Simply the Best Documentaries

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The Story of India: Spice Routes and Silk Roads
Life After People
Capitalism A Love Story 1of2
Terra Firma
Planet Earth II Deserts
The 50s Eisenhower the Bomb and the Third World
The Secret You
The Nazis, A Warning From History. Episode 3
Clash of the Gods: Hercules
Hidden Kingdoms: Under Open Skies
Journey to Space
Forks Over Knives
Tiny Giants
Magnetic Storm
Who Is Afraid of a Big Black Hole
Alien Technology
When Will Time End
Land Of The Mammoth
Swallowed by a Black Hole
Birth of the British Novel
Space Junk
Diving into the Unknown
Precision the Measure of All Things
Children 404
What is the Right Diet for You 2of3
Galapagos with David Attenborough Origin
10 Things You Need to Know about the Future
Some of the Things That Molecules Do
The Farthest
Kingdom of Plants Life in the Wet Zone
The Fantastic Mr Feynman
1945 The Savage Peace
Art of Spain: The Dark Heart
Stephen Hawking Favorite Places III

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The Wildest Dream Conquest of Everest
The Wildest Dream Conquest of Everest 2010

The film explores George Mallory's obsession with becoming the first person to reach the highest place on Earth. Told through the explorer's poignant and evocative letters to his wife, Ruth, previously unseen photos and film archive from 1924 (restored from the original nitrate especially for the film), dramatization and a modern-day expedition retracing the original route taken in 1924, Mallory's incredible adventure lives again. The expedition was led by renowned mountaineer Conrad Anker, whose life became inextricably linked with Mallory after he found Mallory s body on Everest in 1999. Using replica 1920s-era clothing and equipment, Anker sets out to solve the great mystery of whether Mallory succeeded in summiting Everest before he died he was last seen just 800 feet from the summit before the clouds closed in and he disappeared into legend. The most heart-breaking clue: All of Mallory's belongings were found intact on his body, except the photograph of his beloved Ruth, which he promised to leave at the top of the world if he succeeded.

Category:History  Duration:1:26:00   

The Fear of 13
The Fear of 13 2015

Nick Yarris, a convicted murderer who has spent 23 years on Death Row and was released in 2004 when DNA evidence proved he was innocent of the crime, tells his story. In a non-linear structure, he reveals his early life, youthful transgressions, arrest, and time on death row, with several twists and turns. This gripping documentary reels you in, closer and closer, finally playing its hand in the closing moments.

Category:History  Duration:1:27:15   

Silicon Cowboys
Silicon Cowboys 2016

Launched in 1982 by three friends in a Houston diner, Compaq Computer set out to build a portable PC to take on IBM, the world's most powerful tech company. Many had tried cloning the industry leader's code, only to be trounced by IBM and its high-priced lawyers. 'Silicon Cowboys' explores the remarkable David vs. Goliath story, and eventual demise, of Compaq, an unlikely upstart who altered the future of computing and helped shape the world as we know it today. Directed by Oscar (R)-nominated director Jason Cohen, the film offers a fresh look at the explosive rise of the 1980's PC industry and is a refreshing alternative to the familiar narratives of Jobs, Gates, and Zuckerberg.

Category:History  Duration:1:13:39   

Japan at War
Japan at War 

Japan's role in World War II gets a whole new perspective in this consisting entirely of full colour footage, including colour films from Japan that were recently discovered. As the visuals of the world war take on a new vivid immediateness, the story of the rise of the militarists in Japan is told through the personal writings of the Japanese themselves. From the first overconfident tastes of victory, to the devastating losses that led to an unthinkable defeat amidst the ruins, the Pacific Theater of World War II is told through the Japanese's eyes.

Category:History  Duration:1:34:04   

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