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Nuclear Nation
March 11, 2011: A huge tsunami triggered by an 8.9 magnitude earthquake hits Japan, crippling the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, releasing radiation, and turning the residents of Futaba into "nuclear refugees." The devastation experienced by the town - dead livestock left to rot, crops abandoned, homes and businesses destroyed…
Financial Armageddon
It's 2009 and millions of people have lost their jobs and homes while hundreds of banks have failed and Wall Street is reeling. Unfortunately, the worst is yet to come. Continuing from Part One, this program goes into greater detail on the many complicated financial catastrophes that have the world's…
Money, the Federal Reserve, and Economic Armageddon
The world is now engaged in an epic battle of survival from the devastating financial crisis that is wreaking havoc on people of all nations. This crisis is the direct result of an economic model that enslaves the middle class even as it makes the super rich even wealthier. But…
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Critically acclaimed in Japan as one of the Best Movies of 2013, PECOROSS' MOTHER AND HER DAYS is a heart-warming comedy following a middle-aged comic artist, Pecoross, and his mother, Mitsue, who suffers from dementia after her husband passed 10 years before. Based on the autobiographical comic by Yuuichi Okano.…
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Barolo Boys - An Italian Wine Revolution
Now known as one of the most famous red wines in the world, 30 years ago, Barolo was unknown to its own production region -- the beautiful Langhe in northwestern Italy. Barolo's current success is mainly due to the courage and initiative of a group of small-scale wine producers, the…
Song of the Basques - A Poetic Exploration of the Survival of Indigenous Identity in Spain
Their origins are unknown, their language one of the world's most ancient. They established one of the first democracies and led Europe's Age of Exploration, fueled the industrial revolution and then established Spain's first labor unions. Today they are the farmers preserving heirloom seeds, the engineers developing sustainable energies and…
Japan’s Killer Quake
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In its worst crisis since World War II, Japan faces disaster on an epic scale: a death toll likely in the tens of thousands, massive destruction of homes and businesses, shortages of water and power, and the specter of nuclear meltdown. With exclusive footage, NOVA captures the unfolding human drama…
Freedom Stories
Freedom Stories is an exploration by filmmaker Steve Thomas of the achievements and struggles of former 'boat people'. Now Australian citizens, they arrived seeking asylum from the Middle-East around 2001 - a watershed year in Australian politics sparked by the Tampa affair and Prime Minister John Howard's declaration: "We will…
The Horses of Fukushima - Matsuri No Uma
No one could have ever imagined the absurd fate awaiting Mirror's Quest and the other horses of Fukushima: almost dying in the tsunami; exposed to radiation inside the 20km exclusion zone surrounding the nuclear meltdown; left for weeks without fodder; shut away in stables for months because of government red…
Great Estates of Scotland
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This four-part series takes an in-depth look at the workings of some of Scotland's most magnificent country estates through the eyes of the current owners, the ghillies, the gardeners and the housekeepers, not forgetting the paying guests who frequent these stunning country estates. The programs, filmed entirely in Scotland, tell…
The Police State - The Government and Individual Freedoms
When governments start to fail financially, they usually respond by doing two things: they start wars abroad to grab resources and wealth (Iraq anyone?) and they turn on their own citizens to try and keep what little wealth they have left "locked in". They also try and quell dissent as…