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    17 stories high, racing at 50 kph, dumping 2 million litres of water a second – Niagara Falls is one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights. But since the 19th century some have come not to see it, but to go over its edge in a barrel! Why? We meet a cast of the daring, the adventurous and the plain crazy in Challenging Niagara.
Hoff Productions/Off the Fence
The dragon and tiger economies of Asia have roared onto the world stage. As they power through their own industrial revolutions, it seems they are about to wreak untold damage on our climate. With over half the world’s population living in the polluted cities of Asia – it is here that the battle against global warming is at its most urgent.
Off the Fence/Discovery Networks Asia Pacific/ Economic Development Board of Singapore
Chilean Mine Rescue brings a unique perspective to the 2010 Chilean mining disaster using science to explain how and why the catastrophe occurred. Extensive 3D graphics detail the structure of the mine, delving into the cause of the initial collapse and the innovative engineering that ultimately saved 33 lives. It’s a story of triumph over impossible odds, set against a geological history that is millions of years old.
On Dec 3rd,1967, brothers Chris and Marius Barnard performed the first successful human heart transplant. While Chris embraced fame, Marius shied away from it. In an exclusive interview filmed just before his passing, Marius finally tells his side of the story. This film reveals how fame affected the Barnard brotherly bond, settles the Hamilton Naki rumour, reveals a 50 year-old secret, and pays tribute to all involved in commemoration of the recent 50th anniversary.
African Film Production Company
Europe doesn’t seem a hot spot for major earthquakes, but the strong 2016 quakes in central Italy prove that the risk cannot be ruled out. Europe has an unexpected advantage when it comes to studying earthquakes, a detailed written history. Evidence of past events can help scientists with their discoveries today. From archaeology to space tech – every tool is needed to collect the data that could unlock the secrets of our restless planet.
Terra Mater Factual Studios
With the heart of an explorer and the spirit of a Marine, Dr. Marcus Eriksen brings a whole new approach to the study of weather and the environment, literally diving head first into any situation to demonstrate the science behind the world around us.
Challenging Niagara
1 x 60’, 2006, HD
Change Of Heart
1 x 60’, 2017, HD
    Changemakers Asia
3 x 60’, 2009, HD
Chasing Quakes
1 x 60’, 2017, 4K
     Chilean Mine Rescue
1 x 60’, 2011, HD
Moving Bits USA for Smithsonian Networks
Film Garden
Commando Weather
28 x 2’, 2008, HD

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