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We explore the legacies of the Ancient Greeks, what they have given us today, and asks why these legacies have lasted through time. Democracy, art, architecture, philosophy, science, sport, theater - all can be traced back to ancient Greece. Travelling across the ancient Greek world, from Athens to Olympia, Macedon, Turkey and Sicily, Michael discovers why the ancient Greeks were so successful, why their culture and way of life spread across continents and through time and why they still have such a powerful hold over our imaginations today.

History,People,Places,Civilization,Religion,Sports,Politics,Mathematics,Art,Machinery,Engineering

Who Were the Greeks

We explore the legacies of the Ancient Greeks, what they have given us today, and asks why these legacies have lasted through time. Democracy, art, architecture, philosophy, science, sport, theater - all can be traced back to ancient Greece. Travelling across the ancient Greek world, from Athens to Olympia, Macedon, Turkey and Sicily, Michael discovers why the ancient Greeks were so successful, why their culture and way of life spread across continents and through time and why they still have such a powerful hold over our imaginations today.
October 30, 2013 - [ 2 parts ]
Lionel Mill's film has unique access to Prince Saud bin Abdul Mohsen, one of the rulers of the rich, powerful and secretive Saudi royal family. This is a fascinating insight into the conflicts between tradition and modernity in one of the world's most conservative and autocratic countries. 

History,People,Places,Religion,Politics

Inside the Saudi Kingdom

Lionel Mill's film has unique access to Prince Saud bin Abdul Mohsen, one of the rulers of the rich, powerful and secretive Saudi royal family. This is a fascinating insight into the conflicts between tradition and modernity in one of the world's most conservative and autocratic countries.
December 10, 2012 - [ 1 part ]
A graphic documentary on both sides of the abortion debate.

Civilization,Religion,Life,Politics

Lake of Fire

A graphic documentary on both sides of the abortion debate.
August 6, 2012 - [ 1 part ]
Islam: Empire of Faith is a documentary series, made in 2000, that details the history of Islam, from the birth of the Islamic Prophet, Muhammad to the Ottoman Empire. It is narrated by Ben Kingsley

War,History,People,Civilization,Religion

Islam: Empire of Faith

Islam: Empire of Faith is a documentary series, made in 2000, that details the history of Islam, from the birth of the Islamic Prophet, Muhammad to the Ottoman Empire. It is narrated by Ben Kingsley
April 26, 2012 - [ 3 parts ]
'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 Black Death was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, peaking in Europe between 1348 and 1350. Of several competing theories, the dominant explanation for the Black Death is the plague theory, which attributes the outbreak to the bacterium Yersinia pestis. Thought to have started in China, it travelled along the Silk Road and reached the Crimea by 1346. From there, probably carried by Oriental rat fleas living on the black rats that were regular passengers on merchant ships, it spread throughout the Mediterranean and Europe. The Black Death is estimated to have killed 30--60 percent of Europe's population,[1] reducing the world's population from an estimated 450 million to between 350 and 375 million in the 14th century. The aftermath of the plague created a series of religious, social and economic upheavals, which had profound effects on the course of European history. It took 150 years for Europe's population to recover. The plague returned at various times, killing more people, until it left Europe in the 19th century.

History,People,Medicine,Civilization,Religion,Life

The Black Death

The Black Death was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, peaking in Europe between 1348 and 1350. Of several competing theories, the dominant explanation for the Black Death is the plague theory, which attributes the outbreak to the bacterium Yersinia pestis. Thought to have started in China, it travelled along the Silk Road and reached the Crimea by 1346. From there, probably carried by Oriental rat fleas living on the black rats that were regular passengers on merchant ships, it spread throughout the Mediterranean and Europe. The Black Death is estimated to have killed 30--60 percent of Europe's population,[1] reducing the world's population from an estimated 450 million to between 350 and 375 million in the 14th century. The aftermath of the plague created a series of religious, social and economic upheavals, which had profound effects on the course of European history. It took 150 years for Europe's population to recover. The plague returned at various times, killing more people, until it left Europe in the 19th century.
April 13, 2012 - [ 1 part ]
Donald Sutherland narrates.

Science,Geology,Genetics,Religion,Life,Zoology

Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Donald Sutherland narrates.
April 3, 2012 - [ 5 parts ]
The conspiracy of 1605

History,Science,People,Physics,Chemistry,Religion

Guy Fawkes

The conspiracy of 1605
November 5, 2011 - [ 8 parts ]
A tiny, often overlooked country in the horn of Africa, Eritrea is a shining example of how religious and cultural strife can be overcome through a shared sense of nationhood. However, Eritrea's future is jeopardized by a looming border conflict with neighboring Ethiopia. 

People,Places,Chemistry,Civilization,Religion

Eritrea, Africa

A tiny, often overlooked country in the horn of Africa, Eritrea is a shining example of how religious and cultural strife can be overcome through a shared sense of nationhood. However, Eritrea's future is jeopardized by a looming border conflict with neighboring Ethiopia.
August 11, 2011 - [ 1 part ]
Militant Islam enjoyed its first modern triumph with the arrival in power of Ayatollah Khomeini in Iran in 1979. 

War,History,People,Religion,Politics,Economics

Iran and the West

Militant Islam enjoyed its first modern triumph with the arrival in power of Ayatollah Khomeini in Iran in 1979.
July 19, 2011 - [ 18 parts ]