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"We Have Ways Of Making You Talk, is a documentary examining interrogation techniques and they’re consequences. The documentary is preceded by a short promotion for a different documentary but gets into the main documentary after a minute or so.Does water boarding work? What is the history behind that technique? These and other questions will be answered in this intriguing and sometimes disturbing documentary.Filmed in France, Israel, USA, Algeria, Argentina, Uruguay, South Africa and the United Kingdom, this BBC documentary explores the disturbing and honest story of modern interrogation techniques and the increase of modern torture revealing interviews interrogators and torturers with the State of the State.The legacy of the story follows the forms of our mind, especially in the United States, and some of these techniques have become routine in the war on terror – or the use of dogs, waterboarding, or sexual humiliation.This long and unbroken line of inhuman cruelty of Nazi Germany connected to Abu Ghraib, and is a key issue in the current political landscape."
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This BBC documentary summarizes and explains one of the most pivotal points in western history; The Reformation. After creating a sect of the Christian church Martin Luther created years and years of violence and bloodshed, in fact most European wars after The Reformation where brought in part if not solely due to the different sects of Christianity. A key documentary to understand European history,
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On the top floor of a special hospital, locked away from their families and friends, a group of men and women are subjected to a regime of physical violence, the systematic brutality, torture, and by the very people supposed to care for them.The victims are among the most vulnerable in society – the learning disabled, autism, and suicide. In a special Panorama, Paul Kenyon exposes the truth about a group of caregivers out of control, and how the care system ignored all the warning signs.Joe Casey spent five weeks filming undercover in a private hospital on the outskirts of Bristol after getting a job as a support worker. He was shocked by what he witnessed.Bristol police have arrested four people after being secretly filmed by BBC Panorama found a pattern of serious abuses in a residential hospital.
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"Oscar Pistorius: What Really Happened is a BBC documentary by Rick Edwards, who previously covered Pistorius’s record-breaking achievements and metal winning at the 2012 Olympics.Investigators are saying the unfortunate death of Reeva Steenkamp was premeditated by her boyfriend, Pistorius, but he says it was an accident. The investigative reporting team, lead by Edwards has been digging deeper into the death in South Africa.While his Olympic success was seen around the world, new reports of his life outside the spotlight are darker, involving brawls and late night disturbances.Is he guilty, or was this just an accident that was blown up due to to the celebrity status of the only suspect?"
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Nicotine. It is one of the most widely consumed recreational drugs. Across all cultures people love their nicotine. In this one way our race of people stand united we love smoking, chewing or snorting nicotine. We love the buzz. This documentary by BBC’s Horizon takes a look at the nicotine culture across the globe and tries to explain why this deadly drug is so popular.
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A major BBC documentary, Russia sees Jonathan Dimbleby attempt to put through the greatest nation on Earth in the course of a journey of 10,000 miles. The final result is 60 episodes full five minutes.And in general, is a very strong release. Billed as TV’s look first of its kind in the nation, takes us through Dimbleby road, rail and foot as he undertakes his adventure, and looking to Russia undoubtedly gets a lot of stereotypes that can be used to view .At best, Russia is a fascinating piece, brilliant television documentary, discovering new things really interesting and a lot of individual stories. Dimbleby may not be the most obvious host, sometimes getting a little too much of himself in the mix rather than focusing on the nation that is there to teach, but generally does a commendable job.However, inevitably, is the nation of Russia itself is the main attraction here. And although you can not help feeling that this documentary only scratches the surface of the nation, is still a comprehensive introduction to the welcome and a country once mysterious.
