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Wright Brothers’ Flying Machine

Wright Brothers' Flying Machine

On December 17, 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright became the first to make a controlled and sustained flight in a power-driven, heavier-than-air craft. Though not formally trained in the field of engineering, the brothers approached the problem of flight as would any well-trained engineer. Using a thorough and systematic approach, ...

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Galapagos: Beyond Darwin

Galapagos: Beyond Darwin

Galapagos: Beyond Darwin takes a scientific and photographic look at marine and terrestrial life of the Galapagos Islands. The inspiration behind Charles Darwin's boldest theories of evolution, the Galapagos Islands may be more provocative than Darwin originally expected. Explore the fascinating world of the Galapagos archipelago that Charles Darwin couldn't explore ...

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Secrets of the CIA

Secrets of the CIA

Secrets of the CIA reveals the truth about the CIA and how this organization is behind numerous terrorist plots throughout history. Many ex-CIA agents speak out about their experiences as agents and what they were required to do. Some of these missions even included killing of children. Most of them are ...

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Richard Feynman: The Character of Physical Law

Richard Feynman: The Character of Physical Law

Probably this is one of the oldest films posted at TDF. The Character of Physical Law are a series of seven lectures by physicist Richard Feynman concerning the nature of the laws of physics. The talks were delivered by Feynman in 1964 at Cornell University, as part of the Messenger Lectures ...

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Documentary film is a nonfictional motion picture intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction or maintaining a historical record. Such films were originally shot on film stock—the only medium available—but now includes video and digital productions that can be either direct-to-video, made as a television program or released for screening in cinemas. “Documentary” has been described as a “filmmaking practice, a cinematic tradition, and mode of audience reception” that is continually evolving and is without clear boundaries.