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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
How to Make Money Selling Drugs
The Union The Business Behind Getting High
Amazing Africa
Playing with Nuclear Fire
The Story of China Ancestors
Bush and Clinton: Squandered Peace in New World Order
Ebola: The Search for a Cure
When East Meets West
Stem Cell Universe with Stephen Hawking
IMAX Hubble
The Sound and the Fury: A Century of Modern Music. Wrecking Ball
Why Do We Dream
Workingman Death
The True Cost
The Square (Al Midan)
The Challenger
Behind Closed Doors
Dirty Wars
Magnetic Storm
Rivals
That Sugar Film
Planet Dinosaur Ultimate Killers
Inside Einstein Mind

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The Art of Russia: Out of the Forest
The Art of Russia: Out of the Forest 2009

Art critic Andrew Graham-Dixon tells the incredible story of Russian art, its mystery and magnificence and until now a story untold. He explores the origins of the Russian icon from its roots in Byzantium and the first great Russian icon, Our Lady of Vladimir to the masterpieces of the country's most famous icon painter, Andrei Rublev. Both epic and awe-inspiring, and producing brilliant art", nevertheless medieval Russia could be a terrifying place. Criss-crossing the epic landscape, Andrew visits the monastery founded by Ivan the Terrible, where his favourite forms of torture found inspiration in religious art. One man would shine a light into Russia's 'dark' ages - Peter the Great who, surprisingly, took as his inspiration Deptford in South London.

Category:Art  Duration:59:00   Series: The Art of Russia

Orthodoxy From Empire to Empire
Orthodoxy From Empire to Empire 2011

In the third part of his journey into the history of Christianity, Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch charts Orthodoxy's extraordinary fight for survival. After its glory days in the eastern Roman Empire, it stood right in the path of Muslim expansion, suffered betrayal by crusading Catholics, was seized by the Russian tsars and faced near-extinction under Soviet communism. MacCulloch visits the greatest collection of early icons in the Sinai desert, a surviving relic of the iconoclastic crisis in Istanbul and Ivan the Terrible's cathedral in Moscow to discover the secret of Orthodoxy's endurance.

Category:Culture  Duration:57:42   Series: A History of Christianity

 
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