Category: Documentary

Nasser al-Bahri, once Osama bin Laden's bodyguard

The Oath

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     26 February     A bomb explodes in the World Trade Center, 1993 On this day in 1993, a bomb was detonated under the north tower of the World Trade Center. The bomb comprised urea

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Diana Vreeland, resplendent

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     20 February     Hitler secretly meets industrialists, 1933 On this day in 1933, less than a month before the elections of 5 March, a meeting was held between Adolf Hitler and a large group

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Ice-T talks to Dr Dre in Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap

Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     10 February     Kanye West releases debut album, 2004 On this day in 2004, multi-instrumentalist, singer and rapper Kanye West released his debut album, The College Dropout, which is precisely what West was, having

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President Putin in Olympic track suit

Putin’s Olympic Dream

  “There was only a mountain, no road. A forest, a river, nothing else. Nothing there at all.” Oligarch Vladimir Potanin, a (former) investor in the Sochi Winter Olympics says with just a touch of residual pride about Sochi, a spa town on the Black Sea that is now home

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The original magic bus, whose name was Further

Magic Trip

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     29 January     Mantra Rock Dance, 1967 On this day in 1967 one of the key events of the era of psychedelic rock, and the hippie era generally, took place. It was organised by

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Yuri Gagarin

First Orbit

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     27 January     The Outer Space Treaty signed, 1967 On this day in 1967 the USA, USSR and UK jointly signed the Outer Space Treaty, more formally known as the Treaty on Principles Governing

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Gene Sharp and his book, From Dictatorship to Democracy in How to Start a Revolution

How to Start a Revolution

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     25 January     Police Day, Egypt Today is Police Day in Egypt. It is held annually to commemorate the day when 50 police officers were killed, more wounded, after a spat between local Egyptian

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Palaeolithic drawings of horses in the Chauvet caves, in Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Cave of Forgotten Dreams

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     12 January     Caves of Nerja discovered, 1959 On this day in 1959, the Caves of Nerja were discovered. Or rediscovered. Stretching for about 5 kilometres close to the town of Nerja, Malaga, Spain,

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Colin Beavan aka No Impact Man

No Impact Man: The Documentary

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     4 January     Thomas Edison electrocutes Topsy the elephant, 1903 On this day in 1903, the American inventor genius Thomas Edison electrocuted a live elephant to death with electricity. And filmed the whole event.

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Compay Segundo on stage with the Buena Vista Social Club

Buena Vista Social Club

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     3 January     US severs diplomatic ties with Cuba, 1961 On this day in 1961, the United States formally cut diplomatic ties with Cuba. It had been building its position within the island since

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