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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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What has been called as the “World’s Oldest Profession”, prostitution is rampant all around the world. From tiny shacks in the Bangladesh slums where women service men for only $2, to ‘cyber fantasies’ where men are videotaped in various settings for their own sex library, sex is sold every day.This documentary questions not only the morality of prostitution but whether the stigma of prostitution changes from dark, dirty, 3rd-world slums to high-class, legal brothels where men are tested for STDs, and must shower before each appointment. In these high-end brothels, women can make over $100,000 per year in a safe, secure atmosphere. Women in street-level prostitution can be dangerous, and even deadly.
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The Aokigahara Forest is the most popular site for suicides in Japan. After the 'novel Kuroi Jukai' was published, in which a young lover commits suicide in the forest, people started taking their own lives there at a rate of 50 to 100 deaths a year. The site holds so many bodies that the Yakuza pays homeless people to sneak into the forest and rob the corpses. The authorities sweep for bodies only on an annual basis, as the forest sits at the base of Mt. Fuji and is too dense to patrol more frequently.
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Before 9/11, this is the last documentary about The World Trade Center, which was a complex of seven buildings in Lower Manhattan, New York City that were brought down to the grounds on the 11th of September, 2001 by attacks by terrorists. The site is currently being rebuilt with six new skyscrapers and a memorial to the people who died because of the attacks.Minoru Yamasaki designed the original World Trade Center in the early 1960s using a tube-frame structural design for the twin 110-story towers. In gaining approval for the project, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey agreed to take over the Hudson & Manhattan Railroad which became the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH).Groundbreaking for the World Trade Center took place on August 5, 1966. The North Tower and The South Tower was completed in December 1970 and July 1971 respectively. The Battery Park City on the west side of Lower Manhattan was made by using the large amount of material excavated for the construction of The World Trade Center.
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This documentary is concerned with the gruesome crimes committed by Karla Leanne Homolka and her husband Paul Bernardo. The couple was found guilty on the charges of rape and manslaughter. They were arrested in 1993 and the trial was in 1995. The case echoed worldwide after the verdict on these charges. The deadly duo was sentenced for the rape and murder of Leslie Mahaffy and sisters Kirsten and Tammy French.At the time, Homolka claimed that Bernardo had forced her into participation in these shocking crimes. She cooperated with the prosecution, pleading guilty on manslaughter charges, and in exchange her sentence was reduced to 12 years. The public responded to this deal in an outrage and the media characterized it as a “deal with the devil”.Later on, new evidence emerged showing her voluntary involvement in the crimes. After her release in 2005, she married again and gave birth to a baby boy in 2007. There have been reports by the media that she moved from Canada and changed her name to Leanne Bordelais. The claims were confirmed by a journalist Paula Todd in 2012. Watch this documentary and discover the details of these gruesome crimes, its perpetrators, trial and the aftermath of it. If you want to watch more crime documentaries, click here.
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"""September 11 - The New Pearl Harbor""is a 5 hour-long documentary which concludes 12 years of public discussion on the september 11th terrorism acts. This film also contains some new findings that may be of interest to advanced researchers.The film is created in order to educate and also is a non-profit operation, and must remain so in order to fulfill all the requirements for the usage of copyrighted material. Because of that the entire documentary is made available online for free since the day one."
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Bashkirian Airlines Flight 2937 is flying with 69 people on board from Russia including 45 school children. The aircraft collides with DHL Flight 611, with the two pilots on board. The collision happens over the Bodensee between Germany and Switzerland and the wreckage ends up in Uberlingen, Germany. 71 people are killed in the disaster. This documentary is a startling and emotional investigation into what caused the disaster.
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This is a documentary film about the Indonesian killings of 1965/66. It is directed by Joshua Oppenheimer and Christine Cynn in collaboration with an anonymous Indonesian. The response of the Indonesian government to this documentary was mostly negative. The Indonesian presidential spokesman on foreign affairs, Teuku Faizasyah, said that the documentary is misleading when it comes to the portrayal of Indonesia.The story revolves around theanti-communist purge in which more than 500,000 people were killed. At this time, Sukarno, the President of Indonesia was overthrown by would be President Suharto. The forming of the death squad followed and it`s prominent members were gangsters Anwar Congo and Adi Zulkadry. It is said that this was the most powerful squad in North Sumatra. They extorted money from ethnic Chinese as the price for keeping their lives. Anwar is said to have personally killed 1,000 people by methods such as strangulation with wire.A sequel of this documentary titled ‘The Look of Silence’ is scheduled to be released in 2015.
