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A documentary that goes inside one of the great museums of the world: The National Gallery in London.
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.
Equal parts love story, film noir, brainy B-movie and demented fairy tale, Tabloid is a delirious meditation on hysteria, both public and personal, from a filmmaker who continues to break down and blow open the documentary genre.
Incomparable British broadcaster Louis Theroux is hilariously provocative in his first feature documentary, LOUIS THEROUX: MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE.
Pastor Becky Fischer is an aggressive evangelical campaigner. She runs a summer camp called "Kids on Fire" for fundamentalist Christian children as young as six.
In SILENCE IN THE HOUSE OF GOD: MEA MAXIMA CULPA Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney exposes the abuse of power in the Catholic Church.
A feisty and resilient community centre in an industrial seaside town is in the process of setting up a community-based funeral service when they are suddenly faced with the challenge of caring for one of their own.
During the Depression, Jimmy Gralton returns home to Ireland after ten years of exile in America. Seeing the levels of poverty and oppression, the activist in him reawakens and he looks to re-open the dance hall that led to his deportation.
The Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning Waco: The Rules of Engagement from director William Gazecki, the controversial documentary about the stand-off between an unorthodox Christian group - the Branch Davidians.
Hindu mystic Paramahansa Yogananda brought yoga and meditation to the West in 1920.
GOING CLEAR is a provocative tale of ego, exploitation and lust for power. The film profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology.
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.
KORENGAL picks up where the Oscar-nominated RESTREPO left off; the same men, the same valley, the same commanders, but KORENGAL explains what war really feels like, and the scars it leaves behind.
GARDENING WITH SOUL is a feature length documentary following a year in the garden with 90-year-old Sister Loyola Galvin. Sister Loyola's optimism is infectious and it's fed every day by her love of gardening.
Kumbh Mela in India is one of the world's most extraordinary religious events. There, filmmaker Pan Nalin encounters remarkable men of mind and meditation, some facing an inextricable dilemma; to embrace the world or to renounce it.
This film follows the arrival of Tasmania's first detention centre through the eyes of local knitting club member Mary and Afghan asylum seeker Mohammad who lives inside the centre, as they connect through the gift of a donated knitted beanie.
Father Bob Maguire, the irreverent philosopher and working class hero, eschews the collar and piousness of his own religion.
Examining Ali's life outside the ring, beginning with the announcement of his deeply held and controversial Islamic religious beliefs and the decision to change his "white man's name" of Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali.
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?
Three years in the making, AMERICAN: The Bill Hicks Story brings the tale of one of modern cultureâ??s most iconic heroes to the big screen.
"Ten Australians sail north of Darwin in a homemade boat to meet our forgotten neighbours in the Spice Islands of Indonesiaâ??s Maluku province."
Could a regional love of hummus be the recipe for peace in the Middle East?
In the Summer of 1969 a young man is filled with the life of the idyllic old pearling port Broome - fishing, hanging out with his mates and his girl.
A worldwide quest to discover the principle that drives humanity to believe in God - whatever or whoever that may be - from the Vatican to the Ganges, the Wailing Wall to the Dalai Lama Temple and Dome of the Rock Mosque. Narrated by Dawn French.
When Father Peter Kennedy is sacked by the Catholic Church for unorthodox practices, a fight ensues that will result in one of the biggest rifts in the history of the Australian Catholic Church.
Sister Carmel, a sister of the Good Samaritans, is a fighter for social justice. Along with many of her contemporaries, she is passionately involved with the plight of refugees who were incarcerated in detention for many years.
For 12 years, film maker Leonard Retel Helmrich followed an Indonesian family from the slums of Jakarta.
In search of enlightenement young David follows his idol David Lynch and uncovers the billion-dollar industry behind Transcendental Meditation.