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For the English, the French port town of Calais is the gateway to Europe or a place to buy cheap alcohol. For hundreds of refugees and migrants it is the final barrier in the desperate search for a new life in England. This intimate film weaves together character driven stories of refugees, migrants and English expatriates to build a picture of life in a transient town where the inhabitants dream of somewhere better. Original music by Mustafa Santic and Michel Duvoisin. Rented with kind permissi find out more...

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In the summer of 2004, on a car journey in Eastern Europe, Pavla Fleischer met and fell in love with Eugene Hutz, lead singer of New York's Gypsy Punk band Gogol Bordello. find out more...

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In 1970, some of the greatest musicians of all time, including Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead, The Band, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Buddy Guy, Sha Na Na, Delaney and Bonny, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Ian and Sylvia and the Great Speckled Bird, travelled together on a train across Canada, jamming, tooting, smoking, drinking and staging concerts along the way. Featuring a line up to kill for, including some of the last recorded performances of the sorely missed genius of Joplin, and unique find out more...

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Jack Johnson's first break into the public music arena was when his composition 'Rodeo Clowns' was chosen to be G-ILove and Special Sauce's first single off their 1999 album 'Philadelphonic'. He had long been a huge figure in the surfing world, having been born and raised in Hawaii. He fast became a renowned surfer and scored a pro contract with Quiksilver before he had left high school. His implicit creativity led him to study and graduate with a degree in film at Santa Barbara. This then led t find out more...

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Originally filmed and aired in 1974, Ridin' the Rails is a nostalgic look at the history of the American railroad through the song and story of the legendary Johnny Cash. find out more...

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A major retrospective of the British documentary film movement during its period of greatest influence; before, during and after the Second World War. These diverse and compelling films are fascinating historical documents, bearing witness to the social and industrial transformations of the rapidly changing world. Striking in their different approach to the form, using poetry, dramatic reconstruction and explicit propaganda, the film-makers found fresh, new ways to get their message across. find out more...

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Every year the world's greatest human migration takes place, the annual return of city workers to their home villages for the Chinese New Year. For several years director Lixin Fan has followed one family and in 16 years they've seen their daughter just a few days each year and now she has grown into a bitter rebellious teenager.
This brilliant docudrama reveals some of the hidden costs of Asia's economic miracle. find out more...

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Comissioned by the GPO, 'Night Mail' (1936) is a much-studied piece of British cinema, which, in true modernist fashion, fuses film, poetry and music together in order to convey the success of the British postal service. West Highland (1960) is a beautiful tribute to the heady days of the steam railway that had, by the time this film was made, gone into decline. find out more...
TERMINUS (1936)

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A fascinating documentary film about train travel, which gives us a glimpse of a day in the life, and lives, of Waterloo train station during the 60s. The disc also features 3 short films related to the theme, including Lonon-Brighton in Four Minutes, one of the most famous shortsever produced by the BBC. Enjoy the journey aboard the Brighton Belle at the speed of sound! find out more...