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  • BBC - Hotel India (2014) 720p HDTV x264-MVGroup
    BBC - Hotel India (2014) 720p HDTV x264-MVGroup
    HDTV | 1280x720 | .MP4/AVC @ 2522 Kbps | 4x~58min | Audio: English AAC 144 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 4.39 GiB
    Genre: Documentary

    Documentary series going behind the scenes of India's oldest and most famous hotel, the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. The Taj is where the super-rich come to be treated like the maharajahs of India's past and where rooms can cost up to £9,000 per night, all in a city where half of the population still lives below the poverty line. Over six months, the film-makers follow the hotel's 1,500 strong staff as they perform their duties with the mantra 'Guest is God' in mind.
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  • BBC - Richard Attenborough: A Life In Film (2014) 720p HDTV x264 AAC MVGroup
    BBC - Richard Attenborough: A Life In Film (2014) 720p HDTV x264 AAC MVGroup
    English | AAC 48 Khz stereo | H264 25 fps | 1280x720 | 59m | 1.32 Gb
    Genre: Documentary

    The life story of the film director, movie star and industry figure who furthered the cause of cinema: Lord Richard Attenborough.
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  • Smithsonian Channel - Aerial America: The Dakotas (2012) 720p HDTV x264 AC3-MVGroup
    Smithsonian Channel - Aerial America: The Dakotas (2012) 720p HDTV x264 AC3-MVGroup
    HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 4000 Kbps | 51mn 0s | Audio: English AC3 448 kbps, 6 channels | 1.59 GiB
    Genre: Documentary

    Take in the soaring views above a state that inspired a future president, launched the country's first millionaire, and kept a dark, rich secret under its expansive prairies for centuries. This lofty journey over North Dakota highlights the Roughrider State's grand beauty, which healed a grieving Teddy Roosevelt and transformed him into a defender of America's wild land. Explore the state's booms and busts, from fur trade explosions to frontier battles to the thousands of oil wells that dot the land and house flaming vents that are visible from space.
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  • CNN - Documented (2013) 720p HDTV x264 AC3-MVGroup
    CNN - Documented (2013) 720p HDTV x264 AC3-MVGroup
    English | 01:25:37 | H264 | 1280x720 | 29.97fps 4363 Kbps | AC3 384 Kbps 48.0khz | 2.61 GiB
    Genre: Documentary

    In 2011, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in an essay published in the New York Times Magazine. Documented chronicles his journey to America from the Philippines as a child; his journey through America as an immigration reform activist; and his journey inward as he re-connects with his mother, whom he hasn't seen in person in over 20 years.
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  • PBS - Craft in America: Industry (2014) 720p HDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup
    PBS - Craft in America: Industry (2014) 720p HDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup
    English | 00:56:35 | H264 | 1280x720 | 23.98fps 2444 Kbps | AAC 140 Kbps 48.0khz | 1.02 GiB
    Genre: Documentary

    CRAFT IN AMERICA: Industry explores the business of the handmade, taking us to workshops where artists are crafting the future and making contributions to the local and national economies. The film highlights the important connection between the consumer and the maker and explores the value of exquisitely crafted handmade objects in today's creative economy, from quilts and wooden boats to textiles and fine jewelry.
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  • Redford Center - Watershed: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West (2012) 720p HDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup
    Redford Center - Watershed: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West (2012) 720p HDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup
    English | 00:56:24 | H264 | 1280x720 | 23.98fps 3189 Kbps | AAC 120 Kbps 48.0khz | 1.26 GiB
    Genre: Documentary

