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Life Rocky Start
The Crimes
Earth, the Power of the Planet: Atmosphere
Catholicism The unpredictable rise of Rome
IMAX Hubble
How to Stay Young The Body
Pill Poppers
No Impact Man The Documentary
The Fukushima Lights
Galapagos with David Attenborough Origin
Fear
The Spark of Life
Prescription Thugs
Neanderthal 1
The Mating Game
Miracle Cure: A Decade of the Human Genome
Playing God
Clash of the Gods: Odysseus II
Becoming Human: First Steps
The Outer Planets
Last Human Standing
Mission Pluto
Alive Inside
From Pole to Pole
Tales by Light Adrenaline
Will We Become God
Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life
World Richest Terror Army
Neanderthal 2
The Incredible Human Journey: Australia
The Persistence of Memory
Ancient Aliens Debunked: Nazca Lines
Dawg Fight
Just Do It
Do We Live in the Matrix
Is Alcohol Worse than Ecstasy

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Feed up
Feed up 2014

Upending the conventional wisdom of why we gain weight and how to lose it, Fed Up unearths a dirty secret of the American food industry—far more of us get sick from what we eat than anyone has previously realized. Filmmaker Stephanie Soechtig and TV journalist Katie Couric lead us through this potent exposé that uncovers why—despite media attention, the public’s fascination with appearance, and government policies to combat childhood obesity—generations of American children will now live shorter lives than their parents did.

Category:Medicine  Duration:01:32:00   

Atari Game Over
Atari Game Over 2014

The documentary chronicles the fall of the Atari Corporation through the lens of one of the biggest mysteries of all time, dubbed 'The Great Video Game Burial of 1983'. As the story goes, the Atari Corporation, faced with an overwhelmingly negative response to 'E.T.', the video game for the Atari 2600, disposed of hundreds of thousands of unsold game cartridges by burying them in the small town of Alamogordo, New Mexico.

Category:Technology  Duration:1:06:10   

Food Inc
Food Inc 2009

Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that's been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, insecticide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won't go bad, but we also have new strains of e coli--the harmful bacteria that cause illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield Farms' Gary Hirschberg and Polyface Farms' Joe Salatin, the film reveals surprising--and often shocking truths--about what we eat, how it's produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.

Category:Technology  Duration:1:33:44   

Fire
Fire 2010

Iain explores man's relationship with fire. He begins by embarking on an extraordinary encounter with this terrifying force of nature - a walk right through the heart of a raging fire. Fire has long been our main source of energy and Iain shows how this meant that the planet played a crucial role in Britain's industrial revolution, whilst holding China's development back. Along the way he dives in a mysterious lake in Oregon, climbs a glacier of salt, crawls through an extraordinary cave in Iran and takes a therapeutic bath in crude oil.

Category:Culture  Duration:59:00   Series: How Earth Made Us

 
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