Category: Documentary

Nadia Tolokkonikova, Yekaterina Samutsevich and Maria Alyokhina of Pussy Riot

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     26 December     USSR formally dissolved, 1991 And suddenly, on this day in 1991, the Soviet Union suddenly simply ceased to exist. No nuclear bombing by the USA, no internal revolutionary rupture, it just

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Steve Jobs The Lost Interview

Steve Jobs The Lost Interview

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     20 December     NeXT merges with Apple, 1996 On this day in 1996, Apple Computer Inc agreed a deal with Next Computer Inc to buy Next for $429 million, plus 1.5 million Apple shares.

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Napster founders Shawn Fanning and Shaun Parker with Alex Winter

Downloaded

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     7 December     Record Industry Association of America files lawsuit against Napster, 1999 This is the day in 1999 that the self-styled “music industry” started its fightback. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)

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Inmates in The House I Live In

The House I Live In

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     5 December     Prohibition ends, 1933 On this day in 1933, the USA ended one of its most disastrous experiments. The Volstead Act, or National Prohibition Act, had been passed on 28 October 1919.

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Josh Harris takes a shower in We Live in Public

We Live in Public

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     12 November     Tim Berners-Lee publishes World Wide Web proposal, 1990 On this day in 1990, Tim Berners-Lee, an employee of the European research organisation CERN, published the formal proposal to create a more

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Chen Suqin and Zhang Changhua at the Guangzhou Railway Station, Last Train Home

Last Train Home

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     8 November     Chinese engineers divert the Yangtze river, 1997 On this day in 1997, Chinese engineers diverted the Yangtze River, China’s longest, in order to clear the way for construction of the world’s

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Martin Strel aka Big River Man

Big River Man

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     5 November     Link Wray dies, 2005 On this day in 2005, one of the legends of rock. Link Wray, born Fred Lincoln Wray Jr in 1929, died. He was most famous for his

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Chief Inspector Yan Glassey and the hanging Pink Panther in his office

Smash & Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     29 October     Star of India stolen, 1964 On this day in 1964, the famous Star of India gemstone was stolen from the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Though not the

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Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     28 September     Death of Miles Davis, 1991 On this day in 1991, Miles Davis died. By his own estimation the Juilliard educated trumpeter, band leader and composer changed music “five or six times”.

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Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs

The Battle of the Sexes

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     20 September     Billie Jean King plays Bobbie Riggs at tennis, 1973 On this day in 1973, a retired 55-year-old male tennis pro who had won Wimbledon in 1939 took on one of the

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