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Planet Earth (2006 Mini-Series)
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Emmy Award-winning, 11 episodes, 5 years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition. (533 mins.)
 
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Planet Earth (2006 Mini-Series)
Episode: Deserts (2006)
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A large and growing part of earth's land mass is covered in desert - each one widely varied in composition and dryness... (533 mins.)
 
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Planet Earth (2006 Mini-Series)
Episode: Great Plains (2006)
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A quarter of the earth's land mass, from arctic to tropical, are open plains consisting of lowland as well as highland plateaus... (533 mins.)
 
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Planet Earth (2006 Mini-Series)
Episode: Mountains (2006)
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Mountains are the most prominent products of the immense forces which shape the living planet: tectonic drift... (533 mins.)
 
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Planet Earth (2006 Mini-Series)
Episode: Fresh Water (2006)
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Although merely 3% of water on earth, fresh water plays an important part in the planet's weather and erosion... (533 mins.)
 
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Planet Earth (2006 Mini-Series)
Episode: Ice Worlds (2006)
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The polar caps have the most extreme seasonal contrasts, growing and melting vast ice masses, so wildlife adapts by annual migrations... (533 mins.)
 
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Planet Earth (2006 Mini-Series)
Episode: Seasonal Forests (2006)
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Trees are earth's largest organisms and are also one of the planet's oldest inhabitants. Seasonal forests... (533 mins.)
 
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Planet Earth (2006 Mini-Series)
Episode: Caves (2006)
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The Earth's large, deep calcareous caves are virtually inaccessible and therefore barely explored - requiring expert diving where flooded... (533 mins.)
 
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Planet Earth (2006 Mini-Series)
Episode: From Pole to Pole (2006)
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"Planet Earth" travels around the Earth, finding where the sun always shines and where it's rarely seen. Next, they find where water is abundant and where it's scarce. (533 mins.)
 
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Planet Earth (2006 Mini-Series)
Episode: Ocean Deep (2006)
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Open ocean, a vast biotope covering two thirds of the planet, some shallow, some as deep as the mountain ranges are high... (533 mins.)
 
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Planet Earth (2006 Mini-Series)
Episode: Jungles (2006)
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On 3% of the Earth's surface, the rain forest is the habitat for half our animal species, even 80% of insects... (533 mins.)
 
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Planet Earth (2006 Mini-Series)
Episode: The Shallow Seas (2006)
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Shallow seas cover only 8% of earth's surface, but contain the richest, most varied maritime life: from... (533 mins.)
 
13.
Baraka (1992 Documentary)
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A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion. (96 mins.)
Director: Ron Fricke
 
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Senna (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34. (106 mins.)
Director: Asif Kapadia
 
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An Inconvenient Truth (2006 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows Al Gore on the lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects on the environment. (96 mins.)
 
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Encounters at the End of the World (2007 Documentary)
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Film-maker Werner Herzog travels to the McMurdo Station in Antarctica, looking to capture the continent's beauty and investigate the characters living there. (99 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
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Powaqqatsi (1988 Documentary)
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An exploration of technologically developing nations and the effect the transition to Western-style modernization has had on them. (99 mins.)
Director: Godfrey Reggio
 
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Zeitgeist: Moving Forward (2011 Documentary)
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A feature length documentary work which presents a case for a needed transition out of the current socioeconomic... (161 mins.)
Director: Peter Joseph
 
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Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005 Documentary)
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A documentary about the Enron corporation, its faulty and corrupt business practices, and how they led to its fall. (110 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
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Bhutto (2010 Documentary)
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A riveting documentary of the recently assassinated Benazir Bhutto, a polarizing figure in the Muslim world... (111 mins.)
 
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Man on Wire (2008 Documentary)
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A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century". (94 mins.)
Director: James Marsh
 
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Capitalism: A Love Story (2009 Documentary)
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An examination of the social costs of corporate interests pursuing profits at the expense of the public good. (127 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
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No End in Sight (2007 Documentary)
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A comprehensive look at the Bush Administration's conduct of the Iraq war and its occupation of the country. (102 mins.)
 
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Einstein Revealed (1996 Documentary)
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A biographical study of Albert Einstein, with not only an analysis of his place in modern physics and in our understanding of the universe... (105 mins.)
Director: Peter Jones
 
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Roberto Succo (2001)
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In the 80's Roberto Succo an Italian serial killer met a young girl in France. He's running away from his country because he killed his parents during an argument and the "carabinieri" are chasing him. (124 mins.)
Director: Cédric Kahn
 
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A Noble Lie: Oklahoma City 1995 (2011 Documentary)
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The 1995 bombing in Oklahoma City was a direct blow to the heart of America. 168 people were killed... (120 mins.)
Director: James Lane
 
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Farmageddon (2011 Documentary)
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Farmageddon is the story of a mom whose son healed from all allergies and asthma after consuming raw milk... (86 mins.)
Director: Kristin Canty
 
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America: Freedom to Fascism (2006 Documentary)
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A documentary that explores the connection between income tax collection and the erosion of civil liberties in America. (95 mins.)
Director: Aaron Russo
 
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2016: Obama's America (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that examines the question, "If Barack Obama wins a second term, where will we be in 2016?" (87 mins.)
 
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Food, Inc. (2008 Documentary)
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An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry. (94 mins.)
Director: Robert Kenner