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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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40 Years on Track

Travel | 11 Jan, 2013 | 1 Comment

In 1972, the International Railway Union celebrated their 50th anniversary. To mark this jubilee, they created InterRail, a rail pass that allowed travellers to explore Europe freely for the period of 30 days. What started as a mere travel product, became in a new way for European youngsters to not only discover the continent they live in but also interchange with[...]

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The Cleantech Future

Environmental | 06 Jan, 2013 | 1 Comment

What if we could live in a clean world?A world in which energy would be 100% renewable, water no longer polluted, transportation truly green and production methods clean and regenerative? There will be such a world. In this documentary VPRO Backlight explores the unprecedented possibilities of a new industrial revolution: Cleantech. Signs of a new[...]

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The Ka-Ching Dynasty

Asia, Economics | 06 Jan, 2013 | No Comments

The economic transformation of China has been electrifying. But with Europe teetering and the US plodding, can the biggest tiger of all keep on roaring? China's super-rich certainly think they can. Outside a private Beijing nightclub Porsches, Maseratis and Ferraris compete for space. Inside the club is packed with the children of China's super-rich enjoying a[...]

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The Machine That Made Us

Science | 01 Dec, 2012 | No Comments

Stephen Fry scrutinizes the story behind the making of the first media entrepreneur, Johann Gutenberg, who is also the inventor of the Printing press, in this documentary titled The Machine That Made Us. Fry undertakes to find out how and why did Gutenberg do it and involves historical as well as practical references. To find out[...]

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Long Way Down

Social | 26 Nov, 2012 | 4 Comments

Long Way Down is a television series, book and DVD documenting a motorcycle journey undertaken by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, they were traveling south through 18 countries Grain or John of Scotland to Cape Agulhas South Africa through Europe and Africa in 2007. It is a round up of the long journey, when the[...]

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An Islamic History of Europe

History | 21 Nov, 2012 | 9 Comments

In this 90-minute documentary, Rageh Omaar uncovers the hidden story of Europe's Islamic past and looks back to a golden age when European civilization was enriched by Islamic learning. In this documentary  Rageh travels across medieval Muslim Europe to reveal the vibrant civilization that Muslims brought to the West. Produced by the BBC -[...]

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Secret Files of the Inquisition

Religion | 21 Nov, 2012 | 1 Comment

Episode one of  a series; Based on previously secret documents unpublished European Archives including the Vatican secret archives of the Inquisition unveils the incredible true story of 500 years of struggle of the Catholic Church to remain the world's only true Christian religion. Shot in high definition, this series of runs 4 hours of medieval[...]

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Civilisation

History | 11 Nov, 2012 | 6 Comments

‘Civilisation’ is a documentary series by BBC that was commissioned to the eminent art historian Lord Clark to write and present an epic examination of Western European culture, defining what he considered to be the crucial phases of its development. This 1996 series was filmed in over 100 locations across 13 countries and took two years[...]

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Civilization: Is the West History?

History | 07 Nov, 2012 | 19 Comments

In ‘Civilization: Is the West History?’, filmmaker Niall Ferguson asks how the Western civilization, from exhibiting an unpromising outlook in the 15th century, came to dominate the rest of the world; and if the West is about to be overtaken by the rest. This film comprises of a series of six parts and each of[...]

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Daredevils: The Human Spider Returns

Sport | 05 Nov, 2012 | 5 Comments

As the name suggests, The Human Spider refers to an extraordinary climber, who is known to everyone as Alain Robert. He is known as one of the world’s greatest ‘daredevils’ given to his eccentric attempts to scale the world’s tallest buildings and structures such as  the Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai, Berlin’s Debis Tower, and the[...]

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Europe: A Natural History

Nature | 26 Oct, 2012 | 1 Comment

A striking four-part series they record the intense events, which have created the ever-changing environments and wildlife of Europe. Genesis - An epic three billion year tale originates, with the unscrambling of clues as to how Europe’s magnificent sceneries and wildlife were crafted. Witness Oxford traveled by dinosaurs, the Jura vineyards of France engulfed under tropical seas,[...]

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Barbarians

History | 25 Oct, 2012 | 37 Comments

They were dreaded forces on the outskirts of civilization, the bloodthirsty warriors who defied the Roman legions and terrorized the population of Europe. They were barbarians, and their names still evoke images of cruelty and chaos. But what we really know about these legendary warriors? From the frigid North Sea to the Russian steppes, this ambitious[...]

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Long Way Round

Social | 18 Oct, 2012 | 5 Comments

Long Way Round is a television documentary series documents the journey of Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman from London to New York on motorcycles.

They traveled eastward across Europe and Asia, traveled to Alaska and continued along the road from there to New York. In 2004, Ewan and Charley embarked on an epic Long Way Round[...]

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