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TV Show: Ultimate Treasure Countdown ( 2020 )
Professor Bettany Hughes meets the Egyptologists solving a 3,000-year-old murder mystery and visits the temple walls that tell the story of Cleopatra.
Movie: Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary ( 2017 )
This documentary is a detailed look into the making of Pet Sematary (1989).
Movie: A Very British Witchcraft ( 2013 )
"We are an Old Craft Coven of the Hunting Path... which means we are activists in every sense... our purpose is to fight both magically and practically to protect the land, the animals that live on it, the environment, all sacred sites and any and all Pagans from attacks of any kind..." Nick Ridge is a Witch, Magister of the Cauldron of the Alta Calleach, and with his wife runs Dorset Wildlife Rescue. Both roles are very important to Nick, and he combines his love of nature and magick in his skill as a wort-cunner, or magical herbalist. In this DVD, Nick demonstrates traditional herblore, demonstrating how to make a dark poppet, genuine flying ointment, and various other pieces of herb lore.
Movie: Pandas ( 2018 )
In the mountains of Sichuan, China, a researcher forms a bond with Qian Qian, a panda who is about to experience nature for the first time.
Movie: Hitler's Island Madness ( 2012 )
As soon as Hitler's forces occupied the Channel Islands in 1940 he ordered a series of fortifications to defend the only British territory he ever conquered. The problem was he never stopped - pouring men, concrete and weapons into the islands. By 1944 his officers talked of the Fuehrer's inselwahn - his 'island madness' and the Channel Islands had become the most fortified place on earth.
Movie: A Field Full of Secrets ( 2014 )
In 2008, two best friends stepped into their very first crop circle in southern England. This is story of what happened next.
Movie: The True Story of the Mary Celeste ( 2007 )
On the 5th of December 1872, the American-registered brigantine, the Mary Celeste, was found drifting in the Atlantic. The ship was in good condition. Its cargo was intact. However the 10 people on board were missing without trace. An official inquiry in Gibraltar failed to find the cause of their disappearance and since then, rumour, wild speculation and many theories have been proposed. In the 135 years that have passed, the mystery of this "ghost ship" has never been solved - until now. This is not another re-telling of this famous story or another theory which cannot be proved. A four-year investigation for this programme has turned up new information including a transcript of the ship's lost log. Now, vital new clues have enabled an international team of experts to finally solve what is widely regarded as the greatest mystery of the sea. The first accurate model ever created of the Mary Celeste has been used to create stunning CGI scenarios by RED VISION, the UK-based award-winning graphics studio. Interviews with members of the families of the American captain and the German seamen who were accused of murdering those on the Mary Celeste. Rare archive and the personal possessions of those on board which have never been seen outside the families of those whose lives were touched by this event. Filmed in full HD at the locations where this remarkable story unfolds: The Azores, The US, Germany, Gibraltar and the UK.
Movie: Secrets of the Living Dolls ( 2014 )
A remarkable behind-the-scenes look at a hidden sub-culture: the secretive world of female masking where men transform themselves into dolls by squeezing into elaborate rubber second skins.
Movie: Jago: A Life Underwater ( 2017 )
Documentary about Rohani, an 80-year-old hunter who dives like a fish on a single breath, descending to great depths for several minutes. Set against the spectacular backdrop of the Togian Islands in Indonesia where he grew up, this award-winning film recreates events that capture the extraordinary turning points in his life, as a hunter and as a man.
Movie: Florida Man ( 2015 )
A love letter to the weird and wonderful people of the Sunshine State.
Movie: The Buddha ( 2010 )
After 400 BC, a new philosophy was born in South east Asia, generated from the ideas of Buddha, a mysterious Prince from Nepal who gained enlightenment while he sat under a large, shapely fig tree. Buddha never claimed to be God or his emissary on earth, only that he was a human being who had found a kind of serenity that others could find, too. This documentary tells the story of his life.
Movie: 10 Buildings That Changed America ( 2013 )
10 Buildings That Changed America tells the stories of ten influential works of architecture, the people who imagined them, and the way these landmarks ushered in innovative cultural shifts throughout our society.
Movie: I Escaped a Cult ( 2012 )
I Escaped a Cult talks to survivors of a polygamist breakaway Mormon sect (Warren Jeffs's FLDS) and a fundamentalist Christian community (Aggressive Christianity Missionary Training Corps). They talk about the abuse they suffered at the hands of the cult and the problems they had in leaving it.
