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NEW RELEASE: Aim High In Creation

Determined to stop a gas mine being built near her inner-city Sydney home, Anna Broinowski, in a world first, goes to North Korea to meet the masters of propaganda filmmaking.

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FEATURED: American Radical: The Trials Of Norman Finkelstein

About the life and work of controversial American Jewish academic Norman Finkelstein.

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NEW RELEASE: In Real Life

InRealLife takes us on a journey from the bedrooms of British teenagers to the world of Silicon Valley, to find out what exactly the internet is doing to our children.

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NEW RELEASE: Finding Vivian Maier

A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one of the most accomplished street photographers.

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FEATURED: RIP: A Remix Manifesto

In RIP: A Remix Manifesto, Web activist and filmmaker Brett Gaylor explores issues of copyright in the information age.

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NEW RELEASE: Inside Out: The People's Art Project

Inside Out is a film about the french artist JR giving away his method and the inspiring stories that follow.

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NEW RELEASE: Banksy Does New York

Banksy is revered and reviled, considered both a vandal and a genius. Completely anonymous, he is nevertheless without question one of the world’s best known living artists.

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FEATURED: Island Home Country

A poetic cine-essay about race and Australia’s colonised history and how it impacts into the present.

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NEW RELEASE: Dior And I

Established in the fashion world as a minimalist designer, Simons has both his reputation and the legacy of Dior on the line when appointed Creative Director of the iconic Parisian brand.

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NEW RELEASE: The Decline of Western Civilization Part III

Hold on to your pool chairs! All three of Penelope Spheeris' entertaining, heartbreaking and iconic Decline of Western Civilization documentaries - the films' chronicling L.A.'s hardcore punk, hair-metal and gutter-punk phenomena.

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FEATURED: The Whale

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: The Decline of Western Civilization Part II

Hold on to your pool chairs! All three of Penelope Spheeris' entertaining, heartbreaking and iconic Decline of Western Civilization documentaries - the films' chronicling L.A.'s hardcore punk, hair-metal and gutter-punk phenomena.

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Aim High in Creation

date: 3rd Sep 2015

tags: Documentary, Environment, Film, Politics

Determined to stop a gas mine being built near her inner-city Sydney home, Anna Broinowski, in a world first, goes to North Korea to meet the masters of propaganda filmmaking, who teach her how to make a revolutionary drama in which “heroic workers” overthrow the “evil gas miners” – all executed in the Dear Leader’s proudly melodramatic style. Back in Sydney, Anna’s brave western cast follow the North Koreans’ instructions, culminating in an uplifting, anti-capitalist drama.


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In Real Life

date: 31st Aug 2015

tags: Culture, Documentary, Internet

InRealLife asks: what exactly is the internet and what is it doing to our children? Taking us on a journey from the bedrooms of British teenagers to the world of Silicon Valley, filmmaker Beeban Kidron suggests that rather than the promise of free and open connectivity, young people are increasingly ensnared in a commercial world. Beguiling and glittering on the outside, it can be alienating and addictive. 
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Finding Vivian Maier

date: 27th Aug 2015

tags: Art, Biography, Documentary

When John Maloof bought an unmarked box of undeveloped negatives back in 2007, he had no idea that he had just stumbled upon one of the 20th century’s most important troves of street photography and self/portraiture. The photographer: Vivian Maier, a secretive and eccentric nanny who over the course of more than three decades took tens of thousands of photos of everyday urban life – and showed them to no one.


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Inside Out

date: 25th Aug 2015

tags: Activism, Art, Culture, Documentary

Inside Out is a film about the french artist JR giving away his method and the inspiring stories that follow. JR won the TED Prize in 2011. Then he gave his prize (the wish to ‘turn the world Inside Out’) and his art back to the people, creating a global participatory art project inviting people to stand up for what they care about through the power of their own image.

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Banksy Does New York

date: 20th Aug 2015

tags: Activism, Art, Documentary

Banksy is revered and reviled, considered both a vandal and a genius. Completely anonymous, he is nevertheless without question one of the world’s best known living artists. Over the course of a month-long residency in New York in October 2013, Banksy and his team took to the streets – secretly creating a variety of public work ranging from elaborate conceptual stunts to traditional graffiti art.


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americanradical

date: 18th Aug 2015

tags: Activism, Biography, Politics

American Radical is the probing, definitive documentary about American academic Norman Finkelstein. A devoted son of holocaust survivors, ardent critics of Israel and US Mid-East policy, and author of five provocative books including, “The Holocaust Industry”.


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Dior and I

date: 17th Aug 2015

tags: Documentary, Fashion

DIOR AND I is a tantalising ‘behind-the-seams’ glimpse at the making of Raf Simons’ first haute couture collection for Christian Dior in 2012. Established in the fashion world as a minimalist designer, Simons has both his reputation and the legacy of Dior on the line when appointed Creative Director of the iconic Parisian brand.


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Decline of Western Civilization 3

date: 13th Aug 2015

tags: Culture, Documentary, Music, Society

The final film in Penelope Spheeris’ ground breaking “The Decline and Fall of Western Civilization” is out now! In 1981 Spheeris explored the punk rock culture and in 1988 she turned her lens on heavy metal. In Part III, made ten years later, she delves into the harsh, anti-establishment world of “gutter punk”.


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Rip a Remix Manifesto

date: 12th Aug 2015

tags: Culture, Documentary, Internet, Law, Media, Music

Immerse yourself in the energetic, innovative and potentially illegal world of mash-up media with Rip!: A Remix Manifesto. Let web activist Brett Gaylor and musician Greg Gillis, better known as Girl Talk, serve as your digital tour guides on a probing investigation into how culture builds upon culture in the information age.
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Alice Cooper

date: 11th Aug 2015

tags: Documentary, Music, Society

Calling all metalheads! Part II of Penelope Spheeris’ ground breaking Decline of Western Civilization trilogy follows the heavy metal scene in Los Angeles, with particular emphasis on the glam metal subgenre. Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, Paul Stanley – they’re all here…

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Decline and Fall of Western Civilization

date: 6th Aug 2015

tags: Humanities, Music

Hold on to your pool chairs! All three of Penelope Spheeris’ entertaining, heartbreaking and iconic Decline of Western Civilization documentaries – the films chronicling L.A.’s hardcore punk, hair-metal and gutter-punk phenomena – have been lovingly restored!
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Picasso and Braque

date: 3rd Aug 2015

tags: Art, Film, History

Born at the same time as cinema itself and both avid cinephiles, Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque were pioneering figures in the world of modern art. With the Cubist movement they helped to establish the changing face of modern art forever. PICASSO AND BRAQUE GO TO THE MOVIES examines the possible aesthetic link between the advent of the cinema and the Cubist movement.


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whaleMED

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
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Gordonia

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”.
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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.
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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.


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Alphabet

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.
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sonofalionfixed

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.
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saltMED2

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.
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crudeMED2

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.
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citizenfourMED2

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.
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holocaustMED2

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.
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schoolMED2

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. 
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tripodMED2

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.
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courtMED

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.
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thanksgirlsMED

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.
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enchanmentMED

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.
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possibleMED

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.
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kirbyMED

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.
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angelsMED

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.
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