A Life Exposed: Robyn Beeche
Australian photographer Robyn Beeche, renowned in London for her iconic 80s images, was celebrated for her ground-breaking photographs of painted bodies, and collaborations with counter-culture personalities Zandra Rhodes, Vivienne Westwood, Leigh Bowery and Divine.
A Sad Flower in the Sand
The world of John Fante, his writing, his characters and his most famous novel, Ask the Dust.
“One can lie with words, but not with music.” Alena Cherny is a concert pianist through and through. Her playing reveals everything from sorrow and rage to enthusiasm and love.
A respected woman from Mali uses the song tradition of the griots to educate the population of a mining community on HIV/AIDS.
Banana Pancakes and the Children of Sticky Rice
When a small village in rural Laos, reachable only by boat, becomes a backpacker destination the influx of tourists profoundly alters the village. The emerging market challenges the population and divides two childhood friends who compete for business.
Between 2 Houses
A short drama about a man and a woman's unspoken relationship.
Cinema Komunisto takes us on a journey through the rise and fall of a nation as told through the decaying remains of its film industry.
Daughters of Wisdom
An intimate portrait of the nuns of Kala Rongo, a rare and exceptional Buddhist Monastery exclusively for women in remote northeastern Tibet.
Drokpa, Nomands of Tibet
Set high on the plateau of eastern Tibet, Drokpa portrays the lives and struggles of one tribe of Tibetan nomads whose life is on the cusp of irreversible change.
Football Under Cover
Narmila is on the Iranian Women's national football team, they’re dedicated, they train, they love football, but they have one problem, they are not allowed to compete.
Four Wives – One Man
From the maker of the award-winning Prostitution Behind the Veil, Nahid Persson’s latest film is an intimate, often humorous, portrait of four wives, Farang, Goli, Shahpar and Ziba, their husband, an astoundingly free-spoken mother-in-law and their numerous children.
Rural Poland comes alive as very poor farmers struggle to adopt a new form of government welfare a goat.
Heroines of the Pipes
Heroines of the Pipes take us into the little known world of the tobacco pipe, those who make them and those who collect them. Seen as a gentleman’s hobby, the world’s leading pipe makers are two Danish women.
I Will Not Lose
The GDR may have been a small country, but it was a highly successful sporting nation. Its recruitment program picked out talented children and ruthlessly shaped their lives and bodies.
Jean Rhys; They Destroyed all the Roses
Perhaps one of the most underrated writers of her time, Jean Rhys, her character, her life and her work, unfold in this compassionate account of her career.
Journey of a Red Fridge
A trek with one of the many child porters of Nepal.
Life @ Lowlands
"Lowlands Safari" follows visitors of Holland's most celebrated cultural fesitval as they adapt to co-existing in an instant community. Featuring Foo-fighters, Enter Shakiri, Triggerfinger et al.
Life on the Border
A remarkable documentary depicting eight Kurdish and Yazidis children from Kobani and Shengal who record their lives and experiences in the wake of brutal attacks and abductions of family members by ISIS. A deeply moving portrait told in a cinematic scale that brings to home the current refugee crisis.
Little Black Dress
The ubiquitous Little Black Dress; its story is also a story of the evolution of the modern woman. From clothing the femme fatale of the 40s to the soft vulnerable coquette of Audrey Hepburn’s Holly Golightly this dress has morphed in step with the times.
Living with Van Gogh
Like lottery ticket holders when the lottery keeps getting postponed or contested, owners of supposed Van Goghs live in a constant state of tension, forever wondering if their property is the real thing.
Magnitogorsk; Forging the New Man
Russia's Magnitogorsk was a spectacular example of the will and determination to forge a new world and a new man. What happened to those people and to Magnitogorsk? We look at it then, a stunning example of an ideology at work, and we look at it and its people today.
Marina of the Zabbaleen
Enter the extraordinary world of seven-year-old Marina. She is an imaginative, smart, beautiful child and her story leads us into the never-before-seen Muqqattam garbage-recycling village in Cairo.
Moving Stills - Kadir van Lohuizen
Award winning photo journalist, Kadir van Lohuizen wants to affect the news media by bringing attention to forgotten conflicts and the effects of humanitarian and environmental disasters.
My Stolen Revolution
Filmmaker Nahid Sarvestani was a young left-wing student when the Iranian revolution broke out in 1979. The winners are well-known and are in power to this day. The left-wing political movement that she was part of was among the losers. Many of her fellow students and comrades vanished into jail and never came out again, among them was her brother Rostam. Nahid managed to flee to Sweden.
Napoleon for a While
A musician and a filmmaker, Wolfgang Kroner has struggled and hoped for 30 years to become known as an artist.
Nasseredin Shah and his 84 Wives
In 1842 the 11 year-old heir to the Persian throne received a camera from Queen Victoria of England. In the following decades he documented his life, revealing to the public eye what it was never supposed to see.
No Lands Song
Since the 1979 revolution, women in Iran have been banned from singing solo. So what happens when filmmaker Ayat Najafi’s sister decides to stage an all-female concert?
Not in My Backyard
NOT IN MY BACKYARD is about two convicted sexual offenders in Miami, Florida and deals with one of the great taboo topics of our society: the rehabilitation of child abusers.
