BBTV On Demand - Documentaries
Your pick of the brilliant documentaries in the BOOMBOXtv archive.
Documentaries - Long ( 1hr+ )
A fully-interactive ‘JukeBox’ style TV Channel - simply press the ‘play’ button and watch the hours of content from the beginning ... alternately, you can flick back and forth between programs to find what you want - Enjoy !
Temple Grandin: "The Autistic Brain"
Utterly fascinating lecture from the legend that is Temple Grandin, exploring the workings of the autistic mind.
Robert Johnson - Cant You Hear The Wind Howl
The Life and Music of Robert Johnson.
Rush - Beyond The Lighted Stage
Brutally honest and funny in-depth film about Prog Rockers RUSH.
The Punk Singer
2013 film about original riot grrrl, Kathleen Hanna.
A piercing, urgent and impeccably edited documentary that dissects the horrific vilification of African Americans and their almost return to slavery in the USA, Originally shown on subscription TV.
Famous 2008 documentary featuring The Edge, Jack White and Jimmy Page.
Michael Moore Presents: Planet of the Humans
When is green NOT green? This film finds ineptitude, greed and corruption in the ‘industry’.
Surviving the 21st Century by Professor Noam Chomsky
Professor Noam Chomsky Institute Professor & Professor of Linguistics (Emeritus), Massachusetts Institute of Technology addressed this question of global significance in a special Durham Castle Lecture on 22nd May, 2014.
Knock Down The House
Political documentary following AOC and others as they seek to get elected. Originally shown on subscription TV.
Magic Nose Goblins: The Ren & Stimpy Story
As it says, following the story behind the cartoon weirdo’s creation and career !!
Fly-on-the-Wall film from 1968, charting the ‘Summer Of Love’
my brother jordan
Four years after Jordan's death, Justin set out on an 8 year journey to bring his brother's story to life. With the help of 102 interviews and 300+ home videotapes, equaling 450+ hours of footage, "My Brother Jordan" chronicles Jordan's life and death and paints the bond of brotherhood between Jordan and Justin Robinson.
Michelle Obama: Forward Motion
The story of Michelle Obama's journey from the working-class South Side of Chicago to the White House.
Should I End My Life? - Victor's Last Class
A brazen acting teacher suffering from chronic pain announces he is going to end his life, and spends the next five months hashing the decision out with the young filmmaker who attempts to change his mind.
True Crime Story: The Magic Syringe
An alarming number of deaths occurring in the Intensive Care Unit of a California hospital had staff members highly concerned. Hospital staffers suspected one of the respiratory therapists was up to something. Rumor’s surfaced of a “magic syringe” used by the therapist, possibly to administer poison to kill patients in the hospital.
Magic Mushroom Medical Trial
Over two years we follow the first ever medical trial of psilocybin (the psychoactive ingredient in magic mushrooms) being used to treat a group of volunteers suffering from clinical depression.
My Life After Guantanamo Bay
Guantánamo Bay, and then what? After 13 years, a 38-year-old Palestinian named Muhammad is released from the notorious detention camp, where he was starved, tortured and humiliated. He gets the chance to start a new life in Uruguay, where he’ll get a home and welfare money. He has two years, then he’ll be on his own.
The Unknown Runner
This documentary follows Kenyan runner Geoffrey (Kipsang) Kamworor, where it all began! Born in Keiyo on 22 November 1992 – when he was about to debut as a marathon runner. Expectations were high: it was thought that he will run a very good time at his first race. On 20 March 2011 he took the Gold Medal at the IAAF World Junior Cross Championships in Punta Umbria and he is one of the elite runners that has ran a half-marathon in less then an hour. We follow him from humble beginnings in his home country and at the training camp in Kaptagat, with his coach, Patrick Sang as he prepares for the international events and the chance to represent his country.
Facing Gay Conversion Therapy
Although conversion therapy has been wildly dismissed and denounced by every major health organisations, this service is still offered as a response to deeply rooted religious and conservative beliefs.
