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"This is possibly the best documentary review of the events of the fateful day 9/11 2001 when the Trade Towers in New York were completely destroyed by what is believed to be a shocking terrorist attack.You cannot fail to be moved by this documentary and after more than a decade the message is still as poignant as ever and I personally remember the day in my Operations Centre workplace when I witnessed the events of this tragic day on a full video wall in front of all the operators…all calls were treated differently when the realisation of the immense loss was becoming realised.This documentary is one of many made surrounding the events of 9/11 and is an award winning documentary in it’s own right. The capture of the shocking footage of people having to throw themselves to their certain death will live with anyone seeing them forever.Any documentary about such personal and global tragedy will be upsetting and traumatic but they need to be shown so that we and our children do not forget how vulnerable we all are.We may wonder whether this was indeed a terrorist attack or some complex government conspiracy but the stark reality surrounds the tragic deaths of so many on this tragic day…if you wish to explore the search for the perpetrators of this then use this link."
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This documentary gives us a unique opportunity to visit one of the oldest places on Earth. This is also one of the most intact places on Earth, a vast forest that stretches in the south of Venezuela. It is here, along the border with Brazil, that a great Guayana Massif lies and according to the legends this is the home to the gods of the Great Savanna.There is a tribe inhabiting this wonderful place, living in harmony with the surrounding nature. They adapted to this lifestyle and this amazing place is their home. This forest, though very beautiful, also has its dangerous side. The wilderness is very much alive and quite unforgiving. There are a number of different tribes that dwell in these parts. Their culture is almost as old as their habitat. Discover a unique lifestyle, a culture that is nothing like we have seen so far and have a chance to explore the untainted wilderness, where all life lives in harmony.If you enjoyed this documentary and would like to watch more nature videos, click here.
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The documentary Cryonics: Death in the Deep Freeze, takes on a controversial theme of Cryonics. The film presents cryonics as an insurance policy for people who die before any significant development of technologies has taken place that extend lives of human beings.The film depicts a woman sufferring from cancer and her preservation. The film is high on emotional content as it delves into the life of a woman terminally ill and her future after her death.Besides, the film brings out the challenging questions related to the ethics of the Cryonics, making it one of the most challenging works of the production house.
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This is a documentary created, produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio. It is concerned with the state and the future of the natural environment. It was directed by Leila Conners Petersen and Nadia Conners and financed by Adam Lewis and Pierre André Senizergues. The distribution credits go to the Warner Independent Pictures.Some of the contributors to this documentary include over 50 politicians, scientists, and environmental activists such as former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, physicist Stephen Hawking, Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai, journalist Armand Betscher and Paul Hawken. The documentary gives you the insight into the grave problems of the planet's life systems. Global warming, deforestation, mass species extinction, and depletion of the oceans' habitats are some of them. The primary issue addressed in this documentary is that the future of humanity is in jeopardy.This documentary also proposes some of the potential solutions to the above mentioned issues by calling for restorative action by the reshaping and rethinking of global human activity through technology, social responsibility and conservation.
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In biology and ecology, extinction is the end of an organism or of a group of organisms (taxon), normally a species. The moment of extinction is generally considered to be the death of the last individual of the species, although the capacity to breed and recover may have been lost before this point.Mass extinctions are relatively rare events; however, isolated extinctions are quite common. Only recently have extinctions been recorded and scientists have become alarmed at the high rates of recent extinctions. Most species that become extinct are never scientifically documented. Some scientists estimate that up to half of presently existing species may become extinct by 2100.Watch this documentary and learn about the potential scenario in which all life could be wiped out on planet Earth.
