"Secrets of the Lost Empire - Easter Island": A documentary worth the watch. No modern-mythical blabla.

(Source: pbs.org)

"The Homosexuals" (1967)

  CBS Documentary . 44min.

"The Homosexuals" is a 1967 episode of the documentary television series CBS Reports. The hour-long broadcast featured a discussion of a number of topics related to homosexuality and homosexuals. Mike Wallace anchored the episode, which aired on March 7, 1967. Although this was the first network documentary dealing with the topic of homosexuality, it was not the first televised in the United States. That was The Rejected, produced and aired in 1961 on KQED, a public television station out of San Francisco.

Three years in the making, “The Homosexuals” went through two producers and multiple revisions. The episode included interviews with several gay men, psychiatrists, legal experts and cultural critics, interspersed with footage of a gay bar and a police sex sting. “The Homosexuals” garnered mixed critical response. The network received praise from some quarters and criticism from others for even airing the program.

Read about it here: http://www.filmthreat.com/features/1122/

"Alien Planet", full ‘documentary’

Alien Planet is a 94-minute docufiction, originally airing on the Discovery Channel, about two internationally built robot probes searching for alien life on the fictional planet Darwin IV. It was based on the book Expedition, by sci-fi/fantasy artist and writer Wayne Douglas Barlowe, who was also executive producer on the special. It premiered on May 14, 2005.

The CGI or computer animated drama/documentary takes place on Darwin IV, a planet 6.5 light years from earth, with 2 suns and 60% of Earth’s gravity. Having identified Darwin as a world that could support life, Earth sends a pilot mission consisting of the Mothership Von Braun and three probes: Balboa, Da Vinci, and Newton. This robotic fleet is responsible for finding and assessing any life forms on Darwin IV. Initially, the expectation is to find microscopic life, but the probes soon find themselves in the middle of a developed ecosystem teeming with diversity of life of all sizes. The drama on Darwin IV is motivated by real science missions, such as the NASA Origins Program and the NASA / JPL Planet-Finder Mission, as well as the European Space Agency’s Darwin Project. “Alien Planet ” is a cosmic expedition along side Stephen Hawking, Michio Kaku, Jack Horner, Craig Venter, and George Lucas…

Press Pause Play

The creative landscape is changing. Some talk about a revolution. Others talk about a natural evolution. These changes affect everything. From creation to distribution, from artist to consumer.

The documentary  "Press Pause Play" has an official torrent download (full length film). Link: http://www.presspauseplay.com

Derren Brown - Behind the Mischief

(Source: youtube.com)

A Good Death - 45min Documentary

What do you do when you’re told you’re going to die? In this heart-rending documentary four Australians face this very question, as they search for that elusive good death.


Title: A Good Death
Publisher: Journeyman
Length: 45mins
Location: Australia
Copyright: ©ABC Australia
Published: 15 Dec, 2010
Last Updated: 15 Dec, 2010
Ref: 5023

"I mean we talk about the journey of life … Well what about the journey of death?" asks one terminally ill patient. Unfortunately, while so often this journey begins with defiance, the sad reality is that modern death is becoming increasingly drawn out and long suffering often overwhelms people.

Palliative care centres like Sacred Heart aim to make this journey easier and provide relief from the pain that usually comes with being terminally ill. But the battle is not against pain alone. In modern society people are reluctant to accept death as a part of life. “We want to look after them. We want to cure them … we’ve set up a situation where it’s difficult to die peacefully.”

Yet palliative care remains under-funded - it appears helping people die a ‘good death’ is a service society doesn’t recognise it needs.

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