Ryan Hartshorn and his family are completely flipping the script on Vodka making. Rather than using starches from potatoes or fruit, they're producing the clear liquor from sheep's whey. The Hartshorns own a sheep cheesery in Tasmania and began utilizing the leftover whey as a base for vodka. Their boutique spirit has not only decreased their waste but also created a product that has earned top honors at the World Vodka Awards.
Last year, Al Eagleton founded Instinct Skis. The former shop teacher turned his passion for woodworking and skiing into a business. As the mini-documentary shows, each pair of skis are made from trees harvested from his forest property and handcrafted in his workshop at the base of British Columbia's Red Mountain.
Hatidze is the last female bee-hunter in Europe. Living alone in a deserted village, Hatidze makes her way up a cliff in Macedonia to collect honeycomb from a colony of bees, without gloves or smoke or the trappings of modern beekeeping. But when a migrant family moves in with seven children and 150 cows, things change — and Hatidze has to adapt and educate her new neighbors.
On June 6, 1944, the Allied forces landed on the beach in Normandy, France, marking the beginning of the ground assault on Nazi-occupied France and the subsequent push into Europe. One of the bloodiest operations in the history of warfare, D-Day marked the beginning of the end of the European theater of World War II. Brian Cranston commemorates the 75th anniversary of the battle by reading a letter home from Pfc. Dominick "Dom" Bart, one of the soldiers who were there.
By 1975, Bob Dylan was no longer the up-and-coming folk singer — he was an American icon and A-list recording artist. To capture the early days of his career and give his fans a more intimate experience, Dylan launched the Rolling Thunder Revue tour. Playing small venues, it was a disaster — and thoroughly documented in sound, film, and print. Martin Scorsese uses interviews and archival footage to tell the story of that infamous tour from the perspective of the people that were there.
On May 31, 1994, the Beastie Boys released Ill Communication. The band and Amazon Music celebrate the 25th anniversary of the iconic album with a 15-minute documentary. Featuring interviews with surviving members Mike D and Ad-Rock along with archival footage, the short film takes a look back at the creation of the album and its legendary single "Sabotage," as well as earlier releases like Check Your Head and Paul's Boutique.
You already know StockX is the place for limited edition sneakers and streetwear, but they also offer a wide selection of quality timepieces. Their open marketplace has everything from the most sought after Rolex Submariner and Omega Speedmaster, to more accessible options like the Casio G-Shock. After you find the perfect watch, buyers can place bids using real-time data provided alongside the product. There's no reason to stress about quality because once you've made a purchase, StockX will authenticate and verify the condition before shipping it out.
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With a muscular shape and aggressive stance, the Harley-Davidson LiveWire is unlike anything that's come before. The LiveWire is the latest example of the innovative spirit of the most iconic motorcycle brand in the world. Its permanent magnetic electric motor provides instant torque, so a flick of the wrist takes you from 0 to 60 in 3.0 seconds without any of the shifting or clutch work required by its combustion-based cousins. The motor sits below the battery to lower the center of gravity for easier handling, a fully adjustable Showa suspension helps improve the ride further, ABS and Traction Control for enhanced cornering and Brembo brakes ensure you can get it stopped in a hurry. The bike also has a 4.3 inch, full-color touchscreen. Built-in LTE connectivity and the H-D Connect service gives you remote access to bike vitals, its location on a map, and security alerts if it's bumped or moved through the Harley-Davidson app. Available in three color options, the LiveWire is coming to dealerships this August.
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Alaska is the largest state in the U.S. but also the most sparsely populated. Its vast terrain and lack of roadways mean the primary method of transportation across its rugged landscapes is by plane. In this short documentary, filmmakers Brother and Filson take a ride with the bush pilots navigating the Last Frontier.
With climate change becoming a global rallying cry, much of the focus has been on the deleterious effects and not potential solutions. Instead of doom and gloom, Ice on Fire looks at technologies and systems that can have an immediate impact to save the place we call home. Produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, Ice on Fire premieres June 11, 2019 on HBO.
