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Documentaries & Movies

 

Documentaries

Documentaries

Design the New Business (2011)

The evolving relationship between design and business is illustrated and discussed in insightful interviews and inspiring case studies.

Capitalism: A Love Story

An examination of the social costs of corporate interests pursuing profits at the expense of the public good.

BBC Three – Secrets of the Superbrands

Big brands spear no efforts when it comes to advertising. They strategize, entice, make a hype, they throw celebrities and endorsements in the mix and wind up to the cult-like status they have today. However, the secret to their expansion may be a little more than meets the consumer’s eye.

BBC: Who Gets the Best Jobs

In a world as dynamic as ours, some things never change. Richard Bilton discovers that the rigid UK job market reserves the best opportunities for a happy few, lucky enough to have the appropriate heritage.

THE HUMAN SCALE

The documentary takes on a problematic issue with today’s expanding social environment. With an estimated 80% of the world’s population living in urban settings, by the year 2050, the way in which we build the world around us needs to get a more human approach.

THE JOY OF STATISTICS: HANS ROSLING

Hans Roslings breaks reality down to a string of data, that decipher our past, present and future, all in an engaging trip through the joy of statistics.

BBC HORIZON – MONITOR ME (2013)

Dr Kevin Fong explores a medical revolution that promises to help us live longer, healthier lives. Inspired by the boom in health-related apps and gadgets, it is all about novel ways we can monitor ourselves around the clock.

BBC PRECISION THE MEASURE OF ALL THINGS

Professor Marcus du Sautoy gives a guided tour through the practice of performance measurement, from lightning to heat and electricity. Follow his journey and get introduced to the concept of measurement, by one of the most prominent figure in today’s field of mathematics.

BBC HORIZON 2013 THE AGE OF BIG DATA

This film by the BBC’s Horizon programme takes a look at how Big Data and analytics innovations are being applied in a number of disparate domains by: police department, medical researchers, financial traders, marketing firms.

BBC Documentary – The Science of Chance

Infection can take over the entire human body and if our immune systems aren’t strong enough we will die – in fact, infectious disease has regularly wiped out millions of people across the planet.

Pain, Pus & Poison – The Search For Modern Medicines 1: Pain

The human body is an astute instrument, fine-tuned to identify potential threat and apt to counteract and heal. Endowed with the property to anesthetize and alleviate, the human mind is fascinatingly complex.

Pain, Pus & Poison – The Search For Modern Medicines 2: Pus

One of the most prominent threats in the history of mankind has been disease. With millions of people affected by infections, worldwide, strengthening our immune system has become one of the most important topics in today’s medical research.

Pain, Pus & Poison – The Search For Modern Medicines 3: Poison

People’s perception towards poison has changed drastically. Nowadays, poison is infused into our society, in various forms. From its killer potential in the natural world, to it being found in hospitals, pharmaceutics and cosmetics all around the world, poison plays a very active role in the world we live in.

The One Percent

In this hard-hitting but humorous documentary, director Jamie Johnson takes the exploration of wealth that he began in Born Rich one step further. The One Percent, refers to the tiny percentage of Americans who control nearly half the wealth of the U.S.

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

The film creates an astonishing picture of the complex new world of internet communications, intelligence and the ever-expanding web of post-cold war secrecy.

The Human Face of Big Data

With the rapid emergence of digital devices, an unstoppable, invisible force is changing human lives in unforeseen ways. Big Data, the massive gathering and analyzing of data in real time is allowing us to both mend many of our planet’s ailments and create a bright new future for its inhabitants.

Mind Over Money

This episode of the classic PBS documentary series Nova draws on interviews with fiscal experts and scientific experiments tied to money to investigate the great leap forward in economic understanding propagated by the financial meltdown of 2007-2009.

Business Creativity in China

A documentary hallmarking Chinese creativity, offering glimpses into the creativity and learning processes of a revolutionary nation.

The Restaurateur

Prominent American restaurateur Danny Meyer experiences highs and lows while struggling to maintain an impeccable level of quality in two of his most high-profile restaurants – Tabla and Eleven Madison Park.

Business and Professional Women: A History, A Movement

This documentary follows the history of the oldest women’s advocacy group, founded in 1919 and whose focus has been and still is educating and supporting working women, through workshops, mentorship programs and being a liaison between the various other women’s rights advocacy groups.

