Simply the Best Documentaries

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Touching the Void
Capitalism A Love Story 1of2
Colours of Life
The Germanic Tribes: Barbarians Against Rome
The Normans: Conquest
Awake The life of Yogananda
Turtle Power The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Audrie and Daisy
Dark Future of the Sun
The Two Thousand Year Old Computer
St Peter and the Papal Basilicas of Rome
Off the Scale
Judgment Day
What Happened Before The Big Bang
Michael Jackson Journey from Motown to Off the Wall
The Seven New Signs of the Apocalypse
The Story of India: The Meeting of Two Oceans
Lost Horizons: The Big Bang
Hide and Seek. Forests
Who is God
Forks Over Knives
Clash of the Gods: The Minotaur
Earthflight Africa
The Nazis, A Warning From History. Episode 4
A.I. and the Destiny of Mankind
The Search for a New Earth
Magical Egypt
Stephen Hawking Favorite Places III
Mammoth Journey
Carlsbad Caverns
The Day they Dropped the Bomb
Magnificent Desolation Walking on the Moon
Fascination Coral Reef
Enchanted Kingdom
One Life on the Limit

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The Cities
The Cities 2011

Humans are so clever they’ve built their own habitat, designed to keep wild nature out. Yet as we discover the urban environment is totally dependant on the natural world. Over the three years of filming for Human Planet, the teams have spent time with over seventy different communities in countries across the planet. Despite seeing many different ways of living, there are some aspects of family life that remain the same whether you live in a tree house in West Papua, or a brick house in Bolton. These similarities became very clear when the urban team went to film on a rubbish dump in Kenya. Here on the Kibarani dump on the outskirts of Mombasa, Ali, Ashe and their family live and survive amongst the rubbish, and even here, just like anywhere on the planet, everything stops for a nice cup of tea!

Category:Culture  Duration:59:00   Series: Human Planet

Cooked: Water
Cooked: Water 2016

Michael Pollan looks to the kitchens of India for a lesson in the value of pot cooking and examines the consequences of eating highly processed food.

Category:Culture  Duration:58:00   Series: Cooked

Cooked: Air
Cooked: Air 2016

Of the four elements, air is the most elusive because we can't see it. There's something very magical about it. One of the ways we transform food is by getting air into it. Think of the soufflé, think of the loaf of bread. These things are elevated by the fact that they now contain air. They're ethereal. Visit food labs and Moroccan fields as Michael Pollan delves into the science of bread-making and the nature of gluten.

Category:Culture  Duration:52:24   Series: Cooked

The Deserts
The Deserts 2011

We can survive for weeks without food, but only days without water: it is the essential element of life. Yet many millions of us live in parched deserts around the world. In the second episode of Human Planet, we discover how the eternal quest for water brings huge challenges - and ingenious solutions - in the driest places on Earth. Battling through a sand storm in Mali, Mamadou must get his cows to a remote lake but desert elephants have arrived first. Can he find a safe way through the elephant blockade? Alone for weeks on end, Tubu women and children navigate the endless dunes of the Sahara. How does young Shede know where to find the last oasis, three days walk across the sea of sand? At the height of the drought we witness a spectacular frenzy: two thousand men rushing into Antogo Lake to catch the fish trapped by the evaporating water. When the rain finally arrives in the desert it's a time for flowering and jubilation - and love. The Wodaabe men of Niger put on make-up for an intoxicating courtship dance and beauty contest.

Category:Culture  Duration:59:00   Series: Human Planet

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