Right in time for its 50th anniversary, PBS is going back to Woodstock. The documentary relives the iconic music festival through the eyes of the 400,000 people that attended, rather than the musicians on stage. Directed Barak Goodman, the film will be released May 24, 2019.
The Hawaiian Lifeguard Association is responsible for keeping the coasts of the islands safe. As described by Bradley Young and Brian Phillips in this documentary, the job requires rigorous training on and off the clock to meet the daily demands that come along with patrolling the beach. While navigating the rocky cliffs and the towering swells along the shoreline, the 450 guards trust OluKai footwear to keep them performing at their best on any terrain.
Next week, HBO will air the final episode of Game of Thrones. Season eight has seen feature film-length episodes, larger-than-life battles, and a massive amount of dragon fire. To honor its biggest season yet, director Jeanie Finlay highlights all of the people both behind and in front of the camera with a two-hour documentary special. The Last Watch will be released May 26, 2019.
Diego Maradona is a soccer legend. Regarded by many as the best to ever play, the Argentine-born footballer has the "Goal of the Century" and became the first player ever to break the world transfer fee twice. From the director of Amy and Senna, this documentary is compiled from 500-hours of unseen footage taken from Maradona's personal archive to profile the sports icon like never before. The film will go to theaters on June 14, 2019.
Like a lot of kids, Cameron Smith wanted to be an astronaut. Smith is an archeology professor at the Portland State University, but his dream never died. Determined to make it, he decided on an unconventional route — doing it himself.
Beams Plus has been putting a contemporary spin on America's post-war fashion since 1999. The Japanese-based label reimagines the traditional workwear, sportswear, military garb, and ivy league classics of the Golden Era into updated garments for this generation. To celebrate two decades of timeless men's fashion, they've released this short film documenting their 20-year history.
For those that grew up in late '70s and '80s, the graphic designs of NASA are some of the most memorable of the period, appearing on everything from hats to the Space Shuttle. This reprinting of the NASA Graphics Standards Manual celebrates this outstanding identity system, which was used from 1975 to 1992. Recreated for public use for the first time from the personal copies of the original designers, Richard Danne and Bruce Blackburn, it covers the logo, placement, color schemes, and other design standards that helped capture the imagination of a generation and make the American space agency a lasting, iconic part of our legacy of exploration. Included are scans of Danne's personal copy of the original manual, a forward from Danne, an essay by Christopher Bonanos, reproductions of the original NASA 35mm slide presentation, and scans of the 'Managers Guide', a follow up booklet distributed by NASA. Each copy is individually wrapped in a foil static shield, adding even more nostalgic rocket-age flair to this iconic design reference.
220 pages / 129 Image Plates / 9.5" x 11.5" / Hardcover
Continuing their quest to support environmental causes through beautiful timepieces, Oris is releasing this limited edition watch to help keep the world's oceans cleaner. The Swiss brand partnered with an ocean conservation organization that helps protect our precious oceans by turning plastic into energy. The watch itself centers around an eye-catching sunburst aqua blue dial with hands, hour markers, and central seconds hands treated with Super-LumiNova and flanked by an aqua blue ceramic insert on the bezel. The 39.5 mm case also has recycled PET plastic set into the case back for a hands-on example of the cause it represents. The Clean Ocean is limited to just 2,000 pieces and is presented in special boxes made of environmentally friendly algae with recycled plastic inlays.
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For his directorial debut, hip hop pioneer Fab 5 Freddy explores the history of marijuana. The documentary follows America's complicated relationship with cannabis, the racially-biased that fueled the war on drugs, and the influence it has had on the music industry. Featuring interviews with artists like Snoop Dogg, Killer Mike, Damian Marley, Chuck D, and DMC, Grass is Greener conveniently debuts this 4/20 on Netflix.
Luciano Pavarotti was an opera legend. The tenor brought main-stream attention to the art form through his iconic performances and unparalleled love for music. In the documentary, Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard pays tribute to life and career of The King Of High C's.
