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NEW RELEASE: The Stones In The Park

A historical documentary about The Rolling Stones Hyde Park Concert in 1969.

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The true story of Luna, a young, wild killer whale who tries to befriend people on the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island.

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NEW RELEASE: That Sugar Film

Damon Gameau embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as ‘healthy’.

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Erwin Wagenhofer approaches the subject of education much more comprehensively and radically then is usually the case.

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FEATURED: Gordonia

A wild community of outcasts fight for their right to live rough in a "designated scenic area" in West Auckland, New Zealand.

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NEW RELEASE: Son of a Lion

In the tribal areas of Pakistan lies a town where the local industry is the handcrafting of firearms. It has been this way since long before the War on Terror.

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NEW RELEASE: The Salt of the Earth

For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling in the footsteps of an ever changing humanity./p> Rent this film for 48h or view the trailer

FEATURED: Careless Love

Internationally-acclaimed Director John Duigan returns home to make his first Australian film since audience favourites The Year My Voice Broke, Flirting and Sirens.

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NEW RELEASE: Sepideh - Reaching for the Stars

Sepideh wants to become an astronaut. She spends her nights exploring the secrets of the universe, while her family will do anything to keep her on the ground.

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NEW RELEASE: Buena Vista Social Club

The Oscar®-nominated masterpiece BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB weaves artist biographies with a glimpse of modern Cuba remembering its past.

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NEW RELEASE: A Crude Awakening

An enlightening, intelligent, and profoundly shocking film about our most valuable, non-renewable resource: oil.

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date: 1st Aug 2015

tags: Activism, Environment

The true story of Luna, a young, wild killer whale who tries to befriend people on the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island. Narrated by Ryan Reynolds


date: 30th Jul 2015

tags: Documentary, Politics

Gordon Graham has 100 acres of land in West Auckland, home to his car wrecking business and a community of largely destitute men who camp on the property. It is a community and a place fondly known as “Gordonia”. But according to the local council, it is also a “designated scenic area”.

Stones in the Park

date: 27th Jul 2015

tags: Documentary, Music

“The Stones in the Park” is one the most legendary concerts in rock’n’roll history. Now, you can see it for yourself. “The Stones in the Park” was a free outdoor concert held in Hyde Park on the 5th of July, 1969, to introduce the Rolling Stones’s new guitarist Mick Taylor. It was the first Stones concert in two years.

That Sugar Film

date: 24th Jul 2015

tags: Health, Information

See the film that’s making waves across the world. “That Sugar Film” asks the question – do you really know what’s in your ‘healthy’ food? “That Sugar Film” is one man’s journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar.



date: 21st Jul 2015

tags: Documentary, Humanities

Is the modern education system really the best way to learn? Director of WE FEED THE WORLD, Erwin Wagenhofer, approaches the subject of education much more comprehensively and radically then is usually the case. Almost all discussions of education limit themselves to considering forms of competitive schooling, in which performance is celebrated above all else. Wagenhofer, by way of contrast, pursues the thought-structures behind this: what we learn shapes our reserves of knowledge, but it is how we learn that shapes our way of thinking.


date: 16th Jul 2015

tags: Drama, War

In the lawless Pashtun tribal areas of Pakistan lies Darra Adam Khel, a town where the local industry is the handcrafting of firearms. It has been this way since long before the “War on Terror”. Eleven-year-old Niaz Alfridi works with his gunsmith father Sher Alam, learning how to make and test weapons. A former mujahideen, Sher Alam expects his only son to carry on the family business, but Niaz has different ideas—he wants to go to school.


date: 14th Jul 2015

tags: Art, Documentary, Environment, History, Society

This week we have another film from legendary doco director Wim Wenders (Buena Vista Social Club). In The Salt Of The Earth we follow photographer Sebastião Salgado over a 40 year journey as he travels the world to discover the very best and very worst our humanity has to offer.


date: 7th Jul 2015

tags: Documentary, Environment, Politics

We hear so much about how our environment is suffering and how everyday, global warming is becoming more and more of an issue that we need to address. But how did we get here? A Crude Awakening looks into the cost of our most valuable, non-renewable resource and the effects it has on us economically, environmentally and socially.


date: 23rd Jun 2015

tags: Activism, Documentary, Internet, Law, Politics

Winner of the 2014 Oscar for Best Documentary, CITIZENFOUR follows the real life thriller of NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden. Filmed in Hong Kong as events unfold, this political thriller will have you think about the ways you interact with the digital world.


date: 21st Jun 2015

tags: Activism, History, War

In the latest film to beamafilm Emmy Award Winning Fimmaker Michael King follows an anti-genocide activist and a Holocaust historian tracing the lives of thirteen diplomats who saved tens of thousands of Jews during World War II.


date: 15th Jun 2015

tags: Culture, Documentary

“Too often we forget how lucky we are to go to school”. On The Way To School follows student’s from all accross the world as they try to get an education. 


date: 11th Jun 2015

tags: Comedy, Culture, Music

Scod, Yon and Gatesy are Tripod – one of the most popular and prolific comedy acts working in Australia today filmed their show at the WOODFORD FOLK FESTIVAL. This performance captures many of Tripod’s favourite songs and routines, with the boys in fine fettle.


date: 10th Jun 2015

tags: Australian history, Biography, Law

Mabo and Wik may have been two of the biggest cases to ever be heard in the High Court of Australia, but who were the people behind the scenes? Who were the decision makers? This documentary goes beyond the cases and looks at those behind the scenes.


date: 8th Jun 2015

tags: Folklore, History, War

Formed during World War 2 the Australian Land Army or more commonly known as ‘The Land Girls’ Was formed to combat rising labour shortages. These unsung heroes stayed and fought for their country by keeping Australian alive and running.