Windfall

Filmmaker Laura Israel’s investigation of how construction of wind turbines in rural New York State impacts local citizens is an important reminder that there are no easy and quick fixes for environmental issues.

Bottled Life – Nestle’s Business with Water

Nestle dominates the global industry in bottled water. See how to turn ordinary water into a billion-dollar business and witness the strategies of one of the most powerful food and beverage companies on our planet.

   

Movies

Movies

The Imitation Game (2014)

During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.

Boiler Room

A college dropout gets a job as a broker for a suburban investment firm, which puts him on the fast track to success, but the job might not be as legitimate as it sounds.

VIAGGIO SOLA

“Viaggio Sola”, or “I Travel Alone” reveals the splendor and glamour of the most exclusive hotels worldwide together with the dedication and attention to detail needed to create such a hotel prestige.

I’m all right jack

The film, based on the “private Life” novel by Alan Kackney, is a satire of the British industrial life particularly during the 1950s. Mainly, everyone implicated in the working sector, from bosses to trade unions to workers, are seen as either corrupt or incompetent.

THE SOCIAL NETWORK

Facebook was born as a database for students at the same college. Since then it has become the single, most powerful social media tool we know. This is the story of what lies behind the creation of Facebook and its father, Mark Zuckerberg, from the lawsuit he underwent to the exclusion of cofounder.

DRAFT DAY

Draft Day is a sports-related drama which focuses on the general manager of Cleveland Browns and his struggle surrounding what decisions to take after his team gets the number one draft pick within the forth-coming NFL games.

The Damned United (2009)

It was 1973 and Brian Cloughs was manager of the champion Leeds Unites soccer team. Forty-four years later, Coughs was a man of the streets. What happened during that time and who is the man taking Cough’s place? The movie shows the story which was not captured by the media of the time.

TUCKER:THE MAN AND HIS DREAM

The true story of Preston Tucker who, following the end of World War II, attempted to produce and sell the Tucker Sedan. His plan triggered a wave of conflicts among the big automotive manufacturers of that time.

REMEMBER THE TITANS

The true story of what happened during the first year of a racially integrated school unit in Washington DC when an African-American coach is appointed to train the students’ football team. He has to find a path not only to train a winning team but also to help his team overcome racial differences.

SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN

When a sheik dreams of bringing the fly-fishing sport to the desert, a fisheries expert is hired to bring water into the desert and a fishing sport to a land hostile to such activities.

BEING THERE (1979)

Being there is the comical story of Chance, a simple-minded gardener who, following the death of his employer, becomes a famous figure as his TV-stolen utterances are interpreted as profoundly philosophical statements.

THE ORDINARY PEOPLE

All employees of a pharmaceutical company are invited to participate in a gala party. Things take a downturn, however, when it is revealed that the entire event is just a massive training simulation for the managerial team.

HUMAN RESOURCES

When Frank, a recent graduate, takes a management position at the same plant his father worked at for 30 years, he asks the workers for their opinion. Things take a downturn when management abuse the information to lay off employees. The matter takes a familial turn when conflict sparks between father and son.

Million Dollar Arm

J.B. Bernstein, a sports agent, tries to rejuvenate his business by finding and training Indian cricket players to become professional baseball players in America. His ideas sparkle from reality shows and Indian cricket games he sees on TV.

Whiplash

Whiplash delivers a dark and dazzling jive into the hidden world of competitive play, showing just how much one’s limits can be pushed in order to reach higher levels of performance.

The Pursuit of Happyness

A father with his back to the corner battles his way back to the center of the ring, in what is an incredible story about strength, determination and patience to achieve what everyone seeks in life – happiness.

Freakonomics

Freakonomics examines social, cultural, and financial issues with an eye to getting people to think differently.

Up in the Air

Up in the Air revolves around the life of Ryan Bingham, whose not-so-pleasant job of firing people for a living turns even less pleasant when his company decides to downsize, effectively cutting down on their travel budget, which is a key asset for him.

The Insider

A sobering examination of corruption, courage, cowardice and the sometimes catastrophic costs of telling the truth.

A Better Life

A Better Life looks at a very real problem with an excellent script that keeps your interest, plays with your emotions and has some very real insights into an issue not all that well-known by most individuals – a single father’s struggle to keep his child on the right track.

The Aviator

Leonardo DiCaprio is stunning in the role of Howard Hughes, a millionaire film director at heart, but whose soul lies with his aviation career, building planes for the war and supporting the cause.

   

 

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