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Ancient World Classics DVD Collection
Ancient World Classics DVD Collection
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Unearth the fascinating secrets of ancient worlds in this three-disc collection featuring five National Geographic classics. From the location of the fabled city of Atlantis and the significance of the mysterious Stonehenge monument to the truth behind the legendary King Tut curse, National Geographic sheds new light on the intriguing mysteries left behind by once-powerful ancient civilizations.


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Taboo: Season 7 DVD-R Set
Taboo: Season 7 DVD-R Set
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American Chainsaw, Season One DVD-R
American Chainsaw, Season One DVD-R
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Whether creating for royalty, celebs, hotels, or lucky fans, "The Machine" Jesse Green has just one humble goal: to bring his self-proclaimed “eco art” to the whole world. It’s a family affair for Jesse—a former truck driver, occasional hard-rock front man, and one of the world’s premiere chainsaw sculptors—as he and the rest of his quirky crew carve masterpieces out of wood at his New England-based studio. Together they must overcome challenging projects, difficult clients, and dangerous materials to create works of art that push the boundaries of creativity.


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Amreeka DVD
Amreeka DVD
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Amreeka chronicles the adventures of Muna, a single mother who leaves the West Bank with Fadi, her teenage son, with dreams of an exciting future in the promised land of small town Illinois. In America, as her son navigates high school hallways the way he used to move through military checkpoints, the indomitable Muna scrambles together a new life cooking up falafel burgers as well as hamburgers at the local White Castle.


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Inside North Korea DVD
Inside North Korea DVD
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Go undercover with National Geographic correspondent Lisa Ling as she journeys into mysterious and reclusive North Korea. Posing as part of an international medical team, Lisa and her camera crew reveal the extraordinary, hidden face of this insular, little-known place, from the powerful control Kim Jong Il exerts over his people to the military powder keg of life along the heavily armed demilitarized zone.


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Inside the Soviet Circus DVD Exclusive
Inside the Soviet Circus DVD Exclusive
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Go behind the scenes at Moscow's Circus School and experience the magic and wonder of the performances that delight millions. See lion tamers risk life and limb, trapeze artists glide through the air, of course, the beloved clowns who inspire imagination and fantasy. With laughter as their language, the Soviet Circus bridges the gap between generations, borders, and all peoples of the world.


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Slave Girls of India DVD Exclusive
Slave Girls of India DVD Exclusive
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Around the globe, over 200 million children are engaged in child labor, often, doing the most brutal or degrading of jobs. Girls are especially vulnerable. Even in countries as wealthy as the United States, girls face harsh lives as victims of sex trafficking or as migrant workers. Join National Geographic's Lisa Ling as we travel to India for a glimpse into the battle against child slavery.


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Inside Saddam's Reign of Terror DVD Exclusive
Inside Saddam's Reign of Terror DVD Exclusive
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For 24 years, Saddam Hussein and his Baath Party executed political rivals, Shias, Kurds and anyone else who dared disagree—or even tell a joke about the dictator. A chorus of testimonials, unearthed mass graves and discovered documents now reveal the extent to which Saddam and his Baath Party tortured, maimed, raped, and murdered Iraqi citizens.


As he faces trial for his crimes, National Geographic goes inside his reign of terror—with rare videotape that shows Baath Party members carrying out Saddam's brutal laws.


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The First Grader DVD
The First Grader DVD
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In a small, remote mountain top primary school in the Kenyan bush, hundreds of children are jostling for a chance for the free education newly promised by the Kenyan government. One new applicant causes astonishment when he knocks on the door of the school. He is Maruge (Oliver Litondo), an old Mau Mau veteran in his eighties, who is desperate to learn to read at this late stage of his life. He fought for the liberation of his country and now feels he must have the chance of an education so long denied—even if it means sitting in a classroom alongside six-year-olds.


