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The Beyond Within

The Beyond Within

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‘The Beyond Within’ shows how until recent times, a world known only to holy man, to saints, and perhaps to the insane, opened to the common man. And this had been made possible by the mystical drug, LSD.This drug challenges our very conception of reality and its’ turbulent history raises sharp questions about the dividing line between private experience and public policy.To some, it’s a doorway to a greater consciousness, while to others it is a dangerous and subversive poison.But no matter what it definitely makes a person experience one of the most momentous event of their lives.

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Supersense

Supersense

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You are starting a journey to a world of senses other than your own… We experience life through the five main senses, but even these are better developed in some animals known. Smell your way across an ocean as salmon do. See through the eyes of various aspects of a fly, which is a human hand when he is about to attack. Amazing effects reveal the secrets of animal perception.Episode 1: The Sixth Sense The animals use their senses of human beings who are unaware. Sensitivity to electromagnetic fields of the earth, or time pressure, can be used to aid navigation. Some animals can predict earthquakes. Predators to put these non-lethal ways to use: a shark in the homes of the electricity of the body of its prey, the vampire bats detect infrared radiation from the blood, a rattlesnake and see a picture of the warmth of his victim.Episode 2: The sense view A vulture can detect a carcass from a great distance, four-eyed fish can see above and below the water at the same time, a fly’s multifaceted eye sees a world very different from a human eye, while other insects can see ultraviolet light. And the Lions have an area of the retina that, in fact empathize with their prey.Episode 3: The sense of sound The human ear is limited in scope and are deaf to record a conversation or the elephant under pitched squealing mice. Whales use sound to communicate over hundreds of miles of ocean, while the spiders while listening to the beating of wings of the dam and the kangaroo rat has a sensitive ear can hear strike rattlesnake – and avoid . Birds, in turn, use sound to detect changes in climate and as an aid to navigation. Episode 4: Super Scents The smell is very useful in hunting, protection of a species, mating … and navigation. Petrels use it to find fish in the open sea, springbok issue a “warning” the smell of the herd as an indicator of a predator, salamanders, females inject their aphrodisiac, and epic journey of a salmon in the sea to spawn and die is achieved through their sense of smell.Episode 5: timing Courtship, egg laying, hibernation … The cycles of the earth, moon and sun are the rhythms that govern life. The perception of all animals of time varies according to your heart rate.A shrew lives 30 times faster than an elephant, so the time seems to pass more slowly. Also shown is a rare eruption of 17 years of U.S. cricket.Episode 6: Making Sense The end of the film shows how each animal has a unique view of the world derives from a combination of different senses.The mind creates mental maps of navigational skills, which can also be affected by genetic programming. Other super-senses are the result of the need to hunt or avoid being eaten. The mind decides what skills you need to survive.

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Turbos and Temples – Mighty Car Mod

Turbos and Temples – Mighty Car Mod

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"This is an on the road documentary following two guys who have been invited to Hokaido in Japan to conduct a whole range of refit work on cars. Not so much a heavy documentary but more an insight into the interesting petrol head world of bespoking cars.This is all about modifying cars and these energetic Australian lads are ready to get in and dirty showing car clubs in Japan how to modify the Japanese motors. They get to look around all the mods carried out by the Japanese guys and some of them have seen better days!!!If you are into the world of customised cars then this will keep you engrossed. Chopped, lowered, sprayed and nitroed. These Japanese are absolutely into their drifting….girls as well as boys!It takes a while to get into the work but the road trip and the Japanese experiences are worth the watch…the lads have to hand in the car keys before they can get stuck into the RAKI rice wine.The guys eventually get to visit a massive auction and they got exclusive viewing….an RX7 for $300 and just heaps of cheap motors. This is definitely a road trip with a couple of good guys but the emphasis is not really a doc on the work they do.If you want to know a bit more about the Mighty Car Mods team visit them here… http://www.mightycarmods.com/"

