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David Bowie: Starman
Art of Eternity: Painting Paradise
What the Health
The Invisible Universe
The Challenger
Building the Great Pyramid
Clash of the Gods: Hercules
Planet Dinosaur Ultimate Killers
WWII In 3D
Art of Spain: The Dark Heart
Michael Jackson Journey from Motown to Off the Wall
Titanic 100 Years
The Outer Planets
Cannabis: The Evil Weed
Journey to Space
Flight of the Butterflies
The Last Reef
Deep Sea
Is Anybody Out There
The Cell: The Hidden Kingdom
I am Ali
Blood Brother
Everything
Fracking The New Energy Rush
Neanderthal 1
Shallow Seas
The Most Dangerous Band in the World. The Story of Guns N Roses
Video Games: The Movie
A Sky Full of Ghosts
Dinosaur 13
Oceans of the Solar System
More Human Than Human
A Leap of Faith
The Gatekeepers
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. Standing Up in the Milky Way
Conquest of the Skies The first to flight

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The White Helmets
The White Helmets 2016

Syria Civil Defense (SCD), also known as the White Helmets, is a volunteer civil defense organization that operates in rebel-controlled Syria during the Syrian Civil War as a response to indiscriminate bombardment of civilian communities. This group of indomitable first responders risk their lives to rescue victims from the rubble.

Category:Culture  Duration:39:58   

Capone First Kill
Capone First Kill 2016

The story of America's most notorious gangster, Al Capone, starts on the streets of Brooklyn. In 1913, at the age of 14, Capone starts running errands for local gangsters - just one of many immigrants struggling to survive. One day, young Al Capone gets caught in a police raid. He quickly grabs what money he can, evades police, and runs to the headquarters of mob boss Johnny Torrio. Torrio rewards Capone for his quick-thinking. When Torrio recognizes Capone's intelligence and drive, he takes him under his wing.

Category:History  Duration:42:24   Series: The Making of the Mob

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks
We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks 2013

In 2006, an Iceland-based outfit called The Sunshine Press launched the website WikiLeaks.org. As run by Australian Internet activist Julian Assange, the site's mandate involved regularly publishing top-secret documents and covert information, often regarding governments and their respective military operations". As might be expected, this set off a firestorm between those who admired the organization's bravado and resourcefulness, and those who argued, not unjustly, that the dissemination of data regarding such events as the U.S. war in Afghanistan could put untold numbers of lives at risk. In We Steal Secrets, Gibney relays the story of the WikiLeaks website from the inside, and moves beyond black and white to penetrate a complex network of activity guided by courage and idealism but also allegedly guilty of ethical insensitivity and hypocrisy. Acclaimed documentarian Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) takes the reins for this no-holds-barred look at one of the most unusual phenomena of early 21st century media.

Category:Culture  Duration:02:09:40   

The Internets Own Boy. The Story of Aaron Swartz
The Internets Own Boy. The Story of Aaron Swartz 2014

the rise and fall of a tech industry prodigy. Interviews with his friends and loved ones paint a portrait of Swartz as a martyr of freedom of information and hail his fight for the public's right to access tax-funded academic and scientific research, culminating in a personally devastating two-year Federal lawsuit." An avid researcher who had previously accessed otherwise private databases, Swartz, acting "in the grand tradition of civil disobedience to declare... opposition to this private theft of public culture" used MIT computers to access tax-funded research that would otherwise be held privately by for-profit publishers, an incident many viewers may remember from national headlines just a few year ago. Though neither MIT nor the digital repository Swartz accessed pressed charges, a US Attorney stepped in and filed a 13-count felony charge against Swartz, threatening him with over $1 million in fines and up to 35 years of jail time. Despite the defense of his peers, these events launched Swartz into a two-year long downward spiral of withdrawal and depression. Aaron Swartz's untimely death at the age of 26.

Category:Culture  Duration:01:45:00   

 
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