Monday, 28 December 2009

National Geographic: Telepathy

"Minds touching minds. Telepathy is an experience many say they've had but science isn't so sure"

Saturday, 26 December 2009

Days That Shook the World: Hiroshima

"At exactly 5.32am on August 6th 1945, a B29 Bomber, The Enola Gay, took off from a small island in the South Pacific on a clandestine operation. It's mission? To drop a bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, a bomb unlike any other that would change the world forever...

Thursday, 24 December 2009

A Little Christmas Message!

I would like to wish all Documentary Area viewers a merry christmas and a happy new year. Documentary Area has grown alot in the past 2 months and I hope you have enjoyed the videos posted so far. I would like to thank you for your continued support.

Have a great time over the festive period  :)

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Chat Forum

The new Documentary Area Chat Forum is here! Check it out now and see for yourself.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Mindshock: Can the Heart Think?

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"A heart transplant is a life changing event... but for a few it brings much more... Is it possible that a new heart could bring with it the memories of a donor?

Who Wrote the Bible?

"Robert Beckford learned the Bible at his mother's knee and grew up believing that it was literally true.
But, 20 years on from his Baptist upbringing, Beckford is no longer so sure that 'the good book' is the pure, unadulterated word of God untouched by human hand...

Monday, 21 December 2009

Horizon: Can We Make a Star on Earth?

"Professor Brian Cox takes a global journey in search of the energy source of the future. Called nuclear fusion, it is the process that fuels the sun and every other star in the universe. Yet despite over five decades of effort, scientists have been unable to get even a single watt of fusion electricity onto the grid...

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Food Matters

""Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine, And Thy Medicine Be Thy Food." - Hippocrates That is the message from the founding father of modern medicine echoed in this brave new documentary film brought to you by Producer-Directors James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch. 'Food Matters' is a hard hitting, fast paced look at our current state of health. Despite the billions of dollars of funding and research into new so-called cures we continue to suffer from a raft of chronic ills and every day maladies. Patching up an over-toxic and over-indulgent population with a host of toxic therapies and nutrient sparse foods is definitely not helping the situation...

Conspiracy: Who Really Runs the World

"It's the work of alien lizards, men in black, the government or even the Queen... Whenever a major news story breaks, conspiracy theories spring up overnight with a subversive slant on the official facts. Who's behind these theories, and why are some of us so ready to believe in them?"

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Horizon: Are We Alone in the Universe

"Why do we humans have such a connection to the night sky, the twinkling lights that seem like oasis' out there and yet were not sure, are there habitable worlds? Around the world there are a group of highly intelligent, highly trained scientists that share a surprising belief...

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

BBC Horizon: Battle of the Brains

Can you think of 100 different uses for a sock? How would you cope with glasses that turn everything upside down? What's your emotional intelligence? Can you create a work of art in ten minutes?...

Dispatches: Lords, Billionaires and the Russian Connection

"Dispatches investigates the elusive Russian oligarchs who have been trying to buy up our football teams, newspapers and car companies. Reporter Antony Barnett examines the relationship between Russia's richest men and Britain's political elite. He discovers that members of the House of Lords are a prized attraction in Moscow..."

Monday, 14 December 2009

Super High Me

"In order to find out the true effects of marijuana on the human body, comedian Doug Benson documents his experience avoiding pot for 30 days and then consuming massive amounts for 30 days. This documentary also examines the debate over medical marijuana use." -

Naked Science: Big Freeze

"Earth, the blue planet, warm and hospitable for the past 11,000 years but how much longer will that last. Imagine our world in the not too distant future, temperatures may plummet, In parts of the northern hemisphere the temperature drops to minus 9 degrees farenheight. For the first time in 200 years ice forms on the River Thames in London, then the bottom falls out of the thermomerter.

Saturday, 12 December 2009

The Ape That Took Over the World

"In 2001, scientists announced an amazing discovery: the oldest skull of a human ancestor ever found. The 3½ million year old fossil was remarkably complete, and unlike any previous fossil find. Its discovery - by a team led by Meave Leakey of the famous Leakey fossil-hunting family - has revolutionised our understanding of how humans evolved.

