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Documentaries, nature

Big Pacific

YEAR: 2017 | LENGTH: 1 season 4 parts (43 minutes each)

DESCRIPTION: Plunge into the Pacific with researchers and cinematographers and see the ocean’s rare and dazzling creatures in a way never before seen on television. The show examines an ocean that covers a third of the Earth’s surface. – source

01. Voracious

There is plenty of food in the Pacific Ocean, but it is the challenge of finding that food that drives all life in the Pacific. In the voracious Pacific we meet a destructive army of mouths, a killer with a hundred mouths, and the biggest mouth in the ocean.

02. Violent

Surrounded by the Ring of Fire, the Pacific Ocean is the epicenter of natural mayhem. Violence is part of life in the Pacific, and creatures that live here must choose whether to avoid conflict…or rise to meet it.

03. Passionate

In the Pacific, the quest to multiply has spawned a stunning array of unusual behaviors and adaptations. There are forest penguins with a tenuous marriage, the secret rendezvous of great white sharks, and the tale of male pregnancy.

04. Mysterious

Man has explored land, the ocean’s surface, and large parts of the solar system…and in the 21st Century we are just beginning to explore the depths of the Pacific Ocean. We yearn to unravel the mysterious Pacific – but she does not give up her secrets willingly.

Documentaries, technology

Apollo 11

YEAR: 2019 | LENGTH: 1 part (93 minutes)

DESCRIPTION:  Apollo 11 is a 2019 American documentary film edited, produced and directed by Todd Douglas Miller. It focuses on the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, the first spaceflight from which men walked on the Moon. The film consists solely of archival footage, including 70 mm film previously unreleased to the public, and does not feature narration, interviews or modern recreations. The Saturn V rocket, Apollo crew consisting of Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, and Michael Collins, and Apollo program Earth-based support staff are prominently featured in the film.

The film takes some liberties with the timeline of the mission. For example, the incident involving Buzz Aldrin’s biomed sensors going out, leading him to wisecrack, “I promise to let you know if I stop breathing,” occurred during the return voyage, on day 8 of the mission, but is depicted as happening during the approach to the Moon before the separation of the command and lunar modules. – source

Documentaries, nature

The Egg: Life’s Perfect Invention

YEAR: 2019 | LENGTH: 1 part (60 minutes)

DESCRIPTION: The egg is perhaps nature’s most perfect life support system. These remarkable structures nurture new life; protecting it from the outside world at the same time as allowing it to breathe. They are strong enough to withstand the full weight of an incubating parent and weak enough for a hatchling to break free. But how is an egg made? Why are they the shape they are? And perhaps most importantly, why lay an egg at all? Piece by piece from creation to hatching, host David Attenborough reveals the wonder behind these incredible miracles of nature. – source

Documentaries, society

Britain’s Hidden War

YEAR: 2019 | LENGTH: 1 part (26 minutes)

DESCRIPTION:  Channel 4 Dispatches investigates the extent to which the war in Yemen is made in Britain.

• British technicians working for the UK’s biggest defence contractor are working on air bases in Saudi Arabia keeping Saudi jets in the sky. One former BAE Systems worker who left a few months ago reveals the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) would be unable to fly its fleet of Typhoon fighter jets without this support. He tells Dispatches: “With the amount of aircraft they’ve got and the operational demands, if we weren’t there in 7 to 14 days there wouldn’t be a jet in the sky.”

• British and American forces have military “liaison officers’ in the Saudi Air Operations Centre in Riyadh to help ensure the Saudis adhere to international humanitarian law. But we find they are mostly confined to a “cubby hole” away from the operations floor where key decisions are made.

• We find flaws in the Saudi targeting process: most air strikes are not directed by the Saudi Air Operations Centre, meaning targets are not always checked against “no strike lists” of schools, hospitals and other civilian targets.

• Former US Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Leon Panetta says the UK and US do not have clean hands in the Yemen conflict.

• Former International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell MP says the UK is “complicit” in strikes that have killed civilians.

• Former Director of Public Prosecutions Lord Ken Macdonald says BAE Systems could face criminal liability for their involvement if they are aware of any breaches of international humanitarian law – source

Documentaries, nature

Nature’s Miniature Miracles

YEAR: 2017 | LENGTH: 1 part (60 minutes)

DESCRIPTION: Great things come in small packages and animals are no exception to the rule. Learn the epic survival stories of the world’s smallest animals as NATURE shines a light on these tiny heroes who have evolved extraordinary skills and achieved mindboggling feats: from a tiny sengi, considered the cheetah of the shrew world, to a hummingbird who travels thousands of miles north each year, from a small shark that walks on land to an army of baby turtles instinctively racing to the safety of the open ocean. Through vast savannahs to rocky plateaus and down to the depths of the seas, it is a great big world out there, but for these animals size does not matter. – source

Documentaries, society

Meet The Scammers

YEAR: 2019 | LENGTH: 1 part (47 minutes)

DESCRIPTION:  The cyber criminals breaking hearts and stealing billions. “The criminals involved in this are definitely masters of manipulation. This is their job and they’re very good at it, and they’re very proud of being good at it.” Cyber scam expert.

Their voices are persuasive, their emails insistent and they have proven to be remarkably successful at conning countless people into handing over their money. “When you have an appreciation for how big and sophisticated it is, this machine that’s behind it that’s targeting them, that’s where it sorts of tends to awaken one.” Police officer.

Internet scamming began in the early days of email with appeals from Nigerian ‘princes’ asking for help to regain their missing money. From those amateurish beginnings, the scammers watched, learned and refined their techniques. What started out as a simple scam from West Africa has now morphed into a global enterprise, conning people on an industrial scale.