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The History Channel's How Bruce Lee Changed the World explores the amazing multitude of ways that Bruce Lee - the first international Asian superstar--has influenced pop culture. Calling Lee the biggest movie star in history is a bit of a stretch (though every shot of this hypnotically charismatic performer argues that he might have been, had he not died abruptly before the release of his fourth and most successful movie, Enter the Dragon).A wealth of interviewees, ranging from filmmakers like Jackie Chan (who was a stunt man on Lee's movies in his early career), John Woo, and Brett Ratner, comedians like Eddie Griffin and Margaret Cho, musicians like LL Cool J, RZA, and Damon Albarn, athletes like boxer Sugar Ray Leonard and bodybuilder Flex Wheeler, and more, testify to the enormous impression Lee had on them.The documentary overreaches at some points, but there's no denying that Lee brought martial arts movies to the West and redefined the image of Asian men in the public consciousness (before him, Asian men were fiends like Fu Manchu, servants, or buffoons).Lee's life history is efficiently told and some of the details are delightful--who would have guessed Lee was a champion cha-cha dancer in Hong Kong? His audition for The Green Hornet reveals a movie star just waiting to be discovered. The man himself--lithe and muscular, capable of astonishing speed and grace, radiating both intelligence and passion--makes all commentary unnecessary.
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This documentary is directed by Gus Van Sant and it is looking into the life and untimely death of the 90s rock icon Kurt Cobain. The video itself, character wise, is more resembling to an autobiography rather than a documentary.The opening of the documentary is a narrative by Cobain himself. He is not sown in the film until the very end. The filmmakers used time-lapse and still photography in the documentary to portray Cobain’s birthplace on the Northwest, i.e. Aberdeen along with Olympia, and Seattle. These particular locations portray Cobain`s words. The music written by Cobain and the absence of any picture generates a feeling of absence. The soundtrack combines an ambient score from producer Steve Fisk and Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard and his favorites like David Bowie. ‘About a Son’ nowhere suggest that it will provide a definitive portrait of Cobain. If you want to watch more music documentaries, click here.
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For many years, our place in the universe was the subject of theologians and philosophers, not scientists, but in 1960 a man changed all that.Dr. Frank Drake was one of the references in the new science of radio astronomy, when he did something that was not only revolutionary, but it could have cost him the race. He worked at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Virginia in Greenback, said one of his new radio telescopes 25 meters to a star called Tau Ceti twelve years Earth light, hoping for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence.Although Project Ozma was silent, which led to one of the most influential equations in the history of science – the Drake Equation – which examined the seven key elements necessary for ET intelligence exists, since the formation of stars the probable duration that a particular intelligent civilization can survive. When Frank and his colleagues entered the numbers, the equation suggested that there was a surprising 50,000 civilizations capable of communicating across the galaxy.However, in the 50 years of hearing that followed, not a single beep is heard from ET. This Drake and his followers wrong and no way of life out there able to communicate? Drake’s own calculations suggest that would have to analyze the radio spectrum of ten million stars to make contact. But what the equation and the search for life science has done isfocus on some of the other questions about life in the universe, biogenesis specifically, the development of multicellular life and the development of intelligence itself.The answers to these questions suggest that, far from being a one, life can not only be common in the universe, but once started will inevitably lead to intelligent life.To learn more about the influence of the equation, Campbell Dallas will travel around the world to meet scientists who have dedicated their lives to focus on its different aspects.
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For 13 years, Timothy Treadwell spent his summers on the peninsula of Alaska, living among the wild bears in the last five years, recording his life there. His winters were spent visiting elementary schools and making appearances on television, in an effort to educate people about the status of the animals he loved. This continued until October 5, 2003, when Treadwell and his girlfriend were attacked and killed by a bear.Using images of Treadwell, as well as interviews with friends, family and local authorities, the director Werner Herzog crafts a fascinating documentary about his favorite themes: obsession, madness, and man’s place in nature. Herzog, who plays an active role in the film, identifies with Treadwell, even though their world views are at opposite ends of the spectrum.Addressing the camera, Treadwell, who had no formal training with animals, he saw himself as a “kind warrior” who was there to protect the bears from poachers, developers and others who would do them harm. But others saw him as a deluded crackpot, suffering at least from a naivete about her role in the lives of bears. (When waxes poetic Treadwell on a pile of fresh bear dung, it is difficult not to agree with them) … (Barnes & Noble)
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Bachir Boumaaza or also called ATHENE is a social activist from Belgium and one of the most popular YouTube personalities and a dedicated gamer. His YouTube channel called AtheneWins, which had over 700,000 subscribers and over 430,000,000 views over the videos.His relatives thought that he was prodigy and he basically will achieve all the things he want, which he actually did. He started a simple YouTube channel and he was trying to collect as many followers as possible so he could actually send a message to society. His weapon was World of Warcraft, he decided to become the best player on WoW and after some time he did achieve that, he accumulated tons of subscribers and people started watching his videos and listening to him. The finances for this projects future he gathered alone by playing online poker while his other two co-workers and friends continued to work.Few years after he decided to make a serious project to make a charity program to save the children in Africa via opsharecraft.com, his plan was to accumulate 100.000.000 dollars over 100 days. He managed to make 10.000 dollars a day via streaming 24-7 video games and motivational videos, so in 2012 at the DreamHack Summer in Sweden he was a guest and while he was talking to the audience his project GamingForGood managed to collect that amount and donated to Africa.
