World Congress of Science Producers
Video Tape Library


Alien Underworld
Produced by: Tattooed Media/ABC TV
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: 61 417 271 696
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Ten times smaller than any known lifeform, with a bizarre appetite for plastic and relatives that may have come from Mars... Nanobes are very strange creatures indeed. As Queensland scientist Dr Philippa Uwins battles to convince the international scientific community that her tiny bugs are alive and growing in her lab, we reveal startling evidence of a previously unseen world of life.

The Ancient ER
Produced by: Beyond Productions
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +44 20 7636 9611
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The Ancient ER reveals that surgery and first aid are not inventions of the modern era. There is much evidence from Ancient Egypt and 2000 year-old Indian Hindu societies that medicine men in millenniums gone by could stitch wounds, set broken bones, make artificial limbs and even perform reconstructive surgery.

Animal X
Produced by: Storyteller Media Group
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +61 8 9367 9425
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Animal X is a series that looks at natural mysteries. It is credable and incredable. There are scientists and experts in every episode. In this episoede we investigate which animal has the best memory, an alleged sighting of an extinct animal in the Australia bush, and claims that sheep and deer on a remote island off Scotland have turned to killing birds.

The Baby Human: To Talk
Produced by: Ellis Vision Incorporated
Program Language: English
Format: VHS NTSC
Company:
Phone: 416 924 2186 x 227
[email protected]
Groundbreaking experiments taking place at infant behavioural labs at leading universities are key to the story-telling in The Baby Human. Eps 3: To Talk explores the development of an infant's communication and its many forms - crying, babbling, gazing, pointing; to the eventual goal of all baby humans: the mastering of language.

The Baby Human: To Talk (French Title: Le Bébé Humain: Parler)
Produced by: Ellis Vision Incorporated
Program Language: French
Format: VHS NTSC
Company:
Phone: 416 924 2186 x 227
[email protected]
Groundbreaking experiments taking place at infant behavioural labs at leading universities are key to the story-telling in The Baby Human. Eps 3: To Talk explores the development of an infant's communication and its many forms - crying, babbling, gazing, pointing; to the eventual goal of all baby humans: the mastering of language.

The Baby Human: To Think
Produced by: Ellis Vision Incorporated
Program Language: English
Format: VHS NTSC
Company:
Phone: 416 924 2186 x 227
[email protected]
Groundbreaking experiments taking place at infant behavioural labs at leading universities are key to the story-telling in The Baby Human. Eps 2: To Think looks at an infant's perception of people, objects, numbers and patterns that lead to the development of self-awareness that makes us all human.

The Baby Human: To Walk
Produced by: Ellis Vision Incorporated
Program Language: English
Format: VHS NTSC
Company:
Phone: 416 924 2186 x 227
[email protected]
Groundbreaking experiments taking place at infant behavioural labs at leading universities are key to the story-telling in The Baby Human. From the elementary first of lifting one's head, Eps 1: To Walk chronicles the major stages of an infant's motor development which all lead to the ultimate accomplishment: walking.

Backyard Science
Produced by: Beyond Productions & Pearson Broadband
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +44 20 7636 9611
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BACKYARD SCIENCE is a new show that rips science out of the classroom and hurls it into the real world. Our team of kids gives dry science a shake up, showing others that science is part of everyday life… and in the right hands, it’s fun.

Battle of The Sexes
Produced by: Windfall Films
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: (44) (0) 207 251 7676
[email protected]
The Battle of The Sexes is an investiagtion into the biological, phsiological and psychological differences between men and women.

Benjamin Franklin
Produced by: TPT Twin Cities Public Television
Program Language: English
Format: VHS NTSC
Company:
Phone: 651-229-1317
[email protected]
Benjamin Franklin was an American genius who revolutionized his times with the scope of his intellect, the charm of his wit and the passion of his belief that ordinary men, and women, could shape their world. Born in obscurity, Franklin became the most famous American of his day, helping to give birth to the modern age and to a whole new nation. Prime-time Emmy winner, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN brings this extraordinary man and his breathtaking times to life in an innovative documentary biography that is as lively and groundbreaking as its subject. [Producers: TPT with Middlemarch Films]

The Body stowaways (Know All About)
Produced by: Danish Broadcasting Corporation
Program Language: Danish
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +45 35203040
[email protected]
Even the most lonely person can share eye-brow with a parasite. Actually every second person is hosting a smaller colony of parasites. But not only on the outside - also on the inside uninvited guests can be present. And those inner-worms come from somewhere......

Brave Medicine: True Stories of Human Testing
Produced by: Beyond Productions & Pearson Broadband
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +44 20 7636 9611
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BRAVE MEDICINE highlights the achievements of medical pioneers, and the bravery of the patients and volunteers who risk all in the hope of a brighter future. The programme explores both the science behind new treatments, and the motivations of volunteers.

CG Kids - 210 "On the Border"
Produced by: Summerhill Entertainment
Program Language: English
Format: VHS NTSC
Company:
Phone: 416.967.6503
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Discover some of the amazing geological features of Wood Buffalo National Park of Canada, including its spectacular Salt Plains. We meet up with Metis youth, Terry Freund, to go 4-wheeling on the trails around town. Explore the Rapids of the Drowned and learn about the challenges early explorers and First Nations people had in crossing them.

CG Kids 211 "Following the Inuksuk"
Produced by: Summerhill Entertainment
Program Language: English
Format: VHS NTSC
Company:
Phone: 416.967.6503
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We meet up with a young Inuit student who talks about how she is keeping the Inuktituk language alive: through hip-hop music. Then local historian, Theresie Tungalik, takes us out to the Meliadine Territorial Park where an archeological site provides evidence of how the ancient Thule people lived.

Checkmate - The superpowers behind the Romanian revolution
Produced by: LOOKS Film & TV
Program Language: french, german, english
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +49-171 19 37 196
[email protected]
How do you fabricate a revolution? As a case history study, Checkmate reveals how and why the United States was involved in the Romanian Revolution. When Ceausescu refused to accept the reforms sweeping Eastern Europe in 1989, the ruthless Romanian dictator rushed headlong into his own destruction. As the last of the hard-liners in the Warsaw Pact, only Ceausescu stood in the way of Europe's reunification. Upon the backdrop of one of the most exciting episodes of history, an intricate web of international political strategies is unfolded. Ceausescu's overthrow and execution brought about the definitive fall of communism in Eastern Europe, paving the way for German reunification and the disintegration of the Warsaw Pact and the Soviet Union - thus enabling a new world order. A high stakes chess match played on an international chess board: the game is still going on today, in other parts of the world.

CLEOPATRA'S LOST CITY
Produced by: GEDEON PROGRAMMES
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: 33 1 55 25 59 21
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Egypt's legendary city Alexandria has had an unparalleled history, from its creation by Alexander the Great until its collapse during the reign of Cleopatra when it fell to the hands of the Romans. Greek historian Harry Tzalas explores the bottom of the Bay of Alexandria in tandem with the team of French archaeologist Jean-Yves Empereur. Among other finds, the discovery of a part of Cleopatra's temple of Isis as well as the only existing papyrus signed by hand, bring to life the city of this mythical queen.

Closer To Truth: Biology & Medicine
Produced by: The Kuhn Foundation
Program Language: English
Format: VHS NTSC
Company:
Phone: (323) 512-2323
[email protected]
Each show in this 15 x 30 series examines topics from the point of view of science, meaning & the future. Three programs are included on this tape: Microbes - Friend or Foe?; Testing New Drugs: Are People Guinea Pigs?; Who Gets to Validate Alternative Medicine?

Closer To Truth: Cosmos & Universe
Produced by: The Kuhn Foundation
Program Language: English
Format: VHS NTSC
Company:
Phone: (323) 512-2323
[email protected]
Each show in this 15 x 30 series examines the topics from the point of view of science, meaning & the future. Four programs are included on this tape: "Is the Universe Full of Life?;" "How Weird is the Cosmos?;" "How Does Order Arise in the Universe;" "Will Computers Take a Quantum Leap?"

Closer To Truth: Science & Our World
Produced by: The Kuhn Foundation
Program Language: English
Format: VHS NTSC
Company:
Phone: (323) 512-2323
[email protected]
Each show in this 15 x 30 series examines the topics from the point of view of science, meaning & the future. Four programs are included on this tape: "Is Science Fiction Science?;" "Can We Believe in Both Science & Religion?;" "Can Religion Withstand Technology?;" "How Does Basic Science Defend America?"

Closer To Truth: Brain & Mind
Produced by: The Kuhn Foundation
Program Language: English
Format: VHS NTSC
Company:
Phone: (323) 512-2323
[email protected]
Science, Meaning & The Future: How Does the Autistic Brain Work? Why is Music So Significant? Does Psychiatry Have a Split Personality? Is Consciousness Definable?

The Dambusters
Produced by: Tigress Productions
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +44 207 434 4411
[email protected]
In the early hours of May 17th 1943, nineteen RAF Lancaster bombers flew a daring mission that was to become one of the most celebrated raids of WW2. Sixty years on, the gauntlet was thrown down to the modern RAF. Was there a new Lancaster Crew to be found who could even get close to replicating the events of that night?

The Dambusters
Produced by: Windfall FIlms
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: 020 7013 4408
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In Spring 1943 a squadron of Lancaster bombers destroyed two massive dams in Germany using a new and ingenious weapon: the bouncing bomb. The Dambusters is the tale of ingenuity, perseverance, skill and bravery that resulted in this mission, one of the most daring raids of the Second World War.

The Day The Earth Was Born
Produced by: Pioneer Productions
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: 0208 748 0888
[email protected]
A spectacular journey tracing the series of violent events that shaped our planet during the first hundred million years of its existence. Using the 24 hours of a day to represent the lifetime of the earth, turbulent events that caused the formation of the moon, land and oceans are laid out, showing how soon in the planet's history the scene was set for the beginning of life.

Découverte - Alerte au nord (Chaos in the Arctic)
Produced by: Société Radio-Canada
Program Language: French
Format: VHS NTSC
Company:
Phone: 1.514.597.4961
[email protected]
Natural causes or human responsability? The jury is still out. But as the debate rages, the polar world is changing at an unprecetended rate. In the past thirty years, temperatures have shot up an average of 2 to 3 degrees, provoking major changes in the ecosystem, thawing of the permafrost and disruption of precipitation patterns. The Inuits don't recognize their world anymore, but they won't be alone on this climatic roller coaster: everyone in the northern hemisphere will be along for the ride.

