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Rip!: A Remix Manifesto

Rip!: A Remix Manifesto

Join filmmaker Brett Gaylor and mashup artist Girl Talk as they explore copyright and content creation in the digital age. In the process they dissect the media landscape of the 21st century and shatter the wall between users and producers. Creative Commons founder, Lawrence Lessig, Brazil's...

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Eminem: Diamonds and Pearls

Eminem: Diamonds and Pearls

Diamonds and Pearls is a documentary film which tells the story of Eminem’s extraordinary life and incredible musical career, via the use of the rarest footage, interviews with his closest friends, associates and loved ones and contributions from the finest music writers and journalists...

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Flamenco at 5:15

Flamenco at 5:15

This Oscar®-winning short documentary is an impressionistic record of a flamenco dance class given to senior students of the National Ballet School of Canada by two great teachers from Spain, Susana and Antonio Robledo. For a few weeks each year, in the depths of winter, senior students at...

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Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey

Metal – A Headbanger’s Journey

Metal: A Headbanger's Journey is a 2005 documentary directed by Sam Dunn with Scot McFadyen and Jessica Wise. The film follows 31-year-old Sam Dunn, a Canadian anthropologist, who has been a heavy metal fan since the age of 12. He sets out across the world to uncover the various opinions on...

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8.67

Baby Beauty Queens

Baby Beauty Queens

As the American phenomenon of the children's beauty pageant hits the UK, this documentary uncovers a surreal new world where nine-year-olds get fake tans and seven-year-olds wear contact lenses. With the grand final of the first ever Mini Miss UK beauty contest taking place at a leisure center...

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Man on Wire

Man on Wire

On August 7th 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between New York's twin towers, then the worlds tallest buildings. After nearly an hour dancing on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, and brought to jail before he was...

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8.78

Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul

Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul

It's not the expected thing for a documentary on Turkish music to open with a quote from Confucius, but that is not the only fascinating surprise that Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul has to offer. The latest film by Fatih Akin, who directed the exceptional Head-On, turns out to be a...

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8.17

Scratch

Scratch

Scratch is a feature-length film/ DVD that explores the world of the hip-hop DJ. From the birth of hip-hop, when pioneering DJ's began extending breaks on their party records (which helped inspire break dancing and rap), to the invention of scratching and "beat-juggling" vinyl, to its recent...

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8.36

Before the Music Dies (B4MD)

Before the Music Dies (B4MD)

Ever since MTV arrived in our living rooms, there has been an inordinate amount of emphasis on beauty and youth and appearance - none of which enters our consciousness through our ears. Never have so few companies controlled so much of the music played on the radio and for sale at retail...

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The Future Is Unwritten

The Future Is Unwritten

When the Clash was labeled "The Only Band That Matters," it may have been record company hype, but when I was a teenager, there was probably no band that mattered more to me. The idealism, the earnest anger, the democratic, sometimes clumsy way...

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Amazing Journey: The Story of the Who

Amazing Journey: The Story of the Who

Like that of a lasting marriage, the story of a long-established rock band is necessarily laden with drama. The Who, now in their fifth decade, have had their share and more -- almost, it seems, from Day One of their existence. Amazing Journey: The Story of the Who takes us through a tale of...

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8.33

Show Business: The Road to Broadway

Show Business: The Road to Broadway

ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway is the delightfully engaging full-length documentary produced and directed by veteran Dori Berinstein of Legally Blonde fame. The film follows four major musicals of the 2003 – 2004 season: Wicked, Avenue Q, Caroline, or Change, and Taboo from...

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    • Poison FirePoison FireThe Niger Delta is an environmental disaster zone after fifty years of oil...
    • Earth on FireEarth on FireEarth on Fire is a one hour, Australian special that focuses on mega fires...
    • Space Station TourSpace Station TourThis is an excellent documentary-type tour of the International Space...
    • Evolution Vs. GodEvolution Vs. GodEvolution Vs. God is a documentary trying to challenge the theory of...
    • The Perfect VaginaThe Perfect VaginaWhat began as a wander through the wacky world of genital plastic surgery...
    • The CoveThe CoveThe Cove begins in Taiji, Japan, where former dolphin trainer Ric O’Barry...