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Amazing Azerbaijan
Amazing Azerbaijan
2012
1h 1m | Documentary
‘Amazing Azerbaijan!’ pulls back the curtain on the glittery facade that this oil-rich nation presented to the world when hosting Eurovision 2012, telling personal stories of human rights abuses to which Europe's leaders have turned a blind eye. It’s a tale of two countries: one a shiny democracy the government proudly puts on display for visiting journalists and dignitaries, the other a repressive and corrupt land where bloggers are arrested on trumped up charges, peaceful protesters are beaten and arrested, and journalists are blackmailed, locked up, and killed. This creative documentary combines a fast-paced tour Baku with perspective from Azeri exiles and activists, using a pop-sensibility and led by brave, engaging characters.
Team Qatar
Team Qatar
2009-01-01
54m 58s | Sport
As part of its ambitious commitment to education, the government of Qatar hired a team of recent Oxford grads to coach the country's first national high school debate team. Led by the springy, quintessentially witty Brit Alex, the five multicultural 15- to 17-year-olds are setting their sights high: their very first competitive debate will take place at the World Schools Debating Championship in Washington, DC. Follow the group on a whirlwind crash course in debate that takes them from Doha to London and New York. Can this effervescent group of teens handle the pressure and succeed on the world stage?
Horses
Horses
2010
1h 27m | Documentary
Famed for its thoroughbreds, Ireland is the birthplace of some of horseracing’s most celebrated steeds. Horses portrays this tradition through the eyes of its hooved protagonists, the people that surround them taking on secondary roles in the narrative. An exploration of equine character, this film paints an intimate picture of a racehorse’s daily life. Training veteran Paul Nolan guides the small but swift Ardalan, the potentially record-breaking Joncol, and the difficult Cuan na Graí on their paths to greatness. Full of grace and promise, these beasts are as charismatic as they are quirky. Blurring the lines of perception between human and animal, Mermin delves into the age-old bond between people and horses.
Office Tigers Episode 4
Office Tigers Episode 4
2006
28m | Documentary
Commitment to Clients: A key ethos of the Office Tigers’ Managers is an absolute commitment to their clientele. In this episode we see just how far employees will go in their attempts to stand out from the crowds. From working lengthy days to sleeping in the office, how do you set yourself apart from the crowd in an environment where selfishness and backstabbing is encouraged?
Office Tigers Episode 3
Office Tigers Episode 3
2006
28m
Accountability: How do businesses cope when everything goes wrong? In this episode we see the extreme lengths employees will go to, in an attempt to save face in front of their illustrious clients. Sometimes working 20-hour days to rise through the ranks, is there anything more to these lives than business?
The Beauty Academy of Kabul
The Beauty Academy of Kabul
2004
1h 14m | Documentary
Sponsored by U.S.-based cosmetic companies, a delegation of American volunteers embarks on an ambitious mission to start Afghanistan’s very first Western-style beautician school after the fall of the Taliban. Keen to help Afghan women see themselves and others in a new, liberated light, these outgoing but often blundering Americans sometimes find themselves in conflict with their students, who struggle to move past their deep-rooted ideas of modesty and internalized gender inequality as they strive to learn how to construct beauty by Western standards.
Office Tigers Episode 2
Office Tigers Episode 2
2006
28m | Documentary
Integrity: In this episode we see the fallout of collisions between American business traditions and the ideals of employees in the developing world. We learn the complexity of balancing all parties’ expectations and what can happen when it all goes wrong.
Shot in Bombay
Shot in Bombay
2008
1h 36m | Documentary
A fast-paced and furious documentary exposing the dark underbelly of Bollywood's tinselly glamour. The Mumbai film industry has long been rumoured to be associated with crime syndicates. The connection was publicly established when, in July 2007, one of India's superstars, Sanjay Dutt, was convicted of possessing firearms which were linked to India's 9/11 - the day in 1993 when Mumbai suffered 13 terrorist bomb blasts in the space of two hours.nnAs full of sudden reversals as any thriller, this documentary follows Sanjay Dutt as he makes Shootout In Lokhandwala, his last film before being sentenced. He plays a real-life Mumbai police officer, AA Khan, who became a local hero after a fatal shootout with criminals in which 1,400 rounds of ammunition were fired. Liz Mermin's documentary subtly underlines the ironies of this situation with a cast as colourful as any Bollywood movie.
Office Tigers Episode 1
Office Tigers Episode 1
2006
28m | Documentary
Meritocracy: In this episode we meet Joseph Sigelman, the CEO of Office Tigers. Whilst touring his expansive workspace, he keeps an eagle eye on his employees' business attire. Ruthlessly calling out his sub-par minions, much to their embarrassment.
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