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Flee.

DVD

Animated documentary about Amin Nawabi, who decides to reveal a secret from his past before marrying his husband and share his story about fleeing from Afghanistan to Denmark as a young child with his mother and siblings.

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Blind ambition.

DVD

An unlikely team of Zimbabwean refugees turned sommeliers shake up the international wine establishment when they compete in the World Wine Tasting Championships. Having escaped starvation and tyranny in their homeland of Zimbabwe, four refugees have...

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The desert said dance.

DVD

The Baja 1000, this is a place where dreams go to die. Grand visions and hopes, materialized, but rarely sustained. The desert has this mysterious allure, there is freedom, solitude, and opportunity. The desert is the unforgiving canvas of life, and this...

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Laura Ingalls Wilder

DVD

Laura Ingalls Wilder: Prairie to Page presents a candid look at the unlikely author whose autobiographical fiction helped shape American ideas of the frontier and self-reliance. A Midwestern farm woman who published her first novel at age 65, Laura ...

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Final account.

DVD

An urgent portrait of the last living generation of everyday people to participate in Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. Over a decade in the making, the film raises vital, timely questions about authority, conformity, complicity and perpetration, national ...

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Botticelli, Florence and the Medici.

DVD

Beauty, creativity, genius: the Renaissance Florence of Lorenzo de' Medici was a powerhouse of art and culture. Among countless shops and government buildings, there was endless beauty coexisting with the dark side of the city, made up of power strug...

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Pompeii

DVD

This documentary explores Pompeii, that city cloaked in mystery which, over the course of history, has influenced culture and art, from Neoclassicism to Contemporary Art, through images and words by the great artists and writers who experienced, visited...

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The mole agent.

DVD

Sergio is a Chilean spy. Sort of. He is recruited by a private investigator who needs someone to infiltrate a retirement home for a client who suspects her mother is being abused. However, Sergio is 83, not 007, ad not an easy trainee when it comes t...

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Van Gogh

DVD

A new look at Van Gogh, through the legacy of the largest private collector of artworks by the Dutch painter: Helene Krller-Mller (1869-1939), who, in the early 20th Century, ended up buying nearly 300 of his works, paintings and drawings included. The...

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Universe.

DVD

"Every night, above our heads, a drama of epic proportions is playing out. Alien planets, zombie stars, black holes bigger than a billion suns. The cast of characters is extraordinary and each one has its own incredible story to tell. Universe takes you...

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Breaking bread.

DVD

This delicious documentary follows a group of Jewish and Palestinian chefs who take part in a unique food festival in the Israeli city of Haifa. The feel-good and extremely appetising message of the film is clear: Arabs and Jews should unite over their...

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The green planet.

DVD

"Step into a magical hidden world full of remarkable new behaviour, emotional stories and surprising heroes. Presented by Sir David Attenborough. Plants live secret, unseen lives. Using specialist cameras, this spectacular series allows us to travel beyond...

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Maverick Modigliani.

DVD

"Marking the centenary of the death of Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920), this special cinema event will delve into the story of a remarkable talent that surpassed legend and stereotypes. From his origins in Livorno, home of the Macchiaioli', to the Paris...

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Life in colour

DVD

"The natural world is full of colours that we tend to take for granted. In this series, David Attenborough travels in person from the rainforests of Costa Rica to the snowy Scottish Highlands to reveal the extraordinary ways that animals use colour. ...

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Shane.

DVD

"The definitive story of Australian cricketer Shane Warne - "I drank a bit, I smoked a bit, and I bowled leg-spin!" For a while, Shane Warne was the most famous cricketer on the planet - then he suffered a fall from grace that saw him banned, divorced,...

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Hitler versus Picasso and the others.

DVD

Picasso, Matisse, Renoir and Chagall: paintings hidden, looted and condemned finally come to light to reveal the Nazi obsession for art on the big screen. Starting from the incredible Gurlitt case and of his massive collection, the true story of mast...

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Billy Connolly. Made in Scotland.

DVD

"Billy Connolly: Made in Scotland is a two-part televisual autobiography with intimate interviews with Billy, providing unique insight into the early influences and motivations that made this comedy legend the man he is today. In British comedy there...

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Brian Wilson

DVD

Join The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson on an intimate journey through his legendary career as he reminisces with Rolling Stone editor and longtime friend, Jason Fine. Featuring a new song written and performed by Wilson and interviews with Elton John, Bru...

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