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The Soviet Story
The Soviet Story

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The Soviet Story is a 2008 documentary film about Soviet Communism and Soviet-German collaboration before 1941 written and directed by Edvīns Šnore and sponsored by the UEN Group in the European Parliament.

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Blood and Guts: A History of Surgery
Blood and Guts: A History of Surgery

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"This documentary series by Michael Mosley takes a closer look at the brutal, bloody and precarious history of surgery. This five-part series maps out the history of surgery through its catastrophes and successes.1. Into the Brain. This part reveals how the art and science of brain surgery making it a life-saving discipline today, has evolved over the last 100 years through mishaps and misadventures involving crowbars through the skull to notorious lobotomies with ice-picks.2. Bleeding Hearts. This part shows Michael Mosley taking a personal interest, having a family history in this area and taking a go at heart surgery of a man with no heartbeat and witnesses an operation where the patient is cooled until their brain stops and has all of their blood sucked out.3. Spare Parts. This part unravels how the scientists in the early days struggled with transplant surgeries given they had no way of bypassing the human immune system which rejected the transplanted organ resulting in a lot of complications and even death at times.4. Fixing Faces. This part unravels the fact that though believed by many to be a modern day phenomenon, plastic surgery is a science practiced since the last 400 years. Michael Mosley personally undergoes both 16th-century and 21st-century botox in his journey of discovery.5. Bloody Beginnings. In the last part Michael Mosley finds out how the early days of surgery were murky and cruel, when the surgeon’s knife was more likely to kill than save."

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Adolf Hitler – The Greatest Story Never Told
Adolf Hitler – The Greatest Story Never Told

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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 be an artist, and his upbringing is rarely told.During World War 1, which is a turning point in the life of Adolf Hitler, he reportedly loved the trench warfare, even volunteering for hazardous duty, and was actually awarded the Iron Cross 2nd Class for Bravery.The film also goes into Hitler’s book, Mein Kampf, one of the worlds best selling books, which gives not only his political and social views, but also talks about boxing, Syphilis and other seemingly random topics.Using historical footage and re-created scenes, this documentary may not change your opinions of the most talked about German Leaders in history, but should at least give you more insight into his life and why he did what he did.This film is broken into parts, starting with the trailer.Be sure to see the filmmaker’s website at: http://thegreateststorynevertold.tv/

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Tsunami: Caught On Camera
Tsunami: Caught On Camera

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The Boxing Day Tsunami of 2004 was the most devastating natural disaster in recorded history – almost 230,000 people were killed. And as the catastrophe unfolded, remarkable amateur video footage emerged. It was shot by people from all around the vast impact area and depicted the terror and chaos they experienced as the massive waves struck land.Now that footage will be collated into one film: a minute-by-minute account of the devastation, told by the people who were there. We will trace the disaster’s terrible seven-hour timeline and massive geographic range, from the initial undersea earthquake, to the sweeping arc of destruction around the Indian Ocean, and the immediate and tragic aftermath.

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Decoding The Past The Templar Code
Decoding The Past The Templar Code

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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 accused of unspeakable crimes and were then tortured and killed. The following documentary interviews some of the world’s leading bible scholars and visits historic sites throughout Europe to extract the past of this mysterious order.

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An Alfred Hitchcock documentary on the Nazi Holocaust
An Alfred Hitchcock documentary on the Nazi Holocaust

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A film the British Government deemed too grisly for release after World War II – has received its public debut on British television. Fifteen minutes of the black-and- white film, which was shot by the armed forces after the war, were televised Tuesday night by the Independent Television News.

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Cold War
Cold War

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Both the United States and the Soviet Union drifted apart after the Russian Revolution of 1917, the Russian Civil War and the Paris Peace Conference. Diplomatic and extensive trading relationships were established under Roosevelt, but relations soured following the Soviet occupation of the Baltic States and eastern Poland. After Hitler broke the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact the Western powers worked closely with the Soviet Union during the Second World War. Distrust reemerged as Stalin's plans for placing Eastern Europe in the Soviet Union's sphere of influence became apparent towards the war's end, and came to the fore at the Potsdam Conference, just before the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Interviewees include George F. Kennan, Zoya Zarubina, Hugh Lunghi and George Elsey.