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Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive is a 2006 two-part television documentary directed by Ross Wilson and featuring British actor and comedian Stephen Fry. It explores the effects of living with bipolar disorder, based on the experiences of Fry, other celebrities and members of the public with, or affected by, the disorder.
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An award winning inspirational story of the 2001 September 11 terrorism act guardian angels. It was shot shortly after the incident when the towers fell. A video inspired by a well-known NY firefighter who was brave enough to talk about this incident with his fellow firefighters. Witness the dedication and love coming out of these life savers.
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With its seemingly endless supply of beautiful young, single women, Odessa, on the frontier of the ex-Soviet union, is fast becoming the seedy new tourist magnet for single American men of all ages.“I’m already too old for the men here… Getting a man here is very competitive, because there are so few of them.” In a city where women outnumber men almost five to four, Julia’s situation is typical of many. Following an abusive marriage she signed up with one of the many local agencies that offer the chance to be paired up with hopefuls from abroad. Paying upwards of three and a half thousand dollars, men from across the globe travel to Odessa in the hope of meeting beautiful young women. But despite accusations of being little more than a legalised pimping service, clients such as Arthur, a 65 year-old veteran of six romance tours, have no qualms with the service they offer. “It’s like purchasing a very nice used Cadillac,” he explains. “I need to drive it before I make a decision about taking it home and putting it in my garage.” But for the women who don’t get picked it’s frequently a case of disappointment and heartbreak. “It feels like we’re goods in a market,” explains Julia. “No one there looks inside our hearts.”
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This documentary gives you a slightly different perspective on what's really going on in our world. The creator and narrator of this documentary is Foster Gamble. It was directed by Carters wife Kimberly. The team behind the making of this project is “THRIVE”. The documentary focuses on the money flow, hence uncovering the global consolidation of power that is present in almost every aspect of our lives. It was released in November 2011. With the combination of breakthroughs in science, consciousness and activism, the THRIVE team presents potential solutions for these issues, giving us the unprecedented and bold strategies for taking control over our lives and our future as well.As we mentioned above, the documentary is hosted by Foster himself and it features his presentation of various pieces of information compiled from his personal research as well as interviews with a number of experts from the concerning fields of science. It also features the presentation made by Kimberly Gamble, which contains some of her views and research on the given topics.
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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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In the Hands of the Gods is the true story of five young British freestyle footballers journey across the Americas to Argentina in the hope of meeting their hero, Diego Maradona. This coming-of-age road movie tells the story of a group of young men in pursuit of a lifelong dream. The group of friends is made up of urban teenagers, most of whom have never been abroad before: a devout Christian, a cheeky scouser, a failed footballer, a pampered teenager and an asylum seeker from Somalia. These boys, ranging from 17 to 22 years old, represent the diversity and attitude of British youth today. For them, Diego Maradona epitomizes everything they love about football; he is both the creator of their art and their inspiration during hard times in their lives. Along the way they found that it wasn’t just Diego they were searching for, but something inside themselves With no money for food, accommodation or travel, the freestylers hustle and busk their way from London to Buenos Aires using only their football skills and their charm, often being forced to go hungry and to sleep rough. In the Hands of the Gods is a voyage of adventure and self-discovery that will take these boys far from their homes, on a trip that will change their lives forever.
