Erwin Wagenhofer approaches the subject of education much more comprehensively and radically then is usually the case.
The children depicted in this film live in the four corners of the globe and all share the same desire to learn.
Most teachers are underpaid, overworked and under appreciated; and yet the impact that they might have on a student can be life changing. In a series of observational portraits we get a glimpse of what it means to truly inspire someone
The heirs of rich and influential families are "locked up" in the elegant and imposing boarding school named ZUOZ, high in the Swiss mountains.
This observational documentary follows a year in the lives of two inspirational teachers in the only primary-age boarding school in Ireland.
Filmed over two years, JUST A BEGINNING traces the lessons of a pre-school class... but these are no ordinary lessons: these three-to-five year-olds study philosophy.
Daughter is an exploration of gendered violence and victim blaming, as shown through the experiences of three different women on a Friday night out in St Kilda.
The men and women of Taring Padi have survived kidnappings, beatings, torture, fundamentalist violence and poverty to stand against a corrupt state and the draconian powers of the Indonesian military.
Bikpela Bagarap (Big Damage) reveals the human face of logging in Papua New Guinea. It is a tale of exploitation and broken promises, where local people are treated as second-rate citizens in their own country by Malaysian logging companies.
In 1901, the year Australian democracy is born, Jimmie Blacksmith finally faces his fate, and with it the fate of his people.
This candid New York story explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of renowned "boxing" painter Ushio Shinohara and his artist wife, Noriko.
A group of passionate and adventurous young people leave their known worlds behind to spend 100 days in the jungles of Borneo.
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.
Six brothers, known as The Wolfpack, grew up surrounded by the bustling electricity of New York City, but were trapped within the confines of their Lower East Side apartment.
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.
Walking the Camino captures the trials and tribulations of six modern-day adventurers equipped with only a backpack, a pair of boots and an open mind on the epic 500-mile pilgrimage along Spain's 1200 year-old Camino de Santiago
In the tribal areas of Pakistan lies a town where the local industry is the handcrafting of firearms. It has been this way since long before the "War on Terror".
Damon Gameau embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as 'healthy'.
Sepideh wants to become an astronaut. She spends her nights exploring the secrets of the universe, while her family will do anything to keep her on the ground.
Winner of the Oscar for Best Documentary and produced by Sean 'P Diddy' Combs, UNDEFEATED is a classic Cinderella story which packs an emotional punch.