PEOPLE & CULTURE

Beyond The Movie: Lord of the Rings

Through extensive film footage and powerful interviews, National Geographic delves beyond The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King to explore the amazing parallels between history and the epic struggles faced by man in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.


Episode Length: 00:50:00

Year: 2000

Episode: 1


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The Last Royals

A few centuries ago, hereditary monarchs ruled the world, representing the dominant and most ancient form of government. Today, they exist in only 28 countries. Does the institution of the monarchy have any relevance in the modern, democratic world of the 21st Century? Profiling the lives of monarchies in Great Britain, Uganda, Nepal and Tonga, among other places, The New Royals provides a fascinating insight into the day-to-day lives of some of the world’s most diverse royal families.


Episode Length: 00:50:00

Year: 2000

Episode: 1


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The Team That Never Played

The Story of Australia captures the stunning landscapes and people of contemporary Australia. Experience everyday Australian life through the eyes of people working on the ground – including a wildlife ranger in Kakadu, a rodeo rider in rural NSW, a marine biologist on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland and an architect in cosmopolitan Melbourne.

A broad, dynamic overview of everything that is special about Australia – the familiar and the less familiar features of our land, our flora and fauna, an historical context for the series and an insight into Indigenous culture from its ancient rock art to its vibrant, continuing presence.


Episode Length: 01:00:00

Year: 2010

Episode: 1 of 1


 

The Assenge Agenda: Surveillance, Democracy and You

What rights do we have in a world where individuals are under electronic surveillance 24/7? Who really controls the agencies that spy on us? Seeking to explore this unprecedented crisis democracy faces, we hear from key experts including former CIA Officers and whistle blowers, academics and political experts to search for answers to these questions.


Episode Length: 01:00:00

Year: 2013

Episode: 1 of 1


 

Sons of Perdition

Sons of Perdition follows three teenagers who escape from the chokehold of the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saint (FLDS) religion, a secretive polygamist sect located on the remote Utah/Arizona border run by infamous prophet Warren Jeffs. Here men have multiple wives and raise their children by the strict code of the FLDS.


Episode Length: 01:00:00

Year: 2010

Episode: 1 of 1


 

Ochre & Ink – 1

This extraordinary documentary follows Chinese-Australian artist Zhou Xiaoping and his inspiring and at times controversial collaboration with Aboriginal artists over 23 years in remote Arnhem Land, culminating in a highly anticipated landmark exhibition at the Capital Museum in Beijing.


Episode Length: 00:30:00

Year: 2011

Episode: 1 of 1


 

Missing in the Lands of Gods

Missing in the Land of Gods follows the heartbreaking journey of Jock and Di Chambers through India in search of their missing son Ryan. This is a road movie, a mystery, an examination of love, hope and grief that takes you on a journey you’ll never forget.


Episode Length: 01:22:00

Year: 2012

Episode: 1 of 1


 

Message From Mungo

Lake Mungo is one of the world’s richest archaeological sites and the location of the discovery of the human remains known as “Mungo Lady”. This is a tale of science versus indigenous culture and the journey which lead to Mungo Lady being handed back to the Indigenous custodians. The hand-back ceremony becomes a turning point in the relationship between scientists and the local tribal groups.


Episode Length: 01:00:00

Year: 2012

Episode: 1 of 1


 

Love Under Cuban Skies

Sex tourism is a major global growth industry and while men are the traditional customers, increasing numbers of women are seeking a ‘richer’ holiday experience. We follow a group of women who travel to Cuba looking for romance and adventure. What drives these women to seek love under other skies and what are the consequences for everyone involved?


Episode Length: 01:00:00

Year: 2014

Episode: 1 of 1


 

Little Stars

Little Stars tells the surprisingly life-affirming stories of young people around the world living with life-limiting illnesses. Against the odds these children and young adults are making the most of every moment thanks to the support of their loved ones and a dedicated team of pain and palliative care workers


Episode Length: 01:00:00

Year: 2015

Episode: 1 of 1


 

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