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Prison Songs

The people imprisoned in a Darwin jail are shown in a unique and completely new light in Australia's first ever documentary musical. Incarcerated in tropical Northern Territory, over 800 inmates squeeze into the overcrowded spaces of Berrimah Prison. In an Australian first, the inmates share their feelings, faults and experiences in the most extraordinary way - through song.

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2023-04-28T00:00:00-07:00

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Te Kuhane O Te Tupuna (The Spirit of the Ancestors)

This documentary film is a journey from Easter Island to London, in search of the lost Moai Hoa Haka Nanaia, a statue of significant cultural importance. It explores the social and political landscape of the island of Rapanui as the people attempt to claim back what is rightfully theirs: their land and a lava-rock image of tremendous presence, representing one of the world's most extraordinary cosmological views.

  • 2019-11-17T08:00:00-08:00
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Corridor Four

A nationally recognized K9 Unit Officer, Isaac Ho'opi'i is responsible for saving numerous people from the Pentagon during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Countless articles were written about his heroism following 9/11. He was photographed by Richard Avedon for a spread in USA Today. He appeared on NBC's "Today Show." And he ran the Olympic Torch on its way to Salt Lake City for the 2002 Winter Olympics. "Corridor Four" is a documentary that illustrates Isaac's story in the aftermath of 9/11.

  • 2019-11-24T08:00:00-08:00
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A Place to Call Home

In New Zealand, the government is about to sell off a third of its publicly owned state houses. With a growing housing crisis and a lack of affordable homes, what will the future of housing look like and where will the thousands of state house tenants end up living? The documentary attempts to shed light on this timely issue.

  • 2019-12-01T08:00:00-08:00
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Sons of Halawa

Pilipo Solatorio lives on the island of Molokai. He is the last to hold the cultural traditions, music, and stories of a sacred Hawaiian valley that has been home to his family for hundreds of years. This program is an intimate portrait of his search for a successor to keep the cultural traditions alive. Great sacrifices will need to be made, but if a successor does not step up, generations of knowledge will be lost forever.

  • 2019-12-08T08:00:00-08:00
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