Journeyman on Demand
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Savage police beatings, an absence of common law, and a corrupt judiciary form the backdrop for the work of a human rights lawyer in Zimbabwe. Beatrice Mtetwa has been waging a David and Goliath battle, her life mission to defend in court those jailed by the Mugabe government. This revealing documentary is an incredible snapshot of Beatrice's life on the front-line of a 20 year battle as Zimbabwe's civil society slowly crumbled beneath the oppressive weight of the Mugabe dictatorship.
Everyone is aware an unprecedented international cyber war is the latest game in town for international spies. Nation states spy on, steal from, and attack each other mercilessly. But it's a secret war where little is revealed. This film uniquely gets under the skin of this new battle ground, uncovering costly espionage attacks the Australian government has suffered and is desperate to hide. A fascinating insight into the new frontier of international warfare.
Timbuktu: once a byword for the middle of nowhere, so remote to be thought of as fictional. Today its mystical aura and unique association with their historical roots remains. In contrast many African cities have become dirt poor homogenised replicas of each other. But following the end of a prolonged Islamist occupation the airport is closed, and the city's only access route is a dangerous road journey. Once a tourist hotspot, we travel on a terrifying contemporary "new package tour to Timbuktu”.
Fresh and funny, this is an African travelogue as you've never seen it before. Travelling 20,000 km in the world's cheapest car across its poorest continent, this doc is all about big dreams and a healthy disregard for the impossible. Without backup vehicles and no guarantee of a happy ending, 2 Trabants, armed with 2 strokes and 2 cylinders each, take an irreverent and mishap-filled journey, all the way from Libya to the Cape of Good Hope.
Watch the full film - click here: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x10lt6y_5746engmaster96-hd They say, tell stories about what you know best. But who would really want to dig into their own family story when it's defined by a father's sexual abuse and mum's bloody violence? It takes courage and stamina like no other. Filmmaker Biene Pilavci tackles her terrible subject with the determination of a steely surgeon dealing with a deep cancerous growth....
They say, tell stories about what you know best. But who would really want to dig into their own family story when it's defined by a father's sexual abuse and mum's bloody violence? It takes courage and stamina like no other. Filmmaker Biene Pilavci tackles her terrible subject with the determination of a steely surgeon dealing with a deep cancerous growth....
Things aren't looking too good for the world's population; as we multiply at an alarming rate there is not enough food, space... or sense. With the planet bursting at the seams the intelligence and physiological traits that make us human are now crucial to mankind's survival. This intelligent film interweaves a fascinating 1960s rat experiment with a slick snapshot of today's urban jungle. As a number of disturbing parallels emerge, you can't help but be affected by this surprising doc.
Grumpy, disillusioned geriatrics wind back the years and rediscover the talents and joie de vivre they once had. It's something German composer, Bernhard König has a remarkable knack for as he unites his unbelievable music skills and the rich experiences of the aged. Poignant memories and flashes of history rise up in a bold and colourful cacophony. He achieves a truly remarkable metamorphosis. Absolutely unique and uplifting.
Why are people so interested in Junior Bauwens? One, because he's world junior lightweight boxing champion. Two, because he's got a very special family. He is the oldest of 7 siblings, four of whom suffer from autism. Against this backdrop Junior doesn't just fight to win titles; he is fighting for a better future for his family. But the weight of responsibility that comes with both sides of his life is intense and tragedy is never far away for this most incredible of champions.
What happens when the world ends? For Harold Camping and his followers on May 21st 2011 the saved would go to heaven, earthquakes would shake the world and the damned would spend the rest of eternity in gloom. Without the slightest doubt about the coming apocalypse they spend their life's savings, quit their jobs and clash with family members and others who don't share their conviction. But what do they do after nothing happens on May 21st...? http://www.journeyman.tv/65085/documentaries/wheat-and-tares-hd.html
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On the outskirts of Dhaka lies a giant slum of tanneries and over 500,000 people who work in them. Every year this living hell floods the European market with cheap leather. The workers here slave away at archaic machinery in absolute squalor, turning 14 million skins into leather. Toxic products used on the leather burn their skin, cause cancer and kill most before fifty. This film delivers a devastating insight into one of the most terrible places on Earth.
In 1979, after a brutal war, the army of Julius Nyerere - founding father of Tanzania - overthrew Ugandan dictator Idi Amin. Now, more than 30 years on, the sons of Idi Amin and Julius Nyerere have come together for a symbolic act of reconciliation: climbing Mount Kilimanjaro together. As Madaraka and Jaffar make their way up to the Roof of Africa, they discuss the way they see one another, the relationships they had with their powerful fathers, and the future of modern Africa.
Across the stone plain the multi-coloured snouted snail creeps slowly, sucking up minute algae particles it passes over. Microscopic insect photography brings to life a ghost shrimp, tiny but you can see its heart beating through its translucent skin. It's another world within our own world, just as vibrant and busy as our own, teaming with diversity, all around us but never seen. How the little things live, beautifully depicted.
For more than 80 years, the Solenopsis Invicta ant species has been on a ceaseless march across the United States, racking up six billion dollars every year in crop damage, equipment repair, and pest control. They have conquered more than 530 000 square miles in 13 U.S. states and killed at least 80 people. Emboldened, they continue their global invasion. Now, scientists are cracking the ants’ ancient secrets to success, enlisting crime scene forensics to track it, and breeding winged assassins to hunt them down.
Dragon is a human smuggler who leads North Korean defectors across borders for a living. His latest undercover trip with Sook-Ja and Yong-hee takes an unexpected turn when they are left stranded in China, putting their dramatic escape plan into question. Their perilous journey reflects the reality of tens of thousands of North Koreans currently in hiding in China. Filmed undercover by a Korean-Canadian filmmaker, Ann Shin gets intimate access with these three individuals in this POV film and explores universal questions about human rights, smuggling and the pursuit of freedom.
Multi-coloured hot-air balloons glide serenely over the lush Burmese countryside. Waterways and ancient temples pass underneath as excited shouts ring out, "look at the balloon!" The isolated and primitive world of rural Burma eagerly absorbs these alien objects that soar overhead, providing a rare and beautiful vision of a forgotten land, full of mystery and magic.
Climbing the planet’s highest mountain is no longer a challenge for only the bravest and most skilled. A sacred deity to the local population, Mount Everest has become the rest of the globe’s most extreme playground. The towering peak is awash with amateur climbers queuing at 28,000ft for a chance to stand on top of the world. This unexpected portrait of modern-day mountaineering is fascinating and alarming in equal measure.
In Burkina Faso, the rapid desertification of the once fertile plains of the Sahel caused droughts and ruined harvests, sparking a mass exodus of village inhabitants and famines that decimated populations. Yet remarkably, one illiterate peasant farmer and his ingenious farming methods have proved the key to achieving what experts have failed to do: stop the desert. This inspiring documentary tells the unique story of Yacouba Sawadogo, whose years of toil have transformed the lives of thousands.