Category Archives: Documentary Gallery

A place to share documentaries, which I have found interesting.

The Boy With The Incredible Brain (Superhuman Documentary) – Real Stories…


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Date: October 08, 2018

01) The Boy With The Incredible Brain (Superhuman Documentary) – Real Stories


“An extraordinary documentary on the brainpower of Daniel T, the young Englishman who could be the world’s greatest mental athlete. Daniel is not just a calculating wizard, but also a memory champion and super linguist.

He speaks nine languages. Daniel, the oldest of seven children, has been able to do amazing calculations after an epileptic fit when he was 3 years old. He was even able to remember over 22,000 numbers in a public display of his ability. But how does he do it? Leading scientists explore the extraordinary world of this real-life Rainman. Daniel’s psychological make-up is explored by Cambridge University autism expert Professor Simon Baron Cohen who delves into his childhood experiences in an effort to explain his remarkable abilities. In America Daniel meets other extraordinary people like himself, known as “savants” — including Kim Peek, whose story was the basis of the movie “Rainman”. Brain scientists at the Salk Institute in San Diego, including Professor V S Ramachandra, are astounded at his skills and discover the key to Daniel’s ability is his visual imagery which his brain “sees” when he hears a number, this condition is known as synaesthesia. To show it’s not just numbers Daniel can remember — he also learns one of the world’s hardest languages, Icelandic, in just one week — and gets interviewed on Icelandic TV after only 7 days of learning to speak it.”

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California’s Skeleton In The Closet: The Salton Sea…


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Date: October 01, 2018

01) California’s Skeleton In The Closet: The Salton Sea


“…travel documentary about a strange yet fascinating place in California’s Imperial Valley – The Salton Sea. I encourage you to read more about the lake’s history and the current ecological crisis it has become. You can find an interesting article written by Ian James and Sammy Roth on USA Today here:
https://www.usatoday.com/pages/interactives/salton-sea/the-dying-salton-sea/

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Paramotors: Icarus Trophy [2017]…


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Date: August 31, 2018

01) I Hit A Tree And Broke My Paramotor – Icarus Trophy Day One


I Hit A Tree And Broke My Paramotor – Icarus Trophy Day One:


Day one of the Icarus Trophy started out rough. After some poor decision making, I took a downwind landing into a spot way too tight for my glider, hooked a tree, and fell breaking three of my spars. Luckily, it was fixable with some super glue and duct tape. Shortly after, I took a face plant in a cow pasture but it was smooth sailing after. I grabbed dinner with a local Twin Bridges family and had a perfect heated pilot lounge to sleep in. Tune in for the remaining four days of my Icarus Trophy adventure!”

325 Miles In One Day On My Paramotor – Icarus Trophy Day Two:

“On the second day of the Icarus Trophy, near perfect weather and a tailwind up high allowed me to cover an insane amount of distance. On the first two legs, hypoxia was definitely a concern. By my third flight of the day, the air became very turbulent and thermally which proved to be my most difficult flight yet. Finally, I took a gamble and flew away from the recommended course to Jackpot, Nevada for the night.”

Crossing The Salt Flats On My Paramotor – Icarus Trophy Day Three:

“The third day of the Icarus Trophy was tough. I woke up feeling drained and sore but was presented with the sketchiest launch of the entire race. After leaving Jackpot, I was surprised with turbulent wind as I arrived in Wendover. The following flight was the most challenging of the entire race. The turbulence got so bad toward the end that I decided to land safely at a rest area. The final flight was a extremely beautiful but a race against the sun set. Luckily, Nephi airport had a courtesy car and I was rewarded with a nice meal at Wendy’s.”

Flying Into A Thunderstorm – Icarus Trophy Day Four:

“Day four was full of tough decisions. Just after crossing an incredible 11,000ft mountain range, I received a message warning the pilots about a 30 mile wide system with 42,000ft tops around the Monument Valley and Lake Powell area. The system was exactly in the direction I was headed and moving even closer throughout the day. Risky decision after risky decision led me all the way to Monticello Airport, which turned out to be the nicest FBO I had visited. Hot coffee, a courtesy car, and a big fluffy couch made a day of tough flying well worth it.”

I WON THE ICARUS TROPHY – Icarus Trophy Day Five:

“Before I started this race, I decided that I wanted to finish safely and to the best of my ability. I wasn’t too worried about beating the competitors and if I won, it would just be a bonus. This turned out to be the greatest adventure of my life. Dodging clouds by Missoula, eating meatloaf with a family in twin bridges, cruising at 11,000ft for over an hour, fueling up in ‘the middle of no where’, getting the worst sunburn of my life, crossing the salt flats, sleeping on a bathroom floor in Nephi, flying beside giant rock walls near Moab, fueling up among private jets in Page, and finally crossing the finish line at full speed downwind in Mesquite. It was truly an adventure I will remember for the rest of my life.”


