All things fall apart

The football player Deon (Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson) has to deal with a serious cancer. He does not give up and receives credit for his capacity, even though his illness does restrict him. He has got a very good relation to his family and receives broad support. Especially Bee (Lynn Whitfield), his mother, is unbelievable proud of his son. His younger brother Sean (Cedric Sanders) is incredible envious of Deon because he enjoys a lot of attention. His Stepfather Eric (Mario Van Peebles) however only sees the money he can earn with a becoming football star. Nevertheless, Deon is not deterred by the problems and fights for his sporting dream.

Director: Mario Van Peebles
Cast: 50 Cent, Ray Liotta, Lynn Whitfield

Live of a king

Eugene Brown (Cuba Gooding Jr.) has to find a job after he served his 20 year long prison term, even though it’s obvious to him that nobody want to hire an ex-prisoner. At least he finds in a school in Washington D.C. an appointment as a cleaner. One day a teacher asks him to sub for a teacher, he decides to teach the kids how to play chess. During his time in prison he learned everything about the royal game and hopes the kids to get enthusiastic about it too. Especially the young boy Tahime (Malcom M. Mays) has great talent and it makes Eugene sick to see him more and more drifting off to criminal businesses and a brutal gang outside the school. Eugene hopes to keep the young people away from the street by founding the Big Chair Chess Club. Based on a true story, this movie shows the hard gang life and that you can only escape from it, if you are willing to quit everything you know.

Director: Jake Goldberger
Cast: Cuba Gooding Jr., Dennis Haysbert, LisaGay Hamilton

Convict

Set in a dark and old Australian prison, built by the original English convicts, Ray, a Middle East war veteran, finds himself serving 18 months for manslaughter. Soon he realizes that the prison boss has it in for him and does everything possible to break him. Ray has to learn how to navigate his way around turf wars between the Arab, Aboriginal and Anglo prisoners and wardens, and find a way to make it through to keep his sanity and his life. The award-winning and pitiless jailhouse-thriller reminds of “The Shawshank Redemption” and the successful HBO serial “OZ”.

Director: George Basha
Cast: George Basha, Richard Green, Brian Ellison

Pirate for the Sea

The biographical film "Pirate for the Sea" is about Captain Paul Watson, the youngest founding member of Greenpeace Canada. The early campaigns protesting against the killing of seals, whales, and dolphins were organized by him. He left Greenpeace because they were not radical enough for him. He wants results before it is too late. He started to sink illegal whaling ships founding his own organization, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. He stopped Canadian seal hunts for ten years, the killing of dolphins on Iki Island in Japan for ten years and permanently halted sealing in British Isles, and so on. This documentary explores the personal and environmental history of this controversial marine conservationist and witnesses his latest campaigns. The cameras are present live when the man against whom warrants are in effect is disturbing whalers and gets fired at meanwhile. Paul Watson is shown by the documentation from a totally new perspective.

Director: Ronald Colby
Cast: Paul Watson, Robert Hunter, Patrick Moore 

Come back or die tryin'

In his new movie Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson plays a football player suffering from cancer. The rapper weighed 160 pounds when he portrayed the cancer-stricken Deon. After a nine-week liquid diet and going on a treadmill three hours a day, he lost his entire muscular frame. After the film was wrapped, he has gained more than 40 pounds back. The film shows how live changes, when you know you are deathly ill. While his mother Bee (Lynn Whitfield) is unbelievable proud of his son, his younger brother Sean (Cedric Sanders) is incredible envious of him because Deon enjoys a lot of attention. His Stepfather Eric (Mario Van Peebles), however, only sees the money he can earn with a becoming football star.

Director: Mario Van Peebles
Cast: 50 Cent, Ray Liotta, Lynn Whitfield