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The Story of Science (2010 Mini-Series)
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Michael Mosley takes an informative and ambitious journey exploring how the evolution of scientific understanding is intimately interwoven with society's historical path.
 
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Al-Nakba (1997 Documentary)
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(60 mins.)
 
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The World at War (1973 Mini-Series)
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A series of documentaries about World War II. (52 mins.)
 
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Apocalypse: The Second World War (2009 Mini-Series)
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Apocalypse: The Second World War(2009) is a six-part French documentary about the Second World War.... (312 mins.)
 
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The First World War (2003 Mini-Series)
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A comprehensive survey of the history of World War I. (500 mins.)
 
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Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (2006 Mini-Series)
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A doc-drama covering the rise and the fall of the Roman world including the founding by Julius Caesar and the building of Rome by Nero. (59 mins.)
 
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Earth Story (1998 TV Series)
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(400 mins.)
 
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Time (2006 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
 
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The Planets (1999 Mini-Series)
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The Planets is a made for television documentary series that explores in depth the planets that make up our solar system. (390 mins.)
Director: David McNab
 
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Cosmos (1980 Mini-Series)
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Astronomer Carl Sagan leads us on an engaging guided tour of the various elements and cosmological theories of the universe. (60 mins.)
 
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Horizon (1964 TV Series)
Episode: Parallel Universes (2002)
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It seems the speculation wasn't absurd enough. Parallel universes really do exist and they are much stranger than even the science fiction writers dared to imagine. (50 mins.)
 
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Horizon (1964 TV Series)
Episode: Are You Good or Evil? (2011)
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Horizon is BBC Two's flagship 50-minute science documentary series. In September 2004 it celebrated... (50 mins.)
 
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The Elegant Universe (2003 Mini-Series)
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A documentary examining string theory. (60 mins.)
 
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Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking (2010 Mini-Series)
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In this comprehensive cosmology series Stephen Hawking looks at the entire universe, from the Big Bang to the end of time.
 
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The Story of Maths (2008 TV Series)
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Four-part series of documentaries about the history of mathematics presented by Oxford professor Marcus du Sautoy.
 
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The Nazis: A Warning from History (1997 Mini-Series)
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An examination of how a cultured people could have allowed Hitler's rise to power.
Director: Laurence Rees
 
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The Road to War (1989 Mini-Series)
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(50 mins.)
 
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Dunkirk (2004 Documentary)
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A dramatised documentary about the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk in May 1940. (180 mins.)
Director: Alex Holmes
 
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Scorched Earth (1999 Mini-Series)
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Documentary examining Operation Barbarossa, Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941. (200 mins.)
 
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Battle of the Atlantic (2002 Mini-Series)
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The story of the World War II effort by Nazi Germany to disrupt Allied shipping with U-boat attacks and the Allied efforts to prevent it.
 
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Horror in the East (2001 Documentary)
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An examination of atrocities and depredations committed by Imperial Japanese military forces, from 1931 to 1945.
 
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Battlefields (2001 TV Series)
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British military historian Professor Richard Holmes takes the viewer through four major battles of world war two... (194 mins.)
 
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D-Day 6.6.1944 (2004 TV Movie)
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Dramatised documentary, based on the experiences of the soldiers who invaded France in the D-Day Normandy Landings on 6 June 1944 which were instrumental in ending World War II. (120 mins.)
 
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D-Day to Berlin (2005 Documentary)
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A 3-part BBC Miniseries depicting the Allied progress from the D-Day landings in Normandy all the way to Berlin... (150 mins.)
 
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Auschwitz: The Nazis and the 'Final Solution' (2005 Mini-Series)
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The history of the Final Solution phase of the Nazi Holocaust, particularly with the most infamous of the death camps. (285 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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Horizon (1964 TV Series)
Episode: Project Poltergeist (2004)
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The history of neutrino related discoveries which made scientists re-think their fundamental theories of the universe. (50 mins.)
 