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"Montana Meth takes an unflinching look at the debilitating impact of methamphetamine use. Delving deeper into the subject then ever before, it chronicles the stories of users and communities suffering from the tragic consequences of methamphetamine use.This documentary film gives a really clear image of the shocking demise suffered by the users and the victims of these users…the methamphetamine epidemic just seems to be growing and there is a need to do something dramatic about it.The Meth Project continue to work hard with the film company to make this film possible and describe the dangers and issues surrounding the use of methamphetamine. Meth has been cited by law enforcement officials as one the leading crime problems in America and has reached epidemic proportions in many states.It is now becoming very evident in other parts of the world and we need to work to recognise the affects in the users to provide some early intervention.For more information visit www.MethProject.orgMessage:Montana Meth is a personal look at the devastating physical andpsychological damage caused by methamphetamine, one of the most highlyaddictive substances known. The effects of METH are far reaching and diverse and anyone suspecting that a loved one is becoming a user they need to become aware of the many signs: Lesions of the skin brain damage paranoia tooth decay psycological change Finally deathTo bring up the profile of this issue the documentary has been shown as part of HBO’s Addiction series."
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This documentary is concerned with the civil war in Darfur, Sudan. The reason for the conflict was the oppression of the non-Arabs conducted by the government of Sudan. The opposing forces of this regime were the Justice and Equality movement and the Sudan Liberation Army.The root of the conflict in the region of Darfur lies in the combination of a number of issues. They include the agricultural and herding dispute, the battle for the water sources and the government ethnic cleansing campaign against the non-Arabic population. In 2003 there was an armed uprising against the government of Sudan led by the Justice and Equality movement and the Sudan Liberation Army. The military response of the Sudanese government will result in genocide and a total death toll of over several hundred thousand human casualties.This conflict forced millions of people out of their homes and into refugee camps. A number of people died due to the starvation and disease caused by the poor living conditions. In this documentary, Brian Steidle, a former U.S. Marine Captain, shares his personal story along with the one he recorded in Darfur, working as an official military observer. Watch this emotional and shocking tale of the suffering and hardships of the people in Sudan.
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Former Conservative MP, Michael Portillo pushes his body to the brink of death in an investigation into the science of execution.As the American Supreme Court examines whether the lethal injection is causing prisoners to die in unnecessary pain Michael sets out to find a solution which is fundamentally humane. To do this, he examines the primary methods of execution available today, and he discovers why convicts could catch on fire in the electric chair, learns how simple it is to mess up a hanging and inhales a poisonous gas to experience first-hand the terror of the gas chamber.Armed with some startling evidence Michael considers a completely new approach. Will it be the answer? There is only one way of finding out – to experience it himself.
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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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"An earthquake registering at nearly 9.5 on the Richter scale strikes in the Indian ocean causing the largest Tsunami in recorded history. The waves generated were enough to kill hundreds of thousands of people all across southeast Asia from Thailand to Sri Lanka and all the way to the coast of Africa. Watch the SFD documentary to see for yourself how it all happened."
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In August of 1966, in South Vietnam, 106 young Australian soldiers were surrounded by 2500 Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers, fighting for their lives. This documentary, narrated by Sam Worthington, The Battle of Long Tan is a tribute to the men of the D Company, 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment who stood their ground and came out victorious in a battle that helped defeat the Viet Cong.
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Auschwitz was the site of the largest mass murder the world has ever seen. This milestone, 6-piece set of charts the evolution of the field and the mentality of the perpetrators, and shows how the place in relation to the Nazi extermination campaign in general.Written and produced by award winning filmmaker Laurence Rees, and the use of new research, the series offers a unique perspective on the field in which more than one million people were killed mercilessly. The first episode, “Beginnings amazing,” says the first day of camp and the way it was originally intended for a very different purpose than the murder of the Jews.This film does a great job in investigating this part fascinating, disgusting and important in our history. What happened in Nazi Germany is not a story for Jews. It’s a story for all citizens of the world. This series of films gives an in depth view of what happened in Nazi Germany and exactly what happened.
