Action, Adventure, Documentary: Armed only with cameras, Peabody and Emmy Award-winning conflict Journalist Mike Boettcher, and his son, Carlos, provide unprecedented access into the longest war in U.S. history. Mike and Carlos embed with U.S. Forces fighting on the front lines in Afghanistan, amidst the constant threat of the Taliban. They are the only Father and Son Journalist Team to ever embed with the US Frontline Armed Forces due to the extreme danger involved. Their journey, ‘The Hornet’s Nest’, is a true story of survival not only for the soldiers, but for a father and son team who seek to re-connect under the most harrowing of circumstances.
Adventure, Documentary, Drama: In a last-ditch effort to prevent suicide, a clinically depressed young man travels to the Amazon to engage in an ancient hallucinatory ritual.
Action, Adventure, Comedy: Gunfights, a dandy drug-dealing villain, doppelgangers AND kung-fu action? It's a Wild West comedy ... China style.
Action, Adventure, Comedy: Toy cars in all the wrong places. Rocket skates. Yellow snow. Slapstick goes berserk as these guys go gonzo.
Action, Adventure, Documentary: Why do we climb? This meditative film explores the drive behind those who risk it all in order to ascend great heights.
Adventure, Documentary, History: Bunker Spreckels, Clark Gable's stepson and heir to a sugar fortune, turned his back on expectations and grew into a controversial surf star who expressed complete originality, like a cross between James Dean and Andy Warhol. He danced on the sea like no one else even as his mysterious and surreal persona exploded to consume him.
Action, Adventure, Comedy: Flipping a big wheel over a 70-foot gap. Jumping out of a plane with no parachute. Are these guys insane?
Adventure, Documentary: A trio of filmmakers treks across India to explore the correlation between vanishing rivers, massive energy projects and renewable energy sources.
Action, Adventure, Documentary: This epic presentation dives into an original archive of images from the Western Front to uncover the stories of seven of the men whose remarkable bravery in 1916 won them the Victoria Cross, Britain's most prized military medal.
Action, Adventure, Documentary: An ex-con exacts his own kind of justice. He's done his time. Now he's ready to commit a crime.
Adventure, Documentary: Changing Seas is a public television series produced by WPBT2 in Miami, Florida. Narrated by well-known voice talent Peter Thomas, this series takes viewers on an exciting adventure to the heart of our liquid planet. The oceans cover roughly 70 percent of the earth's surface and they contain 97 percent of the world's water supply. Nevertheless, only five percent of their vast expanse has been explored - leaving in secret a deep, liquid wilderness yet to be discovered. Regardless, the oceans have long played an important role in people's lives. Currently, more than half of all Americans live within 50 miles of the coast, and that number is rising. It is estimated that by 2025 more than 75 percent of Americans will live along the country's shorelines. Coastal and marine waters support 28 million jobs and draw 189 million tourists a year. While the population's dependence on the oceans as a natural resource and a source for recreation continues to increase, the health of these large bodies of water is rapidly declining. Over-fishing, global climate change, pollution: these are only a few of the threats that the oceans are facing today. At the same time, the seas hold great promise for ongoing medical research, as an untapped source of alternate energy, and other benefits that scientists are just now beginning to discover. Changing Seas goes to sea with explorers and scientists as they uncover new information that could lead to scientific breakthroughs. This documentary series lets viewers experience first-hand how oceanographers and other experts study earth's last frontier, and it sheds light on how human activities are threatening ocean resources.
Action, Adventure, Documentary: May 22, 2011, the costliest tornado in American history struck Joplin, Missouri, carving a mile-wide swath of destruction and death. Scientists descended on the city to find out what made this tornado so destructive. Follow the people of Joplin as they continue to pick up the pieces and struggle to make sense of it all. Featured by XIVETV.
Action, Adventure, Documentary: Two of the world's top predators, one from the land, the other from the sea, come together to look, interact and touch. What do sharks take away from encounters with us? What can we learn about ourselves? Follow renowned filmmakers Emma and Andy Casagrande on their quest to dive with the world's largest predatory sharks, from the ferocious great white to sleek tigers and the oceanic white tip.
Adventure, Documentary: For biologist Ian Gordon, life doesn't get much better than an encounter with a large shark. Here is a compilation of his scariest encounters with the world's ultimate predators. From being bitten by a white tipped reef shark to swimming within a school of bull sharks, Ian takes us on a terrifying journey across the world's oceans to get close to these ancient and otherworldly creatures.
Adventure, Documentary: Through the bone chilling temperatures of the subarctic winter wilderness, and though weary and sore, they run! During the Yukon Quest sled dog race, the Arctic route tests each musher and dog to the very limit. Run every February, the Yukon Quest 1000-mile International Sled Dog Race is the world's most extreme mushing competition. It is filled with extraordinary stories of tragedy and triumph.
Action, Adventure, Documentary: Extreme athlete Alain Robert, also known as the "French Spiderman," has been climbing the tallest buildings on the planet for over 25 years with his bare hands. So when the construction of the world's tallest tower, Burj Khalifa in Dubai, was completed, he set his sights on the challenge. Can Robert climb the 828-meter tower? Like a character out of the Tick, is he destined for superhero status?
Action, Adventure, Biography: Journalists are soldiers in the shadows. They are constantly on a quest for information and the truth. Through history, they have operated as our eyes and our ears, even in the midst of the most violent conflicts, sometimes at the expense of their own lives.