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The village of Tichilesti is in a remote area of Romania on the edge of the Danube Delta, and it is home to what is thought to be Europe's last remaining leprosy colony. The documentary is the only audiovisual document that preserves the history of leprosy in Romania and the memories of the last leprosy patients from the Tichilesti colony.

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The Galápagos Islands is a volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. It's considered one of the world's foremost destinations for wildlife-viewing. A province of Ecuador, it lies about 1,000km off its coast. Its isolated terrain shelters a diversity of plant and animal species, many found nowhere else. Charles Darwin visited in 1835, and his observation of Galápagos' species later inspired his theory of evolution.

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DAY ZERO

Cape Town water crisis

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Alan Winde Western Cape Provincial Minister of Economic Opportunities

Ian Douglas Neilson Deputy Mayor of Cape Town

Sheikh Abduragmaan Alexander Religious Minister at Masjidul-Quds

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Climate driven migration

Human migration sparked by wars, disasters, and now climate. Homo sapiens have been on the move from almost their beginnings. Climate-caused floods, drought, and water shortages will likely join the list of reasons to migrate. A WORLD ON THE MOVE is a feature-length essay-documentary by environmentalist and documentary filmmaker Aron Xantus about the stories of everyday people experiencing the already existing consequences of the climate change and war that serve as a motivator for migration.

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The documentary presents the life and research of Emil Racovita, one of the first Antarctic explorers, a pioneer of oceanology and the founder of a new science, the bio-speleology. He created in Cluj the first Institute of Speleology in the world. Using photographs made by Emil Racovita in Antarctica, the film focuses mainly on the Belgica expedition (1897-1899), the first scientific expedition who wintered in Antarctica, having Roald Amundsen, Frederick Cook on board and Adrien de Gerlache as captain.

www.emilracovita.com

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From Headhunting to Riots: Documentary on the Outbreak of Ethnic Violence in West and Central Kalimantan, Indonesia (2000-2001)

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How long ago did Vîrtop man live?

The oldest Neanderthal footprint in the world

After an ascent and a narrow passage, two speleologists from Cluj entered a virgin chamber of the Gheţarul cave at Vîrtop in the Bihor Mountains. They realised that they were not the first to have trodden the immaculate cave floor: imprinted in the calcite were visible three human footprints. It was obvious that the mysterious visitor had entered the cave thousands of years ago. How many thousands? The enigma was solved in 2004, after years of research. The first studies were carried out by...

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Dr. Géza Teleki (1943–2014) was a devoted guardians of untouched nature. In 1968 he was one of the first people to join Jane Goodall in Gombe, to assist and shape the research carried out there. He spent his entire life serving the chimpanzees’ cause, defying illness, lobbyists’ pressure, a shortage of time and money. He always considered the interests of the entire species paramount, and was advocating it at universities, at his lectures, in his books. He was convinced that in order to save animals and plants, one has to mobilize people’s emotions. He considered himself a nature...

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