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In this film by Gary Burns, Canada’s king of surreal comedy, joins journalist Jim Brown on an outing to the suburbs.Venturing into familiar territory and abroad, which in turn the documentary genre inside out, developing a vivid account of life in the Late Suburban Age.Since the end of World War II, a type of urban residential development dominate how cities in North America have grown up in the suburbs. In these artificial neighborhoods, there is a sense of careless expansion in a culture dominated car that is needlessly creating more organic communities of old.Interspersed with comments from various experts on the nature of the suburbs, which follow the lives of several inhabitants of this widespread urban expansion and hear their thoughts. However, in the end, there’s a twist that plays with the falsity of the world they live
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This documentary is concerned with the everyday activities of the human population. It is filmed in an experimental fashion throughout 152 different locations in the world. They include Indonesia, Ecuador, France, Turkey, Iran, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Poland, Israel, Thailand, Argentina, India, Brazil, Japan, Tanzania, Egypt, Australia, Kenya and China.You will have a chance to see the footage taken at the concentration camps Tuol Sleng in Cambodia and Auschwitz in Poland. Today they represent monuments to the people that lost their lives in these camps. These camps are turned into museums with a number of related artifacts on display including some of the bones from the victims and a pile of sculls.The director of this documentary, Ron Fricke, is trying to portray the cultural diversity on our planet by comparing the natural and technological worlds in coexistence, mixing that with the portraits of the Yakuza tattoos along with the ones that the Native Australian tribes have.Enjoy the nature footage in this extraordinary documentary and have a chance to see the pace of the modern society, the architectural achievements, city life and ruins of the ancient temples, all in one amazing film.If you want to watch more exploration documentaries, click here.
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ABC Propaganda interesting. Planet at risk: experts say population growth, resource depletion, climate change could bring disaster in the next century. It is an idea that most of us would rather not face – that in the next century, life as we know it could come to an end. Our civilization could collapse, leaving only traces of modern human existence behind.It seems strange, extreme – even impossible. But according to scientific research cutting is a very real possibility. And unless we make drastic changes now could very well happen. Experts have a stern warning: that unless we change course, the perfect storm of population growth, resource depletion and climate change has the potential of convergence in the next century with catastrophic results.To prepare for the worst, we must anticipate. In that spirit, guided by some of the world’s experts in ABC News “Earth 2100″, organized by Bob Woodruff, who travels through the next century and to explore what could be our worst. But no one can predict the future, so how to address the possibilities that lie ahead? Our solution is Lucy, a fictional character created by the producers of ABC to lead us through the twists and turns of what the next 100 years might seem. It is through the eyes and experiences that can truly imagine the worst experts – and be inspired to make changes for the better.2015, are expected to be signs of hope. Experts predict that alternative energy solutions that are currently in their infancy will gain momentum. Windmills are sprouting everywhere. Off the coast of Scotland, a wave farm is expanding renewable energy production in the ocean. Vatican City will meet with all of its energy needs with solar energy. And the U.S. occurs cleaner, more fuel efficient vehicles, according to the newly introduced emission guidelines.But is it enough? In 2015, global demand for fossil fuels could be massive and growing, but experts say that oil will be harder to find and more expensive for the consumer. If the cost of gasoline soars, few can afford to maintain the lifestyle we are accustomed. There may be a mass exodus from the suburbs, such as driving vehicles with gas becomes economically impossible. But to convince us to change our habits?
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In the wilds of ice devastated Europe about 25,000 years before Christ, a war like no other series lasted between two species of primitive men. In a unique moment in world history, these two species, Neanderthals and Cro-Magnon (Homo sapiens), competed for resources and for a permanent seat on the top of the animal kingdom.It was an epic battle of the brains of muscle strength that determined the course of human history. In this scenario, based on scientific theories, the testimony of our prehistoric ancestors as they collide with a totally different kind of humans, the Neanderthals, about 30,000 years ago the ice age in Europe.In clash of cavemen, film recreations and the state of the art CGI bring to life of the Neanderthals, robust, powerful and able to tolerate pain and their enemies, the Cro-Magnon, the weaker and more fragile, but with a superior brain capable of complex thought. This documentary film-quality story used the latest scientific advances to create the atmosphere and the risks were: huge quadrupedal predators, punishing temperatures, and the relentless threat of starvation.Cutting-edge research archaeologists and anthropologists, including data from the ongoing project of mapping the Neanderthal genome at Max Planck Institute of Germany s, when given to realism and accuracy to this struggle until the final catastrophic.
