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The Recurring Nightmare
The Recurring Nightmare
2017-01-01 | 4m 54s | Arts
Filmmaker Khalo Matabane has a disturbing recurrent dream, where he sees his body in a coffin in the ground. To try and explore the meaning behind it, he enlists the help of a psychologist, and a traditional South African sangoma.
Criminals LA: Nick ‘Mechanic’
Criminals LA: Nick ‘Mechanic’
2017-01-01 | 6m 53s | Crime
This series explores the history of some of Los Angeles’ notorious criminals. These disturbing interviews explore the thoughts behind the faces of crime. Revealing toxic combinations of troubled childhoods, substance addiction, societal breakdown and a justice system at breaking point. We learn what drives people to a life of crime, and how to escape from a cycle of violence.
Criminals LA: Raquel, Queen of Bail
Criminals LA: Raquel, Queen of Bail
2017-01-01 | 5m 4s | Crime
This series explores the history of some of Los Angeles’ notorious criminals. These disturbing interviews explore the thoughts behind the faces of crime. Revealing toxic combinations of troubled childhoods, substance addiction, societal breakdown and a justice system at breaking point. We learn what drives people to a life of crime, and how to escape from a cycle of violence.
Criminals LA: Ed Serrano
Criminals LA: Ed Serrano
2017-01-01 | 5m 51s | Crime
This series explores the history of some of Los Angeles’ notorious criminals. These disturbing interviews explore the thoughts behind the faces of crime. Revealing toxic combinations of troubled childhoods, substance addiction, societal breakdown and a justice system at breaking point. We learn what drives people to a life of crime, and how to escape from a cycle of violence.
Criminals Chile: Claudio Borquez
Criminals Chile: Claudio Borquez
2017-01-01 | 5m 52s | Crime
In the second season of Criminals we learn about the backgrounds of Chileans who have found themselves on the wrong side of the law. From notorious drug kingpins, to the victims of gross miscarriages of justice. We learn how citizens cope in one of the most gruelling prison systems in the world, and how they pull their shattered lives back together upon release.
Criminals Chile: Marcia Scantlebury
Criminals Chile: Marcia Scantlebury
2017-01-01 | 6m 45s | Crime
In the second season of Criminals we learn about the backgrounds of Chileans who have found themselves on the wrong side of the law. From notorious drug kingpins, to the victims of gross miscarriages of justice. We learn how citizens cope in one of the most gruelling prison systems in the world, and how they pull their shattered lives back together upon release.
Criminals LA: Mark
Criminals LA: Mark
2017-01-01 | 6m 22s | Crime
This series explores the history of some of Los Angeles’ notorious criminals. These disturbing interviews explore the thoughts behind the faces of crime. Revealing toxic combinations of troubled childhoods, substance addiction, societal breakdown and a justice system at breaking point. We learn what drives people to a life of crime, and how to escape from a cycle of violence.
The Taxidermist
The Taxidermist
2017-01-01 | 9m 16s | Arts
Meet Sussex’s most reluctant taxidermist. In this short film by Phillip Wood we experience, step-by-step, the gruesome art of taxidermy. From peeling off the pelt, to modelling the body, to creating a realistic pose and features. At the same time getting a glimpse into the mind of a former saxophonist who has very little interest in taxidermy.
Black Rio
Black Rio
2017-01-01 | 5m 54s | Music
Racism and inequality are alive and well in Rio, Brazil despite much of its population having ancestral connections to slaves and a 53% of its population identifying itself as ‘brown’. Today, women of colour such as Ludmilla must fight to empower themselves in the face of judgment and adversity
Criminals LA: Laura Graceux
Criminals LA: Laura Graceux
2017-01-01 | 7m 19s | Crime
This series explores the history of some of Los Angeles’ notorious criminals. These disturbing interviews explore the thoughts behind the faces of crime. Revealing toxic combinations of troubled childhoods, substance addiction, societal breakdown and a justice system at breaking point. We learn what drives people to a life of crime, and how to escape from a cycle of violence.