Découverte - magazine
Produced by: Société Radio-Canada
Program Language: French
Format: VHS NTSC
Company:
Phone: 1.514.597.4961
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Découverte is a weekly scientific magazine produced and broadcast on the French network of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. In this programme: - Les marées noires (Black Tides) What is the ecological impact of oil spills on coastal regions? Is it possible to restore these ecosystems? The lessons of 30 years of oil spill studies apllied in the region of Brittany, France. - La réplication de l'ADN (DNA replication) - SSI et problèmes de santé (Setbacks Aboard the International Space Station) - Le robot chirurgical Da Vinci ( The Da Vinci Surgical Robot) - Le béryl bleu (Searching for Blue Berylium in the Yukon)

Découverte - magazine
Produced by: Société Radio-Canada
Program Language: French
Format: VHS NTSC
Company:
Phone: 1.514.597.4961
[email protected]
Découverte is a weekly scientific magazine produced and broadcast on the French network of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. In this programme: - Acidose lactique (Lactic Acidosis) A team of researchers has identified the gene responsable for Lactic Acidosis, an illness affecting an important percentage of people in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region of Québec. - Cosmos selon Hubble ( The Cosmos according to Hubble) - Dinosaures et météorites ( Dinosaurs and Meteorites) - La mort de la banane, du calme! (The Death of the Banana?) - Les diamants de la guerre (The Diamonds of War) - La coupe de l'América (The Americas Cup)

Découverte - magazine
Produced by: Société Radio-Canada
Program Language: French
Format: VHS NTSC
Company:
Phone: 1.514.597.4961
[email protected]
Découverte is a weekly scientific magazine produced and broadcast by the french network of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. In this programme: - Chefs d'oeuvres pathologiques (Pathological Masterpieces) According to scientists, some of the great works of Monet, VanGogh, Munch and Pissaro were the result of specific occular pathologies. - Le simulateur de naufrage ( Shipwreck Simulator) - Les systèmes avertisseurs grande faune (Wildlife Warning Systems) - Les haricots sauteurs - BBC (Jumping Beans - BBC) - La stimulation électrique de la moelle épinière (Electrical Stimulation of the Spinal Cord)

Découverte - Nanotechnologies
Produced by: Société Radio-Canada
Program Language: French
Format: VHS NTSC
Company:
Phone: 1.514.597.4961
[email protected]
Nanotechnologies. They are offering unprecedented control over the material universe, by moving one atom at the time. Robotics, electronics, health, it's our overall way of living which will be completely changed. What is happening now in labs everywhere across the world is no less than the industrial revolution of the 21st century.

The Diagnosis
Produced by: Windfall Films
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: (44) (0) 207 251 7676
[email protected]
The Diagnosis is an innovative series inside the heads of ER doctors as they face difficult diagnosis decisions. Using computer graphics the audience finds out what is wrong with the patient, as the doctor tries to make sense of the symptoms. The cases are all difficult and test the doctor as medical detective.

Discoveries in the Deep Sea
Produced by: WDR German Television
Program Language: German
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: (0049)-221-220-6256
[email protected]
Quarks & Co: „Discoveries in the Deep Sea“ WDR Television, Tuesday, 26 November 2002, 9.00-9.45pm In the lowest depths of the ocean it is dark and cold. There is extreme pressure and hardly any food. In 1960, Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh dove down to the Mariana Trench at 10,916 metres, a record, which hasn’t been achieved since. With the help of underwater vehicles, high-tech ships and satellites, scientists find out more and more about the biodiversity and wealth of the oceans and the ocean floor. Today, “Quarks & Co“ will dive down and discover the world under water. Ranga Yogeshwar presents bizarre creatures that manage to survive beyond 1,000 metres depth, under extreme living conditions, and he will take a walk through the Atlantic - with dry feet!

DNA
Produced by: Windfall Films
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: (44) (0) 207 251 7676
[email protected]
DNA is the story of the pioneers who changed the world. This series celebrates the discovery of the double helix by James Watson and Francis Crick. DNA follows the rise of genetic engineering, the race to sequence the human genome, and culminates with Jim Watson's controversial journey into the future of the human race.

DragonflyTV
Produced by: TPT Twin Cities Public Television
Program Language: English
Format: VHS NTSC
Company:
Phone: 651-229-1317
[email protected]
Children's Science Series. Real children (not actors)investigate their own science questions. In this episode, figure skaters explore how to avoid di

Einstein's Wife
Produced by: Melsa Films in association with ABC Australia & Oregon Public Broadcasting
Program Language: English
Format: VHS NTSC
Company:
Phone: 1 503 977 7759
[email protected]
Featuring interviews with the world’s leading science authors and historians, extraordinary source material and remarkable love letters, this documentary reveals a passionate and highly collaborative relationship between Albert Einstein and his first wife Mileva Maric. EINSTEIN’S WIFE reveals the truths behind one of the great scientific collaborations of the twentieth century.

Electric Science
Produced by: A Provobis Film
Program Language: German
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +44 (0) 1273 224240
[email protected]
Is it possible to treat cancer effectively? Will it ever be possible to predict earthquakes with accuracy? Can we build planes and buildings capable of withstanding a terroist bomb? This series examines the latest trends and inventions in the field of science and technology. Presented in a contemporary style, the series gives some possible solutions to the problems and challenges of the 21st century.

The Elegant Universe
Produced by: NOVA/WGBH
Program Language: English
Format: VHS NTSC
Company:
Phone: 617-300-4340
[email protected]
It’s the Holy Grail of physics -- the search for ultimate law and order in the universe. And in the last few years, excitement has grown among scientists as they’ve pursued a revolutionary new approach to unifying nature’s forces. It’s called string theory and, to the uninitiated, it’s totally mind-boggling. But physicist Brian Greene has a rare gift for conveying physics in vivid everyday images, a gift that has turned his recent book, The Elegant Universe, into a mighty bestseller. Now Greene brings his talent, youth, and vitality to television for the first time. A highly innovative production style will match Greene’s vivid visual imagination and make the surreal world of string theory come to life on the screen.

THE ENIGMA OF THE BLACK CAIMAN
Produced by: MONA LISA PRODUCTION
Program Language: FRENCH
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: 33 4 78 39 04 04
[email protected]
Inaccessible and hence unspoiled by human presence, the Kaw Swamp (French Guiana) remains an ecological mystery. Its waters, lying stagnant for thousands of years are a huge question mark

THE ENIGMA OF THE ETRUSCANS
Produced by: GEDEON PROGRAMMES
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: 33 1 55 25 59 21
[email protected]
The Etruscans were a mysterious sea-faring settled in Italy before Roman times and renowned for their commercial activity throughout the Mediterranean. No Etruscan ship had ever been found until early 1999. During a survey near Giens in the Mediterranean Sea, a robot from the COMEX company locates an Etruscan wreck in 70 meters of water. The site is intact and consists of a ship laden with hundreds of amphorae, lying on the ocean floor for more than 2 500 years.

THE FABULOUS ADVENTURE OF MAN AND ANIMAL
Produced by: BOREALES
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: 33 1 53 20 38 00
[email protected]
"The fabulous adventure of man and animal" relates the bonds linking the two since the dawn of time. From initial contact to interaction and finally mutual enrichment, we journey to the four corners of the globe to witness the extraordinary co-existence shared between man and animal.

The First Human Clone
Produced by: Peter Williams Television Production
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +44 (0) 1273 224240
[email protected]
This powerful new 3 part series looks at the controversial attempts to clone a human being. Amid claims and counterclaims by various groups around the world, the opening programme documents for the first time the secretive efforts of a small group of doctors and scientists to develop their cloning techniques in the face of ferocious opposition from many governments and eminent members of the international scientific community.

Galileo 17.02.2003
Produced by: ProSieben Television GmbH
Program Language: german
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +49-(0)89-9507 1383
[email protected]
Galileo is a popular science TV-program broadcasted daily by ProSieben. Our half hour programme explains the miracles of life - the small and the big ones.Things, that are on our minds and pass through our hands every day. In Galileo the topics are told differently - as portraits, classical reportages or plain explanation stories. But they always have one thing in common, no matter how complex a problem is, we make it easily understandable. 17.2.03: - The production-story of maps, who help us to find our way in the city jungle. - A rather unusual to make his living: Sperm donor. - a job not without moral conflicts The winners of the Galieo competition for the most ingenious ideas. Topic: How to make the life of astronauts easier

Galileo 23.06.2003
Produced by: ProSieben Television GmbH
Program Language: german
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +49-(0)89-9507 1383
[email protected]
Galileo is a popular science TV-program broadcasted daily by ProSieben. Our half hour programme explains the miracles of life - the small and the big ones.Things, that are on our minds and pass through our hands every day. In Galileo the topics are told differently - as portraits, classical reportages or plain explanation stories. But they always have one thing in common, no matter how complex a problem is, we make it easily understandable. 23.06.03 - The story of lost lugagge: we explain the system that brings it back to its owner - Cash-machines: How a machine always gives us the exact amount of money we ask for. - Animal´s self-defence: The creativity of nature to survive

Galileo Showreel
Produced by: ProSieben Television GmbH
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +49-(0)89-9507 1383
[email protected]
Showreel: Galileo is the daily "knowledge-feature" on ProSieben. It shows, how things are made - things, that are on our minds and pass though our hands every day. Our reporters are eye-witnesses all over the world. To make you understand, they give you that extra background information.

Galileo's Daughter
Produced by: Green Umbrella Limited
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +44 (0) 117 973 1729
[email protected]
Drama documentary featuring Simon Callow, told in the words of both Galileo and his daughter with a commmentary from several of the most notable authorities on Galileo and his place in the history of science. The programme also deals with Galileo's science, from his work with the early telescope to his fascination with the mystery of motion.

Galileo’s Battle for the Heavens
Produced by: NOVA/WGBH
Program Language: English
Format: VHS NTSC
Company:
Phone: 617-300-4251
[email protected]
NOVA celebrates the story of the father of modern science and his struggle to get Church authorities to accept the truth of his astonishing discoveries, on Galileo’s Battle for the Heavens. The program is based on Dava Sobel’s bestselling book, Galileo’s Daughter, which showed a new side to the famously stubborn scientist—that his closest confidante was his illegitimate daughter, Sister Maria Celeste, a cloistered nun.

