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Heavy Metal Britannia

Nigel Planer narrates a documentary which traces the origins and development of British heavy metal from its humble beginnings in the industrialised Midlands to its proud international triumph. In the late 60s a number of British bands were forging a new kind of sound. Known as hard rock, it was loud, tough, energetic and sometimes dark in outlook. They didn't know it, but Deep Purple, Uriah Heep and, most significantly, Black Sabbath were defining what first became heavy rock and then eventually heavy metal. Inspired by blues rock, progressive rock, classical music and high energy...

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Heaven Earth

HEAVEN EARTH portrays all day activities of Percy, a peruvian healer and another western named Ron. Both live near Iquitos and work with ayahuasca. Participants of ayahuasca ceremonies, touroperators and –guides, as well as western visionquesters recount episodes of their journeys and internal imagery, related to a growing global pop cultural phenomenon, swinging between psychotherapeutical healing procedure and spiritual sell-out. The film follows indepth interviews of its protagonists and persons linked to the field of ayahuasca-shamanism in Iquitos and explores the social, and...

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Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse

The title is derived from the source material for Apocalypse Now, the Joseph Conrad novella Heart of Darkness. Using behind the scenes footage, and narrated by Eleanor Coppola, it chronicles how production problems including bad weather, actors' health and other issues delayed the film, increasing costs and nearly destroying the life and career of Francis Ford Coppola. In 1990, Eleanor Coppola turned her material over to two young filmmakers George Hickenlooper and Fax Bahr who then shot new interviews with the original cast and crew and intercut them with her existing material. After a year...

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Hearts and Minds

This film recounts the history and attitudes of the opposing sides of the Vietnam War using archival news footage as well as their own film and interviews. Using a wealth of sources-from interviews to newsreels to documentary footage of the conflict at home and abroad-Davis constructs a powerfully affecting portrait of the disastrous effects of war. The film also endeavors to give voice to the Vietnamese people themselves as to how the war has affected them and their reasons why they fight the United States and other western powers while showing the basic humanity of the people that U.S....

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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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