Simply the Best Documentaries

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Death Row Kids
Land Of The Mammoth
Flex Is Kings
South Pacific Fragile Paradise
Size Matters
Deep Sea
Cooked: Air
Deliver Us From Evil
The Private Life of Plants: Travelling
To The Arctic
Catastrophes that Changed the Planets
Grand Canyon Adventure
The Last Empire
Cooked: Fire
Wonders of Life: Home
Memory Hackers
Turtle Power The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Glory of Byzantium
One Life on the Limit
Neanderthal 2
The Viking Sagas
The Human Face of Big Data
Legends of Flight
The 21st Century Race for Space
Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie
Asteroids - Worlds That Never Were
Who is in Control
He Named Me Malala
Florence and the Uffizi Gallery
Conversations with Dolphins II
The Gatekeepers
Can We All Become Geniuses

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The Fear of 13
The Fear of 13 2015

Nick Yarris, a convicted murderer who has spent 23 years on Death Row and was released in 2004 when DNA evidence proved he was innocent of the crime, tells his story. In a non-linear structure, he reveals his early life, youthful transgressions, arrest, and time on death row, with several twists and turns. This gripping documentary reels you in, closer and closer, finally playing its hand in the closing moments.

Category:History  Duration:1:27:15   

The Lost Tribes of Humanity
The Lost Tribes of Humanity 2017

Alice Roberts explores the latest discoveries in the study of human origins, revealing the transformation that has been brought about in this field by genetics. Traditional Palaeoanthropology, based on fossils, is being transformed by advanced genome sequencing techniques. We now know that there were at least four other distinct species of human on the planet at the same time as us - some of them identified from astonishingly well-preserved DNA extracted from 50,000-year-old bones, others hinted at by archaic sections of DNA hidden in our modern genome. What's more, we now know that our ancestors met and interacted with these other humans, in ways that still have ramifications today. Alice uses these revelations to update our picture of the human family tree.

Category:History  Duration:58:49   

Making a Murderer Eighteen Years Lost
Making a Murderer Eighteen Years Lost 2015

This series, acclaimed by the public and praised by critics, explores the story of Steven Avery, a man from Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, who served 18 years in prison for the wrongful conviction of sexual assault and attempted murder of Penny Beerntsen, before being fully exonerated in 2003 by DNA evidence. "Eighteen Years Lost" When Steven Avery is freed from a wrongful conviction, his search for justice raises questions about the authorities who put him behind bars.

Category:History  Duration:1:02:40   Series: Making a Murderer

Escaping ISIS
Escaping ISIS 2015

In August 2014, ISIS militants raided a Yazidi village in Syria, kidnapping thousands of men, women and children. Hundreds of the kidnapped men were killed or forced to convert to Islam; the women and children were sold as sex slaves or to marry ISIS fighters. Many were raped or became victims of other forms of sexual violence. Escaping ISIS depicts 34 of those captured by militants last year — mostly women and young children — reuniting with their families as they escape to freedom". Some victims were brought to freedom through underground networks, guides inside ISIS and resistance fighters. Women contacted the resistance fighters, begging for rescue; some said the alternative is committing suicide. Many escapees walk for several days with little food and water, often barefoot, risking getting recaptured and killed. One resistance fighter was shot in the back of the head in ISIS territory after they found out that he was working against them. The documentary shows parts of this treacherous journey to freedom.

Category:Culture  Duration:55:41   

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