Copyright Criminals examines the creative and commercial value of musical sampling, including the related debates over artistic expression, copyright law, and (of course) money. This documentary traces the rise of hip-hop from the urban streets of New York to its current status as a multibillion-dollar industry…
You’ve seen him before – he’s the quiet soft-spoken guy with the fuzzy afro hair painting mountains and trees with big brushes in a matter of seconds. Bob Ross is public television’s most beloved personality and here is the behind-the-story look at his journey to becoming America’s pop-culture icon.
After a year of widespread racial violence in America and claimed member increases, Dan Vernon gains rare access of seven months with the most notorious supremacist group in America, the Ku Klux Klan. During his time he will follow the Traditionalist Knights to understand who really belongs to the group and whether members of the KKK are really on the rise.
Psychopaths probably make up around 20 per cent of the prison population in both the USA and Britain. They are four times more likely to re-offend than other released prisoners, yet they are just as likely to get parole. Little is known about the minds of psychopaths and what is really behind the horrific things they do – but Equinox tackles the subject in this insightful documentary. Professor Robert Hare – consulted by the FBI and British Home Office – is the undisputed oracle on the psychopathic mind.
The global economy is in crisis. The exponential exhaustion of natural resources, declining productivity, slow growth, rising unemployment, and steep inequality, forces us to rethink our economic models. Where do we go from here? In this feature-length documentary, social and economic theorist Jeremy Rifkin lays out a road map to usher in a new economic system…
FOUR HORSEMEN is free from mainstream media propaganda — the film doesn’t bash bankers, criticise politicians or get involved in conspiracy theories. It ignites the debate about how to usher a new economic paradigm into the world which would dramatically improve the quality of life for billions.
We examine the unique manufacturing ecosystem that has emerged, gaining access to the world’s leading hardware-prototyping culture whilst challenging misconceptions from the west. The film looks at how the evolution of “Shanzhai” – or copycat manufacturing – has transformed traditional models of business, distribution and innovation, and asks what the rest of the world can learn from this so-called “Silicon Valley of hardware”.
Egypt’s Ten Greatest Discoveries… Egypt’s per-eminent archaeologist, Zahi Hawass, and his team select the ten most important discoveries in Egypt. From major battles, to mega-construction, these discoveries reveal the amazing stories of the lives of kings, queens and ordinary people. Take a marvelous journey down the mighty Nile and back through time to uncover many of ancient Egypt’s long-lost mysteries. It’s all here — from pyramids and temples, to pharaohs and mummies — in this fascinating collection that explores one of the greatest cultures the world has ever known. Discover why for more than three thousand years, Egypt’s wealth and magnificence were unrivaled.
The war in Europe began in September 1939, when Germany, under Chancellor Adolf Hitler, invaded Poland. Britain and France responded by declaring war on Germany but took little action over the following months. In 1940, Germany launched its next initiative by attacking Denmark and Norway, followed shortly thereafter by attacks on Belgium, the Netherlands, and France. All of these nations were conquered rapidly.
In the seventeenth century, the philosophy of space and time emerged as a central issue in epistemology and metaphysics. At its heart, Gottfried Leibniz, the German philosopher-mathematician, and Isaac Newton, the English physicist-mathematician, set out two opposing theories of what space is.