Simply the Best Documentaries

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American Alternative Rock
Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie
In the Shadow of the Moon
Nascar The IMAX Experience
To The Arctic
Can We Have Unlimited Power
Race For Survival
What the World is Waiting for - British Indie
The Art of Flight
One Life on the Limit
Deep Freeze
Hitting the Apex
Aftermath Population Zero
Dinosaurs Giants of Patagonia
Hunger at Sea
The Clean Room
Sea Rex Journey to a Prehistoric World
What Makes Me
Wild Russia: Siberia
Evolution: Great Transformations
Ocean Predators
Cosmic Dawn: The Real Moment of Creation
The Social Struggle
That Sugar Film
The Cove
Earth, the Power of the Planet: Atmosphere
How Do I Decide
The Brain What is Reality
Land Of The Mammoth
Silk Roads and China Ships
Amazing Africa

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Memory Hackers
Memory Hackers 2016

Memory is the glue that binds our mental lives. Without it, we’d be prisoners of the present, unable to use the lessons of the past to change our future. From our first kiss to where we put our keys, memory represents who we are and how we learn and navigate the world. But how does it work? Neuroscientists using cutting-edge techniques are exploring the precise molecular mechanisms of memory". By studying a range of individuals ranging —from an 11-year-old whiz-kid who remembers every detail of his life to a woman who had memories implanted— scientists have uncovered a provocative idea. For much of human history, memory has been seen as a tape recorder that faithfully registers information and replays intact. But now, researchers are discovering that memory is far more malleable, always being written and rewritten, not just by us but by others. We are discovering the precise mechanisms that can explain and even control our memories. The question is— are we ready?

Category:Medicine  Duration:54:00   

Waltz With Bashir
Waltz With Bashir 2008

A wholly innovative, original, and vital history lesson, with pioneering animation, Waltz With Bashir delivers its message about the Middle East in a mesmerizing fashion. Director Ari Folman's animated quasi-documentary follows the filmmaker's emotional attempt to decipher the horrors that unfolded one night in September of 1982, when Christian militia members massacred more than 3,000 Palestinian refugees in the heart of Beirut as Israeli soldiers surrounded the area". Folman was one of those soldiers, but nearly 20 years after the fact, his memories of that night remain particularly hazy. After hearing an old friend recall a vivid nightmare in which he is pursued by 26 ferocious dogs, Folman and his friend conclude that the dream must somehow relate to that fateful mission during the first Lebanon War. When Folman realizes that his recollections regarding that period in his life seem to have somehow been wiped clean, he travels the world to interview old friends and fellow soldiers from the war. Later, as Folman's memory begins to emerge in a series of surreal images, he begins to uncover a truth about himself that will haunt him for the rest of his days.

Category:History  Duration:01:27:00   

Alive Inside
Alive Inside 2014

Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music's ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it.

Category:Medicine  Duration:01:14:00   

Ape Man: Search for the First Human
Ape Man: Search for the First Human 2005

After eight grueling years of hunting in the hot, wind-scoured desert of central Africa, an international team of researchers has uncovered one of the most sensational fossil finds in living memory: the well-preserved 7 million years old skull of a chimp-size animal, probably a male, that doesn't fit any known species. According to paleontologist Michel Brunet of the University of Poitiers in France, whose team reported the find in Nature last week, there is no way it could have been an ape of any kind. It was almost certainly a hominid — a member of a subdivision of the primate family whose only living representative is modern man.

Category:Science  Duration:47:12   

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