Now…

…I’m not insane…[honest!…I’m not!]…So, I’m never going to actually do this…

…But, you have no idea how badly I want to.

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Prisoners of War Betrayed…


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Date: July 06, 2018

01) Prisoners of War Betrayed


“This video may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in an effort to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. we believe this constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law.”

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Becoming immortal – VPRO documentary – 2018…


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Date: April 24, 2018

01) Becoming immortal – VPRO documentary – 2018


“Becoming immortal is now at hands reach, thanks to the latest technological innovations. Would you want to become immortal, even if that means preserving your severed head in a cryogenic tank? If aging is considered as a disease, then the cure is immortality. This is not a Black Mirror episode, this is VPRO Backlight: Becoming immortal.

Original title: De Onsterfelijken

Is eternal life reserved only for the rich or the lunatics of the earth? Silicon Valley is fascinated with the concept of overcoming death and rejuvenation. Billions are invested in becoming immortal. The idea is that when aging is considered as a disease, we can also develop a cure for dying and modify the natural lifecycle thanks to age reversing or anti aging therapy.

A tight community of scientists and entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley bear an enormous source of daring capital, like Aubrey de Grey says: ““If you’re not pissing everybody off in this life, then you’re probably not making much of a difference”.
This community is also firmly convinced that our DNA can be cracked in what would becalled: The code of mortality, allowing us all to become immortal.

And if becoming immortal does not happen within their own life span, then it will certainly happen in the following years. Therefore many a millionaire has his own personal cryogenic tank ready for cryopreservation so they can be brought back to life after death. Whether it will be in material form or in the form of a software program (digital immortality) or as nanobots remains to be seen.

Some can not wait that long and use themselves as guinea pigs. All of them hope to become immortal.
The science in the field of life extension is a booming business. The question remains whether everyone can benefit from this groundbreaking knowledge and become immortal.

With: Aubrey de Grey (Scientist), Liz Parrish (Bioviva), Darren Moore (Millionaire) and Kathleen Ann Goonan (Science-fiction writer), Linda Chamberlain (Alcor).
Originally broadcasted by VPRO in 2018.
© VPRO Backlight March 2018

On VPRO broadcast you will find nonfiction videos with English subtitles, French subtitles and Spanish subtitles, such as documentaries, short interviews and documentary series.
VPRO Documentary publishes one new subtitled documentary about current affairs, finance, sustainability, climate change or politics every week. We research subjects like politics, world economy, society and science with experts and try to grasp the essence of prominent trends and developments.

Subscribe to our channel for great, subtitled, recent documentaries.”

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The Horse Boy (2009) Full Movie!…


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Date: April 22, 2018

01) The Horse Boy (2009) Full Movie!


“An autistic pre-adolescent prone to tearful outbursts, Rowan Isaacson rarely talks to family members, but he seems to have a special bond with horses. Frustrated that Rowan isn’t responding to traditional treatment methods, his parents take him on a journey from their home in Texas to a shaman’s hillside abode in Mongolia. This documentary depicts how Rowan responds to the shaman’s unusual combination of healing ceremonies and horseback riding.”

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A Class Divided (1985) Documentary!…


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Date: April 09, 2018

01) A Class Divided (1985) Documentary!


“PSYCHOLOGY – 53 MIN — Mrs.Jane Elliott divided her all white third grade Riceville Iowa class by eye color — those with blue eyes and those with brown. On the first day, the blue-eyed children were told they were smarter, nicer, neater, and better than those with brown eyes.

Throughout the day, Elliott praised them and allowed them privileges such as a taking a longer recess and being first in the lunch line. In contrast, the brown-eyed children had to wear collars around their necks and their behavior and performance were criticized and ridiculed by Elliott.

On the second day, the roles were reversed and the blue-eyed children were made to feel inferior while the brown eyes were designated the dominant group. What happened over the course of the unique two-day exercise astonished both students and teacher.

On both days, children who were designated as inferior took on the look and behavior of genuinely inferior students, performing poorly on tests and other work.”

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The Story of Castle Rushen: One of Europe’s best-preserved Medieval Castle…


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Date: March 28, 2018

01) The Story of Castle Rushen: One of Europe’s best-preserved Medieval Castle


“Castle Rushen on the Isle of Man is one of the best preserved medieval castles anywhere in Europe.
It was started by the last of the Manx Viking Kings in the 13th century and since then it has witnessed extraordinary events and been lived in by some extraordinary people.
Presenter Charles Guard discovers its history, learns how it worked as a defensive building and tells the story of some of its more colourful characters.

Produced by Culture Vannin.
Culture Vannin exists to promote and support all aspects of culture in the Isle of Man. We develop innovative, inclusive and exciting projects that promote and support all aspects of Manx culture.

Website:
https://www.culturevannin.im/

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