The Man Who Skied Down Everest
This Oscar-winning documentary tells the story behind Japanese daredevil Yuichiro Miura's 1970 effort to ski down the world's tallest mountain. Miura's trek to the top of Everest provides much of the film's drama, as several members of his climbing team die in the process. The arduous trek gives way to footage of Miura's stunning descent, which requires him to use a parachute to control his speed. The action is supplemented by passages from the journal Miura kept during the adventure.
James Baker: President-Maker
The Man Who Made Washington Work is the story of a remarkable politician and statesman who represents a time when a divided Congress got things done, and when presidents and politicians worked together.
Grassroots: The Cannabis Revolution
‘GrassRoots: The Cannabis Revolution’ is a feature-length and one-hour documentary exploring the medicinal use of cannabis, the patients involved & the campaign to change UK law. Over 3 years, ‘GrassRoots’ character driven, vérité approach explores our subject’s lives and why they campaign for change. With unrestricted access we lift the lid on the people within the UK cannabis movement, a subculture of politically driven campaigners who are forced to break the law to gain access to their choice of medication.
Filmmaker Don Letts examines the history of punk rock and its impact on the music industry.
Fighting China's Forced Organ Harvesting
Red Reign exposes forced organ harvesting in China of prisoners of conscience, Falun Gong, who's tenets are truth compassion and tolerance as told by Nobel Prize nominee, David Matas. The film explores the involvement of the Western World, and the courageous doctors, politicians and lawyers around the world combating this atrocity which effects us all in ways we can’t imagine.
True Crime Story: Dangerous Company
The life of an international trafficker is seedy and extremely dangerous, and exactly the kind of life a couple of Kentucky bluebloods decided to lead. One, a former undercover narcotics agent who wasn’t making enough money illegally selling the drugs from busts, the other a savvy deal maker, teamed up to form “The Company,” the front for their drug smuggling business. As the operation grew, so too did the paranoia and betrayal.
There's Something About Casey...
The psychology of CM Anthony.
The Romanovs. The Real History of the Russian Dynasty. (Episodes 5-8)
In 1613 The Zemsky Sobor (the National Assembly) adopted a decision to invite Michael Fyodorovich Romanov to become tsar of Russia. This decision was announced in Red Square in front of numerous crowds of people: “Michael Fyodorovich shall be tsar and lord of Muscovy and all the Russian state.” In order to prevent disturbances, Michael Romanov had to take a terrible sin upon his soul – to execute a 3 year-old boy…
Nefarious: Merchant of Souls
a hard-hitting documentary that exposes the disturbing trends of modern-day slavery. From the first scene, Nefarious gives an in-depth look at the human trafficking industry, showing where slaves are sold (often in developed, affluent countries), where they work, and where they are confined. With footage shot in over nineteen different countries, Nefarious exposes the nightmare of slavery as experienced by hundreds of thousands daily, through the eyes of both the enslaved and their traffickers.
True Crime Story: Material Witness
Three workers from CBS left work, only to walk into a kidnapping and were shot dead as they tried to help. Police in New York work with the FBI to find out who the killer is and what he is after.
ANNE FRANK'S DIARY - An animated feature film
Awarded the Children’s Jury Award at the Chicago International Children’s Festival.
A Conversation with Tova Friedman - Holocaust Survivor
Tova Friedman gives a detailed account of her experience during WWII. Including her time in Poland and the Auschwitz Concentration Camp.
What Happened To The Children of the Thalidomide Epidemic? : No Limits
Thousands of families were affected in the 60s and the 70s during the thalidomide epidemic, and as these children become adults, join their stories of struggle and achievement as they fight back against the tragedy.
