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  • Angry Monk

    Angry Monk - Gendun Choephel, a legendary figure in Tibet, turned from the monastic life he was born to (as the reincarnation of a Buddhist lama), to become a fierce critic of his country's religious conservatism and isolationism.

  • Antonio Negri - The biography and current relevance of the sociologist and political philosopher, co-authoer of EMPIRE, and his role as an intellectual leader of the anti-globalization movement.

  • As a Young Girl of Thirteen - Holocaust survivor Simone Lagrange vividly recounts her experiences in Auschwitz, and the role she played in bringing Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie to justice.

  • August Sander - A portrait of one of the most important photographers of the 20th century, who though uncelebrated in his own lifetime, pioneered social documentary photography.

  • B

  • Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery

    Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery - For nearly 40 years, Wolfgang Beltracchi fooled the international art world and was responsible for the biggest art forgery scandal of the postwar era.

  • Ben Barka - A biography of Moroccan opposition leader Mehdi Ben Barka, abducted on the streets of Paris and murdered in 1965, the infamous "Ben Barka affair."

  • Between Two-Spirit - Neither man nor woman, Chris is a "Two-Spirit," in between genders.

  • Black Africa White Marble - A contemporary David-and-Goliath story that sheds a harsh light on the colonial past and troubled present of The Republic of Congo.

  • A Boatload of Wild Irishmen

    A Boatload of Wild Irishmen - The life and work of legendary director Robert Flaherty ("Nanook of the North"), the "father of documentary."

  • C

  • Chantal Akerman Four Films - Four documentaries spanning two decades are included in this 5-disc box set, with a 16-page booklet and bonus film about the late filmmaker.

  • The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg - The entrepreneur, diplomat and art collector Uli Sigg has played a role in the transformation of China's art world since the 1970s.

  • Clara Lemlich - The story of the young, Jewish, Ukrainian-born woman who in 1909 sparked the 'Uprising of the 20,000' -- the first massive strike of New York City garment workers.

  • Constant, Avant le Depart

    Constant, Avant le Depart - Filmed shortly before Constant Nieuwenhuys' death, this is an intimate glimpse into the life and work of the painter, urban theorist, and influential member of the European avant-garde.

  • Conversations with Roy DeCarava - The life of the first black photographer to win a Guggenheim Fellowship.

  • D

  • Dark Star: H. R. Giger's World - Meet the Oscar-winner behind the ALIEN xenomorph and architect of nightmares.

  • A Day With the President - A full day - from 4.00am until 11.00pm - in the life of President Nelson Mandela.

  • Duncan Campbell Scott: The Poet and the Indians

    Duncan Campbell Scott: The Poet and the Indians - The story of the prominent early Canadian literary figure - who was also a civil servant responsible for a brutal Native assimilation program.

  • E

  • Edward Said: The Last Interview - An extended discussion with Prof. Edward Said filmed less than a year before his death. The noted literary critic and Palestinian activist delivers his final testament about his life and work as a committed intellectual.

  • Eileen Gray - The reknowned designer and architect Eileen Gray was always ahead of her time; thirty years after her death she is still considered the very essence of the Modern.

  • El Sicario, Room 164 - The story of a hitman for the drug cartels, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

  • F

  • Facing Death

    Facing Death - Elisabeth Kübler-Ross's seminal book "On Death and Dying," brought her international fame. This intimate portrait was filmed in 2002, when she lived secluded in the desert, awaiting - as she says - her own death.

  • Facing Death - Elisabeth Kübler-Ross's seminal book "On Death and Dying," brought her international fame. This intimate portrait was filmed in 2002, when she lived secluded in the desert, awaiting - as she says - her own death.

  • Floating -

    Yang is a 30-year-old itinerant singer with a complicated love life, illegally busking in China's big cities, trying to evade the authorities. Which he does, for a while...

  • Flower in Otomi - Tells the story of Deni Prieto Stock, killed by the Mexican army in 1973.

  • Fold Crumple Crush: The Art of El Anatsui

    Fold Crumple Crush: The Art of El Anatsui - A powerful portrait of Africa's most widely acclaimed contemporary artist El Anatsui.

  • Foucault Against Himself - Captures the energy and fierce intellect of the philosopher and the key, sometimes contradictory, elements of his work.

  • Freddy Ilanga: Che's Swahili Translator - A documentary about Freddy Ilanga, an African man whose life was abruptly transformed through a chance encounter with Che Guevara.

  • Fundi - Friend and advisor to Martin Luther King, FUNDI reveals the instrumental role that Ella Baker played in shaping the American civil rights movement.

  • Fundi

    Fundi - Friend and advisor to Martin Luther King, FUNDI reveals the instrumental role that Ella Baker played in shaping the American civil rights movement.