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Protestant Reformation
Protestant Reformation

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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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Hot Metal Histories
Hot Metal Histories

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A brief history of the craft of typology, including an interview with Robin Nicholas, who has worked in the typography field for over 45 years, and was one of the creators of the Arial typeface. This film explores the changes in creating typefaces from original drawings with pencil, to digital creation.

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Taxi to the Dark Side
Taxi to the Dark Side

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This academy award winning film focuses on the murder in custody of an Afghan taxi driver named Dilawar, by United States Army. The film raises questions on how we treat our prisoners of war and if there should be limits to the amount of interrogation we put them through.

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Pornography: The Secret History of Civilisation
Pornography: The Secret History of Civilisation

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The six animated episodes playful take into account what is in the minds of people more easily supported, and has been an important, though often maligned world culture since man could think of these things. This documentary is an elegant and orderly chronological account of erotic images to categorize the episodes from the earliest history of the last (from the late 20) the prospects for the Internet and virtual technology.A number of interview subjects to students of porn stars talk about everything from the graphic images found in the ruins of Pompeii and unique erotic type negotiated between European groups of class, which is for individuals to make and distribute their own games for adults through the installation of video cameras bedroom.Before he was demonized and censored when the printing press brought porn to the masses, seems erotic drawings were a lot of fun glad that was not at all stigmatized. (One of the funniest sequences is an interview with a renowned art historian and erotic septuagenarian who is interviewed about his specialty, while reclining naked under the gaze of a woman drawing her portrait.)Once the Church was involved, given that representations of men, women and animal doing what came naturally as obscene, a relatively modern classification – moved in the shadows of sociological study. Episodes of photography, including still and moving images, and modern technology impact did the creation of a pornography industry are interesting, but not quite enlightening for most people with even a superficial knowledge of the evolution the eroticism of the French postal adult video.

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Yugoslavia: The Avoidable War
Yugoslavia: The Avoidable War

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The Wests intervention in the Balkan wars of the 1990s was extremely controversial at the time and now through the lens of history perhaps more controversial. Yugoslavia: The Avoidable War takes the position that the war in Yugoslavia was an avoidable war, and was created by Western countries, due to their backing of separatist groups. An intriguing film about the geopolitical structure of the 1990s.

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The Story of English
The Story of English

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An English Speaking World is said to explore the development of modern English, and it illustrates English as the language of choice for technology, diplomacy, business and popular culture for many nations. Brief piece on a conference of French speaking countries to create French words for invading English words. At the end of the video, they promote the idea of English bubbling up from below.

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The Dark Lords of Hattusha
The Dark Lords of Hattusha

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‘The Dark Lords of Hattusha’ recounts the history of the Hittite Empire, which lost 2500 years ago. The deciphering of their language enabled archaeologists to finally retrace this great lost civilization.Although belonging to the Bronze Age, the Hittites were forerunners of the Iron Age, developing the manufacture of iron artifacts from as early as the 20th century BCE. Hittite weapons were made from bronze; iron was so rare and precious that it was employed only as prestige goods. The Hittites were also famous for their skill in building and using chariots. These chariots gave them a military superiority as illustrated on a plate from Carchemish.The Hittites were an ancient Indo-European people, speaking a language of the Anatolian branch of the Indo-European language family. They were part of a larger movement of Indo-Europeans in the 30th century BCE and established a kingdom centered at Hattusha on the Central Anatolian plateau ca. the 18th century BCE. The Hittites used cuneiform letters. Archaeological expeditions have discovered entire sets of royal archives in cuneiform tablets, written either in Akkadian, the diplomatic language of the time, or in the various dialects of the Hittite confederation.This film thus takes the viewers back in time and opens the history of this once great empire.

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Hyatt Regency Hotel Skywalk Collapse Documentary
Hyatt Regency Hotel Skywalk Collapse Documentary

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At a festive dance party in the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kansas city, dancers and spectators watch the competition from 20 meter high skywalks. Half way into the competition, the skywalks collapse killing hundreds and injuring hundreds more. What caused the skywalks to collapse? Faulty engineering or did management allow too many people on them? Find out what caused the worst hotel disaster in US history.

