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Darwin Struggle - The Evolution of the Origin of Species

   2009    Science
Documentary telling the little-known story of how Darwin came to write his great masterpiece, On the Origin of Species, a book which explains the wonderful variety of the natural world as emerging out of death and the struggle of life. In the twenty years he took to develop a brilliant idea into a revolutionary book, Darwin went through a personal struggle every bit as turbulent as that of the natural world he observed. Fortunately, he left us an extraordinary record of his brilliant insights, observations of nature, and touching expressions of love and affection for those around him. He also wrote frank accounts of family tragedies, physical illnesses and moments of self-doubt, as he laboured towards publication of the book that would change the way we see the world.

Dominion

   2018    Culture
The film uses drones, hidden and handheld cameras to expose the dark underbelly of modern animal agriculture, questioning the morality and validity of humankind's dominion over the animal kingdom. While mainly focusing on animals used for food, it also explores other ways animals are exploited and abused by humans, including clothing, entertainment and research.
In words of its writer & director, Chris Delforce, 'Dominion to me is the idea of one group or entity exercising control, power or authority over another, under the belief that they have the right to do so. Often this belief seems to stem from the perception of self-superiority and that might equals right. Through this film I challenge both the notion that animals are inferior, and that we as humans have the right to use and treat them as we please for our own ends – and I briefly examine how this superiority complex has and continues to complement some of humanity's darkest ideologies, asking viewers to consider the similarities between racism, sexism and speciesism.'

Edible Insects

   2021    Culture
From crunchy crickets to nutty fly grubs, the film takes a tasty look at insect foods and how they could benefit our health and our warming planet. From Thailand to Texas, insect farmers are showing how the tiny critters stack up as an environmentally friendly alternative to beef protein and can, pound for pound, deliver better nutritional value than the finest steak. But will western people overcome the 'ick' factor and share the appetite of many cultures around the world for insect feasts?

Erasing Dad

   2014    Culture
It tells the stories of six fathers separated from their children after a conflicting divorce and the difficulties to maintain the link with their children. Contains critical material regarding the functioning of the courts and alleges unequal treatment of the couples in conflict. The film had its premiere scheduled for 2014 but was suspended. The Argentinean judge Guillermo Blanch ordered producers to refrain from any transmission and / or retransmission of images or videos without the consent referrals of several people interviewed." The famous journalist and psychologist Liliana Hendel says in the documentary 'is difficult for a woman deviseth that she was beated, or their children, or that he does not give money or any form of violence'... 'the opposite of what usually happens, that any citizen is innocent until it is proven otherwise, I believe that in situations of domestic violence, cause the scale of the problem the burden of proof must be reversed. That is, if I say that he is guilty, he is guilty until proven innocent'. The Argentinean deputy Gladys González argue the documentary supports Parental Alienation Syndrome, a entity that does not exist and it has not been recognized by any health institution in the world, and with the deputy Cornelia Schmidt-Liermann signed a statement rejecting the SAP in the Chamber of Deputies

Ex Libris: The New York Public Library

   2017    Culture
The film takes viewers behind the scenes of one of the world’s greatest institutions of learning. The film examines how this legendary establishment has continued to go about its regular activities while adapting to the digital revolution. 'Ex Libris: The New York Public Library' explains how libraries inform and educate in many ways: books, concerts, conferences, classes and much more. This library strives to inspire the study of advanced knowledge and to strengthen the community.

Fatal Impact

   2007    Culture
This episode examines the idea of scientific racism, an ideology invented during the 19th century that drew on now discredited practices such as phrenology and provided an ideological justification for racism and slavery. The episode shows how these theories ultimately led to eugenics and Nazi racial policies of the master race.
Series: Racism: A History
Space Deepest Secrets Series 8

Space Deepest Secrets Series 8

   2021    Science
Putin: A Russian Spy Story

Putin: A Russian Spy Story

   2020    History
Top Gear

Top Gear

   2012    Technology
100 Foot Wave

100 Foot Wave

   2021    Culture
The Story of India

The Story of India

   2007    History
History of the World

History of the World

   2012    History
The Crime of the Century

The Crime of the Century

   2021    Medicine