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Wheel of Time

Wheel of Time is a 2003 documentary film by German director Werner Herzog about Tibetan Buddhism. The title refers to the Kalachakra sand mandala that provides a recurring image for the film. The film documents the two Kalachakra initiations of 2002, presided over by the fourteenth Dalai Lama. The first, in Bodhgaya India, was disrupted by the Dalai Lama's illness. Later that same year, the eve

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Abraham Lincoln

In August of 1862, Abraham Lincoln was pressed with a very controversial issue facing the United States. As commander in chief, he had to weigh the policy of slavery. Lincoln's main focus was to restore the Union. He was personally against slavery, but it had no effect on his views. (Lincoln's response letter to Horace Greeley) Lincoln wanted to save the Union at all costs. In the letter respon

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What Plants Talk About

This program integrates hard-core science with a light-hearted look at how plants behave, revealing a world where plants are as busy, responsive and complex as we are. From the stunning heights of the Great Basin Desert to the lush coastal rainforests of west coast Canada, scientist J.C. Cahill takes us on a journey into the "secret world of plants", revealing an astonishing landscape where plants

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Treasures of the Royal Captain

The Royal Captain was a British East Indiaman launched in 1772 and lost in 1773 in the South China Sea. In 1999, an expedition discovered the wreck and salvaged some of her cargo. Randall built the three-decker, which her managing owner, Sir Richard Hotham, chartered to the East India Company. The ship measured 43.6 metres from bow to rudder, 11 metres across the beam and had a burthen of 864 tons

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The Mountain Midwives of Vietnam

The infant and maternal mortality rates in the mountainous regions of northern Vietnam are 10 times higher than the national average. This Al Jazeera film tells the story of a Hmong ethnic minority midwife who has been trained to provide maternal care to her community in the isolated Chi Ca commune. Filmmakers: Nick Ahlmark and Nicole Precel / Storytime Films

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Most Amazing Moments

From animals that were saved in the nick of time, to rites and rituals that push endurance to extreme, the series captures these astounding moments on film. Get ready for the most astounding moments; from animals that were saved in the nick of time, to rites and rituals that push endurance to extreme. Amazing Moments Experience thrilling moments of discovery, heart-pounding adventure, and shock

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The Day John Lennon Died

On December 8 1980 the news that John Lennon had been shot dead caused shock waves around the world. The Day John Lennon Died is a brand new documentary for ITV1 that commemorates the 30th anniversary of the former Beatle's death by revisiting the key moments of that fateful day.The film retraces John's steps on the day leading up to his murder through the strikingly vivid recollections of those w

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Story of Korean War in Colour

June 25th 2010, marked the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of a merciless conflict that brought the world to the brink of nuclear armageddon and scarred a nation so deeply that it is still bitterly divided. From the originators of the acclaimed ‘In-Colour’ genre of documentaries, Stewart Binns and Adrian Wood, Korea the Forgotten War in Colour tells the story of the war through the powerful co

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Orgasms

Join “Bonk” author Mary Roach as she delves into obscure scientific research, some of it centuries old, to make 10 surprising claims about sexual climax. Her discoveries range from the bizarre to the hilarious but are highly entertaining and educational at the same time. Scientists have been studying orgasms for years. Long before sex became an acceptable household topic, people have been tryin

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