Set in the ‘favelas’ or slums of Rio de Janiero, where drug gangs claim childhoods. Pubescent boys live their lives in the fast lane, wielding guns and knives. We get to know and love each gang member before they meet their bloody end. Not one you’re likely to forget in a hurry.
Nothing less than astounding – the true story of a failed musician from downtown Detroit, who unbeknownst to him became a cult legend in South Africa after one of his tapes was discovered there. Years later, musicologists finally track down the long lost Rodriguez, who makes his comeback tour.
Maggie Smith is perfectly cast as a feisty old tramp in this film adaptation of a play by Alan Bennett, telling the true story of his unlikely friendship with Mary Shepherd, who resided for years in a beat up van on his driveway in London. A very amusing script!
Every year, hundreds of people throw themselves off San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. In a haunting portrayal of the world-famous suicide hotspot, the family and friends of victims are interviewed, and we hear personal accounts from who survived – what drove them to jump in the first place and why they’re thankful to be alive today.
The unbelievable story of a six brothers who grew up within the confines of their New York apartment, their paranoid and overprotective father never allowing them outdoors. His film collection becomes their only link to the outside world, until they are old enough to break free…
Based on the journals of a young Che Guevara, who as a medical student embarked on a road trip across South America with his friend Alberto Granado in order to discover the continent and its people. What starts off as a raucous, hedonistic journey becomes far more sobering as the men encounter the extreme poverty, hunger and disease facing their countrymen.
The incredible true story of Sudan’s Lost Boys – thousands of whom were orphaned during the bloody Second Sudanese Civil war. This film recounts the journey of two boys resettled together in America, a world apart from their lives in Sub-Saharan Africa.