Letters for Peace
Letters for Peace
2017-01-01 | 7m | Spiritism, Faith, Belief
In Brazil, the Spiritist movement is growing at a phenomenal rate. Followers believe that direct contact can be made with dead loved ones. In this film, we see the work of one of Spiritsm’s proponents, Fernando Ben, as he claims to receive messages from a deceased man. Grief stricken relatives claim that Ben’s letters bring them peace of mind. Although others believe practitioners are charlatans, taking advantage of society’s most vulnerable.
The Favela Bar
The Favela Bar
2017-01-01 | 6m | Music
While many traditional bailes funk ('funk balls') have been prohibited in Rio’s favelas, there has been a surge in the number of parties attended by upper-middle class youth in these communities. Tickets to exclusive parties in favelas can cost over $25, and the high price prevents local residents from attending the events. Observe the interaction between favela residents and the people who attend these parties from a local bar on the tourist route.
Lost in Grime
Lost in Grime
2017-01-01 | 7m 14s | Arts
Grime music has had overwhelming commercial success the last decade, and while the genre’s MCs and producers has always been overwhelmingly male, the future looks to be spearheaded by women. Radio plays a huge role in pushing out new music and shows today feature more diverse voices than ever, with online platforms providing a space for DJs. Alia Loren is one of more and more female presenters and DJs that have been championing up-and-coming grime music and artists, giving their perspective on a well-loved art form growing stronger by the day.
Criminals LA: Larry Levine
Criminals LA: Larry Levine
2017-01-01 | 9m 3s | Crime
This series explores the history of some of Los Angeles’ notorious criminals. These disturbing interviews explore the thoughts behind the faces of crime. Revealing toxic combinations of troubled childhoods, substance addiction, societal breakdown and a justice system at breaking point. We learn what drives people to a life of crime, and how to escape from a cycle of violence.
Criminals LA: Carl Cruz
Criminals LA: Carl Cruz
2017-01-01 | 7m 6s | Crime
This series explores the history of some of Los Angeles’ notorious criminals. These disturbing interviews explore the thoughts behind the faces of crime. Revealing toxic combinations of troubled childhoods, substance addiction, societal breakdown and a justice system at breaking point. We learn what drives people to a life of crime, and how to escape from a cycle of violence.
Call of the Land
Call of the Land
2017-01-01 | 5m 28s | Arts
Inspired by the song ‘Land Matters’ Lee Love and his partner Rooh Star strive to empower themselves by remaining connected to their environment. Whether this means living in a handmade ‘barrel home’ or travelling in a makeshift cart, their unique, self-sustainable lifestyle offers an new perceptive on what is possible in the modern day.
Criminals Chile: Christian Llanquileo
Criminals Chile: Christian Llanquileo
2017-01-01 | 5m 32s | Crime
In the second season of Criminals we learn about the backgrounds of Chileans who have foud themselves on the wrong side of the law. From notorious drug kingpins, to the victims of gross miscarriages of justice. We learn how citizens cope in one of the most gruelling prison systems in the world, and how they pull their shattered lives back together upon release.
The Other Me
The Other Me
2017-01-01 | 6m 16s | Arts
Michael Douglas lives an outwardly ordinary existence with his doting wife, Sharon. However, beneath his strikingly normal, masculine façade lurks the other him – Plymouth’s most entertaining and flamboyant Neil Diamond impersonator. Touring local pubs and awing swathes of middle aged women.
Township Architecture
Township Architecture
2017-01-01 | 5m 56s | Arts
Though apartheid in South-Africa was abolished in 1994 some of its institutions, such as townships, remain. Initially constructed to house black citizens as part of segregationist policy these are still home to underprivileged, largely-black communities. Experience life in the townships through its inhabitants as  they explain the difficulties of living in an environment with limited space, privacy, amenities and questionable safety.
Only Me
Only Me
2017-01-01 | 7m 8s | Arts
Paulie White swaggers through the streets showing us a snapshot of his life sleeping rough in Slough. Formerly a popular MC, his struggles with alcoholism and violence have rendered him homeless and isolated from general society. He says drink transforms him from the charming and charismatic Paulie White into the dangerous, hot-headed Paulie Fucking White.
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