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Available now

  • Free To Choose TV Series (5 X 48 min)
    • Vol. 01 The Power of the Market
    • Vol. 02 The Tyranny of Control
    • Vol. 03 Freedom & Prosperity
    • Vol. 04 The Failure of Socialism
    • Vol. 05 Created Equal
  • Ancient Aliens Debunked (3 hrs 10 min)
  • Hammer & Tickle
  • The Great Contemporary Art Bubble
  • Agent Moura: My Secret Agent Auntie
  • Blowing up Paradise
  • What Brits Love (5 X 45 min episodes)
    • Sandwiches
    • Hats
    • Cars
    • Humour
    • Homes
  • Art Safari 1 (4 X 28 min episodes)
    • Maurizio Cattelan
    • Gregor Schneider
    • Matthew Barney
    • Relational Art
  • Art Safari 2 (4 X 28 min episodes)
    • Wim Delvoye
    • Santiago Sierra
    • Sophie Calle
    • Takashi Murakami
  • Margaret Thatcher: Death of a Revolutionary
  • The Great Global Warming Swindle
  • Britain’s Trillion Pound Horror Story
  • Nigel Farage, Who are you?
  • BREXIT: The Movie
  • Great Scientists (5 X 30 min episodes)
    • Aristotle
    • Galileo
    • Newton
    • Darwin
    • Einstein
  • Brian Sewell’s Grand Tour of Italy (10 X 60 min episodes)
    • Mont Cenis Pass, Turin, and Milan
    • Cremona, Parma, and Bologna
    • Florence
    • San Gimignano, Siena, Radicofani, and Orvieto
    • Rome
    • Naples and New Pompeii
    • Paestum, Todi, and Urbino
    • Rimini, Ferrara, and Mantua
    • Vicenza, Possagno, and Padua
    • Venice
  • The Naked Pilgrim (6 X 30 min episodes)
    • Ep 1: Paris – Sainte Chapelle, Sacré-Cœur, Montmartre, Notre Dame de Paris
    • Ep 2: Chartres, Pons, Orléans
    • Ep 3: Bordeaux, Poitiers, Lourdes
    • Ep 4: Roncesvalles, Bermeo, Guernica, Bilbao
    • Ep 5: Burgos, Fromista, León
    • Ep 6: Santiago de Compostela
  • Industrial Revelations: Best of British (6 X 60 min episodes)
    • Buildings
    • Planes
    • Bridges
    • Vehicles
    • Ships
    • Transport Networks
  • Divine Designs (2004) (15 X 30 min episodes)
    • Ep 1: The French Connection
    • Ep 2: Glorious Gothic
    • Ep 3: Patrons and Saints
    • Ep 4: The Art of Damnation
    • Ep 5: The Painted Churches
    • Ep 6: The World Turned Upside Down
    • Ep 7: The Wren City
    • Ep 8: New Money
    • Ep 9: Paradise Regained
    • Ep 10: Romantic Illusions
    • Ep 11: The High Churches
    • Ep 12: Tomorrow God
    • Ep 13: The Battle of the Titans
    • Ep 14: Visions of God
    • Ep 15: Temples of Suburbia
  • Face of Britain (2008) (3 X 60 min episodes)
  • Gavin Stamp’s Orient Express (2007) (5 x 45 min episodes)
  • Dr Tatiana’s Sex Advice to All Creation (2004) (3 X 60 min episodes)
  • Hoodwinked (2012) … 96 min
  • Dear Daddy (2011) … 53 min
  • Guilty Until Proven Innocent (2010) … 52 min
  • We Need to Talk (2010) … 78 min
  • Men to Boys (2009) … 44 min
  • What Black Men Think (2007) … 87 min
  • The Silent Exodus
  • The Road to Jenin
  • From the River to the Sea
  • First Comes Saturday – Then Comes Sunday
  • The Trojan Horse + Holy Land: Christians in Peril
  • The Hostages of Hatred
  • Suicide Killers
  • The Path to Darkness