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In the summer of 1939, Albert Einstein was on holiday in a small tourist town on the tip of Long Island. His quiet summer, however, was about to be destroyed by a visit from an old friend and colleague from his years in Berlin. The visitor was the physicist Leo Szilard. Einstein had been said they feared the Nazis could soon be in possession of a terrible new weapon and that something must be done. Szilard believed that recent scientific breakthroughs meant it was possible to convert mass into energy. And this could be used to make a bomb. If this happens, it would be a terrible realization of the law of nature Einstein had discovered some 34 years earlier. September 1905 was Einstein’s “miracle year”. While working as a patent clerk in the Swiss capital of Bern Einstein submitted a three-page supplement to the theory of relativity, published earlier this year. In these pages is derived from the most famous equation of all time, e = mc ², energy equals mass times the speed of light squared.The equation showed that mass and energy are related and which could, in theory, becomes the other. But because the speed of light squared is a number so large that means that even a small amount of mass could be a huge amount of energy. Since the discovery of radioactivity in the 19th century, scientists had realized that the atomic nucleus can contain a large amount of energy. Einstein’s revolutionary equation were shown for the first time, how much there was."
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"This fascinating documentary describes the strange phenomena of the Body Snatchers of Bangkok. We discover the Por Tec Tung (PTT) foundation which is an organisation driven by Buddhist principles and religious beliefs.The volunteers act as an emergency service by attending road traffic accidents, disasters, fires, murders, killings, multiple deaths, suicides and natural deaths to remove the fatally injured and those fortunate to still be alive.Bangkok has a poor ambulance service and so this is an extremely crucial requirement.The PTT act as an ambulance service but chiefly with the purpose to remove the bodies as quickly as possible because their vehicles do not have the facility that western ambulances might have.Merit making (good Karma, gaining return in reincarnation for your good deeds) is the key driver for the PTT members.This is a Chinese group in Thailand but is accepted due to the similarity of their beliefs. They help poor people less, fortunate than themselves and they can earn 4 times national average.The Buddhist Organisation has an annual turnover of over 4 Million Pounds and aim to help others to reap the rewards in afterlife for self and family members.They gain donations from members of the dead’s family because this is also important for the family to be seen to be giving. Donate and be kind and good to others. Many of them are monks themselves or have been monks for a period of time.Pay respect to the monk and gain merit for the PTTand for the member’s families. Volunteers can work as volunteers for one night on one night off and there is a special status associated with being in the PTT…many of them find themselves improving their lot or gaining almost celebrity status.The shows many of the beliefs and traditions of the Thai Chinese and their desire for the correct reincarnation and even Nirvana.Arrival on the scene of an accident can be like “Organised Chaos” as described in the video. The scene is videod by members in order to promote the PTT in the media and gain additional support.Buddhists have a completely different perspective on death and monks are required to contemplate death and in many cases the corpses and for many members it is this that draws them into the PTT and the monastery.Anyone of any nationality dropping dead or being killed in Bangkok will likely be attended to by the PTT but there is a competition for the corpses and the Ruam Katanyu, a rival organisation have been know to fight and kill over the spoils of the disaster!Read more about the PTT with an article here in CNN."
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This documentary is concerned with the war in Afghanistan and the aftermath of certain operations that were executed by the US military forces. The directors of this film are Sebastian Junger, an American journalist and Tim Hetherington, a British-American photojournalist.In a timeframe of one year which they spent in Afghanistan, Hetherington and Junger documented their experiences. They were stationed in the Korangal Valley with the Second Platoon of the Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team of the U.S. Army.The duo will try to capture the hardships of people, in what was described by National Geographic as the deadliest place on Earth. Throughout the film you will have a chance to see the outcome of missions such as Operation Rock Avalanche and the consequences for all parties that were involved in this tragic conflict. For the outstanding efforts in the operation Rock Avalanche, Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta received the Medal of Honor, thus becoming the first living person, since the Vietnam War, to receive this prestigious medal. If you enjoyed this war documentary and would like to see more, click here.
