Coffee Time

The documentary is guided by four experts from different fields, who all passionately live with coffee and prepare it using their own procedure. The film is an interesting account of the background, history and specifics of this highly popular drink.

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Let There Be Light

In the south of France, scientists are approaching the final steps of a machine decades in the making: an artificial star that could provide millions of years of clean energy. Are scientists about to crack nuclear fusion, or are they chasing a delusion?

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The Berrymakers

Bachberry is a EU funded project, that aims at looking for useful compounds in berries and use synthetic biology to produce these compounds in bacteria for industrial application. The main focus is on colorants, food additives and medicine against Alzheimer disease.  

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Intelligent Trees

Forester and bestselling author Peter Wohlleben (‘The Hidden Life of Trees’) and scientist Dr. Suzanne Simard (The University of British Columbia, Canada) have been observing tree-communication over decades. Are trees in fact individual beings that have feelings, know friendship, have a common language and look after each other?

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Alaotra: Endangered Treasures of Madagascar

A group of researchers and conservationists is trying to save the last of the rare Alaotra Gentle Lemur – called “Bandro” – in Madagascar. As habitat – crucial for its survival – continues to be destroyed, they are reverting to extraordinary measures: Playing a boardgame with the locals to change behaviours and turn the wheel […]

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What the Health

An intrepid filmmaker on a journey of discovery as he uncovers possibly the largest health secret of our time and the collusion between industry, government, pharmaceutical and health organizations keeping this information from us.

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Wise Use of Our Forests: The Integrative Approach

How to reconcile biodiversity conservation and timber production in Europe’s forests? Visiting forests from Sweden to Spain and speaking with scientists and forest managers gives insight to underlying challenges and applied management concepts. Utilizing our forests with care will ensure they deliver everything we value now and in the future.

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Bugs: Nature's Little Superheroes

Insects are a pest? Think again. This visually stunning science documentary shows how these tiny geniuses can help us solve some of science’s biggest problems – from producing biofuel to killing drug-resistant bacteria and curing cancer.

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My Life with a Robot

Angelica Lim is a roboticist and is about to live an unprecedented experience: living with a humanoid robot for 6 months. What used to be science fiction already exists: people buy robots to clean their houses, to play with them or to be educated by them. It’s time to discover how they can change our […]

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Invisible Frontier

Invisible Frontier is the true story of communities trapped in the middle of the world’s longest war, in which big landowners’ rush for palm oil to produce ‘green’ fuel has displaced peasant farmers and indigenous people. It has destroyed natural habitats and concentrated land in the hands of the rich.

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InGenio, Science in Everyday Life

This television series uses contemporary problems to bring the engineering world closer. In each episode, a young female engineer showcases a research project conducted by local scientists. This chapter features a project that promotes Mapuche culture by creating a system to supply electricity to an isolated indigenous community in Southern Chile.

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The Living Skin of Planet Earth - Geoderma

Soil supports life on Earth and people could not exist on this planet without it. What do we know about soil today? And how do we deal with this knowledge? How do people care for our planet’s skin, for geoderma? Soil biologist and the host of the documentary Ladislav Miko answers these questions. Photo: Pavel […]

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The Salmon Forest

The Salmon Forest is a 30-minute documentary that follows salmon on their epic migration through the Tongass National Forest of Alaska. Along the way, the film reveals how central salmon are to life in the region and highlights the role public lands play in ensuring their future.

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Rice Noodles

People make rice noodles because they are reluctant to part with the season when rice paddy flower fragrance drifts in the air. The home of rice, which is formed by the Xijiang River, bears people’s uncountable hardships and wisdom.

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Milk: Facts, Figures and Beliefs

Milk – an essential food for our wellbeing? The highly processed white industrial product we are supposed to consume on a daily basis is suspected of causing numerous diseases of civilization. We take a closer look at the ongoing debate.

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Good - Better - Vegan?

Modern veganism is the lifestyle of the young, healthy generation. But as well as being a fashionable strain of vegetarianism, veganism is also a money-making area for research and business. Countless ways of replacing milk, cheese, eggs and sausage with a vegan trompe l’oeil are in the market. Are substitutes from the laboratory a better […]

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The World According to Termites

Termites – for some they are exotic insects, for others pests that cause huge economic damage. The film tries to show them in a different light: as a power significantly influencing the ecosystem of the whole planet and also as an object of intensive research which provides an insight into their fascinating life and exceptional […]

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Saving the Gene Pool

The film traces the modern cultivated apple to Malus sieversii, a wild apple native to the Tianshan Mountains in Central Asia, with the support of ample scientific evidence. The Tianshan Mountains area is proven to be a natural gene pool rarely seen in the world and may provide future possibilities for the development of apple […]