Over the Hill
Sunny Bergman goes to American to find out why it is that at 34 she already feels over the Hill.
Former Swedish cover girl Agneta Eckemyr’s days of living the high-life are over. At one time, her life seemed like a dream come true for many young women. She was a sexy and beautiful model with a promising movie career, then turned clothes designer with a celebrity clientele, today at 62, she is alone and broke.
What is it like to be a child in a third world country? PUNAM will take you there.
Que Caramba es la Vida
Mexico City’s Plaza Garibaldi is the epicenter of mariachi music. Though Mariachi is an essential part of Mexican culture, it is considered a man’s domain. Que Caramba es la Vida follows the women of mariachi, an underrepresented but bold presence on the Plaza Garibaldi
Salla, Selling the Silence
Salla, a small Finnish town on the border of Lapland. As we see from sprightly 8mm home movies, it was where filmmaker Markku Tuurna and his boyhood friend, Jyrki, spent many joyous years skiing, sledding, swimming, boating and fishing in the huge natural reserve.
60 years after the sexual revolution Slut Phobia asks, are women really sexually free or are they still judged by the double standard?
Is it possible that some people can read your mind, or look into the future? How is it that some people can cure themselves in the last stages of a deadly cancer? Does mind over matter really exist, and if so, how do we explain it? People claim to 'see' distant objects or places. Do they really 'see' something? Filmmaker Renée Scheltema wants to know.
Pashmina, the finest cashmere wool. Paradoxically, the finest of wools comes from the harshest of places. The Himalayan plateau of Ladakh’s cold, gritty, rocky conditions produces the fine warm undergrowth in Pashmina goats creating the luxurious wool Pashmina.
Stories From Lakka Beach
In Lakka, a small beach village in Sierra Leone whose international story has been dominated by a rebel war, a colorful mix of villagers tell their own stories of war, love, god, tradition and foreigners. Together they tell us the story about a worn torn community in a peaceful Sierra Leone.
Stuff Everywhere is a lively quest to find what connects people and stuff. Featuring Benjamin Barber, Giles Slade, Tim Jackson and Damaris Matthijsen.
Sunny Side of Sex
Philosopher/Filmmaker Sunny Bergman travels to Uganda, China, India and Cuba to compare attitudes about sex, love, femininity and body image.
Superjews of Ajax
A film about symbols and identity. An Israeli woman living in Amsterdam investigates why fans of the Ajax soccer team have appropriated the nickname "Superjews" – complete with Star of David hats, Israeli flags and songs like "Hava Nagila."
The Mothers of Munch
In almost every biography of painter Edvard Munch, it is his father's side of the family that gets the most prominence. And indeed, the Munch side of the family boasts a colourful gallery of priests, deans, painters and writers, distinguished and obscure.
The 24 Hour Art Practice
The 24 Hour Art Practice traces the journey of Dr. Oei (OHD), a whimsical Indonesian art collector who amassed one of the most significant collections of modern Indonesian art.
The Forgotten Army
When the Berlin Wall crumbled down in 1989 and six months later East and West Germany united, more than 250.000 highly skilled East German soldiers lost their jobs, their homeland and everything they believed in.
The Hermitazniks, A Passion for the Hermitage
A treasury of anecdotes about the Hermitage from the people who have seen it through the storms of 20th century Russia.
The Man Who Wanted to Change the World
Should we stop waiting for government and science to solve our problems and take action ourselves? Artist and visionary Peter Westerveld thinks so.
The Queen and I
Thirty-two years ago, Nahid Persson Sarvestani took part in the revolution which brought down Iran’s monarchy driving the Shah and his queen, Farah Diba, into exile. Betrayed by the revolution, Nahid was also forced into exile.
The Road to Diyarbekir
Legendary Kurdish musician Ciwan Haco lives a double-life. An exile, eking out an existence in the small Swedish village of Gävle, he lives with his wife and children. In Gävle he is just another asylum seeker in the cold, snowy landscape. Not many people know that he is a superstar and folk hero among Kurds all over the world.
The Sari Soldiers
Filmed over three years during the most pivotal time in Nepal’s modern history, The Sari Soldiers tells the extraordinary story of six very different women’s bold efforts to shape Nepal’s future. Caught in the midst of an escalating civil war and the King’s crackdown on civil liberties each of these women struggle for a new Nepal.
The Silent Truth
Is there an army cover up of the rape and murder of women soldiers?
The Tale of the White Whale
In 1965, the Beluga whale 'Moby' was caught off the coast of Canada, put in a holding tank and taken on board a freighter. He was destined for a zoo in England. But one year later, Moby caught the attention of the world as he was discovered swimming into Europe through the Rhine River.
The Tundra Tale
At the outermost edge of Europe, 150 kilometers away from the nearest road lies the picturesque Sami village of Krasnoschchelye. It is the ancestral home of Alexandra Artieva and her family, traditional tundra reindeer herders. But they have a problem, their life sustaining tundra is also rich in minerals and other resources.
Wanderers of the North
Life on Siberia's tundra, Taimyr reindeer journey from the mountains of the south to the shores of arctic ocean risking hazards of weather, terrain and the tundra's predators.
Wind of Change
Wind of Change is a powerful document on how climate change is affecting a small farming family in Kenya.