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U-Boat War
U-Boat War

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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 combination of three films: Sea Wolves, Attack America and Iron Coffins.

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The Russian Revolution
The Russian Revolution

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"The year 1905 saw Russia submerged in a wave of mass political and social unrest, including terrorism, worker strikes, peasant unrest, and military mutinies. This led to the establishment of limited constitutional monarchy, the State Duma of the Russian Empire, the multi-party system, and the Russian Constitution of 1906.The Russian Revolution is the collective term for a series of revolutions in Russia in 1917, which destroyed the Tsarist autocracy and led to the creation of the Soviet Union. The Tsar was deposed and replaced by a provisional government in the first revolution of February 1917, which was focused on Petrograd. The February Revolution took place in the context of heavy military setbacks during the First World War, which left much of the army in a state of mutiny.The Soviets, which were led by more radical socialist factions, initially permitted the Provisional Government to rule, but insisted on a prerogative to influence the government and control various militias’ leading to the second revolution, during October, in which the Provisional Government was removed and replaced with a Bolshevik government.

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The Ascent of Man
The Ascent of Man

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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."

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Total Denial: Film by Milena Kaneva
Total Denial: Film by Milena Kaneva

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Burma, the country of the Golden Pagodas, strangled by a military junta.A pipeline built by two oil companies, TOTAL and UNOCAL. Slave labor, rape and murder are the results of the joint venture with the military.In a historical lawsuit, 15 villagers from the jungle of Burma sued a massive oil corporation for human rights abuses in American Courts. After 10 years of intense legal battles, they come out with an impossible victory.

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The Rape of Nanking: Nanjing Massacre
The Rape of Nanking: Nanjing Massacre

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The slaughter of Nanking, commonly known as the Rape of Nanking, was an infamous genocidal war crime committed by the Japanese army in Nanjing, then capital of the Republic of China, after it fell to Imperial Japanese Army on December 13, 1937.The duration of the slaughter is not clearly defined, although the violence lasted well into the next six weeks, until early February 1938.During the occupation of Nanjing, the Japanese army committed numerous atrocities, including rape, looting, arson and the execution of prisoners of war and civilians.Although the executions began under the pretext of eliminating Chinese soldiers disguised as civilians, it is stated that a large number of innocent men were intentionally identified as enemy combatants and executed-or simply killed outright-as the slaughter gathered momentum.A large number of women and children were also killed, as rape and murder became more widespread.

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Byzantium: The Lost Empire
Byzantium: The Lost Empire

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For over 1,000 years, the Byzantine Empire was the eye of the world – the origin of great literature, fine art and modern government. Heir to Greece and Rome, the Byzantine Empire was also the first Christian empire.After a year of filming on three continents, TLC unlocks this ancient civilization, spanning 11 centuries and three continents. Pass through the gates of Constantinople, explore the magnificent mosque of Hagia Sophia and see the looted treasures of the empire is now in San Marco, Venice.Byzantium, gives life to an empire that, though seemingly distant, is closely linked to the evolution of Western civilization. A review of the emergence of the first Christian empire, which lasted over a thousand years and the maturity and decline of Byzantium, through its conquest by the Ottoman Turks in 1453.John Romer, the author and on-screen guide of the series, breathes life into the city and the powerful ideas that made the Byzantium a thriving cultural and commercial center while western Europe was painfully through the Middle Ages the Middle Ages.At its height, Byzantium is the most precious Christian relics, including a piece of the cross of Christ. Located on the border of Europe and Asia, who ruled an empire that stretched across Asia Minor and the Balkans. Then, after the advent of Islam, the empire shrank until little was left outside the city walls.Byzantium turned to Europe for help in the fight against the infidels, only to have its own city sacked by the Crusaders whose help is sought. Venice, its main trading partner of old, took many of his works of art. The Hagia Sophia, originally built as a Christian church, became Istanbul’s most famous mosque.And the scholars who had kept alive the study of Greek for more than a millennium fled to Europe, where he helped lay the groundwork for the rebirth. Byzantium, the video takes us on a visual journey of luxury to key locations throughout the empire, while putting a human face on the key players in the history of this unique and vital empire. I never suspected I would find this story as compelling as it turned out to be.