Movie: Oxyana ( 2013 )
The 'Hillbilly Heroin' epidemic that's slowly rotting the soul of rural America.
Movie: The Secret Life of the Rainforest ( 2012 )
Rainforests cover just six percent of Earth's surface yet contain almost half of the world's plants and animals. With a diversity of mammals, birds, and bugs unrivaled almost anywhere in the world, Panama's Barro Colorado Island is the perfect microcosm of nature. Every year, passionate and dedicated scientists gather to this oasis of life, scaling the treetops, from canopy to forest floor, in an attempt to unlock the secrets of the rainforest. Follow them as they explore how life thrives in one of the most complex habitats on Earth.
Movie: The Broken Tower ( 2011 )
A biography of American poet Hart Crane who committed suicide at the age of 32 by jumping off the steamship SS Orizaba.
Movie: Slavery by Another Name ( 2012 )
A documentary that recounts the many ways in which American slavery persisted as a practice many decades after its supposed abolition.
Movie: I Will Be Murdered ( 2013 )
The fascinating story of Rodrigo Rosenberg, a Guatemalan lawyer who predicted his own death on YouTube, and the subsequent investigation that reached an unbelievable conclusion.
TV Show: Secrets from the Asylum ( 2014 )
Secrets from the Asylum follows several celebrities as they try to find out why their ancestors had spent time within the asylum. The asylum was seen as a place of stigma and shame. However, asylums hoped to help people be restored to a first-class citizen to be able to live in the real world again. What had actually followed after leaving the asylum was a life-time of shame, guilt, secrets and lies.
TV Show: Nazi Megastructures ( 2013 )
Did you know, in the quest for world domination, the Nazis built some of the biggest and deadliest pieces of military hardware and malevolent technology in history?Creating huge terror machines, hi-tech superguns and some of the original weapons of mass destruction, their aim was to control a nation, conquer a continent and win the war!Nazi Megastructures uncovers the hidden remains of Hitler's most ambitious Megastructures, telling the stories of the engineering geniuses that designed them and revealing how these structures sparked a technological revolution that changed warfare forever.
TV Show: Apocalypse Earth ( 2020 )
Earth, air, water and fire are essential elements in life. But what happens when these natural elements turn on humanity? Apocalypse Earth will examine the catastrophic threat natural phenomena can pose to the US and around the world.
TV Show: Louis Theroux: Life on the Edge ( 2020 )
Louis Theroux reflects on 25 years of documentaries, featuring brand new conversations between him and his most memorable contributors.
Movie: Jihad Jane ( 2020 )
The tale of two American women who went looking for love online and became the 'new face in the war on terror.'
Movie: Expedition Everest ( 2020 )
Just inside Everest's notorious death zone, a team of climate scientists who specialize in extreme weather weigh their next move.
Movie: Devil's Road: The True Story of Ed and Lorraine Warren ( 2020 )
Over the course of their 50-year career, Ed and Lorraine Warren investigate thousands of hauntings. Some of their most famous cases include the Amityville Horror house and the real-life Rhode Island home behind "The Conjuring" films.
TV Show: Private Lives ( 2017 )
Yesterday takes a trip back through time to examine the lives of some of the grandest and most notorious figures in British history.In carefully-arranged poses, the Kings and Queens of history still look down upon us today and are powerful symbols of bygone ages. Their iconic images, captured in famous portraits and paintings, are part of the very fabric of national culture.But what lay behind the pomp and ceremony, the crowns and the courts?Each one possessed the same foibles, bad habits and weaknesses as the rest of us. Historian Tracy Borman investigates the hidden histories of our monarchs, examining the very colourful private lives of Charles II, Queen Victoria, Louis IV, George III and the Prince Regent and Henry VIII.
TV Show: American Experience ( 1988 )
American Experience is TV's most-watched history series and brings to life the compelling stories from our past that inform our understanding of the world today.
TV Show: What on Earth? ( 2015 )
What on Earth? is a documentary series using satellite images of strange geological occurrences and man-made structures on Earth to examine such matters as the planet's extreme locations, phenomena and species.