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Even Big Data Starts Small

First episode of The Crowd & The Cloud series. Data is the lifeblood of today’s economy. But thanks to innovations in citizen science and crowdsourcing, data can also combat natural disasters, and “the crowd”—working together online using “the cloud”—can speed up medical research by connecting people worldwide to play puzzle-games such as “StallCatchers.” Used wisely, […]

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Superplants: How to Make Money By Saving The Environment

Hyperaccumulators are plants that store so many heavy metals in their leaves that you can use them to decontaminate soil. Others can even be used to gather the accumulated raw materials. Thanks to these superplants, agriculture could one day flourish again on industrial wastelands polluted with heavy metals.

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Seven Sins of Civilization

Terrorist attacks have become an everyday reality and climatic changes are no longer an issue of the future. Europe has been sweapt by a migration tsunami and there is a problem. It is also our problem now… A documentary about the clash of two different worlds and civilisational sins that irreversibly influence our lives.

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GIN: The Movie

Following a year of filming by London based gin collaborative A World of Gin, the documentary which goes across the United Kingdom visiting Brighton Gin, Hayman’s Gin, William’s Distillery, Mason’s Gin, Edinburgh Gin and finishing at the UK’s most northerly distillery in the Shetland’s also stops in London to talk tonic with Double Dutch Mixers.

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The Burning Bog

When PhD student Kira Hoffman first came to the British Columbia Central Coast, she was struck by the wetness of the area. But surprisingly, while walking through a bog, she saw charred trees with burnt scars. Why was there evidence of fire in a coastal rainforest, one of the wettest places in North America?

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iRony

A film that explores the relationship between man and technology… told from the perspective of a phone. This hand-drawn animated film is based on the poem ‘Seven Billion’ written by the film director that won two national poetry awards.

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Barbecue

Barbecue is about more than grilling a piece of meat. It’s a ritual performed religiously across the world. For some it’s a path to salvation. It is the pride of nations. And the stories told around the fires become a way to bring the world together.

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Cyborgs Among Us

In just a few years, technology will merge with our bodies in unimaginable ways and push the boundaries of what it is to be human. While medical technology still aims at remediating disabilities, cyborgs strive to something else: a merging of man and machine with the goal of enhancing human capabilities.

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The Local Oyster Stout

An oyster farmer, a shucker, and a brewery create Maryland’s first farm to table Oyster Stout beer, reviving a time-honored tradition of the industrial past and charting a future for sustainability in farming.

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Running Sushi

The elite running sushi competes in a hurdle race over soya sauce and chinese sticks. The stadium is sold out waiting only for the starting shot. This short stop-motion film is inspired by the popular consumption of Japanese delicacies where pieces of sushi travel around the restaurant on a conveyor belt.

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The Seafood Chef

A Beijinger born and grown up inland is whole-heartedly immersed in sea fishing. Opening up a sea food restaurant, he shares the joy with his fellows here and fishes with friends far on the sea.

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Guiyinshi: Late-night Snacks

Chengdu is a natural, comfortable and livable city. Late-night snacks are called Guiyinshi here. There are barbecues, hot pots and street snacks. There isn’t a problem that can’t be solved with a late-night snack dinner. If you want some, make it double.

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Sesamose

Xie Wenfeng, a 60-year-old migratory plasterer, makes sesamose every year. He has been making sesamose for several decades and used to work 12 hours per day in the 1950s. He wants to pass this family recipe to his son, so this tradition is preserved.

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Nanshan Noodles

Wenzhou Ruian Nanshan Village has a history of making Suomian (Nanshan noodles) for more than 300 years, and it has become a beautiful place. In the interview, we learn that this skill is almost completely dependent on the mercy of the weather, and its complicated procedures need to be passed down to the next generation.

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Witnessing extinction

We are witnessing a drastic decline of wildlife, the so-called Sixth Wave of Extinctions. West Africa is the worst affected region due to habitat loss and poaching. We set out for a 6,616-km off-road scientific expedition to search for animal survivors in one of its remaining wildernesses, the Niokolo-Koba National Park. Are there any lions […]

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Roast Chicken with Vegetables and Lime Sauce

1.Remove the chicken’s feather and skin 2.Rinse the chicken with boiling water 3.After patting the chicken dry, season and rub it thoroughly, then stuff the chicken. 4.Let it rest, and push the lemon in. 5.Put the chicken into the oven along with vegetables and roast until it turns golden brown. 6.Plate and Serve!

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