    As the most dammed, dibbed, and diverted river in the world struggles to support thirty million people and the peace-keeping agreement known as the Colorado River Pact reaches its limits, WATERSHED introduces hope. Can we meet the needs of a growing population in the face of rising temperatures and lower rainfall in an already arid land? Can we find harmony amongst the competing interests of cities, agriculture, industry, recreation, wildlife, and indigenous communities with rights to the water? Sweeping through seven U.S. and two Mexican states, the Colorado River is a lifeline to expanding populations and booming urban centers that demand water for drinking, sanitation and energy generation. And with 70% of the rivers’ water supporting agriculture, the river already runs dry before it reaches its natural end at the Gulf of California. Unless action is taken, the river will continue its retreat – a potentially catastrophic scenario for the millions who depend on it.
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  • BBC - The Birth of Empire: The East India Company (2014) 720p HDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup
    BBC - The Birth of Empire: The East India Company (2014) 720p HDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup
    English | 2x~59min | H264 | 1280x720 | 25.00fps 2999 Kbps | AAC 159 Kbps 48.0khz | 2x~1.3 GiB
    Genre: Documentary

    Dan Snow travels through India in the footsteps of the company that revolutionised the British lifestyle and laid the foundations of today's global trading systems.
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  • BBC - Nigel Slater's Great British Biscuit (2013) 720p HDTV x264 AAC MVGroup
    BBC - Nigel Slater's Great British Biscuit (2013) 720p HDTV x264 AAC MVGroup
    English | 00:58:59 | H264 | 1280x720 | 25.00fps 3937 Kbps | AAC 128 Kbps 48.0khz | 1.62 GiB
    Genre: Documentary

    Nigel Slater takes us on a nostalgic, funny and heart-warming journey back in time - through the biscuit tins of mum and dad, the doilies and saucers of aunties and grannies, the lunch boxes of friends and siblings. Nigel charts the origins of the humble biscuit, from its vital contribution to Britain's nautical dominance of the globe, through to the biscuit tin becoming that most ubiquitous of household items. He explores the history of our most famous brands, uncovering the Georgian and Quaker origins of the biscuits we love and eat today, meeting eccentric biscuit anoraks who have dedicated their lives to a love of these simple baked treats and meeting scientists who squash, dunk and ignite biscuits for research purposes. Nigel recalls the biscuits he found in his lunch box, the ones he cherished and the ones that would shape his formative years. He asks why it is, that of all the treats we indulge in on a regular basis, the biscuit has become such a dependable culinary companion. What makes Britain a nation of ardent biscuit eaters like no other in the world, with a £2.3 billion industry to match?
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  • Smithsonian Channel - World War II: Final Days (2005) 720p HDTV x264 AC3-MVGroup
    Smithsonian Channel - World War II: Final Days (2005) 720p HDTV x264 AC3-MVGroup
    English | 00:46:04 | H264 | 1280x720 | 30.00fps 3501 Kbps | AC3 128 Kbps 48.0khz | 1.13 GiB
    Genre: Documentary

    As the deadliest war in history draws to an end, the bloodshed is far from over. For ten soldiers and civilians caught in this theatre of war's final act, the last days of World War II would change their lives forever. Combining large-scale reconstructions with traditional documentary storytelling, World War II: Final Days evokes the climactic last moments of the Second World War. The program interweaves the stories of 10 very different people caught up in the liberation of Europe from the grip of Nazi terror. Their diaries, letters and interviews provide insight into the dramatic events of some of the most gripping and terrifying days in history. Firsthand accounts will take you into Hitler's Bunker, to the scene of Mussolini's capture and murder, and to the horrific discovery of the Nazi's most ghastly secret.
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  • Smithsonian Channel - Enemies Within: Joe McCarthy (2011) 720p HDTV x264 AC3-MVGroup
    Smithsonian Channel - Enemies Within: Joe McCarthy (2011) 720p HDTV x264 AC3-MVGroup
    English | 01:32:06 | H264 | 1280x720 | 59.94fps 2525 Kbps | AC3 128 Kbps 48.0khz | 1.62 GiB
    Genre: Documentary