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In a sincere, personal documentary, Sir Terry Pratchett, the author considers how you can choose to end his life.Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2008, Terry wants to know if he might be able to end his life before his illness takes over.Traveling to the Dignitas clinic in Switzerland, Terry witnessed first hand the procedures established for an assisted death, and faces to the point where that would take the lethal drug.Sir Terry Pratchett has made an emotional plea the right to take his own life, saying: I live in hope that you can jump before I pushedUnfortunately, however, I also found the self-deception: in cafes, restaurants and streets, the vast majority of people I talked to wanted desperately to believe that it was too late and that, surely, the South will never leave the union. It will. This is a short dialogue by Terry and the full interview will be uplifted once it becomes available to us.
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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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"Death is real, it is unannounced and can not be escaped. An ancient source of strength and guidance, The Tibetan Book of the Dead remains an essential teaching of the Himalayan Buddhist culture. Narrated by Leonard Cohen, this enlightening two-part series explores the sacred text and boldly visualizes the afterlife according to its profound wisdom.Part 1: A Way of Life reveals the history of The Tibetan Book of the Dead and examines its traditional use in northern India, and its acceptance in Western hospices. Shot over a period of four months, the film contains images of rites and liturgies for a deceased Ladakhi elder and includes an interview with the Dalai Lama, who shares his views on the book’s meaning and importance.Part 2: The Great Liberation follows an old lama and his novice monk to guide a Himalayan farmer in the afterlife with readings from The Tibetan Book of the Dead. The soul is 49 days journey to rebirth provided by the actual photograph rarely seen Buddhist rituals, interwoven with groundbreaking animation by internationally acclaimed filmmaker Ishu Patel."
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Shock legendary driving safety film with numerous scenes of mutilated cars and injured / dead and a voice devoid of compassion.Produced in cooperation with the Highway Patrol, Ohio State and were shown to millions of young drivers over 40 years.Signal 30 is just one of many driver education films produced by Highway Safety Films, shot in real scenes of car accidents and consists largely of color close-ups of mangled accident victims.Other titles in the series includes Carrier or murderer, Highways of Agony, death and tragedy machined wheels. There were imitators, Death on the road is probably the most (in) famous.
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The rebels who started the civil war in Sierra Leone 15 years ago wanted only one thing: to reclaim the richness of the country from foreign corporations in order to end the exploitation of its people. In response, the international community decided to wage a war on this country, with bombs, executions, torture, rigged elections and manipulation of the international media. This created one of the worst humanitarian disasters of the 20th century.
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This 2002 documentary shows the horrors of the Armenian genocide and the lengths that the Turkish government goes to cover it up. It shows both the historical and modern politics around the genocide and is extremely informative. Be advised there are several gruesome scenes.
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This documentary offers an in-depth case studies of near-death experiences as a dramatic true (verifiably accurate) out of body experience, more recent studies, and interpretations of NDEs balanced perspective of both skeptical and “believer” – virtually everything an inquiring mind that the need for an introduction to ECM.One of the best documentaries made about Near Death Experiences of the BBC. With many senior scientists who have studied near-death experiences and other related incidents.The BBC has refused to play this documentary, and it is no longer sold as a DVD. I will not be accused of supporting a ‘fringe’ theories.
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On July 7th 2005, the United Kingdom was attacked in its capital, London, by terrorists who killed 52 innocent people and injured hundreds more. One of the victims was Italian born Benedetta Ciaccia who boarded the circle line from Liverpool Street. As her train approached the first stop along her journey, Aldgate, her life was violently and unfairly ended by the bomb blast. Raj Babbra was her former long term boyfriend and best friend. He explores Benedetta’s life story and recounts their relationship from his perspective from the moment they met to her untimely sudden passing. This powerful and moving true story shows how love and friendship knows no boundaries in time, space, life or death. lifewithloss.org
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Charles Manson (also known as Charles Milles Maddox), the self-proclaimed Messiah who chaired a community group style known as the Manson family was convicted in 1971 in California in a study covering a total of 27 charges against him have and members of the family of the murder of seven people including actress Sharon Tate, (who was pregnant at the time of the murder), coffee heiress Abigail Folger, Leno LaBianca supermarket executive and his wife, Rosemary.In 1972, the death sentences of all members of the Manson family was commuted to life imprisonment school in the case of California v. Anderson, in which the death penalty was cruel and unusual, and was discontinued temporarily until reinstated by the Constitutional Amendment. Since it was switched, Manson has been denied parole eleven times since 2007, his next opportunity will come in 2012.Was justice done in cases of affected? For persons sentenced to death for the California prison system have had their sentences reversed? If Manson and his followers had been executed as a convicted?
