Posted in: Nature
Realm of the Killer Whales
Examining the secret world of killer whales in the Pacific Northwest, Pitcairn reveals both these enigmatic marine mammals and the rich habitat in which they live. In the spring, the waters off British Columbia greet the arrival of two great hordes from the open sea -- herring and salmon. Predators, including humans, join in a harvesting frenzy, but none are as efficient in their hunts as the region's pods of killer whales. Pitcairn also films a side of these powerful creatures few see, their efforts to maintain a...
Posted in: Health
TB Return of the Plague
In the southern African nation of Swaziland, around a quarter of all adults are now HIV positive. With so many now living with compromised immune systems, tuberculosis, which had been in decline for decades, has made a dramatic comeback. Now it has a foothold once more, new mutations are evolving fast, meaning the disease threatens the lives of the healthy as well as those with...
Posted in: News & Politics
An Honest Man
An Honest Man is a film about the life of R. Budd Dwyer and it dives into the Computer Technology Associates scandal that lead Dwyer to publicly commit suicide during a press conference. The documentary itself features a number of interview from friends, family and associates of Dwyer's in an attempt to better understand the situation. These interviews include Dwyer's widow Joanne (her last before her death in 2009) and William T. Smith, the man whose testimony convicted Dwyer. Smith reveals in the film that he...
Behind the Rhetoric: The Real Iran
What do we really know about the Islamic republic of Iran, aside from a cold war rhetoric from politicians on both sides, each accusing the other of evil. Rageh Omaar travels to Iran after it taking up to a year to receive permission to film inside the country to get the real...
Posted in: News & Politics
Who’s Afraid of Machiavelli?
Niccolo Machiavelli, 16th century Italian diplomat, political thinker, arch bad guy, his name conjures up everything thats sly about human behavior. It's all because of his book entitled "The Prince", written over 500 years ago. It's about power, how to get it and how to keep it. Machiavelli wrote this book in 1513, it was shocking then and it's shocking now. How useful and relevant is "The Prince"...
Posted in: Countries, Society
Reggie Yates’s Extreme South Africa
South Africa, the continents biggest success story and one of the most stunning countries in the world, but this country has a very dark past. For over a century a white supremacist government controlled the nation and brutally oppressed black people. This system of racial separation was known as apartheid and was only abolished 1994 when Nelson Mandela and the AMC came to power. Poverty is still very much widespread here but today people are talking about a new underclass of people emerging, its not black...
Posted in: War
Russia’s War in Afghanistan
The Soviet war in Afghanistan went on for nine years, starting in December of 1979 and continued until February of 1989. This near decade long war resulted in millions of Afghans fleeing their country, primarily to Pakistan and Iran.  Hundreds of thousands of Afghan civilians were killed in addition to the rebels in the...
Posted in: Society
Only Human: Make Me Normal
Make me normal, is a documentary that follows several children and teenagers with Autism and Aspergers syndrome all of whom attend a special school in the UK. Its an eye opening glimpse into the world of those who have such conditions and how they perceive the world around...
Posted in: War
The Gulf War of 1991
February 24th 1991, American tanks roll across the Saudi Arabian desert towards the Iraq border, their part of a multinational force with a clear and simple mission, to drive Saddam Hussein's Iraqi army out of Kuwait. Having a large army but a devastated economy after his war efforts Hussein's goal was to take control of Kuwait's oil rich emirate and they did so in just over 36 hours. Having ignored the United Nations demand for immediate withdrawal this resulted in the UN sending a US lead coalition of 620,000...