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Born Into Brothels is a documentary about children inspiring foundation nonprofit with cameras, who teaches photography skills to children in marginalized communities. In 1998, New York, photographer Zana Briski started photographing prostitutes in Calcutta’s red light district. Over time they developed a relationship with their children, who were fascinated with his team.After several years of learning in workshops with Briski, the children created their own pictures with a point and shoot cameras 35 mm. His images capture the intimacy and color of daily life in the overpopulated sections of Calcutta. Proceeds from the sale of photographs of children go to fund their future education. Directed by Briski and filmmaker Ross Kauffman, born in the brothels was presented at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004 as part of the documentary competition.The photography is splendid, rich in color and material, and the video camera through the red light district following miserable Briski, pausing to listen to abusive mothers and fathers withhold approval drugged children a better life, listening the wisdom of the elders who want something more for these children, catch a world known a few. Briski and Kauffman dedicated as they are to your dream, be realistic and document an element of life in a third world country that is enlightening. This is a poignant without being maudlin film, beautiful, without ignoring reality. In English with subtitles for the children’s comments. Highly recommended.
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A documentary, which takes you on a journey of Bowie's revolutionary career, struggle with his personal life and his achievements and successes. Features interviews with Bowie, Iman his wife, his musical contemporaries including Iggy Pop, Moby and Trent Reznor. Exclusive footage of live performances of the showman's best and music and film to showcase 30 years of his career. Highlights Bowie's interests, passions and involvement with the arts. One not to be missed!
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At some point of our lives we considered the life on other planets rather than earth. Every person has a different view and theories about their appearance, behaviour or abilities. But what if that life stood against us? Would we be able to win this extraordinary war? Do we even stand a chance? There's alot of unanswered questions which bother even the greatest planet minds. 'National Geographic – When Aliens Attack' is a documentary created in 2011 with intentions of answering these questions. One thing to remember is that these speculations are just theories created by greatest minds. None of us knows the truth and what's behind outer space life.
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10 years ago, a small company in California started making real life like dolls for sale. These dolls are more than a sex doll for some of the man who bought them, they develop feelings for these dolls and treated them like they’re alive.The doll’s features can be customized and they cost up to $6000USD each. Business has been booming and there are over 3000 dolls shipped worldwide, they get about 400 orders of dolls per year. Some of these orders are absurd, one of them requested for a doll with pubic hair starting from the belly button all the way to the mid-back section and another one requested for an eighty year old granny doll.
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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 means that even lower levels of life, there is a deep consciousness or awareness that all things Bond. Published in 1973, The Secret Life of Plants was written by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird. It is described as “a fascinating account of the physical relationships, emotional and spiritual between plants and man.” Basically, the theme of the book is the idea that plants can be sensitive, despite their lack of a nervous system and brain. This sensitivity is seen mainly through changes in the conductivity of the ground, as through a polygraph, as pioneered by Cleve Backster.The book also contains a summary of Goethe’s theory of the metamorphosis of plants. That said, this book is much more than just plants, but also delves deeply into topics such as aura, psychophysics, orgone, radionics, Kirlian photography, magnetism/ magnetotropism, bioelectrics, dowsing, and the history of science. It was the basis for the 1979 documentary of the same name, especially with a soundtrack recorded by Stevie Wonder.
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Is there a God? It’s an eternal question that all ancient civilizations have responded. Not one God, but with hundreds of them. Bring them to life on earth, these civilizations fashion images in wood, paint and stone. And they built spectacular home shrines.So what happened to these gods? Do away with powerful beliefs right? Can God die? Are these sacred sites, once the final resting places long lost religion? And how can people who believe in many gods for so long come to believe in a single sweep and the other to extinction?
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An elderly gentleman attempts to retrieve forgotten memories while battling the progression and regression of the cycles of life.–A week prior to his passing, the filmmaker’s grandfather shared withhim his former aspirations of becoming a filmmaker. After numerous hardships, a narrow escape from the Nazis and an immigration to the US, the dream slowly, but surely, faded away. After his passing, the filmmaker uncovered an archival trove of dust-covered 8mm film that had seemingly not been viewed by anyone for at least a generation. Mesmerized, what unfolded before him was something most people, have never witnessed before: the development and utter decline of the human body and mind. Motivated by his grandfather’s unfulfilled dreams of filmmaking, he decided to piece together a film that he had already unwittingly made.
