donderdag 30 juni 2011

Fifty Dead Men Walking (2008)


Based on Martin McGartland's shocking real life story, Martin is a young lad from west Belfast in the late 1980s who is recruited by the British Police to spy on the IRA. He works his way up the ranks as a volunteer for the IRA whilst feeding information to his British handler and saving lives in the process; until one day he is exposed, captured and tortured to within an inch of his life. He escaped dramatically by throwing himself from a tower block window and is still in hiding today.

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S21 The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine (2003)

English - Subtitle: English (Hardsubbed)
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In 1975-79, almost two million Cambodians lost their lives to murder and famine when the Khmer Rouge forced the urban population into the countryside to fulfill their ideal of an agrarian utopia. The notorious detention center code-named 'S21' was the schoolhouse-turned prison where 17,000 men, women and children were tortured, interrogated and executed, their "crimes" meticulously documented to justify their execution.

In this award-winning documentary and astonishing historical document, Rithy Panh and his team undertook a three year investigation involving not only the survivors, but also their former torturers. They persuaded both groups to return to the actual site of what was formerly S21, now converted into a Genocide Museum, to face their past. One survivor, Vann Nath confronts his captors, some of whom were as young as 12 years old when they committed their atrocities.

Human Rights Watch, widely regarded as one of the most influential and important human rights organizations in the world, and First Run Features, which for 25 years has distributed films that confront human rights issues, formed a collaboration to bring awareness to films that shed light on human rights abuses throughout the world. S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine is the first title in the HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH SELECTS DVD series.

Cambodia: The Lost World of the Khmer Rouge - Journeys to the Ends of the Earth (2001)



It takes courage to travel to the harshest places on Earth and come back with pictures so good they’re printed in 25 countries around the world. It takes vision to turn a passion for travel into a brilliant travel/adventure TV show, and that’s what David Adams has done with Journeys to the Ends of the Earth.

Cambodia: The Lost World of the Khmer Rouge

The Cardamom Mountains in Cambodia are how Asia used to be. A surviving pocket of intact wildlife & wilderness that’s been untouched by history. And not just any history. It’s survived Year Zero. Pol Pot. The Killing Fields. History at its most vicious. David Adams enters this lost world in search of the khting vor, a mysterious snake-eating animal known as the “Cambodian unicorn” which was until recently believed to be extinct. On his journey he runs the gauntlet of renegade bands of the Khmer Rouge and Mekong River pirates, goes trapping tigers and discovers the jungle-choked remains of what was once the biggest city on Earth.

Israel's Next War (Frontline)

As a new Palestinian leader signs a truce with the Israelis, there is hope that Middle East peace talks might resume after four years of fighting. This summer, Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon is planning to remove Jewish settlers from the disputed Gaza Strip and return it to Palestinian control. But Israel is bracing for a reaction from Jewish settlers in both Gaza and the West Bank. Israeli security forces are warning that extremists among those settlers could, with one major act of violence, raise the prospect of civil war in Israel or trigger a conflict with the wider Muslim world. As the possibility of peace once again seems real, Israel's Next War? examines the small group of Israelis threatening to derail it.

American Experience - Eleanor Roosevelt (PBS)

This lively documentary portrays one of the 20th century's most fascinating figures, a shy girl who would grow up to spend 30 years as the most powerful woman in America. Eleanor Roosevelt, who came to be both loved and hated by millions, grew up in a troubled home, losing both parents when she was young yet somehow developing a sense of compassion she would bring to a long career in public life. Her marriage to a young rising star of American politics, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was deeply troubled, and this documentary reveals the personal betrayal that was assiduously kept hidden from public view during their lifetimes. Standing by her husband, Eleanor became, in the assessment of historians who speak on camera, one of the most skillful politicians of her time. Using early archival photographs to illustrate her early life, and extensive newsreel footage to document her decades on the public stage, the role of Mrs. Roosevelt in pioneering causes and expanding the traditional duties of the First Lady is presented in a very entertaining and informative manner. Extensive interviews with descendants, friends, and scholars also contribute to an incisive look at the woman who inspired the nation during the depths of the Depression, comforted Americans during World War II, and, after President Roosevelt's death, played a pivotal role in America's prominence at the United Nations. --Robert J. McNamara

maandag 27 juni 2011

AstroSpies (PBS NOVA)

