Year of Release 2001

The Syphilis Enigma

The Syphilis Enigma

The origins of syphilis have long been steeped in mystery and myth. Calling upon recent archeological discoveries, painstaking study, and observations from experts across a wide array of academic disciplines, The Syphilis Enigma attempts to untangle this complicated narrative...

7.71

The First Human

The First Human

In February of 2001, a group of British, French and Kenyan scientists announced a breakthrough discovery. An earlier excavation in Kenya had unearthed a series of bones believed to belong to our earliest human ancestors. The enormous implications of...

8.82

The Real Castaway

The Real Castaway

The romanticism of life on a deserted island quickly gives way to a perilous fight for survival in The Real Castaway, a searing account of one couple's battle against the elements on one of the most remote regions on...

6.65

White Sharks Outside the Cage

White Sharks Outside the Cage

The darkest depths of the sea hold a secret. Shrouded in mystery and fear, beyond the protection of the cage lurks a leviathan, rarely seen and studied only at great peril. Scientists struggle to unravel its secrets but most...

7.92

Swamp Tigers

Swamp Tigers

Entangled, mangrove forest on the Bay of Bengal is the kingdom of a creature rarely seen by humans. One of the most efficient predators on Earth, this animal is feared as a killer and a man-eater - the legendary...

9.15

First Out of Africa

First Out of Africa

On a cluster of islands deep in a Bay of Bengal live a group of people who have hidden away from the modern world. For centuries they fought off anyone who tried to intrude. Marco Polo called them cannibals....

8.25

Science Fraud

Science Fraud

Most of what occurs in the practice of science goes on behind closed doors, beyond the prying eye of the public. Nevertheless science and the scientists who conduct its research seem to enjoy an almost religious-like reverence, having been...

4.12

Ambassadors of the Jungle

Ambassadors of the Jungle

These mysterious lands would seem to rise out of the clouds of the highlands, situated in the east of the island of New Guinea, to the North of Australia. The western half of the island is Irian Jaya, part...

8.35
2001 , Crime 6 Comments

Robberies of the Century

Robberies of the Century

They did it for money, for fame and for thrills. They used disguises, cunning, and bravado. Some traveled through foreign lands, leading top detectives on a wild pursuit around the world. Some got away with millions, others were captured...

4.80

The Six Wives of Henry VIII

The Six Wives of Henry VIII

Queen, lover, mother, outcast, victim and survivor - this is how historian and series narrator David Starkey assigns the roles of the six wives of Britain's most famous monarch Henry VIII in the sexual intrigue and cut-throat power politics...

7.92

Waking Life

Waking Life

From the free-spirited abandon of Slacker and Dazed and Confused to the Oscar-nominated odyssey Boyhood, writer/director Richard Linklater has long been one of the most adventurous, thoughtful and innovative filmmakers in the world of independent cinema. His 2001 effort...

8.91