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BBC Documentaries Teenage and Gay New

Young gay people in the UK are increasingly discovering the self-awareness and confidence to come out while still in school. In recent years there has been a revolution in social acceptance, but coming out while still a teen is always fraught with difficulties and potential danger. This documentary follows five British teenagers as they come out, capturing intimate first-hand experiences, ...
  • 2015
  • 00:47:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/10/2020

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BBC Documentaries David Starkey's Magna Carta New

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 KKK: The Fight for White Supremacy New

America's most infamous supremacist group – the Ku Klux Klan – says they are in the midst of a revival, with a surge in membership and cross burnings across the Deep South. Filmmaker Dan Murdoch meets the leaders of the Loyal White Knights, who claim to be the largest Klan chapter, to witness first-hand their secretive rituals and hear about ...
  • 2015
  • 00:52:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/03/2020

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

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 New

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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BBC Documentaries How Gay Is Pakistan?

Mawaan Rizwan asks what life is really like for gay people in Pakistan, where homosexuality is illegal and considered by some as a disease. In this revealing journey to the country of his birth, Mawaan meets people living gay and transgender lives despite constant fear of persecution. He discovers a fascinating and shocking private world where sex between men is ...
  • 2015
  • 00:50:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/12/2020

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BBC Documentaries Faith and Gay Fear

Across the world, there is a growing move to halt the advance of gay rights by direct persecution and support for anti-homosexual laws. From the anti-gay agenda spreading across Europe from Russia to the extreme homophobia in Africa sponsored by western evangelists and right-wing Christians in Slovakia and Uganda, this film reveals that far from the hatred originating from rogue ...
  • 2015
  • 00:46:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/12/2020

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BBC Documentaries Don't Panic: How to End Poverty in 15 Years

The legendary statistical showman Professor Hans Rosling returns with a feast of facts and figures as he examines the extraordinary target the world commits to this week – to eradicate extreme poverty worldwide. In the week the United Nations presents its new goals for global development, Don't Panic: How to End Poverty in 15 Years looks at the number one goal for ...
  • 2015
  • 00:59:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/11/2020

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BBC Documentaries Wild Africa

Wild Africa takes audiences on a spectacular journey across, over and through the magical realms of the wildest continent on earth. Audiences will fly along the Great Rift Valley following the twisting rivers to discover a family of elephants on their epic search for water. Other animals featured include hungry crocodiles as they wait at the water holes for the ...
  • 2015
  • 00:42:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/01/2019

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Wave World Can a singer smash a glass using sound waves?

Jon Chase challenges young opera singers in Cardiff to smash glasses with their voices. After measuring the natural frequency of the glass, can the singers match it with enough power to smash it? The results are spectacular slowed down 300 times. Smashing things with sound waves isn’t just for fun. In medicine, sound waves can smash painful, hard growths inside ...
  • 2015
  • 00:05:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/04/2019

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