Mars Rising explores the quest for a manned mission to Mars. A companion to the expedition series Race to Mars, Mars Rising is a comprehensive examination of the challenges and the obstacles being faced by international space agencies and labs for the 21st century's most heroic and deadliest expedition.
It was the first war the UN would fight in, the opening salvos of the Cold War. A war that would redefine global politics & shape a Region. This is the Story of the Korean War. Through gripping reenactments & the words of those who fought & lived through it, this four-part series will take you through the horrors of the war.
It was the first true world war. Two empires, France and Britain, were fighting in Europe and around the world. On the 13th of September 1759, the battle on the Plains of Abraham at Québec became the turning point of that war and decided the fate of North America, sending out shockwaves, which resonate to this day.
In the Spring of 1849, a coffin-ship carrying 180 Irish emigrants fleeing Ireland's potato famine, hits an ice reef. Seventeen hours later, the survivors are rescued by another famine ship. Famine and Shipwreck tells this extraordinary tale of horror and survival. The documentary recreates the shipwreck and heroic survival of some of the passengers.
Fungus is a working-class Bogeyman with the mundane job of scaring human beings, who loves his kids and likes nothing better than settling down after a hard day's work with a good book and a cup of cold slime. After a human accidentally spots him one day, Fungus undergoes a mild existential crisis, pondering what his seemingly pointless job of scaring surface people is really for.
From its early days with ties to slavery to modern times with its detrimental effects on the Everglades & political ties, Big Sugar explores the dark history & modern power of the world's reigning sugar cartels. Using dramatic reenactments, it reveals how sugar was at the heart of slavery in the West Indies while showing how present-day consumers are slaves to a sugar-based diet.
Writer/filmmaker Josh Freed has been an insomniac since age two and is this documentary sets out on a quest to find a remedy for his lifelong ailment. Through interviews with sleep scientists, specialists, fellow insomniacs, and even Josh's own mother give some insight into the lengths that insomniacs will go to find a solution to their problem, and which ones are the most viable.
A compelling and controversial look at a problem that goes back to Cain's murder of Abel: how should we deal with crime? The filmmakers travel the globe to look at the most fascinating examples of justice on the planet - from the harsh punishments of China and the Middle East to more merciful methods in Finland and Japan
This unique adventure series showcases the voyage of two icebreakers with 150 scientists on board to study the ecology and underwater morphology of the high Arctic and the political and scientific challenges faced in the Arctic Seas. Along the way they encounter polar bears, dangerous amounts of ice, boredom, crossing historic barriers & Russians!
Thom Fitzgerald's award-winning debut film tells the elliptical tale of a 25 year-old gay man, Sweet William, who returns to his family in Nova Scotia after a 10-year absence, only to discover that his family is just as dysfunctional as ever. His sister is about to marry a man who makes eyes at William across the room while his father boozes it up, as usual. Plagued by visions of his miserable youth and confronted by the paths taken by his equally pained siblings, William is both appalled and inspired, and resolves to take control of the past and his present.
Based on the novel by Mordechai Richler -Winner of the 1971 Governor General's Award - this is the story of Jake, a film director of modest success and a man in disgrace. His alter ego, his cousin Joey - Nazi-hunter, adventurer, a hero of the Spanish Civil War - is the avenging horseman of Jake's impotent dreams.
After Darwin traces the history of genomic research and its dark offspring: behavioral genetics, eugenics, and the commodification of children. It spotlights topics including the Human Genome Project, gene patenting, cloning, fertility clinics, genetic testing, and the discriminatory practices of insurance companies.
Fungus is a working-class Bogeyman with the mundane job of scaring human beings, who loves his kids & likes nothing better than settling down after a hard day's work with a good book & a cup of cold slime. After a human accidentally spots him one day, Fungus returns home and undergoes a mild existential crisis, pondering what his seemingly pointless job of scaring surface people is really for.
Did scientists inadvertently cause the AIDS epidemic? More than 20 years after the AIDS epidemic started, we still do not know its origins. Many believe that the answer is hidden in the research undertaken to find a cure to the polio epidemic. As the scientific community's ethical responsibilities are called into question, the debate over the origins of AIDS rages on.
Based on a true story, "The Blue Butterfly" tells the story of a terminally ill 10-year-old boy whose dream is to catch the most beautiful butterfly on Earth, the mythic and elusive Blue Morpho. His mother persuades a renowned entomologist to take them on a trip to the jungle to search for the butterfly, leading to an adventure that will transform their lives.
A team of international scientists explores a Mexican cave filled with giant crystals. With temperatures near 120 degrees Fahrenheit, and over 80 percent humidity, the cave is one of the deadliest environments on earth. Without specialized suits and equipment the scientists would die in minutes.