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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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This guy was deeply plugged into the machinery of the universe, to an extent no-one has since been. His entire life revolved around maths. If he were alive today he would be diagnosed with aspergers, but he had fully productive aspergers.He was quite eccentric, and never really owned his own house, he made most of his money by placing bets on mathematical problems with his friends, travelled the world all his life flying from university to university, and gave out awards for people who solved hard mathematical problems he set them.A curious fact about Paul is that he was a daily user of amphetamine in his later years. After his mother's death in 1971, Erdös became quite depressed. His physician prescribed amphetamines. Erdös took Benzedrine or Ritalin almost every day for the last twenty five years of his life. Sometimes he took both. Long-term use of amphetamines often exacerbates depression. When used chronically, too, amphetamines usually induce stereotyped thought and behaviour rather than creativity. But Paul Erdös seems to be an exception.He felt living on speed helped him to create maths. At an age when most mathematicians have long since burnt out, his output was certainly prodigious. Strong dopaminergic drugs also tend to provoke or exacerbate obsessive-compulsive behaviour. Here their effect on Erdös may be more typical. Erdös hated to be touched; and he washed his hands some 50 times a day.Colleagues worried that Erdös might have become addicted. In 1979, he accepted a $500 bet from his friend Ronald Graham. Graham challenged Erdös to abstain from speed for 30 days. Erdös met the challenge, but his output sank dramatically. Erdös felt the progress of mathematics had been held up by a stupid wager. In an article by Paul Hoffman published in November 1987, Atlantic Monthly profiled Erdös and discussed his Benzedrine habit. Erdös liked the article, "except for one thing...You shouldn't have mentioned the stuff about Benzedrine. It's not that you got it wrong. It's just that I don't want kids who are thinking about going into mathematics to think that they have to take drugs to succeed."
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What if in the distant realms of our galaxy there is a planet similar to ours where life can exist?Using the latest technology and telescopes, scientists are exploring the outer reaches of our solar system, searching for life, and reexamining how they perceive life on other planets. This documentary shows us the sights and sounds of distant worlds, as astrobiologists explain how life could exist on them. With the most modern telescopes, scientists are now seeing more complex ecosystems on our neighbouring planets than they had thought to exist. Vast salt water oceans, active volcanoes and molecules that could start life are present in many of the planets. Could life be starting on other planets? Is a primitive form of life that once was the beginning of humans now possibly active on other planets? We may not be alone.
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A short documentary profiling the life of former Canadian Kickboxing Champion Ian “The Jackal” Jacklin. His incredible life story including his rise to kickboxing champion is nicely profiled with clips of his old fights. The setting for the interview part of the film is very unique and shows how down to earth he now is.An award winning film by Joe Mitchell of radicalmedia.com
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"Grey aliens are the most common creatures imagined while talking about the other life existance. Nobody knows whether they exist or not but the speculations and theories prove that this kind of alien creatures are most likely to occur anywhere in the universe. More than a half reported alien incidents include sightings of the famous Grey aliens. Greys are typically depicted as dark grey-skinned diminutive humanoid beings that possess reduced forms of, or completely lack, external human organs such as noses, ears or sex organs. Abduction by these alien type creatures claim to be extremely traumatic, similar to an abduction by humans or even a sexual assault in the level of trauma and distress."
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This is a film that purports to describe the biography of Gandhi the man and his relentless pursuit of truth. In a world full of hate and violence, this man of peace and goodwill fought all the evil and injustice with soul force. It stands as a challenge that gives the message of truth and non-violence, supreme, unlimited love. He is the Mahatma – the Great Soul – the name given to the people of India.Gandhi has left an indelible mark on human history. His thinking is always present for those who aspire to a better and fuller life. The Gandhi National Memorial Trust has made a humble attempt to perpetuate the memory of Gandhi, by presenting the first complete biographical documentary film of his life, which largely reflects the history of India’s struggle for freedom.Animation, live photography and old prints have been blended to give an integrated picture of his life. Some of the material is intended to be technically perfect, but is an authentic portrayal of history. The story also is told with simplicity and dignity, mostly in the words of Gandhi.Even a documentary is nothing but a poor tool to describe many of Gandhi’s life and splendid variety of activities. In line with the aim of presenting a complete picture, the length of this was inevitable, short films that represent different aspects of your life will also be presented.