Genes on the menu
Produced by: Visions Unlimited Medien GmbH
Program Language: English, French, German and Spanish
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: 49 8024 93333
[email protected]
Plant biotechnology, especially its application, is viewed with suspicion by members of the public. Premiered on ARTE 2002, the film addresses the role genetically modified crops and food play and are likely to play in our society. Accompanying book by Springer will be available spring 2004.

Genius of Junk
Produced by: ABC TV
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: 61 417 271 696
[email protected]
In a stroke of extraordinary foresight an Australian scientist patented the use of 95% of the DNA of almost every species on earth...his vision is now worth millions. Yet just as the world embraces the power of Junk DNA to predict, diagnose and fight disease, Dr Malcolm Simons own life hangs in the balance.

GHOST SHIP: THE MYSTERY OF THE MARY CELESTE
Produced by: Moondance Films
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +44 (0) 207 323 6458
[email protected]
In November 1872 the North Atlantic experience the worst weather ever recorded. That month, 500 vessels were abandoned at sea. Only one would become a lengend because of the msyterious disappearance of the ten persons on board: the American captain, his family; and American, German and Danish crew. A trailer for a one-hour programme that finally unravels one of the greatest mysteries of the sea.

A Girl From West Flanders
Produced by: VRT
Program Language: Dutch, English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +32-476-500310
[email protected]
International scientific journals called her work on stem cell therapy research “stunning”. Catherine Verfaillie has done no less than lay the foundations of a revolutionary new way of curing disease: by replacing the damaged body cells. "We still have a long way to go", says Verfaillie, "but my dream will become reality". (Special mention at the International Festival Image et Science in Paris 2003)

THE GREAT WARMING
Produced by: Stonehaven CCS Canada
Program Language: English
Format: VHS NTSC
Company:
Phone: 514 527 2131 ext 305
[email protected]
THE GREAT WARMING is a sweeping look at the science, consequences and solutions of climate change. Produced in association with Discovery Canada and shot in 8 countries, the $3 million series is narrated by Keanu Reeves and Alanis Morissette. An international version is available for sales outside North America. Distributor - Tony Leadman, CTV Canada.

Greatest Military Clashes
Produced by: Darlow Smithson
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: 020 7013 4408
[email protected]
Greatest Military Clashes gives new understanding to some of the mighty machines of war. From blueprint to battlefield, this series puts surviving examples to the test and discovers their strengths and weaknesses, the strategies designed around them and which of them proved to be the most formidable on the battlefield.

HEADACHE: THE PAINFUL TRUTH
Produced by: Moondance Films
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +44 (0) 207 323 6458
[email protected]
The science of the most common complaint there is told through the stories of individual sufferers and doctors and scientists at the cutting edge of cephalogical research.

THE HEALTH CARE-DRAIN
Produced by: SYSTEM TV and FRANCE 5
Program Language: French - English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: 33 (1) 55 38 20 20
[email protected]
The migration of inhabitants of southern hemisphere countries (commonly called “poor countries”) towards the North (“rich countries”) deprives these nations of their doctors and nurses. This one-way transfusion can be seen, for example, in movements from Malawi to South Africa and then on to Europe; leaving a vacuum in the poorest countries. Can nothing be done? Perhaps. In Mali, for example, various peripheral economic systems enable certain doctors to stay in the country and treat their compatriots. Helped by international funding. One surprising instance of globalisation revealing a human face.

HEMOPHILIA : FROM MOTHER TO SON
Produced by: CAPA
Program Language: French - English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: (33) 1 40 45 47 00
[email protected]
This film is the story of one mother's search to better understand her son's illness. It is also the story of the researchers, doctors and nurses who are trying, to the best of the means, to stretch the limits this genetic deficiency imposes on those it strikes.

THE HINDENBURG DISASTER: PROBABLE CAUSE
Produced by: Moondance Films
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +44 (0) 207 323 6458
[email protected]
An investigation into the 1937 Hindenburg Disaster using modern air accident investigative techniques. Breakthrough discoveries from original evidence. Never before seen archive and amazing CGI from Red Vision (UK).

Horizon: Averting Armageddon
Produced by: BBC Science
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: 02087526134
[email protected]
Mixing spectacular graphics and interviews with some of the worlds top astronomers, Horizon tells the tale of science’s struggle to save life on Earth. It reveals how attacking an incoming asteroid with a nuclear missile simply will not work. A direct hit would just break the asteroid up, sending a hail of deadly fragments down on our planet.

Horizon: Dirty Bomb
Produced by: BBC Science
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: 02087526134
[email protected]
Imagine the centre of London being abandoned - Trafalgar Square, parts of Whitehall and the Mall, all deserted - for more than ten years. According to a scientific model specially commissioned by Horizon, it is what could result if London were attacked by a Dirty Bomb. This film examines: • How likely it is that terrorists could acquire the necessary materials • How easy it could be to manufacture one • What the physical consequences could be for the victims The programme’s own research then shows what could happen if terrorists exploded either a large bomb in Trafalgar Square or a smaller bomb in Washington DC. • It models how long the radioactive fall-out could last • How great the risk of getting cancer from the fall-out would be • How far away you would have to be, to be safe • How expensive a clean-up in the aftermath could be and so why we might have to consider abandoning those areas worst affected Mixing rigorous science and interviews with top experts in the field, Horizon reveals the reality behind the myth of this new and disturbing terrorist weapon.

Horizon: Earthquake Storms
Produced by: BBC Science
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: 02087526134
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Istanbul, one of the great cities in the world, will one day be hit by a major disaster. This is the forecast of a group of scientists who have uncovered a new and truly terrifying natural phenomenon - the earthquake storm. Tens of thousands of lives may be at risk. Earthquakes were always thought to be random events, impossible to predict. But a trail of clues leading from ancient ruins in Crete, to the mighty San Andreas fault in California, suggested otherwise. It seems that, in some cases, one earthquake can set off another even years later, and that quakes can spread out from each other like a storm blowing across a country. The idea seemed preposterous, until scientists looked in Northern Turkey. There, earthquakes appear to have blown along the North Anatolian fault in a westerly direction since 1939. Using data from these events, geologist Geoff King made a prediction. If the earthquake storm theory was right, the next city in line was Izmit. In August 1999, he was proved right. 25,000 people died in one night. Now King has made another forecast. The storm will strike next in Istanbul.

Horizon: God on the Brain
Produced by: BBC Science
Program Language: English
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Could it be that the physical make-up of our brains programmes us to believe in God? This extraordinary idea - that religion is as biologically part of us as the desire to eat or have sex - lies at the heart of this week’s Horizon. Rudi Affolter thought he had gone to hell. Gwen Tighe believed her baby was Jesus. Both suffer from the unusual brain disorder temporal lobe epilepsy and many scientists now believe that this condition may be key to explaining how all of us experience religion. Controversially, some argue that several religious leaders, including St. Paul and Moses, may also have been sufferers. Most convincing of all is the evidence that Ellen White, a religious visionary and one of the founders of the Seventh Day Adventist Movement, had the condition. One man has taken this work further than anyone else. Dr Michael Persinger claims he can induce a religious experience in almost anyone just by stimulating their temporal lobes. So Horizon gives him the ultimate test. Can he turn devout atheist Professor Richard Dawkins into a believer?

Horizon: Homeopathy
Produced by: BBC Science
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This week, Horizon is doing something completely new. For the first time the programme is conducting its own experiment. Its aim is to put one of the most popular but controversial forms of medicine - homeopathy - to the test. If the experiment works, Horizon will win one million dollars from a man who has made his living debunking scientific fraudsters and the paranormal. If it fails, then it may be that the millions of people who use homeopathy, including such famous and influential figures as the Royal Family, Bill Clinton and Paul Macartney, have been wasting their money. Homeopathy’s most controversial principle is that diluting medicines makes them stronger. Remedies are often diluted to the equivalent of a single drop of medicine in all the world’s oceans. At this level there cannot be a single molecule of substance left in any treatment. The medicine is just plain water. This puts homeopathy in direct conflict with science. If the treatment doesn’t contain any medicine, how can it possibly work? Horizon tries to find out.

Horizon: Life on Mars (update)
Produced by: BBC Science
Program Language: English
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Are we alone in the Universe? Or are there aliens somewhere in space? This dramatic film reveals the new evidence which suggests that not only might other lifeforms be out there, they may even be living on the planet right next door to us -Mars. In an epic tale of human endeavour, Horizon charts the search for life on Mars. That quest began when an astronomer was convinced he could see canals and cities on the Red Planet. His observation spawned hundreds of B-movies and a worldwide obsession with little green men. But when space probes arrived in the 1970s, reality intruded. Mars turned out to be savagely cold. If you were to walk on the planet, your blood would boil and you would swiftly drown in your own bodily fluids. It seemed nothing could survive there. But recent discoveries have shown that Mars has all the ingredients for life – including what may be huge underground oceans. Many scientists now believe that there could be lifeforms deep below the surface either alive now, or frozen in suspended animation. It begs the question: what might an alien look like?

Horizon: Living Nightmare
Produced by: BBC Science
Program Language: English
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Have you ever wished to party night and day for days on end? Have you ever wondered what it would do for your career to work just that little bit longer than everyone else? Now, thanks to narcolepsy, all that could be possible. Narcolepsy is a baffling disease. Its sufferers live in a twilight world between sleep and waking. Their symptoms include nightmarish hallucinations and paralysing fits that can strike when they laugh, cry or have sex. But for years, medicine was stumped. No one could work out what was going on. But now, groundbreaking new research into the condition has raised the possibility of drugs that could remove the need for sleep for days on end. For narcoleptics, these drugs could offer a chance to escape from their restricted world. For the rest of us, they could lead to a true 24 hour society - for good or ill. In a powerful film that mixes cutting-edge science with deeply moving testimony from narcoleptics, Horizon explores narcolepsy and where this strange condition may one day take us all.

