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Peter Greenaway: Take 6 - Act of God - Some Lightning Experiences 1961-1980(15 January 1981)An early directorial outing for Peter Greenaway, this is a witty, insightful documentary he made for Thames Television in 1980, about lightning strike survivors. Film Duration: 27 min
The discovery of rare neotenic Tiger Salamanders, toads struggle to breed through drought, snakes hunt young amphibians to survive, and visually stunning time lapse changes of a wetland from Winter thaw, summer and Winter freeze. Filmed in Ft. Collins, Colorado. Film Duration: 36 min
Dressing up the latest fashion, taste exotic foods, walking for fitness, swimming or floating in the water ... are not human exclusive actions. The animal world never ceases to amaze with the skills they have developed curious protagonists: the skin, the communication with the outside world and with...
Each home has a built in pool or water tank that lies partly inside, partly outside its' walls" A continuous stream of spring water is piped right into a basin, so freshwater is always available. People rinse out pots in the tank and clean their freshly picked vegetables. If they simply pour th...
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"Reef Life of the Andaman" is a documentary of the marine life of Thailand and Burma (Myanmar).Scuba diving more than 1000 times from the coral reefs and underwater pinnacles of Thailand's Similan Islands, Phuket, Phi Phi Island and Hin Daeng, to Myanmar's Mergui Archipelago and Burma Banks, I encou...

The Last Rhino

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It’s a creature from a bygone age, older than mankind itself. Greed and corruption, myth and superstition, had brought the rhino to the brink of extinction.For millenia its best protection, the rhino’s horn is now its worst enemy. If the killing doesn’t stop than the last rhino in the wild could dis...
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2005. Our ecological stewardship in Europe has only recently improved. For centuries, wolves have been characterized as bloodthirsty beasts, tormentors of ranchers and the bane of helpless livestock. Determined to overcome this misconception, filmmakers Jamie and Jim Dutcher spent six years in a ten...
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Ivory has been a source of fascination for 30,000 years. It’s portable and can be carved into any shape. But ivory, in all its beauty, hides a dark and bloody truth. 2011 was the worst year for large ivory seizers in two decades. But now, sophisticated intelligence and technology is being shar...
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Broadcast (1998) The Pacific Ocean is rimmed by a chain of active volcanoes, arranged in a series of graceful arcs and extending 30,000 kilometres from New Zealand through Fiji, New Guinea, the Philippines, Japan, the Aleutian Islands, and down the west coast of the Americas to Patagonia. This neckl...
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They are four of the most ordinary plants. We've always had this idea that we are in charge, but what if, in fact, they have been modeling us? We don't give enough recognition to plants. They have been laboring on us, and they've been utilizing us for their own goals. There are four plants that have...
Periodically an ocean current brings death to the Galapagos Islands. Climatic phenomena such as "El Nino" warm waters of the Pacific coast and causes a dreadful mortality among animal species.But Galapagos does not die. The arrival of "El Nino" is only part of its ancient cycle of death and resurrec...
The final programme documents the Rift Valley's savannah ecosystem. In the rain shadow of the Ruwenzori Mountains, rainfall is sporadic. Acacias are the only trees that can survive the prolonged droughts, but their proliferation is curbed by browsing animals. Giraffes, gerenuks and dik-diks are all...
1968. A partnership sometimes occurs in the wild kingdom among animals that learn to work together, to cooperate with eachother for mutual gain. There are many such partnerships including a remarkable family of animals in Southern Utah. In the valley lived four families. A family of coyotes, bobcats...
"Winter camping" refers to the experience of camping outside during the winter -- often when there is snow on the ground. Campers and outdoorspeople have adapted their forms of camping and survival to suit extremely cold nights and limited mobility or evacuation. Methods of survival when winter camp...
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In Thailand getting up close to jungle animals is one of the most popular attractions on the tourist trail,  wether it’s riding an elephant, petting a tiger or feeding a monkey, you can do it all in Thailand. But in the rush to meet tourist demand and make profits, animals are often mistreated...
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There is a place on earth where it is still the morning of life and the great herds still run free. Africa: The Serengeti takes you on an extraordinary journey to East Africa to view a spectacle few humans have ever witnessed: The great migration.Journey with more than two million wildebeests, zebra...
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This is a metaphorical journey through the Amazon delta and the problems that threaten its future as great living river. We will see the work of archaeologists in Marajo Island, emerged right at the mouth of the river where there was a people whose culture still remains secret. We will also know how...
What lies below the frozen Arctic ice-sheets? Or in the black holes under the Caribbean Sea? The oceans are Earth's single most important feature. They shape our climate, our culture, our future. Yet we know more about the surface of Mars than we do about Earth's watery depths.This groundbreaking NR...
Paleoworld was a documentary series that was first made for The Learning Channel, and has had a total of 50 episodes. It is perhaps the largest and most comprehensive Paleontology series ever made. The series began in late September, 1994 and after 4 seasons, ended in 1997. Each episode goes for app...
Paleoworld was a documentary series that was first made for The Learning Channel, and has had a total of 50 episodes. It is perhaps the largest and most comprehensive Paleontology series ever made. The series began in late September, 1994 and after 4 seasons, ended in 1997. Each episode goes for app...
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Explores every aspect of the snakes' lives. How they mate, give birth, hunt and feed, move and sense the world around them - from the deserts of Namibia to the forests of the Amazon. Snake-mounted cameras show off their remarkable control and grace as well as the blazing speed with which they strike...
The comedian continues his journey, travelling from K2 in Pakistan to Ladakh in India, a relatively short distance geographically, but, owing to the region's politics, one which will take a considerable amount of navigation. He passes through the Sikh city of Amritsar, spends time on a houseboat on...
The team join Inuit hunters and scientists studying polar bears off the coast of Greenland. Polar bears have become a symbol of climate change as their habitat is threatened. And, at the top of the food chain, they are especially vulnerable to physiological side effects from man-made pollutants.Scie...
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Narrated by Roger Mudd, this video is full of detailed, informative graphics and live action that chronicles the volcanic history of the Hawaiian Islands (e.g. Kilauea and Mauna Loa).The development of the Hawaii islands is due to the five shield volcanoes that erupted during the Pleistocene Period....
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The secret life of the cat, examining the Jekyll and Hyde nature of the feline, which is a ruthless predator in the wild.Filmed in several countries, the programme explains what place the creature has in history, asking why it’s the most popular domesticated pet in Britain and the USA.

