Between the Flags

Genre: Sport
Director: C. Collins, B. Fehre
Country: Australia
Year of Production: 2013

The beach has come to symbolise the Australian way of life - pleasure, freedom and independence. There are 7,000 lifesavers trained volunteer club members patrolling almost every beach in the country. Surf lifesavers have performed over 500,000 rescues since they began in early 1900’s. They volunteer their time, marking the safest places to swim with red and yellow flags and giving the swimmers the confidence to enjoy the surf. This is the history of 100 years of iconic Australia’s surf lifesaving.

Saving the Life Keepers

Genre: Environment
Director: Jocelyn Demers
Country: Canada
Year of Production: 2013

Bees are under-appreciated workers who pollinate 80% of our flowering crops which constitute 1/3 of everything we eat, so if they disappear, they could take most of our insect pollinated plants with them, potentially reducing humankind to little more than a water diet. This documentary reveals how each one of us can help protect and preserve bee populations.

The Falconer: Sport of Kings

Genre: Adventure/Wildlife
Director: Eddie Brochin
Country: USA
Year of Production: 2014

An old legend tells of a partnership forged between man and beast. Join hunter, adventurer and master falconer Eddie Brochin as he crosses the globe in search of the history, the culture, the people and the birds of prey that live 'The Sport of Kings'. Join Eddie as his quest to master the sport of falconry leads him to Mongolia where he learns to fly eagles with the descendants of Genghis Khan.

Viaje Al Duende

Genre: Music
Director: Josh Swartzberg
Country: USA
Year of Production: 2013

Inspired by the original flamenco musicians from his hometown of Santa Fe, New Mexico, American Josh Swartzberg travels to Andalucia, the south of Spain, looking for the essence of pure flamenco. Submerging himself in to this world, luck accompanies him as he enters the streets and homes of many great flamenco artists.

Grey Wolf: Hitler’s Escape to Argentina

Genre: War/Docu-Drama
Director: Gerrard Williams
Country: United Kingdom
Year of Production: 2013

This is a dramatization of real events the untold story of Adolf Hitler's escape to Argentina at the end of WW2. Based on interviews with eye witnesses in Argentina and years of research,the film details the escape of Hitler, Eva Brown, their daughter Uschi, Gestapo' Mueller to escape to Argentina where he died demented and betrayed, at 'La Clara' 45 miles from Bariloche in the Argentine Andes, at 3pm on February 13th, 1962.

The 500 Stolen Babies

Genre: Social/Political
Director:: Alexander Valenti
Country: France/Argentina
Year of Production: 2013

During the dark era of Argentina’s dictatorship from 1976 to 1983, the ruling military imprisoned pregnant women, forced them to give birth in secret maternity hospitals, killed them, and stole their babies as the spoils of war. 35 years later, the “Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo”  have successfully traced 107 of these children through genetic matching and their quest goes on.


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The Emergency Exit

Genre: Gay
Director:: Mathieu Orcel
Country: Argentina
Year of Production: 2012

Argentina may lead South America in terms of progressive social politics in the recently accorded rights to gays and lesbians. Yet, a toxic atmosphere encompassing Catholicism and machismo and the complexity of coming out is further compounded by class, historical and rural-urban as well as aboriginal-settler tensions.

The Power of Drama

Genre: Human Interest
Directors: Mike Thurber & Gary Meeker
Country: United States
Year of Production: 2012

When drama teacher Christina Kokubo realised how 'silent' the Braille Institute in California was, she decided to prove that her new students may have lost their sight, but not their voices. These blind people were so traumatized when they heard their voices out loud, that it took them months to vocalize a single word. One year later, students perform their first play to teachers and friends.

I Love You Mom

Genre: Human Interest
Director: Sondra Hicks
Country: USA
Year of Production: 2011

John was tortured by his parents, locked in a shed, paralyzed by drugs and abused by institutions for years. At the age of 22, after a mystical encounter with God, John was able to forgive his parents and find the peace he needed to fulfill his dream of helping other victims of abuse.

Voices that Heal

Genre: Human Interest
Director: Delia Ackerman Heather Greer
Country: Peru/USA
Year of Production: 2011

Herlinda Augustin is a Shipibo shaman from the Peruvian Amazon and she struggles to keep her traditions alive while facing the challenges of the modern world. The film offers an intimate look into the world of shamanism trying to understand what are people without their traditions and what are traditions without their people.

Grace Surpasses

Genre: Human Interest
Director: Coury Deeb
Country: USA
Year of Production: 2011

This is a glimpse into the day to day realities of life in Southern Sudan, where the absence of clean drinking water, public health and a consistent food supply make even the most basic necessities of life a constant struggle. Grace and her family manage to thrive in the face of adversity until a personal tragedy threatens to destroy her hope.

The New Sudan

Genre: Human Interest
Director: Coury Deeb
Country: USA
Year of Production: 2010

After 20 years of terror-filled nights, there is dawn in Southern Sudan. The people of the land peek out from the doorways of their huts. The long war is over. Southern Sudan becomes New Sudan. Peace treaties are inked and enemies shake hands. But other wars still rage. The war of awakening hope against the habit of despair. The war of new alliances against decades of mistrust.

Henry Clay and the Struggle For The Union

Genre: History
Director: Douglas High
Country: USA
Year of Production: 2011

The documentary explores the turbulent forty years leading up to the American Civil War. It is magnificently illustrated with some of the greatest portraiture and painted scenes of the era, as well as some of the most remarkable photographs of Clay, Daniel Webster and others.

Jambo Jumbo

Genre: Human Interest
Director: Carolyn Scott
Country: USA
Year of Production: 2010

Europeans volunteer to help rebuild a school 100 miles from the main gateway to the world famous Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya. Through the children in this abandoned school and their families we see a human side of the Masai and the troubles its people face. The beauty of nature, the joy, the pain, the hope of the volunteers as well as the community they are there to help.

Changing A Mind

Genre: Human Interest
Producer: Sondra Hicks
Country: USA
Year of Production: 2008

After a medical diagnosis of Down Syndrome leaves no hope for 3 children, one mother is determined to fight for their minds. She does what doctors and scientists say is impossible. She finds a way for children with Down Syndrome to learn and accelerate in school. Her discovery leads to dramatically improved social behaviors in 6 months.

Remember The Alamo

Genre: Music
Director: Chad Floyd
Country: USA
Year of Production: 2007

Remember the Alamo Concert paid tribute to the historic Alamo shrine in San Antonio in a performance event made for the history books? Through Lyle Lovett, the Gipsy Kings, Los Lobos, the Arc Angles and Paul Rodriguez, the concert retells the story of the incredible 13-day battle that took place on these hallowed grounds and will serve to further solidify the Alamo shrine as a historical wonder of early American culture.

Doyle Bramhall II at the Great Wall of China

Genre: Music
Director: Phil Chilvers
Country: China
Year of Production: 2006

Doyle Bramhall II brings forth blistering guitar work comparable with legendary artists Stevie Ray Vaughn and Eric Clapton from the steps of the Great Wall of China. This 70' musical event features a once in a lifetime performance by Doyle at the Great Wall of China, along with exclusive interviews with Doyle in Beijing...

The Great Wall Of China Concert

Genre: Music
Director: Phil Chilvers
Country: China
Year of Production: 2005

This monumental Great Wall Concert is the first international pop concert to be produced at the Great Wall of China. The Great Wall concert features worldclass artists: Alicia Keys, Boyz II Men, Cyndi Lauper, Nellie McKay, and Doyle Bramhall II performing their greatest hit songs under the magnificent grandeur of the Great Wall.

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