As diplomatic relations between DPRK and South Korea begin to slightly thaw after decades of hostility, comedian and world traveler Michael Palin is allowed to visit North Korea for two weeks and, to a limited extent, explore the country.
Follow the true stories of five of the world's most celebrated, yet endangered animals; penguins, chimpanzees, lions, painted wolves and tigers. Each in a heroic struggle against rivals and... See full summary »
An in-depth examination of Margaret Thatcher, her rise to power, and the changes brought forth by her years in leadership. Told without narration, the story uses archive film and the ... See full summary »
A Palestinian assassin is targeting prominent Israelis. An English actress is recruited by the Israelis to infiltrate the assassin's terrorist cell. This will require all of her acting talents and put her at considerable risk.
A look at the role of Saudi Arabia in recent years in politics and international conflicts, in particular at the changes in politics in recent years, as the kingdom is changing under the rule of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Michael Waldman's three films take us inside the Foreign Office, watching the country's smooth diplomats (and not so smooth politicians) as they conduct the business of statecraft at the highest levels. It's particularly notable how fluently the senior civil servants sidestep the question of Brexit; also, how transparently obnoxious Boris Johnson is, even when mugging for the camera. We don't get any shocking revelations, and the film allows us to see most of its participants at their best, but I thought that there was a ring of truth in its portrait of what daily work in the F.O. might actually involve. There could have been more frank speaking - but I guess that was always going to be hard to procure with this subject.
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