TV Show: Secret Scotland with Susan Calman ( 2019 )
Susan Calman pulls back the curtain on some of Scotland's most iconic destinations. From Loch Ness to Edinburgh Castle and Rosslyn Chapel to Skara Brae, she will discover the untold tales and secret stories behind a host of world-famous locations.With privileged access, Secret Scotland With Susan Calman takes an in-depth look at the history, characters and treasures hidden throughout the country. Viewers will be guided throughout by Calman as she adopts a hands-on approach to this adventure, taking tips from experts across a range of Scotland's traditions, with everything from Highland Dancing in a medieval castle to Golf in its spiritual home of St. Andrews.
Movie: Murder on a Sunday Morning ( 2003 )
Oscar-winning documentary that documents a murder trial in which a 15-year-old African-American is wrongfully accused of a 2000 murder in Jacksonville, Florida.
Movie: The Weather Underground ( 2003 )
The remarkable story of The Weather Underground, radical activists of the 1970s, and of radical politics at its best and most disastrous.
Movie: Ghosts of the Abyss ( 2003 )
James Cameron and Bill Paxton, director and actor of the 1997 film Titanic, travel to the final undersea resting place of the ill-fated ship of dreams.
Movie: Viking Apocalypse ( 2011 )
A road construction crew unearths an ancient mass grave of decapitated Viking men near Dorset, England. Archaeologists and forensic scientists examine the remains and present various theories about why the men were executed.
Movie: Michael Lives: The Making of 'Halloween' ( 2008 )
A four hour documentary on the making of Rob Zombie's Halloween.
Movie: Solitary ( 2016 )
See what it's like inside the maximum security prison. Kristi goes inside where no cameras are allowed. Red onion state prison is in southwest Virginia. mountains in all directions.
Movie: The Surgery Ship ( 2015 )
A team of volunteer doctors and nurses are on board a unique ship. Crammed with medical supplies and volunteer medics, this floating hospital sails to the poorest nations on earth. This year they sail for Guinea on the West African Coast. On arrival they will face the most severe of medical issues, not seen in other parts of the world. But the medical challenges are only half of the story. They will confront ethical decisions as they decide who will be helped and who will not. This is a searing, complex journey for the volunteer medics, as they deal with life and death cases - and balance the fates of these patients in their hands.
Movie: All in This Tea ( 2008 )
During the 1990s, David Lee Hoffman searched throughout China for the finest teas. He's a California importer who, as a youth, lived in Asia for years and took tea with the Dali Lama. Hoffman's mission is to find and bring to the U.S. the best hand picked and hand processed tea. This search takes him directly to farms and engages him with Chinese scientists, business people, and government officials: Hoffman wants tea grown organically without a factory, high-yield mentality. By 2004, Hoffman has seen success: there are farmers' collectives selling tea, ways to export "boutique tea" from China, and a growing Chinese appreciation for organic farming's best friend, the earthworm.
Movie: Art of Darkness ( 2014 )
Art of Darkness is a feature documentary intimately profiling controversial painter and performance artist Bryan Lewis Saunders. Bryan is renowned for his commitment to producing a self portrait every day, which, to date, number well over 10,000. A complex individual with admitted psychopathic tendencies, Bryan narrates his dark, complex process and the experiences that have shaped him and how he uses art to help tame his inner demons. Bryan's famed 'drug series' of self portraits while under the influence of a variety of mind-altering substances, has made him an Internet sensation garnering a legion of loyal fans worldwide.
Movie: Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made ( 2016 )
A documentary of the story behind Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation (1989).
Movie: In Pursuit of Silence ( 2016 )
A film about our relationship with silence and the impact of noise on our lives.
Movie: Beyond The Visible - Hilma af Klint ( 2019 )
The first abstract artist was a woman, misjudged and concealed, Hilma Klint rocks the art world with her mind-blowing oeuvre.
Movie: Too Macabre: The Making of Elvira, Mistress of the Dark ( 2018 )
This documentary fills in the backstories of the making of Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988), as well as much of Cassandra Peterson's career. It also provides a lot of insight into the workings of Hollywood production.
Movie: Superhuman: The invisible made visible. ( 2020 )
"SUPERHUMAN: The Invisible Made Visible" documents the jaw-dropping experiences of individuals with extra-sensory powers that seem to defy the laws of physics known to man today. Producer and host Caroline Cory, who has her own extensive experience in the field of Consciousness Studies and Extra Sensory Perception, takes the viewers on an extraordinary journey to achieve tangible and measurable proof of these seemingly miraculous phenomena. Through a series of groundbreaking on-camera scientific experiments, viewers will find themselves connecting the dots about the true nature of their own consciousness, the relation between mind and matter and discover whether they live in a simulated matrix or if they can have control over their physical reality and create a fulfilling human experience. The film ultimately shows that once the invisible worlds are made visible, this attained higher awareness will transform humans into superhumans.
