This film chronicles the career of surfer Dadá Figueiredo, whose stormy personal life upended his status as a trendsetting '70s sports hero.
Brocka's potboiler about the rise of a starlet (Gina Alajar) is the quintessential rags-to-riches, prey-turned-predator story, brimming with true-life anecdotes and an authentically acerbic sense of the seamier side of show business.
Spain conquered the seas, found a new world and different realities than the one known in Europe. But a question needed to be answered with what they found in those new territories: do the Indians have souls? The Church, bound to protect and convert the natives and the conquerors who treated them like slaves and thought they were only merchandising, expose their arguments and reasonings at what would be known as the Vallidolid controversy. Between them, there's a cardinal hearing both parts and trying to get reasonable answers from this critical question.
An Iranian film
Drones. These unmanned flying robots–some as large as jumbo jets, others as small as birds–do things straight out of science fiction. Much of what it takes to get these robotic airplanes to fly, sense, and kill has remained secret. But now, with rare access to drone engineers and those who fly them for the U.S. military, NOVA reveals the amazing technologies that make drones so powerful as we see how a remotely-piloted drone strike looks and feels from inside the command center. From cameras that can capture every detail of an entire city at a glance to swarming robots that can make decisions on their own to giant air frames that can stay aloft for days on end, drones are changing our relationship to war, surveillance, and each other. And it's just the beginning. Discover the cutting edge technologies that are propelling us toward a new chapter in aviation history as NOVA gets ready for "Rise of the Drones."
In the 1980s, the popular Action Line talk show was a colourful record of Winnipeg caller reactions to hot-button issues of the day. Using archival audio as a formal foundation (with host Peter Warren’s voice removed), McKenna carefully composes monochromatic portraits of Winnipegers as stark silent listeners, while voices from the past illuminate how much and little has changed in Canada’s gateway to the West.
The Roddy Piper Story.
This subject is in three scenes, showing beautiful dissolving effects. Scene 3. The Man Behind that Teacup shows Admiral Sampson the centre of attraction of a group of old maids at an afternoon tea party.
2007 film about the influences on the making of Performance (1970).
It’s a lesson most dictators take a long time to learn – and even then they tend to learn the hard way.
Documentary about British horror filmmaker Pete Walker
The history of the television version of "Amos and Andy" and the public outcry to cancel it.
Arguably the most controversial figure to ever step foot in the industry, Eric Bischoff is responsible for some of the most revolutionary moments in sports-entertainment history. From creating the nWo, to battling WWE as the figurehead of WCW during The Monday Night War, to being one of the most hated personalities in both WCW and WWE, Eric Bischoff knew how to get under his rivals' skin while creating his own in-your-face brand of controversy. Relive all of Eric Bischoff's greatest moments, hear stories from the man himself and see why he was appropriately name "The King of Controversy."
This documentary reveals amazing evidence connected to Moses’s ability to write the first books of the Bible and why most mainstream scholars are blinded to that possibility today.
The use of an old Victorian law of ‘being a suspicious person’ commonly known as ‘sus’ was used against young black peoplein the mid 70’s in the UK. Interviews include Rudy Narrayan, Stuart Hall and Paul Boeteng. Breaking Point is the first documentary directed by a black director for mainstream British Television.
Professional wrestling legend Roddy Piper is highlighted throughout this special.
Exploring the ramifications of the U.S. Constitution's 14th Amendment, which gives equal rights to all people, this program offers insight from historical and legal experts and covers numerous related Supreme Court cases. Ranging from 1873 to 1973, the cases include Brown v. Board of Education, Plessy v. Ferguson, Roe v. Wade, Shelley v. Kraemer, Strauder v. West Virginia, Missouri ex rel. Gaines v. Canada and more.
Presented by Scottish actor Phillip Todd, "Knox" takes another look at the life and legacy of one of the church's great reformers. Follow in the footsteps of John Knox as he makes his epic journey from Catholic priest to a passionate Protestant preacher facing down the most famous Scottish queen of all time.
Documentary featuring the contentious news surrounding the movie "Midnight Cowboy" (1969), including its Oscar win for feature film.
High School Stories is an original program that aired on the MTV network that featured stories of pranks, scandals, and controversies kids took part in when they were in high school. MTV searched for interesting stories across the United States via the internet and news reports. It airs on MTV2 and occasionally on MTV. A new season started on October 4, 2010, on MTV2 that airs on Monday through Thursday mornings.