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Blood Makes Noise

Health | 08 Oct, 2013 | No Comments

Part science documentary, part art project, Blood Makes Noise is a look at a year-long project involving the film maker and 5 people on the organ donor list. This documentary sheds light on what its like to be waiting on an organ donor list, as the 5 people suffering from renal failure tell their[...]

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When Albums Ruled the World

Music | 29 Apr, 2013 | No Comments

Between the mid 1960s and the late 1970s, the long-playing record and the albums that graced its grooves changed popular music for ever. For the first time, musicians could escape the confines of the three-minute pop single and express themselves as never before across the expanded artistic canvas of the album. The LP allowed popular[...]

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Art, Performing Arts | 01 Feb, 2013 | 1 Comment

Style Wars is a 1983 documentary on the hip hop culture in New York. The film has an focus on graffiti, although "bboying" and rapping are covered to a lesser extent. The documentary shows both young artists struggling to express themselves through their art, examines  their points of view on the subject of graffiti, as well as[...]

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Original Wing Chun

Sport | 01 Dec, 2012 | 1 Comment

This documentary takes a critical look at the origins of the Wing Chun art, a Chinese martial art that specializes in close-range combat by scavenging the rare and early days’ footages of Bruce lee and Yip Man. It is very difficult to find out the traces of this art’s history because this art was originally transferred[...]

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Amen Break

Art, Music | 23 Nov, 2012 | 185 Comments

This fascinating, brilliant 20-minute video narrates the history of the "Amen Break," a six-second drum sample from the b-side of a chart-topping single from 1969. This sample was used extensively in early hiphop and sample-based music, and became the basis for drum-and-bass and jungle music -- a six-second clip that spawned several entire subcultures. Nate[...]

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History | 11 Nov, 2012 | 6 Comments

‘Civilisation’ is a documentary series by BBC that was commissioned to the eminent art historian Lord Clark to write and present an epic examination of Western European culture, defining what he considered to be the crucial phases of its development. This 1996 series was filmed in over 100 locations across 13 countries and took two years[...]

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David Bowie: Sound and Vision

Uncategorized | 24 Oct, 2012 | No Comments

David Bowie: Sound & Vision' portrays the life of David Bowie, popularly known as The Chameleon of Pop. The film documents Bowie’s revolutionary career, troubled personal life and current achievements in music. Bowie rise to fame and his unorthodox and revolutionary methods have formed an aura of enigma that have earned him a lot of publicity.[...]

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Challenge the Obvious

This is a social experiment and experience documentary starting in the poor favella's of Rio, Brazil but moving from there to the poorest areas of Philadelphia.  Haas and Hahn are 2 dutch artists with "Challenge the Obvious" as their brand logo who look to make a massive impact upon these really poor areas..not for money!!! but to make[...]

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This Is Civilization

Art | 14 Oct, 2012 | No Comments

In ‘This Is Civilization’, Mathew Collings analyses how our world has been shaped by the cultures of the past and personally selects the greatest artistic moments and monuments from history in his quest. He travels across Europe, Egypt, China and the United States and offers a unique perspective on today’s social and political issues. Each episode[...]

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This Is Modern Art

Art | 13 Oct, 2012 | No Comments

‘This Is Modern Art’ highlights the current trend in modern art and compares it with the works of legends such as Picasso, Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol, illustrating along the way how the meaning of art has transformed over the centuries and investigates whether is still restricted to being merely a thing of beauty.

This series,[...]

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Why Beauty Matters

Art | 14 Sep, 2012 | No Comments

‘Why Beauty Matters’ is a thoughtful film presented by Philosopher Roger Scruton, wherein he laments on the degradation caused in our lives by art, architecture and music being made devoid of beauty in the 20th century forcing us into a spiritual desert. Roger analyses what went wrong win the world of art and beauty using the[...]

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The Human Spark

Science | 07 Sep, 2012 | 3 Comments

In the caves and rock shelters of the Dordogne region of France, witness the spectacular Alan Alda paintings and sculptures dating from 30,000 years ago, works of art that archaeologists thought that the first record of people with minds like ours. When this art has been created in Europe had been inhabited for hundreds of thousands[...]

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American Visions

Art | 02 Sep, 2012 | No Comments

American Visions, an eight-part documentary series which deals with American art. The film is written and narrated by Time magazine art critic Robert Hughes. American Visions is both an account of American life and a tribute to American art. It is American history told through art, not merely a history of art. The film provides[...]

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The Divine Michelangelo

Art | 19 Aug, 2012 | 1 Comment

‘The Divine Michelangelo’ takes the viewers through the life and one of the most significant works of this versatile genius. The film was made by BBC ONE on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the most famous sculpture in the world – the David sculpted by the master himself. Michelangelo’s artistic genius as sculptor, painter, architect[...]

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