Category “Educational”

Titanic: Death of A Dream

Of all the many documentaries that have been made about the Titanic disaster, this two-part, 192-minute film, produced in 1994 for the Arts & Entertainment network, remains the most thorough, authoritative, and fascinating chronicle of the Titanic tragedy. Written, produced, and directed by Melissa Jo Peltier and elegantly narrated by actor David McCallum, the film utilizes thorough research, archival films and documents, and expert testimony to span the entire history of the legendary S.S. Titanic. From blueprint design and construction in Ireland, to the ill-fated maiden voyage and...

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Tokyo Time

This is a short documentary about two college students on a journey through Japan. From the serene temples of Kyoto to the bloody Tsukiji fish market, Tokyo Time is an account of culture shock and...

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Darwin’s Secret Notebooks

Using Darwin’s own diary and field notes as a travel guide, retrace Darwin’s expedition beyond the Galapagos to uncover the forgotten evidence that inspired his revolutionary work. He wasn’t a mathematician. He wasn’t an inventor. He was just a 20-something guy who liked to poke around in the dirt. Yet, Charles Darwin developed a theory of evolution so significant that it forms the bedrock of biology, and so radical it is still controversial in some circles today. In 1859, when he was 50, Darwin published “On the Origin of Species,” the work that outlined the theory of natural...

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Ice Age Columbus: Who were the first Americans

Firmly rooted in the latest scientific discoveries, this fascinating docudrama explores the theory that Europeans came to America much earlier than previously thought. New archaeological data and the latest DNA research suggest that an ice bridge, formed during the last ice age, spanned the Atlantic. Follow the adventures of a Stone Age family as they travel from France and settle in America — about 17,000 years before Columbus was even...

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National Geographic – Extreme Universe – Collision Course

Witness some of the most violent impacts in the universe, and meet the people protecting us from the fallout of these cosmic...

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National Geographic – Extreme Universe – Space Storms

Witness the relentless power of Earth’s worst weather, before traveling the universe to find the 17,500kmh winds and methane storms of...

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Modern Marvels – Aluminium

You can tear it with two fingers; you can build space ships with it. In this DVD get all the fascinating info about this endlessly versatile material. •For over a decade, MODERN MARVELS has brought grand stories to life. •The ultimate celebration and investigation of engineering excellence. •From the tip of the Washington Monument to the six-pack in your fridge, aluminum is everywhere! Celebrating ingenuity, invention and imagination brought to life on a grand scale, MODERN MARVELS® tells the fascinating stories of the doers, dreamers and sometime-schemers who created everyday items,...

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The Story of Science: Can We Have Unlimited Power?

We are the most power-hungry generation that has ever lived. This film tells the story of how that power has been harnessed – from wind, steam and from inside the atom. In the early years the drive for new sources of power was led by practical men who wanted to make money. Their inventions and ideas created fortunes and changed the course of history, but it took centuries for science to catch up, to explain what power is, rather than simply what it does. This search revealed fundamental laws of nature which apply across the universe, including the most famous equation in all of science,...

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The Story of Science – How Did We Get Here?

The question of our human origins is one of the most controversial science has wrestled with. This is the story of how scientists came to explain the beauty and diversity of life on earth, and reveal how its evolution is connected to the long and violent history of our planet. Featuring ocean adventurers, eccentric French aristocrats, mountain climbers, a secret Victorian publisher with 12 fingers, a ridiculed German meteorologist, and only a brief hint of Charles...

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