People & Society

39 Pounds of Love

39 Pounds of Love is the inspirational and humorous story of Ami Ankilewitz, a 3-D animator in Israel whose bodily motion is limited to a single finger on his left hand. 2005, 70 mins.

Brownstones to Red Dirt

A sweet and lyrical documentary about a simple pen pal program, Brownstones to Red Dirt captures the growth of sixth graders from housing projects in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn and war orphans from Freetown, Sierra Leone. 2010, 85 mins.

Buck

Buck, a richly textured and visually stunning film, follows renowned horseman Buck Brannaman from his abusive childhood to his phenomenally successful approach to horses. 2011, 90 mins.

Can We Get Married?

Like many couples who have been together for six years and are in their late twenties, Emma Bishop and Ben Marshall are thinking of getting married. But for them, it is not entirely straightforward – Emma and Ben both have Down’s syndrome and are residents of a supported-living community in Devon, England. 2009, 40 mins.

Earth Keepers

This documentary invites viewers to follow environmentalist Mikael Rioux as he meets exceptional men and women behind innovative projects for the future of society.  Part survival guide, part hopeful vision, this positive, inspiring documentary is for all those who refuse to give up, despite the enormity of our challenges. 2010, 82 mins.

The Human Face

The Human Face is a four part BBC series that examines the science behind facial beauty, expression, and fame in an entertaining fashion. 2001.

Human Planet

Uniquely in the animal kingdom, humans have managed to adapt and thrive in every environment on Earth. Each episode takes you to the extremes of our planet: The mountains, arctic, deserts, oceans, jungles, grasslands, rivers and even the urban jungle. Here you will meet people who survive by building complex, exciting and often mutually beneficial relationships with their animal neighbours and the hostile elements of the natural world. 2011.

The Interrupters

The Interrupters follows three brave souls who, with gusto and humor, try to take back a dangerous part of Chicago; a violence which can be partially traced back to their own actions. 2011, 116 mins.

Secrets of Body Language

Delve into the science of non-verbal signals as this very visual and highly entertaining exposé reveals the hidden language in which 93% of human communication takes place. 2008, 90 mins.

This Way of Life

Against the isolated New Zealand mountains, Peter and Colleen Karena struggle to raise their six children on the thin edge between freedom and disaster. Peter hunts, trains wild horses, and works to instill the values of independence and courage in his children, while an escalating struggle with his own father has profound consequences for the entire Karena clan. 2009, 84 mins.

When Bankers Were Good 

Ian Hislop presents an entertaining and provocative film about the colourful Victorian financiers whose spectacular philanthropy shows that banking wasn’t always associated with greed or self-serving financial recklessness. 2011, 60 mins.


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