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Weed 3: The Marijuana Revolution

For two years CNN has reported from the frontline's of a battle between those who say Marijuana saved their lives, the doctors that want to prove it and federal agencies that have persisted on standing in the way, at stake is the ability to use this plant as a regulated prescription drug. Some say it's the only thing that works for treating them, from PTSD, chronic pain and alzheimer's, it appears we are in the midst of Marijuana Revolution and the tide may be finally turning as Scientists and politicians alike are posed to prove Marijuana can change lives for the...

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Meeting ISIL

Press TV goes deep into "liberated territory" were there is no Syria army and no way out. They must accept the presence of armed guards because kidnappings and looting is the law around here, this is especially true for journalists with camera crews. The bodyguards themselves are members of the so called "Freedom Fighters" but require payment, which is the norm within such Syrian liberated areas. This film takes us well inside the at this point infamous terrorist group ISIL to shine further light on the current...

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The Making of Star Wars

Hollywood California, August 1977, a triumphant moment in screen history. To the world famous Chinese Theatre come the stars of the biggest box office success  in motion picture history. CP30 and R2D2 are reunited for the first time since their epical appearance in Star Wars. Thousands are gathered to see the metallic megastars place their footprints in cement in the theatres courtyard. As the two hero's from Star Wars make their impressions on the ground reserved for legends, the world resounds with the fact that Star Wars itself has become fledged social phenomenon becoming more than just...

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Hidden Killers of the Tudor Home

Now days we think of the Tudor home as an icon of Britishness, timber framed, possibly thatched, a cottage, but these quaint relics of the past, belie the revolution in technology that changed them and us. It was an age of great change and discovery, one place this change was most evident was in the home, domestic life became transformed and with this transformation came risk, from the new techniques used to warm rooms to the exotic foods that filled the table and the radical new remedies introduced to the medicine cabinet. With the help of modern science and historic reference this BBC film...

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Champs

This is the epic story of three of the most successful boxers of our time, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, and Bernard Hopkins. This film documents their rise from nothing, how they chose the path of boxing as a means to escape poverty, examining our perception of the American Dream. Through various interviews we follow these fighters path from success to self-discovery as they recount their struggle to the top. CHAMPS unearths the unique resilience of these men in the face of life's most difficult obstacles - from personal finance to sustained brain...

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The War Against Boko Haram

VICE News travels to Nigeria, one of the wealthiest countries in Africa, in order to embed with their army which has recently been ramped up due to it's fight against the militant Islamist group known as Boko Haram. This group has been wreaking havoc in Northern Nigeria since 2009, using bombings, abductions and beheadings to instil terror. This conflict with Boko Haram has caused a state of emergency throughout the country and with VICE being the only journalists on the frontline, though them we witness the beginning of the largest military insurgency to...

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Why Planes Vanish

In a world filled with smartphones and GPS It seems unthinkable that a 270 tonne passenger jet could just vanish into thin air. This PBS documentary examines what happened to Malaysia Airlines 370, asking was it a catastrophic accident, or something more sinister such as a hijacking whilst also taking a look at the weak links in the system that allow such a plane to disappear without a trace in this day and...

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Fleetwood Mac: Destiny Rules

Released back in 2004 this film sees FLEETWOOD MAC reunite for the first time in over fifteen years in order to record a new studio album. We follow them as they set about writing and recording the album "Say You Will". With cameras on them from the very first moment Stevie Nicks walks into the studio right up until the opening night of their showcase tour, we are given a great insight into their world and the creative process undertaken by each member of the legendary...

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The Creation of the Computer

The ability to think and reason is what makes us human, setting us apart from the rest of nature. People communicate in intricate ways about various complex subjects and at the centre of it all there is a thinking machine, the computer. With it our thoughts can be recorded and what once seemed possible now seems common place. Today computers are capable of amazing tasks that would boggle even the greatest of minds. The story of the computer and it's evolution entails squandered chances, fortunate accidents, frequent missteps, fantastic insights and unprecedented genius, it is a story of a...

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