For animals living in the Arctic and Antarctica, life is dominated by the retreat and advance of the freezing ice, and the challenge of surviving some of the Earth's harshest hibernal environments, where temperatures below -50°C in the winter.
The humpback whale is famed for its powerful and beautiful voice, but as this film shows, recent research has revealed its "songs" to be aggressive verbal exchanges that take place during fiercely-fought battles.
Although the sperm whale achieved mythical status in Herman Melville's novel Moby Dick, the mammal is in fact one of the least known of the great whales. This film offers an insight into the life cycle of this elusive animal.
In March 1986 seven young men were gunned down by the South African police, who were insistent that the shooting was legitimate. Lindy Wilson's film follows the inquiry by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to establish the facts behind the events.
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