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Adolf Hitler – The Greatest Story Never Told

History, Military/War | 30 Oct, 2013 | 3 Comments

This is a potentially controversial docu-drama about Adolf Hitler, showing his life growing up, and his reign of Germany through WW2. Most historical documentaries show Hitler as the mad leader behind the slaughter of countless people, and while that part is true, the story behind his life, through defeat in the trenches WW1, his desire to[...]

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Free Derry

Derry, in Northern Ireland, was a self-declared autonomous nationalist area, broken apart from the UK for 3 years. In 1969, activists against the British and their maltreatment of Catholics, put up barracades in a small area of Derry, and labelled it 'Free Derry'. Over the next three years battles ensued between these activists, the police, the[...]

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Secrets of the Ancient Olmecs

History | 13 Aug, 2013 | No Comments

The ancient Olmecs in Mexico sculpted massive stone heads 3000 years ago, before even the Roman Empire was established. Thought to be carved in the likeness of their leaders, these heads weighed over 3 (up to 40) tonnes and came from a mountain over 160km away, a trek that would have taken them across rivers[...]

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U-Boat War

History, Military/War | 10 Aug, 2013 | 2 Comments

Throughout World War 2, U-boats were the supreme stealth attack vessel of the armies, wreaking havoc as they sailed all around the world. This historical documentary gives an in-depth look at the way submarines were used in the war, including actual original footage of battle scenes and interviews with crew members. This film is a[...]

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The Diva Mummy

History, Science | 26 Jun, 2013 | 1 Comment

Most people think of Egypt when they talk about mummies, but many are surprised that what is seen as the best preserved mummy in the world came from China! Han aristocrat named Lady Dai is known as the 'Diva Mummy', and 2000 years after her death is still leading scientists into new discoveries about ancient life[...]

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Tincity

History, People | 21 Jun, 2013 | No Comments

The Avasi Hill in Miskolc, Hungary is a unique area that previously was a large wine growing area. The result of this are numerous homes in the city built over ancient wine cellars. The Tincity documentary is a look at the lives of the people who have made these cellars part of their homes. Director & Screenplay: László[...]

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The Great Inca Rebellion

History | 10 Jun, 2013 | 7 Comments

Nova presents a unique view of the downfall of the Inca people. Using CSI-type forensics, archaeologists dig into the Inca's past, revealing new information about their battles (and eventual extinction) with the Spanish. Looking into a mass grave, scientists find what may be the first gunshot wounds of North American, and learn that the 'swift conquest'[...]

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Hackers: Outlaws or Patriots?

Activism, History, Technology | 06 Jun, 2013 | 1 Comment

Hackers: Outlaws or Patriots (also known as "Hackers Wanted"), is an film by Sam Bozzo and explores the history of hackers, or those going against the higher powers, throughout history. From as far back as Galileo going against the church to prove that the earth revolved around the sun, to modern day computer hackers who set[...]

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TimeLine – A Brief Introduction To The History Of Timekeeping Devices

History, Indie, Short, Technology | 06 Jun, 2013 | 1 Comment

A short, animated documentary on how time has been measured in the past, and how we measure it now. The film walks you through the timeline of people and inventions that kept track of time. TimeLine - A Brief Introduction To The History Of Timekeeping Devices Watch Documentary Online Now

Britain’s Stone Age Tsunami

History | 02 Jun, 2013 | 1 Comment

Tony Robinson explores new evidence of a massive Tsunami that swept over the east coast of Britain about 8000 years ago. Archaeologists have uncovered the story of the people living in Britain at the time, showing they were more sophisticated than we thought, living in homes, eating a range of food and using advanced tools[...]

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The Last Great Pharaoh

History | 23 Apr, 2013 | 1 Comment

Egypt’s Golden Empire: The Last Great Pharaoh, The reign of Ramesses II – also known as Ramesses the Great – marked the high point of the New Kingdom and the high point of Egyptian culture. But like any empire, it was all downhill as the New Kingdom gradually fell into ruin. Tall and strong, Ramesses was[...]

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Decoding The Past The Templar Code

Conspiracy, History | 04 Apr, 2013 | 4 Comments

For almost 200 years, the Knights Templar was the most powerful group in the medieval world. Today, the group's legacy showcased  in an array of Hollywood blockbusters and a number of literary works. Despite the Knights' long reign of power, they experienced a sudden downfall in the early 14th century when a number of members stood[...]

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Curious Journey – The 1916 Easter Rising

History | 22 Mar, 2013 | 2 Comments

Recollections Of Nine Of Ireland's Bravest Veterans In 1973, Kenneth Griffith, the renowned documentary maker, gathered together a group of veterans of the Irish Rising. Almost half a century after the terrible events they lived through, this highly diverse group - branded terrorists by the British in their youth and now highly respected citizens - gav[...]

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8th of November Documentary: A True Story of Pain & Honor

History, Music | 22 Feb, 2013 | 1 Comment

On November 8th, 1965, the 173rd Airborne Brigade on Operation Hump, War Zone D in Vietnam were ambushed by over 1200 V.C. Forty-eight American soldiers lost their lives that day. Severely wounded and risking his own life, Lawrence Joll, a medic, was the first living black man since the Spanish-American War to receive the United[...]

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