Friday, 11 December 2009

National Geographic: Mighty Movers by Air - Military

"Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. Each year over 90,000 tonnes of cargo pass through Dover destined for U.S troops abroard. The fastest way to get the troops the goods? By aircraft, but not just any aircraft. Dovers home to a fleet of supreme weight lifters. The gigantic Galaxy C5's."

National Geographic: Ultimate Structures - Super Copter

"Helicopters are among the most complex flying machines ever created. And the AgustaWestland EH101 and other cutting-edge helicopters -- like the Sikorsky S-92 and NH Industries' NH90 -- have taken the science of rotary flight to a whole new level."

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Engineering an Empire - The Persians

"The Persian Empire was one of the most mysterious civilizations in the ancient world. Persia became an empire under the Cyrus the Great, who created a policy of religious and cultural tolerance that became the
hallmark of Persian rule. Engineering feats include an innovative
system of water management; a cross-continent paved roadway stretching 1500 miles; a canal linking the Nile to the Red Sea; and the creation  of one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Mausoleum of Maussollos...

Engineering an Empire - Greece

"Western Civilization has been influenced by many cultures, but it was born in Ancient Greece. The Ancient Greeks laid a foundation that has supported nearly 3000 years of European history. Philosophers like Aristotle and Socrates, Olympian gods, the beginnings of democracy and great conquering armies can be attributed to the Ancient Greeks. This strong and charismatic people strategically harnessed the materials and people around them to create the most advanced technological feats the world had ever seen...

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Biography of Barack Obama

This is a video from the Biography Channel made before Barack Obama became president. A great insight into the life of the now U.S president...

National Geographic - The Photographers

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"This documentary explores the people and stories behind the photographs that have made National Geographic Magazine the standard for photo journalism...

Monday, 7 December 2009

Chris Ryan's Elite World Cops: BOA

I hope to find the rest of this series online soon.

"Former SAS legend and renowned military author Chris Ryan has been granted unique access for the very first time to some of the world’s hardest and most sophisticated special police units.

Ryan will meet those at the cutting edge of law enforcement, try out their hardware and participate in training and operations...

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Ray Mears: Bushcraft - Masai Safari

"Ray fulllfils a childhood dream by experiencing a true safari, Masai-style."

Neda : An Iranian 'Martyr '

"The story of Neda Agha Soltan, an Iranian woman who was shot in Tehran in June 2009, and has been claimed as a martyr for Iran's protest movement."

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Weapons Races: The Race for the Jet Fighter

I found this after a suggestion from Dekash :)

"This is the story of the race to build the ultimate aerial fighting machine; from the 1915 German Fokker Eindecker to the 2005 U.S. F22 Raptor. The prize for the winner would be air supremacy over any battle field & a massive military edge over any enemy."

The 11th Hour

Suggested by Runningshoes :)

"Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, this captivating documentary explores the perilous state of our planet, and the means by which we can change our course. Contributing to this crucial film are noted politicians, scientists and other ambassadors for the importance of a universal ecological consciousness. The 11th Hour is directed by Nadia Connors and Leila Conners Peterson and features narration from Academy Award® Nominee Leonardo DiCaprio (The Departed, Blood Diamond)...

Wednesday, 2 December 2009


An interesting insight into the gangs of London. If you have ever lived there yourself you will know that in recent years this kind of activity has been growing and that the culture of london is changing.

Ray Mears: Bushcraft - Camping With the Hazda

"Ray spends time in northern Tanzania among one of the last hunter-gatherer tribes on the planet."

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Spartans - The Last Stand

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"It is almost impossible to understand how 300 Spartans managed to hold off the million-man Persian army for even a moment, much less seven days. To a man they paid with their lives but their stunning Last Stand assured that their sacrifice would resonate throughout history. Relying on brilliant tactics, lifelong training, and unshakable allegiance, the doomed Spartans achieved the impossible...


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BBC - Horizon - Space Tourists

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"Over 40 years ago man first went into space. Ever since ordinary people have dreamt of getting there themselves. But after several false starts, a group of space obsessed entrepreneurs believe the first commercial flights into the final frontier are only a few years away...

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