Documentary DVD releases for September – October 2015

Nuclear War in Britain Armada Cartel Land Adrift

25 YEARS GERMAN REUNIFICATION (E) 2009 GERMANY ZINTL, T. £19.99
Documentary used to advertise the merits of the East German classical music and culture-loving population in
direct contrast to the ‘decadent’, western pop music.
9/11 TRILOGY (15) POITRAS, LAURA £28.99
Collection of documentaries about America’s War on Terror. The award-winning ‘Citizenfour’ (2014) focuses on former CIA and NSA employee Edward Snowden. ‘The Oath’ (2010) focuses on two men who were involved in Al-Qaeda. ‘My Country, My Country’ (2006) documents life for the average citizens of Iraq living under US occupation.
AMY (15) 2015 KAPADIA, ASIF £13.99
Chronicles singers Amy Winehouse life using archive footage and interviews with the artist herself,.
ASYLUM (E) 1972 ROBINSON, PETER £12.99
Documentary following the schizophrenic residents of a refuge based upon the theories of radical Scottish psychiatrist R.D. Laing. Spending three weeks with London’s Archway community, film-maker Peter Robinson captures the patients and therapists as they live side by side and try to help each other recover from their diagnosed illnesses through compassion and ultimately regain their freedom.
CARTEL LAND (15) 2015 HEINEMAN, MATTHEW £15.99
A look at the Mexican Drug War on both sides of the US-Mexico border, which follows two groups of vigilantes.
CITIZENFOUR (15|) 2014 POITRAS, LAURA £15.99
Award-winning documentary about former CIA and NSA employee Edward Snowden
EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP (15) 2010 BANKSY £15.99
Using footage shot by eccentric French amateur film-maker Thierry Guetta, the film follows the shop owner as he immerses himself in the underground world of guerilla street art.
GRAZING THE SKY (E) 2013 ALCALA, HORACIO £15.99
The film follows the lives of circus artists from around the world and documents their acrobatic rehearsals and performances.
IRIS (U) 2014 MAYSLES, ALBERT £15.99
A profile the New York fashion icon Iris Apfel.
LAMBERT AND STAMP (15) 2014 COOPER, JAMES D. £19.99
The film uses extensive archive footage and interviews the documentary tells the story of The Who’s first managers Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp.
THE LOOK OF SILENCE (15) 2014 OPPENHEIMER, JOSHUA
DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Documentary examining the anti-communist purge that took place in Indonesia between 1965-’66 in which an estimated one million people died at the hands of the military dictatorship.
LOVE IS ALL (U) 2014 LONGINOTTO, KIM £19.99
Using archive footage from the British Film Institute to document how the theme of love has been displayed throughout the ever-changing twentieth century as it witnessed the break-out of war and the birth of youth culture.
MAGICIAN – THE ASTONISHING LIFE AND WORK OF ORSON WELLES (12A) 2014 WORKMAN, CHUCK £19.99
Documentary exploring the life and work of acclaimed film-maker Orson Welles.
MUSE OF FIRE – A SHAKESPEARE ODYSSEY (12) 2013 POOLE,D/TERERA, G £17.99
The directors travel the globe to discover everything they can about Shakespeare and talk to Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, James Earl Jones, Tom Hiddleston, Jude Law and Baz Luhrmann.
NUCLEAR WAR IN BRITAIN – HOME FRONT CIVIL DEFENCE FILMS 1951-1987 (E) £24.99
A collection of archive information films revealing how the British government communicated the nuclear threat to its people over four decades from the 1950s to the 1980s. Films are: ‘The Waking Point’ (1951), ‘Civil Defence Newsreels’ (1951/1952), ‘Civil Defence Get New Gear’ (1955), ‘Defence Sense’ (1956), ‘Atomic Attack’ (1958), ‘The Warden, His Duties and Training’ (1961), ‘The Warden and the Householder’ (1961), ‘Bertrand Russell Has Fear of Nuclear War’ (1961), ‘Hole in the Ground’ (1962), ‘700 Practice Civil Defence’ (1962), ‘Seven Civil Defence Warning Films’ (1964), ‘Care of the Homeless’ (1965), ‘Sound an Alarm’ (1971), ‘Protect and Survive’ (1976) and ‘Should Disaster Strike’ (1987).
RUBBLE KINGS (15) 2010 NICHOLSON, SHAN £12.99
A look at the gang violence in The Bronx during the 1960s and ’70s.
SALT OF THE EARTH (12) 2014 WENDERS, WIM IN ENGLISH
DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Powerful homage to the Brazilian photographer Sebastiaõ Salgado, whose black-and-white photographs have documented scenes of great suffering as well as great beauty around the world.
THE SEARCH FOR FREEDOM (E) 2015 LONG, JON £19.99
Documentary about extreme sports and the people who practise them.
THE SHEIK (15) 2014 HECHT, IGAL £17.99
Film about Iranian professional wrestler Khosrow Vaziri. The films follows Khosrow from his upbringing in Iran to his success in the World Wrestling Federation.
SOAKED IN BLEACH (15) 2015 STATLER, BENJAMIN £19.99
Docudrama investigating the events around the death of Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain.
STATION TO STATION (12A) 2015 AITKEN, DOUG £15.99
Set on a cross-country train travelling 4000 miles from New York to San Francisco over 24 days,, this documentary follows a group of artists, musicians and dancers who join the journey at various points to take part in a series of one minute artistic performances.
THAT SUGAR FILM (12A) 2014 GAMEAU, DAMON £15.99
Australian actor and film-maker Damon Gameau presents this documentary about sugar and its impact on our bodies.
VOICES OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN – BATTLE FOR THE SKIES (E) 2010 £34.99
Using archive film and newly shot footage, the programme features the battle’s few remaining survivors who discuss their experiences.

DVDs available to buy from J.Whiting Books/Worldonlinecinema.com at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/documentaries

GRAZING THE SKY IRIS Sugar Film CITIZENFOUR

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