Available October 2016

  • The Men Who Lost China (2013)
  • China’s Century of Humiliation (2011)
  • The World Without US (2008)
  • Danny from North Korea (2013, 35 min)
  • North Korea: The People’s Crisis (2012, 54 min)
  • How Do They Do It? (2010, 220 min, multiple episodes TBA
  • The Crusades (4 X 1 hr episodes)
  • Raid on the Reactor (Israel, 2006, 60 min)
  • Steve Feld’s West Side Stories (USA, 2011, 60 min)
  • Israel: Birth of a Nation (100 min)
  • The Complete Churchill (4 X 50 min episodes)
    • Never Despair
    • Beginning of the End
    • To Conquer or to Die
    • Renegade and Turncoat


  • The Singing Revolution
  • Power to the People
  • Unlikely Heroes of the Arab Spring
  • Turmoil & Triumph: The George Shultz Years (3 X 60 min)
    • Episode 1: A Call to Service
    • Episode 2: To Start the World Again
    • Episode 3: Swords Into Plowshares
  • Free or Equal
  • The Drew Carey Project: Vol. 1 (34 min)
  • The Drew Carey Project: Vol. 2 (33 min)
  • The Foundations of Wealth (animation) (9 part animation series, 110 min)
  • In the Classroom with David Robinson
  • Europe’s Debt: America’s Crisis (57 min)


  • Covering Cuba 2: The Next Generation (2000, 58 min)
  • Covering Cuba 3: Elian (2002, 63 min)
  • Covering Cuba 4: The Rats Below (2004, 105 min)
  • Covering Cuba 5: Act of Repudiation (2007, 58 min)
  • Covering Cuba 6: Curacao (2008, 63 min)
  • Covering Cuba 7: Che Guevara. The Other Side of an Icon (2010, 114 min)
  • Mi Decisión/My Decision (2012, 93 min)
  • Connecting the Dots (2012)


Available December 2016

  • The Story of Magna Carta

Narrative films (movies)

Available now

  • Atlas Shrugged Trilogy
    • Atlas Shrugged I, 2011, 102 min
    • Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike, 2012, 112 min
    • Atlas Shrugged III: Who is John Galt?, 2014, 99 min



The Ultimate Resource

  • Available for loan to registered Film Societies.
  • DVD + Postage + Screening Rights = $17.
  • Documentary. 60 minutes.
  • To check availability or book this film contact us


Somewhere on earth, at this very minute, a child is beginning his journey through life. Two-hundred-and-fifty babies are born every minute, 15 thousand an hour, 132 million a year – each and every year. Among them may be the potential to cure disease, or to change the course of world history, because people are the world’s ultimate resource.

Around the world, there are enormous and complicated challenges. But extraordinary change can happen when ordinary people have the tools and the freedom to make their own decisions. Free Market incentives are spectacularly changing lives and entire economies over much of the world. In the last 25 years, hundreds of millions of people– 400 million in China alone– have climbed out of the dire poverty of living on less than $1 per day. It is the largest movement out of poverty in human history. Yet, two-thirds of the world’s population– four billion people– still does not have the tools to thrive in free markets. Forced to operate outside the rule of law, they have little education, no legal identity, no fungible property, no credit, no capital, and thus few ways to prosper. However, when given the incentives and the tools, these people are proving they can apply their free choice, intelligence, imagination and spirit to dramatically advance their well-being and that of their families and communities.

This new and exclusive documentary looks at the “before and after” lives of individuals and families, exploring some of the surprising, innovative initiatives and trends at work in unlikely places around the world: Bangladesh, China, Estonia, Peru and Ghana. The program features Muhammad Yunus, winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize; Hernando de Soto, founder of The Institute for Liberty and Democracy in Peru; James Tooley, British professor of education policy and Johan Norberg, Swedish author and scholar. ©2007 / 60 min.

