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The Palio is the oldest horse race in the world, and turns the Italian city of Siena into a high-stakes battleground of strategy, intrigue, and simmering machismo.
Still the Enemy Within is a unique insight into one of history's most dramatic events: the 1984-85 British Miners' Strike.
In 1990, paleontologist Peter Larson and his team from the Black Hills Institute made the find of a lifetime: the largest, most complete T-Rex ever found.
Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary's monumental and historical ascent of Mt. Everest in 1953 - an event that stunned the world and defined a nation.
The Look of Silence is Joshua Oppenheimer’s powerful companion piece to the Oscar®-nominated The Act of Killing. Through Oppenheimer’s footage of perpetrators of the 1965 Indonesian genocide, a family of survivors discovers how their son was murdered
The Tube is full of surprising oddities and historical quirks. You probably walk right past a few every day, without ever noticing.
This real life thriller tells the story of one of Israel's prized intelligence sources, the son of a top Hamas leader. Under the code name "The Green Prince", he is recruited to spy on his own people for over a decade.
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.
Country: United Kingdom
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.
A documentary that goes inside one of the great museums of the world: The National Gallery in London.
Based on the diaries of Kurdish-Iranian poet Sadegh Kamangar, RHINO SEASON tells the story of Kurdish-Iranian poet Sahel and his wife Mina, a couple unjustly incarcerated during Iran's Islamic Revolution.
Four modern stories of remarkable courage while setting out to uncover the forgotten life of Raphael Lemkin, the man who coined the term 'genocide'.
Codenamed 'The White Mouse' for her elusiveness, international femme fatale, Nancy Wake was a key inspiration behind Sebastian Faulkes' celebrated fictional spy Charlotte Gray.
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.
Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill journeys into the hidden world of America's covert wars, from Afghanistan to Yemen, Somalia, and beyond.
Private Adam Winfield was a 21-year-old soldier in Afghanistan when he attempted, with the help of his father, to alert the military to heinous war crimes his platoon was committing.
A romantic drama set in Germany just before WWI and centered on a married woman who falls in love with her husband's protege. Separated first by duties and then by the war, they pledge their devotion to one another.
Once upon a time, during WWII, somewhere in Nazi occupied Romania, a night of comic misadventures ensues when a boy discovers a dead soldier.
THE RESCUERS, the latest film from Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Michael King, uncovers the largely unknown stories of 13 heroic and courageous diplomats who, at tremendous personal cost, saved tens of thousands of Jews during World War II.
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.
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.
The Extraordinary Tale of William Buckley tells the remarkable true story of the escaped convict who lived with Wathaurong, an Aboriginal tribe in south-eastern Australia long before white colonization.
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.
A man delivers telegrams to farming families during World War II in a rural community letting them know a husband or son was killed in action.
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.
Re-enchantment is an immersive journey into the hidden meanings of fairy tales.
Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity.
After being seriously wounded in Afghanistan, Marine Sgt Nathan Harris is forced to cut his tour short, leaving the danger and excitement of life on the front line behind.
Award winning film director Janus Metz arrives in Afghanistan with a group of young soldiers on their first tour of duty.
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.
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.
Hope In A Slingshot explores the day-to-day realities of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and the effect on civilians on both sides. A journey through the underbelly of the occupation of Palestine by Israel.
W. Reich was the last censored scientist in the 20th century. Arrested by the FBI, he died in prison. Now we discover that his findings are true ... the amazing biography of a visionary.
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.
From May 2007 to July 2008, Battle Company of the 173rd Airborne Brigade was stationed in the remote Korengal Valley of eastern Afghanistan - considered one of the most dangerous postings of the war.
To be the first to climb the famous, notorious Eiger North Face - that is the dream of many mountain climbers from all over Europe in the summer of 1936.
Between 1968 and 1972, nine American spacecraft voyaged to the Moon, and 12 men walked upon its surface.
Hunt Angels is the true story of film industry outlaws Rupert Kathner and Alma Brooks, who in the late 1930's began a movie-making spree.
The man who lived in Hitler's court, working as his telephone operator and bodyguard, tells about the final years of Hitler's life and about his last hours.
The remarkable story of The Weather Underground, radical activists of the 1970s, and of radical politics at its best and most disastrous.
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.
A rare gem of cinematic storytelling that weaves docudrama, fictional reenactment, and experimental photography into a powerful, reflective work on the early days of German cinema.
In a place almost untouched by time and in an age still blessed by innocence, a father and his two sons struggle to make sense of their changing relationships.
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.
Thanks Girls and Goodbye is a documentary about a group of women who worked on farms during the Second World War in Australia - 'the land girls'.
In January 1942, Papua New Guinea became the battleground for nearly 2 million foreign soldiers. This film documents the experiences of Papua New Guinea's population during this violent campaign.