What is reality?:
There is a strange and mysterious world that surrounds us, a world largely hidden from our senses. The quest to explain the true nature of reality is one of the great scientific detective stories.
Clues have been pieced together from deep within the atom, from the event horizon of black holes, and from the far reaches of the cosmos. It may be that that we are part of a cosmic hologram, projected from the edge of the universe. Or that we exist in an infinity of parallel worlds. Your reality may never look quite the same again.
Cannabis: What’s the harm?:
Ex-EastEnders star James Alexandrou was caught smoking cannabis by the tabloids when he left the soap. Now he wants to find out the truth about the most popular illegal drug in Britain, see the lengths people will go to get it and discover exactly where it comes from.
In the first of two programmes, James looks at the effects of the drug on the streets of Britain, meeting a 17-year-old who smokes weed with his parents and a mum-of-three who uses cannabis to keep her emotions in check. He meets people who are growing cannabis illegally for themselves and goes out on patrol with a police drug squad as they clamp down on large-scale cannabis growers. He also travels to California, the first state in America to license cannabis for medicinal use.
In the second episode, James explores the hidden world of organised crime linked to the supply of cannabis in the UK, following a police drug squad and the UK Border Agency as they target gangs and smugglers. He meets the casualties of the drugs trade, including a 14-year-old addict who has convictions for burglary to fund his habit and a Vietnamese teenager smuggled into Britain by lorry to work in British cannabis farms to supply the huge demand.
Documentary following a generation of post-punk musicians who took the synthesiser from the experimental fringes to the centre of the pop stage.
In the late 1970s, small pockets of electronic artists including the Human League, Daniel Miller and Cabaret Volatire were inspired by Kraftwerk and JG Ballard and dreamt of the sound of the future against the backdrop of bleak, high-rise Britain.
Krautrock: The Rebirth of Germany:
Documentary which looks at how a radical generation of musicians created a new German musical identity out of the cultural ruins of war.
Between 1968 and 1977 bands like Neu!, Can, Faust and Kraftwerk would look beyond western rock and roll to create some of the most original and uncompromising music ever heard. They shared one common goal – a forward-looking desire to transcend Germany’s gruesome past – but that didn’t stop the music press in war-obsessed Britain from calling them Krautrock.
Tetris – Liebesgruesse aus Moskau:
Kennen Sie Tetris? Es ist eines der populärsten Computerspiele der Welt mit allen Eigenschaften eines Klassikers: ganz einfach zu spielen und trotzdem anspruchsvoll. Was aber kaum jemand weiß, ist, dass das Spiel eigentlich in Moskau zur Zeit des Eisernen Vorhangs erfunden wurde. Dieser Film zeichnet die Erfolgsgeschichte eines Bestsellers nach und zeigt, wie ein simples Computerspiel für die UdSSR unter Gorbatschow zu einem Lehrstück in Sachen Kapitalismus wurde…
is an acclaimed documentary by filmmaker Adam Curtis released in 2002. […] This series is about how those in power have used Freud’s theories to try and control the dangerous crowd in an age of mass democracy.
To many in both politics and business, the triumph of the self is the ultimate expression of democracy, where power has finally moved to the people. Certainly the people may feel they are in charge, but are they really? The Century of the Self tells the untold and sometimes controversial story of the growth of the mass-consumer society in Britain and the United States. How was the all-consuming self created, by whom, and in whose interests?
Look Around You:
Look Around You is a BBC television comedy series devised and written by Robert Popper and Peter Serafinowicz, and, in the first series only, narrated by Nigel Lambert. The first series of eight 10-minute shorts was shown in 2002, and the second series of six 30-minute episodes in 2005, both on BBC2.
In the first series, the episodes (“modules”) satirise and pay homage to 1970s and early 1980s educational films and schools programmes. A different scientific subject is covered in each episode.
The series was commissioned based on a 20-minute pilot episode (twice the length of an episode in the first series, but otherwise identical) about calcium
The Power of Nightmares The Power of Nightmares, subtitled The Rise of the Politics of Fear, is a BBC documentary film series, written and produced by Adam Curtis. Its three one-hour parts consist mostly of a montage of archive footage with Curtis’s narration. The series was first broadcast in the United Kingdom in late 2004 and has subsequently been broadcast in multiple countries and shown in several film festivals, including the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.
fuer die freunde des gepflegten drum’n’bass. obwohl die musik an und fuer sich viel zu kurz kommt. die ltj bukem documentary der bbc (anno 1997) beleuchtet eher die hintergruende, wie recorddeals in asien, us/canada-tour, einreiseprobleme nach canada und so.
wenn ich zeitlich mal wieder ein bisschen besser dastehe, liegt das teil ganz oben in meiner videoplaylist.
update: kai weist auch noch auf die bbc version von 1954 hin, den es auch zum anschauen gibt:
Wer sich für einen Vorläufer der Verfilmung interessiert, kann sich dort auch die TV-Verfilmung der BBC aus dem Jahr 1954 komplett anschauen, die nach Information im Wikipedia Artikel in Großbritannien zu einem Aufruhr in den Medien, der Bevölkerung und der Politik führte, u. a. wegen der “subversiven Natur” der Darstellung und der Folter- und Unterdrückungsszenen. Kaum noch vorstellbar, angesichts der Bilder aus Abu Ghraib und des Saw & Hostel Gemetzels im Kino.