What do the most ravishingly beautiful actress of the 1930s and '40s and the inventor whose concepts were the basis of cell phone and Bluetooth technology have in common? They are both Hedy Lamarr, the glamour icon whose ravishing visage was the inspiration for Snow White and Cat Woman and a technological trailblazer who perfected a radio system to throw Nazi torpedoes off course during WWII.
New Documentaries & Educational DVDs
Thirty Superstars. One ring. One opportunity to headline The Showcase of the Immortals, WrestleMania. Superstars from both Raw and SmackDown Live compete against each other in an absolute free-for-all until one superstar is left standing to claim their prize.
Told through his own words, the documentary reflects on his traumatic childhood, his difficult struggle with drugs and alcohol, the loss of his son, and how he always found his inner strength and healing in music. It features extensive interviews with Clapton himself, along with his family, friends, musical collaborators, contemporaries and heroes, including late music icons B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix and George Harrison.
"Brother's Keeper tells the story of the "Ward Boys," four eccentric brothers who shared the same dilapidated two-room shack for over 60 years. Living in isolation, without heat or running water, these elderly bachelors had virtually no contact with the outside world--until one was found dead in the bed he shared with his brother. By day's end, Delbert Ward "confessed" to suffocating his ailing brother as an act of mercy, but Munnsville believed Delbert had been framed. Was Delbert, an uneducated hermit with a low IQ, an innocent victim of police abuse? Was it a mercy killing--or was there another motive?"--Container.
This music documentary journeys through the life of rapper Renz Julian, a former college and pro football player turned musician and street activist.
Sudan is the very last male Northern White Rhino. His amazing story is told through the global cast of people involved in Sudan's life of 43 years. He was aged two when snatched from his mom's side in Central Africa and became a prized exhibit in a zoo behind the Iron Curtain while the rest of his kind was poached to extinction. Now Sudan is the focus of an eleventh hour battle to save his sub-species.
"Human babies come into this world entirely helpless -- unable to walk, talk or feed themselves. And, as any parent can testify, a remarkable transformation occurs over their first year. But what's happening behind what you can simply observe? From first breath to first step, National Geographic sheds light on the amazing developments in the first 12 months of life and how new research indicates that these growing abilities are much more flexible than previously known. Follow leading scientists as they study the remarkable plasticity of a very young brain, measure how early experiences influence the course of human development and deconstruct how babies can learn languages and even grasp math!"--Publisher's website.
Examines the stuggle for dominance between lion and buffalo in the Okavango Delta, Botswana.
In a film Variety called an "elegantly crafted and illuminating portrait of the singular jazz legend," director John Scheinfeld explores the life, spiritual journey and music of John Coltrane, whose recorded works range from deeply expressive ballads to wildly expressive "sheets of sound." Scheinfeld crafts a story that reveals and affirms the impact Trane had on a variety of musicians, politicians, educators and artists - including Kamasi Washington, President Bill Clinton, Common, the Doors' John Densmore, Dr. Cornel West, Yasuhiro Fujioka, and many others. And, because the saxophonist did few recorded interviews, the words of John Coltrane are spoken by Denzel Washington. In addition to one-of-a-kind interviews, featured in the main film are never-before-seen home movies and photographs; rare TV performances from Europe and America, including one of the few occasions when Coltrane and his classic quartet performed his masterwork, "A Love Supreme," live in concert; never-before-seen documents from Coltrane's U.S. Navy file; and much more.
Detroit's story has encapsulated the iconic narrative of America over the last century: the Great Migration of African Americans escaping Jim Crow; the rise of manufacturing and the middle class; the love affair with automobiles; the flowering of the American dream; and now, the collapse of the economy and the fading American mythos. With its vivid, painterly palette and haunting score, sculpts a dreamlike collage of a grand city teetering on the brink of dissolution.
"Since World War II, the number of nuclear nations has proliferated, despite the fact atomic bombs are considered the most tightly guarded, top-secret of weapons. National Geographic delves into the tumultuous history of the atom bomb -- filled with deception, twists and danger."--Page 4 of cover.
Historic snows and bitter cold across North America. Massive floods in Australia and Pakistan. Deadly mudslides in Brazil. Epic drought and wildfires in Russia. 2010 was one of the most destructive years in history. National Geographic presents the dramatic images of this catastrophic weather year - and introduces the people who risked their lives to capture them on film.
