All Documentaries - 23

Cannabis Research Studies

Cannabis Research Studies

Israel is the marijuana research capital of the world. The man who started it all, the grandfather of the marijuana research, is Professor Raphael Mechoulam. He is a chemist and he became interested in marijuana in the 1960s. Morphine had been isolated from...

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How It Works: Episode 1

How It Works: Episode 1

Find out how grand pianos are built by hand from the pedals up, why the humble tap never lets you down and how the soy sauce and wine glasses are made. It's not just the grape or vineyard which affects the flavor of...

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Genie: Secret of the Wild Child

Genie: Secret of the Wild Child

This is an Emmy Award-winning documentary about a girl who spent her early life chained in a bedroom. Brought up in confinement, "Genie" was primitive, brutish, and hardly capable of walking or talking. NOVA follows the contentious attempts to unbolt the secret of...

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Children of Darkness

Children of Darkness

This is an Oscar nominated 1983 documentary film exploring the issue of mentally ill children and the institutions they lived in. The film not only exposed the abuse in mental institutions but it also educated people that mental illness can happen to anyone....

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The Coach that made History

The Coach that made History

In November 1918, in a railcar at Compiegne, French humiliated Germans as they demanded peace. It was a humiliation that was to rankle in the mind of a young German soldier, laying wounded at the time, in an infirmary 700 miles away. Twenty...

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Euromania

Euromania

In this documentary Peter Vlemmix, the author of Panopticon, explores the expanding powers of the European Union. The European Union is the greatest project in modern history. It's a wonderful achievement. Europe is freedom, it means no more war, it means 500 million...

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Nepal, in the Mountain's Shadow

Nepal, in the Mountain's Shadow

Nepal is home to the Himalayan Mountains. For thousands of years people have traveled to the Himalayas seeking spiritual enlightenment, proclaiming man could be freed of all sin by merely gazing upon their peaks. This tradition is continued today by pilgrims who journey...

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Selling the Girl Next Door

Selling the Girl Next Door

Men are renting girls barely in their teens on the Internet. The oldest profession is quickly moving off of the boulevards and onto the Internet, and the girls are getting younger and younger. This is how the girls get literally sold nowadays. Most...

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The Hitch

The Hitch

Christopher Hitchens, journalist, author, contrarian, some might say literary badass, was known for throwing his intellect around and for taking some rather unpopular stands and if you hated him for that... well then he was just fine with it. But Hitchens' work had...

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Losing God

Losing God

The author of this deconversion series had been a closet atheist for some time and only a handful of people knew about this. He still attended church; he clapped and sang during worship along with everyone else. Outwardly nothing had changed but behind...

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The 46 Year Pregnancy

The 46 Year Pregnancy

In 1955, in a small village outside Casablanca, 26-year-old Zahra was pregnant with her first child. But after 48 hours of painful labor the baby was still not born. She was rushed to the local hospital, but in the ward she saw a...

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