Japan’s War in Colour

Using rare and, in some cases, never before seen color footage, this documentary examines World War II from the perspective of the Japanese. The film also utilizes original letters and diary entries written by Japanese soldiers and civilians during the war. Japan’s War in Color looks to present both the innocent and the guilty parties involved in what was culturally touted as a Holy War, and examine the effect it had on all of their lives.

The Death of Yugoslavia

One of the most impressive documentary ever made. You live the facts that happened with the disintegration of Yugoslavia as if you were there. The war in Bosnia and the siege of Sarajevo are presented in a way that perhaps only BBC can do. A masterpiece. And a must, if you want to understand how things were and are in the Balkans.

Hunting Magnotta

Hunting Magnotta’ tells the harrowing tale of Luka Magnotta, born Eric Newman, a narcissistic young Canadian who was willing to do anything to get himself noticed — including murder…

Sterilized Behind Bars

he Young Turks in conjunction with The Center for Investigative Reporting are proud to present the third in our line-up of investigative documentaries: Sterilized Behind Bars.

“Doctors under contract with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation sterilized nearly 150 female inmates from 2006 to 2010 without required state approvals, The Center for Investigative Reporting has found. At least 148 women received tubal ligations in violation of prison rules during those five years — and there are perhaps 100 more dating back to the late 1990s, according to state documents and interviews. From 1997 to 2010, the state paid doctors $147,460 to perform the procedure, according to a database of contracted medical services for state prisoners.

The women were signed up for the surgery while they were pregnant and housed at either the California Institution for Women in Corona or Valley State Prison for Women in Chowchilla, which is now a men’s prison. Former inmates and prisoner advocates maintain that prison medical staff coerced the women, targeting those deemed likely to return to prison in the future

The Punk Syndrome

Follow Finland’s most kick-butt punk rock band, Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät, and its four mentally handicapped band members through their hectic and heartfelt journey from obscurity to popularity. From long days in the recording studio to fits of drama and laughter, this is a story about the essence of punk, and ultimately, rebelling against the mainstream.

Vietnam’s Infinite Cave – Hang Son Doong Cave

Veteran photographer and National Geographic grantee Carsten Peter is also an accomplished climber, diver and caver who has photographed some of the world’s most extreme environments. Here he shares stories and images from a cave system in Vietnam that may be the world’s largest.

 

Hang Son Doong – Son Trach commune in Bo Trach district, Quang Binh province – is the largest natural caves in the world. This cave is located in the caves of Phong Nha-Ke Bang. Hang is part of the underground system connected to more than 150 different activities in Vietnam, located near the border with Laos
Limestone mountains Vietnam-Laos border region has many caves, such as the Phong Nha has been known for a long but Son Doong cave has been discovered only in 1991 when Ho Khanh, a local people stumbled out into the isolated store to avoid the rain. By some time in 2006 when the expedition Association Royal cave to this area, the Ho Khanh new poll to tell them. [4] it’s really hard for his new find their store which is located deep in the jungle with quite dangerous terrain, away from major roads and can not be found on Google Earth. Under his guidance, they went deep into caves, photography, surveying and collecting scientific data. They also spent a great honor for this cave named Ho Khanh.
April 22, 2009, the delegation Association Royal Cave Limbirt led by Howard announced the cave and found that the size of Son Doong cave is actually the world’s largest.
In January 2010, the explorers returned to Son Doong to learn more about the cave system
Hang Son Doong is formed about 2-5 million years ago, when river water flows through the limestone was buried along a fault line. Water erosion and curettage as a giant tunnel under the mountains in the earth. In the soft places, the ceiling collapsed forming holes, hang long into the giant arch.
Hang a width of 200 meters, 150 meters higher, at least 6.5 km long. The length can be still further, but due to technical limitations, the explorer of the Association Royal cave can not go all the depth of the cave to determine how long customers.
With such dimensions, Son Doong cave has passed Deer Cave in Gunung Mulu National Park of Malaysia (with a height of 100 m, width 90 m, length 2 km) to occupy the cave is the world’s largest natural
Also in some the Son Doong cave has great size to 140 mx 140 m, including stone columns as high as 14 m. A stunning images by photographer Carsten Peter taken in May 2010 noted that the row width of about 91.44 m, 243.84 m-high roof of the cave – can reach a high building contains 40 floors of New York city (USA).
In caves the researchers found a 2.5 km long underground river and has a high stone columns up to 70 m.

Grizzly Face to Face – Hollywood Bear Tragedy – Hollywood’s Killer Bear

Randy Miller is a professional big animal trainer. He owns twelve big predators —all Hollywood stars. And Rocky was his number one “the best working bear in the business”. But on April 22, 2008 Rocky did something that would change his and Randys lives forever. Rocky killed somebody. This one-hour special re-lives the tragic day when Rocky killed Randys cousin and best friend, Stephan Miller. California Fish and Game and the coroner deemed it an accident. Rocky was spared the death penalty but lives under restricted regulations. Randy is now left with a bear he raised from a cub, a creature he loves and an animal performer that may never work again. Theres another catch: Randy, for the first time in his career, is afraid. Drawing on a grizzly bear scientist, a Hollywood director, animal trainers and eyewitnesses, we compare and contrast Rockys and another captive bears behavior and lifestyle with those of wild bears. We explore the hidden dangers of working with large, unpredictable predators. And we touch on the issue of using wild animals for entertainment purposes.