date: 1st Jun 2015

tags: Animation, Folklore, History

Not all Fairy Tales are for children. This 10 part short doco covers the stories behind some of the most famous fairy tales in existence revealing their dark origin stories.


date: 29th May 2015

tags: Architecture, Documentary, History

In 1957 legendary architect Jorn Utzon won a prize like no other, he landed the job of transforming Sydney’s Circular Quay into the iconic destination it is now known for today. He won the chance to design the iconic Sydney Opera House.


date: 26th May 2015

tags: Biography, Crime, Law

Not just your ordinary person, the Hon Michael Kirby during his long career in law has always been a man of strong personal convictions. Viewed by many of his colleagues as a talker and as an “Activist Judge” the film explores personal, moral and spiritual convictions of one of our most compassionate and incisive legal minds.


date: 23rd May 2015

tags: Australian Film, Australian history, Drama, Film, History, Media

On the run from gangsters, police and Hollywood big-wigs, two Australian filmmakers try to leave their mark on the film industry. Like a filmmaking Bonnie and Clyde, Rupert Kathner and Alma Brooks went on a film spree developing films while traveling thousands of miles, not letting anything get in their way.


date: 21st May 2015

tags: Animation, Anime, Documentary

Starting in 2008, legendary anime director Isao Takahata began work on his project Tale of the Princess Kaguya. This documentary looks behind the creation of the film and ultimately the foundation of Ghibli Studio7, a studio set-up to meet the unique animation style.


date: 20th May 2015

tags: Biography, Crime, Culture, Documentary, Media, Society

This week to beamafilm, we bring you the bio doc following investigative journalist Dominick Dunne. During his career, Dunne has covered court room dramas that follow the rich and famous and during the documentary you will be present as he covers the trial of Phil Spector.


date: 13th May 2015

tags: Documentary, History, Science

When excavating in the Bad Lands of South Dakota,a team of Paleontologists stumbled onto the biggest find they could imagine. ‘Sue’ as they would later name her was the largest intact Tyrannosaurs Rex fossil ever found, the only problem was, everyone who was anyone wanted to make a claim to her.


date: 6th May 2015

tags: Art, Documentary, Film

Chacun Son Cinema is a film comprising of 33 short films from the most critically acclaimed directors. Compiled by Cannes Director Gilles Jacob, it was brought together as the perfect gift to the 60th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival.


date: 30th Apr 2015

tags: Activism, Politics

“The Most Dangerous Man in America..” is my biopic of the most notorious whistleblower of the 20th century, the man who inspired Edward Snowden to become the most notorious whistleblower of  the 21st century.  The Most Dangerous Man in America, tells the story of how Daniel Ellsberg came to release the Pentagon Papers in 1971 and how President Richard Nixon tried to destroy him. Edward Snowden told Ellsberg that viewing my film hardened his resolve to release NSA documents to the public.”


date: 17th Apr 2015

tags: History, Music, Politics

Actor and writer Stephen Fry explores his passion for the world’s most controversial composer – Richard Wagner. But Stephen is Jewish and lost family members in the Holocaust, so can he salvage the music he loves from its dark association with anti-semitism and the Nazis? Shot on location in Germany, Switzerland and Russia, the film includes unique behind-the-scenes access to the Bayreuth Festival, the annual extravaganza of Wagner’s music held in the composer’s own purpose built theatre.



date: 8th Apr 2015

tags: Humanities, War

This week beamafilm is bringing you another powerful documentary from war journalists Sebastian Junger and the late Tim Hetherington. Six years ago, the pair documented the men who manned the Forward Operating Base Restrepo, giving a humanized look into the war many disagreed with. The film did away with any political agenda instead focusing on the people who fight and the effects war has on them. Tragically Tim Hetherington was killed while covering the Libyan Civil War and could not finish the follow up to the popular film Restrepo, however, in his memory Sebastian Junger completed the film with a successful Kickstarter campaign.


date: 4th Apr 2015

tags: Art

beamafilm would like to say happy Easter to all of our viewers. We hope you are all enjoying the long weekend with family, friends and the great catalogue of films on our site. This week we are glad to bring you the charming short documentary Welcome To Kandos. The story of a small town and the art festival Centimenta13.


date: 24th Mar 2015

tags: Activism, News, Politics

From the award winning documentary maker of our popular film Hot Air, Alister Barry brings his political thriller The Hollow Men to beamafilm. In this exposé of behind-the-scenes politics, we see the anti-democratic politics of the Don Brash era.


date: 20th Mar 2015

tags: Environment, Religion

In this wonderful documentary, we get to follow the incredible 90 Sister Loyola Galvin as she serves the small community of Island Bay, Wellington. Her daily tasks include heavy lifting alongside vigorous spade and wheelbarrow work, which she sometimes performs on crutches. Loyola and the other Sisters of Compassion follow the vision of Mother Aubert to ‘meet the needs of the oppressed and powerless in their communities.


date: 19th Mar 2015

tags: Art, Fashion

Ari Seth Cohen Advanced Style offers proof from the wise and silver-haired set that personal style advances with age with his blog and Instagram page. Now comes the film based on the famous blog, chronicling the lives of these sylish older New Yorkers. “Respect your elders and let these ladies and gents teach you a thing or two about living life to the fullest.” 


date: 13th Mar 2015

tags: History, War

Nancy Wake was one of the most decorated servicewomen of World War II, and by the end of the war, was the Gestapo’s most wanted with a 5 million franc price on her head. Codenamed ‘The White Mouse’ she would become one of the most iconic Femme Fetal identities in history.


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