Horizon: SARS - The True Story
Produced by: BBC Science
Program Language: English
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For the last two months the world has been paralysed by the spread of the disease called SARS. Some have told us that it is more deadly than AIDS and could wipe out millions of lives. Others have said it is nothing to worry about at all. Some have said that we could have a vaccine for it very soon; others that we may not have one for years - if ever. Some claim it could spread to any country anywhere at anytime; others claim it is just a problem for the Chinese. Because of SARS, stock markets have collapsed. Millions of people have fled affected areas. There has been global panic. But was it all necessary or just an overreaction? Horizon has filmed in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, and Canada. It has a series of exclusive interviews with the team from the World Health Organisation co-ordinating the global response to SARS. This is the real story of SARS, seen from the inside by the people who actually fought the disease. This is the film that provides the answers.

Horizon: Sexual Chemistry (update)
Produced by: BBC Science
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
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Five years ago a little blue pill changed the world. For millions of men it was the sexual revolution for which they had been waiting. Since then, the question has always been, could Viagra do for women what it has done for men? Now, after more than fifty years of research, scientists are at last beginning to unlock the mysteries of female sexuality. Horizon reveals how the challenge of dealing with women’s problems is demanding a wholly new approach and that ‘Viagra for Women’ may not live up to the hype. After Viagra’s launch, the hope was that the drug that was so successful in treating impotence in men, could also help women. But then researchers found crucial differences between male and female sexual problems and clinical trials have shown that Viagra will do nothing for the majority of women who seem to have sexual problems. Now startling results from a small pilot study in rural Scotland are suggesting that scientists have been looking in the wrong place - and that science might now, at last, be on the right track to finding an effective sex-pill for many more women.

Horizon: The Day We Learned to Think
Produced by: BBC Science
Program Language: English
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A small piece of stone, unearthed in an African cave, may rewrite human history. If the message it contains is true, then one of the great sagas of human evolution - how our ancestors stopped being mere animals and became modern thinking human beings has all been based on a mistake. The history books say that some 37,000 years ago, our ancestors arrived in Europe for the first time. Suddenly, cave paintings appeared - clear evidence of sophisticated thought. It seemed there had been “Human Revolution”. That revolution was so profound that it allowed us to triumph over even our nearest relatives, the Neanderthals. They were wiped out within years of our arrival in Europe. It seemed the sudden dawning of thought has led to us dominating the planet like no other creature. But now a small piece of ochre in a South African cave has changed everything. It appears to be a work of abstract art, an example of advanced thought - and yet it is twice as old as the human revolution. Evidence has also emerged suggesting that the Neanderthals were developing complex thinking too. Together these facts are forcing a huge rethink about our origins and what makes us human.

Horizon: The Mystery of Easter Island
Produced by: BBC Science
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
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Easter Island is one of the most haunting places on the planet. For years adventurers and scientists have been bewitched by this remote place and its huge stone statues. Now, in a dramatic and moving film, Horizon reveals the truth about what happened there; who the original settlers were; why they built those statues; and how they met their catastrophic end. What emerges is a terrible parable for us all. On Easter Day 1722, two worlds collided. A people isolated from the world for hundreds of years met the most advanced society of the age. But when the Dutch explorers went ashore on that distant Pacific Island, they were dumbfounded. The “primitive” islanders had created hundreds of huge stone statues. The Dutch had stumbled upon a bizarre and extraordinary civilisation Yet within just one hundred and fifty years the population of many thousands collapsed to one hundred and eleven. They died taking with them their story. Horizon now brings together the latest scientific research to reveal the true story of Easter Island. It is a tale of one of the greatest - and ultimately the most tragic - adventures in the history of human civilisation.

Horizon: The Secret Life of Caves
Produced by: BBC Science
Program Language: English
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Horizon’s “Secret Life of Caves” is a journey deep into some of the most spectacular underground caverns on earth. Teams of scientists venture into a frightening subterranean world to discover how life might first have formed on our planet. The Big Room at Carlsbad Caverns is as high as a 30 storey building and as big as six football fields. Lechuguilla Canyon has been mapped for more than a hundred miles and is home to places like “Freak-Out Traverse”, “Death Pit” and “Chasm Drop”. As scientists began to explore these two huge caves, they found themselves on an exhilarating ride into the deep. They would encounter bizarre troglodyte creatures, poisonous gases - and finally something wonderful. It seems that such caves are home to some of the most primitive life forms ever discovered - a snapshot of life as it first began on our planet almost 4 billion years ago. Their discovery suggests that life may once have begun deep underground and that these microbes may have actually carved out our planet and even given rise to us all.

Horizon: Trial and Error
Produced by: BBC Science
Program Language: English
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This is the story of one family’s journey into the dark heart of modern medicine. Featuring powerful and moving interviews with his parents, it tells the tale of how teenager Jesse Gelsinger died because a scientific experiment went terribly wrong. It is now clear, in the wake of Jesse’s death, that one of the most seductive ideas of modern science - Gene Therapy - may never live up to its hype. Gene therapy is a beautifully simple concept. For any disease caused by a genetic mutation - and that means almost everything - you simply replace the defective genes with healthy ones. The only problem was how to get the healthy genes into the patient’s cells. Jim Wilson, from the University of Pennsylvania, believed he had the answer - use a form of flu virus, with all the dangerous parts removed, to carry the healthy genes. One of those who agreed to participate in a safety trial of this modified virus was Jesse Gelsinger. What happened next would lead to Jesse’s death and the destruction of Wilson’s career amid terrible recriminations. It is possible that science of gene therapy has been irreparably damaged.

Horizontal Everest
Produced by: Summerhill Entertainment
Program Language: English
Format: VHS NTSC
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Extreme adventures on Ellesmere Island. Only the toughest plants and animals survive its unforgiving terrain and climate. Follow adventurer Jerry Kobalenko on his risky journeys under the midnight sun, as he recounts the motives and mistakes of Ellesmere's first explorers and retraces the disastrous Aldophus Greely expedition of 1881-1884.

Hungry for Monsters
Produced by: George Csicsery Productions
Program Language: English
Format: VHS NTSC
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Phone: 1-510-428-9284
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In this case study from a recent hysteria epidemic, wild fantasies and sensational accusations entangle real people in a dysfunctional interaction between therapy and the law when a 15-year-old girl shares a secret with her favorite teacher. Recovered memories of sacrificed babies, sex orgies, murder, and satanic rituals lead to the arrest of her father, mother, and two complete strangers, turning a quiet Pennsylvania suburb inside out.

Hunters of Unknown Animals
Produced by: Mona Lisa Production
Program Language: English - French
Format: VHS PAL
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Phone: 33 4 78 39 04 04
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Cryptozoology was created in the 50s by Zoologist Bernard Heuvelmans.On the basis of clues and reports of local populations of remote areas, it estimates that approximately 150 unknown big animals could exist without being discovered up to now. From that point, why the existence of mythical monsters couldn't be scientifically studied.

HYPNOSIS : LOOK INTO MY EYES
Produced by: CAPA
Program Language: French
Format: VHS PAL
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Phone: (33) 1 40 45 47 00
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Hypnosis is being used more often than ever in a wide range of areas that include psychatry, general medicine, surgery and even criminal investigations. More and more French public hospitals are using hypnosis. At Necker and Debre hospitals, psychologists and doctors began using hypnosis to treat children and adolescents.

Immortals of the Arctic
Produced by: Summerhill Entertainment
Program Language: English
Format: VHS NTSC
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The icy waters of the North are home to a mysterious leviathan –Balena mysticus, the bowhead whale. Travel the Arctic, from Barrow, Alaska, to Igloolik, Nunavut, as scientists, along with the Native peoples of the North, come to understand that Balena mysticus may just outlive every other animal on Earth.

In Search of a Lost Princess
Produced by: Storyteller Media Group
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
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Phone: +61 8 9367 9425
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A South African family believed their grandmother was Anastasia Romanov the daughter traditional thought to have escaped the slaughter of the Tzar and the rest of the Russian Royal family. We exhume the woman's body in South Africa we send samples to Prof Brian Smith at Oxford University who conducts DNA testing. Her skull is sent to Sheffield University where it is reconstructed and compared with photos of Anastasia. Photos of the South African woman are also sent to Manchester University for comparision with photos of the real Anastasia. The results are amazing with both Sheffield and Manchester universities declaring that the body is not that of Anastasia but proberbly the body of her older sister Maria.

In Surgery and Awake: When Anaesthesia Fails
Produced by: Beyond Productions
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
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It could be your worst nightmare. IN SURGERY AND AWAKE tells the story of one of medicine's modern miracles going horribly wrong. We re-live the chilling experiences of patients who have regained consciousness and suffered pain while under anaesthetic.

Invitation to Discover
Produced by: George Csicsery Productions
Program Language: English
Format: VHS NTSC
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A profile of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) at Berkeley reveals what research mathematicians really do, and where they like to do it.

James, Brother of Jesus
Produced by: Associated Producers Ltd.
Program Language: English
Format: VHS NTSC
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Phone: 1-416-504-6662
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James, Brother of Jesus uncovers the exclusive details surrounding the world headline grabbing discovery of a limestone "burial box" with the inscription: "James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus". If legitimate, this is the first artifact to link James, Joseph and Jesus together as described in the Bible. Controversy continues to swirl around the ossuary's origins and authenticity.

Journey of Man
Produced by: Tigress Productions
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
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Journey of Man hosted by 33-year-old geneticist Dr Spencer Wells answers the question 'where do we all come from?' It is the true story of the conquest of the world by an extraordinary group of Africans 50,000 years ago. We are all their children and their story is written in the genes of our blood.

Journey to the Center of the Earth
Produced by: Green Umbrella Limited
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
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Phone: +44 (0) 117 973 1729
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Action and adventure science special, using costume drama and special effects to re-create segments from Jules Verne's famous book. The drama is intercut with the latest science to take us further into the earth than anyone has been before.

Julia Robinson and Hilbert's Tenth Problem
Produced by: George Csicsery Productions
Program Language: English
Format: VHS NTSC
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A pioneer among American women in mathematics, Julia Robinson contributed to the solution of Hilbert’s tenth problem (H10), leading to an unusual friendship between Russian and American colleagues at the height of the Cold War. A mathematical odyssey and inspiration for young women to pursue mathematical research. (work-in-progress sample)

KARAKOUM, THE PEOPLE OF THE OASES
Produced by: GEDEON PROGRAMMES
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
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For the past four years, in the black sand desert of Karakoum, near Merv in Turkmenistan, a team of Italian and Turkish archaeologists has been excavating and exploring the largest Bronze Age necropolis in Central Asia. Fifteen hundred well preserved tombs reveal their precious treasures, attestng to the fruitful trade which flourished in the region 4 000 years ago as well as the complex evolution of this civilisation of the oases, at the crossroads between Mesopotamia, China, Afganistan and India.

