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Raise hell
cover imageTthe story of media firebrand Molly Ivins, six feet of Texas trouble who took on Good Old Boy corruption wherever she found it. Her razor-sharp wit left both sides of the aisle laughing, and craving ink in her columns. She knew the Bill of Rights was in peril and said 'Polarizing people is a good way to win an election and a good way to wreck a country.' Molly's words have proved prescient.

Every act of life
cover imageWith six groundbreaking decades in the theatre, four-time Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally is a living legend, on stage and off. He launched the careers of some of Broadway's biggest stars, has been a pioneer in the fight for LGBTQ rights, triumphed over addiction, found love and inspiration at every age, and continually shows the power of art to transform society.

Supreme revenge
cover imageFrom Brett Kavanaugh to Robert Bork, this film tells the essential political history of how a 30-year-old grievance transformed the Court and turned confirmations into vehemently partisan conflicts. Offering both critical context on the state of America's judicial system and a gripping political narrative, Supreme Revenge is a must-watch look at the battle for control of America's highest court.

Marianne & Leonard
cover imageAn in-depth look at the relationship between the late musician Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen. Nick Broomfield's most personal and romantic film of his storied career starts on the Greek island of Hydra in 1960, where Leonard Cohen, then a struggling and unknown fiction writer, and Marianne Ihlen, a single mother with a young son, became part of community of expat artists, writers, and musicians. Never-before-seen footage shot by Broomfield and legendary documentarian D.A. Pennebaker make form a unique portrait of an idyllic 1960's bohemia.

Roadmap to apartheid
cover image"It is a film about why many Palestinians feel they are living in an apartheid system today, and why an increasing number of people around the world agree with them"--Container.

1913 :
cover imageThis documentary examines a critical yet overlooked moment of transformation in Palestine, long before the Balfour Declaration and British Mandate period usually considered the matchstick for today's ongoing struggles. It was a time when identities were fluid and few Arabs or Jews living there could imagine the conflict that would engulf their region for the next century. 1913: Seeds of Conflict explores the crumbling of Ottoman rule and the rise of Jewish and Palestinian nationalism through the words of those who helped shape history: Albert Antebi, a Sephardic Jew known as the Jewish "pasha"; Ruhi al-Khalidi, the scion of a Palestine family and Jerusalem's elected representative to the Ottoman Parliament; Khalil Sakakini, a Christian schoolmaster and voice for Palestinian cultural autonomy; and Arthur Ruppin, a German Zionist who opens the Palestine Office to strategize the shape of a Jewish homeland to come.

Shakespeare uncovered.
cover imageCombines elements of analysis, history, biography, performance, and the personal passions of six presenters to tell the stories behind the stories of six Shakespeare plays. Includes interviews with actors, directors, and scholars; visits to key locations; clips from celebrated film and television adaptations; and illustrative excerpts from performances staged at Shakespeare's Globe in London especially for the series.

The Beatles
cover imageThe Beatles defined music and popular culture like no other band ever will, but how did they make the journey from Merseyside teenagers to international pop stars in the '60s? The film recounts how American rock 'n' roll and rhythm and blues dragged post-war Liverpool into one of the most vibrant music cities ever with the Mersey Sound. Featuring unique archive and revealing interviews from those involved in the early years of The Beatles in Liverpool and Hamburg.

Trump's trade war
cover imageWith the U.S. and China battling over billions in tariffs, FRONTLINE and NPR investigate the forces driving the world's two largest economies into a high-stakes trade war.

Santana, live at the US festival
cover image"From award-winning filmmaker and rockumentarian Glenn Aveni, Santana: Live At US Festival offers a tremendous performance from the legendary Carlos Santana, rivaling his set at Woodstock for its energy, excitement, and inspiring muscianship. Conceived by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and music impresario Bill Graham, the US Festival was a transformative event for Santana in his long and illustrious career, and this performance from September 4, 1982, represents the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer at his absolute best."--Container.