The Power of Choice: The Life & Ideas of Milton Friedman

  • Available for loan to registered Film Societies.
  • DVD + Postage + Screening Rights = $17.
  • Documentary. 90 minutes.
  • To check availability or book this film contact us

Teacher, scientist, author, intellectual, and winner of the 1976 Nobel Prize in Economics, Milton Friedman was one of the 20th century’s greatest proponents of free markets and individual liberty. The Power of Choice tells the story of his life. Overcoming almost universal opposition to his unconventional views, Friedman persevered, until eventually, many of his ideas came to be widely accepted. He lived to see those ideas transform economic theory and practice, inspiring changes that have improved the lives of millions of people worldwide.

Through interviews with leading economists and policymakers such as Alan Greenspan and Estonia’s Prime Minister, Mart Laar, The Power of Choice explores Friedman’s tremendous influence on policy – and daily life – in Estonia, Chile, and the United States. This 90-minute documentary, which premiered on public television January 2007, includes a bonus interview with Milton Friedman and Bob Chitester, creator of the Free To Choose television series. ©2007 / 90 min.


The Power of the Poor with Hernando de Soto

  • Available for loan to registered Film Societies.
  • DVD + Postage + Screening Rights = $17.
  • Documentary. 90 minutes.
  • To check availability or book this film contact us

The story of how one man’s ideas, together with a dedicated army of lawyers and activists, defeated the guns and bombs of Peru’s Shining Path.

Hernando de Soto and his team of researchers found that an astonishing ninety-eight percent of all businesses in Peru were extralegal… as was eighty-eight percent of all rural property. Extralegals had constructed seven out of every ten buildings… had run almost all of its public transportation system…and built and owned the vast majority of Lima’s markets. It was clear… the majority of Peru’s entrepreneurs had been locked out of the legal system. De Soto and his researchers at the Institute for Liberty and Democracy would risk their lives to let them in. © 2009 / 57 min.


India Awakes

India is coming alive and flourishing economically. In fact, Citigroup estimates that by 2050, it will have the world’s largest economy, larger than China and the United States. For many centuries, only the politically connected and elite prospered in India, while the rest of the population lived in poverty. However, since 1991, 250 million people have been lifted out of poverty and are finding new ways to flex their personal and economic power.

In “India Awakes” noted Swedish author, commentator, and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg explores an inherited British bureaucracy which created layers of rules and regulations. However, globalization and economic liberalization have created fluidity between classes – and greater ambition. Norberg follows three individuals who are working to improve their lives, and in doing so, are breaking down the centuries old caste system
Banwari Lal Sharma, the president of a new street vendors association, is helping vendors in his area feel more empowered and able to stand up for their legal rights, after years of having to pay bribes to corrupt local officials.

Rama Bhai, a Sagai village leader and farmer, comes from a group called the ‘forest people,’ who were once viewed as trespassers on the land where they have lived for generations. Through an unusual use of GPS systems and Google Earth they have now obtained deeds to their land.

And Mannem Madhusudana Rao, who was born to one of the lowest rungs of India’s caste system, the “dalit,” was able to break free from the chains that have bound his societal position to a life of poverty. Through hard work and perseverance, Rao formed a major construction firm and has a much higher quality of life for himself and his extended family, along with a new status of “millionaire.”

“India Awakes” reveals the enormous power of unlocking human potential and ambition, and how doing so could establish this country as a preeminent world leader.

Walter Williams: Suffer No Fools

On the major social and political issues of our time, Walter Williams is one of America’s most important and provocative thinkers. He is black, yet he opposes affirmative action. He believes that the Civil Rights Act was a major error, that the minimum wage actually creates unemployment and that occupational and business licensure and industry regulation work against minorities and others in American business. Perhaps most importantly he has come to believe that it has been the welfare state that has done to black Americans what slavery could never do: destroy the black family. Walter Williams expresses all of these provocative ideas and more in this new public television documentary produced by Free To Choose Network.

The program features material drawn from extensive contemporary interviews with Dr. Williams as well as appearances by authors and scholars: Shelby Steele, Thomas Sowell, Douglas Ginsberg and others. A rich archive of photographs and motion pictures supports this uniquely American story.

