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On a summer's day in 1958, fifty seven of the era's greatest jazz musicians gathered together in Harlem, New York City. The purpose - a now legendary photograph to be taken by top snapper Art Kane. This is the fascinating story of that day and the people, many of whom had never really met before, involved, with home-movie camera clips, some great musical interludes and interviews with many of the participants 35 years on. Narrated by Quincy Jones. find out more...
BABIES (2010)

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A look at one year in the life of four babies from around the world, from Mongolia to Namibia to San Francisco to Tokyo.

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Five years in the making, 'Benda Bilili' follows a group of young street musicians from Kinshasa, Congo as they struggle to form a band. Four of the children are paraplegics, who get around in Mad Max style customized wheelchairs, and the other three are homeless street kids, whose star is Roger Landau, a teenage prodigy who plays on a single string guitar fashioned from a tin can.
'Benda Bilili' is a delightfully life affirming tale, both striking and touching. find out more...

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A community worker sets the world to rights teaching prostitutes' children the art of photography in a red light area of Calcutta. As she befriends them she takes it on herself to 'rescue' them from their fate, their friends and their families by getting them enrolled in private education schools to help them change their destiny. Zana is such a powerful person that, as the follow up DVD extra 'Reconnecting with Born into Brothels' demonstrates, she succeeds. This is a superb film animated by th find out more...

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Gladys, the director's grandmother, and Eden his seven year old daughter, who can only communicate through sign language, take a bizarre, fascinating, touching and liberating journey around the coast of Britain, while Kotting's commentary provides us with a witty and absorbing insight into the eccentricities of his family. Gallivant is an unusual and original delight that is often funny and occasionally tearful. Wonderful! 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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Taken from a single day (July 24, 2010) this documentary is a snap shot of over 80,000 submissions and 4500 hours of deeply personal snap shots of the individual lives of everyone from around the globe. Intriguing, touching, and a little bit dull. find out more...

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Director and photo-journalist Raymond Depardon traverses the hills of the CÚvennes region of southern France chatting to and about the lives of several generations of a disappearing breed of French farmers, many of whom he has known and earned the trust of over the last ten years (in fact, and inconsequentially, this is the third and final documentary he has made of these peoples' lives). This humanist film never romanticises the life of the hill farmer, but, with astute cinematography, attracti find out more...

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A charming documentary on several 80-somethng table tennis players and their quest for competitive success in the post octogenarian world championships. 'As much about the tenacity of the human spirit as it is about taking home the title'. 

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Fifteen years ago, director Bradley Beesley began filming the exploits and performances of neighbour Wayne Coyne and his experimental, post-punk rock band The Flaming Lips in their hometown of Oklahoma City. More than a decade later, after sorting through 400 hours of tape representing fame and failure, break-ups and breakdowns, love and loss, 11 albums and a Grammy award, Fearless Freaks was born. A fascinating, intimate, exhaustive and ultimately mesmerising journey of an iconic band. find out more...