With unprecedented access, this gripping behind-the-scenes chronicle follows award winning director Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald's remarkable encounters with whistle-blower Edward Snowden in a hotel room in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents that provide evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the NSA.
"Feature-length environmental documentary, following an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today and investigates why the world's leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it"--Container
Explores the deepest, darkest depths of Africa, to come face to face with the continent's deadliest predators. Featuring startling footage of animals in action, the three-part series looks at some of the most dangerous creatures on earth, including a few you might not expect to be such accomplished killers. Discover the stealth, speed, deception and weaponry of Africa's Deadliest.
As a boy, filmmaker James Cameron dreamed of a journey to the deepest part of the ocean. This film is the dramatic fulfillment of that dream. It chronicles Cameron's solo dive to the depths of the Mariana Trench, nearly seven miles beneath the ocean's surface, piloting a submersible he designed himself. The risks were astounding. The footage is breathtaking. A celebration of science, courage, and extraordinary human aspiration.
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Join veterinarian teams around the world as they undertake groundbreaking operations to try to save animals' lives. Find out how pioneering human medicine is transforming ways to look after animals in some of the most remote places on earth.
Stealthy hunters. Fearless predators. Brilliant survivors. The oceans' greatest creatures have been shrouded by mystery and fear, until now. The most ambitious shark film ever made is a stunning high-definition spectacle that captures astounding, jaw-dropping footage.
Science, pop culture and comedy collide in National Geographic's groundbreaking new series, hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasseTyson. Along with celebrity guests and comic co-hosts, Neil explores captivating topics such as space travel, extra-terrestrial life, the Big Bang, the future of our Earth and the environment, and breaking news from the universe.
One of the world's most precious resources is at risk. This timely and emotionally moving film illuminates what is at stake and what can be done to protect the source of nearly all of our food: seeds. Seeds provide the basis for everything from fabric, to food to fuels. Seeds are as essential to life as the air we breathe or water we drink, but given far less attention.
Ric Burns presents this rich, 75-year history of one of the most respected and revered dance companies in the world. With unprecedented access to the company, witness dramatic live performances, grueling rehearsals, and iconic dances by Misty Copeland, Gillian Murphy, and many others; as well as rare footage of ballet icons Jerome Robbins, George Balanchine, Agnes de Mille, Antony Tudor, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and more.
For 45 years, Caroll Spinney has been beloved by generations of children as the man behind Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, and at 80 years old, he has no intention of stopping. A loving portrait of the man in the yellow suit, features extraordinary footage of Spinney's earliest collaborations with Jim Henson as it traces his journey from bullied child to childhood icon.
Aspiring filmmakers Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert set out to find a subject for their underground movie, one that will reflect the way it feels to be young and dissatisfied in postwar London. This unlikely partnership of two men from vastly different backgrounds was inspired by the burgeoning youth culture of the early 1960s. Lambert and Stamp searched for months and finally found in a band called the The Who a rebellious restlessness that was just what they were looking for.
Looks at the remarkable genius of Orson Welles on the eve of his centenary - the enigma of his career as a Hollywood star, a Hollywood director (for some a Hollywood failure), and a crucially important independent filmmaker. Orson Welles's life was magical: a musical prodigy at age ten, a director of Shakespeare at fourteen, a painter at sixteen, a star of stage and radio at twenty, romances with some of the most beautiful women in the world, including Rita Hayworth.