National Geographic presents the first accurate non-stop voyage from Earth to the edge of the Universe using a single, unbroken shot through the use of spectacular CGI (Computer-Generated Imagery) technology.
Building on images taken from the Hubble telescope, Journey to the Edge of the Universe explores the science and history behind the distant celestial bodies in the solar system.
How far would you go in the name of love? Would you drink your partner’s blood to secure your bond? Or carve their hand print into your flesh to show your devotion? Could you marry someone behind bars, knowing you may never be able to be together? Or risk your life to steal another man’s wife? Delve into rituals, ancient and modern, used to bond one human to another and uncover the extremes of human passion and devotion.
In Prostitutes of God, VICE travels deep into the remote villages and towns of Southern India to uncover an ancient system of religious sex slavery dating back to the 6th century.
Although the practice was made illegal more than 20 years ago, we discover there are still more than 23,000 women in the state of Karnataka selling their bodies in the name of the mysterious Hindu Goddess Yellamma.
The film enters the world of a real-life alien: the praying mantis. This macro documentary shows the life cycle and behavior of the most formidable and rarest representatives of the mantis family, including several that have never been filmed before.
World-wide, there exist some 2,200 species of this bizarre insect family, most of them in the subtropical and tropical zones, a few in the temperate zones of the Old an the New World.
Central Valley, California, is home to some of the most impoverished rural towns in America, where crystal meth addiction is prolific. In Fresno, Louis finds a community ravaged by this cheap and highly addictive drug.
As he infiltrates the town, he experiences the reality of meth abuse, as addicts who are high (or ‘tweaking’, as it is known) invite him into their homes to see them take hit after hit of their favourite drug. Louis becomes surrounded by the madness of daily addiction and the meth-addled confusion which is breaking this community apart.
Discovery Channel Extreme Drug Smuggling: Filmmakers provide interested viewers with an in-depth and detailed examination of the drastic tactics drug traffickers and cartels are willing to use to import marijuana, heroin and cocaine into the United States every year.
"Yogis of Tibet" is a wonderful documentary on the few remaining Tibetan yogis that voluntarily decided to show and explain their secret and exclusive practices. After a detailed description of Tibetan religious history from Padmasambava's religious revolution and the introduction of Buddhism in Tibet with the integration of the Bon religion, there are beautiful scenes of the retreats and caves utilized by yogis for meditation.
Death is real, it comes without warning and it cannot be escaped. An ancient source of strength and guidance, The Tibetan Book of the Dead remains an essential teaching in the Buddhist cultures of the Himalayas. Narrated by Leonard Cohen, this enlightening two-part series explores the sacred text and boldly visualizes the afterlife according to its profound wisdom.
Most big cats do their best to remain hidden from human eyes, but none are quite as adept at this as the snow leopard. These cats lead largely solitary lives, populating the Himalayas at altitudes that offer only about half the oxygen to which humans are accustomed. So when wildlife filmmakers Hugh Miles and Mitchell Kelly set out to film this animal they knew they were in for a challenge.