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Pure History : Prisoners of War Betrayed
Pure History : Prisoners of War Betrayed

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The fate of prisoners of war and missing in action is one of the darkest chapters of the Cold War. Tens of thousands of American soldiers and European survivors were sent to unknown destinations during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. This short documentary examines what happened and why.

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The Chernobyl Disaster – SFD Documentary
The Chernobyl Disaster – SFD Documentary

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While running a non routine test on Reactor No. 4 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant in Ukraine, a chain reaction (no pun in tended) of serious mistakes cause the core to ultimately meltdown, explode and spill radioactive debris into the surrounding area. Watch this documentary to find out how exactly the core reached it’s critical point, who is to blame and the aftermath of the worst nuclear disaster in human history.

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Wonders of the Universe
Wonders of the Universe

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Professor Brian Cox reveals how fundamental scientific principles and laws to explain not only the history of the universe, but the story of us all.Destiny. Having explored the wonders of the solar system, Professor Brian Cox boldly steps an even bigger stage – the universe. Who are we? Where do we come? For thousands of years mankind has turned to religion and the myth of the answers to these enduring questions. But in this series, Brian has a different set of answers – answers of science.Stardust. At the second stop in his exploration of the wonders of the universe, Professor Brian Cox goes in search of the essence of humanity to respond to the most important questions of all: what are we? Where did we come from? This film is the story of matter – the material they’re made of.The Fall. In the third episode, Professor Brian Cox in the history of the force that shapes the entire universe – gravity. Gravity seems so familiar, and yet it is a strange and striking forces in the universe. From a zero gravity flight, Brian experienced the feeling of weightlessness total, and considers that the amount of density effect has had on the world around us.Messengers. In the last episode of the epic Professor Brian Cox across the universe, he travels from the Burgess Shale fossils in the sands of the world’s oldest desert to show how light is the key to our understanding of the entire universe, including our own deepest origins.

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Haunted History of Halloween
Haunted History of Halloween

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What are we celebrating when we carve out Jack-o-Lanterns and encourage our youth to go out in costumes and ask for candy from strangers? This documentary shows us the ghoulish past and transformation of one of our oldest holidays still celebrated.Originating back in Ireland thousands of years ago during Celtic times. The origins of Halloween are very spiritual and are connected to harvest times, Druid priests and the supernatural and the dead coming to life.The Celts offered blood sacrifices to appease the gods and animals were thrown onto huge bonfires and used remains to develop prophesies. There is still the fear of the unknown and this documentary seeks to give some insight into the origins and history.Ancient Romans had a role in shaping the Halloween we have come to know…honouring the dead and the harvest.Christianity changed things somewhat and Pagans and Christianity come into conflict with the Christians attacking the Pagan traditions. Guy Fawkes night celebrates the attack by the catholic rebel upon the protestant parliament. The origins of traditional Halloween and even witch craft etc are explored and eventually all the evil deeds are replaced by fun event with children taking over the festivities from adults. The prominence of Irish immigrants brought Halloween more to America. The USA has completely adapted what was such a pagan festival and now has Halloween Parades which were introduced to attemt to thwart the mischief and vandalism which started to develop. Detroit in the 1970s seen a shocking series of events when hundreds of buildings were set alight on “Devils Night” and the population became increasing fearful of each other rather than the traditional outline based upon the pagan rituals.America spends a huge fortune on Halloween making it the second largest commercial event in the calendar…adults have now again become engaged in the festivities and it remains to be seen what shape Halloween will develop into in the future.

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Free Derry
Free Derry

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"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 IRA and eventually the British army.The situation escellated until what is now know as ‘Bloody Sunday’, where 26 unarmed protesters were shot by the British military, resulting in 14 dead, including 7 teenagers.This documentary takes raw video, photographs and interviews of people involved to tell the story of Free Derry – a small area’s fight for equal rights."