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Horizon (1964 TV Series)
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Horizon is BBC Two's flagship 50-minute science documentary series. In September 2004 it celebrated... (50 mins.)
 
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Horizon (1964 TV Series)
Episode: The Hunt for the Higgs (2012)
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Horizon is BBC Two's flagship 50-minute science documentary series. In September 2004 it celebrated... (50 mins.)
 
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The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo (2005 Documentary)
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A documentary feature about the life of the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. (90 mins.)
Director: Amy Stechler
 
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Control Room (2004 Documentary)
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A documentary on perception of the United States's war with Iraq, with an emphasis on Al Jazeera's coverage. (84 mins.)
Director: Jehane Noujaim
 
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The Secret Life of Chaos (2010 Documentary)
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Chaos theory has a bad name, conjuring up images of unpredictable weather, economic crashes and science gone wrong... (60 mins.)
Director: Nic Stacey
 
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Maradona by Kusturica (2008 Documentary)
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A documentary on Argentinean soccer star Diego Maradona, regarded by many as the world's greatest modern player. (90 mins.)
Director: Emir Kusturica
 
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The Imposter (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary centered on a young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years. (99 mins.)
Director: Bart Layton
 
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Citizenfour (2014 Documentary)
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A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden. (114 mins.)
Director: Laura Poitras
 
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The Oath (2010 Documentary)
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Tells the story of two men whose fateful encounter in 1996 set them on a course of events that led them to Afghanistan, Osama bin Laden, 9/11, Guantanamo, and the U.S. Supreme Court. (90 mins.)
Director: Laura Poitras
 
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What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015 Documentary)
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A documentary about the life and legend Nina Simone, an American singer, pianist, and civil rights activist labeled the "High Priestess of Soul." (101 mins.)
Director: Liz Garbus
 
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The Price of Sex (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary about young Eastern European women who've been drawn into a netherworld of sex trafficking and abuse... (72 mins.)
Director: Mimi Chakarova
 
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Amy (2015 Documentary)
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The story of Amy Winehouse in her own words, featuring unseen archival footage and unheard tracks. (128 mins.)
Director: Asif Kapadia
 
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On the Bride's Side (2014 Documentary)
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A Palestinian poet and an Italian journalist meet five Palestinians and Syrians in Milan who entered... (89 mins.)
 
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Human (2015 Documentary)
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A collection of stories about and images of our world, offering an immersion to the core of what it means to be human. (190 mins.)
 
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Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom (2015 Documentary)
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A documentary on the unrest in Ukraine during 2013 and 2014, as student demonstrations supporting European integration grew into a violent revolution calling for the resignation of President Viktor F. Yanukovich. (102 mins.)
 
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A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness (2015 Documentary)
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A woman in Pakistan sentenced to death for falling in love becomes a rare survivor of the country's harsh judicial system. (40 mins.)
 
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The Celluloid Closet (1995 Documentary)
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A documentary surveying the various Hollywood screen depictions of homosexuals and the attitudes behind them throughout the history of North American film. (102 mins.)
 
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Pray the Devil Back to Hell (2008 Documentary)
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A group of women rise up to peace to Liberia and help bring to power the country's first female head of state. (72 mins.)
Director: Gini Reticker
 
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My Beautiful Broken Brain (2014 Documentary)
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MY BEAUTIFUL BROKEN BRAIN is 34 year old Lotje Sodderland's personal voyage into the complexity, fragility... (86 mins.)
 
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We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary on the workings and beliefs of the self-described "hacktivist" collective, Anonymous. (93 mins.)
 
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Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015 Documentary)
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An in-depth look at the inner-workings of the Church of Scientology. (119 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
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Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003 Documentary)
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Nick Broomfield's second documentary on Aileen Carol Wuornos, a highway prostitute who was executed in 2002 for killing six men in the state of Florida. This second installment includes the filmmaker's testimony at Wournous's trial. (93 mins.)