Simply the Best Documentaries

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Tales by Light Himalaya
Why Do We Lie
Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie
Life: Creatures of the Deep
Carlsbad Caverns
Punk Rock
Once Upon a Time
Requiem for the American Dream
Flex Is Kings
Taking To The Air
Enemy of the Senate
Van Gogh
One Life on the Limit
Stephen Hawking on Black Holes
Battle for the Himalayas: The Fight to Film Everest
Walking with Cavemen: Savage Family
The Time Travel
The True Cost
The Search for Freedom
Chemistry: Discovering the Elements
Holy War
Art of Spain: The Moorish South
The Nightmare
The Dream Team
Inner Worlds Outer Worlds: 1 Akasha
Living on the Moon
Conquest of the Skies The first to flight
R.E.M. by MTV
Mental liberation
Land Of The Mammoth
Ice Age Oasis
Heavy Metal
Great Plains
Great Plains
Shallow Seas
From Pole to Pole

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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

The Union The Business Behind Getting High
The Union The Business Behind Getting High 2007

BC's illegal marijuana trade industry has evolved into a business giant, dubbed by some involved as 'The Union', Commanding upwards of $7 billion Canadian annually. With up to 85% of 'BC Bud' being exported to the United States, the trade has become an international issue. Follow filmmakers Adam Scorgie and Brett Harvey as they demystifies the underground market and brings to light how an industry can function while remaining illegal. Through growers, police officers, criminologists, economists, doctors, politicians and pop culture icons, Scorgie examines the cause and effect nature of the business - an industry that may be profiting more by being illegal.

Category:Culture  Duration:1:44:30   

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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