In the age of AI
cover imageThe promise and perils of AI; from fears about work and privacy to rivalry between the US and China. A new industrial revolution that will reshape and disrupt our lives, our jobs and our world, and allow the emergence of the surveillance society.

Playing with FIRE
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cover imageVisits marine biology professor David Scheel, who has hosted an octopus in his home. Examines Octopus behaviors and traits, focusing on the relationship that evolves between Heidi the octopus and Dr. Scheel and his teenage daughter.

Thinking about capitalism
cover imageCourse is designed to help the viewer think about capitalism, not only as an economic system, but in terms of its moral, political and cultural effects.

Building great sentences
cover imageGreat writing begins--and ends--with the sentence. Whether two words ("Jesus wept.") or 1,287 words (a sentence in William Faulkner's Absalom! Absalom!), sentences have the power to captivate, entertain, motivate, educate, and, most importantly, delight. Understanding the variety of ways to construct sentences, from the smallest clause to the longest sentence, is important to enhancing your appreciation of great writing and potentially improving your own. This course applies the sentence-oriented approach to studying writing and provides a larger context for what makes sentences great. Students investigate how to recognize the mechanics of sentences, how language works on thoughts and emotions, and learn basic strategies to sharpen their ability to recognize great sentences and make their own writing more effective.

cover imageJoin the Great Courses and National Geographic for a spellbinding journey to wondrous ancient sites, and explore the greatest marvels of archaeology.

Between cross and crescent
cover imageTwenty-four 30 minute lectures given by Professsor David B. Ruderman, Professor of Modern Jewish History at the University of Pennsylvania, present an overview of Jewish culture and society, focusing on the encounter between rabbinic civilization and the social, economic, political, and intellectual environments of medieval Islam and Christendom.

Beginnings of Judaism
cover imageHow did Judaism develop from its biblical roots to the highly developed system we know today? What has changed and what has remained constant? The answers to these questions are relevant to all faiths, as well as to anyone seeking to broaden their understanding of ancient history - a past that is inexorably linked to the present. The roots of Judaism reach back to the Hebrew Bible - also known as the Old Testament by Christians. For thousands of years, Jews have looked to these scriptures for their origins, and have located in them the tenets of their faith. The Bible provides Jews reasons for sadness and joy, wisdom, and most of all, a profound belief in what God expects of them and has promised to them. Though Jews of every generation have recognized and cherished the Bible as the ultimate source of all Jewish existence, much of what is recognized today as Judaism does not appear in the Bible. For example, worshipping in places other than the single, original Temple in Jerusalem is expressly forbidden by the Bible. Nevertheless, Jews today worship in synagogues wherever there might be a Jewish community. Similarly, the Rabbinic model, for centuries the most visible example of religious and communal leadership among Jews, is not mentioned anywhere in the Bible.

Linda Ronstadt
cover imageLinda Ronstadt has been an icon for more than 50 years. Her extraordinary vocal range and ambition created unforgettable songs across rock, pop, country, folk ballads, American standards, classic Mexican music, and soul. As the most popular female recording artist of the 1970s, Ronstadt filled huge arenas as no one had ever done and produced an astounding eleven platinum albums. Ronstadt was the first artist to top the Pop, Country, and R&B charts simultaneously.

Challenging behaviors in dementia care
cover imageIn a live presentation, clinical instructor and dementia care specialist Teepa Snow presents strategies and demonstrates techniques for caregivers of people with dementia to address challenging behaviors in order to alleviate distress in both patient and caregiver.

Saving the Dead Sea
cover imageSince 1976, the Dead Sea's level has dropped more than 100 feet, leaving its coastline pockmarked with thousands of sinkholes. NOVA follows the unprecedented endeavor to connect the Red Sea to the Dead Sea by way of a massive desalination plant - perhaps the world's largest water chemistry experiment - as scientists race to save the Dead Sea and bring water to one of the driest regions on Earth.