    The word McCarthyism has become synonymous with moral panic and any kind of resulting political witch hunt. The docudrama Enemies Within – Joe McCarthy attempts to separate the man from the myth and presents the first real comprehensive picture of one of the early "bad guys" of televised politics, his background and the political and cultural landscape that enabled his rise to power. The film depicts the farmer's son's meteoric rise from freshman senator to televised "commie" hunting demagogue and finally, the lack of foresight that led him into the media circus of the "Army-McCarthy Hearings". Blinded by his desire to be "the number one guy in Washington", McCarthy took up misguided battles with the Army, the State Department, the CIA and even the President himself – until these forces, most notably the CIA, took active measures against him.
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  • PBS - American Masters: JD Salinger (2014) 720p HDTV x264 AC3-MVGroup
    PBS - American Masters: JD Salinger (2014) 720p HDTV x264 AC3-MVGroup
    English | 02:23:39 | H264 | 1280x720 | 23.98fps 2502 Kbps | AAC 143 Kbps 48.0khz | 2.51 GiB
    Genre: Documentary

    American Masters launches its 28th season with the series’ 200th episode: the exclusive director’s cut of Shane Salerno’s documentary, Salinger, with 15 minutes of new material not seen in theaters. Featuring never-before-seen photographs, personal stories and moments from J.D. Salinger’s (Jan. 1, 1919 – Jan. 27, 2010) life and harrowing service in World War II, Salerno’s new director’s cut expands his intimate portrait of the enigmatic author of The Catcher in the Rye. American Masters was the first to close a deal with Salerno for Salinger, securing the exclusive domestic television rights to the documentary in January 2013. An official selection of the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and Telluride Film Festival, the film made front page news all over the world with its revelations. Associated Press called the research yielded during Salerno’s 10-year investigation “unprecedented” and “thoroughly documented.” Salerno’s 10-year journey culminates in the first work to get beyond the author’s impenetrable wall of privacy and seclusion. While there have been over 100 academic books examining Salinger’s work in exhaustive detail, the story that no one had uncovered was that of Salinger’s remarkable life. Salerno overcame considerable obstacles to do this and present the material as a documentary film. Salinger never sat for a formal interview during his life, and there were no video or audio recordings of him and very few photographs. Additionally, legal restrictions specifically prevented Salerno from quoting virtually any of Salinger’s work on camera or from having anyone read or perform any of Salinger’s work. Regardless, American Masters: Salinger shows in vivid detail the connections between the author’s life and work, and the people and events that inspired his most celebrated fiction.
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  • PBS - American Experience: 1964 (2014) 720p HDTV x264 AC3-MVGroup
    PBS - American Experience: 1964 (2014) 720p HDTV x264 AC3-MVGroup
    English | 01:53:49 | H264 | 1280x720 | 29.97fps 2958 Kbps | AAC 128 Kbps 48.0khz | 2.35 GiB
    Genre: Documentary

    Based on The Last Innocent Year: America in 1964, by award-winning journalist Jon Margolis, this film follows some of the most prominent figures of the time, and bring out from the shadows the actions of ordinary Americans whose frustrations, ambitions, and anxieties began to turn the country onto a different course. 1964 was the year the Beatles came to America, Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali, and three civil rights workers were murdered in Mississippi. It was the year when Berkeley students rose up in protest, African Americans fought back against injustice in Harlem, and Barry Goldwater's conservative revolution took over the Republican Party. Based in part on The Last Innocent Year: America in 1964 by Jon Margolis, 1964 follows some of the most influential figures of the time--Lyndon B. Johnson, Barry Goldwater, Betty Friedan--but also brings out from the shadows the stories of ordinary Americans whose principled stands would set the country onto a new and different course.
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  • PBS - American Experience: The Poisoner's Handbook (2014) 720p HDTV x264 AC3-MVGroup
    PBS - American Experience: The Poisoner's Handbook (2014) 720p HDTV x264 AC3-MVGroup
    English | 01:53:47 | H264 | 1280x720 | 29.97fps 2037 Kbps | AAC 128 Kbps 48.0khz | 1.62 GiB
    Genre: Documentary

