Changi Prison is a concrete purgatory, spartan to the extreme. No beds, no pillows and no chairs in the cells. Humiliating strip searches are routine, as a matter of security. Yet, practiced in this prison are some of the most sophisticated methods to reform the hearts and minds of the most recalcitrant prisoners.
Eternal Spring: The Heist of China’s Airwaves
In March 2002, a state TV station in China was hijacked by members of outlawed spiritual group Falun Gong. Their goal was to counter the government narrative about their practice.
In the aftermath, police raids sweep Changchun City, and comic book illustrator Daxiong (Justice League, Star Wars), a Falun Gong practitioner, is forced to flee. He arrives in North America, blaming the hijacking for worsening a violent repression....
Gun Shot Wound
Gun Shot Wound takes a hard look at routine gun violence in America through the eyes of its trauma surgeons. The film examines the crisis through a public health lens and highlights hospital-based violence intervention programs designed to combat the epidemic.
Every day in the United States, an average of 318 people are shot—about 116,000 victims each year. Most aren’t involved in mass shootings; instead...
Aquariums: The Dark Hobby
Hawaii is ground zero in the global struggle to save marine wildlife. Some species of fish have been driven to extinction by collectors, and others are severely diminished.
Elsewhere, cyanide and dynamite is used to hunt the tropical fish to be captured as ´pets´ and then their their fins cut, and swim bladders pierced with needles, they are sealed in bags to ship globally. 90% die within a year of capture, creating...
The world has seen the iconic images of protestors covered in black, tossing back tear gas, taking on the authoritarian superpower that is China. Who are these hidden people ? When a city rises up against a superpower, everyone must decide how far they will go for freedom.
In Brazil, as many other countries, the pandemic rapidly becomes politicised as chaos engulfs the official response while journalists are scapegoated for telling the truth, misinformation fills the airwaves and medics become overwhelmed by a preventable, escalating death toll.
The art world and beyond is obsessed with shooting analog. From elite fashion houses to amateurs perusing eBay, is it a trend perpetuated by our desire for authenticity in an increasingly superficial world? Or is it something else entirely?
Can AI enable us to live forever? Filmmaker Ann Shin sets out on a journey, exploring the latest AI and biotech with scientists and visionaries who foresee a ‘post-biological’ world where humans and AI merge. Will AI be the best, or the last thing we ever do?
Exciting technologies have emerged, setting the gears in motion for a new green industrial revolution. What are the new technologies that decouple social and economic growth from carbon emissions? New innovations across the world will provide new and greener ways of producing energy, materials and food.
In 2017 Petter decides to end his life, but at the last moment, is stopped by police. His best friend Sverre is determined to help and suggests they make a film to keep Petter busy and focused on getting better. Equipped with a camera, they search the streets of Oslo to find out how troubled souls deal with their lives.
Cyber terrorist or freedom fighter? Little did novelist Ian Thornton suspect that the beggar into whose hat he dropped some coin would turn out to be a high ranking member of the Anonymous movement involved in major cyber-attacks. After years on the run from the FBI the man known as Commander X is now looking for political asylum.
Vinyl Nation is the comprehensive documentary about vinyl - past and present - taking in the fandom, the production, its sound, and its history including its road-bumps, and a new generation of fans that smash the stereotype of it being the preserve of older white males.