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Revolution One: A Story of Off-Road Unicycling

Indie, Sport | 24 Oct, 2013 | No Comments

Filmmaker Dan Heaton brings a unique look at an activity that many people don't know exist: Off-road unicycling. This film explores the history of the sport over the past 30, talking to some of its founders. A great feature on one of the first mountain-biking unicyclists who took some of the hardest downhill trails meant[...]

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Addicted to Pleasure: Tobacco

Drugs | 27 Jun, 2013 | 2 Comments

Actor Brian Cox brings another short documentary on addictions, now telling the story of tobacco. Going deep into the history of how smoking and the tobacco trade helped grow the British empire, then looking at how cigarette companies are constantly pushing to make their product the most addictive, this show tells it[...]

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Hot Metal Histories

Art, Indie, Short | 20 Jun, 2013 | 24 Comments

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[...]

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The Great Inca Rebellion

History | 10 Jun, 2013 | 8 Comments

Nova presents a unique view of the downfall of the Inca people. Using CSI-type forensics, archaeologists dig into the Inca's past, revealing new information about their battles (and eventual extinction) with the Spanish. Looking into a mass grave, scientists find what may be the first gunshot wounds of North American, and learn that the 'swift conquest'[...]

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Hackers: Outlaws or Patriots?

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[...]

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Texas Heritage Music Days

Music, Short | 05 Apr, 2013 | No Comments

The Texas Heritage Music Day celebrates a unique way of learning local history using songs & stories! Over 50 performers gather to share with teachers, students and the Hill Country community. This documentary showcases the day's[...]

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Half Past Autumn: The Life and Work of Gordon Parks

Art | 07 Mar, 2013 | 2 Comments

Gordon Parks is seen as one of the most prolific & diverse artists in America. A well known photographer, poet, writer, composer and filmmaker, Parks's artistic vision knows is endless. This candid portrait of the artist is a journey through the turning points in America's social history, punctuated by Parks' seminal works and his unique ability to[...]

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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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Nazis: The Occult Conspiracy

History | 22 Dec, 2012 | 2 Comments

Nazis: The Occult Conspiracy is a documentary on how Adolph Hitler and the Nazi regime made use of ancient mysticism and occultism to win the war. The Nazi’s also used occult mind control techniques to brainwash Germans to perceive themselves as the master-race. Astrology, Reincarnation, a new blood religion. In this chilling yet fascinating glimpse[...]

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Guns Germs and Steel (1 of 3)

History, Social | 02 Dec, 2012 | 1 Comment

From Jared Diamonds Pulitzer Prize winning book, Guns Germs and Steel. This documentary traces human history and asks the question, "Why did some societies thrive while others stayed in the stone[...]

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Original Wing Chun

Sport | 01 Dec, 2012 | 1 Comment

This documentary takes a critical look at the origins of the Wing Chun art, a Chinese martial art that specializes in close-range combat by scavenging the rare and early days’ footages of Bruce lee and Yip Man. It is very difficult to find out the traces of this art’s history because this art was originally transferred[...]

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The Globalization Tapes

Social | 30 Nov, 2012 | No Comments

If we are united in our struggle against oppression of workers, united in our search for truth amidst lies, united for a truly participatory democratic economic system, the possibilities are limited only by our courage, our determination and our ability to imagine. A collaboration between the Union of Plantation Workers Independent Sumatra (Indonesia), International Union[...]

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The Story of Science: Power, Proof and Passion

Science | 30 Nov, 2012 | 1 Comment

For thousands of years we struggled with the great questions of existence. Who are we? What is the world made of? How did we get here? The quest to answer these is the history of science. Each week, medical journalist Michael Mosley charts the often unpredictable path we have taken. In recreating a famous alchemist experiment,[...]

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Medicine | 29 Nov, 2012 | 6 Comments

There are more micro organisms or microbes in our human body than they are people on the planet. However we are oblivious of their world except when there is disease. This film does an exploration of these ubiquitous beings through a narrator. The narrator first meets people working in the specialized field of Microbiology. The Microbiologists give[...]

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