In 1971 Watkins created a fictional arena where arrested Vietnam War protesters (non-actors) had to choose between prison sentences or three days in ‘Punishment Park’ run by ex-prison guards. The results were shocking.
Chronicle of a Summer captures the thoughts and opinions of 1960s Parisians, then asks them to reflect on the footage – creating a radical breakthrough in documentary: subjective reflexivity.
An essential history of the Black Panther movement that paved the way for a new revolutionary culture in America. Stanley Nelson takes us through the groups turbulent life...
Presented by Brian Hill. Acclaimed filmmaker Kim Longinotto takes her camera inside an Iranian divorce court, providing a subtle and intimate look at the lives of women in a country stereotypically associated with fanaticism and oppression.
One week after the 1967 ‘Six-Day War’, renowned author Amos Oz and editor Avraham Shapira recorded intimate conversations with soldiers returning from the battlefield. Fifty years later we observe the same men listening back to their harrowing confessions for the first time.
Ida started hurting herself when she was 10 years old. After several painful years of being tossed around the mental health system, trying to balance and self-medicate, she turned to an escalating lifestyle full of drugs, alcohol and self-harm...
Rodney Ascher (ROOM 237) meets eight sufferers of sleep paralysis and discovers the terror that awaits them when they fall asleep each night. Using dramatic reconstructions, compelling first-hand accounts and slick cinematic trickery, The Nightmare will entertain, educate and completely petrify.
Presented by Andre Singer. The now legendary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman’s debut film, a stark and graphic portrayal of the conditions that existed at the State Prison for the Criminally Insane at Bridgewater, Massachusetts.