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John Brown's Body at San Quentin Prison - Prisoners Heal Through Theater
...life sentences for murder at San Quentin prison. These two histories meet through a drama workshop whose sole occupation is to mount a live stage production...
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Pet Fooled - Secrets from the Commercial Pet Food Industry
...documentary offers an in depth look at the commercial pet food industry. Through interviews with those who lost their pets to the negligence of commercially...
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In Song and Dance - The 1964 Eisteddfod Performing Arts Competition
In 1964, communities from all over the Northern Territory sent performers to compete in the annual Eisteddfod - an amateur contest for choral groups, dancers and musicians. The host city of Darwin became a meeting place for men, women and…
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The Gillian Film
...distinctive thought styles and cognitive capacities. Ultimately, however, through an examination of one life defined a different, The Gillian Film explores...
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The A-List
Episode 24 of The 23 Greatest Solo Piano Works Series
Survey nine iconic piano pieces from Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Rubinstein, Dvorak, and Debussy; the stories behind their writing; and the often amusing ways in which these works have taken root in our culture. Contemplate the scope of the…
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Aboriginal and Colonial Myths of Australia
Episode 12 of Great Mythologies of the World Course 4 - Asia and the Pacific
Australian mythology, like its wildlife, has features found nowhere else. Discover the mysterious underworld, from where most of life arose from the ground; encounter the Totemic Ancestors; hear tales of the creation of the world during Dream Time; and explore…
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A Year in Champagne - The History of the Champagne Region in France
...guide, we get a rare glimpse behind the scenes into the real Champagne through six houses, from small independent makers like Champagne Saint-Chamant,...
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From Wharf Rats to Lords of the Docks - A Play About the Man Behind the American Labor Movement
...failed to deport this Australian radical. And through it all he always had a twinkle in his eye, through all those trials and divorces and Jack Daniels...
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Spirit of Cape Verde - The First President of Cape Verde After Independence Visits New England
This documentary reportage chronicles the first state visit to the United States in 1983 by Aristides Pereira, Cape Verde's first president after independence. Highlights include an overview of the Cape Verdean communities in the Fox Point section of Providence and…
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The Battle of Russia - Part Two
Documentary revealing the nature and process of the fight between the Soviet Union and Germany in the Second World War. Winner of Best Documentary at the Academy Awards. Selected for the National Film Registry by the National Film Preservation Board.
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The Romantic Age In English Literature
... The period's literary themes and social currents are explored through extensive excerpts from Wordsworth, Byron, Shelley and Keats; biographical notes...
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Elvis: Return To Tupelo
...journey that would take him from the wrong side of the tracks in Tupelo through Memphis to worldwide iconic status. Interviews, recordings, photographs...
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Life Explodes
Part of the Series: NOVA - Australia's First 4 Billion Years
PBS
How did life storm the beaches and dominate planet Earth? Ancient Australian fossils offer clues in Life Explodes . Half a billion years ago, Australia was still part of the super-continent Gondwana. The ocean were teeming with weird and wonderful…
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Monsters
Part of the Series: NOVA - Australia's First 4 Billion Years
PBS
Monsters begins Down Under at the dawn of the Age of Dinosaurs. Host Richard Smith comes face-to-face with the previously unknown reptilian rulers of prehistoric Australia. NOVA resurrects the giants that stalked the Great Southern Land and discovers that some…
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Cannes Man
A New York City cab driver visiting the famous Cannes Film Festival is chosen to be the test subject to settle a bet between film producer Sy Lerner (Seymour Cassel) and a fellow film executive claiming that he can turn…
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EXPO - Magic of The White City
...Gene Wilder, EXPO - Magic of the White City explores the world of 1893 through a cinematic visit to Chicago's Columbian Exposition. Many of the world's...
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The Panther Within - An Indigenous Boxing Champion and Vaudeville Performer
Filmmaker Edoardo Crismani and his mother Barbara embark on a search to unravel the mystery surrounding Barbara's father, Joe Murray, an indigenous boxing champion known as "The Black Panther" who danced and sang in vaudeville shows, and married a blue-eyed…
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Film Australia's Australia: Beliefs, Values and Customs
Is it possible to generalise about the beliefs, values and customs of a nation? Is there a national character - an Australian identity? Does the "typical Aussie" exist or is he (rarely she!) some mythical creation in the minds of…
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95 and 6 to Go - A Filmmaker Connects with Her Grandfather
In this award-winning documentary, filmmaker Kimi Takesue finds an unlikely collaborator while visiting her resilient Japanese-American grandfather in Hawai'i. A recent widower in his 90s, Grandpa Tom immerses himself in his daily routines until he shows unexpected interest in his…
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The Legend of Barney Thomson
Barney Thomson, an awkward Glasgow barber lives a life of desperate mediocrity. His uninteresting life is about to go from 0 to 60 in five seconds, as he enters the grotesque and comically absurd world of serial killers. Winner of…
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