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Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill, author of the international bestseller “Blackwater”, journeys into the hidden world of America’s covert wars, from Afghanistan to Yemen, Somalia, and beyond. Part action film and part detective story, “Dirty Wars” is a gripping journey into one of the most important and underreported stories of our time.
Jonah Lomu is without a doubt the most famous rugby player of all time. His outstanding physique, his power, his speed, and determination helped revolutionise the game around the world.
In 1971, Motor Racing fan Roman Polanski spent a weekend with world champion driver Jackie Stewart as he attempted to win the Monaco Grand Prix. Polanski was given intimate access to Stewart’s world for three days, both on the track and off. The result is an extraordinarily rare glimpse into the life of a gifted athlete at the height of his powers. Forty years on, Polanski and Stewart meet once again. In a remarkable post-script, they discuss the sport, both past and present, with a unique and unmatched perspective.
“Blackfish” tells the story of Tilikum, a performing killer whale that killed several people while in captivity. Along the way, director-producer Gabriela Cowperthwaite compiles shocking footage and emotional interviews to explore the creature’s extraordinary nature, the species’ cruel treatment in captivity, the lives and losses of the trainers and the pressures brought to bear by the multi-billion dollar sea-park industry.
Daisy (Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan, ATONEMENT, HANNA), a teenager from New York, is sent to the English countryside for the summer to stay with her step-cousins. She soon immerses herself into her new life – made all the more easy when she falls for the sexy, thoughtful Eddie (SUNSHINE ON LEITH’S George MacKay) – until their perfect summer is blown apart by the sudden outbreak of a terrifying nuclear war.
Wayne Lynch burst onto the Australian surfing scene in the 1960s and rode a wave like no one else. He opened up fresh possibilities with a radically new vertical style. He was a champion, a draft dodger, an outsider, a revolutionary, a messiah, an environmentalist, a victim, a wild man, a pauper and an enigma. He tested himself against the big waves and produced something beautiful and exhilarating and elegant in the process.