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In The Same Breath

   2021    Culture
How did the Chinese government turn pandemic cover ups in Wuhan into a triumph for the Communist party? Award-winning filmmaker Nanfu Wang recounts the experiences of people on the ground in the earliest days of the novel coronavirus and the way two countries dealt with its initial spread, from the first days of the outbreak in Wuhan to its rampage across the United States. The film explores the early confusion and parallel campaigns by authorities to try to contain the virus as well as shape the public narrative through misinformation, resulting in a devastating impact on citizens of both countries.
With emotional first-hand accounts from medical professionals, patients, and grieving family members, and startling, on-the-ground footage from both Wuhan and the U.S., In The Same Breath is a revelatory illustration of the devastating toll that resulted from official missteps at containment of the infection and the widespread phenomenon of social media misinformation, while also highlighting the strength and resilience of the people who risked everything to communicate the truth.

A New War Begins

   2012    History
This series shines a spotlight on the influential builders, dreamers and believers whose feats transformed the United States, a nation decaying from the inside after the Civil War, into the greatest economic and technological superpower the world had ever seen. The Men Who Built America is the story of a nation at the crossroads and of the people who catapulted it to prosperity. In the first episode, Cornelius Vanderbilt grows from a steamboat entrepreneur to the head of a railroad empire, and gets into a heated rivalry with Jim Fisk and Jay Gould; the up and coming John D. Rockefeller founds Standard Oil. Many business owners lay their own rail lines which leads to the Panic of 1873. Later, Rockefeller starts to expand his wealth by diverting his business from the railroads to a new innovation, oil pipelines.
Series: The Men Who Built America

Van Gogh Painted with Words

   2010    History
Drama-documentary presented by Alan Yentob, with Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role as Van Gogh. Every word spoken by the actors in this film is sourced from the letters that Van Gogh sent to his younger brother Theo, and of those around him. What emerges is a complex portrait of a sophisticated, civilised and yet tormented man. The film won a Rockie for Best Arts Documentary at the Banff World Media Festival in 2011, receiving critical acclaim for its fascinating insight into the life of the artist and its unique approach to storytelling.

Wind Farms

   2020    Technology
An engineering revolution is underway. Driven by dedicated individuals who are building extraordinary machines that will change our lives.
The first episode follows the race to generate vast power from thin air - the wind. One of the world’s biggest wind farms is being built off the English coast where the harsh conditions pose great challenges for the team. Meanwhile, a Norwegian team is striving to build the first-ever floating wind farm.
Series: Engineering the Future

Murder Habit

   2020    Culture
This featured series is a gripping examination of the unsolved crimes of the Golden State Killer who terrorized California in the 1970's and 1980's. Sensitively handled at all turns, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark is different from your standard true crime series. Highly emotional in both a restorative cathartic, but also a genuinely upsetting way.
In the first episode, the writer Michelle McNamara finds a new obsession in the 'East Area Rapist', who terrorized California in the 1970s and '80s, responsible for 50 home-invasion rapes and 12 murders.
Series: I Will Be Gone In The Dark
How the Universe Works
How the Universe Works

   2014    Science
Walking with Cavemen
Walking with Cavemen

   2003    History
Hiroshima
Hiroshima

   2005    History
Chef's Table
Chef's Table

   2017    Art
Clarkson Farm
Clarkson Farm

   2021    Nature
Apocalypse: World War 1
Apocalypse: World War 1

   2014    History
Putin: A Russian Spy Story
Putin: A Russian Spy Story

   2020    History
How to Grow a Planet
How to Grow a Planet

   2012    Science