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The Trees

"The Trees" is a film documenting the concept, design and construction of the National September 11th Memorial Plaza. Filmed over the course of five years, "The Trees" documents the journey of over 400 Swamp White Oaks from their temporary home in New Jersey to the World Trade Center Memorial Plaza. Through the stories of those who design, plan, and construct the Memorial, The Trees explores the evolution of one of the world’s most innovative “ green” roof gardens. The film shows public reaction to this lasting, yet ever-changing memorial to the victims of the September 11th attacks. A visual meditation on seasonal changes and the possibility of rebirth, "The Trees" asks how we memorialize and remember.

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North Korea: Inside The Secret State

Following the journey of a small group of covert North Korean filmmakers, this documentary reveals how brave North Koreans, both in and outside the country, are breaking down the barriers between the oppressed and the outside world through a secret trade in USBs, cell phones and DVDs.

Who Is Billy Bones?

"Who Is Billy Bones?" highlights the four-decade-long music career of legendary punk rock vocalist Steven “Billy Bones” Fortuna. Billy Bones was an early pioneer of the punk genre, fronting the 1977 Los Angeles punk band The Skulls with his snarling vocals and socially charged lyrics. The documentary features interviews with punk rock legends including Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt, Woolly Bandits member Christa Collins, Dr. Strange Records founder Dr. Strange and Bones' wife Christina Fortuna.

Fierce Green Fire

An exploration of the environmental movement - grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change. Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Ashley Judd.

Showrunners

SHOWRUNNERS explores the fascinating world of the US television showrunner and the creative forces around them, as they battle daily between art and commerce to deliver television comedies and dramas to audiences worldwide.

King George VI: The Man Behind 'The King's Speech'

King's Speech is the definitive story of the man who overcame his own failings for the sake of his nation. When his older brother, Edward VIII abdicates the throne to marry Wallis Simpson, nervous-mannered successor George "Bertie" VI is plagued with shyness and a speech impediment when speaking to his subjects. It is the true story of an introvert and humble man whom events and circumstances made him become an inspiration for the British nation during their war with Hitler's Germany.