Rageh Omaar is in Lithuania, where tensions are high over Russia's involvement in the Ukrainian conflict amid concerns that Lithuania could become a target for Russian aggression. Nina Nannar visits San Francisco, a city ravaged by the AIDs epidemic three decades ago, to see how they are leading the global fight to eradicate the disease and 'Get to Zero'. Geraint Vincent travels to Turkey to meet stars of the lavish soap operas which have become 'must watch' TV across Southern Europe and the Middle East.
British artist and cultural historian David Ellis first came to Lithuania almost twenty years ago. Driven by a curiosity about post-Soviet culture, he has continued to visit frequently over the years. In this film, Ellis travels through Lithuania’s towns, meeting people and discussing how twenty years of independence reflect on their lives. This journey documents Ellis’ encounters with present-day Lithuania and compares it to his early experiences, providing a gauge of the tempo and level of success of the transition.
This film, and its companion piece Going Home are documentaries in the form of home movies. It records the return visit of brothers Jonas and Adolfas Mekas to their homeland of Lithuania. They apparently left the country near the end of World War II, and suffered various hardships on their way to America. Until the time of this film (1972), they had never been back to Lithuania.
This "Tarantinoesque film with a Baltic twist" has three interweaving story lines intermingling with each other during one eventful day for its main protagonists. One concerns a once successful undertaker who's lost everything and more at the casino and is persuaded by a ruthless gang that he must repay what he's borrowed from them by midnight or else he's a dead man.