Last of the Wild Mustangs
Produced by: Summerhill Entertainment
Program Language: English
Format: VHS NTSC
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In the rugged Rocky Mountain foothills of southern Alberta, a hardy and abundant band of wild horses now faces an uncertain future. With their territory being scarred by clearcuts and crisscrossed by pipelines, and their very existence being challenged by some who see them as rogue trespassers, many are worried the province’s wild mustangs may once again become extinct.

Leonardo: Dangerous Liaisons
Produced by: BBC
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
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Part two follows Leonardo's journey from Milan to Venice in 1500, where he proposes to the Doges a novel form of warfare... A crack team of underwater diver to help sink the invading Turkish fleet. Would such a thing have been possible in the 16th Century? The programme finds out. Spurned by the Venetians he designs war machines for the blood thirsty tyrant, Cessare Borgia before returning to Florence where his life long obsession with flight culminates in the design of a flying machine, which we build and test. But it is in Florence, while painting the Mona Lisa, that he becomes locked in a bitter rivalry with the sculptor Michelangelo which will end in his undoing...

Leonardo: The Man Who Wanted to Know Everything
Produced by: BBC
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
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This film follows Leonardo from his illegitimate birth to the unveiling of his masterpiece, "The Last Supper" in Milan in 1497. Learning his craft at the heart of the Renaissance movement in Florence, Leonardo survives arrest and possible burning at the stake to win the patronage of the powerful tyrant, Ludivico Sforza, Duke of Milan. While working for Sforza he paints Madonna of the Rocks, works out why the sky is blue and becomes the first person to properly dissect a human body. And he was a practical engineer. The programme builds and tries out for the first time two designs from that period - an armoured vehicle for warfare and a parachute.

Leonardo: The Secret Life of the Mona Lisa
Produced by: BBC
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
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She has her own bodyguards and lives in Paris in a humidified, air-conditioned box protected by triplex bullet proof glass. Despite this she is visited by six million tourists every year. She is Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. Alan Yentob tells the story of how the Mona Lisa came to be the most famous work of art in the world. It's a tale full of notoriety, glamour and intrigue as the Mona Lisa is abducted, vandalised and exploited across the centuries. With the help of leading scholars and original research Alan also finally solves the central mystery of the Mona Lisa - who she is and why she's smiling.

LIFE-GIVING TRANSPLANTS
Produced by: CAPA
Program Language: French/English
Format: VHS PAL
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This documentary tells the amazing and touching story of two families who decided to resort to pre-implantation diagnosis to conceive a "healing baby". By telling the highly sensitive story of these families, the film looks at one modern society's great dilemna's : do the terrible tragedies faced by disease-sufferers justify pushing back the borders of bioethics?

Like Nothing on Earth
Produced by: Karlheinz Baumann NATURFILME
Program Language: English
Format: VHS NTSC
Company: German United Distributors
Phone: 49-224-920-690
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(BANFF 2003 Nominee) Slime moulds - scientists call them myxomycetes - are evolutionary outsiders. Magical creatures, they lie somewhere between the two great kingdoms, animals and plants. They have literally, their own way of life.

Living Things We Love to Hate
Produced by: Rainshadow Media / Asterisk Productions
Program Language: English
Format: VHS NTSC
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Phone: +1 250 480 5256
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We are repulsed by the sight of a slug oozing its way across a garden path. We recoil at the sensuous movement of a snake. We shudder at even the sound - let alone sight - of a bat. We fear the seemingly impenetrable darkness of a forest at night. Why? Is it true we fear what we don't understand? Filmed on Des Kennedy's 10 acre homestead on Denman Island, on Canada's west coast,, "Living Things We Love to Hate" takes a close-up look at spiders, snakes, flies and maggots, slugs and others - and explores the roots of our cultural attitudes to them, from horror movies to Genesis.

Living With Bugs: War of Two Worlds
Produced by: Survival Anglia Ltd./DSF/Granada Production
Program Language: English
Format: VHS NTSC
Company: Discovery Networks
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(BANFF 2003 Nominee) An unbiased look at this world shows that by almost every benchmark of comparison, it is bugs that are the dominant life force.

The Lost Dinosaurs of New Zealand
Produced by: Red Sky Film & Television Ltd.
Program Language: English
Format: VHS NTSC
Company: Red Sky Film & Television Ltd.
Phone: 64-4-971-4612
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(BANFF 2003 Nominee) This is the incredible story of how Joan Wiffen, 80-year-old former housewife and amateur paleonotologist found the fossil remains of dinosaurs in New Zealand. It was a discovery which not only revolutionized our thinking about dinosaurs down under, but has shed new light on why the dinosaurs became extinct.

The Lost Dinsaurs
Produced by: Red Sky Film and Television
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
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This film tells the remarkable story of Joan Wiffen, a retired housewife, who at age 68 , went fossil hunting and found New Zealand’s first dinosaur bones. It was a discovery of such international importance that Joan was eventually awarded an honorary PhD for her painstaking work

A Machine To Die For
Produced by: Eliot Jarvis
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
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Phone: 020 7013 4408
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A perpetual motion machine would be self-motivated, fuel less and run forever, meaning it could supply us with non-polluting, free energy and make fossil fuels redundant. This is a story about obsession, about impossible ideas that drive devotees to madness and suicide, all in an attempt to generate free energy.

Machines Time Forgot
Produced by: Windfall Films
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
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Phone: (44) (0) 207 251 7676
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This series brings together historians, engineers and construction crews to build ancient machines. 1.Crane is the story of building human powered medieval crane used to build cathedrals. 2.Fireship is the story of the defence of Constantinople with fireships in Byzantine times. 3. Submarine is the remarkable tale of Bushnel's wooden submarine during the American War of Independence. 4 Chariot is the story of building of Assyrian battle chariots.

MADAGASCAR, A TREETOP ODYSSEY
Produced by: GEDEON PROGRAMMES
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
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The gigantic inflatable research station for studying the canopies is off again on an expedition on the island of Madagascar. About fifty scientists from around the world will meet at the top of the trees in one of the last virgin forest of our planet, to conduct in-depth research on the extremely rich flora and fauna of this region. Shooting at night and high-wire acrobatics are necessary to follow as closely as possible the research team at work. Aloft in a dirigible, on board a strange inflatable sled, or atop a modulated structure, they will initiate us into the mysteries of a unique eco-system which must be preserved for the future of our environment.

Matthew's Miracle (Matthew's Fight for Life)
Produced by: Storyteller Media Group
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
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At 13 years old Matthew should be dead. He has so far had 13 brian tunours removed in seven operation. We join Matthew, his amazing family and surgeon Charles Teo as he prepares for and undergoes his eighth operation. In this emotioanlly charged documentary we are in the operating theatre as Mr Teo removes another six tunours. Remarkably young Matthew immerges virtually unscathed in time to celibrat his 14th birthday, something his family were told would never happen.

Medicines North-South - Research Links
Produced by: SYSTEM TV and FRANCE 5
Program Language: French
Format: VHS PAL
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Phone: 33 (1) 55 38 20 20
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Scientific progress in the " northern hemisphere countries " is extraordinarily rapid. It relies partly on western technology, but also, and increasingly, on the products and research from the more traditional pharmacopoeia of " southern " countries. From Bolivia to New Caledonia via Vietnam, we look at three examples of collaborations between North and South that are often far from easy.

The Mosquito Decides
Produced by: VRT
Program Language: Dutch, English, French
Format: VHS PAL
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Phone: +32-476-500310
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En Afrique, toutes les trente secondes un enfant meurt de la malaria. Il n'existe aucun vaccin et les médicaments existants, à un prix abordable, commencent à perdre leur efficacité. Néanmoins, le spécialiste belge Marc Coosemans croit fermement que la malaria peut être combattue de façon efficace, en Afrique comme en Asie. Avec des méthodes très simples, il obtient d'excéllents résultats.

Mountian of Ice
Produced by: NOVA/WGBH
Program Language: English
Format: VHS NTSC
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Phone: 617-300-4340
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Mountaineers and scientists battle the snowy precipices of Antarctica's highest peak - the Vinson Massif. The film, shot in high-definition, is told through the voice of Jon Krakauer, mountaineer and best-selling author of Into Thin Air. His high-risk expedition to scale the icy peak is interwoven with the epic story of Scott and Amundsen's race to reach the South Pole in 1912. Krakauer examines why one team failed and the other succeeded, even as he battles with the challenge of conquering the unpredictable slopes of the southern continent's mightiest summit.

THE MUMMIES OF TAKLAMAKAN
Produced by: GEDEON PROGRAMMES
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
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For ten years a team of French and Chinese researchers has been excavating in the immense desert of Taklamakan in search of buried cities. In October 2001, the expedition unearthed five remarkably well-preserved mummies. This quest for vanished cities takes us on a fabulous adventure, on the trail of a two-thousand-year-old story, across the oases of the ancient Silk Road - a commercial caravan route along which Buddism spread to China in the 1st century A.D.

MUTANT BEES
Produced by: MONA LISA PRODUCTION
Program Language: ENGLISH - FRENCH
Format: VHS PAL
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Phone: 33 4 78 39 04 04
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Exploring lesser-known aspects of Bees through a vast international investigation and the use of new filming technologies (ESEM Environmental Electron Microscopy). Discover the anti-terrorist Bees, the Bio-test Bees, the Bees eyesight research for the conquest of Mars etc.....

The Mystery of the Black Mummy
Produced by: Fulcrum TV
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
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Phone: 020 7939 3160
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When a black African mummy was discovered over a thousand miles from Egypt, no one was prepared for what it would reveal: a long lost African culture. This culture influenced the development of ancient Egypt in ways which no one had ever thought possible.

The mystery of the black mummy (C5 version)
Produced by: Fulcrum TV
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: 020 7939 3160
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When a black African mummy was discovered over a thousand miles from Egypt, no one was prepared for what it would reveal: a long lost African culture. This culture influenced the development of ancient Egypt in ways which no one had ever thought possible

MYTHBUSTERS
Produced by: Beyond Productions
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +44 20 7636 9611
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MYTHBUSTERS is a quirky new science and technology series that takes a light-hearted look at modern misconceptions and the bizarre claims of Urban Legends. However, this series doesn’t just retell the stories… it puts them to the test!

