Niall Ferguson asks why it was that Western civilization, from inauspicious roots in the 15th century, came to dominate the rest of the world; and if the West is about to be overtaken by the rest. Ferguson reveals the killer apps of the West’s success – competition, science, the property owning democracy, modern medicine, the consumer society and the Protestant work ethic – the real explanation
In a compelling and at times disturbing series, Dr Michael Mosley explores the brutal history of experimental psychology. Mosley embarks on three journeys to understand science’s last great frontier – the human mind – as he traces the history of the attempts to understand and manipulate the brain. Experiments on the human mind have led to profound insights into how our brain works – but have al
Stephen Fry presents this documentary exploring the disease of manic depression; a little understood but potentially devastating condition affecting an estimated two percent of the population. Stephen embarks on an emotional journey to meet fellow sufferers, and discuss the literal highs and lows of being bi-polar. Celebrities such as Carrie Fisher and Richard Dreyfuss invite the comedian in
An idea born in unsettled times becomes a feat of engineering excellence. The most complex machine ever built to bring humans to and from space and eventually construct the next stop on the road to space exploration. Released Jul 5, 2011. 81 min. Narrated by William Shatner. TV documentary.
An intriguing documentary that follows the chess match between Gary Kasparov – generally considered to be one of the greatest chess champions of all time – and the IBM computer named Deep Thought. What initially began as a technical and scientific exercise to test how far computer technology could mimic human cognitive capabilities quickly became an apparent threat to the ability of human beings t
From the author: It is clear there is something very wrong in this world… And the people have agreed. We present to you, "The Plan": "The Plan": One Year. Three Phases. A World of Change. This Plan will commence on the 15th of June, 2011 and continue for approximately one year, in the course of three separate phases. Phase One begins now. In this time, you are encouraged to ed
Featuring street artists and top graffiti writers from five continents, Bomb It - The Movie updates the story of graffiti with a truly international perspective.
Documentary about Studio Ghibli and the legendary anime director Miyazaki. Includes interviews with a variety of animators, directors, artists etc. in the field of anime, as well as Miyazaki himself.
Beth Thomas, once labeled "The Child Of Rage" by HBO, tells the story of her healing from Reactive Attachment Disorder in a powerful story you will never forget! Beth's story of hope and healing will touch your life forever.