Accessible documentary DVDs

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 13:41pm

In an expansion on our regular report on accessible entertainment DVDs, Media Access Australia has taken a look at recent documentary titles to see what is available for fans of this genre who require captions or audio description.

Listed below are just some of the interesting titles available from retail outlets with both captions and audio description. These synopses are sourced from movie website IMDB.

  • Life in A Day – a documentary shot by film-makers all over the world that serves as a time capsule to show future generations what it was like to be alive on the 24 July, 2010.
  • Food Inc – an unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry.
  • Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel – a look at the battles Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner fought over the years against the US government, the religious right, and militant feminists.
  • Happy – this takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy.
  • George Harrison: Living in the Material World – archive material, friends, family and associates of the musician tell the story of his life and how spirituality became such a major part of it.
  • Marley – a documentary on the life, music and legacy of Bob Marley.
  • Facing Ali – ten of boxing legend Muhammad Ali's former rivals pay tribute to the three-time world heavyweight champion.
  • More than A Game – this documentary follows American basketball superstar LeBron James and four of his talented teammates through the trials and tribulations of high school basketball in Ohio and James's journey to fame.

These titles and many more can be found on our accessible DVD database.

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