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The Sky at Night, Pluto Revealed

The revelations about New Horizons recent visit to our dwarf planet Pluto, made headlines and news across the globe. The BBC's, The Sky at Night team were lucky enough to be behind the scenes for the whole thing, following the unfolding story every step of the way and now bringing us new insight, revealing the in-depth science behind the incredible images of Pluto and the surprising discoveries of mountains and strange geometry on the surface of this cold, distant...

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Britains Synthetic Marijuana Addicts

As the new British government began making movement to ban all legal highs, VICE went to visit Manchester where synthetic drugs such as "Spice" and other brands like Vertex, Pandora and Insane Joker are freely available to buy from newsagents and places known as headshops. Although manufacturers state on the packets that these products are not fit for human consumption, legal highs are used recreationally all over the UK and sometimes make the news when students overdose on them. In this short film, VICE wanted to meet up with a more vulnerable group of users of these drugs, those who seem...

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The Train That Divides Jerusalem

Jerusalem is an ancient city with a sparkling new train, it was built to unite people but instead the train itself seems to be dividing it further. In this film by BBC's panorama, reporter Adam Wishart, a British Jew, investigates how the train has made it easier for the Jewish community to travel into the Palestinian suburbs, seeing a dramatic influx of people who the Palestinians would rather stayed away. Wishart decided to ride the train which seems to have caused so much controversy, having even incited violence amongst the two sides, all in order to discover the truth as to whats...

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Iboga Nights

In 2003 the director of this film, David Graham Scott, chose a bizarre way to end his long term opiate addiction by means of a psychedelic plant root called Iboga, in the hopes of getting over his dependance on methadone once and for all. After his success, David now wanted to find out more about the "wonder drug" Iboga and discover whether or not it truly was the magic bullet that cured his drug addiction. For over three years he followed various addicts, treatment providers and medical professionals who would hopefully give him the answer. The result of which is this film, where he...

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Inside the Superhuman: World of the Iceman

We live in a world where there are all kind of false healers and fake alternative medicine programs you can sign up for. It's a rare moment in history when somebody comes along who can actually perform real miracles with real evidence to back them up. Wim Hof has defied logic time and time again, and always under scientific scrutiny. He holds the world record for being able to be submerged in ice for almost two whole hours without his core body temperature changing. He has climbed Mount Everest in nothing but a pair of shorts, and ran a marathon in the desert without drinking any water....

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A Day in The Life of a Dictator

Have you ever wondered how a dictator actually goes about his daily business? or what it must be like to have the power of life or death over those you control, a figure which can be in the millions for some? What are the habits, the obsessions and the whims of these men, capable of subjecting an entire population to their own destructive madness? These questions are all raised in this film which offers a close look into the intimate life of three of the most murderous dictators of the 20th century: Joseph Stalin, Idi Amin Dada and Muammar...

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Where Am I Sleeping Tonight?

This is Martin Read's first film, becoming a filmmaker hasn't been easy for him because when he was 16 his mother kicked him out of the house and he became homeless. Having spent some time in prison and struggled with mental health issues he is now turning his life around but the issue of homelessness is still something he cares passionately about, so in an attempt to raise awareness he has produced this documentary. There is nearly a 1,000 more people living on the streets today than there were just 5 years ago, many charitable organisations put this down to the 7 billion pounds in cuts...

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Joan of Arc: God’s Warrior

On the 8th of May 1429, the town of Orlean in France erupted in celebration, for seven long months it had been under siege by the English but now after just four days of fighting, the town had been liberated and the people of Orlean knew they had witnessed a miracle. The speed of their liberation was astonishing enough but what confirmed it as a miracle was the identity of their liberator, she was a peasant girl and she was just 17 years old. Her name was Joan, she was a truly extraordinary figure, a female warrior in an age where people believed that women couldn't fight, let alone lead an...

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Wyatt Earp: The Real Story of the Legend

Wyatt Earp has been portrayed in many films and television shows throughout the years but these fictional portrayals tend to overlook the complexities and flaws of a man whose life is a window into the judicial, political and economic opportunities that arose for those living throughout the American frontier or Wild West. Earp himself became a caricature for the life of a Western lawman and when he died in 1929, his fellow countrymen transformed him into a folk hero and archetype for how the Wild West was tamed and a man who took control of his own...

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