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"‘The Divine Michelangelo’ takes the viewers through the life and one of the most significant works of this versatile genius.The film was made by BBC ONE on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the most famous sculpture in the world – the David sculpted by the master himself.Michelangelo’s artistic genius as sculptor, painter, architect and poet is well known in history; he adorned the ceiling of the Sistine chapel with most awe-inspiring painting; and one of the world’s greatest buildings – the dome of St Peter’s, the jewel in the crown of the Roman skyline.Michelangelo, born in 1475 lived a long and fulfilling life for 90 years. In the span of his eventful life, he made some of the greatest masterpieces of all times; his work made people wonder in amazement. Known to be a complex personality, Michelangelo was a driven and gifted human and adored art, beauty and God till the end of his life, which were the forces behind his inspiration and motivation."
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The human face is a part of the BBC 4 series examining the science behind facial beauty, expression and fame in an entertaining way. John Cleese, actor, comedian, visiting professor, and author of best seller on psychology, she embarks on an odyssey to discover the mysteries of identity, perception, creativity and sexuality hidden behind the mask of life itself. This four-part series combines art, technology and deeply moving human interest stories to discover the secrets of the human face.Here’s Looking at. The series opens with an epic journey to discover the secrets of the human face. In a world of six billion other faces, your face is unique. That reveals their personality, genetic and cultural identity, and can be read like a book. Family resemblances, facial recognition and purpose of the face and its features are part of a story that begins in the oceans 500 million years ago.The fame and infamy. Famous Faces are everywhere. They keep us from billboards, magazines and movie screens, emitting faces messages.These sell sex, politics, the glamor and power. Diana, Jackie O, Marilyn Monroe, their faces are sometimes more familiar to us than our nearest and dearest.The survival of the prettiest. What is beauty? Is it just a matter of personal taste? Apparently not, reveals that the same things that appeal to enthusiasts worldwide. A pretty face is a face suggests fertile and ugliness of ill health. Big eyes, smooth skin and symmetrical features that will win fans everywhere.Secrets and lies. Each face contains a million secrets. And we like it or not, the face reveals our feelings and what is really going on in the background. Secrets and lies about how you communicate your face without saying a word, these expressions, the costume and the mysterious art of face reading.
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With a production budget of $ 25 million, the makers of The Blue Planet: Seas of Life created this epic story of life on Earth. Five years in production, over 2,000 days in the field, with 40 cameramen filming in 200 locations, and shot entirely in high definition, Planet Earth is a unique portrait of the third rock from the sun. This stunning television experience captures rare action in impossible locations and presents intimate moments with our planet’s best-loved, wildest creatures and elusive.
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One gets the feeling that the decision to frame the title of The Death of the oceans? as a matter may have been taken in the last minute in order to discourage immediate despair by the viewer.If the program itself communicated anything, however, is that the oceans dead are much stronger possibility that the question mark means.The threat, in fact, seems to be immediate and almost irreversible. One scientist said: We run the risk of loss of species before it has even been introduced to them. The sea life is very fragile, said another. Not for one minute think that we can not screw up much worse than it is today.No sound down, it looked like another documentary lush and luxurious sea creatures led by David Attenborough, looking weird humpback whale squid and shining in the sun.But the soundtrack was mostly a long list of warnings raw and grim statistics: fish in our seas clean for the year 2050, all corals to die because of ocean acidification unless the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere is drastically reduced, all conversations eventually whale drowned our shipping increasingly noisy.Before we can take the most basic measures to save our oceans, we need something we’ve never come close to having: a baseline study of what is in the sea. That’s where people diligently Census of Marine Life comes in.They are carefully measuring all aspects of ocean life, although it is difficult to see that they do in present circumstances no one would pretend that bit faster. Dr. Julian Caley and his team spend months examining the creatures in a cubic foot coral reef in Australia.The worm only specialist found 22 new species. Records of parasites of fish type, on average, one new species a day, 6,000 species have been discovered previously unknown through the census of all so far.Filmed by BBC Horizons –http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00v7tmd
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Simon Reeve presents a travel documentary as he embarks on a journey along the Tropic of Capricorn, the line of latitude that runs through southern Africa, Australia and South America.In the four parts Tropic of Capricorn BBC2 series, issued in 2008, Simon went to the southern border of the tropics worldwide. While the film Tropic of Capricorn, Simon traveled through Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Mozambique, Madagascar, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil
