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Simply the Best Documentaries

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Cartoon Maps
The Indian Ocean
World Richest Terror Army
The Sound and the Fury: A Century of Modern Music. Wrecking Ball
The Art of Germany: A Divided Land
Narco Cultura
CyberWar Threat
Avatar: Creating the World of Pandora
Art of Spain: The Moorish South
Ebola: The Search for a Cure
Collapse
FLOW For Love of Water
To The Arctic
Top Science Stories of 2017
Just Do It
Whale Killer
Walking with Cavemen: First Ancestors
What the Health
Beyond the Darkness
Factories of Death
How to Make Money Selling Drugs
Swallowed by a Black Hole
Deliver Us from Drought
Monster we met: The End of Eden
Conquest of the Skies The first to flight
Ivory Tower
Planet Earth II Islands
Legends of Flight
Evolutions: The Walking Whale
Planet Dinosaur Ultimate Killers
Human Universe: What is our Future
Enigma Man
To Fly or Not to Fly
Hidden Kingdoms: Under Open Skies
Upgrade
Journey to the Edge of the Universe

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The Day they Dropped the Bomb
The Day they Dropped the Bomb 2015

August 6th 1945 marked the start of a terrifying new episode in human history. This documentary marks the 70th anniversary of the day when the world's first atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima by a Boeing B-29 USAF Superfortress bomber, nicknamed Enola Gay after the pilot's mother". Up to 80,000 people - 30 per cent of the population - were killed by the blast and resulting firestorm and over 70,000 were injured. This documentary gives a minute-by-minute account of what happened on that fateful day, through the testimony of people who were there and rarely-seen archive footage from the time. Made on location in Hiroshima and the USA, it features unique interviews with eyewitnesses who have seldom, if ever, spoken about the experience. Several of them are no longer alive, they include the last surviving member of the crew of the Enola Gay - navigator Dutch Van Kirk who died in July 2014.

Category:History  Duration:55:00   

Hiroshima 1 of 2
Hiroshima 1 of 2 2005

It was the defining moment of the 20th Century - the scientific, technological, military, and political gamble of the world's first atomic attack. This drama-documentary attempts to do what no other film has done before - to show what it is like to live through a nuclear explosion, millisecond by millisecond. Set in the three weeks from the first test explosion in New Mexico to the eventual dropping of the bomb, the action takes viewers into the room where the crucial political decisions are made; on board the Enola Gay on her fateful voyage; inside the bomb as it explodes; and on the streets of Hiroshima when disaster strikes. Parallel storylines interweave, unfolding the action from both US and Japanese perspectives, and revealing the tensions and conflicts in the actions and minds of people who were making history. Special effects recreate the reality of the mission - even going inside the workings of the bomb - and archive film replays the horrific aftermath.

Category:History  Duration:49   Series: Hiroshima

Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie
Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie 1995

An unsettling yet visually fascinating documentary presenting the history of nuclear weapons development and testing between 1945 until 1963. Narrated by William Shatner, features extremely rare film segments from top secret government archives and startling footage of nuclear bomb tests conducted by Great Britain and China, plus the largest atomic explosion ever created by Russia, and de-classified U.S. footage released to the public as recent as May, 2006. Whether being exploded under the ocean, suspended by a balloon, shot from a cannon or even detonated in space, these weapons are capable of devastating destruction - the quality of these images is as startling as are remarkable.

Category:Culture  Duration:01:33:42   

More Than Human
More Than Human 2015

Scientific advancements are challenging the concept of what it means to be human. Technology embedded in our bodies is fairly common: artificial limbs, pacemakers. But new research is taking us beyond replacement parts and into a new realm that is changing the nature of the human body and the human mind. Will the fusion of biology and technology change how we think, how we feel, how we experience the world?

Category:Technology  Duration:44:00   Series: Breakthrough

 
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