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Growing Up in the Universe

Growing Up in the Universe was a series of lectures given by Richard Dawkins as part of the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, in which he discussed the evolution of life in the universe. The lectures were first broadcast in 1991, in the form of five one-hour episodes. To start off part one, Dawkins discusses the amazing capabilities of the human body and contrasts these with the limited capabilities of computers and other man-made machines. He uses a small totem pole (which is used in ancestor worship) to illustrate the importance of studying our ancestors to understand how we’ve...

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Ground Zero: Syria

Ground Zero: Syria is a compiled photojournalist and videographer Robert King’s footage into a series of raw, largely unedited vignettes that present a snapshot of the ancient city as it crumbles and burns while its citizens are killed indiscriminately. Amid a fierce battle between Assad’s security forces and Free Syrian Army insurgents, fire swept through the old Souk of Aleppo, a historic covered market and World Heritage site. Rebel fighters and activists have reported that the blaze was sparked by the use of incendiary mortar rounds by Assad’s forces. The atrocities and war...

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Groomed for Sex

Over 10,000 young girls are being groomed for sex by men of Pakistani origin here in the United Kingdom. The media cover it up, the police are afraid to prosecute over it and politicians lie about it. What chance do the young girls really...

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Grim Sweepers

Grim Sweepers follows Christian Cadieux and his company Crime and Trauma Scene Cleaners Inc. as they set out to clean and decontaminate  multiple death and decomposition scenes. Described as CSI meets Trailer Park Boys, Grim Sweepers tackles cleaning challenges left over from murders, suicides, drug labs, animal infestations and disease. The crew faces messes, odours, stains, larva and bodily fluid, all while balancing professional conflicts and personal relationships. It takes a special kind of personality to head up Canada’s most colorful, quirky and eccentric cleaning...

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Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens is a 1975 documentary film by Albert and David Maysles. An old mother and her middle-aged daughter, the aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, live their eccentric lives in a filthy, decaying mansion in East...

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Greensburg

Greensburg, Kansas was hit by an EF5 tornado, the most powerful and devastating storm in American history (destorying 95% of the city). At 9:45 p.m. CDT on May 4, 2007, Greensburg was hit by an EF5 tornado. The tornado was estimated to be 1.7 miles (2.7 km) in width and traveled for nearly 22 miles (35 km). Ninety-five percent of the city was confirmed to be destroyed, with the other five percent being severely damaged. The National Weather Service estimated winds of the tornado to reach 205 mph (330 km/h). This was the first tornado to be rated EF5 since the update of the Fujita scale....

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Greatest World Cup Goals

Matt Smith counts down the 50 greatest World Cup goals ever scored. Will Diego Maradona's brilliant solo goal against England in 1986 get the vote as the best ever goal? Various journalists and pundits give their...

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Great White Shark: A Living Legend

Wildlife film. South African naturalist Mike Rutzen is crazy about great white sharks. He never saw Jaws, so he doesn't share the terror that has made these sharks the world's most feared predator. For ten years Mike has been swimming with great whites, without the protection of a cage. He has spent so much time in their company that he has learnt to read their body language and to think like a shark. It is this knowledge that keeps him safe. Mike's quest to understand them better now takes him into the heart of a seal ambush site where he hopes to witness their hunting behaviour from...

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Great Bolshy Yarblockos! Making A Clockwork Orange

In this documentary, we follow Stanley Kubrick as he creates one of the most controversial films of all time, one that retains its power to shock audiences, even after 35 years. At the time of its release, A Clockwork Orange created a firestorm of controversy. Through interviews with collaborators, filmmakers, screenwriters and authors, we come to appreciate Stanley Kubrick as an artist unafraid to take risks and court controversy, committed unwaveringly to his single-minded goal: the highest artistic quality of his...

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