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Simply the Best Documentaries

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Second Earth
Blood Of The Vikings: The Sea Road
How Small is the Universe
What the World is Waiting for - British Indie
Last of the Giants
Cocaine Cowboys
Adaptation
Africa Fishing Leopards
Oceans
Is Alcohol Worse than Ecstasy
Sharks
Gravity
The Mediterranean Sea
Countdown to Zero
January to March
Deliver Us From Evil
Inside The Dark Web
Tofu: Good Sex Bad Sex
How to Grow a Planet Life from Light
Erasing Dad
Cooked: Water
Fukushima Is Nuclear Power Safe
Let there be Life
Stephen Hawking Favorite Places
The Last Lions
The Story of Information
The Indian Ocean Coastal Waters
Apocalypse
Why Do I Need You
Van Gogh
The Death of the Oceans
Insect Hunters
Birth of Humanity
That Sugar Film
Bitcoin: The End of Money As We Know It
Flying Monsters

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Crude Impact
Crude Impact 2006

The documentary is about the effect of fossil fuels on issues such as global warming, the environmental crisis, society and the questionable practices of oil companies. It examines the interconnection of human domination of the planet and the use of petroleum, and offers solutions for how we can stop our progression down this destructive path. Written and directed by James Jandak Wood. The film has several awards and nominations

Category:Science  Duration:01:37:00   

South Pacific Fragile Paradise
South Pacific Fragile Paradise 2009

The extraordinary wildlife, culture and history of this immense, fascinating ocean and its myriad islands are revealed in stunning detail. With its coral reefs, turquoise lagoons and dramatic oceanic atolls, the South Pacific is the archetypal paradise. It is still relatively healthy and teeming with fish, but it is a fragile paradise. International fishing fleets are taking a serious toll on the sharks, albatross and tuna, and there are other insidious threats to these bountiful seas. We look at what is being done to preserve the ocean and its wildlife.

Category:Nature  Duration:59:00   

Living Together
Living Together 2006

The documentary deals with the future of conservation. It begins by looking at previous efforts. The 'Save The Whales' campaign, which started in the 1960s, is seen to have had a limited effect, as whaling continues and fish stocks also decline. In the 1990s, as head of the Kenya Wildlife Service, Richard Leakey took on the poachers by employing armed units. Although it was successful in saving elephants, the policy was detrimental to the Maasai people, who were forced from their land. The need for "fortress" areas is questioned, and the recently highlighted Raja Ampat coral reef in Indonesia is an example. The more tourism it generates, the greater the potential for damage — and inevitable coastal construction. Sustainable development is viewed as controversial, and one contributor perceives it to currently be a "contradiction in terms". Trophy hunting is also contentious. Those that support it argue that it generates wealth for local economies, while its opponents point to the reducing numbers of species such as the markhor. Ecotourism is shown to be beneficial, as it is in the interests of its providers to protect their environments. However, in some areas, such as the Borneo rainforests, the great diversity of species is being replaced by monocultures. The role of both religion and the media in conservation is argued to be extremely important. Contributors to the programme admit a degree of worry about the future, but also optimism.

Category:Nature  Duration:   

Polar Bears: A Summer Odyssey
Polar Bears: A Summer Odyssey 2012

This documentary tells the story a young polar bear's epic migration through the icy waters of Hudson Bay and his subsequent adventures on land, where he must spend the ice-free season. It is his first summer alone without his mother to guide and feed him. His struggle to survive is set against the biggest environmental story of our time: climate change. The stunning images were taken with more than eight different kinds of cameras including, for the first time, a polar bear collar-cam; a remote control Truck-cam; a mini Heli-cam, and several underwater cameras.

Category:Nature  Duration:50:00      

 
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