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Ibogaine: Rite of Passage

Ibogaine: Rite of Passage

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‘Ibogaine: Rite of Passage’ is a 50 minute documentary that shows the different aspects of this special substance, that is derived from the root of an African plant that grows in Gabon, by means of personal experiences and explanations of ex-addicts, treatment providers and experts.This film includes the story of Cy, who had been using a mixture of heroine and amphetamine for about 11 years, but more his concern for his three children and his ambitions are compelling him to give up his addiction which is taking an emotional toll on him; and Moussavou, who had suffered from an illness for more than a year and hopes that eating the holy plant will be the starting point of a new phase in her life.This plant was originally used during initiations of the Bwiti culture, but in the sixties, the anti-addictive properties of this psychoactive substance were discovered by Howard Lotsof.Despite the results that show the efficacy of Ibogaine, the pharmaceutical companies and the government show no interest and stay skeptical. The decision about the use of Ibogaine in the treatment of addiction appears to be made on political and economical, rather than a rational basis.

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Touching the Void

Touching the Void

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Mountain climbing can be an adventurous and fun sport. But not when it goes wrong. Touching the Void documents the story of two climbers, Joe Simpson and Simon Yates on a disastrous climb in the Andes in 1985. Through the climbers stories and reenactments the viewer sees the horrors that Simpson and Yates had to go through. Just when you think they are in the clear it gets worse. Truly a magnificent story that needs to be shared.‘Touching the void’ is a documentary film made by Kevin MacDonald, shown at the 2003 Toronto Film Festival. It features Brendan Mackey as Simpson and Nicholas Aaron as Yates, enacting the climb and descent of the two adventurous mountaineers on the west face of the Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.These daring and experienced mountaineers climbed the mountain without setting up ropes or base camps ahead of time. Though they had to tackle a snowstorm and some treacherous climbing, they safely reached the summit in three days after scaling about 21,000 feet.But that was not it; the climb down turned to be more complicated and fiercely tested their nerve. Simpson broke his leg badly after falling down at a crucial juncture. Yates decided to try to lower Simpson down the mountain, one 300-foot section of rope at a time. What added to the woes of these steely mountaineers was the fact that they had run out of gas to melt snow making them unable to stop as night came, when unfortunately a violent snowstorm began. Their plodding, excruciatingly painful journey hit a hurdle when Yates accidentally lowered Simpson over the edge of a cliff.They couldn’t hear each other’s cries in the raging storm, and, Yates, uncertain as to Simpson’s position, and gradually sliding down the slope himself, had to cut the rope that connected them, sending Simpson plummeting to a certain fatal end. Quite astonishingly Simpson survived the fall, and was faced with the greater challenge of getting off the mountain alone with no food, no water, and a broken leg

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Meetings With Remarkable Men: Gurdjieff

Meetings With Remarkable Men: Gurdjieff

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Self-observation brings man to the realization of the need for self-change. And in observing himself a man notices that self-observation brings about certain changes in their internal processes. He begins to understand that self-observation is an instrument of self-change, half awake.In 1920, there appeared a man unknown in Europe, having lived through some extraordinary experiences in the East, His name was Ivanovich Gurdjieff. This is the story of his early years.The film was made in the place where the imposing mountains, rarely photographed and deserts of Afghanistan, and has been widely recognized for its unique visual beauty.

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The Secret World of Pain

The Secret World of Pain

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For most of us, pain as a concept is something that does not spare a second thought: you stub your toe, it hurts a little, then it disappears. But to scientists, the experience of pain makes for fascinating study and an understanding that can potentially unlock new methods of treatment and pain relief.Horizon displays the latest research on pain and progress has been made through studies around the world from a woman in London who has felt no pain in his life, a man in the U.S. he cut his arm to survive, after being housed in an oven.Geneticist Dr. John Woods travels the world looking for people who feel strange pain or not feeling any pain, and believes that the secret of pain is in our DNA. In fact, after two years of studying the DNA of three generations of an Italian family who are not extreme temperatures, he discovered the family share a mutation in the gene that blocks the path to certain types of pain and therefore the names of the syndrome after them.Similarly, a woman in London who feels no pain at all (remember an early experience where his mother, the smell of burning flesh, who is kneeling on a radiator and had to tear the skin), described his relief finally able to explain their condition.Meanwhile, we learn about the importance of early life experiences and their importance in the development of our pain pathways. An experiment on brain activity in premature babies (which is therefore subject to intensive care treatment) compared with full-term infants show a marked difference in brain activity, suggesting that premature babies have increased sensitivity to pain.