Movie: Batman Unmasked ( 2008 )
Various analysts propose a psychological examination of the Dark Knight.
Movie: Louis Theroux: Mothers on the Edge ( 2019 )
Louis Theroux visits specialist psychiatric units which treat mothers experiencing serious mental illness whilst allowing them to live alongside their babies.
Movie: Star Paws: The Rise of Superstar Pets ( 2014 )
Meet the professional pets that star in some of the world's favourite adverts.
Movie: Inside the Mind of Leonardo ( 2014 )
Inside the Mind of Leonardo is based on the artist's private journals dating from the Italian Renaissance. With more than 6,000 pages of handwritten notes and drawings, da Vinci's private journals are the most comprehensive documents that chronicle the work of the world's most renowned inventor, philosopher, painter, and genius. Never before has access been granted to capture these works in 3D HD format.
Movie: Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story ( 2014 )
From PBS - Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story brings to life the story of a woman's extraordinary courage, tested in the crucible of Nazi-occupied Paris. With an American mother and Indian Muslim father, Noor Inayat Khan was an extremely unusual British agent, and her life spent growing up in a Sufi center of learning in Paris seemed an unlikely preparation for the dangerous work to come. Yet it was in this place of universal peace and contemplation that her remarkable courage was forged. In early 1943, Khan was recruited as a covert operative into Winston Churchill's Special Operations Executive (SOE). Churchill's orders: to "Set Europe ablaze". After the collapse and arrest of her entire network, Khan became the only surviving radio operator linking the British to the French Resistance in Paris, coordinating the airdrop of weapons, explosives, and agents and supporting the rescue of downed Allied fliers. Betrayed by a French collaborator after four months, Khan resisted brutal interrogation by the Gestapo, escaping twice--only to be recaptured and sent to Germany where, at last, she was executed at Dachau.
Movie: Escape From a Nazi Death Camp ( 2014 )
From PBS - The Nazi death camp at Sobibor was created solely for the mass extermination of Jews. But on October 14, 1943 the inmates fought back, in the biggest and most successful prison outbreak of the Second World War. Of the 600 inmates present on the day of the escape, 300 escaped. Around 50 survived the war and of that 50, only a handful are still alive. This is their last chance to reveal the true story of their escape.
Movie: Discovering the Real World of Harry Potter ( 2001 )
Discovering the Real World of Harry Potter picks up where the blockbuster film and bestselling books leave off. This critically-acclaimed documentary explores the myths and legends that inhabit the real world of Harry Potter. Follow award-winning documentary filmmakers as they offer insights to witches, wizards, Greek Gods, Ancient Celts, ghosts, magical creatures, alchemy, and ancient spells. Extra Features: The Ghostly Visitors of Harry Potter; Harry Potter's Alchemical and Herbal World; In the Footsteps of Harry Potter; Harry Potter and the Holy Grail.
TV Show: Enslaved ( 2020 )
Enslaved charts the history of slavery through underwater archaeology. The series coincides with the 400-year anniversary of the first African brought to the New World as a slave, and will retrace the harrowing sea voyage that brought millions to a life of slavery.
TV Show: Secret History ( 1991 )
Secret History is a long-running documentary series that originally ran on British television. Using a combination of interviews and archival footage, the show re-examines key historical moments of international events, often utilizing little-known and previously suppressed information. In 1992, the show won the Royal Television Society award for Best Documentary Series.
TV Show: Behind the Music ( 1997 )
Behind the Music details the rise and fall of many of the most popular musical acts of the last 25 years. The show was nominated for the Emmy for Outstanding Non-Fiction Series for four consecutive years.
TV Show: The 1940s House ( 2001 )
Imagine living without central heating, a telephone, or a fridge. Imagine living in darkened rooms, or being woken up and forced to spend the rest of the night in a damp, underground shelter. Imagine not being able to pop to the shops for a little of what you fancy…
Movie: Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion ( 2003 )
A film about the state of Chinese occupied Tibet and its history of oppression and resistance.
TV Show: Ancient Inventions of War, Sex and City Life ( 1998 )
Ancient Inventions of War, Sex and City Life was a BBC historical documentary series released in 1998. It was presented by ex-Monty Python member Terry Jones and looked at great inventions of the ancient world.
