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Before the Flood

Before The Flood is a documentary brought to us by the Academy Award-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and the Academy Award-winning actor, and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio. It was filmed over the course of a three year journey that took Stevens and DiCaprio across all corners of the globe and reveals the true effects in which climate change is having on our planet. As we learn of ho

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North Korea: Crossing The Line

In 1962 a U.S. solider sent to guard the peace in South Korea undertook an extraordinary journey, at the height of the Cold War he deserted his unit and walked across the most heavily fortified area on Earth and defected to an alien communist state, North Korea. The existence of an American defector living in the hearth of the Cold War enemy was denied for decades by both the United States and

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Australia: First 4 Billion Years

Out of all of the seven continents on Earth, none reveal our planets spectacular story through time quite as well as Australia does. In this four part documentary series we are taken on an incredible time traveling adventure, starting out at our planets birth we move forward in time stopping off at key moments or events which helped bring rise to humanity as we know it. Host and scientist Richa

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Paxman on Trump v Clinton: Divided America

Abraham Lincoln could be considered the greatest president America ever had, he was ernest, a visionary and heroic, he also earned the respect of the world but where are the hero's now asks reporter Jeremy Paxman. As November quickly approaches, Paxman travels to Washington in a bid to understand how it is that the two current presidential candidates are two of the most hated and distrusted of

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The Secret Life of Elliot Rodger

On May 23, 2014, in Isla Vista, California, a young man named Elliot Rodger took it upon himself to kill 6 people and injure 14 more near the campus of University of California, Santa Barbara, before turning a gun on himself and taking his own life.   In this "20/20" special we take a closer look at how Elliot came to commit such crimes and for the first time we hear his father speak ou

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I Am Alive: Surviving the Andes Plane Crash

Released in 2010 I Am Alive: Surviving the Plane Crash explores the tragedy which was that of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, a charter plane carrying 45 passengers which on October 13, 1972, vanished over the Andes, the longest continental mountain range in the world. Through interviews with Nando Parrado, a surviving member of the crash itself and the use of reenactments we learn of the 72-da

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The Summer Of Rave, 1989

Great British summers may not come often but when they do people all across the nation start shedding not only their clothes but their inhibitions too and if summertime is party time the scorcher which was the summer of 1989 was one long party from beginning to end. 1989 saw young people were turning their backs on the rat race and throwing themselves into a hedonistic rush of new music and new

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The Buddha

The Buddha

Over 2,500 years ago nestled in a fertile valley along the border between India and Nepal a child was born who was to become The Buddha. The stories say that before his birth his mother, the Queen of a small Indian kingdom had a dream. In this dream of hers she is said to have come across a beautiful white elephant who offered her a lotus flower, after doing so then quickly entered the side of her

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Secrets of the Samurai Sword

The Samurai were considered to be the hero's of ancient Japan and still to this day their legend continues to live on and the Samurai sword is one of the greatest fighting weapons of all time. A perfectly engineered piece of hardware for close combat, renowned for it's deadly cutting edge. With the use of modern science we can now reveal just how technically excellent the ancient craft of manuf

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