Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam (Islamic Culture)Rating In this ground breaking documentary we follow the new phenomenon across the world and see how it embraces young Muslims, challenges conservative believers and marks a new musical movement. The Birth of Punk Islam follows Michael and his kindred spirits as they travel across the USA in […]
Young Carers: Looking After Mum (Family)Rating The unsung, unseen heroes of society, young carers provide emotional and physical care for disabled and sick parents in a complete reversal of the child/parent role.
My Brother’s Kosova Wedding (Unique Culture)Rating A Kosova Australian Boy, Selmon Beha, is beckoned back to Kosova for his brother’s arranged Muslim wedding. What has happened to that war-torn country since Selmon was last there, 16 years ago? Have Selmon’s parents returned to Kosova to feel more comfortable with their Muslim faith, at a time […]
The State Of Texas (American Culture)Rating An incisive, contrary and witty gaze on the Lone Star State. With a Texan in the White House, espousing Texan values, Christopher Hitchens’ investigation is a chance to see what Texas stands for, what this tells us about America today and what this means for the rest of the […]
One Man Enters One of the World’s Most Secretive States – The Happy Dictator (Full)Rating Deep in the heart of Central Asia lies one of the world’s most secretive countries – Turkmenistan. Run until recently by a crazy dictator whose megalomania spawned a personality cult to rival that of Chairman Mao, this unlikely desert republic […]
Inside Broadmoor (Notorious Prison)Rating Broadmoor is Britain’s most notorious hospital prison for the criminally insane, whose infamous inmates have included Ronnie Kray and ‘Yorkshire Ripper’ Peter Sutcliffe. Currently Broadmoor houses 400 of the most difficult, disturbed and dangerous people in Britain. With material from inside the hospital, this film offers a unique insight into how […]
Coloured Skies (Indian Kite Combat Festival)Rating The celebration of Makar Sankranti in Ahmedabad is more than just a festival, it is a social phenomenon that reaches deep into the heart of a city and reveals something profound about their culture. Every year as the sun enters the star sign of Capricorn, celebrations in a region […]
The Red Lion (British Drinking Culture)Rating The Red Lion is based on a very simple idea – take the most common name for a pub (The Red Lion) and then take the people who drink in the 600 pubs across the UK with that name to throw light on our drinking habits. What emerges is […]