Mumbai - Documentary in HD

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

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Mumbai (Marathi: मुंबई, Mumbaī, IPA: [ˈmʊm.bəi] formerly Bombay, is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra. The city proper is the most populous city in the world, with approximately 14 million inhabitants. Along with the neighbouring suburbs of Navi Mumbai and Thane, it forms the world's 4th largest urban agglomeration, with around 19 million people. Mumbai lies on the west coast of India and has a deep natural harbour. Mumbai's port handles about 60% of India's maritime cargo. As of 2008, Mumbai has been ranked as an Alpha world city.

The seven islands that came to constitute Bombay were home to communities of fishing colonies. For centuries, the islands came under the control of successive kingdoms and indigenous empires before being ceded to Portuguese settlers and subsequently to the British East India Company. During the mid-18th century, Bombay emerged as a significant trading town. Economic and educational development characterised the city during the 19th century. It became a strong base for the Indian independence movement during the early 20th century and was the epicentre of the Rowlatt Satyagraha and the Royal Indian Navy Mutiny. When India became independent in 1947, the city was incorporated into Bombay State. In 1960, following the Samyukta Maharashtra movement, a new state of Maharashtra was created with Bombay as the capital. It was renamed Mumbai in 1996

Mumbai is the commercial and entertainment centre of India, generating 5% of India's GDP and accounting for 25% of industrial output, 40% of maritime trade, and 70% of capital transactions to India's economy Mumbai is home to important financial institutions such as the Reserve Bank of India, the Bombay Stock Exchange, the National Stock Exchange of India and the corporate headquarters of many Indian companies and numerous multinational corporations. The city also houses India's Hindi film and television industry, known as Bollywood. Mumbai's business opportunities, as well as its potential to offer a higher standard of living, attract migrants from all over India and, in turn, make the city a potpourri of many communities and cultures.

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Life after People

Thursday, December 10, 2009

A History Channel Documentary Film
(English with Hebrew subtitles)
What if every human being on earth disappeared? This isn't the story of how we might vanish--it is the story of what happens to the world we leave behind.. The Bodies left behind; Most embalmed and buried, some mummified, others cryogenically frozen. Will any of them truly achieve immortality? Or will they be outlived by other memorials to mankind, like the Statue of Liberty or the Sistine Chapel. This is just part of a journey that will take us to the future of cities of Boston and Houston--as well as haunting sites already devoid of man.


OUTBREAK; Thousands of domesticated animals break loose, feats of engineering will self-destruct, pets will escape, and a deadly virus will spread once again. Invasive vines will blanket the South, while the Sears Tower and Big Ben struggle to remain standing. In an outbreak of nature what will endure? It is a journey that will take us to the future of Chicago, Atlanta and London -- as well as haunting locations already devoid of man. This isn't the story of how we might vanish -- it's the story of what happens to the world we leave behind......


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This video collection contains several of the multi episode series.

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Ethics and Enlightened Leadership

A speech by His Holiness the Dalai Lama


“You could invent an injection for compassion, I would want that. And maybe commerce could contribute: you could have shops selling compassion. In a supermarket, you could buy compassion.”
His Holiness the Dalai Lama



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His Holiness the Dalai Lama spoke at an inaugural event for a new institute in his name, the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values. He tempered his provocative ideas about promoting ethics in a secular society with a stream of lively banter. He recalled that he had visited a homeless shelter in San Francisco the other day and told a man he met that he, too, had suffered the same fate after he went into exile in 1959. "I said, 'me too. Homeless'."

Turning to global issues, he framed the two largest issues facing the world as the economy and ecology. These must be solved with compassion toward those we don’t agree with, and by acknowledging their root causes. He rejects the notion that the economic meltdown was caused by "market forces" and instead names the causes as human behaviors--greed and hypocrisy.

He called upon the community to not think in terms of "we and them" and encouraged all of humanity to come forward to solve the world's problems. The only condition that should allow for a "we and them" mindset, he declares, would be if aliens from another planet were to visit the earth. "Inner disarmament can be achieved, external disarmament is difficult.”