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The World History of Organized Crime
The World History of Organized Crime

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Hong Kong to Sicily, this set of grip examines five of the unions most notorious criminal world.The World History of Organized Crime travels the world to get an insight into some of the most active criminal organizations, dangerous and evil in existence. The five episodes focus on a different region, examining the conditions that contributed to these groups, talking to specialists in law enforcement about how they are fighting, and true stories of famous cases.Sicily: With its long history of foreign occupation, the people of Sicily has created a culture of self-reliance, honor, and distrust of authority. With this in place, La Cosa Nostra emerged in late 1800 and was able to put a stranglehold on his country, which went virtually no threat until the end of 1980. That’s when Judge Giovanni Falcone began to prosecute and convict with the aid of the testimony of Tommaso Buscetta.Russia: After the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia became a free market economy, opening the doors of the Red Mafia to take control of approximately 40% of the nation’s economy. As one of the most feared criminal organizations, violent, creative and well educated in the world, the red mafia has been hard to locate and close.China: This program examines the secret history of the Triads, their traditions, their influence in America, and its main export commodity – human cargo.India: Located in Bombay, “Bollywood” is one of the most prolific film industries and profitable in the world. Unfortunately, it is also the target of the Mafia underground, helping the industry and the government refused to assist with financing. The program also explores the roots of the mafia and traces back to the “thugs” of the 19th century.Colombia: Focus on posters and in particular, Pablo Escobar, the program explains how the most lucrative exports Colombia – Cocaine – is formed in a country of violence and corruption. Using the narco-terrorism and bribery, posters quickly took control of Colombia, but even its dissolution did not complete the unstoppable flow of drugs.

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TimeLine – A Brief Introduction To The History Of Timekeeping Devices
TimeLine – A Brief Introduction To The History Of Timekeeping Devices

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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.

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National Geographic: Down to the Earth’s Core
National Geographic: Down to the Earth’s Core

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"Learn about what is going on under your feet as National Geographic plunges into Earth’s depths to reveal the history of our world and what is below us.This documentary includes info on how the earth was formed, what major changes have happened since the dinosaurs and how the world is changing now."

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Warrior Empire: The Mughals
Warrior Empire: The Mughals

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‘Warrior Empire: The Mughals’ pays a tribute to the dynasty of nomadic warriors who created architectural marvels, inventive warfare, material excess and cultural augmentation making 1526 to 1858 India’s most colorful, violent, and majestic era.They indulged their appetite for territorial expansion, spreading their rule throughout the Indian subcontinent. Though they conquered their kingdom with crushing brutality, the Mughals were also brilliant technological innovators and masters of art and architecture.This film gives lush, detailed images of Mughal accomplishments such as the glorious Taj Mahal, palaces, forts, water systems, elaborate gardens, and richly crafted artwork.Step-by-step scientific recreations of advanced Mughal metallurgy and weaponry show the meticulous production of chain mail armor for a battalion of elephants, lethally flexible composite bows, rocketry, and sword-smith techniques passed down through the generations, and still alive today.They truly were the shapers of modern India.

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The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization
The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization

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‘The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization’, produced by PBS pays a tribute to the glory of ancient Greece, telling the story of Greek democracy from its first stirrings in 500 B.C. through to the cataclysmic wars that virtually destroyed the empire.Much of the story relates how the Greeks essentially invented politics and democracy, and interviews with prominent scholars of classical history provide insight into the major characters, including Thales, Pericles, and Socrates. It looks at how though the Greeks were defeated, their philosophy endured and changed the world forever.The stories of epic battles on land and sea and a thoughtful treatment of the Greek ideals of heroism are presented well. But the documentary particularly succeeds in the latter stages, when the story turns to the downfall of Socrates and a thoughtful explanation of how Greek philosophy transformed civilization.The photography at ancient sites is often spectacular, actors have been judiciously used to film the critical events and intelligent narration delivered by actor Liam Neeson is truly engaging.

