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At the Fork - Grappling with the Morality of Farming Animals for Food
A timely and refreshingly unbiased look at how farm animals are raised for our consumption, "At the Fork" follows filmmaker and omnivore John Papola, together with his vegetarian wife Lisa, as they investigate our the way our agricultural system produces…
Social Climbers
Part of the Series: The Life of Mammals
BBC
The most brilliantly coloured of all mammals are our relatives the monkeys.The scarlet face of a Uakari and bright blue bottom of a Mandrill, are matchless. But colour-vision first gave this group another advantage up in the trees - finding…
Bestiaire - A Mediation on Animals in Captivity
Curious, compelling and compassionate, BESTIAIRE, Denis Cote's contemplative portrait of animals in captivity is, put simply, a series of beautifully framed and composed tableaux of a variety of animals at Quebec's Parc Safari; but it's also a complex meditation on…
Asia to Africa
Part of the Series: The Story of Cats
PBS
Discover how the first cats arose in the forests of Asia, how they spread across the continent, and later came to conquer Africa. We reveal how they evolved flexible limbs to climb, giant bodies to survive in the cold, and…
Walking With the Great Apes
Walking With the Great Apes is a comprehensive, engaging 6 part series that explores the current status of and challenges facing the world's largest remaining primates in the wild. Walking in the footsteps of Dian Fossey and Jane Goodall, young…
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Into the Americas
Part of the Series: The Story of Cats
PBS
We discover how cats first crossed from Asia into North America and how they went on to become the top predators of the continent. Today there are 13 feline species in the Americas - from the mighty jaguar, to the…
Chicken People - A Peek into the Lives of Professional Show Chickens
Chicken may just be considered food for most people but raising the perfect chicken is an all-consuming passion for some. CHICKEN PEOPLE is a documentary that takes a charming and fascinating look at the colorful and hugely competitive world of…
Emptying the Skies - Saving the Songbirds of Southern Europe
Based on a widely republished New Yorker essay by best-selling novelist Jonathan Franzen, EMPTYING THE SKIES exposes the rampant poaching of migratory songbirds in southern Europe. Songbird populations have been drastically declining for several decades, with a number of species…
Food for Thought
Part of the Series: The Life of Mammals
BBC
Human beings appear to be unique amongst mammals - we live in huge cities, we walk on two legs and we have language. But how far have we really come from our mammal heritage? Are we really as different as…
Queen of the Sun - What are the Bees Telling Us?
From Taggart Siegel, director of the award-winning documentary The Real Dirst on Farmer John , comes a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis. Queen of the Sun takes us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees…
Snow Monkeys
Part of the Series: Nature
PBS
In the frigid valleys of Japan's Shiga Highlands, a troop of snow monkeys make their way and raise their families in a complex society of rank and privilege where each knows their place. Their leader is still new to the…
Unlocking the Cage - Expanding Legal Rights to Animals
Unlocking the Cage follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise in his unprecedented challenge to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans. After thirty years of struggling with ineffective animal welfare laws, Steve and his legal team, the…
Animal Misfits
Part of the Series: Nature
PBS
Alongside the fastest, strongest, smartest animals are nature's misfits, odd, bizarre and unlikely creatures that at first glance seem ill-equipped for survival. Left at the starting line in the race for life, these are the apparent losers in the story…
Dogs On The Inside - Abused Dogs and Prison Inmates Healing
Dogs on the Inside follows the relationships between abused dogs and prison inmates working towards a second chance. In an attempt to re-build their confidence and prepare for a new life, these prisoners must learn to handle and care for…
The Messenger - An Ode to the Imperiled Songbird
Su Rynard's wide-ranging and contemplative documentary THE MESSENGER explores our deep-seated connection to birds and warns that the uncertain fate of songbirds might mirror our own. Moving from the northern reaches of the Boreal Forest to the base of Mount…
Oceans
Part of the Series: EARTH
PBS
World renowned scientist, Dr. Jeremy Jackson, tells Sanjayan the oceans are in trouble, that a "rise of slime" is coming. But Sanjayan goes in search of a very different future. He travels to one of the remotest reefs on earth.…
Being Caribou - Efforts to Save Canadian Caribou
In this amazing odyssey, two scientists follow a herd of 120,000 caribou on foot, across 1,500 kilometers of rugged Arctic tundra to raise awareness of threats to the caribou's survival. This husband-and-wife team lets the caribou guide them through a…
The Last Reef - A Lush Look at Ocean Reefs
Fly across iridescent tropical reefs. Brush through a cloud of countless jellyfish. Visit an alien world where the closer you look, the more you see. We think of reefs as exotic, distant places with little connection to our everyday world.…
Night Parrot Stories - A Mysterious Australian Bird
In the remote deserts of Australia lives an elusive nocturnal bird called the Night Parrot. Virtually nothing is known of its ecology as it's disappeared at the end of the 19th Century. Searching for evidence of its existence became a…
The Dream of Lu - El Sueño de Lu
After an attempted suicide, Lucia reassesses her life in order to move on. Facing the grief over the loss of her son, she discovers new bonds of friendship and small miracles. A chance encounter and an unexpected journey will help…