James Lavelle played his first DJ set at 14, launched pioneering record label Mo’Wax at 18 and released the genre defining UNKLE album Psyence Fiction at 22. His phenomenally rapid rise seemed limitless, but it’s only when you’re going so fast that the wheels fall off. The Man from Mo’Wax tells the remarkable story of one of the most enigmatic yet influential figures in contemporary British culture. Unearthed from over 700 hours of footage including exclusive personal archives spanning three decades, we get the rare opportunity to watch a boy become a man in the world of music.
There are no Scraps of Men is the story of Alberto Cairo, a physiotherapist working in the war impacted city of Kabul, Afghanistan. Cairo has been called “the man who has helped 100,000 people walk again” as a result of his endless work to rehabilitate soldiers and civilians alike. The Italian physiotherapist runs the International Committee of the Red Cross’ rehabilitation program in Afghanistan and was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2010. The increasing demand for Cairo’s help has come just as the country has turned more dangerous for aid workers, who have faced repeated attacks. This documentary is the story of people who have been thrown together by a twist of fate and are tasked with either giving up, or moving ahead in life.
The Burning Field is an immersive portrait of life set in the environmental wasteland of Agbogbloshie. We follow four young Ghanaians as they struggle to navigate work and relationships over a single day in the largest e-waste dump on earth. Told entirely from their unique perspectives and in their own words, this documentary captures telling moments from lives spent dismantling and burning electronic appliances from around the world, and the steep toll it takes both on them and the environment.
Fata and Yankuba are two young Gambian migrants with distinct and ambitious dreams, who fled dictatorship and poverty, and landed in Naples only to discover a new kind of violence: a pernicious climate of racism and a corrupt immigration system. Their only solace escape from the psychological torture of years spent waiting for documents in squalid camps is a small underground club in the heart of the city. As divisive anti-immigration rhetoric ricochets through the media, migrant-run Teranga nightclub manifests as a rare safe space for migrants to meet young Italians whilst dancing and singing away the collective trauma of their journeys to Europe and the discrimination they face in Italy.
Former investment banker Jeff Huang, takes the road less traveled for leaving behind a lucrative job in finance to become a Mixed Martial Artist at the age of 33.For his traditional family, Jeff’s decision is irresponsible. Things get more challenging when his parents are disappointed, his wife walks out on him. When life doesn’t go according to the plan, will Jeff waver in the path he’s chosen?
“Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.” – Doc, Back to the Future
Take the front seat in this behind the scenes exploration of some of Hollywood’s most famous and iconic cars. Featuring ‘star cars’ from both film and television, this entertaining series gives an exclusive look into on-screen favourites such as the Batmobile, KITT, General Lee, Herby, Ecto-1 and the DeLorean.
Kars & Stars brings you the stories from the people who designed and built these legends as well as the stars who know them best including David Hasselhoff, John Schneider, Dick Van Dyke, Dan Aykroyd, Michael Douglas and many more. So buckle up, sit back and get ready for a dose of nostalgia as we tell the story of some of your most beloved star cars!
Green Heroes Series 2 has a new group of heroes who acted on their ideas and boldly ventured forth to address the environmental crisis. Each episode explores a different theme to showcase innovative solutions around various environmental issues. The Green Heroes of Series 2 includes musician and record producer Daniel Lanois, author and conservationist Farley Mowat, and award-winning environmental activist Sophia Rabliauskas.
Green Heroes showcases the remarkable stories of people who acted on their ideas to address the environmental crisis. Our Green Heroes includeGreen Giant David Suzuki, renowned chimpanzee researcher and conservationist Jane Goodall, race car driver and activist Leilani Munter and innovator Stuart Hickox. These Green Heroes plus many more are ready to roll up their sleeves and step on some toes to get the job done. This series is a selection of great stories about people turning apathy to action.
The Path to Shaolin follows Tim Mrazek to the Songshan mountains in China, where, he travels deep inside the heart of Chinese Kung Fu to the Shaolin Temple. But the pull of East and West has changed many things at the Shaolin temple, more than either can expect.
Will Tim Mrazek be accepted as a non-Chinese Shaolin Master? What is the true meaning of Shaolin Kung-Fu in the 21st century, and is there a place for him in it?