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History,People,Places,Economics,Culture

History The Gold Rush

May 31, 2014 - [ 1 part ]
China -- a superpower emerging at breakneck speed. It's the Holy Grail for risk-taking entrepreneurs. Every day, hundreds of British businessmen arrive full of hope and expectation. It's the land of opportunity. It's a place where dreams can come true. But Chinese entrepreneurs, unleashed after 50 years of communism, are taking no prisoners in their own relentless quest for wealth. In the wild east, only the toughest will survive. These British businessmen are risking everything as they venture into the real dragon's den. Who will make their fortune and who will return home penniless? Tony Caldera's cushion business has been ruined by cheap Chinese imports. Today, his Liverpool factory stands deserted. There were hundreds of people working there. They all had jobs for life. They were the number-one cushion maker probably in Europe. Everything was made in England, and life was great, and they were all happy. All of a sudden, China has come along, and they just can't compete anymore.

The Future,People,Places,Civilization,Politics,Economics,Culture

China Rises

China -- a superpower emerging at breakneck speed. It's the Holy Grail for risk-taking entrepreneurs. Every day, hundreds of British businessmen arrive full of hope and expectation. It's the land of opportunity. It's a place where dreams can come true. But Chinese entrepreneurs, unleashed after 50 years of communism, are taking no prisoners in their own relentless quest for wealth. In the wild east, only the toughest will survive. These British businessmen are risking everything as they venture into the real dragon's den. Who will make their fortune and who will return home penniless? Tony Caldera's cushion business has been ruined by cheap Chinese imports. Today, his Liverpool factory stands deserted. There were hundreds of people working there. They all had jobs for life. They were the number-one cushion maker probably in Europe. Everything was made in England, and life was great, and they were all happy. All of a sudden, China has come along, and they just can't compete anymore.
December 28, 2013 - [ 1 part ]
By the year 2050, the world's population will reach nine billion. The demand on the world's resources - energy, first and foremost - will be severe. But the road from now to then doesn't need be bleak. There is a path to a future filled with opportunities, with amazing individuals and extraordinary projects leading the way.

Science,The Future,Geology,Chemistry,Economics

Future of Energy 2050

By the year 2050, the world's population will reach nine billion. The demand on the world's resources - energy, first and foremost - will be severe. But the road from now to then doesn't need be bleak. There is a path to a future filled with opportunities, with amazing individuals and extraordinary projects leading the way.
May 15, 2013 - [ 1 part ]
What will happen to the Earth? We tend to worry about issues like climate change that can have an impact over periods of time comparable to an average human lifetime. For the Earth, however, the biggest changes generally happen over hundreds of millions or billions of years. Supercontinents come and go, mass extinctions wipe out almost all life, and changes in the surrounding Solar System have an impact. It is ultimately the Sun that will decide Earth's fate. Billions of years from now, as our aging star begins to runs out of hydrogen fuel, it will change into a red giant and expand out into the inner Solar System as far out as the Earth's orbit.

Science,The Future,Geology,Economics

Future Earth

What will happen to the Earth? We tend to worry about issues like climate change that can have an impact over periods of time comparable to an average human lifetime. For the Earth, however, the biggest changes generally happen over hundreds of millions or billions of years. Supercontinents come and go, mass extinctions wipe out almost all life, and changes in the surrounding Solar System have an impact. It is ultimately the Sun that will decide Earth's fate. Billions of years from now, as our aging star begins to runs out of hydrogen fuel, it will change into a red giant and expand out into the inner Solar System as far out as the Earth's orbit.
April 19, 2013 - [ 1 part ]
The Front de libération du Quebec was a Québécois Freedom-Fighters organization which staged a series of attacks in the late 1960's which culminated in the kidnappings of Pierre Laporte, Quebec's vice-Prime Minister /minister of culture and James Cross, the British Consul in Montreal, in October of 1970. This film traces those events and the political and social reactions and circumstances surrounding them.

History,People,Politics,Economics,Interviews

October Crisis 1970 Quebec

The Front de libération du Quebec was a Québécois Freedom-Fighters organization which staged a series of attacks in the late 1960's which culminated in the kidnappings of Pierre Laporte, Quebec's vice-Prime Minister /minister of culture and James Cross, the British Consul in Montreal, in October of 1970. This film traces those events and the political and social reactions and circumstances surrounding them.
February 1, 2013 - [ 10 parts ]
*Crossroads: Labor Pains of a New Worldview* is a documentary exploring the depths of the current human condition and the emergence of a worldview that is recreating our world from the inside out.  Weaving together insights and findings from biology, psychology, network science, systems science, business, culture and media, the film reveals the inner workings of the human experience in the 21st century, urging viewers to step out of the box and challenge their own assumptions about who we really are, and why we do what we do.  *Crossroads* places evolutionary context to today's escalating social unrest, natural disasters, and economic failures. It illuminates the footsteps of an integrated worldview, penetrating its way through the power of social networks to the forefront of our personal and collective awareness.  A refreshing reality check for all viewers and a clarion call for those who carry the seeds of the emerging worldview.

