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Knuckle

Knuckle

It was 1997 when Ian Palmer (the director) met a traveller family called the Quinn McDonagh's. Michael Quinn McDonagh was 18 years old when he married his cousin Jacqueline, Ian had been asked to film their wedding by a friend. Although knowing nothing about travelers and their way of life Ian ended up following them for the next 12 years. The Quinn McDonagh's had been fighting a bitter feud with

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Know your Mushrooms (2008)

Suggested By: confusedmime Ron Mann investigates the miraculous, near-secret world of fungi. Visionaries Gary Lincoff and Larry Evans lead us on a hunt for the wild mushroom and the deeper cultural experiences attached to the mysterious fungi. The oldest and largest living organisms recorded on Earth are both fungi. And their use by a new, maverick breed of scientists and thinkers has prov

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Klansville U.S.A.

In this episode of American Experience we are shown first hand how the once most liberal southern state of America (North Carolina), became home to the largest Klan organisation in the country, the Ku Klux Klan. They seemed to have lay dormant for decades but in 1954 after the Supreme Court: Brown v. Board of Education decision, i.e. states running separate schools based on race were deemed to be 

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Kings of Cannabis

You might not know who Arjan Roskam is, but you've probably smoked his weed. Arjan's been breeding some of the most famous marijuana strains in the world, like White Widow, Super Silver Haze, and many others, for over 20 years. In 1992 he opened his first coffee shop in Amsterdam and has since crafted his marijuana-breeding skills into a market-savvy empire known as Green House Seed Company, wh

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King: Dreamer

Tom Brokaw narrates this documentary on Martin Luther King Jr. For some of us, it’s hard to believe that Dr. King was assassinated 40 years ago this month at the age of 39. Dr. King knew he would die young – before he reached his 40th birthday. He knew in his heart he would be assassinated. The documentary includes interviews with and comments from Bill Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, Harry Belafont

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Kim Philby: The Spy Who Went Into The Cold

Harold Adrian Russell Philby, better known to the world as Kim, was an Englishman who spied for the Soviet Union. Philby was a high-ranking member of British intelligence but who decided to operate as a double agent, that was until he defected to the Soviet Union in 1963. It was around this time that it was revealed that Philby was in fact a member of the spy ring now known as the Cambridge Five.

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Killing Us Softly 3: Advertising’s Image of Women

Jean Kilbourne continues her groundbreaking analysis of advertising's depiction of women in this most recent update of her pioneering Killing Us Softly series. In fascinating detail, Kilbourne decodes an array of print and television advertisements to reveal a pattern of disturbing and destructive gender stereotypes. Her analysis challenges us to consider the relationship between advertising and b

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Killing Spree: Columbine

Explores how two teenagers, who were just weeks away from graduating, embarked on a killing spree of such shocking magnitude that it was to make the name of an American high school synonymous with tragedy. 20th April 1999 began like any other day for the pupils of Columbine High School. However, it was to end as a day that would be tragically etched in American history after two of the school's

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Killing Hitler

A drama-documentary about ‘Operation Foxley’, which was a 1944 British plan to assassinate Adolf Hitler, made by the Special Operations Executive (SOE). Although detailed plans were prepared, no attempt was made to carry out the plan. Historians believe the most likely date for an attempt would have been July 13–14 of 1944, during one of Hitler’s visits to the Berghof

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