Year of Release 2003

Harem

Harem

2003, History

Harem is a fascinating attempt to separate fact from seedy legend. The viewer is placed inside Istanbul's Topkapi Palace during the 16th century reign of Suleiman the Magnificent, and given an authoritative glimpse into the lives of the concubines who...

7.38
Manna

Manna

2003, Drugs

As man's imprint upon the Earth continues to grow, we've become more and more alienated from the wonders of the natural world. Yet Mother Nature possesses the ability to enhance our lives, cure our ills, and imbue our existence with a sense of balance...

7.15
The Hittites

The Hittites

2003, History

Narrated with the characteristically soothing lilt of Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons, The Hittites is a sprawling and ambitious portrait of a hugely influential empire unknown by many. Exhaustive in scope and excitingly cinematic in its execution,...

8.45
In Whose Interest?

In Whose Interest?

2003, Politics

The United States proudly identifies itself as the major purveyor of peace and democracy across the world. But does this self-promoted image match up to their actual policies and military engagements throughout recent history, and is warfare actually...

8.83
Order and Chaos

Order and Chaos

2003, Science

Our world rotates in a constant state of chaos. The role of science, in many respects, is to organize common patterns in such a way that allows us to recognize the order within this chaos. The documentary Order and Chaos, produced by New Atlantis,...

8.15
The Planet of Life

The Planet of Life

2003, Nature

The Planet of Life is a scientific documentary that explores the characteristics necessary for life as well as characteristics of life itself. Appearances from professors with prestigious university affiliations, and use of relevant graphics...

7.82
Future: Humans

Future: Humans

2003, Science

Future: Humans holds nothing back as it begins in a fury of scientific fact and unhinged matter of fact attitude. As the documentary moves along, its style of storytelling feels similar to that of the History Channel mini-series Mankind: The Story of...

5.78
The Food of the Future

The Food of the Future

2003, Society

There are 7.1 billion people on the planet today, and that number grows at a rate averaging around 90 million per year. These people of course need to eat, and while much of the world is currently experiencing the most abundant and healthy...

5.72
Operation Persuasion

Operation Persuasion

More journalists were sent to cover the beginning of the Iraq Invasion in the early 2000's than were in Vietnam at the height of that war, and they were given more access both in governmental allowance and via more advanced technological means than...

8.18
Natural Genius

Natural Genius

2003, Nature

Can moths hear? How do sound waves move through water? How do foxes detect mice beneath the surface of snow? These are just a few of the questions posed as the filmmakers study the many ways the aural senses are used as a mode of communication...

8.15
Creation of the Universe

Creation of the Universe

2003, Science

Stylized, high-contrast images paired with creative motion graphics bring life to this scientific documentary and help illustrate the more abstract concepts being discussed. Narration explains that the Universe is said to have emerged 14 billion years...

6.93