A Different Kind of Force—Policing Mental Illness
Law enforcement officers are increasingly the first responders to incidents involving people with mental illness. Without proper training and expertise, confrontations taking place amid an already-charged atmosphere can escalate quickly, often leading to the injury or death of the individual with mental illness. This concern and numerous high-profile police shootings involving unarmed individuals in a mental health crisis have prompted renewed debates about policing the mentally ill.
Money, happiness and eternal life - Greed (director's cut)
Can money and power ever make us happy? How much is enough? Our constant desire for more is part of our human nature.
hours in police custody: conspiracy to murder
This case was in relation to a conspiracy to murder the person arrested was the sixth person arrested in relation to a hitman shooting a man with a shotgun which severed the victims leg, watch the program and decide is he guilty or is he innocent ? How strong is the evidence ?
The Spider's Web: Britain's Second Empire
Michael Oswald's film The Spider's Web reveals how at the demise of empire, City of London financial interests created a web of secrecy jurisdictions that captured wealth from across the globe and hid it in a web of offshore islands. Today, up to half of global offshore wealth is hidden in British jurisdictions and Britain and its dependencies are the largest global players in the world of international finance.
The Infamous Case of Jennifer Pan.
Panic: The Untold Story of the 2008 Financial Crisis
This film looks at factors that led to the 2008 financial crisis and the efforts made by then-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, Federal Reserve Bank of New York President Timothy Geithner, and Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke to save the United States from an economic collapse. The feature-length documentary explores the challenges these men faced, as well as the consequences of their decisions.
Based on Joel Bakan’s bestseller The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power, this 26-award-winning documentary explores a corporation’s inner workings, curious history, controversial impacts and possible futures
Secret City - A film about the City of London
A film about the City of London, the Corporation that runs it, and its role in the economic crisis. By Michael Chanan and Lee Salter.
97% Owned - How is Money Created?
When money drives almost all activity on the planet, it's essential that we understand it. Yet simple questions often get overlooked, questions like; where does money come from? Who creates it? Who decides how it gets used? And what does this mean for the millions of ordinary people who suffer when the monetary, and financial system, breaks down?
David Icke : on Free Speech & Who controls the World
In this interview writer, public speaker and former goalkeeper/sports broadcaster David Icke talks with Rob Moore about freedom of speech vs freedom to conform and the control of information in today's world through 'ghost banning' censorship.
Chris watts documentary
Real footage of the Chris watts case edited as the tragedy unfolded
The Confession - the fifth estate
Bob McKeown deconstructs the interrogation and shocking confession of Russell Williams. From his initial denial to the full declaration of guilt, the fifth estate deciphers one of the most compelling and distressing confessions in Canadian criminal history with the help of people who know the art of interrogation better than anyone else.
AlphaGo - The Movie
With more board configurations than there are atoms in the universe, the ancient Chinese game of Go has long been considered a grand challenge for artificial intelligence. On March 9, 2016, the worlds of Go and artificial intelligence collided in South Korea for an extraordinary best-of-five-game competition, coined The DeepMind Challenge Match. Hundreds of millions of people around the world watched as a legendary Go master took on an unproven AI challenger for the first time in history
How Corporations Ruined Food
When we walk into a supermarket, we assume that we have the widest possible choice of healthy foods. But in fact, over the course of the 20th century, our food system was co-opted by corporate forces whose interests do not lie in providing the public with fresh, healthy
The Dark Side of Fast Food
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal (2001) is a book by investigative journalist Eric Schlosser that examines the local and global influence of the United States fast food industry.
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media
Manufacturing Consent explores the political life and ideas of world-renowned linguist, intellectual and political activist Noam Chomsky. Through a collage of biography, archival material and various graphics and illustrations, Mark Achbar and Peter Wintonick's 22-award-winning documentary highlights Chomsky's probing analysis of mass media and his critique of the forces at work behind the daily news.
Shane Meadows at the Beestonian Film Club
On Monday 11th November 2013, three miles outside Nottingham, in a little room above a vegetarian restaurant, the great British director Shane Meadows came and screened his near-legendary early short films (some for the first time) to a delighted audience of some 30 people, before talking about his life and work for over an hour.
