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Bird Brain

       Nature
In the past few decades, scientists have learned that the basis of everything they thought they knew about bird brains—that they were largely comprised of the most primitive and instinctual of brain structures—was wrong. Fully 75 percent of the brains of parrots and thousands of other species of birds is actually made up of a sophisticated information processing system that works much the same way as the locus of human higher-mindedness, the cerebral cortex.
The film shows scientists putting birds to the test. Can they solve problems? Can they cooperate? Do they feel emotion? New research demonstrates just how clever they can be.

Fierce Queens: Growing Up

   2020    Nature
Reese Witherspoon hosts this nature series that explores the fabulous females of the animal kingdom. From ants to cheetahs, these ladies call the shots in their world and sit at the top of the social hierarchy earning them the title 'Fierce Queens'. In the first episode, Reese takes us on a journey with two teenage cheetah sisters, coming of age in the wild and learning how to work together to survive.
Series: Fierce Queens

The Loneliest Whale

   2021    Nature
The film is a cinematic quest to find the '52 Hertz Whale,' which scientists believe has spent its entire life in solitude, calling out at a frequency that is different from any other whale. As we search for this elusive creature, we will explore the phenomenon of human reaction to its plight, while revealing its connection to the growing epidemic of loneliness in our interconnected world.

The Blob: A Genius without a Brain

   2021    Science
Not an animal, nor a plant, nor fungi, the blob is one giant single cell whose amazing capacities are leading pioneer scientists to a very new world – that of brainless intelligence. More commonly known as slime mould, this extraordinary one-billion-year-old organism challenges our understanding in many different fields.
This fascinating documentary follows top experts from Europe, Japan and the US on a scientific investigation into this most surprising organism.

Fathom

   2021    Nature
Fathom is a visual and aural wonder of a documentary that follows researchers working to finally decode the communication of humpback whales. Dr. Ellen Garland and Dr. Michelle Fournet embark on parallel journeys on opposite sides of the world, as they seek to better understand whale culture and communication. The film uniquely reveals a deep commitment and reverence to the scientific process and the universal human need to seek answers about the world around us.
From hypothesis to groundbreaking experiences in the field, 'Fathom' showcases the passion, curiosity, collaboration, perseverance and work it takes for leading scientists to make scientific discoveries.

Whale Wisdom

   2019    Nature
Whales have long been a profound mystery to us. They live in a world so removed from our own that we can barely imagine their lives. Their environment is different, their senses are different, their relationships are different. How might such almost alien creatures see the world?, Narrated by David Attenborough.
Blood of the Vikings

Blood of the Vikings

2001  History
The Art of Russia

The Art of Russia

2009  Art
Frozen Planet II

Frozen Planet II

2022  Nature
The Mind of a Chef

The Mind of a Chef

2017  Culture
Secrets of the Dead

Secrets of the Dead

2017  History
The Crime of the Century

The Crime of the Century

2021  Medicine