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Debt: The Good, the Bad and the UglyYou may think that money is invented to make exchange easier. You could imagine that at some point in prehistory. A hunter just shot a deer and a farmer has some carrots and they want to exchange but the meat is worth much more than the carrots. They need to invent something to pay each other the difference. In this story, that’s something would be money, be it in the form of shells or lumps of gold or silver or whatever.
Street Politics 101In the spring of 2012, a massive student strike in opposition to a tuition hike rocked the streets of the Montréal for over six months. Protests and militant street actions became part of the daily and nightly reality of this Canadian metropolis. Several times during this tumultuous spring, the numbers in the streets would reach over one hundred thousand. Police routinely clubbed students and their allies, and arrested them by the hundreds.
ConsumedConsumerism has become the cornerstone of the post-industrial age. Using theories of evolutionary psychology to underpin a bold narrative of our times, this film takes a whirlwind tour through the “weird mental illness of consumerism”, showing how our insatiable appetite has driven us into “the jaws of the beast”.
Quantum RevolutionProfessor Michio Kaku, famous Theoretical Physicist and one of the inventors of Light Cone String Field Theory (one of the Relativistic forms of M-Theory), hosts a documentary on the use of the body of scientific knowledge on quantum mechanics that will lead to “The Quantum Revolution”.
The Bully ProjectThe Bully Project is a documentary film that covers events during the 2009–2010 school year and follows students and their families from Texas, Mississippi, Georgia, Iowa and Oklahoma.
Mega ManKim Dotcom claims he wants to protect internet privacy. The United States claims he’s the internet’s biggest pirate. This film meets the man, as the future of the internet and $500m in copyright claims hang in the balance.
Evacuate EarthEvacuate Earth is a National Geographic Channel documentary that tells the what-if story of the evacuation of the planet Earth which is due to be destroyed by a rogue Neutron Star. The documentary goes into the technical and social complications of building an Ark to save humanity and other Earth life and moving them to a planet in another star system.
Exposed: Ireland’s Secret CultsExposed: Ireland’s Secret Cults is a documentary from TV3 that looks into a number of religious ‘cults’ in Ireland like the ‘Palmarians’, ‘The House of Prayer’ and ‘Scientologists’. This film explores who goes to these churches, who runs them, how they get money, and who they target as new ‘recruits’, talking to ex-cult members who have left these churches.
Food is at the core of human survival – it can be at the heart of a family’s traditions and the key to a nation’s cultural identity.
Antibiotics are the wonder drugs of modern medicine. They’ve allowed doctors to save and extend life by killing infection and enabling ground breaking surgery. But imagine a world where antibiotics don’t work – that would be a place dominated by superbugs, bacteria that don’t respond to antibiotics. Scientists say this would end many modern medical procedures and they claim the threat is greater than we realise.
Around the world, a new generation of astronomers are hunting for the most mysterious objects in the universe. Young stars, black holes, even other forms of life. They have created a dazzling new set of super-telescopes that promise to rewrite the story of the heavens.
The rise of curbside recycling programs over the past few decades has meant more glass recycling. But for a long time, many recycling centers didn’t have the technology to turn recycled glass into the raw material for new bottles. Instead, recycled glass often wound up being used as a cheap construction material, or even to cover landfills.