The longest running episodic program in television history is still going strong, as Monday Night Raw celebrates its 25th Anniversary. This DVD set shares the most amazing and unforgettable matches and moments in its history, spanning from 1993 to 2017, featuring an all-star list of superstars from Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels, to Stone Cold and The Rock, to Triple H and John Cena, to Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar.
The documentary focuses on a colony of the smallest penguins in the world and the Discovery Centre on Western Australia's Penguin Island that houses rescued penguins.
In the remote mountains of southwest China lives one of the most elusive endangered primates in the world: golden monkeys, the living link between monkeys and apes.
Digital Disconnect trains its sights on the relationship between the internet and democracy in the age of fake news, filter bubbles, and Facebook security breaches. Moving from the development of the internet as a publicly-funded project in the late 1960s to its full-scale commercialization today, renowned media scholar Robert McChesney traces how the democratizing potential of the internet has been radically compromised by the logic of capitalism and the unaccountable power of a handful of telecom and tech monopolies. Along the way, McChesney examines the ongoing attack on net neutrality by telecom monopolies like Comcast and Verizon; explores how internet giants like Facebook and Google have amassed huge profits by surreptitiously collecting personal data and selling it to advertisers; and shows how these companies have routinely colluded with the national security state to advance covert mass surveillance programs. Even more urgently, the film details how the rise of social media as a leading information source is working to isolate people into ideological filter bubbles and elevate fake news at the expense of real journalism. While most debates about the internet continue to focus on issues like the personal impact of internet addiction or the questionable data-mining practices of a few isolated companies like Facebook, Digital Disconnect digs deeper to show how capitalism itself is turning the internet against democracy.
Butterflies have been flying around the planet for over 50 million years, and today around 20,000 different species inhabit the globe. From egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to the winged insect, this follow their life stages, highlighting their survival techniques and the new science that is unlocking the secrets of their world and changing the view of these fantastic and yet fragile creatures.
Join Nova Scotia native Zoe D'Amato as she journeys across Eastern Canada. Starting at Cape Spear, the eastern most point of North America; Halifax, to check out a haunted restaurant before heading north to Cape Breton Island. Then to Prince Edward Island, to learn about the Harness Racing; before heading across the eight-mile Confederation Bridge to New Brunswick to do some kayaking and lobster fishing.
Finding Bosnia puts a human face on the aftermath of displacement and explores the experience of living between cultures. Join Ivana Horvat as she returns to her home country of Bosnia and Herzegovina for the first time since fleeing war in 1992. Home video footage, stories from various generations of Bosnians, and experiences with friends and family paint an authentic picture of this post-war, post-socialist country while highlighting the magnificent spirit of the Balkans.
Thieving macaques using psychology to pull off scams. Delinquent cockatoos vandalizing urban residences. Swaggering peacocks lying about their sexual exploits. These are nature's greatest rebels, succeeding by breaking all the rules. Despite how it appears on the surface, researchers are discovering the complex and fascinating science behind why these animals behave the way they do.
Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan and animal behaviorists join forces to explore stories of animal lives 'told' by the animals themselves. The series explores the secret side of the animal kingdom where human cameramen can't go, and camera-wearing animals film their own stories. Sprint across the savannah with a cheetah, plunge into the ocean with a seal, and swing through the trees with a chimp!
2017 saw new World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars win championship gold, legends return to glory, and moments that made the WWE Universe say, 'this is awesome!' Relive every epic match from Raw and SmackDown Live in this special set, highlighting the best of the year. Witness the matches between the Miz and Dean Ambrose, AJ Styles vs. Randy Orton, and Becky Lynch taking on Alexa Bliss, plus many more!
Recorded when Eddie Izzard was playing a limited seven week sold-out run of his celebrated stand-up show.
A dangerous rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia has plunged the Middle East into sectarian war. From revolution in Iran, reaction by Saudi Arabia, and wars in Afghanistan, Lebanon and Iraq, how religion and power politics drive perpetual conflict.
Featuring footage captured by a carefully curated group of the some of America's finest documentary filmmakers, the film follows sixteen subjects spanning the country's geographic, socioeconomic, and political divides throughout the course of that history-altering day. As the evening wears on, and it becomes clear that the impossible was about to become reality, Trump supporters rejoice at their candidate's surprise victory as Hillary voters come to grips with the shocking turn of events.