Archeologist Richard Hansen and his team trek through the Guatemalan rain forest while above them a satellite sees through the dense jungle and points the way towards a lost Mayan city. This jungle holds a secret, a treasure abandoned two thousand years ago. Itís a secret unlocked from outer space with a breathtaking new technology.
This documentary tells the fascinating and poignant story of the closure of Britainís mental asylums. In the post war period, 150,000 people were hidden away in 120 of these vast Victorian institutions all across the country. Today, most mental patients, or service users as they are now called, live out in the community and the asylums have all but disappeared. Through powerful testimonies from patients, nurses and doctors, the film explores this seismic revolution and what it tells us about societyís changing attitudes to mental illness over the last sixty years.
Brutal tyrant or man of vision? Always strike first and always take revenge. Genghis Khan learned these lessons the hard way during a violent childhood. Son of a murdered father, Genghis grew up in the unforgiving environment of the Mongolian Steppe. But how did an outcast, raised in poverty, come to be the great Khan?
Sir David Attenborough takes us into a journey of nature, impressiveand aspiring natural wonders. From the depths of death valley, to peaks of Yosemite Falls, to the volcanoes of Hawaii, this video will certainly be well worth your time.
It is a well-known fact that our society is structured like a pyramid. The very few people at the top create conditions for the majority below. Who are these people? Can we blame them for the problems our society faces today? Guided by the saying "A fish rots from the headĒ we set out to follow that fishy odor. What we found out is that people at the top are more likely to be psychopaths than the rest of us. Who, or what, is a psychopath? Unlike Hollywoodís stereotypical image, they are not always blood-thirsty monsters from slasher movies. Actually, that nice lady who chatted you up on the subway this morning could be one. So could your elementary school teacher, your grinning boss, or even your loving boyfriend.
Five billion people...from one woman. Who was "the real Eve"? Whatdid she really look like, where did she live, how did the human race truly come to be? Travel back in time as Danny Glover narrates this fascinating look into the past to fined the very beginnings of the human race. Through exclusive access to the very latest DNA reconstructions and cutting edge technology, scientists can now for the first time conclusively answer the where, when and how's of this mysterious woman-mother to us all.
What happens when one of these magnificent beasts dies in the wild? The documentary gives scientists the chance to watch close up, day and night, as animals from leopards, hyenas and vultures to flies and beetles take just days to reduce the largest land animal on earth to bare bones. This stunning film turns normal wildlife documentaries on their head to find out what happens after death, as a five ton adult elephant is transformed into six million calories worth of fat, meat and guts, feeding a whole new cycle of life.
Using a unique presentation that combines elements of drama and special effects to explaing each amazing subject, Weird Nature delves deep into the every day lives of living things to reveal that the bizarre is commonplace in the natural world.
Our planet, the Earth, is, as far as we know, unique in the universe. Itcontains life. Even in its most barren stretches, there are animals. Around the equator, where those two essentials for life, sunshine and moisture, are most abundant, great forests grow. And here plants and animals proliferate in such numbers that we still have not even named all the different species.
A mystery surrounds Tesla. His contributions, which were great in many, have descended into obscurity. Why? Nikola Tesla was a humanitarian, a US patriot, and yes an unbridled genius. Though he has often been personified as the quintessential mad scientist. Perhaps his only real misdeed was being born ahead of his time. Teslaís idea was to be able to provide power equally to all people on Earth. At this time there are 2 to 3 billion people on this planet that canít go home at night and turn on the lights. The people that canít are living in poverty. And Tesla saw that there was a division between that have and the have-nots. And he was determined to make electrical power equally available to all people.