The Kingdom - How Fungi Made Our World

This is the story of how fungi made life on land possible. By looking at fungi in the context of evolution and natural history, scientists are making discoveries that will change our lives. Some fungi will save us, others will threaten us and we are just beginning to understand which is which.

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Becoming

Becoming is a short film about the miraculous genesis of animal life. In great microscopic detail, we see the ‘making of’ an Alpine Newt in its transparent egg from the first cell division to hatching. A single cell is transformed into a complete, complex living organism with a beating heart and running bloodstream.

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Czechs Rescue the Sea Turtles in Indonesia.

Czechs have great results in endangered species protection. In this documentary, singer and nature scientist Dan Bárta travels to a desert island to meet Hana Svobodová and to find out why 90 percent of the sea turtle population has disappeared and what can be done to save them.

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Life Of Pine

Despite being smaller than a grain of rice, mountain pine beetles are causing big problems for pine forests across world. To combat this epidemic, Professor Diana Six has made it her mission to crack the genetic code of the pine tree.

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Afforesting Iceland - A Cause for Optimism

Has Iceland always been a treeless land? Can any forests grow on this island of glaciers and volcanos? The film responds to these questions by telling a story of the forestry in Iceland. It explains why considering the genetic aspects of seeds, cuttings and seedlings is key for resilient forests.

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The Gateway Bug

Following the rise and dramatic fall of edible insect start-ups in America, this film exposes America’s disconnect with food as climate catastrophe, uncovering daily habits individuals can shift to fix the broken food system, one meal at a time.

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Chimanimani – Community Development and Conservation

The MozBio project brought to the community that lives nearby Chimanimani Reserve in Mozambique a way of subsistence through the same activities their ancestors already practiced. Ecological agriculture, apiculture with conventional beehives, irrigation systems and a future community barn represent a new direction for these communities.

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Beetle Attack!

Learn how a tiny bark beetle has killed hundreds of rare Torrey Pines and what is being done to control the loss. The Torrey Pine has very few natural predators, some being the California Five Spine Engraver Beetle and the Red Turpentine Beetle. Torrey Pines, being as rare as they are, need to be preserved […]

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The Ark of Lights & Shadows

On Friday they met, on Sunday they got married. They had to flee home to escape their parents’ wrath, so for honeymoon they chose to go to the cannibals. The cannibals shattered their ideals, stole their camera and nearly killed them. Where others would have long given up, young filmmakers Martin and Osa Johnson began […]

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Zebrafish: Practically People, Transforming the Study of Disease

In a world where healthcare spending is out of control, what if we could get better data, spend pennies on the dollar, and get results in a fraction of the time? I give you the Zebrafish. Zebrafish is a largely untapped treasure trove for understanding, treating and curing human diseases, including cancer, heart disease, leukaemia, […]

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Homo Digitalis

Homo Digitalis – how long will we stay human? The centre of the cross-platform project is a seven-part web series. But Homo Digitalis is also a scientific experiment with a playful future test with real-time analysis. The results are published both in a scientific study and embedded in the final TV-documentary.

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Ancient Grain for Future Farming

The film is about pioneers on new frontiers, sustainable farming on the Prairie, sound science and good & healthy food. It portraits modern organic farmers growing an ancient wheat variety from a native American Farmer to an organic farming US Senator, innovative bakers, pasta makers and Chefs in the USA, Canada and Italy.

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Vines Rising

The future of tropical vines could influence the trajectory of global warming. Tropical vines are becoming more common in the Americas. Nobody knows exactly why. Ecologist Stefan Schnitzer is seeking an answer in a jungle in Panama.

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Scotch - A Golden Dream

Scotch whisky is the premier international spirit. We explore some of the biggest names in the industry, including a company specializing in hand-made bottles that sell for over $10,000 each, and the Cinderella tale of Jim McEwan, internationally renowned distiller and master blender.

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The Immortal Forest

Over the past few millennia European landscape has changed more than we can imagine. And yet there is a place that has almost not changed at all. A varied, dangerous and at the same time fragile and wild world still abiding the laws of nature. These ungoverned processes promote evolution and ensure the ancient forest’s […]

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More Human Than Human

More Human Than Human explores what it means to live in the age of intelligent machines – personal, playful and at times dramatic, the filmmaker finds out how much of his creativity and human values are at stake as he builds his own robot to replace himself as a filmmaker.

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Silicon Valley: The Untold Story - Lucky Accidents

Silicon Valley: The Untold Story is television’s first comprehensive look at the century-long history of this fascinating region. Episode 3, Lucky Accidents, charts the circuitous paths that lie behind some of the Valley’s greatest success stories, and reveals that even in a place celebrated for inventing the future, no one can really predict it.

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Glycotreat - The Next Step in Curing Cancer

Glycotreat is a film about glycans and their role in curing cancer. Glycans play a central role throughout our bodies – every cell is covered with a coat of glycan structures. Each glycan structure has a code, and the Glycotreat project tries to crack the code and use it to fight tumours in the body.