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Bedlam: The History of Bethlem Hospital
Bedlam: The History of Bethlem Hospital

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The Bethlem Royal Hospital in London turn out to be notorious in the 1600′s in respects to the callous and cruel care of its patients as exposed by psychiatric historians.Bedlam: The History of Bethlem Hospital exposes why Bedlam came to represent the very concept of insanity itself.It was lampooned for centuries as both a humanoid zoo and a academy of lunacy and for century was one of London’s foremost vacationer enticements, as Madame Tussauds is nowadays.Britain’s foremost psychiatric historians deliberate Bedlam and its residents as we divulge the unbelievable past of one of U.K’s most dishonorable foundations.

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Amen Break
Amen Break

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This fascinating, brilliant 20-minute video narrates the history of the “Amen Break,” a six-second drum sample from the b-side of a chart-topping single from 1969. This sample was used extensively in early hiphop and sample-based music, and became the basis for drum-and-bass and jungle music — a six-second clip that spawned several entire subcultures. Nate Harrison’s 2004 video is a meditation on the ownership of culture, the nature of art and creativity, and the history of a remarkable music clip.

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Ancient Aliens
Ancient Aliens

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"Were we visited by extraterrestrials in ancient times? This documentary explores this unorthodox ideas with some compelling evidence. Could this all be science fiction? Possibly, but it makes for an entertaining watch"

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Welcome to North Korea
Welcome to North Korea

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This award winning 2001 documentary takes us inside the rogue nation of North Korea and shows images many of us have never seen. This is one of the few times the west was able to glimpse into North Korea’s way of life and government.

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Evidence of Revision
Evidence of Revision

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Evidence of Revision enables the viewers to differentiate between the real history and the official history of America.The JFK Assassination As Never Seen Before, This film gives an unprecedented look into the truths of our post-modern era. It shows how the American Public has been deceived since a long time and that it is high time the truth be exposed.

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The Most Evil Men in History
The Most Evil Men in History

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When we think of evil men one person usually comes up, Hitler. However throughout history there have been just as “evil” or perhaps even more evil men. Through a series of programs this documentary series shows us the most evil men in history. From Vlad the Impaler to Pol Pot the most evil disgusting men of history are shown.

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The Samurai
The Samurai

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‘The Samurai’ is the definitive study of some of world’s most famous fighters from the heyday of the Heian Period (794-1185) to the inevitable decline that followed the opening of Japan in 1853.This film explores the extraordinary legacy of martial artistry, ceremony, self-discipline and tenacity in battle of the knights of medieval Japan, an elite warrior class that held the reins of power and the fascination of the people for more than 700 years.They were the masters of sword and bow, were driven by an unforgiving code of ethics, and they proved ferocious in combat. They beat back foreign invaders and fought each other for land, status, honor and glory.Modern-day samurai explain the ways of life in the Bushido, while scholars detail the pivotal events in their centuries-long history.

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The Times of Harvey Milk
The Times of Harvey Milk

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Directed by Rob Epstein, the Times of Harvey Milk looks at the life and political career of San Francisco’s first openly gay counselor, Harvey Milk. His rise from a community activist to a symbol of political power, to his assassination are documented with historical news footage and personal stories of those who knew him.Harvey was the inspiration for Sean Penn’s film Milk.

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Giants: The Mystery and the Myth
Giants: The Mystery and the Myth

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Giants have been in multiple cultures mythology. But did they really exist? New scientific evidence shows proof that giants could have lived on earth.This is the full length version of this documentary and explores new and recent evidence and attempts to cross refer to mentions of Giants in the Bible and other ancient manuscripts.

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The Case for Christ
The Case for Christ

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The documentary The Case for Christ follows reporter Lee Strobel as interviewing a number of religious and historical scholars to find out if there is any evidence of the resurrection, and to discover the historical veracity of the New Testament. In discussing the case of Christ, Strobel questioned by experts and recognized authorities in their fields of study. Conducted its review, without prejudice, other than his predisposition to atheism.Remarkably, after compiling and critically examining the evidence for himself, Strobel became a Christian. Stunned by his findings, which organized the evidence in a book entitled The Case for Christ, who has won the Gold Medal Book Award for excellence. Strobel asks one thing of each reader – remain impartial in the review of the evidence.Ultimately, the trial judge for yourself, acting as the lone juror in the case of Christ. Does anyone ever collected the evidence for the case of Christ? As a matter of fact, Lee Strobel, an atheist at the time he undertook this task, decided that he would prove that Jesus Christ is a fraud by the weight of the evidence.

