Documentary examining the origins and growth of the anti-vaccination movement, and its impact on global efforts to defeat the Covid-19 pandemic. Interviews with experts shed light on this well-funded and organised movement and its methods.
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Music fans know Maynard James Keenan as the frontman of such bands as Tool, A Perfect Circle, and Puscifer, but in this documentary filmmakers Christopher Pomerenke and Ryan Page offer a closer look at one of the prolific rocker’s more unexpected hobbies — winemaking. Along with his business partner Eric Glomski, Keenan has managed to transform an arid stretch of Arizona desert into a lush vineyard that yields some particularly tasty grapes. Through unguarded conversations with Keenan and Glomski, Pomerenke and Page discover just what got the pair interested in winemaking, and why they chose such a hostile natural environment to serve as the site of their winery.
Michel Roux Jr sets out to discover the secret of chocolate not just why we’re addicted to the sublime and complex foodstuff but its rich and varied history, from a sacred drink of Aztec Emperors to the aphrodisiac of choice at the court of Louis XIV in Versailles. For Michel Roux Jr the best chocolate in the world is to be found in France, where the art of the chocolatier has been handed down from generation to generation. In this documentary he sets out to create his own unique chocolate flavor to use in his cooking. He will immerse himself in the world of chocolate, from the raw cocoa bean to some of the most refined and unusual chocolate creations the world has seen. Michel Roux will be tasting and tempering, dipping and decorating to discover the art of chocolate making as he sets out to create his very own melt in your mouth chocolate flavor.
Selim Mourad is a young man who still lives with his parents in a traditional family house in Beirut. He has no siblings and he likes men, which is no good news to his family which will therefore end with him. As the new wave of reconstruction finally reaches them, Selim and his parents find themselves obliged to move houses to allow the demolition of the building in which both Selim and his father Antoine were born. It’s an occasion for the son to face his family with his truth and take his father on a quest inside their mysterious family tree hoping to find a lost relative who could maybe continue the lineage. Written by Selim Mourad
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With a focus on Clint Eastwood’s career as a director, this documentary features movie clips, behind-the-scenes footage, interviews with people with whom he has worked, as well as comments from Clint Eastwood himself.
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