Description: The conflict between forestry and nature conservation in Finland has been constant during last 20 years. The traditional, freely grazing reindeer herding, dependent of the old forest growth , has been losing its resources but complaint and protests haven't been able to stop this process. In 2005 Saami reindeer herders made an alliance with Greenpeace and established a Forest Rescue Station in the wilderness of Inari. The international pressure from Greenpeace made Finnish forest company Stora Enso stop purchasing the wood from conflict areas. Kalevi Paadar, a Saami reindeer herder, lodged a complaint to the UN Human Rights Commission.
Description: Hundreds of excerpts from 60 French movies produced by the NFB over the course of 50 years are assembled to offer a look at the evolution of how girls have been portrayed on film.
Description: 'Wissenswertes übers Kacken' is a critically acclaimed German short movie about the passion of shitting. DDr. Univ.Prof. Mag. Zucker brilliantly narrates this 3-minute masterpiece of German culture.
Description: Lucy Worsley reveals the surprising stories behind our favorite Christmas carols. From pagan rituals to religious conflicts, French dances and the First Globe War, carols reflect our history.
Description: Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan travels to the frozen north, deep inside the Arctic Circle, to meet the ancient Sami folks and the animals they keep so close - reindeer.
Description: Three of the world's greatest wingsuit flyers—Espen Fadnes, Ludovic (Ludo) Woerth and Jokke Sommer—set out on a global adventure in find of excellent spots for proximity flying and BASE jumps. From Brazil to China, the trio face some of the most thrilling and challenging flights of their lives.
Description: Sky Jumpers is a character-driven, detail documentary that takes viewers deep into the risky globe of top-tier skydiving, where split-second decisions create the difference between life and death.
Description: Mike has a brain tumour. It's the sort of tumour that wont slay him, but it will rob him of his sight. With the actual stagnation of Medicinal Cannabis prescription in Australia, Mike sets off on a street trip of discovery.
Description: Stacey Dooley travels the globe to uncover the hidden costs of the addiction to quick fashion. She sees for herself how toxic chemicals released by the garment industry pollute waterways that millions of folks rely on. She witnesses the former Aral Sea, once one of the biggest bodies of new water, actually reduced almost entirely to dust.
Description: The Shipibo-Konibo folks of Peruvian Amazon decorate their pottery, jewelry, textiles, and body art with complex geometric patterns named kené. These patterns also have corresponding songs, named icaros, which are integral to the Shipibo method of life. This documentary explores these special art forms, and one Shipibo family's efforts to safeguard the tradition.
Description: Documentary with some of the actors, script supervisor, and casting director, as they discuss making the movie McCabe & Mrs. Miller, the style and themes of the story, working with Robert Altman.
Description: Before starting a family, Soozie Eastman, daughter of an industrial chemical distributor, embarks on a adventure to search out the lvls of toxins in her body and explores if there is anything she or anyone else can do to change them. She has just learned that hundreds of synthetic toxins are actually found in each baby born in America and the government and chemical corporations are doing tiny to protect citizens and consumers. With guidance from world-renowned physicians and environmental leaders, interviews with scientists and politicians, and stories of daily Americans, Soozie uncovers how we got to be so overloaded with chemicals and if there is anything we can do to take control of our exposure.
Description: Wimme Saari is one of the greatest known Sami yoikers from Finland. He combines traditional Sami singing with his own improvisations, usually to a techno-ambient accompaniment by members of Finnish electronic group RinneRadio. Wimme has also appeared on the albums of another bands or musicians, for instance Hedningarna, Nits or Hector Zazou.
Description: A profile tracking the history of the Swedish band Garmarna, including interviews and melody video clips, from the inception of the band in 1990 to their "Hildegard von Bingen" recording in 2001. Their songs are mainly old Scandinavian ballads presented in a special soundscape spiced with a haunting disturbing aspect. Chapbook stories who sneak up on you through eerie backwards fiddle, strings, programming, soundscapes, then the beats kick in, banging for dear life, and the cool, authoritative voice of Emma Härdelin floats over the top.
Description: 1994 documentary about legendary outsider musician Wesley Willis. Unreleased until it was uploaded to YouTube in 2016, the movie covers the early life of the Chicago musician.
Description: Saving Mes Aynak follows Afghan archaeologist Qadir Temori as he races vs time to save a 5,000-year-old archaeological website in Afghanistan from imminent demolition. A Chinese state-owned mining company is closing in on the ancient site, eager to harvest $100 billion dollars worth of copper buried directly beneath the archaeological ruins. Only 10% of Mes Aynak has been excavated, though, and some trust future discoveries at the website have the potential to redefine the history of Afghanistan and the history of Buddhism itself. Qadir Temori and his fellow Afghan archaeologists face what seems an impossible war vs the Chinese, the Taliban and local politics to save their cultural heritage from likely erasure.
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