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In “Where to Invade Next” Michael Moore sets out to tell his fellow Americans what most of us already suspect: America is not the middle class paradise that Americans are led to believe. It’s actually a long way down the table on healthcare, looking after the homeless, prison reform and other basic benefits that wealthy first world countries are expected to provide for its citizens.
Life Off Grid is a two-year journey exploring the lives of Canadians in every province and territory who have made the choice to disconnect. Life Off Grid is a film about people who have chosen to build their lives around renewable energy, with beautiful, inspiring, and often challenging results.
In a rural New Zealand town, a knock-about rugby team – made up of salt-of-the-earth dairy farmers – is staring down the barrel of a long run of bitter losses. With pluck and determination, the men unite to inspire their small community.
Set against the stunning backdrop of the industrial seaside town of Port Kembla, a feisty and resilient community group are determined to take back the responsibility that most of us leave to someone else – to care for their own dead.
Winner of 13 Awards, and nominated for 30, including the Academy Award for Best Documentary, “Cartel Land” is a shocking, eye-opening look at the cartels tearing Mexico apart – and the vigilantes who try to fight them.
On the 17th of March all around the world people celebrate St Patrick’s Day. At Beamafilm, we have handpicked a few great films that highlight Ireland, its people and its contribution to the history books.
Winning the Sundance Grand Jury Best Documentary Prize for 2015 “The Wolfpack” is an extraordinary coming of age story that highlights the powerful influence of film. As children, the Angulos brothers were confined to their parents’ apartment in the Lower East Side of New York under the rule of their strict Peruvian father who disapproved of outside influence on his family. Sheltered from society, the boys learned about life from their father’s collection of films.
David Thorpe’s “Do I Sound Gay?” is brimming with cheeky humour, mostly at Thorpe’s own expense, as it explores the theories and facts behind the human voice and what makes it sound the way it does, in particular his own voice as a gay man.
The impact a teacher might have on a student can be life-changing – but are our teachers receiving enough credit? Inspiring Teachers gives credit where credit is due following four unorthodox Australian teachers as they educate students from English to Mathematics and beyond the classroom to their extra-curricular roles as sports coach or club leaders. The effort and dedication these teachers show to their students is artfully captured alongside student perspectives and what it means to truly inspire someone.
From critically acclaimed German filmmaker Wim Wenders, Tokyo-Ga follows the director as he travels to Japan to pay homage to his idol, Yasujirô Ozu. Ozu’s films such as Tokyo Chorus, Tokyo Story and Late Spring have had such a major influence on Wenders’ cinematographic style that he declares in the film that Ozu is “his only master” in this art form.