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The Vice Guide To Travel: Liberia
The Vice Guide To Travel: Liberia

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This is no ordinary travel documentary; this is total “Hell on Earth”. Warlords, cannibalism, child soldiers on heroin, squalor and total madness. General Bin Laden, General Butnaked, General Mosquito…just imagine the scene in Baboon town. This is a black humorous look at what is a comical yet deadly situation…amazing!What Andy Capper, Editor Vice UK, is said about the film: We came to Liberia with a small team of three and quickly found a local journalist who would be our guide and fixer. Our first shoot location was the prestigious West Point, home to 80,000 people living in that redefine squalor. Thousands of rotting garbage around the neighborhood, which has no sewage system.Almost everyone – including local government officials – defecate and urinate in the open. Drugs, prostitution and armed robbery are the main industries. We got to know some of the residents of West Point, they told us their stories as he smoked heroin and cocaine and we asked for money.Then we visited a local brothel. Women who lived there spoke to us about the UN peacekeepers who have sex with child prostitutes and beat older women, and then not pay.But perhaps the most revealing parts of our trip to Liberia came to the meeting of the main leaders of the nation’s civil wars. There is a tradition in the Liberian militias outrageous noms de guerre assumed. Therefore, our subjects Bin Laden named General, General Rambo and General Butt Naked. The latter, in particular, was one of the Liberian warlords, most famous. He claims to have personally killed 20,000 people, including babies, and sometimes have cannibalized his victims.Today, General Butt Naked is on his birth name, which is Joshua. During our time together, we said that Liberia will surely implode into civil war when the UN leaves again next year. But in the meantime, Joshua wants to redeem himself. He offered us a vision of Liberia that wants to establish, and we are growing for him. He took us to his church, which rehabilitates child soldiers. We watched as he preached his way through Monrovia on a Sunday.Is there a possibility that successful mission, and the civil war still can be avoided in this country so desperately? That’s one of the many questions that arose with our safe return of Liberia. View our documentary about our stay there and see what you think.

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Hackers: Outlaws or Patriots?
Hackers: Outlaws or Patriots?

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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 out to show that larger banks, governments and corporations are not a supreme power, this film takes a unique look at the culture and myths of ‘hackers’.

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Ancients Behaving Badly
Ancients Behaving Badly

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Acting out is an old eight-part series for television history that will apply modern analysis to some of the most infamous rulers of the classic story.The trials of life of these people come from very limited and biased sources. Like all stories that are written by the victors, if the dynasty that usurped the line of Nero and Caligula, and therefore had a vested interest in smearing, or history of the Mongols, a hagiography of Genghis Khan written by his successors designed to make it look great.Because of their bias, how much of these stories can we trust? These men were depraved or noble as the stories suggest?This series will answer these questions. Using the physical evidence, archeology and modern knowledge of science of toxicology to ballistic re-evaluate his life to separate fact from fiction.Experts will lead to historic sites of some of the most momentous events or infamous rebuild his life and what really happened. Very stylish two and a half Chart D is used to bring violent crucial moments of his life to life.And the psychiatric profile will help us rebuild what was going on inside their heads and then see how to match other brutal rulers in our unique old psycho-graphic Behaving Badly.Looking at these tyrants with a modern look, the series aims to show as real people who behaved and think and act in ways that we can recognize. It will test the stories about them in the crucible of the modern world.

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Britain’s Stone Age Tsunami
Britain’s Stone Age Tsunami

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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 for the time. Then a massive wave swept through the coast of the country, devastating a civilization. New theories on the cause of the tsunami are also revealed, and show the trend in global warming started long before our generation.

