Beyond
Beyond is a beautiful documentary by Cale Glendening featuring the photographer Joey L. and is set in Varanasi, India. They travel here with the purpose of completing Joey's photo series "Holy Men". This trip is carried out alongside a very important hindu festival where many Sadhu's will be gathered in one place. A Sadhu is a type of Hindu wondering monk, who has renounced all possessions and dedicated their life to spiritual liberation. Death is only considered to be a passing from this world of illusion and...
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A Very British Gangster
‘A Very British Gangster’ delves deep into the world of Dominic Noonan, the kingpin of one of the UKs most notorious crime families, based in Manchester. Also known by the name of Lattlay Fottfoy (an acronym for Look After Those That Look After You Fuck Off Those That Fuck Off You), Dominic has spent 22 out of his 39 years in prison with over 40 convictions under his belt, ranging from armed robberies and prison escapes to alleged gangland related murders. Film maker Donald Maclntye follows Dominic as he...
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Leonardo: The Man Who Wanted to Know Everything
Leonardo Da Vinci was much more than a painter who created work of astonishing beauty like the last supper and the Mona Lisa. He was a renaissance genius in the fields of anatomy, architecture, agriculture, music and mechanics, to name a few. Born out of wedlock, he was barred from learning Greek and Latin. This lack of a conventional education led him to an obsession with learning about the world around him through a deeply inquisitive and observing mind. The film traces Leonardo’s life from his...
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Nissan GTR
Designed to rival Porsche and Ferrari with speeds exceeding 300km/hr and an acceleration of 0 to 100km/hr in 2.8 seconds, Nissan GTR is the ultimate Japanese super car. With a design that is uniquely Japanese; square, angular and blunt, made to resemble the Gundam robots, as opposed to the conventional slick design of western super cars, the GTR has managed to challenge the theories of car design and aerodynamics. The film takes the viewer inside the Nissan megafactory, the size of 600 football pitches, to...
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Dubai’s Luxury Life
Piers Morgan hosts this documentary on what is considered one of the most extravagant cities in the world. In only 20 years, Dubai has turned from a desert into a modern oasis. For the majority of the film we are exposed, through Piers, into just how lavish and over-the-top Dubai is; Giant palm shaped islands seen from space, the only 7 star hotel, the world’s largest skyscraper, $50 million accommodations and 100,000 pound mobile phones, to name a few. Led by the visionary Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid, Dubai...
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The Truth about Payday Loans
Miquita Oliver used to be a famous television presenter and radio personality in the UK until she filed for bankruptcy in 2011. As someone who is very familiar with the burdens of having huge debts looming over her head, she hosts this documentary on payday loans. With teenagers and young adults facing rocketing unemployment rates and limited resources, many have turned to payday loans as an easy and fast means of getting cash. Their offices are in abundance and their advertisements make it seem so...
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Amazon: Truth Behind the Click
A behind the scenes look into what happens when you buy from the world’s biggest online retailer. Through testimonials of ex-employees and an undercover employee with a camera, the tough conditions for workers at Amazon are revealed. The film exposes the immense pressure the workers go through, such as racing a computerized clock every step of their shift and having to walk up to 11 miles a day inside the distribution centers. As more people around the world find it easier to do their shopping online...
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Scam City: New Orleans
The Big Easy, New Orleans, one of Americas most fascinating cities, its a melting pot of steeped in history, culture and music. But the presenter soon discovers that if you go looking for it, trouble is easy to find. The presenter finds himself in a room with a naked women and man with a baseball bat in one hand and a gun in the other, he is promptly propositioned with a game of Russian Roulette, how on earth did he end up there he asks himself. He hits town in the middle of Mardi Gras season, two week of...
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Garavito: The World’s Worst Serial Killer
20th centuries most prolific serial killer is largely unknown throughout the world, though he brutally murdered at least 140 children, posing as a priest or teacher he lured poor young boys away from their families, raped them and murdered them. Committing his crimes in various regions of Columbia South America in the 1990's he managed to elude authorities for nine long years. WHat goes on inside the mind of a serial killer? and how do the authorities go about catching one? We'll find out from the experts as we...