Beyoncé becomes the latest artist to be the subject of a Netflix documentary with the release of Homecoming. The film will give a rare behind-the-scenes look at the singer's life while preparing for her epic 2018 Coachella performance. It's scheduled to begin streaming on April 17, 2019.
If you think you've ever tried wasabi, think again. Most sushi restaurants serve a concoction of horseradish and Chinese mustard tinted with green food coloring. Even the most authentic sushi restaurants serve the fraudulent condiment. The reason is the real stuff is one of the most expensive crops in the world. In this short document, eighth generation farmer Shigeo Iida shares the tradition of growing Wasabia Japonica.
David Attenborough isn't even close to being done telling you about the wonders of the place we call home — and there's even more to be discovered. Our Planet is shot completely in UltraHD 4k resolution, using the latest in digital film equipment to bring the amazing breadth of life on this planet into your living room. The documentary series premieres April 5, 2019 on Netflix.
In today's world of digital everything, from photography to animation to drawing and painting, who in their right mind would do something that's never been done before — hand-painting every frame of a feature-length film? Directors Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, along with 125 painters, spent nearly 10 years making Loving Vincent, an ode to Vincent Van Gogh. Loving Vincent: The Impossible Dream shows what it was like doing something that was nearly impossible over the better part of a decade.
On the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, director Todd Douglas Miller set out to give the best retelling of the story this far, using archival footage and collaborating with the astronauts, engineers, and scientists who were there. In this interview with the New York Times, Miller describes his thought process in designing the shots to include as much information as possible, using split-screen techniques to capture the historic event from both space and the Earth.
The Greatest of All Time. From Louisville, Kentucky, to the pinnacle of sports, Muhammad Ali was one of the most inspiring and polarizing figures in American history. From his success in the boxing ring to his stance on politics and racial injustice, Ali left no question as to where he stood and had no regrets about his place in public life. HBO's two-part documentary on the Champ, What's My Name, is coming May 14, 2019.
Stephen King's IT miniseries premiered almost 30 years ago, forever instilling a fear of clowns and storm drains in a generation of kids. The three-hour, two-part adaptation of King's 1,138-page novel starred Tim Curry in the role of Pennywise the clown and an ensemble cast playing the Losers Club as children and adults. Pennywise: The Story of IT talks with cast and crew members to get the inside story of the TV movie that terrified a generation.
Serial's Adnan Syed is again the subject of a documentary, this one set to air on HBO. Directed by Amy Berg, the four-part series will once more reopen the case of Hae Min Lee to investigate further into the death of the Baltimore student and her convicted ex-boyfriend. The series premieres March 10, 2019.
James Safechuck and Wade Robson get to do something few kids ever get to do — meet their childhood hero. At age ten and seven respectively, Safechuck and Robson were befriended by Michael Jackson at the height of his fame. Both men spent time with Jackson at his Neverland Ranch, and neither would ever be the same. The two-part documentary series Leaving Neverland is now available on HBO.
The 50th anniversary of the first manned landing on the Moon is nearly here. National Geographic is celebrating the event with a documentary by Tom Jennings that follows the Apollo program from JFK's famous speech to one of the most momentous events in the history of mankind. Apollo: Missions to the Moon premieres on the National Geographic channel during their upcoming Space Week programming.
Richard Pryor broke into stand-up comedy and changed the game forever with his burning criticism of racism, social commentary, and contemporary issues. With his trademark delivery, wit, and unflinching vulgarity, Pryor redefined what it meant to be a comedian and threw open the doors for the comedians that came after him. I Am Richard Pryor follows his career from the beginning to becoming an American icon on TV and in film.
50 years ago, one of the greatest moments in the history of mankind happened — humans set foot on the moon. Started nine years before in 1960 by President John F. Kennedy, the race to the moon captured the imaginations of generations and made Armstrong and Aldrin into household names. Created from a newly discovered cache of 65mm film and 11,000 hours of audio recordings, this is the story of Apollo 11 from the people who made it happen.