The program traces Walter Williams rise from a child of the Philadelphia housing projects to become one of America’s most important authors and commentators and features the events of the 1960’s when Walter Williams realized “black people cannot make great progress until they understand the economic system.” It was then that he concluded that what America needed was to heed the words and the ideas of the Constitution

The Real Adam Smith

What can a man with a plain name who lived over 200 years ago tell us about life today? Who was The Real Adam Smith? And why should we care? In this two-hour, two-part documentary, Swedish author, commentator and Cato Senior Fellow Johan Norberg explores Adam Smith’s life, his ideas about morality and economics, and how the concepts he discussed in his books and lectures are still relevant today.

Hour One, Morality & Markets, explores Smith’s life and role in the Scottish Enlightenment, his thoughts on empathy and how we distinguish right from wrong. French wine, Scottish whiskey, and freshly-baked scones all illustrate Smith’s economic principles. True wealth is defined. We discover Smith’s thoughts on the government’s role in markets, his distaste for monopolies/crony capitalism in the form of the East India Company, and his thoughts on the American colonies.

Hour Two, Ideas That Changed the World, explores contemporary life and Smith’s influences on the very things we see going on today. Why is Smith widely studied now in China? Ethical businesses, like Whole Foods, showcase the morality Smith insisted was critical to thriving markets. Uber and eBay demonstrate that markets can thrive through the organization and “self-policing” of the participants themselves.

Economic Freedom in Action: Changing Lives

Daesung Kim escaped from North Korea in 1997. Today he is a venture capitalist in Seoul, South Korea, who funds fellow North Korean refugees, giving them their start in business and putting them on a path to self-reliance.

Sylvia Banda is a Zambian entrepreneur who is playing a critical role in the development of rural Zambian farming. Working only with hand tools, and living in villages without electricity or plumbing, the farmers have found a reliable partner in Sylvia, who teaches them improved farming techniques. They, in turn, provide her with a supply of safe, hygienic food to sell. Farmers testify that they can now send their children to school because they’re no longer needed to assist on the farm.

John Hernandez is a bee farmer in Chile. Facing a drop in world honey demand, he transformed his business into selling queen bees to France. Because his Southern Hemisphere summer bees are available in January, he can double the capacity of European bee farmers. He now conducts a thriving international business.

Presented by Swedish author, commentator and Cato Fellow, Johan Norberg, Economic Freedom in Action: Changing Lives features these stories of economic freedom in action in Zambia, South Korea, Slovakia and Chile.

Each year, the Fraser Institute of Vancouver, Canada, releases its Economic Freedom of the World Annual Report (EFWR). This program is based on the findings of the 2012 report and reveals, in personal and dramatic terms, the impact of increased economic freedom on the lives of ordinary citizens across the globe. © 2013 / 1 hr.

Free To Choose TV Series (5 X 48 min)

Vol. 01: The Power of the Market

Dr. Friedman states, “There is not a single person in the world who can make this pencil.” He explains that the creation of even a simple object – like the “lead” pencil – requires the knowledge of many people, lumberjacks, steel manufacturers, miners, etc. These people may not speak the same language, they may not know or like one another, yet the market enables them to combine knowledge and effort to produce wealth. Introduced by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Discussion with David Brooks, Wall Street Journal and James Galbraith, University of Texas. © 1990 / 48 min.

Vol. 02: The Tyranny of Control

“When anyone complains about unfair competition, consumers beware.” Friedman tells us about the writings of Adam Smith who, 200 years ago, warned that businesses always try to sell for the highest price and will try to control the market to do so. But without government help businesses cannot force people to buy their goods. Consumers will always get the lowest possible prices when competition is free and robust. Introduced by George Shultz. Discussion with Michael Walker, Fraser Institute and Steve Cohen, UC Berkeley. © 1990 / 48 min.

Vol. 03: Freedom & Prosperity

Milton says “Everybody knows what needs to be done. The property that is now in the hands of the state, needs to be gotten into the hands of private people who can use it in accordance with their own interests and values.” Eastern Europe has observed the history of free markets in the United States and wants to copy our success. Ironically, we seem unable to turn away from the temptations of socialism despite its long history of bankrupting economies. Introduced by Ronald Reagan. Discussion with Gary Becker, University of Chicago and Sam Bowles, University of Massachusetts at Amherst. © 1990 / 50 min.