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Death In Gaza is an Emmy-award winning 2004 documentary film about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, opening in the West Bank but then moving to Gaza and eventually settling in Rafah where the film spends most of its time. It concentrates on 3 children, Ahmed (age 12), Mohammed (age 12) and Najla (age 16).A disturbing look at one of the most controversial conflicts of our time.
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‘House of Numbers: Anatomy of an Epidemic’ is a documentary film that literally re-writes the story of HIV/AIDS.It challenges the very base of HIV/AIDS on which the traditional wisdom and facts harped, in a quest to bring a greater clarity to the issues related to this epidemic.Leung brings to the viewers gripping theories about this disease and explores how the effects of global poverty may have led to so many AIDS-related deaths; how such widely used AIDS drugs as AZT have, themselves, often proved fatal; and whether HIV really exists.This film treads unchartered territories of investigating how HIV-infection numbers are cooked for monetary and political gain, by presenting the uncensored POVs of virtually all the major players; in their own settings, in their own words.
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Using archive footage, dramatic reenactment and interviews, this documentary details the last hours of his life and the events that led to his tragic death in Paris.July 2, 1971. Jim Morrison is one of the most famous rock singers in the world. He’s also the ultimate sex symbol, but Morrison is at war with his own dark demons. In 24 hours his darkness will consume him and he’ll be dead. Using archive footage, dramatic reenactment and interviews with his closest companions, we detail the last hours of Morrison’s life and the gripping events that led to his tragic death in Paris.
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Modern forensic science make it impossible to commit murder and get away with it. But how easy would it be to beat the detectives? With the help of the best forensic scientists, and real life murder investigation, we explore if you can commit a perfect murder.The body is the most important piece of evidence in any murder. Pathologist Dr Richard Shepherd reveals the fundamental keys that reveal the secrets of a suspicious death. Dr Lee Goff can reach a moment of death only a few worms on a corpse. To really understand the way a human being decomposed is based on experiments – and dead pigs make ideal human models.And what is the perfect murder weapon? Probably favorite Agatha Christie – poison. Does not leave marks on the body, and the victim may not even realize what has happened until it’s too late. However, I still can not be a perfect crime. World’s most famous poisoner – Harold Shipman – was eventually captured.
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Medical advances in a fast pace; sometimes we can look forward for a world where death can never beat life.But this leaves us with a food for thought like Can we control and fix the errors that build up in our DNA over the years?Can we find a way to replace the chemistry of life with something more durable?Death is a reality which everyone have to accept, but think about a time when there is no need for us to fear about death. Sounds curious, right? Cutting-edge science embarks on a bold mission to extend human life and may soon bring immortality within our grasp. Dr, Michio Kaku explains the second law of thermodynamics states that everything falls apart eventually, including the human body.This episode wonders into the mystifying definition of eternity as it relates to human lifespan.
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This is a French documentary from 1955. It is directed by Alain Resnais ten years after the Nazi concentration camps were disbanded. The documentary itself is composed of footage from Auschwitz and Majdanek concentration camps accompanied with the description of the experiences of the people that were detained in these camps. Resnais collaborated on this project with Jean Cayrol, a scriptwriter and a former detainee of the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp. The soundtrack of this documentary is composed by Hanns Eisler.Resnais refused to engage in this project until Cayrol accepted to participate and write the script for it. The duo managed to film the entire documentary in 1955 and all of the video material, used in this project, was filmed that year. They describe the involvement in this film as highly emotional and difficult due to the nature of the topic and their individual experiences during World War II.The German embassy along with the French censors opposed the screening of this documentary on the Cannes Film Festival due to the questionable portrait of a French policeman in the film. Despite their efforts, the documentary was released and received a number of positive critics. It was screened again in 1990 as a reminder of the horror that accompanies war.If you enjoyed this documentary and would like to watch more war videos, click here.
