Ushpizin: In Jerusalems orthodox neighborhoods, its Succoth, seven days celebrating lifes essentials in a sukkot, a temporary shack of both deprivation and hospitality. A devout couple, Moshe and Mali, married nearly five years and childless, are broke and praying for a miracle. Suddenly, miracles abound: a friend finds Moshe a sukkot he says is abandoned, Moshe is the beneficiary of local charitable fundraising, and two escaped convicts arrive on Moshe and Malis doorstep in time to be their ushpizin - their guests. The miracles then become trials. Rabbinical advice, absolution, an effort to avoid anger, and a 1000-shekel citron figure in Moshes dark night of the soul.
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever: Daisy Gamble, an unusual woman who hears phones before they ring, and does wonders with her flowers...
Feelings of Mountains and Water
Feelings of Mountains and Water: Feelings of Mountains and Water (also known by several other names, including Emotion From Mountain and River, Love of Mountains and Water, Love of Nature, Landscapes, and Landscape Love) is a Chinese animated short, originally released in 1988, and directed by Te Wei, one of Chinas most prominent animation directors (Shanchun Yan and Kexuan Ma are credited as co-directors). This film uses his distinct brush painting technique, which mimics traditional Chinese watercolor painting. This was the last film Te Wei made, and it has won numerous awards at film festivals around the world
I Am: The film tells the story of young Russian in early 90s - trying to escape the army in a psychiatric clinic and after intensive compulsory treatment released years later. Then as a documentary filmmaker he gets involved in Chechen conflict. There he meets his apparent death and between life and death he recalls his life and realizes it as a life of a whole generation. (Russian with English subtitles)
Discovery - Warriors of the French Foreign Legion
Discovery - Warriors of the French Foreign Legion: Its been called an army of thieves and cutthroats. A band of hired killers. But from the burning sands of Northern Africa to the jungles of South America, whenever the odds are long and the battle fierce, the French Foreign legion has been called into action.
Executioner Pierrepoint: Father Henry and Uncle Thomas were both high-profile executioners with Henry being sensationally sacked after an 11-year career for being drunk on the job. Albert functioned as Thomas assistant carrying out hundreds of executions before he went it alone.During WWII Albert Pierrepoint was hailed as a hero he was the only Executioner allowed to cross the English Channel on a mission to end the lives of some of the most notorious Nazi criminals in history. His main claim to fame was the day he carried out 13 hangings of the war criminals from Belsen.We take a macabre look into the history of Capital Punishment examining the differences between hangings in Scotland England and Ireland. We are introduced to Alberts wife Anne with whom he never discussed his career before having a change of heart and becoming a pub landlord.We also take a look at the Royal Commission of 1949 where Pierrepoint played a vital role in deciding whether Capital Punishment was to be banned or reformed. A few executioners carried on until the 13th August 1964 when the final executions were carried out and this historical career was finally over.
Japan Behind the Mask
Japan Behind the Mask: John Pilger looks behind the popular images and stereotypes of Japan today discovering the ordinary people whose struggle does not fit the corporate image.
The War on Terror Through Muslim Eyes
The War on Terror Through Muslim Eyes: Since al-Qaeda declared holy war against the worlds only superpower a decade ago Washington has either been in denial or is no closer to understanding what really motivates al-Qaeda militants and its affiliates or how to deal with them. Despite trillions of dollars spent and the deaths of thousands of US soldiers al-Qaedas top leaders remain at large and are still claiming responsibility for attacks against Western targets as new franchises or offshoots spring up in unlikely places. Caught in the crossfire are the worlds Muslims. In this episode Empire looks at how al-Qaeda is perceived in the Muslim world.We will analyse whether the US so-called war on terror - with its deadly tactics and support for corrupt rulers - serves only to alienate Muslims driving them into the arms of extremist groups.We will ask if the US can reverse the tide of military intervention in the region and instead try to reach political solutions that involve all political parties including repressed Islamic parties.We will also discuss whether the Arab world has an answer to the al-Qaeda challenge.
Dispatches - Afghanistans Dirty War
Dispatches - Afghanistans Dirty War: As the US apologises for the recent killing of civilians in air strikes on the Farah province of Afghanistan Dispatches examines the effect these military operations are having on US-Afghan relations.Directed by Emmy and Bafta award-winning film-maker Tom Roberts this programme investigates a similar American assault on the village of Azizabad last year in which scores of civilians including dozens of women and children were killed.The film examines the reaction of the US forces - which initially declared the operation a success and denied any civilian deaths - and looks at how despite evidence to the contrary the US army remains robust in denying any wrongdoing.