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Breath of Blue Cold

A journey between passion and dreams. The desire of 3 friends who decide to become the northernmost producers of bottarga in the world.

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My Farm, Your Land

Tenant farmer. Landowner. The state. And a tussle over land. The land issue remains India’s “ticking time bomb,” with far-reaching consequences for all sides and points to a looming social crisis.

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ADHD: Not Just For Kids

ADHD, or the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is usually associated with restless children who can’t concentrate and stay calm for a while. However, the symptoms can also continue in adulthood. A part of The Nature of Things documentary series shows what life with ADHD is like and it debunks the myths about this syndrome which […]

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Food 3.0 - Techno Food

What will we eat tomorrow? Artificial eggs, meat grown in vitro, non-perishable foods, ultra-nourishing drinks, insect-based flours, etc… But what are such potential products really worth? Are they as good for us as they claim? And as beneficial for our budgets and for the planet?

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Food 3.0 - Bio Food

What will we eat tomorrow? Artificial eggs, meat grown in vitro, non-perishable foods, ultra-nourishing drinks, insect-based flours, etc… But what are such potential products really worth? Are they as good for us as they claim? And as beneficial for our budgets and for the planet?

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World Without Insects

First the insects die, then the birds and in the end humans. The development is dramatic. In some places in Europe, 70 percent of insect biomass has disappeared. The award-winning documentary shows the causes in impressive pictures. Leading scientists offer solutions. Filmed in China, Romania, Switzerland and Germany.

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Desolation Follows

Designated as areas of outstanding natural beauty, English moorlands elicit in us a sense of wild and untamed nature. A pristine wilderness, untouched by the advances of civilisation. Yet all is not as it seems.

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Green Warriors: Indonesia, The World's Most Polluted River

Indonesia’s Citarum River is the world’s most polluted river, and the fashion industry is one of the main culprits. With the help of concerned citizens, the ‘Green Warriors’ team analyse water samples, rice, and even children’s hair to investigate the causes and consequences of this pollution, while making some shocking discoveries along the way.

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The Empire of Red Gold

The world’s most consumed fruit has a shocking, untold story. As much of a commodity as petrol or wheat, you can eat the same tomatoes no matter where you are in the world. This film will trace the journey of tomatoes from Africa, Italy, China and America to show the consequences of this global business.

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The Carnivore's Dilemma

As the population grows, there has been a drive towards intensive farming. Animal cruelty and environmental damage are inevitable consequences. But are there alternatives? We go on a journey across the world to reveal the worst excesses of industrial farming and alternatives that work in harmony with nature.

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The Trump Antidote

The first reality-TV president didn’t get into office by being boring. This documentary takes the same approach. Unafraid of taboos and political correctness, The Trump Antidote seeks to discover the most effective ways to fight back against a corrupt system without resorting to violence.

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Farm Time (A Year on the Farm with Red Planet Vegetables)

Follow Rhode Island farmers Catherine Mardosa and Matt Tracy of Red Planet Vegetables through all four seasons as they face the challenges and rewards of artisanal farming, while discussing their hopes and fears, motivations and misgivings as they put a face to the farmers who are at the core of the farm-to-table movement.

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Blending into the American Dream

Go inside the Providence Granola Project to hear directly from recent refugees on how making great food empowers them (and the larger community as well.) The workers and founders of the Project labor to meet several bottom lines: making the best granola and building a sustainable business while expanding the job skills of newly arrived […]

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Grassroots

As a soil specialist, Guy Webb has spent years searching for ways to improve the health of Australia’s degraded farming soils.When he stumbles upon a piece of microbial research that is a breakthrough in soil science, he inadvertently becomes responsible for ensuring that this essential knowledge is not lost.

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Poisons in Each Bill

A few touches of banknotes or a sip from a plastic cup and bisphenol S flows into your body. Until recently it was considered a harmless substitute of bisphenol A. The research of scientists from the Czech Life Sciences University and the Medical Faculty of Charles University in Pilsen is the first study in the […]

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In Our Hands - Seeding Change

All change begins with a story … and In Our Hands is the story of the farmers who, through hope, hard-graft and sheer bloody mindedness are refusing to be victims of History. They are bringing the culture back to agri-culture and bringing back the flavour to the tomato. We stand on the brink, the future […]

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Children of the Sun - Wild Bees

Most people associate honey producing insects with the name “BEE”. Few realize that there are over 560 different species of bees – most of them live their lives „busy as a bee“ but some „abuse“ other insects and others are even known to be murderers. This film shows the incredible diversity and the stunning adaptations […]

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Fermented

Look deeper, get dirty, and find the beauty in rot. In the feature-length documentary Fermented, author and chef Edward Lee goes on a journey to understand how the ancient process of fermentation is used in modern cuisine both at home and abroad.

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The Dassie – A South African Survival Specialist

Hyraxes are not very well-known, but sweet and agile creatures, at first sight very similar to marmots. A story of young hyrax Rocky and his family shows what small and bigger everyday joys and difficulties life brings to these south African inhabitants. The life of south African fauna is described with humour and strikingly resembles […]

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