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David Bowie And The Story Of Ziggy Stardust

40 years ago in millions of living rooms located across the United Kingdom a strange being, not of this world was beamed onto television screens, with bright red hair and a multicoloured spacesuit, his unearthly appearance shocked the nation but for many teenagers who experienced this televisual visitation it would change their lives forever. This strange being was with us for only a year but his impact would be felt for generations to come, music on planet Earth would never be the same again. This is the story of Ziggy...

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High On Crack Street: Lost Lives In Lowell

This HBO film was shot over an 18 month period and documents the daily life of crack addicts living in the American city of Lowell, Massachusetts. Lowell itself has a population of 108,861 and is the forth largest city in the state, It is home to former professional boxer Dick Ecklund and his brother Mickey Ward. Dickey is heavily profiled throughout this film as he struggles with a crack addiction. The movie "The Fighter", which stared Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale was made about Mickey Ward's career but also the events seen in this...

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Chasing Ice

Chasing Ice follows National Geographic photographer James Balog as he sets out across the Arctic in order to deploy several cameras, specifically designed to capture time-lapse footage with the goal of documenting how the landscape is changing over time due to the rapid melting of the world's...

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Little Dieter Needs to Fly

Dieter Dengler was a German-American pilot who was shot down over Laos in February 1st of 1966 during the early phase of the Vietnam war. He himself noted that the only reason he took part in the war was because of this love to fly planes. Once shot down he was subsequently held prisoner but managed to escape on June 29th, 1966. Accompanied by documentary award winning film maker, Werner Herzog, Dengler in this film attempts to describe and re-enact some of his experiences from the war and being held captive....

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That’s Not Funny

That's Not Funny is a documentary which was successfully funded through the crowdfunding website KickStarter, it's an examination into the history of comedy, asking what makes things funny whilst questioning the boundaries of controversy and...

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Nixon By Nixon: In His Own Words

In August of 1974, Richard Nixon became the first American president to ever resign from office. During his time as president, Nixon secretly recorded every one his own private conversations held within the Oval Office for the purpose of historical reference but this very act would go against him once the Watergate scandal broke and ultimately lead to his downfall. Nixon feared that his blunt remarks recorded on tape would be taken out of context and tarnish his presidency forever, because of this he set about preventing their public release, however once he died in 1994 the US government...

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Swallowed by the Sea: Ancient Egypt’s Greatest Lost City

Beneath the Mediterranean, forgotten for millenia an entire city lies buried, a snapshot frozen in time. Heracleion, a major city, a great port and one of the the most significant in all of Egypt. Yet this real lift Atlantis seems to have disappeared in an instant, leaving only a few clues that it ever existed but now it's finally revealing its secrets, which come in the form of incredible artefacts, perfectly preserved beneath the sea. These are at last allowing this cities extraordinary story to be told. Spectacular finds open a unique window into the time of the Pharaohs and reveal this...

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Citizenfour

Back in January of 2013, Laura Poitras a documentary filmmaker who received the MacArthur Genius Fellowship award in 2012 and shared a 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service was a few years into creating a documentary about the increase in surveillance America saw post 9/11 when she suddenly received several encrypted e-mails from a mysterious source, calling themselves "citizen four". Citizenfour was prepared to blow the whistle on the surveillance programs set up by the NSA and other such intelligence agencies. Citizenfour was of course Edward Snowden, and in June of 2013 once this...

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Israel Started It All

The Middle East was a battlefield for most of the 20th century, but one of the hardest fought wars of all was in 1973 when Egypt and Syria launched a surprise attack against on Israel on the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. For three weeks the battle swung violently from side to side it brought each in sight of victory and defeat and it brought the superpowers America and the Soviet Union close to a nuclear showdown. The Israelis where in no doubt they were fighting for their countries very survival. In this program reporter Peter Snow reveals how Arab and Israeli commanders astonished each...

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