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The historian Tristram Hunt explores how Protestantism has affected the lives of people in the Protestant revolution. This is a story of a revolution that has affected all people in the West, and almost every country in the world. It is a revolution that affects the very structure of existence – what we do to live, who we vote, we’re going to war and how we see ourselves as individuals and as nations. The series investigates the scientific, cultural, economic and political movement with the help of leading academic witnesses, and concludes that the scope of Protestantism is so profound that it is impossible to imagine the modern world without it. The series explores how the revolutionary nature of the reform shaped the world we live in today, modern art of war in Iraq. When Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the church door at Wittenberg, he unleashed a revolution in thinking and events that have both amazed and horrified him.Of modern capitalism to the nuclear family form, Protestantism has shaped the Western world in its image, and this is the dramatic story of how and why this happened. Tristan says: “Now that the traditional culture of Protestantism has fallen in the UK, which wanted to show how an elemental force that this religion has been in shaping our modern world.” Of the books we read, political parties vote, the way we live and love, the Protestant revolution continues to resonate. “As Britain struggles with its sense of national identity and the forces of evangelical Protestantism growing worldwide understanding of that faith, its meaning and legacy seems more vital than ever.”
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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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Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley OM (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim. Starting out in 1963 with the group the Wailers, he forged a distinctive songwriting and vocal style that would later resonate with audiences worldwide. The Wailers would go on to release some of the earliest reggae records with producer Lee Scratch Perry. After the Wailers disbanded in 1974, Marley pursued a solo career which culminated in the release of the album Exodus in 1977 which established his worldwide reputation and produced his status as one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, with sales of more than 75 million records. He was a committed Rastafarian who infused his music with a sense of spirituality.This documentary gives you an insight into the life of Bob Marley, the social difficulties he had and the reason for which he was, at times, considered as an outcast. Follow his rise to success which would be finally crowned with the Order of Merit, which is the fourth highest honor conferred by the nation of Jamaica.
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"A Mongolian Couch is a film by George Clipp about a man named Begzsuren who lives with his wife and 4 children in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. His passion to better the life of his family, as well as his community is shown as he installs rain showers, works on bettering his family’s diet and planting trees in the community.He also welcomes guests from all over the world to his home, showing these visitors the Mongolian culture and in exchange, his guests offer thoughts on how they live and work back home.A truly touching story that shows that everyone in the world can connect somehow, no matter how wealthy they are, or where they live."
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All creatures of nature, the British novelist Graham Swift once wrote, are joined for the express purpose of nature. And this is illustrated with charming detail and sometimes dizzying nature of sex.Birds, bees, and even barnacles and naked mole rats are forced to join forces to reproduce and pass on their genes to the next generation. From the sea horse that fits into a hypnotic underwater ballet to the rodent who copulates until they literally drop dead, the nature of sex spreads around the world to illustrate how an astonishing diversity of life forms find their mates and conceive, raise and protect their young.This Web companion to the four-part series takes a close look at the primal instinct that causes animals to come together to pass on their genes to the next generation. We also examined how time can be key in the mating process, and the variety of contracts for sex not only create a new life, but the diversity in both animals and humans.
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This is the story of a convict who drugdealer Satmar after his release from prison he’s trying to return to the community.Although not sound like the smartest cookies around, and that’s probably why he was chosen to do the things he did drugs.And it’s a little obvious do not want to fully integrate into the community that wants to eat the cake and have it (no pun intended), but anything that sounds like a good boy who got caught up in something that was bigger then he could handle, all I can say is good luck.And one more thing, I had to go, her parents classic excuse for everything that you do something wrong in life, but mostly it’s a good piece.