History,The Future,People,Civilization,Politics,Economics

Labor Pains of a New Worldview

*Crossroads: Labor Pains of a New Worldview* is a documentary exploring the depths of the current human condition and the emergence of a worldview that is recreating our world from the inside out. Weaving together insights and findings from biology, psychology, network science, systems science, business, culture and media, the film reveals the inner workings of the human experience in the 21st century, urging viewers to step out of the box and challenge their own assumptions about who we really are, and why we do what we do. *Crossroads* places evolutionary context to today's escalating social unrest, natural disasters, and economic failures. It illuminates the footsteps of an integrated worldview, penetrating its way through the power of social networks to the forefront of our personal and collective awareness. A refreshing reality check for all viewers and a clarion call for those who carry the seeds of the emerging worldview.
February 1, 2013 - [ 1 part ]
Read, listen and learn English with a 30 minute VOA documentary about the 2012 drought in the United States. 

Places,Life,Economics

Drought

Read, listen and learn English with a 30 minute VOA documentary about the 2012 drought in the United States.
December 15, 2012 - [ 1 part ]
EYE OF THE ILLUMINATI is an in depth look at the state of the world, and the agenda of secret societies and the ruling class of the developed one world government system. This documentary was created by Mark Howitt (2012 Revolution: World Awakening, The James Holmes Conspiracy, Evidence of Murder) in order to explain the origin and methods of control over the human population, studies and practices of the occult and secret societies, and how it has an effect on the way we live our lives on a daily basis. It also explains the history of human development, psychology and religion, and how sacred knowledge has been hidden and passed on for centuries. 

History,The Future,People,Civilization,Politics,Economics

THE EYE OF THE ILLUMINATI

EYE OF THE ILLUMINATI is an in depth look at the state of the world, and the agenda of secret societies and the ruling class of the developed one world government system. This documentary was created by Mark Howitt (2012 Revolution: World Awakening, The James Holmes Conspiracy, Evidence of Murder) in order to explain the origin and methods of control over the human population, studies and practices of the occult and secret societies, and how it has an effect on the way we live our lives on a daily basis. It also explains the history of human development, psychology and religion, and how sacred knowledge has been hidden and passed on for centuries.
December 15, 2012 - [ 1 part ]
'Tower of Babel' presents the history of Prestes Maia Building, in São Paulo, Brazil, that for five years was acquainted how the biggest vertical occupation of homeless of Latin America. The documentary is based in testimonies from the homeless people still in the building, that reveals theirs trajectories, dreams, fears and the experience of live in a building of 22 floors, in precarious conditions, with about two thousand residents. They are people that have been came to São Paulo searching a new life and never even got a house to live in. Quoting the Tower of Babel story in the Bible, this documentary also follows the steps of some people that lived on the building. It shows what happened after they left the occupation and how each one of them followed different destinations.

People,Civilization,Religion,Politics,Economics,Interviews

Tower of Babel

'Tower of Babel' presents the history of Prestes Maia Building, in São Paulo, Brazil, that for five years was acquainted how the biggest vertical occupation of homeless of Latin America. The documentary is based in testimonies from the homeless people still in the building, that reveals theirs trajectories, dreams, fears and the experience of live in a building of 22 floors, in precarious conditions, with about two thousand residents. They are people that have been came to São Paulo searching a new life and never even got a house to live in. Quoting the Tower of Babel story in the Bible, this documentary also follows the steps of some people that lived on the building. It shows what happened after they left the occupation and how each one of them followed different destinations.
April 20, 2012 - [ 1 part ]
The Three Gorges Dam is the world’s largest hydropower project and most notorious dam. The massive project sets records for number of people displaced (more than 1.2 million), number of cities and towns flooded (13 cities, 140 towns, 1,350 villages), and length of reservoir (more than 600 kilometers). The project has been plagued by corruption, spiraling costs, environmental impacts, human rights violations and resettlement difficulties.  

People,Places,Geology,Civilization,Economics

China's Three Gorges Dam

The Three Gorges Dam is the world’s largest hydropower project and most notorious dam. The massive project sets records for number of people displaced (more than 1.2 million), number of cities and towns flooded (13 cities, 140 towns, 1,350 villages), and length of reservoir (more than 600 kilometers). The project has been plagued by corruption, spiraling costs, environmental impacts, human rights violations and resettlement difficulties.
March 29, 2012 - [ 1 part ]