Combining scientific, religious and anthropological perspectives on the use of Ayahuasca in modern society, and in parallel with the director Fausto Noro’s own healing process, Ayhuasca: Expansion of Consciousness provides for the first time, a holistic, yet balanced view of this controversial subject.
Tupamaro: Urban Guerrillas
In Caracas, Venezuela, the murder capital of the world, a revolutionary gang enforces justice–eye for an eye. Hailed by some as modern-day Robin Hoods and as ruthless thugs by others, the Tupamaros are an enigma long puzzled over by scholars and the U.S. foreign service. With unprecedented access to these controversial vigilantes, the film chronicles seven turbulent years in the life of Alberto ‘Chino’ Carias, a former...
The Power of Play
Lizards do it. Even fish do it. The animal world is showing us why play is a serious matter.
Through a combination of ongoing experiments, reconstructed experiments and guided observation, The Power of Play reveals surprising truths about play in the natural world.
Scientists from Europe, the United States and Canada, many of them pioneers in the field, offer convincing...
Port of Destiny: Peace
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos won international praise and the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize for ending a five-decade civil war that left some 260,000 people dead and 8 million displaced. His persistence transformed a country that was once the murder capital of the world into a global destination for investment and tourism.
Port of Destiny recounts the drama of Colombia’s path to peace. As Defense Minister, Santos...
Elderly people are disappearing in Las Vegas. Deemed incompetent, they are removed from their homes, drugged, and dumped in nursing homes against their will. Their autonomy is stolen, dignity destroyed, healthcare jeopardized, and life savings pillaged — all without their consent.
Mr. Fish, once a successful, outrageous editorial cartoonist, finds that his profession is dying. Can he raise a family and maintain his defiant voice when dangerous humour has no market?
Should we be giving doctors the right to end the lives by euthanasia? The cost of treatment is putting pressure on a fraught decision making process, and the many question the motives of those tasked with making the decisions. How are these highly disputed laws affecting the most vulnerable amongst us?
John Daly, an ex-neo-Nazi skinhead, fled to Israel after his own gang attempted to murder him for being Jewish. Years later he receives an e-mail from someone in his long forgotten past - a former friend and fellow ex-neo-Nazi - sending them both on a painful journey of self discovery.
With heartfelt stories, Dying to Live takes us into the worlds of those awaiting and going through organ transplants, and with penetrating insight explores the policy failures that allow this to happen. Finally, Dying to Live offers solutions to a very easily solvable crisis.
Enter the deadliest parts of the world where escaping abuse, exploitation, extortion and death is a daily battle, covering: child exploitation by gangs in Colombia, femicide in Mexico, business in the shadow of the Mafia in Napoli, environmentalists under fire in the Amazon and beyond.
In the Executioner’s Shadow casts a penetrating look at the consequences of the death penalty through three powerful stories. As the battle over capital punishment heats up, this provocative film challenges viewers to question their deepest beliefs about the meaning of justice.
We investigate the murky world of global electronic waste disposal, where legal grey areas, lack of investment in recycling, unscrupulous businesses and politicised application of law lead to wasted opportunities, environmental degradation and hellish living conditions in a toxic dumping ground.