Biographies / Inspiring Stories

  • The Middle Way

    The Middle Way is the story of Jam Alker's childhood of trauma-abuse, neglect, and abandonment-and how he tried valiantly to overcome it. Through interviews and archival footage, this documentary traces how Alker's tumultuous upbringing drove him to pursue false idols in adulthood-money, fame, wo...

  • Blindfold

    After 17 years of international success, the blink skier Jon Santacana bids farewell to competing, and to what has been his greatest achievement, his relationship with Miguel Galindo, his guide on and off the slopes. This documentary won the Best World Cinema category at the Sport Film Festiva...

  • I Am Mariam Bin Laden

    Mariam Bin Laden is going to swim across the English Channel. This represents not only an athletic challenge, but a symbolic and ardent dream: to give a second chance to her family, to inspire and empower Arab women to go after their dreams, as well as promote awareness for one of the most import...

  • The Eye Of Istanbul

    The story of legendary Armenian-Turkish photographer, Ara Guler
    An insightful doc thick with the sights and smells of a foreign rarely glimpsed world. Ara Güler's archive of photographs captures the essence of Istanbul over sixty years. The legendary Armenian-Turkish photographer dedicated his li...

  • Black And Arab - The Hidden Reality

    Nareeman Dosa - Saudi-born, and of Sudanese heritage, - grew up in the Arab world experiencing the casual racism that most Black Arabs face. In Black and Arab, she visits Tunisia, the first Arab country to have made racial discrimination a criminal offence, embarking on a journey to explore wheth...

  • Liz Smith's Summer

    A film about age, loneliness and an old lady at sea, this is a celebrity travelogue like you've never seen before. Actress Liz Smith, known for playing elderly women (who are always eventually killed off) she is now 87 and while her life has been an eventful one, she's never had a real holiday. T...

  • The Museum On The Mountain

    60-minute documentary on the concept, design, and construction of the Miho Museum, near Kyoto, Japan, the most recent building of renowned architect I. M. Pei. Filmed over a six-year period from 1991 to 1997.

  • A Journey To Sundance

    Three filmmakers embark on a decade-long journey to answer the perennial question: What is Independent Film and when does it stop being independent? Filmed over 10 years, what follows is an in-depth look at the world-renowned Sundance Film Festival.


    How an...

  • Finding Inner Hero

    The breaking point is the making point. Through the lens of the heroes journey, we examine how each person turns tragedy into an opportunity to create more joyful and meaningful lives.


    How and why did you become a documentary filmmaker?
    Exploring the...

  • Maxima

    An indigenous woman from the Peruvian Andes who cannot read or write, stands up to the largest gold producer in the world, US-based Newmont Mining Corporation.

  • Mr Fish - Cartooning From The Deep End

    We find Mr. Fish, once successful outrageous editorial cartoonist, as his profession is dying out. Can he support his family and maintain his unique defiant voice in a world where biting satiric humor has an ever-diminishing market value.

  • Alaska Long Hunters

    This story follows the life of a young pilot who flew in Alaska’s frontier Arctic. You'll experience the front-seat thrills of bush planes that operated in the most dangerous conditions on earth and scenery that only Alaska has to offer.

  • A Man And His Trumpet - The Leroy Jones Story

    Follow the fascinating life story of trumpeter Leroy Jones. From the projects of New Orleans, Jones goes on to lead the brass band revival, and eventually catches the ear Harry Connick Jr., and becomes known worldwide.

  • The Boy From The Wild

    Growing up on a Game Reserve meant to help wildlife get out of captivity, it shares how it began and how Peter Meyer survived some incredible moments in the wild.

  • Finding Francis

    The award winning documentary film, follows one man on his journey to find the meaning of life, after being told by his doctors that he has one year to live.

  • Touching The Sound

    Miraculous story of Japanese pianist blind from birth, who has become a symbol of Hope for all those with disabilities, hurdles to overcome, and problems in life. Performing throughout the world as a musical ambassador for his country, Nobuyuki Tsujii, or 'Nobu' as he is called by millions on fan...

  • Gordon Getty - There Will Be Music

    This is the story of the American composer, Gordon Getty, the son of J. Paul Getty, who at his death in 1976 was the richest man in the world. J. Paul Getty was the head of a family dynasty known for scandal: suicides, drug overdoses, kidnapping. All suffered from the curse that comes with great ...

  • Eero Saarinen - The Architect Who Saw The Future

    Explore the life of Finnish-American modernist architectural giant Eero Saarinen (1910-1961), whose visionary buildings include National Historic Landmarks such as St. Louis’ iconic Gateway Arch and the General Motors Technical Center in Michigan. Saarinen also designed New York’s TWA Flight Cent...

  • REM

    An artful glimpse into the brilliant mind of the world's most celebrated architect. Over four decades, 'starchitect' and master provocateur Rem Koolhaas has shaken up the field of architecture, and redefined the role of the architect in the world. Filmmaker Tomas Koolhaas spent 3 years following...

  • Trapped In The Volcano

    The White Island Volcano eruption in December 2019 claimed the lives of 23 people. Despite extraordinary stories of heroism in the rescue effort, could more have been done to prevent this awful loss of life? Terrified members of a boat trip to the New Zealand island watched on as a tower of smoke...

  • Chico Heron & The Last 42

    The story of NY Yankees player, manager and scouter, Chico Heron, his life, and how he came to mentor the greatest closer of all time in Major League Baseball, Mariano Rivera.

  • Following Seas

    The family who disavowed the constraints of society in favour of life on the high seas. Bob and Nancy Griffith made twenty ocean voyages over two decades, fulfilling a dream of freedom and adventure in their 53-foot sailboat. Nothing seemed impossible for this couple and their growing family as ...

  • Immersion

    The darkness, the muffled noises, holding your breath until the very last minute: this documentary plunges into the world of free diving. Lakes, rivers, oceans - the abyss is a source of fascination for Igor. Travelling from Switzerland to the world’s deepest blue hole in the Caribbean, Igor star...

  • Banzai Switzerland

    Someone in Japan is in love with Switzerland, its culture, its folklore and, more specifically: the Swiss alphorn! The Tamagawa Alphorn Club from Nanasawa, Japan, is travelling to Switzerland to attend the International Alphorn Festival in Nendaz at the end of July. Alphorn playing started to be ...