Operation Deep Sea: Shedding Light in the Darkness
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Deep sea: 1000m below the surface no light, immense pressure and icy temperatures. The deep sea encompasses more than 90% of the planets habitat. Yet we know less about these depths than about the moon. This film documents the technical, scientific, and ecological challenges of deep sea researchers. Scientists work worldwide together to collect data on the physical state of the upper ocean. With more than 3000 autonomous floats they monitor the oceans for influences on weather systems like El Nino or the monsoon. Does it affect global climate change? Does the deep sea offer solutions for the CO2 issue? Researchers in the Okinawa Trough are trying to find out. The sea floor harbors enormous amounts of resources: oil, natural gas, methane. Scientists work hard to try and locate these materials. Millions of deep sea dwellers are waiting for their discovery. The Census of Marine Life is trying to catalogue these bizarre ocean creatures before they disappear. The expenditures comeing with these projects are enorm
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One of our favorite natural history subjects, the good old dinosaur, gets a makeover and then some in this fantastically ambitious and groundbreaking documentary. Based on cutting-edge paleontology and the latest fossil records, DINOTASIA presents a series of vignettes about dinosaurs - both familiar faces and some we have only found out about in the past ten years. The film uses CGI to bring the stories to life, but draws on animation's birth in silent film and early Disney to create proper, traditional visual storytelling. Werner Herzog narrates.
Cracking the Da Vinci Code
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Adolph Hitler's Great Escape
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Adolf Hitler and hundreds of Nazi's escaped to South America at the end of WWII. Based on the best-selling book by renowned WWII expert, Harry Cooper, and featuring Germany's "Wonder Weapons", Flying Disks, Black U-Boats and the shocking history regarding the German base in Antarctica.
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.
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