In December of 2010, I spent some time with urban historian Steve Duncan making our way through the underground of New York City. Starting in the Bronx and ending at the Atlantic Ocean in Jamaica Bay, Queens, our idea was to make our way from one end of New York City to the other through its myriad tunnel networks. In the process, I knew we’d also be exploring New York City’s past – making our way
Dr. Jack Kevorkian is most known for being the doctor involved in at least 130 assisted suicides. The controversy surrounding his practice was huge in the ’90′s and resulted in a prison sentence for the doctor. He was released in 2007 and has since run for congress.Kevorkian follows the doctor’s life post-incarceration and will give a look at his mindset since serving time for acts that some w
A history of the tobacco industry's lies and scams. From the US in 1953 to Africa today, the controversy between individual responsability and corporate greed is portrayed in a lucid, undaunting manner. From scientific frauds to working with organized crime, tobacco companies show their hidden agenda more clearly than ever in this theatrically released documentary.
Intrepid TV host Louis Theroux reveals the inside story of day-to-day life in one of America’s largest legal brothels. Over six weeks of a summer, Louis moved in with Lance and Susan, the brothel owners, and the working girls at the newly opened Wild Horse Resort and Spa, Reno, in the state of Nevada.As he quickly becomes entwined in the lives of the prostitutes, Louis soon realises that it’s no
All four of the Queen’s children talk frankly for the first time about their working roles as part of the Royal Family.The younger generation are also seen to be getting involved. There’s an early-morning surprise for the residents of an inner-city hostel when they come down to breakfast and find Prince William making the coffee.Prince Harry attends a strategy meeting for his African chari
A strange tale of love and lust straight from the newspaper headlines, Mr. & Mrs. bin Laden tells the story of the fourth son of Osama bin Laden’s controversial marriage to a British grandmother twice his age.It was always the most unlikely of marriages: a 51-year-old grandmother and five-time divorcée from Cheshire, to a 26-year-old Saudi man who already had a wife and child himself. The
Extraordinary Breastfeeding features three women at different stages of the breastfeeding cycle and questions why there is such a stigma attached to the amount of time women breastfeed their children.In this challenging and revealing documentary we will witness the extremes, from one mother who stopped breastfeeding at six months to another who is still breastfeeding her seven year-old daughte
Confessions of a Superhero is a feature length documentary that chronicles the lives of three mortal men and one mortal woman who make their living working as superhero characters on Hollywood Boulevard.The Hulk sold his Super Nintendo for a bus ticket to LA; Wonder Woman was a mid-western homecoming queen; Batman struggles with his anger, while Superman’s psyche is consumed by the Man of Steel.
Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek, akaThe Elvis of cultural theory, is given the floor to show of his polemic style and whirlwind-like performance. The Giant of Ljubljana is bombarded with clips of popular media images and quotes by modern-day thinkers revolving around four major issues: the economical crisis, environment, Afghanistan and the end of democracy. Zizek grabs the opportunity to rut