National Geographic Documentaries

Science, architecture, disasters, great mysteries, human ingenuity... The explorers, adventurers, scientists, researchers, photographers and documentary filmmakers of the National Geographic Society tirelessly crisscross the globe, investigating and exploring the world. Their goal: to make you understand the world, amaze and entertain you with documentaries and investigations that are always driven by the quest for truth.

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National Geographic Documentaries Iceman Autopsy New

He’s been dead for more than 5,000 years. Poked, prodded and probed by scientists for the last 20 years. And yet today, Ötzi the Iceman, the famous mummified corpse pulled from a glacier in the Italian Alps nearly two decades ago, continues to keep many secrets. Now, through an autopsy like none other, scientists will attempt to unravel more mysteries from ...
  • 2011
  • 00:51:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/09/2017

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National Geographic Documentaries Witch Hunter's Bible New

For the first time ever, an international investigation team joins forces to unravel the mysteries of the Malleus Maleficarum, or Hammer of Witches. Written in 1486, this infamous medieval manual changed the way the Western world saw evil. With detailed instructions on how to find, prosecute and punish witches, the Malleus inspired centuries of accusation and bloodshed on both sides of the Atlantic. Now, ...
  • 2010
  • 00:45:08
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/05/2017

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National Geographic Documentaries Inside LSD New

LSD inventor Albert Hofman called it "medicine for the soul." The Beatles wrote songs about it. Secret military mind control experiments sought to exploit its hallucinogenic powers. Outlawed in 1966, LSD became a street drug and developed a reputation as the dangerous toy of the counterculture, capable of inspiring either moments of genius or a descent into madness. Now science ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:11
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/05/2017

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National Geographic Documentaries When Continents Collide New

Three million years ago, the rise of the Panamanian land bridge connected the American continents and unleashed an astonishing animal encounter. The emergence of the narrow, 400-mile-long Isthmus of Panama is one of the most important events in Earth’s history – and one of the least understood. In this show, we reveal the story of how the area comprising the ...
  • 2010
  • 00:45:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/29/2017

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National Geographic Documentaries Shark Nicole

Despite a well publicized image as a savage predator, there are many aspects of the great white that have remained a mystery. The movements of this intriguing and large animal across the Earth's oceans have remained an enigma for years. Keen to learn more about this much maligned animal, researchers developed a unique satellite tagging system specifically for great whites. ...
  • 2008
  • 00:47:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/02/2016

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National Geographic Documentaries Inside Area 51’s Secrets

It's the most famous military installation in the world, yet it doesn't officially exist. Area 51 – a site for covert Cold War operations – has long been a magnet for crackpots, conspiracy theorists and the overly curious. While there may not be truth to the rumours that Area 51 is a haven for UFOs and extraterrestrials, it's clear that ...
  • 2010
  • 00:45:02
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/06/2016

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National Geographic Documentaries Miracle Landing on the Hudson

In January 2009, US Airways Flight 1549 took off from New York’s LaGuardia Airport on route to Charlotte, North Carolina. Within minutes a double bird strike destroyed both engines and the crew made the terrifying decision to pitch the Airbus A320 into the Hudson River. Using intimate and emotional interviews, as well as large-scale dramatic reconstruction, Miracle Landing on the Hudson ...
  • 2013
  • 01:27:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/29/2016

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National Geographic Documentaries Snow Leopard of Afghanistan

Snow Leopard of Afghanistan takes us behind the ground-breaking tracking, capture and release of a rare snow leopard. These big cats are a species under constant threat from poachers and farmers who fear that the leopards are attacking their livestock. But experts cannot protect these exceptional creatures without knowing more about them. Mounting a wildlife conservation expedition in a war ...
  • 2012
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/29/2016

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National Geographic Documentaries Search for the Head of John the Baptist

On a remote island in the Black Sea, scientists dig up what is possibly one of the greatest archaeological finds in the history of Christianity; an exquisite marble box holding what could be the bones of John the Baptist, the man who baptized Christ. Loved by the public and feared by those in power, his story shows how he threatened ...
  • 2012
  • 00:45:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/29/2016

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National Geographic Documentaries Inside The Warrior Gene

For most of us, violence is as inescapable as it is inexplicable. From street gangs to soccer hooligans, Charles Manson to Virginia Tech, acts of extreme violence leave all of us asking why? Traditionally we have viewed crime as a social disease and that only by improving the environment in which we raise our children will we make them less ...
  • 2010
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/29/2016

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