7 titles.

1. Australian Story (1996 TV Series)
Episode: I Had a Dream/Great Scott (1997)
I Had A Dream: John Ribot, the former Superleague CEO, tells his own story for the first time. As the central figure in the greatest upheaval in the history of rugby league in Australia, Ribot talks openly about the impact of the game's great schism on himself, his family, friends and colleagues. Among those interviewed are Ribot's wife and son, who provide highly personal perspectives. Other contributors include former player Peter McWhirter and advertising guru John Singleton. At a time when rumours continue to fly about his past and future involvement with Superleague, and the nature of his role, John Ribot attempts to set the record straight. PLUS: Great Scott The hilarious and touching life and times of Dr. Margaret Scott, Tasmanian based academic, novelist and comedian. This is the story of an extraordinary woman who has realised her full potential late in life. A former Cambridge academic, Dr. Scott was "discovered" as a comedian when she appeared on an ABC "Great Debate" and was an enormous hit with a scene stealing performance, marked by perfect comic timing. "In the first debate I did, my knees were literally knocking and I had to hold onto the lecturn so the people wouldn't see I was shaking really violently". Margaret Scott lives in a former orchardist's homestead on the beautiful Tasman peninsula.
2. Implanted (2013)
Displaced from reality after a near-fatal accident, Ethan Galloway (Justin Leak, The Great Debaters) struggles with what is real and what isn't after his brilliant neurologist father (Robert Pralgo, The Blind Side, The Joneses) uses an experimental medical procedure to save his son's life, but the side-effects turn out to be much greater than either could have imagined.
3. Counterfeit World: Making 'To Live and Die in L.A.' (2003 Documentary)
The magic and creation behind the making of William Friedkin's classic action film qv##tt0090180##. It follows cast, crew and the director several years after the film sharing their experiences while working on the project, also including footage from the shooting, and they discuss in detail the conception of the most spectacular scenes filmed there and also the great debate about the different endings developed for the film.
4. Journey to Sundance (2014 Documentary)
There has been great debate and arguments for nearly 20 years among and around Hollywood, centering on Independent Film. From Miramax and the Weinsteins to the Studios to the "little guys" to Sundance, the questions rage on. Who was responsible for the renaissance of non-studio movies? Has the Sundance Film Festival become too influenced by the Studios? How does the "little guy" who's made a movie break into what seems to be a closed system even for indie film? Enter a team of three neophyte filmmakers - Julian Starks, Jennifer Sorenson and Bill Jacobson - who embark on a five year roller coaster of a ride to find the answer to the two decades old debate: What is Independent Film? Against the backdrop of the Sundance Film Festival and the yearly pilgrimage of producers, directors, industry "suits" and Hollywood wannabes, these filmmakers and their cameras journey for the answers. They trek to the festival each January for five years, and in their search of the original question, each of them is forced to face the issues - and demons - that plague any indie film. Whether it's lack of money, lack of time, unexpected losses or disintegrating relationships, this grueling journey takes its toll on these three filmmakers, who ultimately refuse to give up on their quest. Passion? Obsession? Stupidity? Insanity? Are these the qualities that help define Independent Film? "Journey to Sundance" tackles these questions straight on, with humor, honesty, poignancy and resolve.
5. The Good Fight: James Farmer Remembers the Civil Rights Movement (2009 Documentary)
Synopsis: When he rolled into the Jim Crow South on a Greyhound bus - a black man sitting in the whites-only front seat - James Farmer was scared. "Courage is not being unafraid, but doing what needs to be done in spite of fear," said the founder of the Freedom Rides and pioneer of the earliest sit-ins. A relentless leader, a dynamic speaker, and a forceful organizer, Farmer was one of the first civil rights activists to use nonviolent direct action to fight for dignity and justice. Yet at what cost? His own family suffered from his frequent absences, prison stays, and threats made on his life. And, he was continually disappointed in his lack of recognition, especially after witnessing the momentous legacy of Martin Luther King, a man ten years his junior. The Good Fight chronicles Farmer's life, in his own words, from his earliest days as a "Great Debater" at Wiley College to his legacy teaching a new generation of students about the movement that shaped a country.
6. Power to the People with Johan Norberg (2015 Documentary)
The thirst for energy in developing countries will only grow as economic freedom spreads. People there see how we in the west live and refuse to be left behind. In Power to the People, by Swedish economist and author Johan Norberg explores the incredible challenge this demand presents to man- and woman-kind. As costs rise and concern for climate change increases, these questions loom large: How are we going to maintain our standard of living? How do we reduce our impact on the planet? And how will we get power to ALL the people? Norberg travels the world in Power to the People to peel back the layers of this global challenge, often questioning the conventional wisdom on what works and what doesn't. His journey starts in the Moroccan bazaars of Marrakech, which functioned fine for eons without modern conveniences, but where electric lights, computers, cell phones and credit card readers are now everywhere. Even more telling is Norberg's journey to a remote Berber village in the Sahara Desert. More than half the world still cooks its food over open flames but this is rapidly changing, including here, where women now cook on gas stoves, and some even have refrigerators. The revealing program examines global efforts to solve our energy dilemma-and how even the best of intentions sometimes result in unexpected consequences. For example, Germany's decision to abolish nuclear power and increase the use of renewable energy has sent retail prices soaring, among the highest in Europe. It also resulted in an actual increase in the use of lignite coal-burning plants as the Germans discover that it takes temporary dependence on energy from fossil fuels to build a new clean energy economy. Imposing tariffs on Chinese-made solar panels to protect the German solar industry also slowed things down. In the U.S., Power to the People explores the great debate in a country whose energy consumption is now only surpassed by China. He reveals, perhaps surprisingly, how cities like New York consume far less energy per capita than the rest of the country. The controversy over America's promising new energy source in hydro fracking is also examined, as is the folly of top-down government-imposed solutions. Witness the continued federal subsidies for corn ethanol, which have sent food prices soaring and not produced the promised a renewable energy return. Although daunting, the energy challenge can be met, Norberg believes-especially if governments step back from top-down imposed solutions. From a solar facility in Morocco to wind farms in England, a hydraulic fracking site in Pennsylvania, and a trucking company in Florida that is converting its fleet to natural gas, potential new sources and solutions abound. Coal, Oil, Natural Gas, Nuclear, Hydro, Biomass, Wind, and Solar are all in the mix and all come with their own problems. As Norberg finds, the world is overflowing with energy. The sun is shining, the world is turning, the wind is blowing, and water flows downhill. The only bottleneck when it comes to energy is our ability to safely convert, store and pay for it.
7. The Lift (2009 Documentary)
Plans take a turn when two young filmmakers are attacked at the Copy Cat Building in Baltimore. The footage that originally served as part of a documentary about the resident artists and musicians becomes topic of a great debate within the community. The filmmakers risk their lives to document events that have been kept secret for hundreds of years in order to spread the word of THE LIFT.
7 titles.