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Series in which the mathematician Marcus du Sautoy explores the stories of some of the best known scientific diagrams.Vitruvian Man – looks at the world famous Leonardo da Vinci’s diagram of the perfect human body, which has many layers of anatomy of architecture, and defines our species like no other before or after drawing.The Vitruvian Man, produced in the 1480s when he lived and worked in Milan, has become one of the world’s most famous images.Leonardo’s drawings form a vast work, covering every conceivable topic in spectacular detail: from the feet, hands, skulls and muscles and tendons, heart and lungs to buildings, bridges and flying machines.Copernicus – The Polish priest and astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus developed his extraordinary theory of a universe centered on the sun 500 years, was flying in the face of science and religion. Humanity had believed for thousands of years the Earth was the center of the cosmos, and not according to the risk was ridicule and accusations of heresy.Newton’s Prism – A mid-1660s, Isaac Newton bought a pair of prisms in a show near Cambridge, which would be the basis of a series of experiments have unlocked a secret that had occupied scientists for centuries – the nature of light itself.To explain what he had done, Newton created a diagram. The experiment is called an image is crucial and fundamental in the history of science, a time chart when the ancient world was overturned by modern science. Newton showed that white light is not pure, but made up of a number of different colors, the colors of the rainbow.Florence Nightingale – Can a plot to save lives? Florence Nightingale is best known as the Lady of the Lamp, who cared for thousands of soldiers in atrocious conditions during the Crimean War of 1854-6. What is less known is that he was an exceptional statesman, and the first to use a statistical graph as a call to action.After the war, Nightingale wrote a report on the passion of the soldiers had died in such large numbers and revealed the astonishing fact that 18,000 deaths, 16,000 were caused by infectious diseases in the hospital rather than battle wounds .
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The documentary film, the Business of Being Born produced by Ricki Lake discusses the different experiences faced by women during child birth in US. The documentary talks about the various methods of childbirth.The film depicts the life of a midwife Cara and the risk and responsibilities that her work entails. The film offers a serious critique of the prevalent health care system in US which regards childbirth as medical emergency, instead of treating it as a natural phenomenon. The film makes a strong case against the current methods and problems faced during childbirth by presenting statistics that highlight the neglect of the US healthcare system.The film shows that amongst all the developed nation US has one of the highest death rate for new born babies. As part of a more realistic glimpse into the current state of childbirth, experts are questioned and different reasons emerge, like the extensive use of procedures as a method to save time, explaining the dismal statistic of a high death rate amongst newborns in US.
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Represents the entire life of Herman Mudgett, AKA Holmes and his castle of horrors.Also known as Dr. torture, Holmes designed his own building with torture chambers, where they rented rooms to unsuspecting victims visiting the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago.It focuses on the life of Dr. Holmes of crime and evil (1861-1896).Tapping with images instead of the last round Holmes’ as his childhood home in New Hampshire and the Philadelphia courtroom where the trial took place.It’s a visual tour-de-force of reenactments, expert interviews, and vintage photography.
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On January 12, 2010 an earthquake hit southern Haiti violence and caused huge losses of lives, injuries and destruction of buildings, power lines and communication systems inflict what Haiti’s ambassador to the United States calls a catastrophe for poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere.This documentary shows the situation in Haiti a year after the earthquake and addresses the possibilities of reconstruction. They need outside help, but Haitians also can and should participate in the effort. The good news is that many are already doing.On January 12, 2010 an earthquake hit southern Haiti violence and caused huge losses of lives, injuries and destruction of buildings, power lines and communication systems inflict what Haiti’s ambassador to the United States calls a catastrophe for poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere.This documentary shows the situation in Haiti a year after the earthquake and addresses the possibilities of reconstruction. They need outside help, but Haitians also can and should participate in the effort. The good news is that many are already doing.