Millions remember the countdowns, launches, splashdowns, and parades as the U.S. raced the Soviet Union to the moon in the 1960s. Few know that both superpowers ran parallel covert space programs to launch military astronauts on spying missions, and even fewer know what became of the military astronauts they trained. Highly classified for decades, these top-secret missions might easily have triggered a shooting war in orbit. NOVA travels to Russia for exclusive access to cosmonauts and their restricted space facility and obtains candid first-time interviews with astronauts in the American military space program. ASTROSPIES uncovers new clues about the tensest period of the Cold War, when the U.S. and USSR were on the verge of war and desperate for intelligence on each other’s nuclear capabilities.

One Day Of Terror: New York Witnessess

From the moment the first plane hit the World Trade Centre in New York, terror hit the city. In a unique chronicle of disaster, this BBC Correspondent Special watches from street level with New Yorkers as first the planes, then the fire and finally the collapse of the towers rock their city. There is no commentary, just powerful actuality of the bewilderment, confusion and horror of the people. It's terror: close up. Originally screened on BBC2 in the UK on the 18th September 2001. Although alot of this footage I've seen in various other 9/11 documentarys,I've never seen this one online before which is why I uploaded it.

Ripped from an old VHS tape. Join with HJ-Split.

The Human Mind (BBC 2003)

Robert Winston explores all aspects of the human mind – from how we learn, to how we’re able to recognise faces and what makes one person ‘click’ with another.

The Human Mind Part 1 - Get Smart
The first programme in the series uncovers what happens in our minds when we learn, remember and have original ideas.

It explores what we can do to improve our ability to acquire and manipulate knowledge and shows how eating fish oils can boost our brain power.

Professor Robert Winston looks at how memory can be improved and how physical tasks can be learnt more easily.

Robert discovers what happens when we have those eureka moments of original thought - and how to have more of them.

The programme meets the fire chief who tapped into his intuitive powers and saved the lives of his fire crew and we follow a trainee midwife in the run-up to her exams.

Will she be able to remember the huge amount of information needed to pass? More importantly, can she apply it to a real childbirth?

The Human Mind Part 2 - Personality
Personality explores what it is that makes us who we are and uncovers the universal battle to master our emotions and control our behaviour.

Professor Winston explores how our minds shape our personalities throughout our lives and reveals how personality traits like extroversion and introversion, aggression and kindness are developed.

The programme looks at how parents can affect the personalities of their children, why teenagers are so emotionally sensitive and what lies at the heart of characteristics like anger and moodswings in adulthood.

The Human Mind Part 3 - Making Friends
Why is a party one of the most demanding and complex situations the human mind ever has to deal with?

Making Friends investigates the extraordinary way our mind works that allows us to communicate with other people.

Professor Winston discovers how our mind recognises other people and reads their faces and bodies before reading their minds.

We reveal how to tell whether a smile is genuine and what happens when people 'click' with one another and how to spot the give-away clues that tell you when someone's lying.

The programme follows a young woman as she travels halfway across the world to confront her very own social obstacle course. Can she win over her New Zealand fiancés friends and family in the week before she gets married?


Killer Subs in Pearl Harbor (PBS NOVA)

NOVA dives beneath the waters of Pearl Harbor to trace provocative new clues to one of the most tragic events of World War II - the sinking of the USS Arizona. More than 1,000 crew members perished in the greatest single loss of life in United States naval history. For decades, it has been thought that a bomb dropped by a Japanese aircraft sank the Arizona. But the discovery of a group of Japanese midget subs in and around Pearl Harbor has raised questions about the battleship's final hours. In this program, NOVA's team of expert investigators journey to the seafloor to explore the wreckage of the most mysterious of these subs. Did this mini-sub and its two-person crew make it into Pearl Harbor and fire torpedoes at the Arizona? NOVA pursues this puzzle with unprecedented access to the remains of the Arizona and other unique evidence, including aerial photos taken by Japanese aircraft and moving testimonials from U.S. and Japanese veterans. "Killer Subs in Pearl Harbor" is a gripping investigation of the possibility that these tiny but lethal mini-subs may have played a crucial and previously unsuspected part in the tragic events of that "Day of Infamy."