TV Show: Lost Worlds: The Story of Archaeology ( 2000 )
This six-part series presents the definitive history of archaeology, a 250-year worldwide odyssey that began with the unearthing of the ruins of Pompeii buried beneath the ash of Mt. Vesuvius. In a short time, archaeologists started pursuing very different objectives: some were treasure-seekers hoping to plunder antiquities of the ancient world; others sought to prove theories about the origins of civilization or the historical accuracy of Homer or the Bible; still others focused on humans themselves, trying to determine the age of the species. The series also looks at how archaeology has been misused as an instrument of foreign policy and where the study is going in the future with new technologies and methods.
TV Show: Henry VIII: The Mind of a Tyrant ( 2009 )
To mark the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII's accession to the throne, Dr. David Starkey travels across Europe to understand the inner life of this feared English king.
TV Show: A World of Calm ( 2020 )
A World of Calm combines mesmeric imagery with narration by A-list stars to bring relaxation to the audience. The soothing imagery and tranquil narration will provide audiences of all ages a respite from the stress and chaos of everyday life right now. A timely antidote for our modern lives, each half-hour episode takes audiences on an immersive visual journey into another world. Each story is brought to life by a different iconic voice and will take viewers on a journey everywhere from a noodle maker's kitchen in Seattle, to the forests of Latvia, and beyond our solar system to the outer stretches of the universe.
TV Show: Mutant Planet ( 2010 )
Mutant Planet is a breath-taking, blue-chip documentary series that explores the unusual, the unexpected... and the downright bizarre. This series reveals incredible habitats where nature has allowed mutant animals, extraordinary adaptations, and curious patterns of behaviour to flourish through the miracle of natural selection and the wonder of evolution.
TV Show: The Elegant Universe ( 2003 )
Brian Greene, a Columbia University physics professor and best-selling author of "The Elegant Universe", hosts this fascinating exploration of string theory, beginning with an overview of general physics concepts. Greene then moves on to a straightforward and visually stimulating explanation of the more recent string theory that unites relativity and quantum mechanics.
TV Show: Britain's Biggest Adventures with Bear Grylls ( 2015 )
In this brand-new three-part series for ITV, adventurer Bear Grylls heads out on an epic journey of discovery across England, Scotland and Wales to experience the British Isles at their most spectacular. You don't always have to travel to the ends of the earth to experience incredible adventures and mind-blowing landscapes. Sometimes the best things are found right here, at home, in Great Britain.
TV Show: Eli Roth's History of Horror ( 2018 )
Featuring A-list storytellers like Stephen King, Quentin Tarantino, Jordan Peele, Jason Blum, Robert Englund, Linda Blair, Tippi Hedren, Rob Zombie, Haley Joel Osment, Jack Black, John Landis, Jamie Lee Curtis and more, Eli Roth's History of Horror brings together the masters of horror - icons and stars who define the genre - to explore its biggest themes and reveal the inspirations and struggles behind its past and present. Each one-hour episode will take viewers on a chilling exploration of how horror has evolved through the eras and impacted society, as well as why loyal fans remain addicted to fear.
Movie: Still Screaming: The Ultimate Scary Movie Retrospective ( 2011 )
A year in the making, Still Screaming is the definitive documentary on the making of the iconic Scream movies. Dive into the fascinating success story of the classic trilogy with on-set footage and photos, and dozens of brand new interviews with cast and crew from all the films including Wes Craven, Neve Campbell, Liev Schreiber, Henry Winkler, Matthew Lillard, Jamie Kennedy, Laurie Metcalf, Parker Posey, Scott Foley and many others. Written and Directed by Ryan Turek and Produced by Anthony Masi.
Movie: Missing Pieces: The Curious Case of the Somerton Man ( 2018 )
Experts attempt to discover the identity of a man found dead on an Australian beach in 1948 that many suspect may have been a WWII spy. They further examine his connection to a nurse whose family believes was a Russian spy.