  • G

  • Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez - The story of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of One Hundred Years of Solitude and Nobel Prize winner.

  • Glassy-Eyed - After painter Bill Utermohlen was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, he began his greatest body of work - a decade-long series of self-portraits chronicling his journey into dementia.

  • Guerrilla Grannies - Women veterans of Mozambique's independence war offer an intimate view of the country's troubled history since 1975.

  • H

  • How Putin Came to Power

    How Putin Came to Power - A detailed investigation, with archives and exclusive interviews with the participants, into how Vladimir Putin rose from mayoral aide in St. Petersburg, to President of Russia, in only eight years.

  • I

  • I For India - A chronicle of immigration, from the Sixties to the present day, as seen through the eyes of one Asian family and their 40 years worth of Super 8mm home movies.

  • In Motion: Amiri Baraka - Biographical profile of the out-spoken African-American writer.

  • In Search of Memory - The life and work of one of the most important neuroscientists of the 20th century, Nobel Prize winner Eric Kandel.

  • Irish Voices

    Irish Voices - Examines an unusual loophole in Britain's attempt to quell media access in the Irish conflict.

  • J

  • Jacques Lacan Speaks - A unique film from the archives, a documentary based on a 1971 university speaking appearance by Jacques Lacan (1901-1981), the most influential psychoanalyst after Freud.

  • Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir - From 1967, for the first time on video or DVD, a portrait of two of the most influential and controversial writers and thinkers of the 20th century. They discuss their work, lives, and the role of intellectuals in modern society.

  • Joe Polowsky: An American Dreamer - The story of an American World War II veteran who met the Russians at the Elbe River, and who dedicated his life to promoting peace.

  • K

  • Kim's Story: The Road from Vietnam

    Kim's Story: The Road from Vietnam - The story of Kim Phuc, the subject of perhaps the most famous photograph of the Vietnam War, is a story of the personal and public healing of wounds from this century's longest, most divisive war.

  • L

  • Latest News from the Cosmos - It wasn't until Helene was 20 years old that her parents discovered that their autistic daughter was able to not only communicate, but to write deeply complex, philosophical and poetic work.

  • Lomax the Songhunter - Alan Lomax (1915-2002) traveled the world with his recording equipment, capturing folk songs.

  • Lotman's World - The story of Yuri Lotman (1922-1993), little-known - except maybe in Estonia! - pioneer of semiotics.

  • The Loving Story

    The Loving Story - Oscar-shortlist selection, this is the definitive account of Loving v. Virginia, the landmark 1967 Supreme Court decision that legalized interracial marriage.

  • M

  • Machito - The Cuban band leader Frank "Machito" Grillo.

  • Marguerite, A Reflection of Herself - A personal portrait of the great French writer Marguerite Duras. Made with home moves, archives, film extracts, readings, and television interviews filmed over many years.

  • Mayor of the West Side - What happens when love gets in the way of letting go? As a teenager with multiple disabilities prepares for his Bar Mitzvah, his family and community consider what Mark's life will be like when they are no longer able to protect him.

  • Mobutu

    Mobutu - The definitive history and visual record of the rise and fall of Joseph Désiré Mobutu, ruler of Zaire (the Congo) for over 30 years.

  • Monte Grande - How do body and mind exist as an integrated whole? The eminent neurobiologist Francisco Varela devoted his entire life to answering this question. Featuring His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama

  • Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance - The story of artistic genius Ohad Naharin, one of the most important choreographers in the world, who redefined the language of modern dance.

  • Multiple - For six years, actor and director Alison Peebles has been keeping a secret: she has multiple sclerosis. Now, in the midst of working on an important TV series, she finds she can no longer hide her symptoms. She's afraid this revelation may destroy her career — and she'll also have to kiss goodbye to her sexy, high-heeled shoes.

  • Mustapha Kemal Ataturk

    Mustapha Kemal Ataturk - The story of the founder of the Republic of Turkey, called Atatürk ("the father of the Turks").

  • N

  • Naji Al-Ali - Examines the forces that shaped cartoonist Naji Al-Ali as an artist, as a human being, and shows how his experiences mirror those of other exiled Palestinians.

  • The Nine Lives of Norodom Sihanouk - The life story of Norodom Sihanouk, by turns Cambodia's King, Prime Minister, Prince, Head of State for Life, Exile, and Prisoner.

  • No Man's Land: Women Frontline Journalists - Profiles members of a rare breed: women war correspondents.

  • Notes on Marie Menken

    Notes on Marie Menken - The story of the "mother of avante-garde film"—the influential experimental filmmaker who inspired artists such as Stan Brakhage, Andy Warhol, and Kenneth Anger.

