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The Gorilla King

High on the Virunga Volcanos of Rwanda lives a lost tribe, one of our closest living relatives, the Mountain Gorilla. This particular mountain is a dangerous one, and no more so than for one silverback known as Titus, he has sin his close kin murdered, he's been orphaned and abandoned by his mother. He should have died but there was something in his character that would lead to greatness. From a live carefully observed for more than 30 years come a remarkable story of destiny and triumph. Conquering his rivals, escaping from poachers even surviving the tides of war. This is the story of...

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The Real True Detective?

In 2014 Entertainment Weekly asked the creator of HBO's series True Detective Nic Pizzolatto about the inspirations behind the show, he suggested Googling the word combination "Satanism, Preschool, Louisiana" so Vice took upon themselves to do so and found that there was in fact a case involving old church family and ritualistic child molestation which had a striking resemblance to the shows plot. In this episode of Vice's new series entitled "The Real", they travelled to Louisiana in order to meet with two law enforcement officials who helped investigate and put an end to these...

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JFK: Like No Other

The documentary series titled "American Experience" sets about taking fresh look at the charismatic but also slightly mysterious man who manage to captivate not only a nation but the entire western world and to this day remains one of the nation's most beloved and mourned leaders, John F. Kennedy. We are taken through Kennedy's privileged childhood years right up to his term in office, exploring all aspects of his life including his difficulty with life-threatening illnesses and the efforts he made to keep them hidden from the...

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The Return of the Black Death

With the current outbreak of the Ebola virus making it's rounds the last thing we want to hear is word of Black Death outbreaks but back in September of 2013, the Minister of Health issued an epidemic alert of the spread of plague across Madagascar. The outbreak itself hit some of the most remote villages in Madagascar and killed dozens of people, it is rumored that it began affecting those in overpopulated prisons due to poor waste management and medical treatment. Antibiotics do exist and can effectively treat the plague but due to poor infrastructure a number of people have been stranded...

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The Politics of Food: Smokies

In the UK there is a lot of cultural diversity and most of these people try access the food which is traditional to them but often those foods and the ingredients that go into these dishes can be illegal to buy. Smokies are no different, they are a traditional food to some West African countries but in the UK they are illegal to produce and sell. This has been the case throughout Europe since 1987 when they were outlawed. The term Smokie referees to the way the meat is prepared, a sheep or goat is sheered, hung up and then blow torched with its skin and innards left in tact, when it's sold...

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Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid

Well before actors Paul Newman and Robert Redford made them famous on screen, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid dazzled many Americans with tales of infamy spanning both coasts.  Their escapade's took place primarily around the 1890's, were by they robbed banks and trains throughout the West. After their crime spree these two seemingly vanished into thin air, becoming national news and the stuff of legends but who exactly Robert Leroy Parker and Harry Alonzo Longabaugh? This film attempts to unravel the myths in order to get to the truth behind these...

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Hitler’s Right Hand Man: Hermann Göring

Hermann Göring was Hitlers right hand man who after World War II was convicted in the Nuremberg trials of war crimes and crimes against humanity. He was sentenced to death by hanging but before this sentence was carried out he chose to take his own life by ingesting cyanide the night before his execution was meant to take place. This film sets to tell his...

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Secrets of the Tower of London

The Tower of London a royal palace and mighty fortress, infamous prison, place of execution and torture. With unprecedented access this film goes deep into the archives to uncover extraordinary relics and rituals hidden for centuries unraveling the secrets of one of Britain's most iconic...

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Einstein

I'm typically not a big fan of History Channel documentaries but I believe this one in particular to be somewhat of a higher quality, it focuses on Albert Einstein, one of the greatest minds that ever lived and in particular his early years and sometimes overlooked crucial years between his publications. Through interviews with some of todays brightest minds this film gives a great insight into the brilliance of Einstein, exploring the theory of generalized relativity, the nature of gravity and the famous equation...

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