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Fire Ants The Invincible Army

For more than 80 years, Solenopsis Invicta (Red Imported Fire Ant) has been on a ceaseless march across the United States, racking up six billion dollars every year in crop damage, equipment repair, and pest control.
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Flying with Condors
2005 Documentary
The condor, king of the Andes, has a wingspan of up to 4 meters, making it the biggest bird in the world that can actually take to the air. It lives in unspoilt mountain regions, far from human habitation, and in the mythology of the region it symbolises the superiority of the spirit and the hope of enlightenment. The condor is a master of flight, soaring majestically in vast circles high above the snow-covered Andes, 5000 metres above sea level. And now an English woman called Judy Leden, female world champion in hang gliding and paragliding, has embarked on a fascinating yet highly dangerous undertaking. She intends to climb into the air alongside the gigantic birds and gather information about their realm; to this day little is known about the life of the condor.
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Flight of the Aquanaut
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A gripping tale of a diver's voyage into danger.
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Land of the Giants
2005
Join Lin Sutherland as she journeys to Tasmania, Australia's small southern island in search of the world's tallest and largest trees. Unfortunately Lin is not alone in her search for these legendry giants...it's a race against time and against a giant of another kind the massive and relentless wood chipping industry.
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Detecting Danger - Africa's Giant Rats
2007 Documentary
Africas giant rats the size of a cat can be trained to detect land-mines by smelling them. Giant rats are clever and they learn fast. Their sense of smell is better than a dogs, they have more stamina, and theyre a lot cheaper to train. This documentary follows Miss Marple, who was born in a training lab and who goes through a years training before being sent on her first mission to Mozambique.
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Killer Shrews
1959
Thorne Sherman and his first mate Griswold deliver supplies to a group on a remote island. The group, consisting of a scientist named Marlowe Cragis, his research assistant Radford Baines, the scientists daughter Ann, her fiancee Jerry Farrel, and a servant named Mario, meet the captain and his first mate and advise them to stay with them in a house because a hurricane is approaching. Thorne goes but Griswold stays with the boat. On the island, a doctor works to make humans half-size. This, apparently, will reduce world hunger as smaller humans would presumably eat less. Unfortunately, his experiments have also created some giant, venomous shrews. Thorne and Ann begin to fall in love, which angers Jerry. As the shrews run out of smaller animals to eat, they eat Griswold and close in on the people in the house, ultimately breaking in through the basement. It is discovered that the shrews have a poisonous bite, as a small single bite is enough to kill Mario. The poison kills Radford, and the shrews force the gr
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History Rediscovered: Divide and Conquer
The third installment in Frank Capra's Why We Fight propaganda film series, Divide and Conquer brilliantly presents the Nazi conquest of Western Europe in 1940, as Germany employs the Blitzkrieg with devastating effect.
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Giant Grizzlies
2003 Documentary
Award-winning wildlife cinematographer Andreas Kieling wants to clear up the mystery of Alaskas giant grizzlies, animals that can be as tall as 4.5 meters when standing. Together with an Alaskan Indian he sets out on a challenging and dangerous expedition through the most remote areas of Alaska. The journey also shows how the native population has learned to live in this inhospitable region for many centuries.
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Forest of Fantasies
2012 documentary
On Christmas Eve, they say, the animalscan talk. Peter Rosegger, one of Austrias greatest writers, turned this legend into a magical short story about his own country childhood in Styrias Alpine uplands. Its one of Austrias most fascinating landscapes: deep, dark forests flanked by steep mountain ridges, gentle meadows reaching up to exposed summits: in limitless shades of just one color: green. Trudging through the snow to join his family for the Christmas Eve service in the valley below, ten-year-old Peter comes face to face with a young fawn in the twilight, and wonders what he could tell about growing up in the forest, with the other animals, through the seasons. This film captures the essence of Roseggers story and the subtle and dramatic changes of the Styrian forest throughout the year.
