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Ansel Adams

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1980 doco. Ansel Adams was an American photographer best known for his iconic images of the American West, including Yosemite National Park.Ansel Adams was born on February 20, 1902, in San Francisco, California. Adams rose to prominence as a photographer of the American West, particularly Yosemite...
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His Life follows Bill Clinton through his college days as a war protester, his years of purported womanizing as governor of Arkansas, his possible connections to drug trafficking and subsequent murders, ‘Filegate,’ the Whitewater scandal and his questionable decisions, campaign financing and p...
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Vyacheslav is 41, he's homeless and unemployed. He uses the entrances to blocks of flats as shelter from the cold and sleeps in suburban trains. He doesn't like his life but isn't ready to change it either. Vyacheslav is no ordinary bum, he's a fighter. Fighting is his hobby, his life and sometimes...
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When he called himself “a skinny kid with a funny name” at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, his political star was already on the rise. By the time he decimated the competition in 2004 race for the Illinois Senate, he was the bona fide golden child of a Democratic party desperate...
A film about the Manchester United player Wayne Rooney, who started his United career scoring a hat trick against Fenerbahçe in Old Trafford. This great debut was only a hint at what was to follow. Since then Rooney has scored over 150 goals for Manchester United. This documentary includes exclusive...
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David Copperfield (born David Seth Kotkin; September 16, 1956) is an American illusionist, and has been described by Forbes as the most commercially successful magician in history.Copperfield's television specials have won 21 Emmy Awards of a total 38 nominations. Best known for his combination of s...
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He was one of America’s most successful presidents on the international stage, lauded as a world statesman who thawed the cold war. He was reelected in one of the biggest landslide victories in American history, capturing 49 out of 50 states.This being said however, Richard Nixon was the only...
Frederick Walter Stephen West, was an English serial killer. Between 1967 and 1987, he alone, and later, he and his wife Rosemary, tortured, raped and murdered at least 11 young women and girls, many at the couple’s homes 25 Midland Road and later 25 Cromwell Street respectively. Rosemary West...
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30 Days in May is a Showtime documentary that details the time between Floyd Mayweather’s win over boxing superstar Miguel Cotto on May 5th 2012 to the start of his three month jail sentence for domestic abuse on June 1, 2012 which is to be served at Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas....
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A 1963 film biography of Astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962. It portrays Glenn's youth in New Concord, Ohio, his service as a combat pilot in World War II and the Korean War, and highlights of his momentous adventure as the pilot of Friendship 7 (ARC 45022) This film...
Mao’s Bloody Revolution Revealed is hosted by Philip Short, BBC correspondent and author of Mao: A Life. Bloody Revolution can be divided into two parts. The first half of the documentary covers the course of the Chinese revolution up to the the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution.The second half...

Ataturk

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Mustafa Kemal Ataturk is one of the most important statesmen of the twentieth century. He was an outstanding military officer of the Ottoman Empire, he became the leader of a national war of independence and then the builder of a war-torn country into a new, modern state. He drew a path for national...
1988. Emily Dickinson - Voices & Visions - A documentary chronicling the life and works of 19th century American poet, Emily Dickinson (1830-1886). Few poets have looked deeper into the centre of being than Emily Dickinson (1830-1886). Expressing both doubt and joy, her compressed and urgent poems s...

Trudell

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Trudell was born in Omaha, Nebraska on February 14, 1946. Son of a Santee Sioux father and a Mexican mother, he grew up around the Santee Sioux Reservation located in northern Nebraska near the corner of South Dakota.In 1963 when he was only 17 years old he dropped out of high school and left the Mi...
In 1977, Roman Polanski was arrested in Los Angeles on charges he gave drugs and had sex with a 13-year-old girl he was photographing for Vogue. Eleven months later, having pled guilty to one count, he fled to Europe before sentencing.This film examines that year-long period, using archival footage...
Roald Dahl is probably best known for having written a vast collection of award winning children’s novels / short stories, most notably The BFG, Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and many more. However having also been a fighter pilot during World War II, an invent...
This is the documentary film about Nikola Tesla, the scientist and inventor, one of the greatest men in history. Nikola Tesla was born on July 10,1856 in Smiljan, Lika in what later became Yugoslavia. His father, Milutin Tesla was a Serbian orthodox priest and his mother Djuka Mandic was an inventor...
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a timeless classic and one of the most quoted books in English only preceded by the Bible and Shakespeare. To mark the books 150th anniversary this film explores it’s extraordinary appeal and the life of the man who wrote it, the Reverend Charles Dodgs...
Michael Jordan to the Max is an American documentary released in IMAX in 2000. The film is about the life and career of basketball player Michael Jordan, focusing mainly on him during the 1998 NBA Playoffs. It is narrated by Laurence Fishburne.The film includes appearances by numerous celebrities an...
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This two-hour scripted drama tells the remarkable story behind the unveiling of the most influential scientific theory of all time, Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection. The program is a special presentation from NOVA and National Geographic Television, written by acclaimed Brit...
Nile Rodgers has sold over 100 million records. As the co-founder, songwriter, producer and guitarist of Chic he helped define the sound of the ’70s, as disco took the world by storm. Nile and musical partner Bernard Edwards captured the essence of New York’s iconic Studio 54 creating hi...
In his rich and nuanced portrait of the remarkable, elusive Rothschild family, Oxford scholar and bestselling author Niall Ferguson uncovers the secrets behind the family's phenomenal economic success.He reveals for the first time the details of the family's vast political network, which gave it acc...
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This rare 2 part documentary focuses on Charlie Chaplin's development at Keystone and Essanay. It concludes with a director's cut of the film Police (1916). The series is narrated by none other than Burgess Meredith. It examines the early film career of Charles Chaplin when he developed his film mak...
Voltaire, one of the greatest minds that France ever produced, was born François-Marie Arouet in Paris in 1694. Enduring both several months of imprisonment and many years of exile, he produced a continuous flow of plays, books, pamphlets, and other publications. Even his letters, of which over 14,...
Life on Air is a BBC documentary that traces David Attenborough's career. It is presented by Michael Palin and produced by Brian Leith. It was first transmitted in 2002 and is part of the Attenborough in Paradise and Other Personal Voyages collection of 7 documentaries. It includes interviews with A...

