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News in Review - March 2020 Chernobyl: Disaster Tourism Revives the Past

In April 1986 the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine exploded, sending a plume of radioactive dust into the air. The explosion at reactor four was played down at first but quickly became the closest mankind has come to a complete nuclear meltdown. Thirty one people died in the immediate aftermath and thousands more would die over the years from radiation-related ...
  • 2020
  • 00:13:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/26/2021

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BBC Bitesize How computers have changed

Computers are everywhere today and they can do things very fast. In the past they were much slower and much bigger. Computers have changed a lot over time. There have been some important people who have helped change what computers can do. They include Charles Babbage, Ada Lovelace and Alan Turing, who are featured in this video.
  • 2017
  • 00:01:16
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 03/23/2021

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News in Review - February 2021 Republic in Peril: The Storming of the U.S. Capitol

On January 6, 2021, an angry mob of rioters, incited by the President of the United States, stormed the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. and smashed their way in. Hundreds of these insurgents looted the building, threatened politicians and took selfies. Five people died as a result, including one rioter and a police officer. President Donald Trump would stand accused ...
  • 2021
  • 00:20:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/12/2021

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News in Review - February 2021 Rewind: The Stories that Made 2020

COVID-19 is the story that everyone will remember from 2020. But there were many other important headline stories that happened in 2020, starting in January when Ukraine Flight 752 was shot down during takeoff from Tehran by an Iranian surface-to-air missile. The year also saw Canada’s largest mass shooting when 22 people were killed by a gunman in Nova Scotia. ...
  • 2021
  • 00:15:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/12/2021

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News in Review - January 2021 COVID-19: A Global Perspective

This report looks at the impact of COVID-19 around the globe. A year after it was first detected in Wuhan, China, the world struggles to get the disease under control and cases continue to increase. Europe has been hard hit in the second wave, with many countries imposing further restrictions on their citizens. Due to its sheer population, India is ...
  • 2020
  • 00:16:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/19/2021

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Enslaved Abolition (Episode 6)

What finally put an end to the transatlantic slave trade? In this episode, Samuel L. Jackson, Afua Hirsch and Simcha Jacobovici look at the politics and circumstances that ended the enslavement of Africans in the West. Shot on location in the United Kingdom, the United States and Grenada, this episode intercuts the politics of abolition in Britain and the American ...
  • 2020
  • 00:53:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/19/2021

Enslaved Resistance (Episode 5)

Find out how enslaved Africans resisted and sought freedom in Africa, in the U.S., and on the high seas. This episode investigates resistance to slavery from Ghana, to the UK, to North America where thousands of "runaways" risked their lives as part of the "Underground Railroad." The Diving with Purpose divers embark on an unprecedented investigation to positively identify a ...
  • 2020
  • 00:53:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/19/2021

Enslaved New World Cultures (Episode 4)

Discover how much of our global culture – from reggae to mathematical fractals — originates in Africa. Much of North American culture was born in the bowels of slave ships, where Africans of different tribal origins interacted with each other and with the Europeans that trafficked in them. Shot on location in Costa Rica, Jamaica, Ethiopia and the United States, ...
  • 2020
  • 00:53:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/19/2021

Enslaved Follow the Money (Episode 3)

This episode investigates the economics of the transatlantic slave trade. How did Europe's appetite for commodities like sugar and coffee cause an expansion in the slave trade? The Diving with a Purpose team goes to Suriname to dive the wreck of The Leusden. This Dutch ship represents the single greatest loss of life during the entire slave trade. As The ...
  • 2020
  • 00:53:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/18/2021

Enslaved Rationalization (Episode 2)

How did Europeans rationalize the practice of chattel slavery, 400 years of human trafficking and the murder of millions of Africans? In his quest to expose the history of the transatlantic slave trade, Samuel L. Jackson recruits two award-winning journalists, Simcha Jacobovici and Afua Hirsch, to go on location in the footsteps of the slavers. In the ancient world, colour ...
  • 2020
  • 00:53:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/18/2021

Enslaved Cultures Left Behind (Episode 1) Must-See

Having traced his DNA to the Benga people of Gabon, Hollywood icon and activist Samuel L. Jackson takes a deeply personal journey to his ancestral homeland to meet today's Benga leaders. They welcome him as a long lost son and initiate him into the tribe. Then, he goes one step further. He turns his personal odyssey into a monumental effort ...
  • 2020
  • 00:53:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/18/2021

News in Review - December 2020 U.S. Election 2020: The Count and the Controversy

Over 150 million people cast their ballot in the U.S. elections, and both Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden received a record number of votes. In the end, Joe Biden won not only the popular vote but also the electoral college. This News in Review video looks at voting day, delays with ballot counting, how the electoral college works, ...
  • 2020
  • 00:17:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/08/2021

