Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, variously await their fate.
Jia Zhangke's short film for Greenpeace East Asia depicts the effects of air pollution in northeast China, a region frequently blanketed in dangerous levels of air pollution. 'Smog Journeys' traces two families from two different backgrounds; one a mining family in Hebei province, and the other a trendy middle class family in Beijing. Both face a similar fate. Air pollution is one of China's most pressing environmental and health issues. Greenpeace calls for a shift from coal to clean renewable energy, as well as short term measures that better safeguard people's health.
By land, by air, and by sea, viewers can now experience the struggle that millions of creatures endure in the name of migration as wildlife photographers show just how deeply survival instincts have become ingrained into to the animals of planet Earth. From the monarch butterflies that swarm the highlands of Mexico to the birds who navigate by the stars and the millions of red crabs who make the perilous land journey across Christmas Island, this release offers a look at animal instinct in it's purest form.
On the vast Kazakhstan Steppes, nine 16 year-olds prepare to graduate from the Akkol orphanage. Rockets launched overhead from the nearby Cosmodrome inspire their dreams as they write about and perform their imagined future-selves. Guided by the nomadic spirit and natural beauty of the Steppes, the orphans explore questions of time and truth in relation to the challenging reality of their lives. Traditional Kazakh culture, global popular iconography, and space travel are infused throughout their performances and imaginatively used as protective talismans on their journey into an uncertain adulthood.
In May of 2011, Neil Young drove a 1956 Crown Victoria from his idyllic hometown of Omemee, Ontario to downtown Toronto's iconic Massey Hall where he intimately performed the last two nights of his solo world tour. Along the drive, Young recounted insightful and introspective stories from his youth to filmmaker Jonathan Demme. Through the tunes and the tales, Demme portrays a personal, retrospective look into the heart and soul of the artist.
Magic Journeys is a 3D film created by WED Enterprises for presentation at Disney theme parks. Originally shown at the Imagination Pavilion at Disney's EPCOT Center in Florida, it featured at four different parks in the US and Japan over the course of its 11-year run.
Mythic Journeys includes animation, documentary, story, atwork, and animation about the role of mythology & mysticism in modern society and storytelling, featuring interviews with Deepak Chopra and Michael Beckwith. Documentary footage is placed within a frame story for which Brian and Wendy Froud created the puppets and actors Mark Hamill, Lance Henriksen, and Tim Curry provided the voices.
In the heart of Nairobi, where abandoned children wander the streets with no relief from the grim realities of poverty, hope for the future is dim, until renowned Kenyan actress Anne Wanjugu restores the children's spirit through the healing power of theater. This inspiring doc chronicles their triumphant journey from the makeshift stage of a small church to the bright lights of Broadway.
Immerse yourself in the visual wonders of nature while sweetly soothing music accompanies armchair excursions to the world's most breathtaking locations, including Thailand, France, Greece, Italy, Norway, Iceland, Morocco and South Africa. Explore gorgeous bodies of water in "Cascading Waterways," spectacular landscapes in "Edge of the Horizon" and views from the world's most majestic mountaintops in "Peaks of the Heavens."
This documentary series follows three iconic species — caribou, zebra and elephant — on three of the world’s most breathtaking wildlife adventures. Each must overcome immense obstacles, from challenging terrain to hungry predators and sheer physical exhaustion. What drives these animals to risk everything in the race of their lives? Using the latest satellite-tagging technology, a team of scientists and filmmakers can now track the precise journeys of individual animals, witnessing their daily life-and-death decisions first hand as they happen. For the first time, we’ll reveal the complete picture of these epic races — the successes, the failures and the near misses.
Documentary account of George W. Bush's presidential campaign.
Through the use of spectacular, never-before-seen nuclear test footage, travels to ten former testing sites and explores the history, physical changes resulting from the tests and current condition of these amazing and important places. Visit the notorious Nevada Test Site, known as the most bombed place on earth. Over 900 nuclear explosions where detonated at this location – an area larger than the State of Rhode Island. Once upon a time these locations were kept top secret, but today, with this 60th Anniversary Diamond Edition of Atomic Journeys: Welcome to Ground Zero, you will finally see these historic hot spots. Preserving the incredible legacy of America’s nuclear testing program stands as a reminder of the fine line between the progress of mankind and the destruction of the earth. Once you understand what really happened at the Ground Zero nuclear testing sites, you will never be the same.
Narrated, 1998 mondo shockumentary that uses clips from other shockumentaries.
Experience the ultimate digital artistry from around the world as Computer Animation Journeys presents a stunning collection of cutting edge short stories. This body of work showcases 12 ultra-entertaining films, inlcuding the hilarious antics of "Melvin: The Red-Headed Stepchild", the harrowing adventure of "Marvin and the Martian", the suspense of "Pump Action", the very humorous anecdote within "Fruits of Labor" and the cosmic contemplation of "Horses on Mars". And these are just the beginning of the spectacular array of computer animated gems awaiting you inside!
This short film provides a glimpse at famous art galleries of Rome, Florence, and the Vatican.
After having venerated the pagan gods of Antiquity, two thousand years ago Greece chose to convert to Christianity. From that time forward monks undertook the construction of imposing monasteries hidden away in unusual spots like the edges of cliffs, volcanic islands, or inaccessible rocky summits. Travelers who choose to visit Mount Athos, the Meteoras or the Island of Patmos will not only live through a memorable mystical experience, but will dive head first into an unforgettable odyssey, leading to the heart of the Byzantine Empire.
