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The Real Casanova

   2024    History
Giacomo Casanova has long been hailed as a lustful beast who romped his way around Europe bedding as many women as he could. He lived a life of adventure, comedy and drama and raised questions about human relationships and sexuality that are still relevant today. How has our view of him changed in these modern times? Although this reputation is well-deserved, it doesn't tell the whole story. Casanova was also a talented and charming cheat who consorted with figures across the social spectrum - from prostitutes and pimps, to kings.

Eating You Alive

   2018    Medicine
A provocative and enlightening documentary that delves into the little-known power of plant-based eating to heal our bodies and the planet. Through concrete interviews and compelling testimonials, the film explores how chronic diseases, which have become epidemics in the Western world, can be significantly improved and even reversed by changes in diet. Doctors, scientists, and celebrities share their insights and personal experiences, debunking the notion that medicine and surgical procedures are the only answers to serious health conditions. This documentary not only highlights the transformative impacts of diet on health but also addresses the ethical and environmental implications of our food choices.
‘Eating You Alive’ offers an inspiring vision of how we can take control over our health, live in harmony with the environment, and effect positive change in our lives and the world around us. This film is a call to action, not just for those looking to improve their health but also for those committed to sustainability and the well-being of the planet.

Take Care of Maya

   2023    Culture
When nine-year-old Maya Kowalski was admitted to Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in 2016, nothing could have prepared her or her family for what they were about to go through. As the medical team tried to understand her rare illness, they began to question the basic truths that bound the Kowalskis together. Suddenly, Maya was in state custody despite two parents who were desperate to bring their daughter home. The story of the Kowalski family as told in their own words will change the way you look at children's healthcare forever.
'Take Care of Maya' delves into the harrowing narrative of a family navigating the treacherous waters of the U.S. parental rights. The storyline underscores the agonizing journey of parents who find themselves battling against seemingly insurmountable odds to reclaim their child. As the story unfolds, it becomes evident that the issues they face are deeply entrenched in the ethical and moral dilemmas of the U.S. system. The narrative hints at potential flaws in the healthcare or judicial sectors that further complicate their fight for justice. Throughout, the audience is exposed to raw emotions, moments of despair, confrontation, and an unwavering spirit of resilience.

This Place Rules

   2022    Culture
Andrew Callaghan embarks on a gripping RV journey through a tumultuous America, capturing the very essence of a nation on edge. Employing his distinctive gonzo style of reporting, Callaghan dives deep into the undercurrents leading up to the January 6 Capitol Riot.
As 2020 sees COVID gripping the globe, nationwide protests, and a monumental election on the horizon, he navigates the chaos with nothing but a camera and a microphone, offering an unfiltered glimpse into the events, characters, and sentiments in the days leading up to the insurrection of the U.S. Capitol Building.

Drowning in Plastic

   2018    Nature
Our blue planet is facing one its biggest threats in human history. Trillions of pieces of plastic are choking the very lifeblood of our earth, and every marine animal, from the smallest plankton to the largest mammals, is being affected. But can we turn back this growing plastic tide before it is too late? Wildlife biologist Liz Bonnin visits scientists working at the cutting edge of plastics research. She works with some of the world's leading marine biologists and campaigners to discover the true dangers of plastic in our oceans and what it means for the future of all life on our planet, including us.
Liz travels to a remote island off the coast of Australia that is the nesting site for a population of seabirds called flesh-footed shearwaters. Newly hatched chicks are unable to regurgitate effectively, so they are filling up on deadly plastic. She visits the Coral Triangle that stretches from Papua New Guinea to the Solomon Islands to find out more from top coral scientists trying to work out why plastic is so lethal to the reefs, fragile ecosystems that contain 25 per cent of all marine life.

The Instagram Effect

   2023    Technology
The story of how Instagram became the dominant force it is today, told by former staff and insiders and through powerful testimony from users who have been negatively impacted. An eye-opening documentary delving into the shadows of social media harm.
More than half of the world now uses social media, and as our global usage increases and 87% of 12-15 year olds have an account, concerns continue to be raised about how we can stay safe online, and the role social media companies play in that. The film explores how Instagram affects its users and the role big tech companies play in exacerbating issues around body image and self-harm for younger users.
Secrets of the Universe

Secrets of the Universe

2021  Science
Reel Rock

Reel Rock

2014  Culture
Zeitgeist

Zeitgeist

2007  Culture
The Story of India

The Story of India

2007  History
Super/Natural

Super/Natural

2022  Nature