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Africa the Greatest Show on Earth
The Cold War: 1945-1950
Man on Wire
How Big is the Universe
Through the Wormhole: Is There a Creator
Taking To The Air
The Union The Business Behind Getting High
Honshu
How Did We Get Here
Life of a Universe Creation
1945 The Savage Peace
IMAX Hubble
Robots
Flight of the Butterflies
Fear
Operation Condor
Legends of Flight
Alien Technology
The Other Side
Planet Dinosaur Ultimate Killers
Planet Ocean
George Harrison Living in the Material World 1 of 2
Venus and Mercury
Woody Allen A Documentary 1
Samurai Sword
Narco Cultura
Finding Atlantis
Underwater Universe of the Orda Cave
Ancient Aliens Debunked: Anunnaki
Waltz With Bashir
The Untold History of the United States: World War Two
The life of Buddha
Is Gun Crime a Virus
The Sound and the Fury: A Century of Modern Music. Wrecking Ball
The Salt of the Earth
Clash of the Gods: Tolkien Monsters

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Steve Jobs Man in the Machine
Steve Jobs Man in the Machine 2015

Directed by Alex Gibney, it follows the life and work of ex-Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Gibney starts the doc by showing how much people around the world worship Steve Jobs as if he were an idol. He then provides you with a wealth of background information about Jobs' childhood, teenage and college years including how he formed Apple Inc. Fortunately, not all of the doc is hagiography because Gibney does briefly delve into the darker side of Jobs, particularly how selfish he was and mistreated those around him including his ex-wife. Jobs comes across as a charming, intelligent narcissist who knows how to captivate an audience whenever he speaks. In other words, like all great narcissists, he's a very good actor. Gibney certainly knows how to choose the right subject because Jobs' complexity makes him all the more captivating and worthy of a feature-length film. As is usually the case with Gibney's docs, this one is slickly-edited and has just the right amount of comic relief, mostly in the brief video of an young boy joyfully lists all of Apple's technological devices that Steve Jobs created. You'll catch a glimpse of what makes Jobs fallible, and find a little mildly provocative food for thought about the advancement of modern technology, i.e. how technology helps to connect us to one another yet alienates us at the same time.

Category:History  Duration:2:08:39   

Humpback Whale
Humpback Whale 2006

Few sounds are more beautiful or moving than the underwater songs of the humpback whale. Male whales compete with their songs, which often last for 10 minutes at a time, and can be repeated for hours on end. Whales separated by thousands of miles of sea will sing almost identical songs. Researchers have found that the songs change throughout the breeding months, following a mysterious pattern repeated across the waves. Whales also use sound to hunt. To catch herring, humpback whales release a stream of bubbles to form a shimmering, circular fishing net. Emitting a repetitive loud scream, they scare the fish into a tight ball, then lunge out of the water to swallow the shoal whole. Now it seems that the long-held image of the gentle giant must change to one of a ferocious and opportunistic hunter.

Category:Nature  Duration:Humpback Whale   

Building the Great Pyramid
Building the Great Pyramid 

The Great Pyramid of Giza's construction is still shrouded in mystery, despite it being the only survivor among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. In Building the Great Pyramid, travel back 4,500 years with the BBC as they re-create the circumstances under which it may have been built, as well as the daily life of the population at that time. Expert archaeologists, Egyptologists, and scholars share their latest theories on what may have happened. The film combines dramatic reconstruction, location shooting and state-of-the-art CGI computer effects. Directed and written by Jonathan Stamp.

Category:History  Duration:57:40   

Where to Invade Next
Where to Invade Next 2015

To show what the USA can learn from rest of the world, director Michael Moore playfully visits various nations in Europe and Africa as a one-man "invader" to take their ideas and practices for America. Whether it is Italy with its generous vacation time allotments, France with its gourmet school lunches, German with its industrial policy, Norway and its prison system, Tunisia and its strongly progressive women's policy and Iceland and its strong female presence in government and business among others, Michael Moore discovers there is much that American should emulate

Category:Culture  Duration:2:00:51   

 
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