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Storyville is a 10-episode series that will feature funny, absurd, weird and sometimes sheer joyful stories straight from the mouths of top celebrities. The true-life stories of musicians, actors, comedians, writers and artists will be animated in detail, exposing the absurdity of celebrity life in all of its glory.
The story of how the circus came to be a tradition with footage of classic fairgrounds, freak shows, vaudeville and variety performances.
The story of the Jordanian entrepreneur and Irish actress who attempted to scam the UK taxman by creating a fake film production starring Danny Midwinter, Marc Bannerman and Andrea McLean. When the filmmakers are taken to court the producers are convicted of tax fraud and given long custodial sentences.
A stylistic and daring experimental film that tells the story of Nick, a convicted murdered that petitions the court asking to be executed, but not everything is as it seems.
The story of the oldest Italian horse race, the Palio.
The story of the party thrown in 1971, which celebrated 2,500 years of Persian monarchy, at which the cost didn't matter. This show explores the lavish five-day celebration.
A film which follows the Black Panther party, their culture and political awakening.
Three men travel together across Europe. For two of them the journey involves a confrontation with the acts of their fathers, who were both senior Nazi officers. For the third, the eminent human rights lawyer and author Philippe Sands, it means visiting the place where much of his own Jewish family was destroyed by the fathers of the two men he has come to know. An emotional, psychological exploration of three men wrestling with their past, the present of Europe, and conflicting versions of the truth.
Documentary about the first globally-famous stunt performer, exploring the charisma and showmanship at the heart of Evel Knievel's improbable success. Knievel made a career out of ridiculous stunts and rose to fame with multiple television appearances of his daredevil stunts that captured the public's imagination throughout the late 1960s and 70s. Using archive material, the film takes the audience on a rollercoaster ride from his early motorcycle stunts, through to his attempt to be fired across Snake River Canyon, to his time in jail for brutally assaulting his business partner. The darker side of Knievel's larger-than-life persona also emerges, especially among those who knew him best. Friends, family and business colleagues paint a complex portrait of a man who preferred to be seen as a self-styled myth. His love of alcohol, womanising, and temper were all eclipsed by an obsession with insane stunts bordering on a death wish.
Documentary following animal rights lawyer Steven Wise in his unprecedented challenge to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans. Steve and his legal team are making history by filing the first lawsuits that seek to transform an animal from a thing with no rights to a person with legal protections. It is an intimate look at a lawsuit that could forever transform our legal system, and one man's lifelong quest to protect 'nonhuman' animals. Supported by affidavits from primatologists around the world, Steve maintains that, based on scientific evidence, cognitively complex animals such as chimpanzees, whales, dolphins and elephants have the capacity for limited personhood rights. Filing lawsuits used to free humans from unlawful imprisonment, Wise argues on behalf of four captive chimpanzees in New York State. The film captures a monumental shift in our culture, as the public and judicial system show increasing receptiveness to Steve's impassioned arguments.
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