End Of The Rainbow is an award winning documentary that explores the impact of large-scale industrial gold mining on a local community in a remote region of Guinea, West Africa. Guinea is a desperately poor community that ironically, has had a long association with gold. As a result, the remote village has had to make way for a large industrial gold mine run by an international enterprise looking to strike it lucky in the region.
The Love of Money is the definitive behind the scenes account of the crash of 2008 - what happened, why it happened and how generations to come will be affected by its legacy. It features an unparalleled range of eye-witness contributions from most of the major players at the centre of the storm including: Gordon Brown, Alistair Darling, Mervyn King, Tim Geithner, Alan Greenspan, the Finance Ministers of France, Germany and Iceland, the CEOs of Merrill Lynch and Barclays, Lehman's lawyer Rodgin Cohen and its bankruptcy lawyer, Harvey Miller, as well as US Congressional Leaders.
Venezuelan filmmaker Margot Benacerraf revisits the Araya salt mine, the setting of her 1959 prize-winning film Araya; and Round the World - French school kids learn about globalisation from Thalassa stories.
Over the centuries, explorers traded tales of a lost civilization and a 'City of Gold' amid the dense Amazonian rainforest. Scientists dismissed the legends as exaggerations, believing that the rainforest could not sustain such a huge population - until now.
Forty years after they were unleased on an unsuspecting world, Monty Python: Almost The Truth The Lawyer's Cut is the definitive history of the Flying Circus. This two-part documentary covers the comedy troupe from their birth to the present day, highlighting their childhood, schooling and university life, as well as their pre-Python work.
Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are three Baltic states that shook themselves free of the Soviet Union and reclaimed their distinctive culture. Michael travels from Tallinn in the north, through Latvia, to Lithuania in the south, sailing into the Baltic from the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad, formerly East Prussia. In Estonia he visits a pyramid house and samples the medicinal properties of leeches. In Latvia he visits one of the most secretive places of the Communist-era, the astronomical telescope.
Napoleon's Russian campaign ended in bitter defeat. Although Napoleon himself blamed it on the Russian winter, it was also largely due to the Russian tactics of luring the French deeper and deeper into Russian territory, where they had difficulty in getting supplies and reinforcements.
From the award-winning producers of Churchill's Bodyguard comes Hitler's Bodyguard. Hitler caused the death of millions of people. He was hated by those he persecuted and who worked for him. But for 25 years, no one managed to kill him. Hitler had thousands of bodyguards, and Winston Churchill had very few. He had over 40 attempts on his life travelling throughout Europe.
Ewan and Charley begin their journey in John O'Groats, Scotland and make an emotional pit-stop at a charity they are raising money for with their ride. As they travel through England, France and finally into Italy the crew feels rushed to make the ferry into Africa.
Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman met on the set of Serpent's Kiss, where they instantly became mates. Not long afterwards the pair set off on their first incredible adventure, travelling 20000 miles on motorcycles - from London to New York. Their epic journey was captured on the television series Long Way Round. Now, Ewan and Charley are back on their motorcycles and ready to take the Long Way Down. Long Way Down is a ten part series which follows the pair on an intrepid motorcycle journey from the northern-most tip of Scotland, down to the southern-most tip of Africa, Cape Agulhas.
Between 1148 and 1250 turbulent times hit Iberia. Many Jews who were expelled, including the famous philosopher Moses Maimonides, found a home in the northern parts of Iberia. Arabic scholars fled to North Africa and across to Egypt. However, Toledo would remain a huge cultural centre during the 12th century where Jewish, Christian and Muslim scholars lived and studied side by side.
Tonight's episode features Dr Max Lake, who has achieved success in three distinctly different fields - as a surgeon, winegrower and author.
It's shearing time, the busiest week of the year for Oxley Downs. Station life, working from dawn to dusk seven days a week is hard enough, but now, with only six days to shear over 1300 sheep by hand, it's all hands on deck to meet the deadline.
In the beautiful, lush tea gardens in Kenya, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, millions of tea-workers struggle everyday, fighting to survive as they pluck tea for multinational companies. The companies promise the consumers they will act as responsible members of the global society - protecting the environment and ensuring good working and living conditions.
Winner of the AFC/SBS pitching competition at the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) in 2007, Taxi School is a quirky, observational documentary series about some of the people behind the faces in the mirror of the next taxi you hail.
Having learnt the ropes with their first 10 episodes, the Hungry Beast team is back for a new season on ABC TV and on the web starting Wednesday 10th February 2010. This year - while all 19 Beasts will continue to create and present stories for both the TV and web - the task of hosting the show will fall to four members of the team: Dan Ilic, Kirsten Drysdale, Monique Schafter and Nick Hayden.
Vladimir Lenin has been called treacherous, deluded, out-of-touch, insane and might have been a minor historical footnote but for the Russian Revolution which catapulted him into the headlines of the century. Newly opened formerly secret Soviet files reveal a clearer picture of the fanatical philosopher.
This week, Kevin is heading south on the trail of the next wave of Grand Tourists, to the great Renaissance cities of Florence and Rome. He's searching for art and architecture that would assault the senses, and which would inspire the rebuilding of London after one of the greatest disasters in its history: the Great Fire.
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