The Trillion Dollar Revolutionary
The Trillion Dollar Revolutionary: This Worlds John Sweeney goes to Venezuela to investigate just how good the controversial President is at running his own country.President Hugo Chavez calls the United States Dracula and George W. Bush Mr Danger a drunk and a donkey. He can get away with being rude to the most powerful man on earth and challenging the economic might of the United States because his country sits on trillions of dollars worth of oil.He may well be considered the luckiest left-wing leader ever. Five years ago he was the victim of a right-wing coup which could have resulted in his death but the people rose up in his defence and a stronger tougher Chavez emerged.As well as a huge bank of oil Chavez has great political nous a common touch and hes won three elections in a row. Now he wants a new constitution.Crazy dictatorJohn Sweeney in VenezuelaJohn Sweeney investigates how popular Chavez is in VenezuelaBut although the poor of Venezuela love the man who was born in a mud hut his right-wing critics condemn him as a crazy dictator and point to international research that places Chavezs country as one of the most corrupt on earth.In The Trillion Dollar Revolutionary John Sweeney asks just how good is Hugo Chavez at running his own country?
Red State: Set in Middle America, a group of teens receive an online invitation for sex, though they soon encounter fundamentalists with a much more sinister agenda.
o.com - Cybersex Addiction
o.com - Cybersex Addiction: This startling documentary reveals how the internet contributes to alienation, especially in the area of human sexuality. In North America alone, more than 8 million people pursue sex online at least 11 hours a week. The internet has actually removed touch and human contact from sex. This film profiles people who find virtual encounters more liberating and exciting than encounters with real people. Nicole, a divorced 35-year old, lost her job and seeks entertainment in an adult chat room. She begins to spend more and more time there, seeking thrills and validation in cyberspace. Its all about being raunchy and kinky because it is anonymous she says. Alan, 56 and a successful lawyer, kept his obsession for pornography in check until his office connected him to the internet. He quickly became obsessed with orgasms online. It just wreaked havoc with my working life, says Alan. He started living entirely in the secret virtual world and was unable to work effectively. Eventually he sought help from an addiction clinic.
Urban Legend Story Hikiko
Urban Legend Story Hikiko: 3DCG-animated movie about Hikiko, who is a character of a Japanese urban legend. She was violently treated all the time by her parents and classmates at the elementary school and shes extremely ugly due to the constant violence. To revenge, she caught students from elementary school and drag them on the floor until theyre badly mutilated. When Revsersing Hikikos full name Mori Hikiko gives hikikomori,which means Social Withdrawal.
Horizon - Are We Still Evolving
Horizon - Are We Still Evolving: There is no question that humans are unique in the animal world. We have developed technologies that shelter us from the harshness of the environment in a way that no other creatures have managed. While polar bears evolved thick coats of blubber to insulate them from the Arctic cold, humans could skin that polar bear, and use the pelt as clothing to keep warm. Does this mean that, at some point, technological advances have stopped us evolving?
Perfect Storm - The England Riots
Perfect Storm - The England Riots: This mini-documentary film looks at the initial causes and wider context surrounding the recent England riots. Politicians refuse to acknowledge their role in creating a deeply unfair and failing society a perfect storm of police brutality city poverty and austerity measures that will only get worse unless the root problem is addressed.Did you know for the rioters to be on par with the looting by the financial bailouts corporate tax avoiders and Libyan invasion they would have to repeat the same level of damage4320 times?
Rosetta: The first scene, like almost all others, is a fighting scene. A girl, about 18, is sacked from her factory work because her trial period is over. The girl, Rosetta, is quite upset and the cops will have to arrive to get her out. She has her reasons: she lives in a caravan, with her alcoholic mother. She goes looking for work as some go to the war. Treasons, murders are in her mind, if not in her acts.
That Obscure Object of Desire
That Obscure Object of Desire: Just after boarding a train, much to the surprise of his fellow passengers, a man pours a bucket of water over a young girl on the platform. Over the next few hours he explains (and we see in flashback) how he became obsessed by her (so much so that he failed to notice that she was played by two different actresses, representing different sides of her personality), and how she tantalised him, but would never allow him to satisfy his desire for her...
