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Hearing and Balance: The Human Senses

Nigel Marven goes in search of the most disgusting and the most attractive smells, sets out to discover why we are excellent at seeing some things, but sometimes miss what's right in front of our eyes, the biological reasons why humans eat such a diverse range of foods, from rotten raw ducks eggs to a sweaty blue cheese, demonstrates that when it comes to our sense of touch humans are similar to elephants, tracks down the sounds which have the most powerful emotional effects on us and joins stunt co-ordinator Marc Cass for a dramatic drive and experiences how the balance organs let us know...

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Health: Body Builders

Can organs be built in a lab? This research isn’t something that might happen in the distant future. It’s being used today to grow fresh organs, open up new ways to study disease and the immune system, and reduce the need for organ transplants. Organ-farming laboratories are popping up across the planet, and showing impressive results. Here we look at the state of the union of a rapidly advancing field called tissue engineering: what’s been accomplished so far, and what’s right around the corner. Patients who undergo organ transplants require loads of toxic drugs to suppress their...

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Healing Cancer with Cannabis

This is the first part of a three part mini series about Rick Simpson created by filmmaker Chris Harrigan. Rick is a man from Maccan N.S that claims he has cured over 5000 people of different illness' including cancer using the concentrated extract from the cannabis plant. If you would like to support this filmmaker in completing this film and getting it into theatres, you can visit his indiegogo campaign...

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Headhunters of World War II

World War II, the island of Borneo, seven American downed airmen face an epic battle for survival in a dense jungle. Natives wielding blowpipes and spears are said to be headhunters along with Japanese soldiers hunting them down. To their rescue comes a British major hellbent on taking the war into his own hands. Together they will attempt one of the most audacious escapes of the...

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Hawkwind: Do Not Panic

The inside story of Hawkwind, one of Britain’s wildest acid rock bands. Emerging from the Ladbroke Grove underground at the end of the 60s, the band trailed radicalism and counter-culture in their wake, and have been a direct influence on punk, metal, dance and rave. Includes interviews with some of the band’s enduring legends, including bassist Lemmy, writer Michael Moorcock, founder members Terry Ollis, Nik Turner and Mick Slattery, and former managers Doug Smith and Jeff...

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Harold Jones: The Welsh Child Killer

15 year old Harold Jones was a child murder who in 1921 was tried and acquitted for the murder of an 8 year old girl. After his acquittal he killed an 11 year old girl. He pled guilty to both and went to prison. He was released in 1941 at age 35. Jones was a sadist. His gratification came from causing...

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Harlem USA

Harlem USA filmed is said to be a documentary for the people by the people of Harlem but having had a little help for Canadian director Eric Schachter. Eric began frequenting Harlem many years ago, embracing its culture but he quickly became aware of a real problem, one that is shared all over the world by so many different communities and that is the blight of gentrification and dispossession. This film however is a great tribute to a remarkable people, shedding light on the true wonder of Harlem and allowing insight into the vibrant culture seen...

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Harlan County, USA

A man crouches and pokes at what first appears to be a wad of chewed-up pink bubble gum on the ground. “That’s what a scab will do to ya, by God,” he says, his voice quavering with emotion. The pink wad is brain tissue from a striker shot in the head by a strikebreaker. That’s one of the harsh realities of Harlan County USA. Barbara Kopple’s documentary camera looks at this forgotten corner of 1970s America, the site of some of the bitterest labor violence in American history. It’s hard to believe that some 40 years after the Depression, there were parts of Appalachia that were...

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Hard Time: Worst of the Worst

Welcome to the worst of the worst. Do a crime and get caught: you go to jail. Behave poorly in jail and you go to solitary confinement. But what if you don’t clean up your act? There’s another step – seldom heard about. Welcome to the prison within a prison. Break the law in Ohio and you go to prison. Break the rules on the inside, and you’re going to the jail within the prison system. When you come here you have already gotten in trouble..in jail. For 1 year National Geographic followed the lives of inmates and officers in the State of Ohio. This is a year of hard time. Some of...

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