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 Mengele's Twin Mystery

In 2009 a bizarre story spreads around the globe, reported as fact in the world’s newspapers: Josef Mengele – the infamous escaped Nazi concentration camp doctor, the “Angel of Death”, may have succeeded in his lifelong goal of creating a blond-haired, blue-eyed master race. A historian says he has evidence that Mengele’s bizarre experiments on twins may not have ended ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/29/2016

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National Geographic Documentaries Stonehenge Decoded

For centuries, Stonehenge has been a puzzle. There have been many disputed theories about this giant stone circle. the Romans imagined a temple to the sun god Apollo. Medieval legend said it was the work of the wizard Merlin. More recently, some have claimed it is a giant stone computer built to predict the movement of the stars. But now, ...
  • 2008
  • 01:36:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2016

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National Geographic Documentaries Superpride

Meet the Transects Pride. An average pride has four to five lionesses. The Transects have double that. But a great pride isn't measured by the number of lionesses it has, but by their success bringing forth life. The Transects are champion breeders. Hundreds of lions across the Serengeti trace their roots to this dynasty. They are a Superpride. Several times ...
  • 2007
  • 00:47:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/02/2016

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National Geographic Documentaries Witness: Disaster In Japan

The world watched in horror on March 11, 2011 as the fourth largest earthquake ever recorded crippled Japan and triggered a massive tsunami that swallowed entire communities, leaving an unprecedented catastrophe in its wake. All the while, amateur videographers, news crews, tourists and countless others were recording the sights and sounds of the unfolding chaos. Witness: Disaster in Japan is ...
  • 2011
  • 00:44:28
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/02/2016

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National Geographic Documentaries Hunt for the Shadow Cat

The jaguar is considered the most mysterious and magnificent of all big cats. Ancient cultures considered them gods for their power, beauty and speed. But little is really known about this species that stalks the deepest jungles. Researchers have collected information about male jaguars, but half of the picture is missing as we know remarkably little about females. For the ...
  • 2011
  • 00:45:02
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/15/2016

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National Geographic Documentaries Easter Island Underworld

On the legendary Easter Island in the South Pacific, a team of National Geographic explorers and scientists undertakes a groundbreaking expedition: to attempt a first-ever mapping of the vast cave system beneath this enigmatic isle. While doing so they make astonishing new discoveries that will shed light on one of the greatest mysteries in human history: the fall of Easter ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/13/2016

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National Geographic Documentaries 24 Hours After: Asteroid Impact

Sixty six million years ago a meteor struck the Earth, wiping out three-quarters of all life on the planet and helping clear the way for the rise of mammals. Recent scientific investigations have made it possible to understand more precisely what likely happened and how, as the cosmic impact unleashed cataclysmic forces. Why did some creatures survive while nearly all ...
  • 2009
  • 00:45:10
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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National Geographic Documentaries Catching Cancer

It’s been called one of the most significant cancer clusters in the world. Sixteen women in one workplace in Australia have developed breast cancer. Most are young; none have a family history of the disease. Experts declared the chances of this being a statistical fluke were “one in a million”. But despite an intense investigation no cause was found. Now ...
  • 2009
  • 00:52:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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National Geographic Documentaries Earth Overhaul

A small number of scientists from around the world are attempting to fix the earth. One cloud expert is looking to the sky for the solution and in Bermuda a scientist is working to use algae. But this is just the beginning. Nobody knows tough fixes better than Sean Riley and he’s on a quest to learn more about these ...
  • 2011
  • 00:45:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/22/2015

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National Geographic Documentaries The Road to Collapse

It was the greatest civilization in history – so advanced and powerful it dwarfed anything that came before it. In the year 2210, teams of scientists investigate colossal ruins, searching for answers to one haunting question: how could a civilization that mastered the planet suddenly collapse? From the wreckage, they piece together the most remarkable story ever uncovered.
  • 2010
  • 01:36:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/22/2015

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