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Ufos, Lies and the Cold War
2005 History, Biography
Pop culture is unthinkable without them, and so is the Cold War: UFOs, those flying saucers allegedly bringing aliens to dominate the world. The phenomena could usually be explained, but some of the more elusive cases expose some fascinating insights into the secretive actions of the military and intelligence community. Many UFO phenomena were the product of distorted information; but many were also real sightings of secretly developed aircraft. In this film, Pohlmann examines the link between sightings in the U.S. and the Soviet Union, how each superpower played with the other's fear of foreign domination, and how irrational fears were fostered among entire nations in the already explosive climate of the Cold War.
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Atlantis: Secret Star Mappers of a Lost world
2007 paranormal
A profile and examination of the recent findings of human settlements submerged at the end of the Ice Age when the sea level rose, giving credence to the notion that the story of Atlantis has its roots in actual historical events
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The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill
2003 Documentary, Independent
This acclaimed documentary follows the ups-and-downs of a rambunctious flock of urban parrots in San Francisco as guide Mark Bittner befriends, feeds, and names the members of the flock.
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Military Monkeys
2001 History, Biography
An outpost of the rare military monkey, beside the Grumeti River in Tanzania, comes under pressure in freak weather conditions. The worst drought since 1930 brings stress to all the animals even ancient crocodiles that might remember the last such dry-down. But the resourceful monkeys have a trick or two up their sleeve, as they face competition with their greatest rivals, baboons. Meanwhile, the crocodiles wait in the river: the wildebeest are coming. But the river is about to dry up
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Join Sniffer, the busy beagle, as he throws a party for hundreds of his pet friends! Non-stop fun for kids of all ages and families!
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Crater of Life
2007
Following Lin Sutherland, one of Australia's most passionate wildlife film makers, Crater of Life takes people to the heart of one of Australia's best kept wildlife secrets as she tracks down some of Australia's most unusual, rare and magnificent animals.
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Ships of the Desert
2012 documentary
Camels are masters of the art of survival. They can go for up to ten months without a drop of water, then drink 200 litres in only 15 minutes, and even digest salt water. Domesticated as beasts of burden they laid the foundations of ancient long-distance trade, with salt and incense caravans regularly crossing the most hostile landscapes in the world. Today, camels are still the most important source of milk, meat, leather, wool, fertilizer and fuel in large parts of Africa and Asia, and for the Bedouins of Arabia. Unsurprisingly Bedouins call the camel Al-Ata Allah, the gift of God. Now medical researchers are exploring the miraculous properties of camels milk apparently effective against Alzheimers and cancer! The film shows camels defying the deadly conditions of the desert with their Bedouin owners; valuable decorated fighting camels, cosseted and pitched against one another in Turkey; Saudi Arabias unique hi-tech camel clinics; and feral camels in Australia, saved from the cull and coralled for re-expor
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Owl's Odyssey
2012 documentary
When a female barnowls home an old disused barn is de-molished, she has to seek a new place to live. On the way, flying through forests and across grasslands, she encounters most of the common owl species in Central Europe: long and short eared owls, little, tawny and eagle owls, some she can live peace- fully beside, others she must shun or risk becoming their prey. During her journey, the film shows how owls fly so silently and hunt so efficiently. It illustrates what they have meant to humans since ancient times, and how they live beside us today. It explains why they have become unfairly associated with death. Our owl finally finds a new home, as the guest of a barn owl family, in time to see the new clutch of young following their mother on their first majestic flight.
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Dingo - Wild Dog at War
2012 Documentary
The dingo, Australias native dog, is a lightning rod of public opinion: hated, feared, respected and loved. To some, theyre evil: stealing babies and destroying livestock. To others, theyre a persecuted animal thats key to the health of our ecosystem and part of the solution to the invasion of exotic species. Farmer and dog trainer Dave Graham is on a quest to find a way for man and dingo to coexist as the survival of purebred dingoes and native fauna hangs in the balance.
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The Beatles - Strange Fruit - The Beatles' Apple Records
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