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The Hawking Paradox
The Hawking Paradox

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Professor Brian Cox reveals how fundamental scientific principles and laws to explain not only the history of the universe, but the story of us all. Destiny.Having explored the wonders of the solar system, Professor Brian Cox boldly steps an even bigger stage – the universe. Who are we? Where do we come? For thousands of years mankind has turned to religion and the myth of the answers to these enduring questions. But in this series, Brian has a different set of answers – answers of science. Stardust. At the second stop in his exploration of the wonders of the universe, Professor Brian Cox goes in search of the essence of humanity to respond to the most important questions of all: what are we? Where did we come from? This film is the story of matter – the material they’re made of.The Fall. In the third episode, Professor Brian Cox in the history of the force that shapes the entire universe – gravity. Gravity seems so familiar, and yet it is a strange and striking forces in the universe. From a zero gravity flight, Brian experienced the feeling of weightlessness total, and considers that the amount of density effect has had on the world around us. Messengers. In the last episode of the epic Professor Brian Cox across the universe, he travels from the Burgess Shale fossils in the sands of the world’s oldest desert to show how light is the key to our understanding of the entire universe, including our own deepest origins.

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Around the World in 80 Faiths
Around the World in 80 Faiths

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Anglican vicar Peter Owen-Jones has taken a sabbatical to travel the world with a BBC team to explore different religions around the world in the early 21.Pete Owen Jones presents the definitive guide for faith in the land, with eighty rituals through six continents in the space of a year.The six major world religions are just a part of history. Faith is belief in the sacred, and is expressed in a variety of rituals, denominations, sects, cults, tribal religions and new religious movements.Pete mission is to witness and participate in rituals rarely filmed before taking the religious pulse of the planet and to understand the depth of the fascination of humanity with divinity.As an Anglican priest, Pete faced by cultures that will test their values and prejudices – you will be surprised, even offended, but also enlightened.

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The Surprising History of Sex and Love
The Surprising History of Sex and Love

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‘The Surprising History of Sex and Love’ is an award winning documentary presented by Terry Jones.This film traces the story of changing social and religious attitudes to sex throughout history.Filmed in India, Egypt, Greece, Italy, France the USA and the UK, the documentary includes a lot of surprising and never-seen-before material.It starts with the place of sacred sex in the ancient world and ends with a discussion of the contemporary relationship between sex, marketing and prurience.The film charts out how we got from there to here, and indicates that changes in sexual attitudes are connected with issues of power and control.

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Secrets of the Ancient Olmecs
Secrets of the Ancient Olmecs

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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 and swamps. How did they manage the task of transporting these huge blocks of rock? Without metal tools, how did they carve these dense stones?

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The Secret History of the Global Financial Collapse
The Secret History of the Global Financial Collapse

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Meltdown: The Secret History of the Global Financial Collapse narrates the story of the bankers who crashed the global economy, the leaders who did not manage to save it and the ordinary families who were badly impacted by it all. Doc Zone travelled from Wall Street to Dubai to China to investigate the story.Sep 2008 represented an exceptional chain associated with incidents: General Motors, The world’s largest company was down in the dumps. Washington Mutual became the world’s largest banking catastrophe. The Lehman Brothers became the world’s biggest bankruptcy. The impact spread like fire destroying global confidence in the fundamental structures of the international economy.Meltdown also narrates the stories of the desperate foreclosed homeowners in California, misled autoworkers at the end of the line in Ontario and angry workers in France who scandalised the world by kidnapping their employers.1. The Men Who Crashed the World: Hunger for Greed and the rashness of the Wall Street Bulls ignite one of the biggest financial falls since the Great Depression. It is upto the former Wall Street banker, Hank Paulson Secretary of the US treasury to try and avoid any further tragedies.2. A Global Tsunami: The meltdowns destruction flows around the world from California to Iceland and China. Facing economic downfall, in dire straits world leaders are at each other’s throats.3. Paying the Price: The victims of the meltdown fight back. In Iceland, protesters force a government to fall. In Canada, ripped off autoworkers occupy their plant. And in France, furious union members kidnap their bosses.4. After the fall: The shaken and disturbed world leaders question the basis of modern capitalism while asking: Can all this happen again?