Culture Documentaries

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Spirits of the Rainforest

This amazing 90-minute Discovery Channel feature documentary was written, co-edited and associate-produced by Kim MacQuarrie and narrated by Linda Hunt. SPIRITS OF THE RAINFOREST won two Emmy Awards, a Cine Golden Eagle, and awards at three Film Festivals.

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Google Me

This unusual documentary is about a man named Jim Killeen who Googled his name one day and was shocked to see other people that shared his name.

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Favela Rising

Of Rio de Janeiro’s over 300 favelas, or slums, the Vigario Geral favela is considered to be one of the most dangerous of them all.

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Bob Marley – Freedom Road

Robert Nesta Marley, best known simply as Bob Marley, was an extraordinary man. Long after his death, his songs continue to inspire and motivate change in people of all races, all over the world.

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Saving 10,000 – Winning a War on Suicide in Japan

There’s an enemy at work in Japan. Around 300,000 people made the decision to end their lives through suicide in the last ten years.

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Short

Is it true that shorter men have a better sense of humor? Why do women seem to always go for tall guys?

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Getting into Cirque Du Soleil

If you have ever wondered where Cirque du Soleil finds such incredible performers, now you can take a behind the scenes look at the work of the talent scouts, the auditions, the annual training camp, as well as what it means to be a performer in one of the most famous circus shows in the world.

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Pond Hockey

Before the existence of competitive leagues playing hockey in front of thousands of fans there was pond hockey. Pond hockey is a sport that is very similar to traditional ice hockey except that it’s played outdoors on a natural frozen body of water.

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Thai Boxing: A Fighting Chance

Get acquainted with the fight sport known as Muay Thai, the national sport of Thailand, in this hour-long documentary film. Thai Boxing: A Fighting Chance, originally filmed in 2002 and narrated by British actor Jason Statham, takes us on a voyage to Thailand, the Land of Smiles, to learn about Muay Thai and what it means to those that practice it.

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A Shining Light

Journeyman Pictures presents, “A Shining Light,” a short film of only 11 minutes following Illac Diaz who began a project called “Liter of Light.” The film takes place in the slums of Manila, Philippines in August of 2012.

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Who Really Invented Vodka?

Travel with Igor Berglin to the frontlines of the Vodka Wars where he tries to discover who really invented this popular drink and finds out that the strained relationship between Russia and Poland can be salvaged by a bottle.

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Educating Black Boys

Join DocumentaryStorm, Tony Harris, and Al Jazeera as we go into Baltimore, into the inner city, into the classrooms, and into the head of black boys of America.

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Israel – The Enemy Within?

Israel’s history has been dominated by violence. Israelis are scared of foreign threats – but do their internal tensions post a larger threat to the future of Israel?

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Between Sky and Ocean

Between Sky and Ocean’ an independent documentary film, captures a series of unreported stories from the Kiritimati (Christmas) Island, which is located in the Central Pacific Ocean.

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Zeitgeist: Addendum

Zeitgeist Addendum is the follow-up to the widely popular film “Zeitgeist.” The movie focuses on topics of social distortion and corruption.

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Syria: Songs of Defiance

A Ground Zero eye account of the horrors currently going on in Syria, June and July, 2012.  Journalists have risked their lives to bring you this footage.

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The Vice Guide To Liberia

Liberia has been ravaged by civil war for the past 14 years and is rotting from the inside out, plagued by teenage prostitution, murder, and drug addiction.

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A Life in Japan

Documentary. Japan through foreign eyes. Interviews with nineteen foreign residents in Japan. Personal experiences and opinions, both the good and the bad stuff.

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Surviving Alone in Alaska

Have you ever wondered if you would survive in the wilderness, on your wits, alone? Heimo Korth did. Now, he’s the last man standing in an Alaskan wilderness. 

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The Vice Guide to Travel: Takanakuy

Do you think you’re tough? Let’s take a trip to the mountains of Peru and see how these hypermasculine folks bottle up their personal grudges all year long and then on Christmas day battle it out in the middle of town.

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Focus on Maldives: Wedding TV

Focus on Maldives is from Wedding TV and is part of a series that showcases beautiful places for destination weddings. It features interviews with important industry insiders and takes viewers to some of the most amazing destination wedding venues in the world. 

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Al Jazeera: Artscape: Maestro’s Daughters

Artscape is an extraordinary series highlighting the various forms of art across the world. It showcases the artistic forces that are behind the some of the globe’s headline stories.

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Al Jazeera Witness: Daughters of the Brothel

This is the remarkable story of Naseema, who at a young age was abandoned from both her mother and father. She was taken in and raised by a woman she calls her ‘grandmother’.

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Around the World For Free

Imagine travelling around the world with only a backpack. No access to your bank accounts, no special funding, but instead relying solely on the kindness of strangers.

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