N is a Number: A Portrait of Paul Erdös
Produced by: George Csicsery Productions
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: 1-510-428-9284
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A man with no home and no job, Paul Erdös was the most prolific mathematician who ever lived. A wandering genius, Erdös, who died at age 83 in September 1996, was engaged in a cosmic struggle to uncover truths hidden by a stubborn adversary--God--in a metaphysical duel he confronted with the same wry humor he applied to politics, death and relationships.

A Nose For Danger
Produced by: VRT
Program Language: Dutch, English, French
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +32-476-500310
[email protected]
Six years ago Belgian scientist Bart Weetjens proposed a radically new way to clear anti-personnel mines: with rats. Not a single expert would take his idea seriously. Yet Bart Weetjens managed to train his rats to sniff out explosives under laboratory conditions. Now, for the first time, he is taking them to a real minefield in Mozambique. This film recently won the Grand Prize at the 13th Go Figure! International Science & Film Festival in Montreal, Canada.

NOVA: Galileo's Battle for the Heavens
Produced by: WGBH Boston/Green Umbrella, Ltd.
Program Language: English
Format: VHS NTSC
Company: WGBH International
Phone: 617-300-3893
[email protected]
(BANFF 2003 Nominee) NOVA draws from Dava Sobel's recent bestseller, "Galileo's Daughter", to present a vividly dramatized portrait of one of the greatest thinkers of all time and his struggle to persuade church authorities of the truth of his extraordinary discoveries.

The Nuclear Boy Scout
Produced by: Eagle & Eagle
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +44-20-8995-1884
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The true story of American teenager David Hahn, who set about building a nuclear reactor in his garden shed. But it all started to go wrong when he found that the shed was emitting very high levels of radiation. Was his homemade reactor producing plutonium?

Occupation Astronaut (part of Space Horizons 7x52)
Produced by: Shanda TV Inc.
Program Language: English and French versions
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +514 843 8762
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Occupation: Astronaut Astronauts Julie Payette (Canada) Claudie André-Deshays (France) and others share their dreams and aspirations, revealing a personal side to their ventures into space, and providing a blueprint for who will be tomorrow’s astronauts.

ON THE TRAIL OF THE CELTS
Produced by: GEDEON PROGRAMMES
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: 33 1 55 25 59 21
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The construction of a new high-speed train line in eastern France gave birth to a major archaeological dig, following the same route over which the Celts migrated. Who were the Celts, the people who dominated vast streches of Europe for over five hundred years ? In Hungary, Italy, Germany and France, experts unearth the relics and remians of the Celtic world and compare their findings in an attempt to understand this complex civilization and its culture.

Patients in North, Guinea-Pigs in south
Produced by: SYSTEM TV and FRANCE 5
Program Language: French and English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: 33 (1) 55 38 20 20
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The North has established extremely strict principles and regulations in the field of human medical experimentation. “Enlightened consent” is demanded of patients recruited uniquely on a volunteer basis. But do these principles apply in the South, where ethical commissions are often to some degree ineffective or even non-existent, and where medical trials are frequently the only way poorer patients can gain access to treatments that would otherwise be financially out of reach? How then does one become involved in such experiments in Nigeria, Thailand, Senegal, or in Europe?

Poisonous Women
Produced by: Beyond Productions
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +44 20 7636 9611
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A gruesome journey into the minds of murderous women who choose poison as their weapon. Poison is convenient, non-confrontational and secretive and women are five times more likely to use it than men. Medical explanations and psychological analysis of contemporary and historical cases take us into a terrifying sisterhood.

Pompeii: The Last Day
Produced by: BBC
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: 00 44 208 752 7477
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2,000 years ago, the Roman empire - the greatest empire the world has ever known was shaken to its core by the worst natural disaster to strike the ancient world In less than 24 hours, the city of Pompeii and at least 5,000 of its people were wiped from the face of the earth Their killer was the volcano, Mt Vesuvius But how it destroyed them - and why so many died - was for a long time a mystery. We now know it wasn't rocks or lava, but something much more dangerous. Drawing on contemporary accounts and recent archaeological discoveries, this drama tells the real story of what happened. The film vividly recreates the final events leading to the disaster and paints a compelling account of the last day of Pompeii.

porridge pulleys and Pi: two mathematical journeys
Produced by: George Csicsery Productions
Program Language: English
Format: VHS NTSC
Company:
Phone: 1-510-428-9284
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Featuring Fields medalist Vaughan Jones, one of the world's foremost knot theorists and an avid windsurfer; and Hendrik Lenstra, a number theorist with a passion for Homer and all things classical, this whirlwind tour of knots, genomics, cryptography, music, elliptic curves, and art, contains sections on the history of Pi, and a surprising discovery involving a cocoa tin and an Escher print.

Profits Or People
Produced by: CAPA
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: (33) 1 40 45 47 00
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Developing countries are being laid to waste by AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Our film tells the story of the ongoing battle to give southern countries access to drugs. The key players include Doctors Without Borders and German Velasquez, coordinator at the WHO's action plan for ensuring developing countries access to vital drugs.

QUEST FOR THE LOST PHARAOH
Produced by: GEDEON PROGRAMMES
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: 33 1 55 25 59 21
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More than four thousand years ago four Egyptian kings from the sixth Dynasty vanished into history without a trace. "Quest for the Lost Pharaoh", uncovers the new necropolis found in South Saqqara that may contain clues to their disappearance. It also documents archaeologist Vassil Dobrev's excavation at the desert site of Tabbet al-Guesh in Souht Saqqara, and his discovery of the tomb of Haou Nefer - the high priest who has served in the mortuary temple of the pharaoh Pepy, the third king of the Sixth Dynasty. Following Vassil Dobrev as he journeys back in time, the viewer withnesses through his eyes what might have happened in the world of this priest and the pharaoh he served four thousand years ago. Hieroglyphic inscriptions found at the entranceway to the tomb suggest family intrigue and perhaps political conspiracy in this long-forgotten place.

Reconstruction of Bamyian Buddhas in Afghanistan
Produced by: Swiss TV SF DRS
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +41 1 305 58 98
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3D-Model Helps Resurrecting the Bamyian Buddhas: In March 2001 the giant Buddha statues in the Afghan Bamyian Valley were destroyed by the Taliban. The Institute of Photogrammetry at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology is providing the blueprints for a future reconstruction of this UNESCO world cultural heritage.

Running the Gauntlet - Sink the Manchester!
Produced by: Mallinson Sadler Productions
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: 0117 973 1935
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Deep in the Mediterranean lies the 2nd World War British cruiser, HMS Manchester. Her sinking cost lives and the career of her captain. With the release of court martial records and pictures from the first ever dive to the wreck, the controversy over the Captain’s disgrace is at last re-examined.

SARS: Killerbug
Produced by: Pioneer Productions
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: 0208 748 0888
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The programme examines how a new virus that originated in South China spread around the world. Whole hospitals were closed, more than one hundred people died and there were thousands of victims in quarantine. Experts predict that SARS is in a long line of many such new diseases the world will be having to contain in the future.

Saturn's Eyes: Satellites Taking the Planet's Pulse
Produced by: Out Yonder Productions
Program Language: English
Format: VHS NTSC
Company:
Phone: 250-847-5605
[email protected]
In the short span of fifty years, we have gone from only one satellite named Sputnik overhead, to over 2700 orbiting our planet. From the GPS locator in a hiker's backpack, to tracking caribou across the Arctic, finding stolen Cadillac's in Los Angeles, fighting a war in Iraq, or chasing Bin Laden in Afghanistan: satellites have become an intricate part of the politics, science and even the survival of the earth.

Saving Face: Lives Restored
Produced by: Beyond Productions
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +44 20 7636 9611
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Plastic surgery is generally considered the domain of the vain, but for those born with facial abnormalities, it represents the only real chance of a normal life. SAVING FACE captures the best specialists at work and the remarkable procedures that help restore the quality of life of three particular patients.

Science in Zero-G (part of Space Horizons 7 x 52 min.)
Produced by: Shanda TV Inc.
Program Language: English & French versions
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +514 843 8762
[email protected]
Science in ZERO_G: Do the scientific and technological advances resulting from space programs justify the heavy cost of research in a zero gravity environment? What have we learned in our attempts to master zero g?

Science Quiz Series
Produced by: Langbein & Skalnik Media GmbH & CO KEG
Program Language: German
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +43 1 5353696-18
[email protected]
A sample of 13 out of 250 quiz shows produced for a daily Science Quiz series for the Austrian broadcaster ORF. - Why do women do the hair flip when they flirt? - Do women choose their partners by smell? - Why do we sleepwalk? - Is there a gourmet in everyone of us? - Does black hair grow faster than blond hair? - Can we focus on two things simultaneously? - Can videos be played from Vinyl record? - Can everyone break a piece of wood with one hand? - Why do people cry? - Does running in the rain keep you drier than walking? - Do women get cold faster than men? - Why do you talk strangely when you inhale helium?

The scientific conscience (volume 2)
Produced by: Le Miroir
Program Language: french
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: 01 44 24 07 40
[email protected]
A collection of documentaries higlighting the way those working in the areas of life sciences and health reflect on ethical considerations. 6 items for 6 films : bioethic, euthanasy, technical assistance for procreation, the embryon, cloning and the health market.

The Scientific conscience (volume1)
Produced by: Le Miroir
Program Language: French
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: 01 44 24 07 40
[email protected]
A collection of documentaries higlighting the way those working in the areas of life sciences and health reflect on ethical considerations. 6 items for 6 films : bioethic, euthanasy, technical assistance for procreation, the embryon, cloning and the health market.

SEA OF SNAKES
Produced by: Kaufmann Productions Sydney
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +61 409 415 333
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A thrilling journey to the planet’s most isolated venomous sea snake: the Niue Sea Krait. This mysterious creature has rarely been captured on film and to this day remains virtually unknown. SEA OF SNAKES discovers how this unique species has extraordinarily adapted to life at sea and on land.

