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.
Julia explores the challenges of doing business in post-Soviet Moscow and visits Russia's weekend retreat: the dacha. Julia is now in Russia's capital, a megalopolis of 12 million people. She attends a party for Grazia magazine, a glamorous event filled with celebrities.
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.
Giant media conglomerates are increasingly reluctant to investigate or criticise government policies. With state surveillance never more extreme, independent voices are crucially important. All Governments Lie is a theatrical documentary created by a team of Emmy Award-winning filmmakers who subscribed to IF Stone's newsletter in their teens. IF Stone's Weekly inspired them then, and compels them now to tell the story of a new wave of independent, investigative, adversarial journalists following in Stone's footsteps.
We relate the destinies of animals that stroll through town in search of food, love and adventures, while men go about their daily lives.
A group of chimps in Senegal is led by an alpha male named Dave.
Julia explores the USSR's origin in the city formerly known as Leningrad, which was the site of the October Revolution, and also discovers St Petersburg's musical side. Julia arrives in Russia, her first time back in the former USSR since leaving as a child. Her first stop is St Petersburg, Russia's second largest city. It's considered its most beautiful, and Julia's impressions support this claim.
Prepare to have your opinion of John Constable turned on its head as Richard E Grant joins host Gus Casely-Hayford on a lively journey, walking the landscapes of one of the nation's greatest painters.
Journeying through Australia's three surrounding oceans and islands, we discover an explosion of life in the spectacular Southern Ocean, the sanctuary of the Pacific, and the Indian Ocean, with its awe-inspiring predators.
Legendary skateboarder Rick McCrank goes on a journey exploring abandoned places with the people who love them long after the lights have gone out. Abandoned pays tribute to these modern-day ruins, seemingly lost and forgotten, but not by everyone. In this episode, Rick is in north-eastern Ohio, the mecca of abandoned shopping malls. Rick visits these crumbling capitalist cathedrals to explore the aftermath with their most loyal customers.
Every era begins with the human will to move, and History uncovers the great forces that set mankind in motion. It's an epic, premium, global documentary about the greatest migrations of all time, and the repercussions that they have had - culturally, sociologically, and politically. Sparked by the Industrial Revolution, a wave of migrants flood the US. One-third of the entire population of Norway and Sweden migrate to America, transforming the Pacific Northwest; opened by the transcontinental railroad, Mennonite farmers from Ukraine turn Kansas into the breadbasket of the country; in 1908, more Italians were living in New York City than Rome. Spanning the 1900s through the 1970s, this episode reveals how our ancestors, coming from America's own Southern states, Eastern Europe, Latin America and Asia, change America's cityscapes forever, and directly influence the map of modern America.
Ten years after Black Saturday, the traumatised survivors reveal how they found the strength to recover from the worst bushfire disaster in Australian history.
Actress and national treasure Miriam Margolyes joins art curator Gus Casley-Hayford on a jaw-dropping voyage of discovery, walking in the footsteps of the fisherman artist Alfred Wallis.
Every era begins with the human will to move, and History uncovers the great forces that set mankind in motion. It's an epic, premium, global documentary about the greatest migrations of all time, and the repercussions that they have had - culturally, sociologically, and politically. From the Dutch living in New Amsterdam seeking the wealth offered by the fur trade, through the English Quakers who fled persecution and helped shape the American Constitution, to the German soldiers who helped the North defeat the South, this episode uses expert historians, DNA evidence and census records to explore our cultural origins through the different groups who travelled to America seeking freedom from early Colonial times through the end of the Civil War.
Filmmaker Michael Moore predicted that Donald Trump would become the 45th president of the US. Travelling across the country, Moore interviews American citizens to get a sense of the social, economic and political impact of Trump's victory. Moore also takes an in-depth look at the media, the electoral college, the government agenda and his home town of Flint, Michigan.
Filmed over two years, follow the meteoric rise of this all-male dance company. The film explores what it takes to turn eight individuals into one formidable company and follows the process from first auditions, through boot-camp training and creating work, right up to their performance in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Bruce Lee made an impact like that of no other martial arts star before or since. This documentary shows the real Bruce Lee in action, on the screen and off, in a moving tribute to his life and legacy.
Deep beneath the complex world of organ and tissue transplantation are the heart-wrenching stories of real people awaiting lifesaving organs in Australia. Why must they wait so long? Are changes in policy required - or shifts in perception? Is it as simple as signing up and having the conversation with loved ones? And why do we avoid the topic of death?