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Benda Bilili DVD
Benda Bilili DVD
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The band, Staff Benda Bilili—in English, "look beyond"—is a group of street musicians composed of four paraplegics and three able-bodied men. The core of the group is four singer/guitarists polio, who use customized tricycles to get around: Ricky, the eldest and a co-founding member of the band; Coco, the band’s composer and co-founding member with Ricky; Junana, the member most disabled by polio, yet the official choreographer; and Coude, a bass player and soprano singer. Joining them is a young and entirely acoustic rhythm section, led by Roger, a teenage prodigy on the satongé, a one-string guitar he designed and built himself out of a tin can.


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Collapse: Based on the Book by Jared Diamond DVD
Collapse: Based on the Book by Jared Diamond DVD
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Over the 20th and 21st centuries, the rise of our civilization has seemed unstoppable. But could our modern, industrialized civilization fall apart like great ancient ones before us? Two hundred years from now, will scientists find evidence that we followed a recipe for disaster similar to that of the Maya or the Romans? To understand a collapse, imagine it has already happened.


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Russia's Last Tsar DVD Exclusive
Russia's Last Tsar DVD Exclusive
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Witness the wrenching story of the collapse of the Romanov dynasty. Nicholas II had absolute power over his vast realm, yet he was helpless in the face of his son's hemophilia. Enter Rasputin, a wild-living Siberian "holy man" whose apparent ability to heal the heir won him the loyalty of Empress Alexandra—to the dismay of almost everyone else.


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Descending the Dragon DVD Exclusive
Descending the Dragon DVD Exclusive
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"Accomplished adventurer and author Jon Bowermaster discovers a new Vietnam—from the sea—and guides an intimate tour of this intriguing country. More than a travelogue, Descending the Dragon is a personal look into the heart of this sea-loving nation, its hopeful spirit and unique culture.


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Africa Series 4 DVD Set
Africa Series 4 DVD Set
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From National Geographic Television and Thirteen/WNET New York, Africa is a groundbreaking eight-hour series captured over two years of filming in 11 countries. This epic series presents Africa through the eyes of its people, conveying the diversity and beauty of the land and the compelling personal stories of the people who shape its future. Africa contains eight hours plus one-hour bonus program "The Making of Africa."


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Life in a Day DVD
Life in a Day DVD
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Oscar-winning film director Kevin Macdonald’s Life in a Day was born out of a unique partnership between Ridley Scott’s Scott Free UK and YouTube. The film is a user-generated, feature-length documentary shot on a single day—July 24, 2010.


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Desert Flower DVD
Desert Flower DVD
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Her story touched the hearts of millions: Waris Dirie’s book Desert Flower, which recounts her incredible journey from an African nomad to an international top model, became a worldwide best seller with more than 11 million copies sold. This is the inspiring story of an extraordinary, proud and brave women. Director and screenwriter Sherry Hormann and producer and Oscar winner Peter Herrmann have adapted Dirie’s autobiography for the screen: a modern fairy tale of dazzling glamour and archaic rituals, full of vitality, emotional depth and enormous compassion.


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Forbidden Tomb Of Genghis Khan DVD
Forbidden Tomb Of Genghis Khan DVD
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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 by looters at any time. Can engineer and explorer Albert Lin, equipped with cutting-edge technology and just a handful of obscure clues from ancient texts, find and protect the tomb of the Great Khan before it is possibly destroyed? National Geographic joins Lin on a seemingly impossible quest: to locate the tomb of Genghis Khan without being allowed to dig, somewhere in a territory that measures thousands of square miles in area. Lin's research leads him to search for a lost mountain-the Burkhan Khaldun-in the heart of the "forbidden zone." But to get there he must first conquer a series of natural obstacles, including an inhospitable landscape, swollen rivers, and violent storms. It is on the Burkhan Khaldun that Lin makes his most remarkable discovery, one that may solve an 800-year old mystery and cause waves in the archaeological community for decades to come.