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Gujarat


Gujarat: Caste & Outcaste :
Director: Shikha Trivedy | Genre: Documentary | Produced In: 2007



Synopsis: The film captures the relationship between the adivasis(tribes) and the upwardly mobile Koli caste of Gujarat just before the Gujarat Assembly elections.



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The Secret and The Sacred

The Secret and The Sacred : Scientific Documentary



Director: Bertram Verhaag | Genre: Documentary | Produced In: 2001



Synopsis: Hidden in the mountains of Northern New Mexico lies the birthplace of the Atomic Age: The Los Alamos National Laboratory. The lab takes up forty-three square miles – indigenous land of the Tewa people, who are today cut off from their traditional shrines of worship: their prayer sites are either fenced off or contaminated. The central meeting point for artists and activists is the Black Hole, a former supermarket. From the Black Hole, Ed Grothus, a former laboratory mechanic who became an outspoken pacifist, resells salvage of the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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In Search of the Great Beast - 666

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


'In Search of the Great Beast 666' documents the chilling life, impulses and journey of Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), one of the most controversial and mysterious characters of the 20th Century; infamously known as 'The Wickedest Man in the World' This dramatic reconstruction delves into the sordid past and how his legacy would influence many, including President George Bush, The Beatles and Ian Fleming.


Aleister Crowley, (October 12, 1875 – December 1, 1947), born Edward Alexander Crowley, was an English occultist, writer, mountaineer, poet, yogi, and possible spy. He was an influential member of occult organizations, including the Golden Dawn, the A∴A∴, and Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.),and is known today for his magical writings, especially The Book of the Law, the central sacred text of Thelema. He gained notoriety during his lifetime, and was denounced in the popular press of the day as "The wickedest man in the world."
Crowley was also a chess player in his youth, a painter, astrologer, hedonist, bisexual, drug experimenter, and social critic.


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The City addicted to Crystal Meth


Central Valley, California, is home to some of the most impoverished rural towns in America, where crystal meth addiction is prolific. In Fresno, Louis finds a community ravaged by this cheap and highly addictive drug.



As he infiltrates the town, he experiences the reality of meth abuse, as addicts who are high (or ‘tweaking’, as it is known) invite him into their homes to see them take hit after hit of their favourite drug. Louis becomes surrounded by the madness of daily addiction and the meth-addled confusion which is breaking this community apart.

He sees its impact through the eyes of the local police, and meets Diane and Karl, a couple who have sustained their marriage despite a 25-year meth addiction and losing custody of their five children. He witnesses arrests of sons doing meth with their mothers, and family after family broken apart from generations of meth abuse.
Link; bbc.co.uk

The City addicted to Crystal Meth



Presenter Louis Theroux Director & Geoffrey O'Connor
Producer Geoffrey O'Connor & Emma Cooper



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21/12/2012 - The End Of The World

Did the Mayan's predict the end of the World as we know it?
Since the beginning of recorded time, people have been thinking about the end of the world and making predictions about how and when it might happen. According to a 2007 article in The New York Times: “Gnostics predicted the imminent arrival of God’s kingdom as early as the first century.” The Shakers thought the world would be over in 1792, while the Jehovah’s Witnesses pegged various years between 1914 and 1994 as an end date.

Below pic; Shakers dancers





More recently, some doomsday forecasters have focused on the year 2012. Citing the conclusion of a lengthy cycle in the ancient Mayan calendar, certain theorists anticipate the end of life as we know it on December 21, 2012. These theorists believe that on December 21, 2012, the Earth will experience unprecedented, cataclysmic disasters ranging from massive earthquakes and tsunamis to nuclear reactor meltdowns. In order to prepare for these events, some proponents of the 2012 prophecy have already begun stocking up on survival supplies.





The planet’s major religions each have their own beliefs about the end of the world, the triumph of good over evil and Judgment Day. In Christianity, the Book of Revelation, the last chapter of the Bible’s New Testament, mentions Armageddon, the final battle on Earth between the forces of God and Satan. The word Armageddon is thought to come from the Hebrew for “mount of Megiddo.”


Located in present-day Israel, Megiddo, an ancient, strategically positioned city, was the site of a number of battles. Some Christians interpret the Book of Revelation as a roadmap that lays out exactly how the world will end. They contend that Judgment Day will take place on Armageddon and Jesus will save the true believers, while non-believers left behind will face enormous suffering.

