Posts Tagged ‘Documentaries’

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Nas | Time Is Illmatic [Trailer]

Tribeca Film Festival film Time Is Illmatic — chronicling the making of hip-hop artist Nas‘ 1994 debut album — will be the inaugural recipient of the Candescent Award, part of a new grant program designed to support the making of documentary films.

Saturday, April 12th, 2014


FREE TO PLAY is a feature-length documentary that follows three professional gamers from around the world as they compete for a million dollar prize in the first Dota 2 International Tournament. In recent years, E Sports has surged in popularity to become one of the most widely-practiced forms of competitive sport today. A million dollar tournament changed the landscape of the gaming world and for those elite players at the top of their craft, nothing would ever be the same again.

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

The Legend of Swee’ Pea | Trailer

Lloyd Daniels’s unlikely rise to the NBA is the stuff that myths are made of: the most sought-after college basketball recruit of his generation, he got busted buying cocaine in a police sting operation. Two years later was almost killed after getting shot three times in the chest while negotiating an $8 crack deal. Yet somehow managed to make it to the NBA without having played a single college game, with remnants of bullets still in his body, and with years of crack addiction behind him.

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Black Business: Modern Day Yakuza

Japan is famous for many things, such as technology, sushi, temples, geisha and amazing customer service. One side of Japan not often seen but living in plain sight are the people conducting in “Black Business”, the Yakuza. They’re not petty criminals confined to the streets, they’re international business men. Using knowledge, money, powers of persuasions and their influence in the government to help secure them lucrative international black business deals. From the filmmakers of Underground Hero: Love To Hate Me.

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Young Kids, Hard Time [Documentary]

The YIA cellblock is home to 53 kids who are rarely permitted to leave the unit, due to the dangers posed by the adult prisoners just outside their door. But once a youth offender turns 18, they begin the immediate transition into the general prison population, where thousands of adult prisoners await.

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Nas | Time Is Illmatic (Teaser)

When you get a chance to get an in-depth look at the creation of one of the best albums of all time, you don’t hesitate. This year at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, Nas will be opening the event with his brand new documentary “Time Is Illmatic” on April 16th.

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

The Drop Box [Documentary Trailer]

There is a man in South Korea that is doing something strange with a wooden drop box. It looks like what you would use to drop off your mail, but that’s not what he finds inside. He actually collects other people’s babies… to save their lives. Pastor Lee Jong-rak from the Jusarang Church in Seoul South Korea asks people to place their unwanted children in the box instead of dumping them on the street or in the trash.

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Curing Cancer With HIV

We’ve recently noticed an inspiring short film circulating on the internet about how doctors in the US have apparently cured a child of leukaemia by “injecting her with HIV”.

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

GRiND Rated: Emergency Room: Life and Death at VGH

Vancouver General Hospital is B.C.’s largest, most specialized hospital, providing care for about 600,000 patients each year. Now, people interested in what goes on at VGH, particularly in the emergency trauma department, can have a closer look. Emergency Room: Life and Death at VGH is a six-episode documentary series, premiered on the Knowledge Network tonight.

Saturday, January 11th, 2014

The Field: Violence, Hip Hop & Hope For Chicago

The documentary, directed by Mandon Lovett, goes directly to the source of the turmoil in Chicago’s inner city neighborhoods to talk with those closest to the rap scene. They visit the house of Lil’ Durk and talk to his grandmother; they hit the park with King Louie; they catch Lil’ Bibby spitting a freestyle in front of his hitters. Lil’ Reese and Katie Got Bandz appear as well, along with family members and managers who all give insight to what’s happening in Chicago and why.