge array of previsouly-unseen archive footage to produce ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’- The definitive story of one of the world’s biggest bands.
Crime, Documentary: The unsettling story of the most notorious pedophile in the history of the modern Catholic Church, Father O'Grady. Over the course of twenty years O’Grady raped dozens of children across Northern California while the Church moved him from parish to parish. Oscar nominee for Best Documentary Feature, "Deliver Us from Evil" exposes the deep corruption of the Catholic Church, the troubled mind of the man they sheltered, and charts the survivors’ continuing struggle to repair their lives.
Crime, Documentary, Drama: With his trademark charm and biting wit, Michael Moore's outspoken documentary examines what causes America's alarming gun-related annual death toll. Shifting from humour to pathos, he leaves no stone unturned and addresses issues such as foreign policy, race, welfare and post 9/11 fear.
Documentary: In 2001, the tiny Pacific island of American Samoa suffered a world record 31-0 defeat at the hands of Australia, garnering headlines across the world as the worst soccer team on the planet. They have lost every competitive game they have ever played. Now with the help of their new Dutch coach, they might finally be in with a shot at the big leagues.
Biography, Documentary: In this mesmerizing new film, acclaimed director Werner Herzog explores the life and death of amateur grizzly bear expert and wildlife preservationist Timothy Treadwell, who lived unarmed among grizzlies for 13 summers.
Documentary, Music: Deep in the San Fernando Valley, behind the train tracks and amidst dilapidated warehouses, was rock n' roll's best kept secret. Sound City, America's greatest unsung recording studio, housed a legendary, one-of-a-kind recording console, and became the birth place to the seminal albums that defined 20th century music. Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Rick Springfield, Tom Petty, Nirvana, amongst many others, all put magic to tape within these walls. It was Rock n’ Roll hallowed ground. Directed by Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) and featuring interviews and performances by the iconic musicians who made their careers in the studio, SOUND CITY tells the story of real rock n'roll history, and celebrates the human element of music, as Grohl gathers some of rock's greatest artists to collaborate on a new album. Using Sound City's legendary analog console, together they continue to create musical miracles in a digital world.
Biography, Documentary, Music: Follow legendary musician and Motorhead front man Lemmy Kilmister around the world for three years and gain insight into all aspects of his life.