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Global poverty does not just happen. It started with slavery, military conquest and colonization resulted in the confiscation of land, minerals and forced labor.Today, the problem persists because of the unjust policies of debt, trade and taxes – in other words, the rich exploit the poor, developing countries.Renowned actor and activist Martin Sheen narrates the end of poverty, a feature documentary directed by award winning director, Philippe Diaz, explaining how the current financial crisis is a direct consequence of these policies have unanswered lasted for centuries.Note that 20% of the world’s population uses 80% of its resources and consumes 30% more than the planet can regenerate.At this rate, to maintain our way of life means more and more people are sinking below the poverty line. Shot in the slums of Africa and the barrios of Latin America, The End of Poverty has views of experts: Nobel Prize in Economics, Amartya Sen and Joseph Stiglitz; acclaimed authors Susan George, Eric Toussaint, John Perkins, Chalmers Johnson, university professors William Easterly and Michael Watts, government ministers and vice president of Bolivia, Álvaro García Linera and leaders of social movements in Brazil, Venezuela, Kenya and Tanzania.It is produced by Cinema Libre Studio, in collaboration with the Robert Schalkenbach. Can you really end poverty within our current economic system? Think again.
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This documentary features one of the most exceptional genetic defect; Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and how it effects the life of a youngster who is hit by this disorder.But, it is now that Stuart is embarking on the most critical the selected profession involving his or her living. Above the following 8 weeks, Stuart’s planet will almost certainly alter always. However their person is failing him, her thoughts are focused entirely on lifestyle.Think about little by little shedding a chance to period when you doubt muscle tissue. A person’re also born a normal baby, nevertheless by the point you actually a youngster; you will need a carer to takecare of your basic needs round the clock. How would you react once you Envision the understanding that this disease would probably finally lead to loss of your life?That romantic beneficial flick comes after 19-season-ancient Stuart Wickison who’s Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, because he prepares to depart the particular conveniences regarding Treloar’ohydrates, the particular desires college, to review and survive individually from school.Although Stuart is actually nearing demise, the particular film uses them when he shoves him self past their limitations, to realize his desires.If you want to watch more medicine related documentaries, click here.
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Confucius had a hard life, and he had intimate knowledge of the sufferings of his people. He lived in an era that saw constant warfare between competing warlords and the casting of shadows upon the impressive Chinese civilization that came before. Confucius wanted above all else to change Chinese society of his time and to rescue his nation and her people from the suffering and misery that stalked the land at that time. He was the son of an elderly great warrior and his concubine, and he apparently inherited the unbecoming looks of his father.After his father's death, he and his mother were rejected by the family, but great poverty did not stop Confucius from constantly seeking to learn and grow. In time, he started a school and welcomed students of all means, from the sons of leaders to the sons of penniless workers, teaching the importance of hard work, education for all, and a disregard for class and wealth in the measure of a man.He dreamed of finding a leader who would take him on as his advisor and, in this manner, bring about the great changes to society which he sought. For a time, he served as the governor of his home province and, for a few short years, put his teachings into practice with much success. He attracted enemies, though, and soon found himself wandering the countryside in exile.He kept seeking a leader who could save China, but Confucius' truth did not appeal to those capable of instituting change in society. He died thinking his great mission was a failure, never knowing just how immense an influence he would have on future generations of men and women, particularly those in Asia.
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Another series of the causes of Blue Planet: Seas of Life. This is the definitive series on the creatures most colorful, popular and perfectly adapted to the Earth. The Life of Birds traverses the globe, exploring 42 countries and examining over 300 species with infrared motion, slow and improved computer effects.David Attenborough, one of the world’s leading naturalists, home to an extraordinary exploration of the secret lives of these magnificent creatures. Awesome footage, will be surprised. I have seen this series several times, as it runs on PBS on a semi-regular, and I always seem to see something new. This series is never boring, is an informative look at the bird life in all aspects of life on this planet, and very well filmed and presented … A must see!
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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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From filmmaker George Clipp (A Mongolian Couch) comes a look into the world of politics in the small town of Sagada in the Philippines. Following Richard Yodong, a deputy-mayor hopeful, we see the complex political dealings in the small region, and why weddings during the election times are hugely beneficial.See more of George Clipp’s work at ohmycreativestudio.com
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This very well produced documentary explores the origins of life and then looks at where we are today and what we now need to do to avoid transforming our planet into a place where we can no longer survive. We see here a no nonsense view which is very easy to watch with great pictorial views.Water is one of the key resources considered since life is made up of this matter.This film is a profit free distribution in order to promulgate the message to as many people as possible…we all need each other…all our lives hang in the balance.We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth’s climate.