Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has built an impressive legal legacy as a pioneer in gender equality. This film explores the inspiring journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the US's highest court.
In 1950s Britain, gay men lived their lives in the shadows. This powerful factual drama tells the story of Peter Wildeblood, a gay journalist whose actions would influence the ending of homosexuality as a crime in the UK.
In the intense heat of the northern Kalahari, at the peak of the dry season when water is scarce, herds of elephants trek towards a life-saving event, while prides of lions and marooned hippos fight to survive around the last remaining waterholes. Their fortunes change dramatically with the annual flooding of Botswana's Okavango Delta, turning thousands of desert miles into a maze of lagoons, islands and swamps.
Join us on an extraordinary journey, that will explore the technological and scientific struggle for the survival of Venice, a survival that has been in doubt from its very construction. The sea level in Venice has increased drastically in the last century or so, threatening the very existence of the city. Global warming and the harmful effects of tourism have amplified the phenomenon of acqua alta (sudden rise in sea level), rendering the traditional responses of inhabitants obsolete. It is urgent to act today. Projects conceived in laboratories across the globe are joining forces to save the city. These include RAMSES, a 3D modelisation of the lagoon produced using lasers, which analyses rises in water level; and MOSE, a series of movable dams costing over 4 billion euros, intended to block the sea in case of acqua alta.
There exists a wild and unsung Paris that we do not suspect. Let's take a walk on the city's wild side, and set off in search of its secret tales.
A colony of emperor penguins arrive in Atka Bay, after three months at sea, to raise their chicks through the coming winter.
What's really going on inside your stomach? In this program, Dr Michael Mosley offers up his own guts to find out. Using the latest in medical imagery and a tiny state of the art camera that he swallows at the start of the film, Michael takes viewers on a remarkable journey through his own internal system. At each stage he talks to medical experts and explains the amazing functions that happen without our conscious effort - and reveals a complexity and intelligence in the gut that science is only just beginning to uncover.
Visit the Dolphin Research Centre in sunny Florida Keys and its team of volunteers as they look after and educate the wider community about marine welfare and dolphins.
The special needs work at the Dolphin Research Centre; a look at life on board the Stenella; the difficulties of field work; and Stan Kuczaj's dolphin personality study.
Runway model Sandra Bush dreamed of becoming the first African-American supermodel, only to struggle with addiction and despair. She later achieved celebrity as Mama Bush, the model for some of the best-known and widely admired paintings by her daughter, acclaimed artist Mickalene Thomas.
In her film directing debut, Thomas paints a poignant portrait of her mother and artistic muse, presenting a tender look back at a lifetimes worth of hopes, regrets and redemption.
Drawing on personal and archival photos, as well as intimate interviews, Mickalene Thomas vivid, loving portrait chronicles her mothers personal and professional struggles, including a turbulent marriage, drug abuse and chronic illness.
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New York. The name is enough to make fashionistas weak at the knees. But only a few years ago, New York's now-famous fashion scene was a mess of mismanagement. This program traces the genesis of New York as a fashion powerhouse, the success of which is linked almost exclusively to the setting up of "The Tents" at Bryant Park, which finally brought the couture together under one (removable) roof. Featuring interviews with world class designers and fashion personalities such as Caroline Herrera, Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, Betsey Johnson, Carson Kressley and Miss J Alexander, The Tents is an insight into the coveted and glamorous world of New York's fashion scene ... and how it almost failed.
As personal scandal threatens his marriage and looming nuclear war undermines his administration, President John F Kennedy must fight to protect the presidency, the country, and the world.
Dr Barbara Block has been studying the white sharks off of California for more than 27 years and she's giving viewers a portrait of a formerly unseen domain.
Why do some people 'sound gay' but not others? Why are gay voices a mainstay of pop culture but also a trigger for bullying and harassment? Following a break up with his boyfriend, journalist David Thorpe sets out on a quest to unravel a linguistic mystery. All his life, like many gay men, Thorpe has felt self-conscious about his stereotypically un-macho voice. But what are its origins? And why is there such a stigma attached to 'sounding gay'? As Thorpe consults with everyone from speech therapists to public figures to complete strangers, he unpacks complex cultural questions with wit, verve and intelligence.
An exploration of the methods and tactics of Generalissimo Francisco Franco, who controlled Spain with absolute power for four decades and whose victims are still being exhumed to this day. Alternative title: The Dictator's Playbook.
Almost every faith has a figure believed to be chosen by God. Morgan Freeman goes in search of the chosen people walking the earth today.