Port of Destiny recounts the drama of Colombia's path to peace. As Defense Minister, Santos waged war on the terrorist guerrilla movement FARC, hunting down its leaders and orchestrating high-wire hostage rescues. As President, he brokered peace—but paid a steep political price.
Can magic mushrooms cure depression?
Over two years we follow the first ever medical trial of psilocybin (the psychoactive ingredient in magic mushrooms) being used to treat a group of volunteers suffering from clinical depression.
This remarkable film follows three volunteers and their families, and the ambitious staff running the trial, who are hoping this controversial treatment will have the power to...
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...
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.
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.