Secrets of the 3D world (Know All About)
Produced by: Danish Broadcasting Corporation
Program Language: Danish
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +45 35203040
[email protected]
Knowledge from the 14-century is in use when New York rises as a burning ruin on the computer-screen. Film tricks and 3D computer games would be nothing without the brilliant thinking of the painters and drawers 600 years ago. Know All About penetrates the picture-plane, goes into the perspective and reveals the secrets of 3D.

Seeing the Landscape: Richard Serra's Tuhirangi Contour
Produced by: ASKlabs
Program Language: English
Format: VHS NTSC
Company:
Phone: 617.423.2275
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The creation of Richard Serra’s latest monumental site-specific landscape work provides a window into the complex engineering required to realize a deceptively elegant sculpture. In a situation where artistic vision comes up against major technological challenges, a lively struggle ensues between aesthetics and the harsh realities of physics.

Shapeshifter
Produced by: Summerhill Entertainment
Program Language: English
Format: VHS NTSC
Company:
Phone: 416.967.6503
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According to a Native legend, coyotes taught the first humans to North America how to survive. Indeed, we still have much to learn about survival from these wily wild dogs whose remarkable skills of adaptation have enabled them to thrive in a changing world while other mammals suffer humanity's encroachment on their habitat.

THE SIXTH SENSE
Produced by: IDEALE AUDIENCE
Program Language: French/ English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: (33) 1 40 45 47 00
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All around the globe, scientists are conducting experiments to analyze and reproduce phenomena like telepathy, clairvoyance, ability to see future events... This film is showingcasing this work by portraying three gifted people : a Parisian psychic, a CIA's seer-spy and a magnetizer-healer from the south of France.

Soviet Muskox
Produced by: Summerhill Entertainment
Program Language: English
Format: VHS NTSC
Company:
Phone: 416.967.6503
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The Soviet Muskox recounts the return of these colossal mammals to the Taimyr Peninsula of northern Siberia - a land that hadn't been their home since prehistoric times. For explorer Bernard Buigues and paleontologist Dick Mol, the reintroduction of the muskox suggests that mammoths, if they were cloned, could also walk again on the tundra

Space Shuttle- Human Time Bomb
Produced by: Pioneer Productions
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: 0208 748 0888
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On the 1st February 2003, Space Shuttle Columbia fell from the sky during an apparently normal re-entry. It was NASA's worst accident for seventeen years. This is the story of how political decisions and design compromises may have cost the lives of fourteen astronauts. This programme will reveal how potentially lethal the current shuttle system really is.

SPACEFILES: The Solar System
Produced by: York Films of England
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7403 2721
[email protected]
SPACEFILES: The Solar System (13 x 10’) is an overview of our cosmic habitat - 13 brand-new episodes presenting, in a uniquely flexible format, the Sun, the planets, their moons, asteroids, comets, eclipses and the aurorae. Each “file” is a crisp, intelligent, picture-driven story - scientifically accurate and with no “talking heads”.

Spy Satellites (Part 1 of 3 Secret Communications)
Produced by: Guilgamesh & Shanda TV co-prod.
Program Language: English & French original versions
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +514 843 8762
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Spy Satellites takes us into a clash of titans for control of earth’s orbit. This film chronicles the conquest of space, a story that began with the end of the Second World War and the following battle between the allies to take over the inventions of the German scientists. Today, Seeing IS believing!

Star Hunters (part of Space Horizons 7 x 52 min.)
Produced by: Shanda TV Inc.
Program Language: English and French versions
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +514 843 8762
[email protected]
Star Hunters At the end of the 20th century, Humankind discovered the first “extra” solar planets. Do these planets contain life? This film traces the quantum leap of astronomical data now available as a result of a range of new generation space and ground-based telescopes.

The Stench Of Hell
Produced by: VRT
Program Language: Dutch, English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +32-476-500310
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One in three people has it, but no-one dares to talk about it: bad breath. It has long been a taboo subject, even for scientists. But now this is slowly changing. Belgian scientists have opened a halitosis clinic, a first in Europe. Moreover, the universities of Leuven and Tel Aviv are now researching the causes of bad breath.

STOWAWAYS - Of rats, mice and roaches
Produced by: Langbein & Skalnik Media GmbH & CO KEG
Program Language: English, German
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +43 1 53533696-18
[email protected]
An ocean liner takes us from one continent to the next, telling the story of the spread of different sub-species of mice and cockroaches throughout the planet as well as the fatal microbes they carry.

Struggling Against Extinction
Produced by: VRT
Program Language: Dutch, French, English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +32-476-500310
[email protected]
Pandas, whales, tigers, they are all threatened with extinction. And the culprit seems to be man. Biologists from the Antwerp Zoo are doing their best to save what they can. But is there really a point to their struggle? After all, paleontologists have discovered many large-scale extinctions in the history of the earth. And each time life has continued.

Super Beaver
Produced by: Summerhill Entertainment
Program Language: English
Format: VHS NTSC
Company:
Phone: 416.967.6503
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The beaver has been called nature's great engineer and its great plague. Either way, the rodent's ability to transform the landscape and to drive an entire ecosystem is practically unsurpassed. Only coral and humans have had a greater impact on the environment

Superfly
Produced by: Oxford Films
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +44 7961 378 494
[email protected]
A history of a century of genetics from the point of view of the discipline's favourite experimental animal - the fruitfly. The film mixes humour, animation, CGI and dramatic reconstruction to bring a fresh approach to the subject. Winner of the 2003 RTS Science Award and the International Science Documentary Award.

THE SUSTAINABLE CITY
Produced by: MOSAIQUE FILMS
Program Language: FRENCH, ENGLISH, GERMAN
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +33 1 42 71 17 90
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As the urbanization of the planet intensifies and natural resources diminish, the way we build is increasingly being called into question Focusing on exemplary buildings, key projects and interviews with specialists, including some of the greatest names in today’s architecture, the film proposes an overview of ecological architecture in Europe.

Ted's Evolution
Produced by: Film Australia
Program Language: English
Format: VHS NTSC
Company: Film Australia
Phone: 612-9413-8705
[email protected]
(BANFF 2003 Winner) Reputations and careers are on the line as Australian scientist Ted Steele takes on the establishment in a battle that could revolutionize the theory of evolution.

Terraluna 05.08.2003
Produced by: Janus TV GmbH
Program Language: german
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +49-(0)89-9507 1383
[email protected]
Everyone has a story. And we try to find the most extraordinary and fascinating stories which need to be told. Listen to people telling their stories in their own words - without any editorial comments. People - Stories - Adventures - Working on a floating crane in Greece, moving loads up to 320 tons to their precise spot. - A man travelling around the world searching and digging for precious stones. - The flying petrol station: How filling station attendants of the Royal Air Force do their explosive job.

Terraluna 12.08.2003
Produced by: Janus TV GmbH
Program Language: german
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +49-(0)89-9507 1383
[email protected]
Everyone has a story. And we try to find the most extraordinary and fascinating stories which need to be told. Listen to people telling their stories in their own words - without any editorial comments. People - Stories - Adventures - A man, being imprisoned for murder, now shares his experiences with children. - A man calling himself "Prince of Sealand", living on an former oil platform in the Channel following his own rules - A diver diving up to 100 meter, only to find rare corals

Terraluna 22.07.2003
Produced by: Janus TV GmbH
Program Language: german
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +49-(0)89-9507 1383
[email protected]
Everyone has a story. And we try to find the most extraordinary and fascinating stories which need to be told. Listen to people telling their stories in their own words - without any editorial comments. People - Stories - Adventures - Living with the biggest snake on earth: A man who has dedicated himself to saving the lives of Anacondas. - Working as a first-aid attendant at the ultimate Rallye-race Paris-Dakar, which crosses the Sahara. - Special task forces working under extreme pressure, trying to bring an aircraft hijacking to a happy ending

Terraluna 29.07.2003
Produced by: Janus TV GmbH
Program Language: german
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +49-(0)89-9507 1383
[email protected]
Everyone has a story. And we try to find the most extraordinary and fascinating stories which need to be told. Listen to people telling their stories in their own words - without any editorial comments. People - Stories - Adventures - Working as a rigger on the Sydney Harbour Bridge: enjoying breath-taking views, but at the same being close to death - Exploring the white shark: A portrait of a man who went out to kill this predator, but changed his mind and now wants to understand it. - Working in Johannesburg: A policeman and a doctor, both trying to do to their job in a city with one of the highest crime rates in the world.

This is not Einstein
Produced by: La Compagnie des Taxi-Brousse, ONF, Arte
Program Language: French
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: + 33 1 40 21 59 71
[email protected]
When I was a little girl, I used to ask big questions about the nature of things, as many children do. I badgered my parents. Most of the time, under the barrage of "whys," they would end up saying, -When you grow up you'll understand. -"You'll understand"… When I grow up… I remember in science class, we were all fascinated by this photo from 1927. Here are the greatest scientists of the 20th century, the foundation for all studies in physics. I never imagined that, twenty years later, one of them, Albert Einstein, would guide me in my search for knowledge.

TICKS - The Real Vampires
Produced by: Langbein & Skalnik Media GmbH & CO KEG
Program Language: English, German
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +43 1 53533696-18
[email protected]
A day in the live of a tick - like a stroll on a deer - is shown from the perspective of the tick. The metamorphosis of the tick - from larva to nymph and finally to adulthood is shown with a slow motion camera as well as the life of the tick throughout the seasons.With the help of computer animation and film-recordings through the electro microscope, we are introduced to the habits of the most important tick born pathogenic agents.

To the ends of the earth: The Real Bravo two Zero
Produced by: Fulcrum TV
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: 020 7939 3160
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Explorer and former SAS trooper Michael Asher attempts to discover the truth behind the Bravo Two Zero special forces operation, which saw eight SAS soldiers dropped behind enemy lines to undertake a daredevil mission during the Gulf.

TRACKING AFRICA'S DINOSAUR
Produced by: GEDEON PROGRAMMES
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: 33 1 55 25 59 21
[email protected]
In the high Atlas mountains of Morocco lie the fascinating footprints of an unknown species of dinosaur, estimated to be 180 million years old. Two world-renowned palaentologists, Dale Russell, from the University of North Carolina and Philippe Taquet, from Paris's Natural History Museum, study and reconstruct the fossilized skeleton of the oldest vegetarian dinosaur that lived on Earth. Its discovery holds vital information on a very distant period of which little is known. Dinosaurs animated in 3D graphics and placed in original settings - some even interacting with scientists in entertaining sequences - are interspersed throughout the film.

