KINGDOM OF THE WHITE WOLF
National Geographic explorer and photographer Ronan Donovan travels to Ellesmere Island in the High Arctic, to a landscape uninhabited by humans, in pursuit of the legendary white wolf.
National Geographic Explorer: Battle for Virunga
Despite its status as a World Heritage Site, Virunga National Park is a place of danger and death. The park is over 3,000 square miles, home to some of the world’s most incredible creatures.
Some experts are calling it the worst crime against cultural heritage since World War II. After five years of devastating civil war, Syria’s ancient treasures are being plundered by Islamic State militants and sold on the posh private markets of Western Europe. In Explorer “Blood Antiquities” journalist Inigo Gilmore investigates the shady pipeline that winds through the Middle East and into Europe and beyond.
In Explorer “Fighting ISIS,” National Geographic writer Neil Shea travels to the heart of Kurdistan on a quest to meet the Kurdish fighters on the frontlines against the world’s most feared terrorist organization.
In 1970, a group of young Puerto Rican activists took over a decrepit hospital in New York City, launching a battle for their lives, their community, and healthcare for all.
WE WILL RISE
MICHELLE OBAMA’S MISSION TO EDUCATE GIRLS AROUND THE WORLD
WE WILL RISE is a CNN documentary special that follows the First Lady’s diplomatic trip to Morocco and Liberia, and features the stories of young, revolutionary women overcoming incredible odds to achieve their educational goals.
THE NOTORIOUS MR. BOUT
Viktor Bout was a Russian entrepreneur, a war profiteer, an aviation magnate, an arms smuggler and, strangest of all, an amateur filmmaker. Until three days prior to his arrest on charges of conspiring to kill Americans, Bout kept the camera running, documenting a life spent in the gray areas of international law.
THE FINAL WORD WITH JAMES CAMERON
Join James Cameron and some of the world’s foremost Titanic experts in the ultimate forensic investigation into the most infamous shipwreck of all time. TITANIC: THE FINAL WORD WITH JAMES CAMERON is his definitive explanation of why the “unsinkable” ship sank on her maiden voyage 100 years ago.
Snow Leopard of Afghanistan
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and National Geographic team up to do what no one has successfully done before: trap, collar, and study the elusive and beautiful Snow Leopard of Afghanistan.
MAN VS. VOLCANO
An international team of scientists climbs into Mt. Nyiragongo, an active volcano in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on a mission to unlock its hidden secrets.
Congo Bush Pilots
The Democratic Republic of Congo is an African nation the size of Western Europe. 30 years of war, famine and governmental corruption have crippled a struggling infrastructure. 75% of the country is inaccessible by road, creating a situation of utter dependence on bush pilots– flyers with the courage and skill to land planes on some of the world’s most challenging terrain. This is their story.
FULL BATTLE RATTLE
Full Battle Rattle is the story of a real war and a fake town. In California’s Mojave Desert, the US Army has built a “virtual Iraq” – a billion dollar urban warfare simulation – and populated it with hundreds of Iraqi role-players. Army units spend three weeks inside the simulation before deploying to Iraq.
FIRST TO FALL
Starting in Benghazi, Libya during the first days of the uprising, moving to the frontlines of besieged Misrata, and finally to the gunfire celebrations in the liberated capital city of Tripoli, FIRST TO FALL focuses on the evolution of two young expatriate Libyan men returning home to participate in a bloody, chaotic revolution.
Forbidden Tomb of Genghis Khan
Mongolia is being plundered. Illegal gold mining operations are proliferating across its vast landscape, desecrating its soil and polluting its rivers. THE LOST TOMB OF GENGHIS KHAN, Mongolia’s best kept secret and only remaining tie to its spiritual and political forefather, could be unearthed and destroyed at any time.
VIRUNGA CHURCH CHOIR
“I moved to eastern Congo in February 2002, a few weeks after Mt. Nyiragongo had erupted and destroyed most of the neighboring town of Goma. One of the few lucky survivors was the Virunga CBCA church, where the lava had miraculously spared it by a few meters. Shortly after, the Virunga CBCA choir wrote a deferential song about what Mt. Nyiragongo had taught them, which immediately became a radio hit all over eastern Congo.
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