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Coming up - Feature Documentaries

Upcoming Feature Documentaries


Sweet Mickey for President, Monday 10 December, 8.30pm
Music and politics collide when international music star, Pras Michel of the Fugees, returns to his homeland of Haiti following the devastating earthquake of 2010 to mobilise a presidential campaign for Haiti's most controversial musician: Michel Martelly aka Sweet Micky.  The politically inexperienced pair set out against a corrupted government, civil unrest, and a fixed election.  when Pras's former bandmate, superstar Wyclef Jean, also enters the presidential race, their chances seem further doomed.  But with the help of a few friends, including Ben Stiller and former president bill Clinton, they never give up on their honest dream of changing the course of Haiti's future forever.


Going Clear - Scientology and the Prison of Belief, Monday 17 December, 8.30pm
An in-depth look at the inner workings of the Church of Scientology.


Next Goal Wins, Monday 24 December, 8.30pm 
The power of hope in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, and an object lesson in what it really means to be a winner in life.


New Years Eve Special - Billy T James Live and Gigging, Monday 31 December, 9.00pm
(No doco tonight because of New Years Eve)


Awake - The Life of Yogananda, Monday 07 January, 8.30pm
A unique biopic about Yogananda, author of The Autobiography of a Yogi. In the 1920s, he brought Hindu spirituality to the West. This tells the story of his life and influence on yoga, religion and science, combining re-enactment, interviews, and verité.


Helen's Story, Sunday 13 January, 7.30pm 
An inspiring story of love and whanau.


First Position, Monday 21 January, 8.30pm 
A documentary that follows six young dancers from around the world as they prepare for the Youth America Grand Prix, one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world.


Becoming Bulletproof, Monday 28 January, 8.30pm 
A diverse group of disabled people from across the US take on leading roles in a magical rip roaring costume drama Western, filmed on vintage Hollywood locations. This riveting film within a film immerses us in a dynamic, inclusive world of discipline and play, raising questions about why we so rarely see real disabled actors on the big screen.