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Earth Story

Earth Story

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Earth story unties the secrets of our planet and brings a real like experience. Technology overcame the limitation of camera, the latest animation techniques were used which brought a life like experience of the scientific discovery and a comprehensive history of life and of the planet.This documentary series was made in a span of 3 years which costed 3 millions and was filmed across the world. Indeed, this one’s a worth watching documentary.

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The Life of Muhammad

The Life of Muhammad

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In the first pioneer of British television, this series of three lists presented by Rageh Omaar the life of Muhammad, a man who – for the million and a half Muslims around the world – is the last messenger and prophet of God.The Seeker. In a journey that is both literal and historical, and from the birthplace of Muhammad in Mecca, Muhammad was born in Omaar investigates Arabia – a world of tribal loyalties and political religion. Based on the experience and comments from some of the world’s leading scholars and commentators on Islam, the program examines the first marriage of Muhammad and Khadijah how he received the first of the revelations that had a profound effect on both life and in the lives of those closest to him.Holy Wars. Omaar evaluates and shines a light on major events in the life of Muhammad, including Night Journey to Jerusalem, his life in danger out of Mecca, through the creation of the Constitution of Medina and the eight-year war the tribes of Mecca.Santa peace. Omaar examines and investigates the major events during the latter part of his life, including the introduction of a moral code known as Shariah and the concept of Jihad. The program also explores the use of Muhammad’s marriage to form alliances, and discusses the key messages contained in his last sermon.In line with Islamic tradition, the program does not show images of the face of Muhammad, or any features dramatic re-construction of the life of Muhammad.

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Winged Migration

Winged Migration

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An odyssey over three years in the making, Winged Migration is definitely an amazing experience to behold. His most impressive and moving is its ability to attract viewers to a world almost abroad, traveling along a variety of bird species that make their semiannual migrations over long distances. Microcosmos and puts the viewer in a world of ants in size of the blades of grass loomed like skyscrapers, Winged Migration offers the world through the eyes of birds.We are on the floor with them as they interact, seek support and care for their young, and we are in the air with the birds flying without discouragement of high and low land and sea. The film is also a world tour that reveals beautiful landscapes that most humans never get to see. One of the unexpected pleasures of the film is to hear the many voices and different from these beings that communicate with each other, it’s almost like a music track itself.As for current music and film scores, is a mixture. Some musical choices interact well with the visuals, while many are agitated and upset. Usually, the most effective, either without music or accompanied by minimalist compositions. The thrill of flying with the birds is countered with the representation of disasters and the obstacles they face every day.

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Insects are the New Ultimate Food Source Worldwide

Insects are the New Ultimate Food Source Worldwide

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Little moving legs, small body and a hideous looking face. Not everyone is willing to enjoy this kind of meal because it''s simply not appealing. There are subcultures in wich insect eating is a delicatese or even an average habit. This documentary explain what's behind this kind of 'delicatese' and why whe should pay more attention to this.

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Nova: Everest: The Death Zone

Nova: Everest: The Death Zone

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“Because it’s there” is the reason why many men and women who risked death to climb Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. NOVA follows a scientific investigation of high altitude physiology in Everest: The Death Zone, which examines the biological and psychological changes experienced by a group of climbers during their ascent. Jodie Foster’s narration accompanies the team and photographers capture the stark beauty NOVA, oblivious to the mountain, the drama reaches a crescendo on the descent, as becomes clear if a sick climber will.Well worth seeing for anyone interested in mountain climbing or the limits of human endurance, Everest: The Death Zone is both preventive and inspiring. Get ready for a trip (literally) to Mount impressive. Everest, from Base Camp to 17. 600 feet, through the cooling zone, the death of bodies scattered at the top of the Earth at five miles and a half above the sea level. For those brave souls who survive the terrible climb to the top of the world is a transforming experience.

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Our Place in the Milky Way

Our Place in the Milky Way

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Ever been curious what is our position in the universe? 'Our place in the milky way' is a perfect documentary to give you knowledge about earth and the whole universe. See the things that you have never experienced before!