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“Land of Whispers” invites you to visit arguably the most unique and isolated travel destination in the world – not to criticize, but to observe and listen. Aside from usual highlights such as Pyongyang or Arirang, this unique one-man documentary brings you to areas such as Chongjin or Wonson, still virtually unknown to even google or wikipedia. There, I attempt to pierce through the ever-present ‘national mythology’ and as much as possible, I try to connect with people – such as the waitress mesmerized by tablet computers, or a tour guide cautiously fascinated by modern pop culture.
In 1964 the Mariner Four spacecraft flew by Mars and got a good look. What it saw looked more like the Moon than the Earth. Then, in the mid-1970′s, two lander-orbiter robot teams, named Viking, went in for an even closer look. The landers tested the soil for the chemical residues of life. All the evidence from Viking told us: Mars is dead. And extremely harsh.
Needle Exchange tells the story of Spencer and Glenn, two best friends who helped each other swap their heroin habits with a passion for tattoos. Ink is their link, but their bond is tested when a new romantic relationship threatens the friendship.
Ida is a young woman trying to survive in Chow Kit, which is also known as Kuala Lumpur’s red light district.
China’s remote Bama County is home to a significant number of the worlds oldest people but what is the secret of a long and happy life? Today this remains the eternal unanswered question.
WELCOME TO PARADISE CITY
Paradise City shows us an unexposed side of homelessness at a young age, a side that we all should be aware of. We walk & ride past homeless people everyday and wonder how they got there. These questions often lead to our assumptions that they are lazy, trouble makers, or were addicted to drugs. Although this may be true in some cases, we should look at our own reflection and ask ourselves, what addictions do we have? What’s so different in our lives that solidifies our livelihood and luxuries we often take for granted?
THE CUBAN SKATEBOARD CRISIS
A short Documentary filmed in Cuba exploring the problems faced by young Cuban skateboarders due to the trade embargo’s with the US. Produced, Directed & Filmed by Phil Brown.
CROSSING MEXICO’S OTHER BORDER
But we assume that most immigrants trying to cross the US/Mexico border are all Mexican. The reality is that a large percentage of them come from Central America, and their journey north is grueling For those hoping to get across the US border, they first have to pass through Mexico, an ordeal that often ends up being even more difficult than getting into the United States.
LIVING WITH ADHD
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is one of the most feared and misunderstood of all neurological medical conditions. Despite over 200 scientific papers being published on this neurological condition every year, it remains stigmatized and controversial. Yet some doctors don’t even believe it exists.
COPS BEHAVING BADLY
BBC’s Richard Bilton investigates cops who behave badly, and discovers just how many cases are dealt with by the police themselves behind closed doors.
BRITAIN’S CHILD BEGGARS
Meet Alice. She is a four-year-old child out on London’s Oxford street begging hours on end, day in, day out. Alice is just one of Britain’s Gypsy child beggars, and she can earn hundreds of pounds a day.
Decoding the Past: The Templar Code
For almost 200 years, the Knights Templar was the most powerful group in the medieval world. Today, the group’s legacy showcased in an array of Hollywood blockbusters and a number of literary works.
3D Printed Guns
Back From the Edge
Freedom: Are You a Freedom Seeker?
The Tax Free Tour
Undercity: New York City Urban Exploration
“Science” of the Gaps