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The Woman who thinks like a Cow
Dr Temple Grandin has a unique ability to understand the animal mind - and she's convinced her skill is down to her autistic brain. Temple believes she experiences life like an animal. Her emotions are much simpler than most people's and she feels constantly anxious. It's this struggle with overwhelming anxiety that led her to discover just how much she has in common with animals and, in particular, cows. Using her ability to observe the world through an animal's eye, she has been able to make an enormous...
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The Truth About Depression
Stephen Nolan lifts the curtain on the stigma surrounding depression and gains a better understanding of this illness. He meets people whose life is a constant battle against it and examines the science behind this potentially life-threatening...
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The Teachings of Jiddu Krishnamurti
Jiddu Krishnamurti was born on 11 May 1895 in Madanapalle, a small town in south India. He and his brother were adopted in their youth by Dr Annie Besant, then president of the Theosophical Society. Dr Besant and others proclaimed that Krishnamurti was to be a world teacher whose coming the Theosophists had predicted. To prepare the world for this coming, a world-wide organization called the Order of the Star in the East was formed and the young Krishnamurti was made its head. In 1929, however, Krishnamurti...
The Stanford Prison Experiment
The Stanford prison experiment was a study of the psychological effects of becoming a prisoner or prison guard. The experiment was conducted from August 14 to 20, 1971 by a team of researchers led by Psychology professor Philip Zimbardo at Stanford University. It was funded by a grant from the U.S. Office of Naval Research and was of interest to both the US Navy and Marine Corps in order to determine the causes of conflict between military guards and prisoners. Twenty-four students were selected out of 75 to...
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Narcissists
Documentary about Narcissists/Narcissism. Featuring the world's leading expert on the subject Sam...
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I Am Fishead: Are Corporate Leaders Psychopaths?
It is a well-known fact that our society is structured like a pyramid. The very few people at the top create conditions for the majority below. Who are these people? Can we blame them for the problems our society faces today? Guided by the saying “A fish rots from the head”we set out to follow that fishy odor. What we found out is that people at the top are more likely to be psychopaths than the rest of us. Who, or what, is a psychopath? Unlike Hollywood’s stereotypical image, they are not always...
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Human Resources
Human Resources – Social Engineering in the 20th Century explores the rise of mechanistic philosphy and the exploitation of human beings under modern hierarhical systems. Topics covered include behaviorism, scientific management, work-place democracy, schooling, frustration-aggression hypothesis and human experimentation. The film includes original interviews with: “Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Rebecca Lemov (“World as Laboratory”), Christopher Simpson (“The Science of Coercion”), George Ritzer...
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Beyond Reason
Beyond Reason is a brand new documentary about Science & Spirituality, but unlike any other film in this genre. Rather than attempt to fit the infinite, into a limited and finite system like modern science, science itself is put under the microscope. Out intellects are bound by our perceptions and what we perceive is limited by our five senses. From what we’ve learned though modern physics, what get through our five senses is more unreal than it is real. Science is all a search for the truth, but in...
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American Philosopher
Who dares think a nation? What is the status of philosophy in a nation founded by philosophers? What are the risks of practicing philosophy in America? Does America have a "native" philosophy? Eight short films about philosophy in America and American philosophy by Phillip...