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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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Worldwide there are more than 115.000 known species of algae 200 of them are extremely toxic! During algal bloom large sea areas of many square kilometres are contaminated by their neurotoxic substances. The consequence: millions of fish die and are flushed on to the beaches. The toxins are also absorbed by mussels and this way can enter the food chain of human beings. After eating contaminated mussels food poisoning, permanent loss of memory or death by apnoea can occur, depending on the kind and amount of neurotoxic substance. In 1995 eight guests of a restaurant in Amsterdam were hospitalized after eating mussels all had eaten from mussels that had come from a small breeding farm in Killary Fjord, in the west of Ireland. Even so the mussels have been intensely examined in a lab, it took more than ten years until scientists could detect the reason for the food poisoning. They discovered a new toxic species of algae. During a shipping expedition German and Irish researchers will investigate how the new pol
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.
A Kingdom For The Dzanga Gorillas
Deep in the heart of darkness in the lush rain forest of the Congo, is a woman with a very big heart. Italian scientist Chloe Cipoletta has dedicated her life to protecting and studying a remarkable family of lowland gorillas. Until now, these wonderful animals have lived a quiet, secret life away from people. But with human development on the horizon, the race is now on to ensure that Congos gorillas have a permanent home in the future. Chloes solution is radical, yet simple: she wants to habituate a family of gorillas to human contact. If she succeeds then a whole new tourist industry will be born, as well as a good financial reason to protect the forest home of one of humankinds closest relations.
Atomic Journeys: Welcome to Ground Zero
Prepare to enter the Atomic Age! It may be closer than you think! Visit and experience America's original nuclear weapons testing sites in states as diverse as Mississippi, Colorado and Alaska!
2009 Documentary, War, History
By late 2006, attacks on US troops and Iraqis reached nearly 5,000 per month and 2,500 to 3,000 Iraqis were being killed each month. Then came The Surge. Those in command were charged with the responsibility of making Iraqi citizens safe and restoring order but they didnt have a clue as to how theyd pull it off. In December, 2006, Gen. Petraeus put his head down on his desk and wondered what he was doing there. Never-before-interviewed military personnel tell the story of what they found when they arrived in Iraq, and how they reacted. No history of the Iraq war is complete without this story, and the strategies employed by these men will likely be used elsewhere.Includes interviews with: General David Petraeus, General Nasier Abadi, Colonel Mike Garrett, Brigadier General John Campbell.
Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare
A powerful and thought-provoking documentary that exposes the U.S. healthcare system as one designed to profit on disease rather than health. The film interweaves personal stories with the efforts of leaders battling to transform it.
Angels and Demons
Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon works to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican.
Nickelback - The Road to Success
The Untold Stories' we take you behind the music to discover what it took for this unlikely trio to define a musical genre. Packed with interviews this documentary takes you where the cameras never previously preyed to achieve an uncensored look at a legendary band.
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.
2010 documentary, independent
Part mystery, part travelogue, and part banjo showdown, Oscar-nominated Gasland documents filmmaker Josh Fox's cross-country odyssey to find out if the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing-or fracking-is actually safe.
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
1986 Mystery, Crime
Poes classic chiller of inhuman crime, shrill suspense and dazzling detective work in Paris at the turn of the 19th Century.
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.
GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling
2012 Documentary, Sport
This heartfelt documentary chronicles the rise and fall of the first-ever all-female pro-wrestling show through the stories of those who lived it.
American Drug War
American Drug War gives a radical new perspective to the Drug War by putting a human face on the War's casualties, while enlisting help from some unlikely sources. A Republican Governor? A right-wing Judge? The Last White Hope has made ending the drug war a mainstream issue.
Cold Case: The Shroud of Turin
What is the truth behind the Shroud of Turin? In 1988, one of Christianity's most hallowed relics, was tested by carbon radiation for accuracy. This doc unveils the potential errors and miscalculations that may have fudged the findings, and in the process, changed the history of Christianity as we know it.
The Magic Life
Three aspiring individuals try to turn their passion into a career. Can they pull off the biggest trick of their lives and become working magicians?
2000 Crime, Drama
In the late 1990’s, New England is hit by a crime wave, netting millions for a gang of sophisticated thieves. A rash of armored car and bank robberies turn deadly as the gang gets sloppy, and guards must pay the price with their lives. Investigators attempt to blend in to a crime-ridden Boston community for information and names of anyone associated with the crime wave, but nobody in the tight nit area will cooperate with authorities. Catching a break, federal agents witness members of the gang as they attempt to rob another bank, and arrest them before more violence can occur. With the leader of the gang behind bars, community members feel safer cooperating with authorities to bring the remaining members of the “Boston Bandits” to justice.
My Favorite Brunette
Photographer Ronnie Jackson, on death row in San Quentin, tells reporters how he got there.