The Ultimate Psychic Challenge (Discovery version)
Produced by: Fulcrum TV
Program Language: English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: 020 7939 3160
[email protected]
The Ultimate Psychic Challenge pits the world's best known psychic buster against Britain's best psychic to see whether so-called 'psychic powers' and the ability to contact the dead are powerful paranormal phenomena or a remarkable con.

Vampire from the Abyss
Produced by: NHK
Program Language: English
Format: VHS NTSC
Company: NHK
Phone: 81-3-5455-5873
[email protected]
(BANFF 2003 Nominee) With a submersible HD camera, Dr. Bruce Robinson brings images of the black jagged body and cobalt blue globular eyes of the vampire squid out of the depths of the Pacific Ocean. The wonders of the legendary monster are unveiled.

Vesuvius, deadly fury
Produced by: La Compagnie des Taxi-Brousse, Doclab
Program Language: french, italian, english
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: + 33 1 40 21 59 71
[email protected]
On the 24th August 79 AD, the eruption of Vesuvius went down in history. The prosperous Roman city of Pompeii was totally eradicated, buried under a torrent of pumice. Several thousand of its inhabitants perished slowly and painfully. Less than ten kilometres away, the small, noble town of Herculaneum was lost under thirty meters of volcanic mud where it would remain forgotten for over a millennium and a half, only returning to light at the start of the 18th century. The two hundred years of digs that followed uncovered the remains of only thirty-two bodies. So what happened to Herculaneum and its inhabitants? The mystery remained unsolved until the recent discovery of three hundred skeletons cast new light on the question.

Volks Vacation - Hitler's Seaside resort for 20,000
Produced by: LOOKS Film & TV
Program Language: german
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +49-171 19 37 196
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In 1936 work began on the largest hotel complex in the world. The site was Prora, on the east coast of the Baltic island of Rügen. Architect Clemens Klotz was awarded the »Grand Prix« at the 1937 Paris World Fair for his design. To this day, no one has any idea what to do with the colossal and mysterious ruins of this never-finished project. The film provides a historical look at the building of the resort, at the Nazi labour organisation »Strength through Joy«, at the overall architectural design the complex was a part of and will finish the building in an amazing 3D animation.

The Walking Whale
Produced by: VRT
Program Language: Dutch, French, English
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +32-476-500310
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In the rugged landscape of Transsylvania, Belgian scientist Thierry Smith discovers the remains of a primitive, rodent-like animal that survived the cataclysmic extinction of the dinosaurs. It seems he has found the precursor of all present-day mammals. But then his research takes an unexpected turn.

War Requiem in Peenemünde
Produced by: LOOKS Film & TV
Program Language: german, english, russian
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +49-171 19 37 196
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On 28 september 2002, the sixtieth anniversary of the first successful launch of an A4 (V2) rocket, Benjamins Britten's War Requiem is performed in a former factory power station in Peenemünde, Germany. The conductor was Mstislav Rostropovich. Among the prominent guests at this concert of reconciliation were Mikhail Gorbachev end German President Johannes Rau. Peenemünde was a small, lonely fishing village on the island of Usedom in the Baltic Sea. In 1936 the German Air Force and Army started to build research, testing and production facilities here. The highlight came in October 1942 with the successful launch of an Aggregat 4, the first rocket to leave the earth's atmosphere, thereby introducing the age of space travel. This rocket came to be known as the V2 "retalatory weapon", which brought death and destruction to London, Paris, Antwerp and elsewhere in "enemy territory". In 1943 Peenemünde was reconnoitred and bombed by the Royal Air Force.

Welt der Wunder
Produced by: Welt der Wunder GmbH
Program Language: German
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: 0049 / 89 / 4525 4730
[email protected]
Welt der Wunder is one of the most popular science formats in German TV with about 2,5 million viewers every week. The 45 minutes programme is broadcasted on sundays by ProSieben. It looks on breath-taking phenomena of nature, tells stories about the research and visions of scientists and explains how technology works. 05.10.03: Fight against crime: how modern techniques expose criminals; Massacre in Talheim: a Stone Age crime thriller.

Welt der Wunder - 12.10.2003
Produced by: Welt der Wunder GmbH
Program Language: German
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: 0049 / 89 / 4525 4730
[email protected]
Welt der Wunder is one of the most popular science formats in German TV with about 2,5 million viewers every week. The 45 minutes programme is broadcasted on sundays by ProSieben. It looks on breath-taking phenomena of nature, tells stories about the research and visions of scientists and explains how technology works. 12.10.03: Crashtest Center Göteborg; Silk: fibre from insect's spittle; Rescue from the sea.

Welt der Wunder - 09.03.2003
Produced by: Welt der Wunder GmbH
Program Language: German
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: 0049 / 89 / 4525 4730
[email protected]
Welt der Wunder is one of the most popular science formats in German TV with about 2,5 million viewers every week. The 45 minutes programme is broadcasted on sundays by ProSieben. It looks on breath-taking phenomena of nature, tells stories about the research and visions of scientists and explains how technology works. 09.03.03: Tunnel in Switzerland: Construction of the longest tunnel of the world; Pest house-fly; Kryptozoology: The search for secret creatures; New 7 wonders.

Wenn Weiden zu Wuesten werden - Das Kaokoveld in Namibia
Produced by: Schiebener Filmproduktion
Program Language: German
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +49 228 885 2665
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The Ovahimba are a pastoral tribe living in the Kaokoveld, a semi-desert in southwestern Sudan. The ethnologist Michael Bollig has documented these people’s extraordinary way of living that, so far, has been unaffected by threats such as AIDS and alcoholism. The film tries to find answers to the questions as to how the Ovahimba manage to survive and at the same time live in harmony with their environment and maintain their cultural traditions.

Wenn Weiden zu Wuesten werden - Die Sahara im Nord-Sudan
Produced by: Schiebener Filmproduktion
Program Language: German
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +49 228 885 2665
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The film follows an expedition led by the geologist Stefan Kroepelin for almost 3,000 kilometers through the mostly unexplored regions of northwestern Sudan. Unexpected archeological findings, new insights into the development of the Sahara during the past millennia, and encounters with inhabitants of the desert are the main focus of this documentary.

Wenn Weiden zu Wüsten werden - Von der Sahara in die Namib
Produced by: Schiebener Filmproduktion
Program Language: German
Format: VHS PAL
Company:
Phone: +49 228 885 2665
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This film follows a group of scientists into two very different deserts – the Sahara, which is only a few thousand years old, and the Namib, which has been around for millennia. In the Libyan Desert in Egypt the scientists find proof for the first time that parts of the Sahara west of the Nile must have been heavily populated before the Egyptian Empire had reached its zenith. While extreme climate conditions caused the extinction of certain life forms in the Sahara far-reaching adaptation has helped them survive for a long time in the Namib Desert of southwestern Africa. The film also documents ethnologist Susanne Berzborn’s studies of the Nama – a tribe that has managed to survive and maintain its traditions with the help of a complex grazing system.

When Nature Strikes back: FLOODS
Produced by: Langbein & Skalnik Media GmbH & CO KEG
Program Language: English, German
Format: VHS PAL
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Phone: +43 1 53533696-18
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This film, as part of the series "When Nature Strikes back", follows the track of the disastrous power of nature, shows the reasons and the consequences, the work of the recue teams as well as the scientific work to reduce the consequences for mankind by improved prediction and better shelter buildings.

When Nature Strikes back: LANDSLIDES
Produced by: Langbein & Skalnik Media GmbH & CO KEG
Program Language: English, German
Format: VHS PAL
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Phone: +43 1 53533696-18
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Mountains are created by gigantic forces beneath the Earth’s surface. However, while they are still growing from below, their surface weathers away and they begin to disintregate. “Sliding mountains” is about certain kinds of hill. Hills that seem to be well known as peaceful and inconspicous neighbours. And hills that turn into mortal enemies without any perceptible cause.

Wild Sites: Wrangel Island
Produced by: Ellis Vision Incorporated
Program Language: English
Format: VHS NTSC
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Phone: 416 924 2186 x 227
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On an island on the farthest reaches of the Russian arctic is a northern Serengeti. Using a fast-paced, music forward, and graphically-rich style, Wild Sites: Wrangel Island is an adventure of isolation and endurance exploring the Arctic's most spectacular animal species.

Wind-Scrapers (Know All About)
Produced by: Danish Broadcasting Corporation
Program Language: Danish
Format: VHS PAL
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Phone: +45 35203040
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Windmills are BIG - but their size will soon explode to the double when the giant mills are collected on the sea. Know All About has followed the astonishing process of developing, testing and building the biggest wind-mills in the world. And what is important in the wind-catching process and what to do when wind-energy must be stored? You will know after seeing this!

Wright Brothers' Flying Machine
Produced by: NOVA/WGBH
Program Language: English
Format: VHS NTSC
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Phone: 617-300-4340
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December 17, 2003, marks the centennial of the world’s first powered flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. To celebrate this milestone, NOVA presents the definitive documentary on the invention of the airplane. While many shows have retold the Wright brothers' personal story, no program has properly explored the astonishing inventiveness that they applied to the problem of powered flight. NOVA reveals the popular image of the Wrights as amateur bicycle mechanics who tinkered their way into the sky to be a total myth. The program features exhilarating footage of flights by exclusively commissioned replicas of the frail craft that first propelled humans toward the clouds. Watch as the triumph of powered flight comes alive once more in NOVA’s epic documentary, Wright Brothers’ Flying Machine.

WWieWissen
Produced by: ARD, German Television
Program Language: German
Format: VHS PAL
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Phone: 0049 - 221 - 13 00 730
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WWieWissen is a scientific magazine aired every week on the First Channel on German TV. It shows latest reports and stories of the world of science.

X-Prize - The Race To Space
Produced by: Tremendous! Entertainment
Program Language: English
Format: VHS NTSC
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Phone: 952-258-0220
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Experience incredible adventure as 24 teams from around the world compete for a $10 million prize to become the first to build and launch a manned spaceship into space. THIS ISN'T SCIENCE FICTION! It's the ultimate reality series as the most daring and talented explorers and rocket scientists in the world pit their skills and their lives against each other and the constraints of gravity and space to win the first ever space prize competition.