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Links;
www.december212012.com

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Multiple Personalities

In early times, evil spirits were thought to possess people and make them act in strange and frightening ways. By the 1800’s, the study of this hysteria led some doctors to believe one person could have separately functioning personalities.

In this rare research film from the 1920’s, a woman has different personalities who believes they are separate people. One is a male that is not comfortable in women’s clothes. Another is a small child. The affliction has been known by different names, but recognized for centuries. Today it is called multiple personality disorder.



Why have they become tormented and broken into different personalities? What is the childhood pain that lies buried in the unknown depths of their mind? How can they search for the deadly memories that holds the secrets of their paths and the promise of their healing?

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Food Incorporated


Food, Inc. a controversial film by Robert Kenner.

filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, herbicide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won't go bad, but we also have new strains of E. coli—the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.

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Food Matters

"Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine, And Thy Medicine Be Thy Food." - Hippocrates That is the message from the founding father of modern medicine echoed in this brave new documentary film brought to you by Producer-Directors James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch. 'Food Matters' is a hard hitting, fast paced look at our current state of health. Despite the billions of dollars of funding and research into new so-called cures we continue to suffer from a raft of chronic ills and every day maladies. Patching up an over-toxic and over-indulgent population with a host of toxic therapies and nutrient sparse foods is definitely not helping the situation.



In a personal quest of discovery James & Laurentine together with a film crew and the editorial and production expertise of Enzo Tedeschi have set out on an independent mission to uncover the wholesome truth. The filmmakers have interviewed several world leaders in nutrition and natural healing who claim that not only are we harming our bodies with improper nutrition, but that the right kind of foods, supplements and detoxification can be used to treat chronic illnesses as fatal as terminally diagnosed cancer. 'Food Matters' seeks to uncover the business of disease and at the same time explore the safe, cheap and effective use of nutrition and supplementation for preventing and often reversing the underlying causative aspects of the illness. With the premise of the film being: access to solid information helps people invariably make better choices for their health.


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Chef Academy

Documentary on Cookery
“Chef Academy” chronicles award-winning chef Jean-Christophe Novelli’s move to Los Angeles as he opens a cooking school and trains and transforms those who aspire to cook like professionals. Voted “World’s Sexiest Chef” by The New York Times, Novelli is a Michelin and 5AA Rosette award-winning chef with restaurants in London, France and South Africa. His Novelli Academy Cookery School in the UK has placed in the “Top 25 Cookery Schools in the World”. The docu-series will follow Novelli as he moves to the United States and sets up the school, and will chronicle as his students are tested and measured based on what they have learned.

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Divided We Fall

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath :
Director: Sharat Raju | Genre: Documentary | Produced In: 2008



Synopsis: Valarie Kaur was a 20-year-old college student when she set out across America in the aftermath of 9/11, camera in hand, to document hate violence against her community.



From the still-shocked streets of Ground Zero to the desert towns of the American west, her epic journey confronts the forces unleashed in a time of national crisis - racism and religion, fear and forgiveness - until she finds the heart of America... halfway around the world.


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Martin Luther (documentary Series)

PBS Historical Documentary (2003, Cassian Harrison)
"I would never have thought that such a storm would rise from Rome over one simple scrap of paper..." (Martin Luther)
Few if any men have changed the course of history like Martin Luther. In less than ten years, this fevered German monk plunged a knife into the heart of an empire that had ruled for a thousand years, and set in motion a train of revolution, war and conflict that would reshape Western civilization, and lift it out of the Dark Ages.

Luther's is a drama that still resonates half a millennium on. It's an epic tale that stretches from the gilded corridors of the Vatican to the weathered church door of a small South German town; from the barbarous pyres of heretics to the technological triumph of printing. It is the story of the birth of the modern age, of the collapse of medieval feudalism, and the first shaping of ideals of freedom and liberty that lie at the heart of the 21st century.
(source; PBS.Org)

Watch Part One of Documentary series - Driven to Defiance





Watch Part Two of Documentary series - Reluctant Revolutionary




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Wikipedia
PBS.Org

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