“West African cybercrime is the biggest threat that we see on the internet today. It eclipses all the other threats that we’ve seen that are financially motivated.” Cyber security investigator. On Monday Four Corners investigates how these scams operate, uncovering an online marketplace where fake identities and criminal skills are bought and sold. “They offer Facebook profiles for sale, they offer pictures of uniformed servicemen for sale, they offer the backstory and kind of how you get started.” Retired US army colonel.

Reporter Sean Rubinsztein-Dunlop travelled to Ghana to meet the scammers and watch them at work. “The best targets are people who are divorced or widowed.” Scammer. At the heart of their business is the ‘romance scam’, where criminals, often posing as lovelorn US soldiers, convince their victims to send them money.

“Over the course of the last two years, I’ve reported over 3,000 accounts to Facebook of scammers using my pictures to steal money from women.” Retired US army colonel. For some, the romance scam is just the start of the nightmare, with victims used to launder money or conned into trafficking drugs, with devastating consequences.

“When they opened it and tested it and told me what it was, I was in complete shock, complete shock.” Drug mule. And there’s growing evidence that the scammers are not only targeting Australian victims, they’re also setting up operations right here. – source

Documentaries, nature

Jungle Animal Hospital

YEAR: 2016 | LENGTH: 1 part (60 minutes)

DESCRIPTION:  At the jungle animal hospital in Guatemala, the wards are full of exotic patients, many of them orphans rescued from the illegal pet trade. It is the job of a dedicated team of vets to nurse them back to health.

We follow the team in their busiest year yet as they patch up animals in need, select a troop of spider monkeys for release and prepare a flock of very precious scarlet macaws for freedom. – source

Documentaries, society

Out Of The Dark

YEAR: 2019 | LENGTH: 1 part (56 minutes)

DESCRIPTION: The story of a brave young soccer team gripped the world. The extraordinary international effort to find and rescue 12 boys and their coach from a remote cave in northern Thailand was watched closely by millions. Four Corners documents this wonderful and tragic tale from the day the boys first disappeared until the joyous moment the last person left the cave. – source

Documentaries, society

Million Pound Selfie Sell Off

YEAR: 2019 | LENGTH: 1 part (30 minutes)

DESCRIPTION:  How many followers do you have? The rise of social media has brought with it a new kind of celebrity, the digital influencer. These megastars of Instagram and YouTube have upended the advertising industry by converting their virtual followers into real-world currency.

Big-name brands have flocked to online stars, paying them millions to endorse their products, but the market has been criticised as being a ‘Wild West’ of misleading and unregulated advertising, plugging everything from bogus diet drinks to online gambling to young audiences.

Panorama reporter Catrin Nye investigates whether companies are being up front and the impact this new form of advertising is having on consumers. – source

Documentaries, nature

Our Planet

YEAR: 2019 | LENGTH: 1 season 8 parts (60 minutes each)

DESCRIPTION: Our Planet is a British nature documentary series made for Netflix. The series is narrated by David Attenborough and produced by Silverback Films, led by Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey, who also created BBC documentary series Planet Earth, Frozen Planet and The Blue Planet, with collaboration with the conservation charity World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

The series addresses issues of conservation while featuring these disparate animals in their respective home regions, and has been noted for its greater focus on humans’ impact on the environment than traditional nature documentaries; centering around how climate change impacts all living creatures  – source

01. One Planet

Witness the planet’s breathtaking diversity — from seabirds carpet-bombing the ocean to wildebeests eluding the wild dogs of the Serengeti.

02. Frozen Worlds

On the unforgiving frontier of global warming, polar bears, walruses, seals and penguins find their icy Edens in peril.

03. Jungles

Jungles and rainforests are home to an incredible variety of species like preening birds, intelligent orangutans, and remarkably ambitious ants.

04. Coastal Seas

From fearsome sharks to lowly urchins, 90 percent of marine creatures live in coastal waters. Protecting these habitats is a battle humanity must win.

05. From Deserts to Grasslands

Cameras follow desert elephants seeking sustenance, bison roaming North American grasslands and caterpillars living the good life underground.

06. The High Seas

Venture into the deep, dark and desolate oceans that are home to an abundance of beautiful – and downright strange – creatures.

07. Fresh Water

The need for fresh water is as strong as ever. However, the supply is becoming increasingly unpredictable for all manner of species.

08. Forests

Examine the fragile interdependence that exists between forests’ wide variety of residents, including bald eagles, hunting dogs and Siberian tigers

Documentaries, medicine, technology

Diagnosis on Demand

YEAR: 2018 | LENGTH: 1 part (60 minutes)

DESCRIPTION: Could a machine replace your doctor? Dr Hannah Fry explores the incredible ways AI is revolutionising healthcare – and what this means for all of us. This film chronicles the inside story of the AI health revolution, as one company, Babylon Health, prepare for a man vs machine showdown. Can Babylon succeed in their quest to prove their AI can outperform human doctors at safe triage and accurate diagnosis? – source

Documentaries, society

Behind the Curve

YEAR: 2018 | LENGTH: 1 part (96 minutes)

DESCRIPTION:  Behind the Curve is a 2018 documentary about flat Earth believers in the United States. Directed by Daniel J. Clark, the film was released in the United States on November 15, 2018, and for wide release on Netflix in February 2019.

The documentary offers an examination of the flat Earth idea from various perspectives, including prominent flat-Earthers Mark Sargent, Nathan Thompson, and Patricia Steere, as well as astrophysicists from Universities including UCLA and CalTech. It features clips from the 2017 International Flat Earth Conference, held in North Carolina, which attracted hundreds of attendees. – source