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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…
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…
From Billions to None
From Billions to None tells the compelling, little-known story of the rapid extinction of the once abundant passenger pigeon, and explores its lessons for today with the alarming decline of many species worldwide. These sleek and beautiful birds darkened entire…
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…
Of Dogs and Men - Lethal Force Against Pets
According to a U.S. Department of Justice estimate, police officers shoot and kill more than 10,000 pet dogs in the U.S. every year. OF DOGS AND MEN takes audiences on a journey with pet owners through the tragedy of loss…
Bye Bye Guinea Pig - Alternatives to Animal Testing
Animal activists have long battled to stop testing on animals. But now, some scientists are adding their voice to the debate, saying that the results of many animal experiments are inaccurate, biased or plain useless. They claim that better alternatives…
Attenborough's Natural Curiosities Series 1
BBC
Mysterious nature uncovered David Attenborough has spent a lifetime documenting the natural world. He's met a great number of nature's most extraordinary creatures yet there are certain stories of bewildering animals that continue to intrigue him - from the peculiar…
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More Than Honey
A comprehensive look at the plight of endangered honeybees around the globe and the potential effects of their extinction. The film considers the scientific, environmental and economic implications of the honeybee epidemic while pushing for a profound understanding of bees…
Vanishing of the Bees
Vanishing of the Bees, narrated by Ellen Page, takes a piercing investigative look at the economic, political and ecological implications of the worldwide disappearance of the honeybee. The film also highlights the positive changes that have resulted due to a…
A Winning Design
Part of the Series: The Life of Mammals
BBC
David Attenborough makes a world-wide journey of discovery in search of fascinating mammals to illustrate why they are so incredibly successful and diverse.Watching an arctic fox hunting at 20 degrees below, he observes... 'The only reason that it and I…
Do Animals have Emotions?
Part of the Series: Animal Minds
BBC
Does a goldfish feel imprisoned and depressed in its bowl? It seems natural to assume that animals have emotions, that a dog is happy when it wags its tail, or that a chimpanzee trapped in a cage is miserable. Do…
Quill: The Life of A Guide Dog
The documentary-like story of a yellow Labrador Retriever guide dog for the blind named Quill. We follow Quill from the litter, his selection to become a guide, his life with a foster family until his first birthday, followed by highly…
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. Arguing that cognitively complex animals such as chimpanzees, whales, dolphins and elephants have the capacity for…
What's Killing Our Bees?
BBC
Bill Turnbull investigates one of the biggest mysteries in the British countryside: what is killing our bees. It is a question that generates huge controversy. Changes in the weather, pesticides and even a deadly virus have all all been blamed.…
Are Animals Intelligent?
Part of the Series: Animal Minds
BBC
Leading scientists have argued over animal intelligence for decades. While some still consider the human mind to be superior and unique, there is a new generation who believe that other animals are capable of the same level of mental activity…
Dogs of Democracy - How Stray Dogs became a Symbol of Hope in Greece
Dogs of Democracy is a documentary about the stray dogs of Athens and the people who take care of them. Author and first-time filmmaker Mary Zournazi explores life on the streets through the eyes of the dogs and the experiences…
Prison Pups
Prison Pups follows four inmates as they raise and train service dogs for the handicapped and hearing impaired. At Concord Farm, a minimum-security facility in Massachusetts, these inmates learn to take on the responsibility of a puppy and find in…
Birders: The Central Park Effect
Birders: The Central Park Effect reveals the extraordinary array of wild birds who grace Manhattan's celebrated patch of green, and the equally colorful New Yorkers who schedule their lives around the rhythms of migration. Author Jonathan Franzen, an idiosyncratic trombone…
Rise of the Eco Warriors - Young Activists Saving the Rain Forest
Every individual matters, every action counts. A group of passionate and adventurous young people leave their known worlds behind to spend 100 days in the jungles of Borneo. Their mission is to confront one of the great global challenges of…
Life in the Trees
Part of the Series: The Life of Mammals
BBC
An emergent tree in a tropical forest can grow to over forty metres high.The first branch may be twenty metres from the ground. A slip from this height would almost certainly be fatal.To make matters worse, branches may break without…