Life from above
cover imageCameras in space tell stories of life on the planet from a brand new perspective, revealing its incredible movements, colors, patterns, and just how fast it is changing.

For Sama
cover imageThe Frontline film is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab's life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her.

Galapagos, a musical odyssey
cover image"The Galapagos Islands are considered one of the world's last remaining pristine paradises, where the wildlife lives without fear of humans. Award winning composer Suzanne Ciani and naturalist videographer Robert Grimstone have collaborated to bring you a marriage of music and film shot in HD: the exotic wildlife is all here, from dancing boobies to sleek-swimming sharks, all in perfect harmony with Ciani's brilliant music"--Container.

The Russian five
cover imageIn the late 1980's, the Detroit Red Wings worked to finally break their decades long Stanley Cup drought by extracting players from the Soviet Union, and in the process, changed the way North American hockey is played.

The Kleptocrats
cover imageIt is the world's biggest white-collar heist involving government corruption at the highest level, abuse of power, and international money laundering. A hot-shot financier embezzles US$ 3.5 billion from Malaysia's wealth fund 1MDB (1Malaysia Development Berhad); money from the audacious scam flows into New York and The Hollywood, where the thieves court A-list celebrities and even finance Leonardo DiCaprio's passion project "The Wolf of Wall Street."

The good breast
cover image"Through the intimate stories of four breast cancer patients and their surgeons, The Good Breast explores the cultural and emotional roots of the loss of the breast. Unprecedented OR footage presents medicine as a ritual, and the mastectomy as a modern form of breast sacrifice."--IMDb.

cover imageA continuation of director Claude Lanzmann's award-winning documentary masterpiece Shoah, comprised of interviews conducted with four women who survived the Holocaust, each finding herself improbably alive after war's end. It is presented as a two-part theatrical release.

cover imageIn August 1969, nearly half a million people gathered at a farm in upstate New York to hear music. What happened over the next three days, however, was far more than a concert. It would become a legendary event, one that would define a generation and mark the end of one of the most turbulent decades in modern history. Occurring just weeks after an American set foot on the moon, the Woodstock music festival took place against a backdrop of a nation in conflict over sexual politics, civil rights and the Vietnam War. A sense of an America in transition -- a handoff of the country between generations with far different values and ideals -- was tangibly present at what promoters billed as "An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace and Music." Woodstock turns the lens back at the audience, at the swarming, impromptu city that grew up overnight on a few acres of farm land. What took place in that teaming mass of humanity -- the rain-soaked, starving, tripping, half-a-million strong throng of young people -- was nothing less than a miracle of teamwork, a manifestation of the "peace and love" the festival had touted and a validation of the counter-culture's promise to the world. Who were these kids? What experiences and stories did they carry with them to Bethel, New York that weekend, and how were they changed by three days in the muck and mire of Yasgur's farm?

cover imageThe tragic tale of a Spanish officer who throws his life away for the love of a gypsy temptress.

Memory after Belsen
cover imageMemory after Belsen follows the granddaughter of a Bergen-Belsen survivor on her journey to the place of her family's destruction. Her visit with the Bergen-Belsen Memorial director serves as a vehicle for exploring issues and tensions in Holocaust memory. Included on the DVD is the 35-minute award-winning documentary, Hitler's Courts, in which experts examine the perversion of law under Nazi rule and discuss how distinguished lawmakers were capable of complicity in the largest mass murder in history.

Reunion live
cover image"History was made when over 20 members, past and present, gathered on stage for the first-ever live concert reunion"--summary from container.

Nicholas & Alexandra
cover imageEver since their brutal murders one hundred years ago, Tsar Nicholas II and his wife, Empress Alexandra, have fascinated the world. Through the couple's politically damning, sexually intimate, and personally revealing letters, this two-part docudrama, presented by historian Dr. Suzannah Lipscomb, explores Nicholas and Alexandra's complex love story and the couple's role in the lead-up to the Russian Revolution of 1917, which led to their eventual brutal and tragic executions.

