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The Great Levelling
I am Ali
Living with Predators. Conservation
Machu Picchu Decoded
Deep Space Disasters
Stephen Hawking on Black Holes
IMAX Hubble
The Art of Flight
The Story of Maths To Infinity and Beyond
Ocean Deep
Mighty Amazon
Jerusalem
Atari Game Over
Art of Spain: The Dark Heart
The Ivory Game
Dawn of the Driverless Car
The White Helmets
Pax Romana
Fascination Coral Reef
Race for Absolute Zero
Volcano
How to Grow a Planet Life from Light
Arrival
Is Poverty Genetic
The Power Of The Placebo
Dinosaurs Giants of Patagonia
Legends of Flight
The Mating Game
Boko Haram and Unnatural Selection
The Medici: Makers of Modern Art
Ocean Wonderland 3D
WWII In 3D
Himalaya with Michael Palin: North by Northwest
The End of God
Attenboroughs Paradise Birds
Trapped

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Childbirth: All or Nothing
Childbirth: All or Nothing 2015

What's your idea of the perfect birth? Do you want every medical intervention known to science or do you want to go it alone, without the help of a doctor or midwife? And what about after birth? Perhaps you'll hang on to your baby's placenta and carry it around with your newborn until it dries and drops off naturally? Or maybe you'll decide to eat it by whizzing it up into a smoothie? This film follows four pregnant women all making very different choices around their births, all determined to do it their way." 37-year-old Jo plans to deliver her baby completely alone on board her barge, without the assistance of any medical professional. By contrast, 34-year-old Anna is opting to sidestep the pains of labour and book in for a c-section at the Portland Hospital in London. Anna wants all the medication available and she doesn't want to feel a thing. There are plenty of unusual plans for after the birth too. In Devon, 33-year-old Lisa plans to lotus birth - she'll leave her baby's umbilical cord attached to its placenta and she'll keep it fresh by dusting it with salt, rose petals and lavender oil. 35-year-old Kati from Manchester is going to whizz her afterbirth into a smoothie and consume it over a number of days. She hopes it will help her stave off post-natal baby blues and bounce back as quickly as possible. Fending off bewildered looks and concerns from friends, family and medical professionals, each woman is going against convention to have the birth she wants. There are free and frank discussions between mums and daughters and decisions to go against medical advice. So does breaking with the norm and sticking to your guns pay off? And what really is the perfect birth?

Category:Medicine  Duration:50:00   

Dirty Wars
Dirty Wars 2013

Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill travels to Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, and other countries where the United States has taken military action in the War on Terror. In Afghanistan, he investigates the United States military and government cover-up of the deaths of five civilians, including two pregnant women killed by US soldiers from the Joint Special Operations Command. After investigating the attack, Scahill travels to other sites of JSOC intervention, interviewing both proponents and opponents, and the survivors, of such raids,including U.S. Senator Ron Wyden. Scahill also investigates the assassinations of American citizens Anwar al-Awlaki and his son Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, meeting with their family at their home in Yemen. Scahill suggests that the War on Terror is in fact a "self-fulfilling prophecy" and causes the radicalization of Muslims. He also discusses the case of Yemeni investigative journalist Abdulelah Haider Shaye who was detained, tried and sentenced on terrorism-related charges after reporting on American drone strikes.

Category:Culture  Duration:01:26:00   

 
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