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Dreamland (2010 Documentary)
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Icelandic politicians and businesses try to lure aluminum production to the island country. (89 mins.)
 
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Microcosmos (1996 Documentary)
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A documentary on insect life in meadows and ponds. (80 mins.)
 
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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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Winged Migration (2001 Documentary)
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Documentary on the migratory patterns of birds, shot over the course of three years on all seven continents. (98 mins.)
 
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This Is It (2009 Documentary)
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A compilation of interviews, rehearsals and backstage footage of Michael Jackson as he prepared for his series of sold-out shows in London. (111 mins.)
Director: Kenny Ortega
 
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Touching the Void (2003 Documentary)
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The true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985. (106 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
 
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The Road to Guantanamo (2006 Documentary)
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Part drama, part documentary, The Road to Guantánamo focuses on the Tipton Three, a trio of British Muslims who were held in Guantanamo Bay for two years until they were released without charge. (95 mins.)
 
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Oceans (2009 Documentary)
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An ecological drama/documentary, filmed throughout the globe. Part thriller, part meditation on the vanishing wonders of the sub-aquatic world. (104 mins.)
 
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The 11th Hour (2007 Documentary)
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A look at the state of the global environment including visionary and practical solutions for restoring the planet's ecosystems. (95 mins.)
 
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Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan (2012 TV Series)
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An exhilarating travel-adventure series that follows actor and wildlife enthusiast, Dominic Monaghan... (60 mins.)
Director: Paul Kilback
 
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Earthflight (2011 TV Series)
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A nature documentary about a bird's-eye view of the natural world, joining the journeys of snow geese... (59 mins.)
Director: John Downer
 
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March of the Penguins (2005 Documentary)
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In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family. (80 mins.)
Director: Luc Jacquet
 
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Pawn Stars (2009 TV Series)
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Rick Harrison and his family own and run a pawn shop on the Las Vegas strip. They buy, sell, and appraise items of historical value. (30 mins.)
 
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Sigur Rós: Heima (2007 Documentary)
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In the summer of 2006, Sigur Rós returned home to play a series of free, unannounced concerts for the people of Iceland... (97 mins.)
Director: Dean DeBlois
 
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Blackfish (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales. (83 mins.)
 
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Ice Road Truckers (2007 TV Series)
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During the harsh winter of Canada's Northwest Territory, remote villages and work camps are cut off from the world... (60 mins.)
 
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The Blue Planet (2001 Mini-Series)
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Mammoth series, five years in the making, taking a look at the rich tapestry of life in the world's oceans. (50 mins.)
 
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Baczynski (2013)
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The short life and vast legacy of the legendary Polish wartime poet of the lost generation, Krzysztof Kamil Baczynski. (67 mins.)
 
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Survive the Tribe (2014 TV Series)
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Director: Nicholas White
 
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Bonnie and the Thousand Men (2015 Documentary)
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Bonnie was 18-years-old when she first started working as a prostitute. She cried after having her first... (57 mins.)
Director: Mette Korsgaard
Stars: Bonnie
 
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Shakespeare Uncovered (2012 Mini-Series)
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Various actors discuss Shakespeare plays. Each episode is presented by one actor and, in most cases... (55 mins.)
 
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Primal Survivor (2016 TV Series)
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Primal Survivor tracks wilderness guide and survival instructor Hazen Audel as he tackles some of mankind's most rigorous journeys...
 
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The Summit (2012 Documentary)
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The story of the deadliest day on the world's most dangerous mountain, when 11 climbers mysteriously perished on K2. (95 mins.)
Director: Nick Ryan
 
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Amy (2015 Documentary)
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Archival footage and personal testimonials present an intimate portrait of the life and career of British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse. (128 mins.)
Director: Asif Kapadia
 
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Before the Flood (2016 Documentary)
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A look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the planet. (96 mins.)
Director: Fisher Stevens
 
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Running Wild with Bear Grylls (2014 TV Series)
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Bear Grylls, British adventurer, takes A-list celebrities on wild outdoor adventures, pushing them beyond their comfort zone. (60 mins.)
 
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Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary depicting the life and work of the trappers of Bakhtia, a village in the heart of the Siberian Taiga, where daily life has changed little in over a century. (90 mins.)
 
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Peter and the Farm (2016 Documentary)
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A documentary on Peter Dunning, the proprietor of Mile Hill Farm in Vermont who has isolated himself away from his family and often suggests to the filmmakers to make his own suicide a narrative device. (91 mins.)
Director: Tony Stone
 
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Chasing Ice (2012 Documentary)
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Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers. (75 mins.)
Director: Jeff Orlowski