Written and directed by Samuel Supple The outbreak of the First World War in 1914 saw millions of young British men (over 8 million in total) fight what proved to be a very bloody war. The troops left the UK via the coastal town of Folkestone in Kent. This documentary, made a century later, explores […]

Bare Knuckle is a documentary from VICE magazine about the underground sport of bare knuckle boxing in the UK. Clive Martin interviews and follows various fighters and finds out what drives the men who choose to go toe to toe in the ‘ring’ (actually just a pit encircled by of bales of hay) with no […]

Written & directed by Ransom Riggs Music by Michael Picton The Accidental Sea is a short documentary about the Salton Sea, a large lake created artificially when a 350 square mile section of the Colorado desert was flooded by accident over a century ago by a man-made irrigation canal carrying water from the Colorado River. […]

Directed, shot and edited by Alexander Khudokon Produced by Lev Maslov Based on an idea by Dmitry Golubovsky and Maxim Nikanorov Vasily is a short documentary about Vasily Ilyn, a retired farmer from the small rural village of Ryshkovo in the Kurksy Oblast (province) of Russia. Vasily has rarely set foot outside his village, and […]

Directed by Connor Lynch & David Ketterer Changeover is a short documentary about a Pennsylvanian 35mm cinema film projectionist, Bill Frankhouser.  Having spent his whole life working with the 35mm cinema film format, Bill is facing the reality that the cinema industry has now moved irreversibly to digital technology. With no feature films any longer produced […]

In 2013, a team from VICE magazine travelled to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil to interview American journalist and author Glenn Greenwald, the man responsible for breaking the biggest news story that year via the Guardian newspaper. He has worked closely with former NSA employer and whistleblower Edward Snowden to report on the NSA’s secret […]

Beyond Good and Evil is the first of a trio of documentaries, Human, All Too Human, produced by the BBC. This documentary is about German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche and his gradual shift from religion to nihilism, and eventually, tragically, to insanity. Along the way we learn how he was influenced by Schopenhauer and Wagner, about […]

A short documentary filmed at the Drigung monastery in Northern Tibet, Sky Burial follows a Tibetan lama carrying out a rarely-enacted ritual, part of an ancient tradition for burying the dead. The body of the deceased is offered as a sacrifice to be consumed by vultures – an act of benevolence towards nature. The Sky […]

Directed by Pinny Grylls Produced by Victoria Cameron Peter and Ben is a quirky and poignant documentary about a man and a sheep. In their own ways they are both outcasts, not fitting in with their own kind – but they get on well with each other and share a bond. Peter and Ben won […]