David Crosby
cover imageSinger-songwriter David Crosby shares his journey.

The candy bomber
To children living in the rubble of post-war Germany, it was candy from heaven. Some saw it as a sign that somebody in America cared about them. To Colonel Gail "Hal" Halvorsen, who became known worldwide as the Candy Bomber, the Berlin Airlift was healing balm on the wounds of war. He and his fellow American pilots dropped more than two million tons of supplies and 23 tons of candy to German citizens and children during the Berlin Airlift. KUED presents the inspiring story of the Utah pilot whose simple gesture of goodwill won the hearts of a former enemy and made him a hero to people around the world.

This ain't no mouse music!
cover imageRoots music icon Chris Strachwitz is a detective of sounds, an archaeologist of deep American music, the antithesis of the corporate "mouse music" that dominates the American ear. Born a German count, Strachwitz fled his homeland after World War II at 16. In the U.S., he began to carry his tape recorder from sharecropper shacks to roadside honkytonks, from cantina dives to wild blues clubs. His recordings on his indie label, Arhoolie Records, brought Cajun music out of Louisiana, Tex-Mex out of Texas, blues out of the country, and into the living rooms of middle America. These recordings revolutionized the sound of American music. In this documentary, filmmakers Chris Simon and Maureen Gosling join Strachwitz for a hip-shaking stomp through the fertile ground of this country's roots music, as Strachwitz continues his passionate quest for the soul of America.

cover imageAcademy Award winner Ron Howard puts audiences front row center for an exploration of the Voice, the Man, the Legend. Luciano Pavarotti gave his life to the music and a voice to the world. This cinematic event features history-making performances and intimate interviews, including never-before-seen footage and cutting-edge Dolby Atmos technology. A riveting film that lifts the curtain on the icon who brought opera to the people.

cover imageLéo Delibes's Coppélia is not only a collection of fine dances. It is primarily an abrasive and sardonic comedy, which is somewhat unusual in the world of classical ballet. But most importantly, it is a comedy for which excellent music was composed. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's assessment of Delibes's ballet scores, allegedly capable of overshadowing the choreography itself, is well known: "What beauty, what elegance, what richness of melody, rhythm and harmony!" It is not fortuitous that music from this ballet should be performed, for its own merits, during concerts. Funnily enough, the main theme of this light-hearted ballet is taken from E.T.A. Hoffmann's anything but joyful novellas - mainly from The Sandman. In Hoffmann's tale, the young man's infatuation with the doll ends tragically, while in the ballet, the lively and energetic Swanilda (Frantz's fiancée) is able to over wit the old Coppélius, the cunning inventor of the "Girl with the enamel eyes" and free her lover from the doll's poisonous charm. Coppélia was premiered in 1870 at the Paris Opera on choreographer Arthur Saint-Léon's initiative. A virtuoso dancer, Saint-Léon was Marius Petipa's predecessor as Head of the Petersburg Ballet. His interest in folk culture, music and dance, is mainly responsible for the appearance in the music score of such a rich "selection" of dance melodies based on folklore, and especially Slavic and Eastern European themes. A few years later, Marius Petipa and Enrico Cecchetti brought the ballet "back" to the Russia that had proved such a vivid source of inspiration for its librettist, and adapted the choreography for the Russian stage. However, this new version fell out of interest during the XXth century, until Sergey Vikharev and Pavel Gershenzon's revival in 2009. It is here interpreted by the Bolshoi Ballet's finest dancers: Margarita Shrayner is the witty Swanilda, and Artem Ovcharenko the love-sick Frantz.