TV Show: Dino Hunt Canada ( 2015 )
The series tells the story of eight dinosaur digs across Canada, revealing its wealth of dinosaur fossils and providing a unique glimpse of the birth and death of the largest beasts to ever walk the Earth. The Dino Hunt Canada website provides Canadians with unprecedented access to the world-class palaeontology research and fieldwork happening in our own backyard. The discovery of a new, unnamed horned dinosaur species within the television series has created a unique opportunity to follow this dinosaur's journey starting from the ground in Alberta, through scientific study and restoration via live feeds and videos, all the way to its eventual reconstruction and public display at The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). In the exciting culmination of the new dinosaur's journey, Canadians will be able to help nickname the new dinosaur, ask questions of the experts from the show, and learn more...
TV Show: The Romantics and Us with Simon Schama ( 2020 )
From popular revolt to the obsession with the self, even to modern nationalism, Simon Schama explores the enduring and powerful legacy the romantics have left on our modern world.
TV Show: London Zoo: An Extraordinary Year ( 2020 )
In March, ZSL London Zoo and its sister zoo Whipsnade fell silent as potential visitors stayed away. This series reveals how a dedicated skeleton staff continued to care for the 20,000 animals in Regent's Park and the Dunstable Downs in Bedfordshire
TV Show: Canada Over the Edge ( 2012 )
This series explores the features that define Canada: the most expansive coastline in the world and the world's longest undefended border. It's a never-before-seen view of Canada, rising up and bearing witness to our nation's diversity and beauty. The meeting place of the ocean and land is birthplace of this country's history and the frontline of climate change.
TV Show: World's Most Unexplained ( 2020 )
Is Elvis still alive? Has extraterrestrial life really visited Earth? Is it possible that some people see religious statues move or bear the crucifixion wounds of Jesus? Experts and eyewitnesses explore some of the most-extraordinary happenings in recent history that science can't explain.
 
TV Show: Big History ( 2013 )
Each episode of Big History will begin with an iconic topic from the pages of traditional history such as the Great Pyramids, The Titanic or the American Revolution but then will spin into surprising journeys through other fields, weaving together insights and evidence from various disciplines such as astronomy, physics, chemistry, biology, anthropology, history and economics. Spanning 13.7 billion years, Big History will ultimately pull together the puzzle pieces from all 16 half-hour episodes into an epic two-hour finale, creating one grand narrative and revealing the unifying link among all events.
TV Show: Ray Winstone's Sicily ( 2020 )
Join BLAZE and explore Mediterranean island of Sicily with the Sexy Beast himself, Ray Winstone. In his first foray into factual programming, the internationally renowned and award-winning British actor sets out on a journey to discover more about the island he now calls his second home.
TV Show: Dinosaur Britain ( 2015 )
Dinosaur Britain explores the amazing story of how dinosaurs one roamed Great Britain. The show will reveal how these creatures hunted, what they ate and how they died from the evidence revealed in their bones. Presenter Ellie Harrison and palaeontologists Dean Lomax attempt to bring dinosaurs back to life in Britain.
Movie: The Botany of Desire ( 2009 )
Michael Pollan, a professor of journalism and a student of food, presents the history of four plants, each of which found a way to make itself essential to humans, thus ensuring widespread propagation. Apples, for sweetness; tulips, for beauty; marijuana, for pleasure; and, potatoes, for sustenance. Each has a story of discovery and adaptation; each has a symbiotic relationship with human civilization. The film tells these stories and examines these relationships.
Movie: Fantome Island ( 2011 )
In 1945, at the age of seven, a young Joe Eggmolesse was diagnosed with Leprosy. He was immediately removed from his family and home and transported under police escort over a thousand kilometres to be confined on an island for the treatment of the disease. For the next ten years, a leprosarium for Aboriginal people became his home. A lush tropical idyll off the north east coast of Australia, Fantome Island was the home to a close knit community of indigenous 'lepers' who made the most of their existence as people living on the fringes of the marginalised. Now as a 73 year old Joe reflects on his indelible Fantome years. His incredible, poignant story offers a profound insight into one of Australia's hidden histories.
Movie: T. Rex Autopsy ( 2015 )
National Geographic is peeling back the skin to go deep inside one of the Earth's most mysterious creatures, combining biology with palaeontology to explore all its guts and glory. T-Rex Autopsy will literally go under the skin of a full-size T-Rex for the first time ever to reveal how the 65-million-year-old beast may have lived. The massive monster will be life- like inside and out, giving scientists the chance to touch it, smell it, scan it, X-ray it and cut it open from head to toe.
Movie: David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet ( 2020 )
One man has seen more of the natural world than any other. This unique feature documentary is his witness statement.