Trump: What's The Deal?
Donald Trump is one of the richest and most famous men in America, but on what foundation has his success been built? From accusations of harassment to repeated flirtations with bankruptcy, his very public business career has been one of artifice and intrigue; a Machiavellian performance played out before the American media. Originally produced in 1991, Donald Trump: What's the Deal? investigates the unscrupulous reality behind this most public of figures.
LA ART SHOW 2020 Walk Around
The 25th LA ART SHOW 2020 Modern + Contemporary
BLUES STORY: A Documentary
The Story of the Blues told through the eyes of the artists who lived it. featuring: BB King Charles Brown Koko Taylor Buddy Guy Hubert Sumlin Robert Lockwood and many, many more . . .
Story Of Pink Floyd
The Story Of Pink Floyd (2010)
Rolling Stones - The Second Wave
Charting the great bands progress through the late 60's. A fascinating and entertaining documentary film.
This is the Last Dam Run of Likker I'll Ever Make!
The original cult classic with Popcorn Sutton. produced by Neal Hutcheson / Sucker Punch Pictures filmed and originally released in 2002 re-remastered in 2016.
Some parts of this Documentary have been edited because of copyright. However it's still great viewing for all blues piano fans.
Iron Maiden : Flight 666
The story of ...
Comedy Actors Roundtable: Sacha Baron Cohen, Jim Carrey, Don Cheadle & More - Close Up
Timothy Simons ('Veep'), Sacha Baron Cohen ('Who Is America?), Henry Winkler ('Barry'), Don Cheadle ('Black Monday'), Jim Carrey ('Kidding'), and Ted Danson ('The Good Place') join Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter for this season's FULL, uncensored Comedy Actors Roundtable.
Quentin Tarantino, Ridley Scott, Danny Boyle, & More Directors on THR's Roundtables - Oscars 2016
The year's most notable directors join for The Hollywood Reporter's Writer Oscar Roundtable. The directors include Quentin Tarantino ('The Hateful Eight'), Tom Hooper ('The Danish Girl'), Alejandro G. Inarritu ('The Revenant'), Ridley Scott ('The Martian'), Danny Boyle ('Steve Jobs') and David O. Russell ('Joy').
Marylin Manson - Sympathy For The Devil
Marilyn Manson, the modern day Alice Cooper and self-proclaimed Antichrist Superstar, has managed to do what many could never by defining the sound of a generation. With his crusade for free speech; penchant for extreme make-up and clothes and spectacular shows, this icon of shock rock has broken all the rules while maintaining a devout following. This documentary charts his early career for the first time, from early incarnation as The Spooky Kids to his progression through various line-up changes, it explains how one man managed to become the soundtrack for jilted youth worldwide, going from strength to strength with every new album.
An uplifting documentary about the life and work of jazz, hip hop priest, Fr. Stan Fortuna CFR who mixes music with message to help support the needy in the South Bronx, NY and abroad.
The Dick Cavett Show
Classic episode starring John Lennon. He premieres the "Imagine" video here. On September 11th, 1971
The Creepy Line
The Creepy Line reveals the stunning degree to which society is manipulated by Google and Facebook and blows the lid off the remarkably subtle – hence powerful – manner in which they do it. Offering first-hand accounts, scientific experiments and detailed analysis, the film examines what is at risk when these tech titans have free reign to utilize the public’s most private and personal data.
Over twenty-five years after the verdict in the Rodney King trial sparked several days of protests and violence in Los Angeles, LA92 immerses viewers in that tumultuous period through stunning and rarely-seen footage. Produced by Oscar winner Simon Chinn and Emmy winner Jonathan Chinn and directed by Oscar winners Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin
Lady Gaga's Secret World
An inside look at how the superstar rose to fame and why she continues to make splashes in headlines today. She wants everyone to embrace their inner freak. Unauthorized Biography.