Superman Restored Fanedit
Superman Restored Fanedit: This edit allow you to more strongly connect with Superman/Clark Kent and understand him more throughout his emotional journey.
Zombies Invade Pittsburg
Zombies Invade Pittsburg: Some leaky barrels of toxic waste are dumped on the banks of the delta, which may or may not be the reason for the strange occurrences at the local cemetery (heaving gravesite earth), which may or may not be the reason for the recent zombie invasion of Pittsburg and neighboring Antioch.
Total Crisis: (NOLLYWOOD Movie)...A top female Executive banker selects her spouses based on thier financial status, but she couldnt seem to make a head way. Her close friend is also engulfed in her own problems which has pitted her against her husband. The result is a full blown crisis.
Hunting For Love
Hunting For Love: A group of cultist on campus battles over supremacy. Anabel(Chika Ike) finds herself in the centre stage as she is being threatened to death by the capone.
Primetime Nightline My Kid is Transgender
Primetime Nightline My Kid is Transgender: Cynthia McFadden delves into the world of three families struggling to be supportive of their transgender kids, who face lifelong challenges as they attempt to become the people they feel they were born to be amidst a world that widely rejects them.
Bleach Movie 4 The Hell Chapter
Bleach Movie 4 The Hell Chapter: The movie is set in Hell and features a fully Hollowfied Ichigo. Kubo has stated that he has been involved from the planning and scenario stage. The Movie centers around Ichigo and his friends heading into Hell with the assistance of a man named Kokutō to stop the merging of the two realms. However, Kokutō gives Ichigo a warning - he mustnt Hollowfy in Hell, or he will lose control of his body and never be able to return...
Stephen Frys 100 Greatest Gadgets
Stephen Frys 100 Greatest Gadgets: If you had to pick your top 10 gadgets, what would they be? Stephen Fry went a step further by listing his 100 greatest gadgets
Jamelia - Shame about Single Mums
Jamelia - Shame about Single Mums: Singer Jamelia Davis is a single mum and it isnt something shes proud of. But why? After all, millions of other women in Britain are in the same boat. Jamelia sets out to explore the source of her shame through the experiences of other single mums in the past. She begins in the Victorian workhouse, where unmarried mothers were deemed unfit to raise their own children. She discovers that even in the swinging sixties the stigma was still so great that many young women felt they had no choice but to give their babies up for adoption.
A Brilliant Madness
A Brilliant Madness: A Brilliant Madness is the story of a mathematical genius whose career was cut short by a descent into madness. At the age of 30, John Nash, a stunningly original and famously eccentric MIT mathematician, suddenly began claiming that aliens were communicating with him and that he was a special messenger. Diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, Nash spent the next three decades in and out of mental hospitals, all but forgotten. During that time, a proof he had written at the age of 20 became a foundation of modern economic theory. In 1994, as Nash began to show signs of emerging from his delusions, he was awarded a Nobel Prize in Economics. The program features interviews with John Nash, his wife Alicia, his friends and colleagues, and experts in game theory and mental illness.
Pax: A plane engine explodes. A plane goes down towards the ground. It looks like the end for the people aboard. But for some of them, it is a new beginning. Up in the air between Stockholm and Oslo, we follow seven people and a heart on its way from one body to another. All seven has something they are running from. When the heavy plane body is diving down towards the ground, they see life in another perspective.
Mongolian Ping Pong
Mongolian Ping Pong: Bilike has never seen a ping-pong ball before. He and his family live without electricity and running water in a solitary tent home among the vast steppe grasslands. The magnificent landscape here has changed little since the days of Genghis Kahn. But life in the middle of nowhere can be exciting for a young boy. The smallest of details become big events for curious Bilike and his best friends Erguotou and Dawa. The mystery of the small white ball floating in the creek leads to questions about the world around them, as well as innocent mischief. Bilikes grandmother says the ball is a glowing pearl from heaven. But the boys are sceptical after waiting all night outdoors for the ball to light up. Since nobody has an idea about the odd white object, they trek to the faraway monastery to consult the wise lamas. But even the grasslands most knowledgeable inhabitants are stumped. While watching the new TV-set Dawas father has won, the boys learn about pingpong. They are excited to hear that their object is the national ball of China. Not realizing how far Beijing actually is, the determined young boys set off to return the ball to the Chinese capital...