Vol. 04: The Failure of Socialism

“Parental choice, parents choosing the teachers, parents monitoring the schooling,” is Friedman’s answer to the problem. In almost every case, giving individuals the power to choose, to set their own course, will lead to better results than centrally planned activity. That applies to schooling and every other activity in a modern society. Introduced by David Friedman. Discussion with Gordon Tullock, University of Arizona and Henry Levin, Stanford University. © 1990 / 48 min.

Vol. 05: Created Equal

“The society that puts equality before freedom will end up with neither. The society that puts freedom before equality will end up with a great measure of both.” The desire to have more, to have what those who are better off have, is a powerful emotion. Friedman points out that the most governments can do is provide all citizens with equal opportunity to use their time and abilities as they best see fit, in pursuit of a better life. Introduced by Steve Allen. Discussion with Thomas Sowell, Hoover Institution and Michael Kinsley, New Republic. © 1990 / 49 min.


Globalization at the Crossroads

Globalization at the Crossroads features renowned Peruvian economist and author, Hernando de Soto. His twenty years of research show that economies prosper only in places where widespread personal property ownership exists—coupled with inclusive, efficient, and transparent business and property law.

This program demonstrates how the West successfully revolutionized its legal systems, property laws, and developed the modern corporation. Other nations that have instituted private property and business reforms, such as post-WWII Japan and present-day China, have seen their economies take off and their middle classes grow. Globalization is the new civilization. But unless we include the 80% of humanity currently excluded from the system, they will bring civilization down, as they have brought down other civilizations in the past. © 2011 / 57 min.

Undercover Mosque

Prime Minister Tony Blair recently described tolerance as ‘what makes Britain Britain’ but in this extensive undercover investigation, Dispatches reveals how a message of hatred and segregation is being spread throughout the UK, inspired by Saudi Arabia – a country our government calls its principal ally in the Middle East.

Dispatches has investigated a number of mosques run by high profile national organisations that claim to be dedicated to moderation and dialogue with other faiths. But an undercover reporter joined worshippers to find a message of religious bigotry and extremism being preached.

The investigation reveals Saudi Arabian universities are recruiting young Western Muslims to train them in their extreme theology, then sending them back to the West to spread the word. And the Dispatches reporter discovers that British Muslims can ask for fatwas, religious rulings, direct from the top religious leader in Saudi Arabia, the Grand Mufti.

Saudi-trained preachers are also promoted in DVDs and books on sale at religious centres and sermons broadcast on websites. These publications and webcasts disseminate beliefs about women such as: “Allah has created the woman deficient, her intellect is incomplete”, and girls: “By the age of 10 if she doesn’t wear hijab, we hit her,” and there’s an extreme hostility towards homosexuals.

The investigation reveals that the influence of Saudi Arabian Islam, Wahabism, extends beyond the walls of some mosques to influential organisations that advise the British government on inter-community relations and prevention of terrorism. The Dispatches reporter attends talks at mosques run by key organisations whose public faces are presented as moderate and mainstream – and finds preachers condemning the idea of integration into British society, condemning British democracy as unIslamic and praising the Taliban for killing British soldiers.

Undercover Mosque: The Return

A year and a half after the critically-acclaimed film, Undercover Mosque, was first screened, Dispatches goes undercover again to see if promises to remove extremist theology and teaching materials in key British Muslim institutions have been honoured. The film also investigates the role of the Saudi Arabian religious establishment in spreading hardline fundamentalist Islamic ideology in the UK – the very ideology the Government claims to be tackling.

A female reporter – ‘Sara’ – attends prayer meetings in Regent’s Park Mosque – one of the most important mosques in the country, which claims to be dedicated to moderation and dialogue with other faiths. She secretly films shocking sermons given to the women-only congregation in which female preachers recite extremist and intolerant beliefs. As hundreds of women and children come to pray, the leading preacher calls for adulterers, homosexuals, women who act like men and Muslim converts to other faiths to be killed. “Kill him, kill him. You have to kill him, you understand. This is Islam.”