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News in Review - November 2020 Resilience in the Bahamas: Rebuilding After Hurricane Dorian

In September 2019, the northernmost islands of the Bahamas were hit by the most powerful hurricane to ever make landfall there. Hurricane Dorian killed over 70 people — though numbers could be higher with so many still unaccounted for. Homes, cars, boats and infrastructure were completely destroyed. Months later, residents are still trying to rebuild. Now they’re getting some extra ...
  • 2020
  • 00:13:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/05/2020

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News in Review - November 2020 Election 2020: Battle for the U.S. Presidency

The U.S presidential election race is in its final days. It’s been an unprecedented race, with Democrats and Republicans deeply divided across the country. It's taking place during a global pandemic that has seen more than 200,000 American lives lost. The president himself contracted and survived COVID-19 during the campaign. News In Review takes a look at some of the ...
  • 2020
  • 00:16:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/02/2020

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News in Review - October 2020 Tragedy in Lebanon: Deadly Explosion in Beirut

In August 2020, a huge explosion decimated a large part of Beirut, the capital of Lebanon. The blast killed almost 200 people and injured thousands of others. Hundreds of thousands were left homeless. The explosion was a result of highly explosive materials that had been stored in a port warehouse for years. Residents accused the government of mismanagement and corruption ...
  • 2020
  • 00:16:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/23/2020

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News in Review - March 2020 Murder in the Skies: The Tragedy of Flight 752

On January 8, 2020, a Ukrainian airliner crashed two minutes after takeoff en route from Tehran to Kyiv. Flight 752 was carrying 176 passengers and crew members. 57 were Canadian. No one survived. As details emerged, it became obvious that the plane was shot down by two Iranian missiles. The Iranian military said it mistook the plane for an incoming ...
  • 2020
  • 00:17:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/28/2020

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News in Review - March 2020 Survivors Remember: Auschwitz 75 Years On

January 27, 2020 marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp Auschwitz. Two hundred remaining survivors of the camp gathered at Auschwitz to remember and to honour those who didn’t make it out. It’s an important anniversary, with anti-Semitism on the rise throughout the world. For the survivors, remembering and telling their stories is their way ...
  • 2020
  • 00:15:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/28/2020

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The Silk Road The Silk Road, Episode 1

In the first episode of his series tracing the story of the most famous trade route in history, Dr Sam Willis starts in Venice and explores how its Renaissance architecture and art has been shaped by the East and by thousands of exchanges along the Silk Road. Episode 1 of 3.
  • 2016
  • 00:52:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/08/2020

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The Silk Road The Silk Road, Episode 3

Sam explores Iran's past and how Persian culture spread east and west. In Istanbul Sam discovers a city once ruled through silk and follows the maritime Silk Road to Venice. Episode 3 of 3.
  • 2016
  • 00:52:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/08/2020

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The Silk Road The Silk Road, Episode 2

Sam meets the last survivors of a race of traders, the Sogdians. In Samarkand and Bukhara, he discovers how the city's trading cultures sparked technical and artistic revolutions. Episode 2 of 3.
  • 2016
  • 00:50:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/08/2020

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CBC News Why many Americans don't know about the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

Damario Solomon-Simmons, a civil rights lawyer representing the last living survivor of the massacre in Tulsa, says Black history "has been eradicated from U.S. history."
  • 2020
  • 00:07:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/08/2020

BBC Documentaries Russia 1917: Countdown to Revolution

The Russian Revolution of 1917 is one of the most controversial events of the 20th century. Three men – Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin – emerged from obscurity to forge an entirely new political system. In the space of six months, they turned the largest country on earth into the first Communist state. Was this a triumph of people power or ...
  • 2017
  • 00:59:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/07/2020

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BBC Documentaries David Starkey's Magna Carta

We take our liberties for granted. They seem absolute and untouchable. But they are the result of a series of violent struggles fought over 800 years that, at times, have threatened to tear our society apart. On the frontline was a document originally inked on animal skin: Magna Carta. Distinguished constitutional historian David Starkey looks at the origins of the Great ...
  • 2015
  • 00:59:05
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 07/06/2020

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BBC Documentaries The Ties That Bind: Japan and Korea, Episode 2

This two-part documentary covers a variety of subjects, including comfort women, territorial issues and hate speech. It presents a broad overview of Japan-Korea relations. Episode 2 of 2.
  • 2015
  • 00:58:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/29/2020

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BBC Documentaries The Ties That Bind: Japan and Korea, Episode 1

This two-part documentary covers a variety of subjects, including comfort women, territorial issues and hate speech. It presents a broad overview of Japan-Korea relations. Episode 1 of 2.
  • 2015
  • 01:00:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/29/2020

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