The God Who Wasnt There
The God Who Wasnt There: Documentary filmmaker Brian Flemming examines the Bible and discusses the history of early Christianity, raising doubts as to whether the New Testament personage Jesus ever really existed. Flemming examines the similarity of the Jesus story to other savior myths of the time and points to inexplicable gaps in early Christian history that combine to shed doubt on the Bibles Jesus story.
Ayn Rand A Sense of Life
Ayn Rand A Sense of Life: Ayn Rand was born in 1905 in St. Petersberg, Russia. She escaped to America in 1926 amidst the rise of Soviet Communism. She remained in the United States for the rest of her life, where she became a much respected author of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. The themes of freedom and individualism were to be her lifes passion, and would win her a devoted following among readers. Her books continue to sell over 300,000 copies each year. Upon her arrival in America, Ayn Rand applied for a screenwriting position at the DeMille Studios in Hollywood. On that same day, a chance meeting with DeMille brought her to the set of The King of Kings where she was hired as an extra for the film. But, it wasnt until her 1936 Broadway success, Night of January 16th, that she first achieved fame as a writer. The play, a courtroom drama that was tried before a jury drawn from the audience each night, had two endings for each verdict. Although a success, it was Ayns first struggle to keep the integrity of her script intact from those who did not share her vision.
Blind Spot Hitlers Secretary
Blind Spot Hitlers Secretary: Traudl Junge was Adolf Hitlers private secretary, from Autumn 1942 until the collapse of the Nazi regime. She worked for him at the Wolfsschanze in Obersalzberg, on his private train and, finally, in his bunker in the besieged capital. It was Traudl Junge to whom Hitler dictated his final testament. In her first ever on-camera interview, 81-year-old Junge talks about her unique life. In the spring of 2001, Andre Heller succeeded in convincing Traudl Junge how valuable it is to record her unique memories. Fifty-six years after the end of the Second World War, an important eyewitness reveals her experiences to us. What she saw and heard turned her into an furious opponent of National Socialism; an opponent, moreover, who is still painfully aware and seems incapable of forgiving the young girl she once was--for her naivete, ignorance, and her liking for Hitler.
The Enemies of Reason
The Enemies of Reason: Scientist Richard Dawkins turns a hostile eye on the world of alternative medicine.
Taxi to the Dark Side
Taxi to the Dark Side: An in-depth look at the torture practices of the United States in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, focusing on an innocent taxi driver in Afghanistan who was tortured and killed in 2002.
In the Year of the Pig
In the Year of the Pig: Made in 1968, in the midst of the antiwar movement, this documentary examines the nation of Vietnam and vividly portrays the wars most brutal battles, including the Tet Offensive. Vietnam In the Year of the Pig covers French colonialist rule right through to the United States involvement in the war. The footage contains powerful and unforgettable images, including clips of the Buddhist monk who set himself on fire to protest the war
Gonzo The Life and Work of Dr Hunter S Thompson
Gonzo The Life and Work of Dr Hunter S Thompson: Fueled by a raging libido, Wild Turkey, and superhuman doses of drugs, Thompson was a true free lance, goring sacred cows with impunity, hilarity, and a steel-eyed conviction for writing wrongs. Focusing on the good doctors heyday, 1965 to 1975, the film includes clips of never-before-seen (nor heard) home movies, audiotapes, and passages from unpublished manuscripts.
Bus 174: Documentary depicts what happened in Rio de Janeiro on June 12th 2000, when bus 174 was taken by an armed young man, threatening to shoot all the passengers. Transmitted live on all Brazilian TV networks, this shocking and tragic-ending event became one of violences most shocking portraits, and one of the scariest examples of police incompetence and abuse in recent years.