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Follows a Palestinian leader who unites Fatah, Hamas and Israelis in an unarmed movement to save his village from destruction. Success eludes them until his 15-year-old daughter jumps into the fray.
From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney (Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief), ZERO DAYS tells the story of Stuxnet, a self-replicating computer malware.
From Executive Producers Werner Herzog and Errol Morris, NATIONAL BIRD is the story of courageous whistle-blowers who break the silence around the secret U.S. drone war; a decision that will change their lives forever.
When CHASING ASYLUM director, Eva Orner relocated to the United States in 2004 she never anticipated The Pacific Solution and offshore processing would still be policy in 2016.
On Thanksgiving Day 2012, American photojournalist James "Jim" Foley was kidnapped in Syria, two years before the infamous video of his public execution introduced much of the world to ISIS.
For the first time ever, six former heads of Israel’s domestic secret service agency, the Shin Bet, share their insights and reflect publicly on their actions and decisions.
Anthony Weiner was a young congressman on the cusp of higher office when a sexting scandal forced a humiliating resignation. Just two years later, he ran for mayor of New York City, betting that his ideas would trump his indiscretions. He was wrong.
Academy AwardÂ®-winning director Michael Moore returns with what may be his most provocative, subversive and hilarious film yet.
Australia's political life as seen through the eyes of five editorial cartoonists: a documentary that takes us from the children overboard to the War in Iraq.
Dr Helen Caldicott, firebrand anti-nuclear campaigner, celebrated author and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, is too alarmed to retire. Certain that the White House's War on Terror is escalating the global nuclear arms race.
An inspirational story for our times, The Triangle Wars is the story of the battle being waged between local government, big business and the community over the development of a tiny sliver of crown land on the foreshore of St Kilda.
Still the Enemy Within is a unique insight into one of history's most dramatic events: the 1984-85 British Miners' Strike.
1945 was a pivotal year in British history. The unity that carried Britain through the war allied to the bitter memories of the inter-war years led to a vision of a better society.
Fun, disarming and musically provocative, the Topp Twins are New Zealand's finest lesbian country and western singers and the country's greatest export since rack of lamb and the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy.
Independent Australian political documentary about the US installations in Australia at Pine Gap.
A documentary that goes inside one of the great museums of the world: The National Gallery in London.
Don Brash stepped down as leader of the National Party in November 2006, the day before the release of investigative journalist, Nicky Hager's book The Hollow Men.
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.
About the life and work of controversial American Jewish academic Norman Finkelstein.
A poetic cine-essay about race and Australia’s colonised history and how it impacts into the present. When the filmmaker returns to Tasmania to make a film about her childhood she doesn’t know much about Aboriginal history,culture or colonisation.
Director: David Ridgen, Nicolas Rossier
Country: United States
A wild community of outcasts fight for their right to live rough in a "designated scenic area" in West Auckland, New Zealand.
CITIZENFOUR is a real time thriller, giving audiences an exclusive front-row seat to the moment Edward Snowden changed history with his shocking revelations.
Most people know about the Mabo and Wik decisions but few know much about the decision makers â The High Court of Australia.
Jorn Utzon was awarded the first prize in an international architecture competition to design an Opera House for Sydney.
Filmed during and after his time on the High Court of Australia, this documentary about Justice Michael Kirby explores the personal, moral and spiritual convictions of one of our most compassionate and incisive legal minds.
The Most Dangerous Man in America catapults us to 1971 where we find America in the grip of a familiar scenario: a dirty war based on lies.
Synthesising percussion and politics, Fela Kuti is one of the most significant figures in African history.
During the summer of 1988 temperatures soared across America causing widespread droughts. Huge forest fires raged in California. Climate change was now on the world's political agenda.
Buried Alive exposes some of the ugly truths about the nature of Western Democracy, the world media and third world colonialism. But the story of East Timor also presents the potential for individuals to effect change.
Programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz has his fingerprints all over the internet - he was integral to the development of the basic internet protocol RSS and co-founded the global social news and entertainment website Reddit.
No twentieth-century figure has had a more profound effect on the worlds of literature, film, politics, historical debate, and the culture wars than Gore Vidal.
ALOIS NEBEL tells the tale of a Czechoslovakian train dispatcher who is haunted by the events in which he played a part during the Second World War.
Director: Brian Knappenberger
Country: United States
From the producers of THE CONSTANT GARDENER and THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND, HALF OF A YELLOW SUN is based on the best selling novel. When civil war breaks out in Nigeria in the late 60s, political lines are drawn and families are forced to scatter.
AFI nominated director, Charlie Hill-Smithâ??s first documentary, is a telling insight into the complexities that face modern China.
A documentary that challenges former Indonesian death squad leaders to reenact their real-life mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.
Three young women face seven years in a Russian prison for a satirical performance in a Moscow cathedral. But who is really on trial in a case that has gripped the nation and the world beyond, three young artists or the society they live in?
BHUTTO is the definitive documentary that chronicles the life of one of the most complex and fascinating characters of our time.
The remarkable story of The Weather Underground, radical activists of the 1970s, and of radical politics at its best and most disastrous.
Could a regional love of hummus be the recipe for peace in the Middle East?
Chinaâ??s most famous and outspoken visual artist and dissident, Ai Wei Wei works domestically against a background of strict censorship and internationally to great acclaim.
This is the breathtaking story of how the West Indies triumphed over its colonial masters through the achievements of one of the most gifted teams in sporting history.
Anna Wintour, the legendary editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine for twenty years, is the most powerful and polarizing figure in fashion.
A documentary about Afghanistan and the difficulties of delivering aid to a country that is suffering from â??aid fatigueâ?� and prolonged exposure to Western misunderstanding.
An Australian woman, Jocelyn Ortt-Saeed, lives with her husband Saeed in their home in the Punjab region of Pakistan. Nawaz the cook and Mehnaz the maid, look after the house, and live nearby.
Australian publisher, Ross Dunkley started Burmaâ??s leading newspaper The Myanmar Times. The paper comes out weekly in both Burmese and English and every edition is a tactical struggle against the censors.
When these soldiers left home, their patriotism was firm, their convictions strong. As they return from Iraq, nothing is clear. Their bodies and souls have been wounded or broken. How can they re-learn what it means to be human and stay in the world.
A portrait of Australian Prime Minister Ben Chifley, his wife Elizabeth, and their spirit kept alive in the NSW country town of Bathurst for five decades since his death.
Curtis Levy is a man on a musical mission - running for the Australian Senate on a single ticket to make the folksong 'Waltzing Matilda' the new national anthem when Australia becomes a republic.
Jamie Johnson, a 27-year-old heir to the Johnson and Johnson pharmaceutical fortune. Johnson, who made the EmmyÂ®-nominated HBO documentary Born Rich, here sets his sights on exploring the political, moral and emotional rationale.
The International Criminal Courts Chief Prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo has one of the toughest jobs in the world.
IN September1982, at the height of an economic recession, the Australian steelworks BHP announced its intention to close down some of its coal mines.
The US has operated military bases in Japan for six decades. Their presence has rubbed salt into unhealed wounds from the war, a complex trauma.
The heirs of rich and influential families are "locked up" in the elegant and imposing boarding school named ZUOZ, high in the Swiss mountains.
Colombia today: the biggest trial against Paramilitary - accused of killing thousands of Colombians.
The world's biggest fruit company is on trial in the USA ... for poisoning their workers!!
While the Indonesian army continues to dominate the indigenous inhabitants of West Papua, three friends gather in Melbourne to record outlawed folk songs with renowned Australian rock musicologist David Bridie.