Movie: A Haunting in Georgia ( 2002 )
Documentary that inspired "A Haunting in Conneticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia".
TV Show: Dead End Express ( 2015 )
On the edge of the American frontier, a few brave men risk their lives delivering vital supplies to people living off the grid. From the dense woodlands of Montana's Flathead National Forest, through the isolated heart of Idaho's Hells Canyon, to the frozen wastelands of Alaska's high tundra, follow five rugged adventurers as they live and breath the high-stakes of hauling critical cargo into these unique tracts of wilderness. Always on the move, these deliverymen have been shaped by the great outdoors, and have learned the hard way how to tackle anything that Mother Nature throws in their path. Yet they all have one thing in common: there's no job too tough. And whether by bush plane, jet boat, snowmachine, dog-sled or pack horse, they'll overcome all obstacles and do whatever it takes to make their delivery.
Movie: The Secret Life of Chaos ( 2010 )
Chaos theory has a bad name, conjuring up images of unpredictable weather, economic crashes and science gone wrong. But there is a fascinating and hidden side to Chaos, one that scientists are only now beginning to understand. It turns out that chaos theory answers a question that mankind has asked for millennia - how did we get here? In this documentary, Professor Jim Al-Khalili sets out to uncover one of the great mysteries of science - how does a universe that starts off as dust end up with intelligent life? How does order emerge from disorder? It's a mindbending, counterintuitive and for many people a deeply troubling idea. But Professor Al-Khalili reveals the science behind much of beauty and structure in the natural world and discovers that far from it being magic or an act of God, it is in fact an intrinsic part of the laws of physics. Amazingly, it turns out that the mathematics of chaos can explain how and why the universe creates exquisite order and pattern. And the best thing is that one doesn't need to be a scientist to understand it. The natural world is full of awe-inspiring examples of the way nature transforms simplicity into complexity. From trees to clouds to humans - after watching this film you'll never be able to look at the world in the same way again.
Movie: Dog Days: The Making of 'Cujo' ( 2007 )
Retrospective documentary on the making of Cujo (1983).
Movie: Ed Gein ( 2000 )
The story of Ed Gein, who dug up the corpses of over a dozen women and made things out of their remains before finally shooting two people to death and butchering their bodies like beef sides.
Movie: Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau ( 2015 )
A behind the scenes chronicle of how clash of vision, bad creative decisions, lack of interest and really bad weather plagued the disastrous production of the infamous The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996).
Movie: A Look Back at Howard the Duck ( 2009 )
A documentary about the making of Howard The Duck.
Movie: Survival of the Film Freaks ( 2018 )
"Survival of the Film Freaks is a documentary exploring the phenomenon of cult film in America and how it survives in the 21st Century. Through interviews and fan events, the documentary will trace decades of film fanaticism up to the present, where the 'digital age' has transformed the way we experience movies."
Movie: Platoon: Brothers in Arms ( 2018 )
Charlie Sheen narrates, as cast and crew share their personal experiences making the Academy Award winning film, Platoon. This non-union, low budget, independent film was cast almost exclusively with young, unknown actors making their first film. Together they share their first hand accounts of the grueling boot camp, Oliver Stone's "unique" directing style, and the brutal filming conditions that together forged their eternal brotherhood.
Movie: The Trials of Darryl Hunt ( 2006 )
"The Trials of Darryl Hunt" is a feature documentary about a brutal rape/murder case and a wrongly convicted man, Darryl Hunt, who spent nearly twenty years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Both a social justice story and a personally driven narrative, the film chronicles this capital case from 1984 through 2004. With exclusive footage from two decades, the film frames the judicial and emotional response to a chilling crime - and the implications that reverberate from Hunt's conviction - against a backdrop of class and racial bias in the South and in the American criminal justice system. This documentary is the culmination of ten years of research and filming. In 1993, inspired by claims of injustice and police conspiracy, the filmmakers began to shoot in North Carolina. Working from a mix of formats (16mm and 24P video) the film melds the visceral reality of a murder case with first person accounts and cinematic imagery, illuminating perceptions and memories of events as they unfolded for the people closest to this haunting story. This unique look at one man's loss and redemption challenges the assumption that all Americans have the right to unbiased justice. Hunt's story - while one man's personal journey - reflects systemic issues of national concern: cross-racial eyewitness identification, prosecutorial misconduct, inexperienced defense attorneys assigned to capital cases, racial bias in death penalty cases and errors in police procedure. Barry Scheck from The Innocence Project, who worked on Hunt's case for ten years, and Gary Wells, professor and eyewitness expert, offer concrete examples where errors occurred in Hunt's saga and offer future remedies and effective ideas to prevent future "Darryl Hunts." Hunt himself addresses the need for systemic reforms to prevent wrongful convictions, underscoring the haunting reality that Hunt could have been sentenced to death and we would never have known this story.