Who will bury the dead?
cover image"This documentary offers a deep, candid, and historical look at the Christian experience of America's largest and best-known tribes: the Dakota and Lakota. Its exploration into Native American history also takes a hard and detailed look at President Ulysses S. Grant's Peace Policy of 1873, which was, in effect, a 'convert to Episcopalianism or starve' edict put forth by the American government in direct violation of its Constitution. The devastation it had on the values of the people affected were dramatic and extremely long-lasting. Grant's policy was finally ended over 100 years later by the Freedom of American Indian Religions Act in 1978. Interlaced with extraordinary candid interviews, Who Will Bury the Dead? presents an insider's perspective of how the Dakota and Lakota were estranged from their religious beliefs and their long-standing traditions."--Container.

Southern pride
cover imageThe story of two small towns in Mississippi planning their inaugural Gay Pride in the wake of the 2016 US presidential election. Months of preparation yield fundraising fiascos, unexpected road repairs, and indifferent spring breakers. But the power of community should never be underestimated, and the brave efforts of the two gay bars are an inspiring example of real Southern pride.

Raul Julia
cover imageExamines the life and career of the inspiring actor and entertainer, Raul Julia.

cover imageMeet the fascinating felines and the people who pamper them in this whimsical look at the ins and outs of Canada's competitive cat show circuit.

The man who shot the great war
cover imageDescribed as a photographic discovery of the century, this documentary uncovers the remarkable story of Lance Corporal George Hackney, the British soldier who took his camera to fight in the battlefields of the Western Front during World War I. See how his wartime experiences fueled an unlikely moral quest that was to change his life forever.

The all in one voice lesson
Sing with power, control, and confidence through guided practice with Canangela Boyd Robertson. Discover how to increase your range, blend head and chest voice, develop resonance, control volume, project the voice, and use performance techniques. Work through vocal challenges while observing other singers during their lessons. Packed with tips, practice tracks and over two-hours of content, the All-In-One Voice Lesson is the vocal resource you have been waiting for!

Basic pilates
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Secrets of war.
cover imageAn exploration of the history of Hitler and the Third Reich by means of archival materials, interviews and reenactments.

Le nozze di Figaro
cover imagePerformance of Mozart's Marriage of Figaro.

cover imageAcademy Award winner Ron Howard puts audiences front row center for an exploration of the Voice, the Man, the Legend. Luciano Pavarotti gave his life to the music and a voice to the world. This cinematic event features history-making performances and intimate interviews, including never-before-seen footage and cutting-edge Dolby Atmos technology. A riveting film that lifts the curtain on the icon who brought opera to the people.

cover imagePink Floyd's 1994 tour in support of The Division Bell is captured on DVD. Dark Side of the Moon is performed in its entirety along with other classic songs. Also included are the screen films projected during the show, a documentary, and more.

Alaska missionaries
cover imageA six-episode reality series about a team of intrepid missionaries who run the Suicide Prevention Summer Camp at Camp Nahshii on the upper Yukon River in central Alaska. Team leaders, Ron and Yolanda Pratt, affectionately known as 'Papa Bear' and 'Mama Bear,' take viewers on a journey through an entire summer camp schedule, from the early summer preparations at their home base in North Pole, Alaska, to their return in late summer.

cover imageFilmed over one fire season, this is a sweeping yet deeply personal account of a single wildland firefighting crew as they struggle with fear, loyalty, dreams, and demons. What emerges is a rich story of working-class men; their exterior world, their interior lives and the fire that lies between.

Banjos, bluegrass & squirrel barkers
cover imageIn the early 1960's the folk music revival had a strong impact on bluegrass music across the country including San Diego, California, where a group of young men from different backgrounds gathered, as the Scottsville Squirrel Barkers, to make this traditional music.

Framing John Delorean
cover imageMoney, power, politics, drugs, scandal, and fast cars: the incredible story of John DeLorean is the stuff of a Hollywood screenwriter's dreams. But who was the real John DeLorean? To some, he was a renegade visionary who revolutionized the automobile industry. To others, he was the ultimate con man. Interweaving archival footage with dramatic vignettes, loot at a man who gambled everything in pursuit of the American Dream.

cover imageThe true story of skipper Tracy Edwards and the first all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World race.

