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Ruling Iran, Ayatolla Ali Khamenei (BBC Our World)

August 11, 2011 Leave a comment
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Everything and Nothing (BBC Documentary)

June 18, 2011 Leave a comment

Professor Jim Al-Khalili searches for an answer to these questions as he explores the true size and shape of the universe and delves into the amazing science behind apparent nothingness.

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How Earth Made Us (BBC Documentary)

April 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Professor Iain Stewart continues his epic exploration of how the planet has shaped human history.

1. Water

2. Deep Earth

3. Wind

4. Fire

5. Human Planet

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Fighting Gaddafi (BBC Panorama)

April 3, 2011 Leave a comment
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Einstein’s Unfinished Symphony: The Mind of God (BBC – Horizon)

March 29, 2011 Leave a comment

As Albert Einstein lay on his deathbed, he asked only for his glasses, his writing implements and his latest equations. He knew he was dying, yet he continued his work. In those final hours of his life, while fading in and out of consciousness, he was working on what he hoped would be his greatest work of all. It was a project of monumental complexity. It was a project that he hoped would unlock the mind of God.

Dangerous Knowledge (BBC Documentary)

February 20, 2011 Leave a comment

In this documentary, David Malone looks at four brilliant mathematicians – Georg Cantor, Ludwig Boltzmann, Kurt Gödel and Alan Turing – whose genius has profoundly affected us, but which tragically drove them insane and eventually led to them all committing suicide.

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A War on Science (Horizon – BBC)

February 6, 2011 Leave a comment

This BBC documentary shows the utter ignorance, arrogance and aggression of Christian fundamentalists in the USA, and the controversy over evolution and the intelligent design.

Robert Baer on US-Iran Relations (Hardtalk – BBC)

January 31, 2011 Leave a comment

Robert Baer is a former Middle East specialist with the CIA. He says America is slowly facing up to the truth that Iran is a regional superpower. President Bush has likened direct diplomatic engagement with Iran to appeasement of Hitler. But Washington has sent a top US diplomat to meet Iran’s nuclear negotiators. There is also talk of an American diplomatic representation in Tehran. What is behind this apparent change of strategy?

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The Power of Nightmares (BBC Documentary)

January 23, 2011 Leave a comment

The Power of Nightmares, subtitled The Rise of the Politics of Fear, is a BBC documentary film series, written and produced by Adam Curtis.

The films compare the rise of the Neo-Conservativemovement in the United States and the radical Islamistmovement, making comparisons on their origins and claiming similarities between the two. More controversially, it argues that the threat of radical Islamism as a massive, sinister organised force of destruction, specifically in the form of al-Qaeda, is a myth perpetrated by politicians in many countries—and particularly American Neo-Conservatives—in an attempt to unite and inspire their people following the failure of earlier, more utopian ideologies.

Part 1: Baby it’s cold outside

The first part of the series explains the origin ofIslamism and Neo-Conservatism.


Part 2: The Phantom Victory

In the second episode, Islamist factions, rapidly falling under the more radical influence of Zawahiri and his rich Saudi acolyte Osama bin Laden, join the Neo-Conservative-influenced Reagan Administration to combat the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan.

Part 3: The Shadows in the Cave

The final episode addresses the actual rise of al-Qaeda. Curtis argues that, after their failed revolutions, bin Laden and Zawahiri had little or no popular support, let alone a serious complex organisation of terrorists, and were dependent upon independent operatives to carry out their new call for jihad.


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The Great Global Warming Swindle

January 15, 2011 Leave a comment

he Great Global Warming Swindle is a polemical documentary film that suggests that the scientific opinion on climate change is influenced by funding and political factors, and questions whether scientific consensus on anthropogenic global warming exists.

The film’s basic premise is that the current scientific opinion on the anthropogenic causes of global warming has numerous scientific flaws, and that vested monetary interests in the scientific establishment and the media discourage the public and the scientific community from acknowledging or even debating this. The film asserts that the publicised scientific consensus is the product of a “global warming activist industry” driven by a desire for research funding. Other culprits, according to the film, are Western environmentalists promoting expensive solar and wind power over cheap fossil fuels in Africa, resulting in African countries being held back from industrialising.

The film won best documentary at the 2007 Io Isabella International Film Week.