Movie: The Cosmic Giggle ( 2012 )
An exploration of the human energy field and its effects on reality, perceived and otherwise. As human beings, we are naturally connected to a vast wealth of information in our environment, but due to social conditioning towards a fixated attention, this perception becomes veiled. This film aims to reveal how this process unfolds and provide keys for returning to a more primal and authentic experience of our lives.
TV Show: Nostradamus Effect ( 2009 )
The end is near. At least that's what the doomsday predictions from Nostradamus, the Book of Revelation, the Mayan "long count" calendar and others would have us believe. Many unsettling forecasts of global destruction even pinpoint the year: 2012. How worried should we be? If these prophecies are accurate and inevitable, is there any way to avoid or at least postpone them from coming true? In Nostradamus Effect, a timely new 12-episode series, History examines various end-of-days prophecies that loom large in the 21st century.
TV Show: George Clarke's Amazing Spaces ( 2012 )
George Clarke explores the extraordinary world of small builds, where people turn tiny spaces into the most incredible places to live, work and play. He even tries making a few of his own.
TV Show: The Blue Planet ( 2001 )
The BBC spent five years and $10 million to produce this landmark exploration of the ocean, a world we know less about than the moon. We go further out and deeper down to show you things that have never been seen before. The Blue Planet reveals the sea and its communities at their most fearsome and alluring. Until now, we've only touched the surface...
TV Show: Blue Planet II ( 2017 )
Wildlife documentary series, presented and narrated by David Attenborough, exploring the planet's oceans.
TV Show: Secrets of Archaeology ( 2006 )
Take a virtual reality tour of histories most intriguing ancient civilizations. Uncover the secrets of the pyramids as the pharaohs reach for immortality, walk the streets of the Eternal City of Rome, relive a step-by-step reconstruction of Pompeii under the shadow of mighty Vesuvius, experience life in bustling Baghdad and journey to Latin America to the mythical "El Dorado".
TV Show: Frozen Planet ( 2011 )
David Attenborough travels to the end of the earth, taking viewers on an extraordinary journey across the polar regions of our planet.
TV Show: Digging Up Britain's Past ( 2019 )
Archaeology series exploring fascinating periods in British history as revealed by unfolding archaeological digs.
Movie: Galileo: Fighting in the Dawn of Modern Science ( 2013 )
Galileo Galilei is one of the most renowned thinkers in the history of science and a highly emblematic figure of the 17th century. This was the era when modern science emerged. This documentary narrates the life of a man who turned his telescope towards the heavens and observed things that no one had seen before. His observations, experiments and mathematics paved a new method for the study of nature. However, the basic argument of this documentary is that Galileo succeeded not only because of his philosophical and mathematical achievements, but also because of his carefully chosen alliances. One of the defining characteristics of Florentine society throughout the centuries was a deeply-rooted system of patronage networks. Galileo benefited from these networks as he secured the patronage of Cosimo II de Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscan, and constructed for himself a novel social and professional identity. As his fame and recognition grew, Galileo had intense confrontations with the philosophers in matters such as buoyancy, motion, free fall and some of his observations (the sun spots). The Aristotelian philosophers argued that all these were matters of philosophy, not mathematics. They never accepted Galileo as a natural philosopher because philosophers held a higher professional position than mathematicians. In the face of Galileo they saw a mathematician who tried to remove their philosophical status, exploiting the professional benefits arising from the title that Cosimo gave him. Through these confrontations and political pressure the Aristotelians forced the Catholic Church to judge the work of Galileo. The trial and conviction of Galileo was the outcome of exhausting social and political battles and not the result of an opposition between science and religion. The devout Catholic Galileo never wanted to replace the Bible and the Scriptures with a new science (after all, science did not exist at that time). However, Galileo was forced to kneel inside the church of Maria Sopra Minerva and repudiate the work and views of a lifetime. This documentary tells the story of a man who never retreated and had the persistence and courage to vindicate his intellectual identity.
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