Country music
cover imageKen Burns chronicles the history of a uniquely American art form, rising from the experiences of remarkable people in distinctive regions of the nation. From its roots in ballads, hymns, and the blues to its mainstream popularity, viewers will follow the evolution of country music over the course of the twentieth century as it eventually emerged to become America's music. Features never-before-seen footage and photographs, plus interviews with more than 80 country music artists.

At the drive-in
cover imageUnable to purchase a $50,000 digital projector, a group of quirky film fanatics in rural Pennsylvania fight to keep a dying drive-in theater alive by screening only vintage 35mm film prints and working entirely for free. The film is an award-winning underdog story about The Mahoning Drive-in Theater.

El bosco
cover image"A mystery within a mystery, the painting The Garden of Earthly Delights is the most famous and intriguing work by Early Netherlandish master Hieronymus Bosch. Through unique exclusive access granted by the Prado Museum - such as witnessing the processes of X-raying and restoring the painting - the film explores unanswered questions about the enigmatic painting as well painter himself, on the ocasion of the 500th anniversary of his death."--Container.

Searching for Ingmar Bergman
cover imageOn the 100th anniversary of his birth, internationally renowned director Margarethe von Trotta examines Ingmar Bergman's life and work with a circle of his closest collaborators as well as a new generation of filmmakers. This documentary presents key components of his legacy, as it retraces themes that recurred in his life and art and takes us to the places that were central to Bergman's creative achievements.

Rise of the rockets
cover imageRockets are becoming cheaper and more powerful than before thanks to new technologies. As companies make space more accessible and NASA returns to crewed spaceflight, a new era of space exploration seems to be on the horizon. But will this seeming rocket Renaissance become just more than hype? NOVA explores the latest rocket technologies and the growing role private citizens may have in space.

Homo spatius
cover imageCan Homo sapiens evolve? For over 50 years now, people have been testing human nature in an effort to conquer outer space. Combining human adventure and the exploration of the human body, the documentary offers unique insights into the physical and psychological effects of space travel on the Astronauts and measures the impact on medical sciences.

Victoria & Albert
cover imageLucy Worsley re-stages the wedding of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, including the most important elements of the ceremony and the celebrations, scouring archival materials and Queen Victoria's diaries for the details. Lucy also tells the story of Victoria and Albert's courtship and engagement as she reveals how this one extraordinary event helped to invent modern marriage.

cover imageRecounting the high-profile doping scandal that rocked Major League Baseball, director Billy Corben takes viewers into the surreal Miami underworld that provided performance-enhancing drugs to Alex Rodriguez, Manny Ramirez, and other star players. The documentary plays like a madcap Floridian crime comedy in the vein of Elmore Leonard or the Coen Brothers while it raises serious questions about the ethics of professional sports.

That way madness lies
cover imageWhat happens when a brother descends into a black hole of mental instability, starting with falling for a Nigerian email scam but eventually winding up involuntarily committed into the hospital made famous by One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest? Sandra Luckow unflinchingly turns her camera on her own family as they attempt to navigate the broken mental health system to save their brother.

Magical land of Oz
cover imageThe show offers a blue chip, continent-wide series ranging from the land's highest snow peaks to the depths of the frigid and wild southern seas; from its last populations of wild numbats to its largest diorama of giant cuttlefish. It's a land of diverse beauty, that delights, and surprises. The series both entertains and deepens our understanding of how the natural world is made up of not just unique species, but distinct individuals, whose lives are far from predictable.

Ancient skies
cover imageWith breath-taking CGI, beautiful landscape footage and some of the world's most important astronomical artifacts, Ancient Skies looks at the cosmos through the eyes of our ancestors, charting our changing views of the cosmos throughout history.

