In this film Sue Bourne turned her beady eye on that fascinating phenomenon of contemporary society – Internet Dating. There are 15 million single people in the UK and 7 million of them have tried their hand at internet dating. With these staggering statistics Bourne set out to find out what this was doing to […]
Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait of The New Yorker Cartoonists A new HBO documentary about the world of cartooning and the brain behind the New Yorker cartoons. Bob Mankoff, the cartoon editor for the New Yorker . Leah Wolchok’s documentary offers an offbeat meditation on humor, art and the genius of the single-panel cartoon, […]
In 1935, S.S. head Heinrich Himmler established the Lebensborn Foundation, with a goal of preserving and protecting “pure German blood”, where blond-haired, blue-eyed Aryan women were mated with S.S. soldiers or men of documented “racial purity”. Lebensborn homes were also set up in most occupied countries, particularly Norway, and Aryan-looking children were kidnapped from occupied […]
Still called the Heretic King by Egyptian historians, Akhenaten ruled from 1377 to 1360 B.C. Controversial then as now, he abolished the old religion, replacing it with a one-god worship, and built an entire city dedicated to Aten–a Sun God. But after his death, his successor Tutankhamun returned Egypt to its traditional values.
Of all of Egypt’s pharaohs, Tutankhamun remains the most famous and enigmatic. Despite amazing discoveries made when his tomb was unearthed, little historical information exists on him–and much of that is shrouded in debate. What really killed the boy king? Did the “curse of King Tut” kill three of his tomb’s discoverers?
Citizenfour uncovers the secret and illegal practices of the U.S. National Security Agency’s mass surveillance programme using classified documents revealed by NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden. It aims to shed light on the indiscriminate invasion of the privacy of American citizens as well as those of other countries carried out by the NSA in a case […]
The tree houses in Hambach Forest have long symbolized resistance to open-pit lignite mining. Now the authorities are having them removed. German energy giant RWE wants to clear-cut large parts of the forest this autumn to expand its lignite mine. Dozens of activists have been living in tree houses in Hambach Forest in an attempt […]
The “Scientists Under Attack – Genetic Engineering in the magnetic Field of Money” documentary by the German film-maker Bertram Verhaag tells the stories of two scientists, Dr Arpad Pusztai and Dr Ignacio Chapela, whose research showed negative findings on GM foods and crops. Both suffered the fate of those who challenge the powerful vested interests […]