Worshippers are told they must lead separate lives from non-believers and not tolerate other religions, describing Christian teachings as ‘vile and disgusting, an abomination.’ And at private invite-only prayer meetings linked to the mosque, the reporter films the same preacher issuing strict dictats on women’s personal freedoms – decreeing they must not travel far without a male member of the family to escort them, and instructing them not to integrate with British society or work in a non-Islamic environment.

In the same mosque, the reporter visits the bookshop and discovers extremist books and DVDs still on sale, promoting anti-Semitic, misogynistic and intolerant messages. Unbelievers (‘kuffaar’) are “evil, wicked, mischievous people – you can see the evil in their face” The Jews “have abominated, filthy, disgusting gross belief – their time will come like every other evil person’s time will come.” Moderate Muslims in the programme reject these teachings, and blame their presence in British mosques on the Saudis.

Dispatches traces the links between the teachings and materials at the mosque and the Saudi Arabia religious establishment and examines the extent to which the Kingdom exports Wahhabi teachings around the world by ploughing billions of dollars into schools, mosques and charities.

In the UK, the film shows the huge impact Saudi money has on supporting mosques and imams and the provision of fundamentalist teaching materials for faith schools. Dispatches interviews a former teacher at one such school who describes how the official hardline Saudi educational curriculum was taught in the school. He also shows Dispatches official Saudi textbooks that were used in Islamic studies courses last year which featured anti-Semitic and anti-Christian teachings.

The undercover reporter also films inside a Saudi-funded key Muslim organisation – the Muslim World League – which claims to promote interfaith tolerance yet distributes extremist literature and according to one employee distributes Saudi money to other Muslim organisations.

The government claims Saudi Arabia is its partner in tackling extremism but Denis MacShane, former Foreign Office Minister, tells Dispatches he believes the Government should take a stronger line.

The film also features interviews with Islamic academics who condemn these messages of intolerance and segregation and warn of the impact this version of Islam is having on British society. Dr Admani, imam at London Metropolitan University, accuses the Saudi religious establishment of the, “distortion of Islam itself, the abuse and misuse of this great faith of mine and not only mine but of my children as well.”

North Korea: Life Inside the Secret State

Kim Jong Un, the world’s youngest dictator, rules the world’s most secret and repressive state. But the walls are beginning to crumble. Thanks to the digital revolution, Kim can no longer keep the world from seeing the reality of life in North Korea – and just as importantly, he can’t stop his own people from discovering that everything they have been told about the outside world is lies.

With unique access to astonishingly brave teams of undercover film-makers, Dispatches investigates the information revolution that is ending North Korea’s sixty years of isolation. We follow Mr Chung, the former inmate of of a political prison camp who escaped to the west, as he risks his freedom smuggling USB sticks and DVDs of South Korean soap operas and entertainment shows into the North, posing as a mushroom farmer. He says that his biggest hit so far has been the Bond movie ‘Skyfall’.

Dispatches films with Jiro Ishimaru, a fearless Japanese journalist, who has risked his freedom for fifteen years, training undercover cameramen in North Korea. We follow his latest trip to the border with China, where he secretly meets one of his agents – and we see the latest undercover footage that reveals the truth about life in the secret state. Homeless children are starving in the streets. The elite in Pyongyang drive the latest Mercedes, while kids scrabble for crumbs nearby. One secret film-maker asks to buy goods in Pyongyang’s No. 1 Department Store – but he’s told he can’t: they’re just for show, to impress the foreigners. And we see the first stirrings of open dissent. A woman running a bus service on the back of a lorry refuses to bribe a soldier, and instead openly screams abuse. More ominously for Kim Jong Un, we hear mutterings of discontent and disrespect from an official comandeered to build a special railway to the supreme leader’s birthplace. “How much does he know about the military? He shouldn’t be there….he’s hopeless!


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