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In the Name of our Heritage

Twenty years ago, the destruction of the Buddhas of Bamiyan in Afghanistan shocked the world. It was to be the start of a new trend: the deliberate destruction of historical artifacts.

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Ghosts of Afghanistan

The West invaded Afghanistan in 2001 to topple the Taliban regime with promises of democracy, freedom and women’s rights. It was a disaster. Hundreds of thousands of people were killed. Corruption and abuses are endemic. What went wrong with “the good war”?

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The Longest Voyage

2022 marks the 500 year anniversary of Magellan and Elcano’s landmark circumnavigation of the globe. It was a turning point in history: an incredible three year voyage that opened the gateway to the modern age. In circumnavigating the globe and charting our world, Magellan and Elcano opened the door to man’s next challenge: the journey into space.

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Order! The Final Act

Four years on from the fateful referendum that marked the beginning of the end for Great Britain’s membership in the European Union, and the story is still unfolding. The debates that unfold here are emblematic of the ideological war underway between populism and liberal democracy, at play over Europe and in the rest of the world.

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The End of the War in Colour: Episode IV – Unconditional Surrender

When US troops conquered Nazi Germany from the West in March 1945, they were accompanied by camera teams, shooting in 16 mm colour. The result is a unique 4 x 45 min series documenting the victims of terror and the politics of annihilation.

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The End of the War in Colour: Episode III – Visions of Hell

When US troops conquered Nazi Germany from the West in March 1945, they were accompanied by camera teams, shooting in 16 mm colour. The result is a unique 4 x 45 min series documenting the victims of terror and the politics of annihilation.

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The End of the War in Colour: Episode II – The Americans at the Elbe

When US troops conquered Nazi Germany from the West in March 1945, they were accompanied by camera teams, shooting in 16 mm colour. The result is a unique 4 x 45 min series documenting the victims of terror and the politics of annihilation.

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The End of the War in Colour: Episode I – Inside the Reich

When US troops conquered Nazi Germany from the West in March 1945, they were accompanied by camera teams, shooting in 16 mm colour. The result is a unique 4 x 45 min series documenting the victims of terror and the politics of annihilation.

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The Forgotten Temple

Deep in the jungle of Cambodia, far off beaten tourist trails, lies a jewel from the Khmer period: the Banteay Chhmar temple.

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