The Search for Kennedys PT-109 (2002 NGC)

Embark on a search for the truth about one of the most legendary war stories of the 20th Century! Set sail with Dr. Robert Ballard, discoverer of the Titanic, as he attempts to locate John F. Kennedy's sunken torpedo boat, PT 109. Through re-creations, archival footage, eye-witness accounts, and memories of Kennedy family members, you'll relive Kennedy's heroic efforts to save his crew after their collision with a Japanese destroyer. And, amid the suspense of Ballard's voyage, you'll discover how the harrowing adventure of a young Navy lieutenant helped transform JFK into the future leader of this country, as National Geographic begins "The Search for Kennedy's PT 109".

zondag 26 juni 2011

Triple Cross: Bin Laden's Spy in America (2006 NGC)

90 mins
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An al Qaeda spy infiltrated America, acquired U.S. intelligence, and then revealed it to the one man the United States came to fear most--Osama bin Laden. How did Ali A. Mohamed, a radical ex-Egyptian Army Major and a mole for Egyptian Islamic Jihad and al Qaeda, survive inside the U.S. for more than 14 years? This master spy served briefly as a CIA asset, enlisted in the U.S. Army, and worked for the FBI as an informant, but he was "triple crossing" U.S. officials on the road to 9/11.

National Geographic reveals the extraordinary untold story of Osama bin Laden's brilliant intelligence agent whose masterful maneuverings facilitated nefarious acts of terror. Using insight from FBI, military and justice department officials, National Geographic exposes how one man exploited gaps in the U.S. intelligence community.

Raid on the Reactor, 1981- Operation Opera - Israeli air attack on Iraqi nuclear reactor

America and the coalition forces might have faced a nuclear-armed Iraq during the Persian Gulf War in 1991, and again during the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, had Israel not destroyed Iraq’s nuclear reactor in 1981.

While the attack, codenamed “Operation Opera,” surprised the Iraqis and the rest of the world, it had long been in planning. It was only after the failure on the diplomatic front, and the consultation of military and intelligence experts with Prime Minister Menachem Begin’s cabinet, that Israel chose to go ahead with the attack on the Iraqi reactor.

World's Biggest Air Show (NGC)

At the World's Largest Air Show, anything can happen. More than 10,000 planes and over 500,000 people. Dozens of deadly flying stunts, an unplanned highway landing, and fatal collisions. Join us behind the scenes inside the World's Largest Air Show.

The KGB The Computer and Me (VHSRip)

In 1986, astronomer turned computer scientist Clifford Stoll had just started working on a computer system at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory when he noticed a 75-cent discrepancy between the charges printed by two accounting programs responsible for charging people for machine use. Intrigued,

he deduced that the system was being hacked, and he determined to find the culprit. This is the re-enactment of how he tracked down KGB cracker Markus Hess through the Ethernet to Hannover, Germany, as is told in his best-selling book – The Cuckoo’s Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage. Stoll has become a celebrity for being, as he terms himself, “a computer contrarian.”

Auschwitz, Original dvd sold in camp

Auschwitz-Birkenau (Konzentrationslager_Auschwitz.ogg Konzentrationslager Auschwitz was the largest of Nazi Germany's concentration camps. Its remains are located in Poland approximately 50 kilometers west of Kraków and 286 kilometers south of Warsaw. The camp took its name from the nearby town . Birkenau, the German translation of Brzezinka, refers to the many birch trees surrounding the complex. Following the German invasion of Poland in September 1939, was annexed by Nazi Germany and renamed Auschwitz, the town's German name.

The camp commandant, Rudolf Höß, testified at the Nuremberg Trials that up to 3 million people had died at Auschwitz. The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum has revised this figure to 1.1 million, about 90 percent of whom were Jews from almost every country in Europe.[3] Most victims were killed in Auschwitz II's gas chambers using Zyklon B; other deaths were caused by systematic starvation, forced labor, lack of disease control, individual executions, and purported "medical experiments".