    In the early 1900s , the average American medicine cabinet was a would-be poisoner's treasure chest. Deadly chemicals such as radioactive radium, thallium, potassium cyanide, and morphine lurked in health tonics, depilatory creams, teething medicine, and cleaning supplies. While the tools of the murderer's trade multiplied as the pace of industrial innovation increased, the scientific knowledge and the political will to detect and prevent the crimes lagged behind. All this changed in 1918, when New York City hired Charles Norris as its first scientifically trained medical examiner. Over the course of a decade and a half, Norris and his extraordinarily driven and talented chief toxicologist, Alexander Gettler, would turn forensic chemistry into a formidable science, sending impatient heirs, jilted lovers, and desperate debtors to the electric chair, and setting the standards that the rest of the country would ultimately adopt..
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  • ORF - Mother Teresa: Saint of Darkness (2010) 720p HDTV x264 AC3-MVGroup
    ORF - Mother Teresa: Saint of Darkness (2010) 720p HDTV x264 AC3-MVGroup
    English | 00:46:48 | H264 | 1280x720 | 29.97fps 3775 Kbps | AC3 128 Kbps 48.0khz | 1.23 GiB
    Genre: Documentary

    What am I working for? If there is no God, then there can be no soul either. If there is no soul, then you can't be true, Jesus! wrote Mother Teresa in her notebook. Recently published personal letters and notes reveal Mother Teresa's profound spiritual crisis and shake the image of the "pious nun" to its foundations. How do such sentences fit with the image of the committed missionary, who felt that her work was ordered by God? How do they fit with the woman in a white sari and worn woollen cardigan who presented herself to the world as the servant of her Lord? Are they the cries for help of a physically and spiritually burned out woman, who hoped to hide her condition from the world in this way, or are they the kind of experiences that only mystically gifted Christians have? Mother Teresa - who was she really? These intimate confessions show the moral icon of the 20th century in a different light. The woman who achieved worldwide recognition for her life among the beggars and dying in the slums of Calcutta often felt lonely and empty inside. She described these experiences as a state of "darkness", which she herself referred to as a remoteness from God. Her life story is unsettling and provocative in equal measure; after all it touches upon the fundamental questions of human existence: why must we suffer? And why does God let it happen? - questions that troubled Mother Teresa throughout her life and which almost broke her. In spite of this she did not dare to express them openly. This film asks those questions.
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  • Koval Films - Egalite for All: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution (2009) 720p HDTV x264 AC3-MVGroup
    Koval Films - Egalite for All: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution (2009) 720p HDTV x264 AC3-MVGroup
    English | 00:54:10 | H264 | 1280x720 | 29.97fps 4156 Kbps | AC3 160 Kbps 48.0khz | 1.57 GiB
    Genre: Documentary

    It was the only successful slave insurrection in history. It grasped the full meaning of French revolutionary ideas — libert, eqalit, fraternit — and used them to create the world's first Black republic. It changed the trajectory of colonial economics...and led to America's acquisition of the Louisiana territory from France. "It" was the Haitian Revolution, a movement that's been called the true birth moment of universal human rights. Vaguely remembered today, the Haitian Revolution was a hurricane at the turn of the nineteenth century — traumatizing Southern planters and inspiring slaves and abolitionists, worldwide. The man at the forefront of Haiti's epochal uprising was Toussaint Louverture. He was world-known in his day and deserves a place among history's most celebrated figures today. Born into slavery, Toussaint had been freed by his master before the revolt began. He owned property and was financially secure. He risked it all, however, to join then lead an army of slaves that would fight, in turn, the French, the British, and the Spanish empires for twelve years. He was often compared to George Washington. But his is military feats alarmed Thomas Jefferson... and ultimately provoked a full-scale attack from Napoleon Bonaparte. France's final offensive would cost Toussaint his life. But France lost, nonetheless, and the richest colony in the Americas became an independent black republic.
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