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The seas of the Asia Pacific stand as one of the last major centres of marine biodiversity in the world. But the vast carbon footprint left in the ocean has led global fisheries experts to demand drastic action. If that doesnt happen, they warn, all that that will be left in our oceans will be jellyfish. Meanwhile, a war is being waged. Illegal fishing has robbed Indonesia of an estimated $3.2bn in losses from poaching. Corrupt military forces do little to combat the trawlers, taking bribes and selling fake licenses to foreign poachers. Indonesia's coral reefs help to support one of the largest marine fisheries in the world, generating 3.6bn tons of fish each year. At stake here is not just the livelihood of a region, but also the future of one of the worlds greatest marine areas. We follow marine biologists from the WWF fighting to not just to protect, but to rebuild the oceans. This is a war for fish, for nature, and for the planet.
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Hunting Buddies - How Dogs Discovered Man
No animal reflects human social changes as much as the dog. For millennia, Dogs have served as mankinds hunting buddies, vital companions in our struggle for survival. In todays increasingly civilized world, modern dogs have had to Abandon their first instincts, finding new employment as family members, helping the disabled, diagnosing cancer, or sniffing for drugs. We have forgotten what it actually means to be a dog, a hunter.
Sea Of Death
Sea of Death is the ultimate documentary film about a catastrophe many times greater than Titanic: the sinking of three German refugee ships at the end of World War II when 20 000 people lost their lives. It combines unique under water footage from the divers who discovered the Steuben in 2005, interviews with survivors who have kept their trauma a secret for sixty years and access to secret sources in Russia that case new light on the tragic event. Towards the end of the Second World War millions of German civilians fled from the onslaught of the Soviet Army. Women, children, hospitalized soldiers together they crammed the Polish ports, their last chance of being evacuated. The situation was chaotic, the ships were loaded way over capacity. Off the coast, Soviet submarines were lying in wait, ready to attack any ship that ventured out into the Baltic Sea. The under water footage of the three wrecks Wilhelm Gustloff, Steuben and Goya is starkingly graphic: personal belongings left in panic sixty years ago
2012 documentary, new-releases
Creationist Don McLeroy fights to change the standards of US education to his liking through reelection to the Texas State Board of Education.
Performing This Way
Richard Villa pokes fun at his Latino roots and the experience of young first generation immigrants, that everyday walk a tightrope between Mexican tradition and American culture.
Forest of Fantasies
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.
Drugs, sex and the allure of fast money blur the boundaries between two very different societies in this compelling drama set against the heated backdrop of Miami. Joe and his two best friends, Kevin and Mickey, are struggling to get ahead, dissatisfied with their lives and current financial situation. When a package of ecstasy ends up in their possession at a nightclub, they are enticed by the prospect of scoring some fast cash. The three friends offer to distribute the drugs to their social, business and party contacts for a notorious neighborhood drug lord. Naïve and encouraged by their initial success, the boys increase their distribution and quickly find themselves in over their heads with no way to turn back. As addictions take hold and their friendship begins to unravel, they find the lifestyle they have chosen may come at a very high price - their lives.
Ed Hardy - Tattoo the World
In 1955, most ten-year-old boys dreamt of growing up to be firemen or jet pilots. Ed Hardy had the wild idea of becoming a tattoo artist. He saw his calling in the mystical images of pierced hearts, flaming eyeballs and bloody skulls.
Minds in the Water
2012 documentary, social, ecological, sports
Pro surfer Dave "Rasta" Rastovich embarked on a personal mission to help stop the slaughter of dolphins and whales, building a star-studded team to help spread the message.
Boys of H Company
2004 Crime, Drama
At a critical turning point in the Second World War, 80,000 Marines prepare for a daring assault on a strategic Japanese island. Confronted by overwhelming resistance, they risk everything to defeat a tyrannical enemy that has sworn to kill them and never surrender. Many of the Marines are boys no older than 20. Many will never return from the black sand beaches of Iwo Jima and pay the ultimate price for their victory.
Detecting Danger - Africa's Giant Rats
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.
2008 Action, History, Drama
In 228AD China, the country is plagued by constant war and is split into three separate kingdoms. Now one man from humble beginnings will rise up to lead his army to victory and restore peace to the nation.
London: The Modern Babylon
From musicians, writers, artists, and dangerous thinkers comes the story of London's immigrants and bohemians, and how together they changed the city forever.
2013 Documentary, Sport
A diverse cast of non-professional runners attempt to complete the most difficult ultramarathon race series on Earth. Their dramatic journey takes them across the worlds most picturesque yet brutal landscapes, pushing their bodies, hearts and spirits through a myriad of external and internal obstacles. DESERT RUNNERS delves into the mindset of ultra-athletes, and the complex ways in which human beings deal with both heartbreak and triumph.
Jack and the Beanstalk
Abbott & Costello's version of the famous fairy tale, about a young boy who trades the family cow for magic beans.
The Scalp Hunters
Sydney Pollack directs Burt Lancaster, Shelley Winters and Telly Savalas in this lively and ribald western about a frontier-wise fur trapper who loses his pelts to a band of Kiowas in exchange for a slave he doesn't want.
When a roller-skating-obsessed town is over-run by video game shilling gangsters, only one man has the funk deep enough to boogie them back to oblivion. Amen.
Based on the real-life story of one of Austrias most-wanted bank robbers, The Robber is a breathless thriller as lean and taut as its marathon-winning title character.