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"The Beauty of Maps (Seeing the Art in Cartography) a BBC television series looks at maps in incredible detail. The purpose behind the film is to highlight the artistic attributions of maps and ponder over the stories that they tell. The film focuses on matters concerning data visualization.The attempt of BBC to take up this subject shows how visualization is becoming an interesting feature in popular press. The varied locations continue to interest trend analysts and location-based applications take over the mobile landscape1. Medieval Maps – Mapping the Medieval MindThe Hereford Mappa Mundi, largest intact medieval wall map in the world and its ambition is breathtaking. It pictures all of human knowledge in a single image. It is a work compiled by a team of artists. They portray a world overflowing with life. It features Classical and Biblical history, contemporary buildings and events, animals and plants from across the globe. The infamous ‘monstrous races’ believed to inhabit the remotest corners of the Earth are too part of this picture.2. City Maps – Order out of Chaos. It’s the story of how urban maps try to impose order on chaos. The British Library has 4.5 million maps, most of which are not hidden in its basement. The series takes us behind the scenes to explore some amazing treasures in more detail. This is the story of three maps, three ‘visions’ of London over three hundred years. What we witness is visions of beauty that celebrate as well as o distort the truth.3. Atlas Maps – Thinking Big. The Dutch Golden Age saw map-making reach a fever pitch of creative and commercial ambition. It was a period the first ever atlases. The atlases were– elaborate, lavish and beautiful. It was the great age of discovery and gave an unprecedented opportunity to mapmakers. Theses mapmakers sought to record and categorize the newly acquired knowledge of the world.4. Cartoon Maps – Politics and Satire. The series delves into the world of satirical maps. Graphic artist Fred Rose captures the public mood in 1880 with his general election maps that feature Gladstone and Disraeli. He uses the maps to comment upon crucial election issues and takes advantage of technology. This advent of technology allowed printing larger runs at lower cost. His views are still familiar to us today."
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It began with a weapon created by the scientists who threatened to destroy the world. But then, a group of men who were convinced that control of the new danger began to gain influence in America. They manipulate the terror.They use the methods of science. Pandora’s Box was a six-part 1992 BBC documentary television series written and produced by Adam Curtis, which examines the consequences of political and technocratic rationalism.After Curtis The Century of I had a similar theme. The title sequence made extensive use of short film clips designed to dream, and other similar file images.Episode 1: Plot of the Engineer. The revolutionaries who overthrew the Tsar in 1917 thought science held the key to their new world. In fact, it ended up creating a bewildering world for millions of Soviet citizens. In this research, gay, industrial planner tells how she decided the people wanted platform shoes, only to find they had gone out of fashion at the time the factory for manufacturing was built.Episode 2: the edge of eternity. Focusing on the men of the Cold War in which Dr. Strangelove is based. These were people who believed the world could be controlled by scientific manipulation of fear – mathematical geniuses employed by the Rand Corporation of America. In the end, their visions were the stuff of science fiction fantasy.Episode 3: The league of men. Thirty years ago, a group of economists managed to convince British politicians that they had foolproof technical means to make Britain great again. Pandora’s Box tells the saga of how their experiments have led the country deeper into economic decline, and asks – is their game finally up?Episode 4: Goodbye Mrs. Ant. A modern fable about science and society, focuses on our attitude towards nature. Should we let scientists are the main drivers of social or political change when, for instance, DDT made post-war heroes of American scientists only to be put on trial by other scientists in 1968? What kind of struggle that happens between rival camps before one scientific truth emerges, and when it does emerge, how true is it?Episode 5: Black Power. A look at how former Ghanaian leader Kwame Nkrumah set Africa ablaze with his vision of a new industrial and scientific era. At the heart of his dream was to be the great Volta dam, generating enough power to transform West Africa in advanced utopia. But as his grand experiment took shape, bringing with it dangerous forces Nkrumah could not control, and slowly watched his metropolis of science sink into corruption and debt.Episode 6: A is for Atom. An overview of the history of nuclear energy. In the 1950 scientists and politicians thought they could create a different world, with an unlimited source of nuclear energy. But things began to go wrong. Scientists in the U.S. and the Soviet Union were duped into building dozens of potentially dangerous plants. Then came the disaster at Three Mile Island and Chernobyl, which changed views on the safety of this new technology.