  • Nothing is Forgiven - The story of Zineb El Rhazoui, a young Moroccan woman who, in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack, finds her life radically transformed: from a censored journalist in Morocco, she becomes the most protected woman of France.

  • O

  • One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevich - Filmmaker Chris Marker's homage to his friend and colleague, Andrei Tarkovsky. A unique and intimate portrait of the legendary Russian filmmaker.

  • The Other Day - Filmmaker Ignacio Aguero's gentle exploration of home, family, history and Chilean society.

  • Out of Place

    Out of Place - Traces the life and work of Edward Said (1935-2003), the Palestinian-born intellectual who wrote widely on history, literature, music, philosophy and politics.

  • Outsider - Judith Scott had Down syndrome, was deaf, and did not speak. Yet after 35 years of institutionalization, with the help of a sister who never gave up on her, she emerged to create a series of sculptures that have fascinated and mystified art experts and collectors around the world.

  • P

  • Photo Souvenir - Philippe Koudjina was once a renowned portrait photographer in Niger, but now, due to injury and illness, he barely ekes out an existence, while his contemporaries Sidibe and Keita have gone on to international success.

  • Picasso and Sima, Antibes 1946 - In 1946, Pablo Picasso asked fellow artist Michel Sima to document Picasso's artwork-in-progress.

  • Proteus

    Proteus - Animated exploration of the 19th century's fascination with the undersea world, and portrait of biologist and artist Ernst Haeckel, who found in the sea depths an ecstatic fusion of science and art.

  • R

  • Regular or Super - A lovely introduction to Mies van der Rohe, one of the 20th century's most influential architects, and a stimulating examination of modernism and urban environments.

  • Renzo Piano - An intimate working portrait of the world-renowned, non-conformist architect, designer of the Pompidou Center in Paris, the Menil Collection museum in Houston and the Kansai airport in Japan.

  • Resist - Chronicles the history and mission behind The Living Theatre, one of the most significant companies in the history of American theatre and the avant garde.

  • A Road to Mecca

    A Road to Mecca - The story of Leopold Weiss, a Viennese Jew who converted to Islam in the 1920's and became the Muslim scholar Muhammad Asad.

  • Roque Dalton - It was once illegal to read books by Roque Dalton, one of El Salvador's most celebrated poets, in his own country.

  • Running Mate - Eye-opening examination of cartoonists' portrayal of Geraldine Ferraro during her unsuccessful candidacy for the U.S. Vice Presidency.

  • S

  • Santiago Calatrava's Travels - A fascinating portrait of world famous artist, engineer, architect and urban studies scholar Santiago Calatrava, and an interdisciplinary reflection on the perception and impact of architecture.

  • The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger

    The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger - A multi-faceted portrait of artist, philosopher, writer, storyteller and "radical humanist" John Berger.

  • Seven Songs for Malcolm X - An homage to the inspirational African-American civil rights leader.

  • Shigeru Ban - A profile of the Japanese architect noted for his use of inexpensive construction materials, such as cardboard tubes, used in prefab housing adopted by the UN High Commission for Refugees.

  • The Silence of Mark Rothko - With his imposing canvasses, pure color and texture, Mark Rothko sought to express fundamental human emotions.

  • Sociology is a Martial Art

    Sociology is a Martial Art - An introduction to the work of Influential sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, whose 40 books and countless articles represent a renovation and application of social science.

  • Sol LeWitt - Explores the artist's work and philosophy, using extensive interviews and documentation of artwork installed around the world.

  • Svetlana About Svetlana - A rare filmed interview with Svetlana Alliluyeva, Joseph Stalin's daughter.

  • T

  • Tatsumi - The life and work of Japanese comics artist Yoshihiro Tatsumi-a manga pioneer who elevated the genre to a new level of creative expression and adult realism.

  • To Chris Marker, An Unsent Letter

    To Chris Marker, An Unsent Letter - A cinematic love letter to filmmaker Chris Marker.

  • The Two Lives of Eva - The complicated, traumatic story of a young woman, the filmmaker's mother, a well-off, Polish Lutheran before WWII, who afterwards married a Jewish Warsaw ghetto survivor.

  • W

  • We Loved Each Other So Much - The Lebanese singer Hoda Nouhad Haddad, better known as Fairuz, is a legend in the Arab world. The stories of diverse Beirut inhabitants and of their love for her provide a moving commentary on Lebanon's tumultuous history.

  • When Memory Comes: A Film about Saul Friedlander - The noted historian's lifelong quest to describe the extermination of the European Jews.

  • The Writers of Today

    The Writers of Today - A series of dialogues with five of the foremost writers of the twentieth century.

  • Z

  • Zygosis - A radical and humorous electronic homage to John Heartfield, anti-Nazi German satirist who pioneered the photomontage.

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