During a trip to the US, Ieva’s father - a KGB employee about to defect, offered her a blunt choice: take a taxi to the Soviet Embassy and denounce him as a traitor, or stay with him and never see her mother or her homeland of Latvia again.
There’s a severe lack of government ambulances in Mexico city - so families like the Ochoas have stepped into the breach. At night they scour the streets of the city in their second hand ambulance, coming to the aid of those in need - from whom they have to ask for payment.
Delving beneath the public persona of the charismatic ‘Rock God’, Mystify: Michael Hutchence reveals a multifaceted and sensitive man. Hutchence had explosive magnetism, but also many secrets; his story emerges here with emotional and revelatory depth.
Juggling motherhood, activism and filmmaking, Merata Mita was a trailblazer and a dynamic figure in New Zealand politics. Her film archivist son Heperi Mita delves into her story to create this rich and personal portrait of the first female Maori filmmaker.
Forty-six million Americans live in rural, small town America. These towns were once the backbone of American life. In this poetic observational film, documentary master Frederick Wiseman takes us to one such place, Monrovia, Indiana, immersing us in the rhythms and daily life of the place.
He was a tireless photographer of the common man in his native Lithuania; she was his beautiful muse and life partner. From their pet lion cub to their legendary parties, they lived life on the edge, until a sudden tragedy ended everything.