Although it's a less exotic stop on the Greatest Journeys on Earth tour than, say, South Africa or Peru, this virtual trip to California yields some of the most beautiful scenery in the world -- from mountains to palm trees and everything in between. Highlights include a look at the star-studded streets of Hollywood's rich and famous, a virtual "dip" along California's Pacific coastline and a brief history of exploration in the state.
Master guru Herbie Pearlman talks to director Brian Labrecque and answers all questions religious and spiritual, for he is benevolent and wise and all seeing.
An epic meditation on psychoanalysis, the Baader-Meinhof, feminism, and pre-revolutionary Russia.
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys is a television series, filmed in New Zealand and the United States. It was produced from 1995, and was very loosely based on the tales of the classical Greek culture hero Heracles. It ran for six seasons, producing action figures and other memorabilia as it became one of the highest rated syndicated television shows in the world at that time. It also gained a cult following along with its spin-off, Xena: Warrior Princess. It was preceded by several TV movies with the same major characters in 1994 as part of Universal Television's Action Pack: in order, Hercules and the Amazon Women, Hercules and the Lost Kingdom, Hercules and the Circle of Fire, Hercules in the Underworld, and Hercules in the Maze of the Minotaur, the last of which served mostly as a "clip show" of the previous movies as a lead up to the series.
Michael Portillo takes to the tracks with a copy of George Bradshaw's Victorian Railway Guidebook. Portillo travels the length and breadth of the country to see how the railways changed us, and what of Bradshaw's Britain remains.
Guided by a century-old Bradshaw’s Handbook of Indian, Foreign and Colonial Travel, Michael Portillo embarks on a railway adventure across India and takes in the extraordinary variety of the Indian landscape.
Cutting-edge stories about the origins of the universe, black holes, exploding stars, the search for ET life, and the nature of the planets. How did the universe begin? Where will it end? Are there other worlds like Earth?
Great Railway Journeys, originally titled Great Railway Journeys of the World, is a recurring series of travel documentaries produced by BBC Television. The premise of each programme is that the presenter, typically a well-known figure from the arts or media, would make a journey by train, usually through a country or to a destination to which they had a personal connection. There were four series broadcast on BBC Two between 1980 and 1999, with the shorter series title being used for all but the first. In 2010 a similar series also aired on BBC Two, Great British Railway Journeys.
Mysterious Journeys is a paranormal television series that aired on the Travel Channel. Similar to Weird Travels, In Search Of..., and Is It Real?, the show explores a variety of topics often considered pseudoscientific or paranormal, covering everything from ghosts, monsters, and UFOs to strange disappearances and historical locations. The show is usually presented through interviews, reenactments and scene footage, with narration by Dellums. The show premiered on March 20, 2002 and ran a limited 4 episode season, halting production until 2007 when an additional 10 episodes aired. The show has since halted production and it is unknown if any further episodes will air, as there is little to no information available on the Travel Channel's website.
Michael Portillo explores Canada, armed with his Appleton's Guidebook.
Intrepid Journeys is a New Zealand television series, which screens on TV ONE. Making its debut in 2003, the show focuses on New Zealand "celebrities" who travel over to exotic countries to see the country's history, culture and people. It is a multi-award-winning travel series. It is not a “Survivor” style manufactured “challenge” show. It is about meeting real challenges in the real world, travelling to lesser-known places and then getting around the way locals do… by foot, bus and camel. Aside from being physically challenging, Intrepid Journeys also acts as a conduit to other cultures and countries that may otherwise only be seen on the news when all hell is breaking loose. This series is a chance to get past stereotypes, myths and bad press, to get out into the real world and experience life challenging and changing travel. Across each hour-long episode, Intrepid Journeys follows a celebrity traveller for two weeks in a rough and ready destination. The appeal of the show is two-fold. Aside from seeing a personality rise to a real challenge, there is also the chance to gather real working knowledge and understanding of places, lives, events and happenings foreign to Western culture.
Host Marsh Mokhtari travels the globe and brings viewers along as he undertakes some of the world's most exciting journeys. Marsh's thrilling and often treacherous routes take him through striking geography and give him an unique opportunity to meet fascinating people and experience an amazing array of cultures and lifestyles.
Documentary series using cutting-edge technology to follow animals as they undertake incredible journeys
Michael Portillo travels on the great train routes of Europe, as he retraces the journeys featured in George Bradshaw's 1913 Continental Railway Guide.
Michael Portillo crosses the Atlantic to ride the railroads of America, armed with Appleton's General Guide to the United States, published in 1879.
Journeys in Japan provides an eye-opening look at the many unique places to visit in Japan. English-speaking visitors travel the length of the country, exploring the culture, meeting the local people, visiting historic sites and offering travel hints rarely found in guidebooks.
Journeys with George is a documentary by Alexandra Pelosi and Aaron Lubarsky that follows George W. Bush for more than a year on his campaign trail to the presidency in 2000. Working for NBC and as part of what she calls the "travelling press corps," Pelosi offers the only behind-the-scenes look at Bush's campaign. With light journalism, she achieves considerable access to the then-Governor of Texas. The film focuses on the relationship between the press and presidential candidates, the life of a traveling journalist in such a relationship, and Bush, usually in a humorous light, with less attention given to the issues. It earned six Emmy nominations including one win for Lubarsky's editing. It scored 48 out of 100 on Metacritic. In April 2007, it was shown on MSNBC. The last two seasons of The West Wing, which follow the presidential campaigns of Matt Santos and Arnold Vinick, were inspired in part by scenes in Journeys.