A singer, songwriter, actress, dancer and entrepreneur, Madonna has truly become the queen of the music industry. Follow from Madonna from her early acclaim to global stardom with plenty of controversy along the way. With her albums topping the charts and her tours selling out worldwide, for decades, Madonna has rightfully earned the title of Goddess of Pop.
Nine mountaineers attempt to become the first all-African-American team to climb Mount Denali, North America's highest peak, on the 100th anniversary of its first summit.
On the morning of the 14th December 2012, a lone gunman with a semi-automatic rifle shot his mother at home, then entered Sandy Hook Primary school massacring six adults and 20 children before taking his own life. With the gun debate raging across America, both sides set to use this atrocity for political gain, with multiple conspiracy theories being born from the chaos.
Lonnie Franklin Jr. was arrested in July 2010 after a 25 year killing spree in which it is thought he could have killed over 100 victims, potentially making him the most prolific serial killer in history. Significantly, his arrest was not the product of painstaking detective work but completely accidental, the result of a computer DNA match that linked him to a possible 20 victims.
Vidal Sassoon is more than just a hairdresser - he's a rock star, an artist, a craftsman who "changed the world with a pair of scissors." With the geometric, Bauhaus-inspired hairdos he pioneered in the 1960s and his "wash and wear" philosophy that liberated generations of women from the tyranny of the salon, Sassoon revolutionized the art of hairstyling and left an indelible mark on popular culture. This documentary traces with visual gusto the life of a self-made man whose passion and perseverance took him from an orphanage in London to the absolute pinnacle of his craft.
This landmark documentary explores the tangled relationship between the movies and their fabled hometown – as seen entirely through the films themselves.
A "gentle rekindling of the human spirit" brought child survivors of the Buchenwald concentration camp out of despair and moved them to create remarkable lives for themselves.
On the 75th anniversary of the epic D-Day landings, this documentary uncovers the incredible story of Ireland’s unknown but critical role in WWII and how – in the summer of 1944 - the timing of the D-Day landings came to hinge on readings taken by a 21-year-old girl in a tiny remote weather station on Europe’s most westerly headland.
This election year, as we exercise our fundamental right to vote, and questions about our democracy begin to emerge as we face uncertainty. It's important to remember just how precious and valuable our democracy—as imperfect as it may be— really is.
Jailed for life in 2011 for killing her husband, Sally Challen was convicted on the unanimous decision of the jury. The result provoked little surprise among her friends and family, yet evidence later revealed that Challen was the victim of coercive control from her husband, who would manage her social life and spending. With fewer than 10% of appeals ever quashing a conviction, this documentary is a compelling case for the need for greater nuance in the law and its reporting.
Tatiana and Krista Hogan are conjoined twins, who are joined at the head. They share parts of their brains. The twins are happy together most of the time; they are the best of friends. The film observes them as they play together and with other members of the family and other children. Looking after them all is a full-time job for both parents who are assisted by a set of grandparents, who are living in a house trailer parked in the driveway and, financially, by the government.
In this gripping crime doc, Nick Broomfield uncovers the true story of who really murdered hip-hop icons Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. in the late 1990's.
Ripped from international headlines, The Hacker Wars takes you to the front lines of the high-stakes battle over the fate of the Internet, freedom and privacy.
It’s Not Yet Dark is a feature length documentary telling the story of Simon Fitzmaurice, a talented Irish Filmmaker who is living with Motor Neurone Disease.
The pursuit of Christopher Halliwell by Detective Steve Fulcher has been one of the biggest crime stories in recent years, captivating the public's attention. Spanning more than a decade, multiple murders, two much-publicised trials and one irreparably damaged career, it is a story of the dogged pursuit of a serial-killer by a police officer determined to get justice for the families of his victims.
Spanning 365 days of filming and sourcing 10,000 hours of footage, this controversial film documents 23 of the known 24 suicides from the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge in 2004.
Filmed over one fire season, Wildland is a sweeping yet deeply personal account of a single wildland firefighting crew as they struggle with fear, loyalty, dreams, and demons. What emerges is a rich story of working-class men — their exterior world, their interior lives and the fire that lies between.
Frackman tells the story of Dayne ‘Frackman’ Pratzky’s struggle against international gas companies. Australia will soon become the world’s biggest gas exporter, as more than 30,000 wells are sunk in Dayne’s home of Queensland, with many requiring controversial ‘fracking’. He and his neighbours have unwittingly become the centre of a massive industrial landscape and they have little power to fight the wishes of the $200 billion industry.
The Thread is a groundbreaking documentary that exposes the undeniable impact amateur internet writers are having on journalism today. Following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, amateur internet sleuths took to Twitter and Reddit, intent on identifying the individuals responsible. The ensuing investigation led to an innocent young man being charged with the crime, thus changing the face of journalism forever.
Princess Diana: A Life After Death is different from many of the recent programmes commemorating the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death. It is not just an anniversary programme. It is a powerful summary of Princess Diana’s historical, political and social legacy.
The film follows Mariam and a diverse team of fellow refugee women who call their camp home as they set out to change their fate by launching a catering company, ‘Soufra’, and then expand its reach outside the camp with a food truck business. Together, they heal the wounds of war through the unifying power of food while taking their future into their own hands.
Ten years later after his first film about serial killer Aileen Wuornos, Nick Broomfield returns to uncover why she's changed her story after years of proclaiming her innocence.
Sylvia: Tracing Blood plots the clandestine and violent path of international spy Sylvia Raphael, a South African woman who infiltrated Israel's enemies, emerging as a top female Mossad agent.
Thirty years after recording the first platinum rap album "Rapper's Delight," the original Sugarhill Gang come back to reclaim their identities and rightful place in hip hop history.
Go underneath the surface to explore the prejudices and cultural bias that dark-skinned women face throughout the world.
A look into the admissions process of one of the world's most famous film schools - La Fémis.
Across the world, children overcome extraordinary obstacles fuelled by their indomitable yearning to learn. A powerful, moving, and humbling story of the human spirit.
A story of love and revolution, Alias Ruby Blade tells of one courageous woman’s journey from undercover agent to First Lady of East Timor and the untold story of the birth of a new nation.
Nominated for an Academy Award and widely considered one of the most important political films ever made, The War at Home vividly chronicles the anti-war protest movement of the 1960's and 70's.
Follow Marina Abramovic as she prepares for her 2010 career retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York