Year of Release 2009

Mars: Making the New Earth

Mars: Making the New Earth

2009, Science

As global warming and doomsday threats continue to expose our vulnerabilities here on Earth, scientists are looking to Mars as a potential refuge for humanity. Mars: Making the New Earth outlines the mission to convert this inhospitable planet into...

7.08
The Curse of the Methuselah Tree

The Curse of the Methuselah Tree

2009, Nature

In the arid and inhospitable California desert stands a bristlecone pine tree with the mythical name of Methuselah. At nearly 5,000 years of age, it had long been thought to be the oldest living organism on our planet. Pre-dating the construction of...

8.05
Floored

Floored

2009, Economics

The crushing financial crisis of 2008 left countless laborers stranded on the edge of an uncertain future. For many, that sense of discord in the workforce began years earlier as technological innovations made a series of once lucrative jobs obsolete....

7.17
Can't Sleep Kid

Can't Sleep Kid

2009, Health

Jessica is 3 1/2 years of age. By day, she's a delightful and well behaved child who enjoys playing with her parents and brother. But when nighttime falls and she drifts to sleep, she assumes a different reality altogether. Carrying on imaginary...

7.65
The World's Cleverest Child and Me

The World's Cleverest Child and Me

2009, Society

Can a child prodigy lead a normal life? Are their supreme gifts primarily the product of nature or nurture? This is the thesis behind The World's Cleverest Child and Me, a cheerfully entertaining documentary from Channel 4. Guided by affable reporter...

6.72
When a Mother's Love is Not Enough

When a Mother's Love is Not Enough

2009, Health

Rosa Monckton is the mother of a teenage daughter with Down syndrome. Her emotionally involving documentary When a Mother's Love is Not Enough isn't just about the struggles and triumphs of her experience, but the plights facing all parents of...

8.75
The Antarctica Challenge

The Antarctica Challenge

2009, Environment

Antarctica is perhaps the most unique continent on Earth. Bitterly cold and long considered uninhabitable, the region is also ground zero for an environmental crisis which only amplifies with the passage of time. With the help of assorted...

7.00
Rethink Afghanistan

Rethink Afghanistan

The United States military embedded itself in Afghanistan in response to the sinister threat of terrorism. Rethink Afghanistan examines this conflict nearly 15 years removed from the attacks of September 11, 2011 which inspired it. In the process, it...

7.88
Turning into a Giant

Turning into a Giant

2009, Society

Turning into a Giant presents a "day-in-the-life" perspective of a handful of patients living with Acromegalic Gigantism, or Acromegaly, a condition which results from a tumor on the pituitary gland and causes an extreme surge in growth hormone. We...

7.95
Myths for Profit

Myths for Profit

2009, Society

Wide Open Exposure, a group of Montreal-based social justice activists, present Myths for Profit, a film that challenges the notion that Canada is a benevolent country with minimal involvement in global warfare. Claiming the Canadian government and...

6.84
God and the Scientists

God and the Scientists

2009, Religion

Why are we here, how did we come to be, and can these common existential questions best be explained through faith or proven facts? Oxford University Professor of Neuroscience Colin Blakemore gives viewers an overview of Christianity's historically...

7.70