Hoop Dreams is a 1994 documentary film directed by Steve James. It follows the story of two black high school students in Chicago and their dream of becoming professional basketball players. Originally intended to be a 30-minute short produced for the Public Broadcasting Service, it eventually led to five years of filming and 250 hours of footage. It premiered at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival
What will our future look like? Floating cities, flying to work and traveling in cars capable of operating underwater? And how will technology advance to make use of our natural resources to help feed our growing population in such areas as food, water and electricity? The era of smog-filled skies will be over, because fewer of us will be driving cars. There will no longer be the use for cars a
Through a series of interviews, this film argues that the bizarre events surrounding the 9/11 attacks, and the equally bizarre prosecution of the so-called “war on terror”, can be more credibly understood in the wider context of an imminent divergence between the supply and demand of global oil.
One of the most vivid depictions of the horrors of Nazi Concentration Camps. Filmed in 1955 at several concentration camps in Poland, the film combines new color and black and white footage with black and white newsreels, footage shot by the victorious allies, and stills, to tell the story not only of the camps, but to portray the horror of man’s brutal inhumanity.
This two part series, which originally aired on Channel 4 back in January 2006, explores the beliefs that are treated as fact by many followers of religion and what Dawkins describes as the ‘process of non-thinking called faith’.
An undercover investigation into mosques in the UK which are run by organisations whose public faces are presented as moderate but whose preachers condemn democracy and praise the Taliban for killing British soldiers.
A fascinating documentary looking at the increasing power of large global businesses and the impact this is having on society.
McLibel is a documentary movie which tells the story of political activists, Helen Steel and Dave Morris who were taken to court by the McDonalds fast food chain for claims they had made about the company. The couple had accused McDonalds of paying low wages for staff, poor treatment of animals, environmental damage and advertising to children. The trial which followed turned into the longest in
This episode investigates the truth behind snuff movies. It features the 1997 German case where Ernst Dieter Korzen and Stefan Michael Mahn kidnapped a prostitute and recorded her torture. It includes an interview with British Detective Superintendent Michael Hames.