Savage Season

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On the edge of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana lies some of Africa's most remote and beautiful wilderness. Summers are wet and productive, but winters are long and brutal. As summer ends, the days shorten as the dry season approaches. For the inhabitants of these plains and forests, this is the crue...

A Cow At My Table

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A Cow at My Table explores Western attitudes towards farm animals and meat, and the intense battle between animal advocates and the meat industry to influence the consumer's mind.Five years in production took Director Jennifer Abbott across Canada, the US, Australia and New Zealand to meet with the...
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A rare glimpse into the private lives of dolphins with amazing scientific evidence collected over nearly 30 years. Enjoy this unprecedented look at the rarely seen underwater world of dolphins. Film Duration: 55 min
Australia's Great Barrier Reef, one of the natural wonders of the world and the largest living structure on our planet.Monty Halls explores its full 2000-kilometre length, from the wild outer reefs of the Coral Sea to the tangled mangrove and steaming rainforest on the shoreline; from large mountain...
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Great White Shark Attacks Documentary [Full Video]A look at the increasing number of attacks by great white sharks along our beaches. The investigation follows a team of researchers who are trying to determine why sharks are becoming more aggressive. The great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, al...
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Simon Reeve presents a travel documentary as embarks on a journey along the Tropic of Capricorn, the line of latitude which cuts through Southern Africa, Australia and South America.In the four-part BBC2 series Tropic of Capricorn, broadcast in 2008, Simon followed the southern border of the tropics...
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Discover the unique cultures, places, landscapes and critters that make Madagascar one of the most marvelous places on earth!Aussie Adventurer and Award-winning Newsman, Greg Graingers passion for exciting destinations has led him to film activities as diverse as sky burials in Tibet to Shark riding...
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Whitetailed deer seem to be always around us, whether they"re grazing alongside our roadways, feasting on plants in our backyards or darting into the woods, though these "neighbors" do like to protect their privacy. While other species may be negatively impacted by human development, it is just...
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The sound of the cuckoo is to many the very essence of spring, yet behind the magical call is a bird that is a cheat, a thief and a killer. Just how does the cuckoo trick other birds into accepting its eggs and raising its young? Why don't the duped foster parents react as they watch the baby cuckoo...
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Nature’s Weirdest Events Chris Packham presents this documentary investigating unusual natural events, with the help of eyewitness accounts, scientists and footage of the occurrences. The phenomena he explores include a storm that turned Sydney crimson, moths that cocooned a car in Holland, a...
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Amazonia: The MarshesLife and customs of men, animals and plants that inhabit the planet's largest wetland.We will meet the Pantaneiros, real gauchos that remind us about the spanish transhumance. We'll talk about species of cattle almost extinct, like the pantaneira cow and horse, with which these...