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‘The Way of All Flesh’ is a documentary film about a woman called Henrietta Lacks, who died in 1951 in Baltimore, America.It shows how certain cells taken from her body just before she died have been increasing in unprecedented numbers since then in laboratories around the world, transforming modern medicine. They have even been involuntarily caught up in political drama as well as scientists were convinced that in her cells lay the secret to how to conquer death.Dr. Howard Jones, a reputed gynecologist on this issue commented, “It was not like an ordinary cancer. This was different, this didn’t look like cancer. It was purple and it bled very easily on touching. I’ve never seen anything that looked like it and I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything that looked like it since, so it was a very special different kind of, well, it turned out to be a tumor.”Originally produced by the BBC
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Our world is based on the numbers and the first was the number 1. From scratch to the bone and direction through the Greek philosophers to the development of Roman numerals and Arabic number system that feeds through the numbers we use today.Using the presentation style semi-comedian Terry Jones, the film is based on two key aspects. The main part of the film is based on the story of Jones, the words being said. Without being distant or difficult to access, the film tells the story of a fascinating and enlightening – never go into too much detail, but doing enough to actually make you feel like you have learned something and have a broad knowledge base in the going out and get more information.The other aspect is the delivery style – colorful, irreverent and fun. Most of this work and the graphics and comedy to add entertainment value to the film without removing the content interesting, but sometimes the numbers get constant computer a bit annoying and I want it to be very cheerful and populist,but I guess I was damned if he does and damned if you do not.Jones is a good presenter, because it addresses these two together – it looks really attracted to the subject while having fun. He is perfect for the comprehensive approach, while also reducing some chunky bit of trivia (the word comes from the bankruptcy of the Italian justice system punishes a banker cheating by breaking the table, or Italian to be zero as suspicious as a sign that his original name gives us the word “key” at present).In general, it can disturb the spectator away from intellectual documentaries, covered in mathematics and science, but this film succeeds in presenting the potentially boring topic, so lively and fun than the audience it deserves to win. Maybe a little too populist, at times, is still very interesting and enjoyable and is the type of program that almost makes you think that the BBC is fulfilling its public service charter.
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The ascent of man is a thirteen-part documentary series produced television by the BBC and Time-Life Films first broadcast in 1973, written and presented by Jacob Bronowski.Conceived as a series of documentaries of view in the form of Kenneth Clark’s Civilisation series 1969, the series received the applause of well-informed analysis, but simple eloquence of Bronowski, unscripted monologues long and extensive location shoots.The title alludes to The Descent of Man, the second book on evolution by Charles Darwin. Over thirteen episodes of the series, Bronowski around the world to follow the development of human society through their understanding of science.Series schedule:The evolution of man from ape-proto 400,000 years ago – less than the angels.The harvest of the season – early human migration, agriculture and the first settlements, war.The grain of the stone – development tools architecture and sculpture.The hidden structure – The fire, metals and alchemy.Music of the Spheres – The language of numbers.The Starry Messenger – Galileo’s universe.Majestic mechanics – Explore Newton’s laws and Einstein.The drive for power – the Industrial Revolution.The ladder of Creation – Darwin and Wallace’s ideas on the origin of species.World within the world – The history of the periodic table.Knowledge or certainty – Physics and the clash of absolute knowledge, the oppressive state, and realize their doubts the result of its terrible outcome.Generation after generation – life, genetics and cloning identically.The long childhood – treated Bronowski on the commitment of man."