In 1947, in remembrance of the victims, Poland founded a museum at the site of the Auschwitz concentration camp. By 1994, some 22 million visitors — 700,000 annually—had passed through the iron gate crowned with the motto "Arbeit macht frei".

Dispatches - Unseen Gaza

Is what has been presented on our screens and in our papers a true reflection of events on the ground in Gaza? And how do these reports differ to those aired in other countries?

With reporters unable to enter Gaza, attempted media manipulation from both sides and strict regulations governing what images that can be shown on British TV, Jon Snow asks a range of journalists from at home and abroad about the challenges of getting the full story.

Featuring images that haven't before been aired on mainstream television, Jon also examines the difference between the coverage at home and that in the US, Europe and the Middle East. He compares the coverage available on terrestrial channels with satellite TV and the internet and investigates the extent to which some British Muslims are by-passing the mainstream British media and looking elsewhere for their information.

To what extent does the choice of news outlet affect opinion of the conflict?

NYC - Inside Out Transportation (Discovery Channel)

Documentary about the transportation of the 8 million people New York City.

German Jets and V1 & V2 Flying Bombs

Stunning footage of the first combat jet aircraft, the Me 163 and the Messerschmitt 262. Heinkel’s pioneering efforts and his pre-eminent He-280 are acknowledged, the Komet is shown in flight (scary!), and the A-4 rocket receives plenty of coverage, especially the complex launching procedures. The Me-163A, the most radical aircraft of the war, reached a speed of 623 mph, when released from a bomber. Me-163B pilot Schubert shot down 2 B-17s in one sortie, and some of that gun camera footage is shown.

KGB Connections (Parts 1 & 2) 1981

A comprehensiveview of the history, organisation, and recent operations of the KGB. Primary focus is on North America, but has applicable and interest to ant geographical area. Generates a considerable degree of credibility. Leaves little doubt that the main objective of the Soviet Union was and remains the calculated, continuing, completely cynical extension of Soviet power over the entire globe.
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Ground Warfare (2010 NGC) [Complete Series]

English | 720p HDTV x264-SomeTV | MKV | AVC 1280x720 3082Kbps 25fps | MP2 256Kbps 2Ch 48KHz | 47min each | 4x1.09GB
Genre: Documentary

Explore the nitty-gritty of ground warfare in an engaging and unpredictable way. From Ancient Egypt to Afghanistan in 2008; Crusader castle-builders to 21st century robotics experts and from Roman slashing weapons to AK47s – we tell the fascinating story of how Ground Warfare has evolved through more than 3000 years of human experience. Featuring hands-on demonstrations, lively reconstruction archaeology interspersed with dramatic archive footage and international expert opinion, this powerful four-part series demonstrates everything from how chain mail stops an arrow and how night-vision goggles can make a mouse look the size of a small dog, to how cutting edge 'invisibility shields' can hide a tank.

Ground Warfare: Battle Machines
Trace the evolution of warfare from ancient Egypt to modern-day Afghanistan, as this series studies our development over 3,500 years of conflict.

Ground Warfare: Command and Control
Trace the evolution of warfare from ancient Egypt to modern-day Afghanistan, as this series studies our development over 3,500 years of conflict.

Ground Warfare: Firepower
Trace the evolution of warfare from ancient Egypt to modern-day Afghanistan, as this series studies our development over 3,500 years of conflict.

Ground Warfare: Warrior Weapons
Trace the evolution of warfare from ancient Egypt to modern-day Afghanistan, as this series studies our development over 3,500 years of conflict.





Dead Mens Secrets - Hitler's Nuclear Arsenal

At the start of WW2 the race was already on between the Nazis and the Allies to be the first to create an atomic weapon.And as Dead Mens Secrets now revels by teaming up with the Japanese Hitler planned to launch an atomic attack on San Fransisco.

Napoli - City of the Damned (BBC )

When thinking of devastated cities in the Second World War, Naples is often forgotten, but when it was liberated by the Allies it was on its last legs, with 200,000 homeless and no power, transport, food or running water. The Allies quickly brought food to the starving population and medicine to the sick, but the introduction of many troops and lots of supplies led to the creation of a huge black market involving almost the entire population. One third of women became prostitutes as Naples became a kind of Sodom and Gomorrah, a city of vice, crime and chaos where everything that could be sold and stolen was sold and stolen.