Stalking Leopards

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Leave a like!A Documentary about a group of Leopards. "We follow a male leopard and see how the animal scavenges food and water, and how it joins another group of leopards." Published by National Geographic in 2001Filmed in South Africa's Mala Mala Reserve. Film Duration: 54 min
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Dick Proenneke retired at age 50 in 1967 and decided to build his own cabin on the shore of Twin Lakes. The first summer he scouted for the best cabin site, and cut and peeled the logs he would need for his cabin. Dick Proenneke returned the next summer to finish the cabin where he lived for over 30...

Superbat

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This is a story set in the dar recesses of science and the star of this tale is a creature of the night, an animal with skills that have defied explanation and inspired tales of horror. Its reputation has been blackened by rumours of evil and villainous pursuits but for centuries brave scientists ha...
Following his adventures at Everest Base Camp, the intrepid traveller leaves the mountains behind and moves on to Tibet. Here he discovers that, while there may be an increasing Chinese influence, religion is once again being tolerated. He visits the Potala Palace, the spectacular monasteries of Tas...
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Picture the most powerful and destructive megastorm ever to hit this planet. A super hurricane that reaches 20 miles high with wind approaching 700 mph. Was it responsible for wiping out 75 percent of all living things on Earth some 65 million years ago? Could one of these storms been a contributing...
After the devastation of the December 7, earthquake in Leninakan (now called Gyumri), Armenia eleven years ago, it is hard to believe that survivors who had lost nearly everything could maintain hope through the pains of their tragedy.Yet stories of people crushed with despair but filled with hope a...
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The first comprehensive film to reveal the long and sordid history of the captive whale and dolphin entertainment business.Many of these marine parks and aquariums are directly or indirectly responsible for the death of thousands of the very animals they use for public entertainment.Premature deaths...
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Evil, wicked, fearful beasts that s what people call hyenas. They look odd and are thought of as scavengers, eating leftovers fromanother animal s catch, so they re disliked. This is not fair to hyenas. And it s not all true. Families In theWild: Hyenas tells the hyena s true story. You ll see why l...
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Find out more about this film, featured in "Media Matters," the National Archives blog of the Special Media Archives Services Division: http://blogs.archives.gov/mediamatters/2013/04/02/new-video-series-from-noaa-now-in-arc/Footage from "People of the Seal", a documentary produced by the National Oc...

The White Diamond

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The White Diamond is a film about the daring adventure of exploring rainforest canopy with a novel flying device - The Jungle Airship.Airship engineer Dr.Graham Dorrington embarks on a trip to the giant Kaieteur Falls in the heart of Guyana, hoping to fly his helium-filled invention above the tree-t...
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Wind is the flow of gases on a large scale. On the surface of the Earth, wind consists of the bulk movement of air. Wind is caused by differences in atmospheric pressure. When a difference in atmospheric pressure exists, air moves from the higher to the lower pressure area, resulting in winds of var...