For a historic club in Christchurch, competitive poultry pageantry is not only a hobby – it’s an obsession. Watch the feathers fly in the lead up to the NZ National Show, as they battle tradition, and each other, in their quest for glory.
When their local pub was sold to property developers as part of the ongoing gentrification of South London, a community group came together to take back the space. Public House weaves together their voices through dance, poetry and song to embody their resistance.
Filmmaker Danae Elon began to film her young sons the moment she and her partner Philip decided to leave New York and return to Jerusalem. The decision was prompted by the death of her father, leading Israeli intellectual and critic Amos Elon...
Documentary producers are increasingly invaluable to the independent filmmaker. Our Masterclass series offers emerging documentary makers a one off opportunity to hear from three of the top creative producers currently working across genre in independent production.
A rare look into the legendary collector’s world: blending the abstract, the colourful, the surreal and the salacious to portray a life that was as complex and unpredictable as the artwork Peggy revered, and the artists she pushed forward.
Part observational essay filmed in weapons plants, Fukushima and deep underground—and part graphic novel—Containment weaves between an uneasy present and an imaginative, troubled far future, exploring the idea that over millennia, nothing stays put.
With the pace and intrigue of a spy thriller, Plot for Peace tells the extraordinary story of the French businessman - Jean-Yves Ollivier - who worked behind the scenes to unite South Africa's neighbouring states against racial division.
Chronicling the imprisonment of Russian feminist activists, Pussy Riot, and the way one small act of protest captured a nation's attention growing to become an international story of human-rights abuse.
On the eve of the US Presidential Election, we have an exclusive preview of this film which gets to grips with the truth about who really runs American politics.
Pray the Devil Back to Hell is a powerful documentary about the brave women of Liberia who stood up and said no more to war. Through their sheer determination and grit they were able to transform their country.
The inhabitants of the Russian town of Prirechnyy have received a letter from the province of Murmansk informing them that their town no longer exists. Still, a handful of senior citizens refuse to move from the once-proud mining town. We meet four of them in this absurd little universe in northern Russia.
Nine-year-old Punam Tamang lives in Bhaktapur in Nepal. Punam lost her mother when she was five years old and since that time she has been the family caretaker, providing for her younger brother Krishna and her younger sister Rabina. The children see little of their father who works double shifts in a rice factory in order pay their school fees.
As Russian Head of State, Vladimir Putin is one of the most powerful men in the world. An ex-KGB Officer, he became Acting President in 1999, taking over from a sick Boris Yeltsin and was elected President in 2000. Award winning filmmaker Vitalij Manskij's film starts off as straightforward reportage but then, Putin seems to take a leaf out of Clinton's book in his willingness to be open to the camera, and the film succeeds in giving us not only a unique insight into Russian political life but also a surprisingly intimate portrait of this secretive and complex central figure.
Vera Putina at 77 years of age is typical of the Russian women of her generation. What makes her different is that in 1999, she recognized President Vladimir Putin as the son she thought was lost forever. Did Vera's son really become the President of Russia?
A searing anti-war essay on the Russian-Chechen war - one of the most brutal yet under-reported of current conflicts. A collection of graphic footage from freelance camera people is interwoven with Tolstoy's writings, penned during his own stint in the Russian army, fighting Chechnya 150 years ago. Tolstoy asks 'why they are fighting'. The answer seems no clearer now than it was then. All that's changed, it seems, is the level of brutality.
Power Trip exposes the electricity crisis in the country of Georgia shortly after the fall of the Soviet Union. It looks at the chaos and riots that occurred in Tbilisi, Georgia, shortly after the AES Corporation, an American global power company...