Mega Man

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Kim Dotcom claims he wants to protect internet privacy. The United States claims he’s the internet’s biggest pirate. This film meets the man, as the future of the internet and $500m in copyright claims hang in the balance.This film captures the special forces raid on Kim Dotcom’s house last year. Hi...
Timothy Leary was early advocate of LSD experimentation. Leary taught psychology at Harvard and by 1960 was doing experiments with LSD and other hallucinogens, first on prison inmates and then on himself and his friends. LSD was not illegal at the time.In 1960, Allen Ginsberg, supervised by Leary, i...

Luke

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Luke Kelly was arguably the greatest folk singer of the 20th Century. Irish born and notable as the lead singer / founding member of the band The Dubliners, the power and passion which is felt in his voice gave birth the definitive versions of all time classics such as Raglan Road, The Town I Loved...
Documentary film looking at the poetry of W H Auden, revealing how it came not just from inspiration but from a rigorous scientific analysis of love itself. When he died in 1973, he left behind some of the greatest love poems of the 20th century. Most of his unpublished material was destroyed, apart...
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A brief overview about Nikola Tesla which aired on the Higher Education Channel. Sky Fabin produced this in 1985. Examine the remarkable career of Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), one of the world's greatest inventors, with over 1,000 patents registered in his name. He was almost singlehandedly responsible...
The title piece in this set is a forty-five minute long history of the show that shows how Universal Studios nurtured it and passed it over to CBS where it became the show we all know and love today. It's interesting to learn that the show was initially going to be a cartoon until the suits decided...
In an age when genius is a mere commodity, it is useful to look at a person who led a rich life without the traditional trappings of success.A man with no home and no job, Paul Erdos was the most prolific mathematician who ever lived. Born in Hungary in 1913, Erdos wrote and co-authored over 1,500 p...
40 years ago in millions of living rooms located across the United Kingdom a strange being, not of this world was beamed onto television screens, with bright red hair and a multicoloured spacesuit, his unearthly appearance shocked the nation but for many teenagers who experienced this televisual vis...
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They are one of the richest families in the world. What lies beneath the veils of the Saudi Royal family? A dynasty that rose out of the desert. A family of larger-than-life legends, they propelled themselves into the modern era with black gold. The family's excesses make front-page news. They've be...
Mussolini was the founder of Fascism and leader of Italy from 1922 to 1943. He allied Italy with Nazi Germany and Japan in World War Two. Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini was born on 29 July 1883 in Predappio in northern central Italy. His father was a blacksmith. Employment prospects in the area we...
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He was the greatest scientist of his day, perhaps of all time. But while Isaac Newton was busy discovering the universal law of gravitation, he was also searching out hidden meanings in the Bible and pursuing the covert art of alchemy. In this program, NOVA explores the strange and complex mind of I...
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The maverick 'Godfather' actor, one of the most controversial of his generation. Recluse, activist or genius? Perhaps all three.Marlon Brando's father was also named Marlon Brando, and was a travelling salesman who sold calcium carbonate. Brando's mother was Dorothy (nee Pennebaker). Dorothy was an...
1985. Here's a fascinating documentary about famous Japanese Writer and Nationalist Yukio Mishima.This BBC produced documentary about Yukio Mishima highlights the many known major aspects of his life and personality. Mishima was a pen name he adopted en route to his chosen life as a writer. He event...
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For decades, the Rockefeller name was despised in America–associated with John D. Rockefeller Sr.’s feared monopoly, Standard Oil. By the end of his life, Rockefeller had given away half his fortune–but even his vast philanthropy could not erase the memory of his predatory business practices. His on...

Chuck Norris

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After a few minutes of Walker Texas Ranger footage, enjoy the biography of - Chuck Norris. Includes interviews with Chuck, his mother, and others. Film Duration: 42 min
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Louis Theroux documentary on Michael Jackson. Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 - June 25, 2009) was an American singer-songwriter, entertainer, dancer, arranger, music producer, choreographer, actor, businessman, musician, and philanthropist. Often referred to as the "King of Pop", or by his...
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Robert Francis Kennedy would almost certainly have been president if his violent death hadn’t intervened. He was brave, claims one biographer, “precisely because he was fearful and self-doubting.”This probing and perceptive biography reassesses the remarkable and tragic life of the third Kennedy son...