Reporter Marcel Theroux and director Victoria Bell visit Malaysia, where the government has declared transgender people to be enemies of Islam. There they meet the trans women who are forced to live in what human rights groups say is one of the worst places in the world to be transgender, and accompany the country's religious police as they crack down on anything considered 'un-Islamic'.
Arin Andrews and Katie Hill look like the perfect teenage American couple in love. They hang out together, see friends and go to the movies, but their love is one in a million - Arin was born a girl and Katie was born a boy. They are both transgender. Arin began life as Emerald, a beauty pageant-winning little girl. The name on Katie's birth certificate was Luke, a boy obsessed with computer games. They met as they were transitioning genders and fell head over heels in love. They've shared their love story online - posting videos charting their relationship, the physical changes they experience and the emotional rollercoaster of what it is to be transgender, from the lows of bullying, abuse and suicide attempts to their joy as they undergo hormone treatments and surgery. Arin and Katie's story has inspired millions who have watched their videos online - they have become the poster boy and poster girl of the young trans community.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) is an American progressive rock band founded in 1996 by producer, composer, and lyricist Paul O'Neill, who brought together Jon Oliva and Al Pitrelli (both members of Savatage) and keyboardist and co-producer Robert Kinkel to form the core of the creative team. The band gained in popularity when they began touring in 1999 after completing their second album, The Christmas Attic the year previous. In 2007, the Washington Post referred to them as "an arena-rock juggernaut" and described their music as "Pink Floyd meets Yes and The Who at Radio City Music Hall.
Joanna Lumley embarks on the world’s greatest train journey for this epic new three-part documentary series, The series sees Joanna travel from East to West, departing from Hong Kong across 5777 miles of both Asia and Europe, through seven time zones, taking in an immense panorama of vistas and cultures, people and places, before her final arrival in Moscow. Everything about this legendary journey is of epic proportions. It cuts across three distinct countries, cultures, landscapes and languages and crosses some of the worlds most geographically challenging, yet resource rich and scenically splendid regions. Joanna will be hopping on and off the train visiting people and places as she travels.
Dimitri Van Elsen started composing electronic music with his older brother’s (Stefan Van Elsen) using Tascam 4-track cassette porta-studio and Roland MS10 synth when he was about age 15. In 1991 he went to the Antwerp Jazz Studio to study music and keyboards. During this time the first full CD “Sublunar Oracles” was released under the name "Trans-4M". Teaming up with his brother and Mark Burghgraeve in 1993 - 1994, they released the first "Brain Pilot" CD. In the next few years he made several albums with his brother Stefan, by the aliases "Brain Pilot" and "Trans-4M". After a few years he joined forces with his brother and friend Gert Wijninckx on saxophone (Wijninckx appeared on the first Trans-4M CD "Sublunar Oracles") to form Phluff in 1999.