Perplexingly, the Americans decided to introduce Italo-American criminals into positions of power in southern Italy, such as Vito Genovese, a gangster escaping a murder rap in New York. Genovese began setting up a crime empire in Naples - after Mussolini had effectively suppressed organised crime in Italy, the Allies brought it back. When World War II ended, alarmed and surprised by Soviet support for the Italian communist parties, the Allies responded with their own propaganda. Combined with the Marshall Plan, this became a massive covert effort by the Americans to swing the elections towards the parties of the right. The Catholic Church helped them, with priests telling congregations that they would go to hell if they didn't vote Christian Democrat.

After great political and ideological struggle in which the Cold War was waged by proxy for the first time, the 1948 elections were won by the Christian Democrats, a result that may not have been truly fair. The CIA were pleased with the result and partially credited it to their own operations. They recommended that the US should continue with the covert manipulation of political outcomes in foreign lands. However the city of Naples was now left with a government who was beholden to organised crime, and has seen in the last 60 years a city descend from one of great beauty to one of stasis, pollution, urban poverty and ugliness

Ghosts of Rwanda (PBS Frontline)

Ghosts of Rwanda marks the 10th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide with a documentary chronicling one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century. In addition to interviews with key government officials and diplomats, this documentary offers eyewitness accounts of the genocide from those who experienced it firsthand. FRONTLINE illustrates the failures that enabled the slaughter of 800,000 people to occur unchallenged by the global community.

Racism - A History (BBC)

New series exploring the impact of racism on a global scale, as part of the season of programmes marking the 200th anniversary of the abolition of slavery. Beginning by assessing the implications of the relationship between Europe, Africa and the Americas in the 15th century, it considers how racist ideas and practices developed in key religious and secular institutions, and how they showed up in writings by European philosophers Aristotle and Immanuel Kant.

Science Of Surveillance (2009 NGC)

Explorer takes viewers into the disturbing world of surveillance technology and scans the latest and future technologies used to even spy on the private lives of citizens. From London's CCTVs to infra-technology equipped helicopters that search the streets of New York City, the documentary shows the inner workings of these surveillance systems.

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Namibia - Genocide and the Second Reich (BBC)

Described by the BBC as the story of Germany's forgotten genocide. This powerful documentary by David Adetayo Olusoga took a sensitive and uncompromising look at the tragic circumstances leading to the massacre of three quarters of the Namibia population in German concentration camps built in Africa. The programme included graphic reconstructions and did not shirk from showing disturbing scenes which revealed the savagery of european colonial ideology put into practise. The documentary also showed the 2004 footage of Germany's ambassador to Namibia expressing regret for their killing of thousands of Namibia's Hereros during the colonial era. Unsurprisingly, the Germans refused to agree to the justifiable calls for reparations.

The programme also explored the current call for land reforms where most of Namibia's commercial land is still owned by european farmers who make up 6 percent of the country's population of 1.8 million. Throughout it included interviews and powerful testimony from African survivors, descendants and reparation movement representatives thus making this a compelling programme which both educated the audience whilst treating the sensitive subject matter with the respect it deserved.

The term Second Reich (Zweites Reich) is sometimes applied retrospectively to this period. The term was popularised by German nationalist historian Arthur Moeller van den Bruck in the 1920s, and drew an explicit link with the earlier Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation (the "First Reich"), as well as underlining his desire for the establishment of a "Third Reich". This term was subsequently adopted during the time of Nazi rule for propaganda purposes - and therefore its use among historians after World War II has generally been discouraged, as many consider it to give legitimacy to Nazi historiography.

zaterdag 25 juni 2011

Russian Godfathers (BBC)

This BBC documentary series examines the relationship between Russia's richest men ("the oligarchs") and Putin's administration in the Kremlin...
Cast (first 5): Boris Berezovsky, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Vladimir Gusinsky, Roman Abramovich, Yuri Luzhkov