Ozone hole
cover imageThe unsettling discovery that chemical gasses (CFCs) possibly damaged the ozone layer turned the world upside down in the 1980s. Without the ozone layer, our planet would have no protection against the sun. Scientists and politicians convinced two of the most unlikely eco-warriors in history, Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, to take action. This resulted in a historic treaty: for the very first time, the world decided to ban environmentally harmful substances.

When whales walked
cover image"They are the most iconic animals on Planet Earth - voracious crocodiles, acrobatic birds, majestic elephants, stupendous whales. To see them is to marvel - and to ask a surprisingly challenging question: Where did these amazing creatures come from? Traveling millions of years into the past, we unravel these iconic creatures' lineage - a story full of twists and turns, punctuated by dramatic events in earth history. Along the way we meet an extraordinary cast of ancient characters, from a croc that ran like a greyhound to a primitive whale that walked on land. These lost creatures from the past come to life in dazzling 3-D animations based on the latest scientific research. When Whales Walked is an exciting journey into the past, but it also tells us a lot about our modern world. Scientists see from fossil records that habitat loss, climate change, and warming oceans can wipe out thousands of species and cause mass extinctions. Those same dangers face the elephants, whales, birds, and crocs we meet in this film. Will they thrive or disappear? The answer is up to us."--Container.

Chasing the moon
cover imageChasing the moon reimagines the race to the moon for a new generation, upending much of the mythology surrounding the effort. The series recasts the Space Age as scientific innovation, political calculation, media spectacle, visionary impulses and personal drama. Utilizing overlooked and lost archival material, the film features a cast of characters who played key roles in these historic events.

cover imageVerdi's opera takes as its starting point Attila's plans to storm Rome with his army of Huns and the Romans' attempts to prevent him. As with Nabucco and I Lombardi, Verdi spiced up the action with a number of patriotic choruses, guaranteeing that, against the background of the Italian movement for unification, the opera was a great success.

Swan Lake
cover imageSwan Lake is perhaps the best-loved of all the classical ballets and has a special place in The Royal Ballet's repertory. This new production by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett features additional choreography while remaining faithful to Petipa and Ivanov's classic.

Attenborough and the sea dragon
cover imageOn the Jurassic Coast of England, a remarkable 200-million-year-old fossil is discovered - the bones of an Ichthyosaur, a giant sea dragon. David Attenborough joins the hunt to bring this ancient creature's story to life. Using state-of-the-art scanning and CGI, the team reconstructs the skeleton, creates the most detailed animation of an Ichthyosaur, and unravels an age-old murder mystery.

Le corsaire
cover imageWith its narrative of buccaneering bravado, exotic opulence, romance, and traitorous intrigue, this is one of the most impressive narrative ballets of the nineteenth century, and it remains one of Adolphe Adam's best-known works. Director of the Wiener Staatsballett, Manuel Legris, has choreographed a new version that draws on the rich performance traditions of Russia and France, and carefully combines action, music, choreography, scenery and costumes into an elegant and impressive production.

cover imageWhat does it take to make the perfect cup of coffee? Four passionate National Barista Champions from the United States, Ireland, Germany, and Japan represent their countries and their craft in an attempt to win the World Barista Championship in Seoul, South Korea. The film places particular emphasis on the Japanese Champion, Miki Suzuki, as she attempts to become the first female World Barista Champion in history.

Genesis 2.0
cover image"On the remote New Siberian Islands in the Arctic Ocean, hunters search for tusks of extinct mammoths. One day, they discover a surprisingly well-preserved mammoth carcass. Resurrecting the woolly mammoth is a first manifestation of the next great technological revolution - genetics. It may well turn our world upside down."--Container.

Hail Satan?
cover image"When media-savvy members of the Satanic Temple organize a series of public actions designed to advocate for religious freedom and challenge corrupt authority, they prove that with little more than a clever idea, a mischievous sense of humor, and a few rebellious friends, can speak truth to power in some truly profound ways. A timely look at a group of often misunderstood outsiders whose unwavering commitment to social and political justice has empowered thousands of people around the world."--Container.

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