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Witchcraft: Myths and Legends DVD
Witchcraft: Myths and Legends DVD
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In the modern world, witchcraft and witches are dismissed as fantasies, but in many cultures, magic is alive and its practitioners admired and feared.


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Lost Gold of the Dark Ages DVD
Lost Gold of the Dark Ages DVD
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With exclusive access to one of the most important discoveries of modern times, National Geographic uncovers the secrets of the largest hoard of Saxon Gold ever found.


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The Real Slumdogs DVD-R
The Real Slumdogs DVD-R
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Travel into the heart of the slum made famous by the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire—Dharavi, in Mumbai, India. In this squalid, pest-ridden place with irregular water, intermittent electricity and open sewers, one million people are squeezed into just one square mile. But beneath the surface is a city with its own multimillion-dollar recycling industry and neighborhoods where ordinary people work hard to make a better life for themselves.


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Albino Murders DVD-R
Albino Murders DVD-R
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With whitish hair and skin, as well as pale, light-sensitive eyes, people with albinism usually suffer more from social stigma than from their actual physical disabilities. And while this condition is found in all races around the globe, nowhere is it more dangerous to be an albino than in Tanzania. Here, it's deadly.


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Talibanistan DVD-R
Talibanistan DVD-R
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Eight years after 9/11, the Taliban remains a formidable enemy, maintaining a shadow government that straddles Afghanistan and Pakistan in an area dubbed "Talibanistan." National Geographic takes you inside the forbidden zone to provide first-person coverage of the fight on the ground and in the skies above this vast, rugged region and the challenges NATO and Pakistani forces face.


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Inside a Cult: Messiah on Trial DVD Exclusive
Inside a Cult: Messiah on Trial DVD Exclusive
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Follow cult leader and self-proclaimed messiah Wayne Bent, aka Michael Travesser, after he made headlines when police entered the Strong City compound in New Mexico. See inside this religious sect through interviews with former members. National Geographic goes inside to offer an in-depth look at Travesser's trial as he battles two counts of criminal sexual contact with minors.


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Secret History of Diamonds DVD Exclusive
Secret History of Diamonds DVD Exclusive
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Diamonds: to the consumer they symbolize wealth, glamour and undying love. To the diamond hunter, the dealer, and the thief, they represent the potential to make a fortune. National Geographic takes an in-depth look at these international symbols of wealth and their connection to terrorism and crime. From the dark world of diamond smuggling, to the alleged 9/11 connection between al Qaeda and the Belgium diamond sector to the world's biggest diamond heist, Secret History of Diamonds reveals how far some are willing to go to possess them.


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Secrets of Florence DVD Exclusive
Secrets of Florence DVD Exclusive
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National Geographic visits unearthed Roman theaters, medieval streets, and secret tunnels, bringing new light to Florence's lesser-known, dark history. Art detective and National Geographic Fellow Maurizio Seracini reveals history using a thermocamera to reveal long-lost architectural layers in some of the city's most famous landmarks.


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When Rome Ruled 3-DVD Set
When Rome Ruled 3-DVD Set
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National Geographic's groundbreaking 8-part series reveals ancient Rome's hidden treasures and untold stories as never before. From iconic figures including Caligula, Caesar and Constantine, to epic events such as the eruption of Vesuvius, the invasion of Britain, and fall of Rome, When Rome Ruled reveals a startling up-to-date vision of the ancient empire and challenges our perception of what we know about the Romans and their lives. New discoveries about the Roman gladiators, Pompeii doomsday, and Caesar's assassination provide fresh insights into the empire that not only influenced Western civilization, but created it.


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Ancient X-Files DVD-R
Ancient X-Files DVD-R
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Lost Cannibals of Europe DVD-R
Lost Cannibals of Europe DVD-R
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Cannibalism has long been considered a dark chapter in man's history. Yet we think of it only as isolated occurrences. Now a Neolithic burial pit in Germany, found filled with expertly butchered human remains, challenges those assumptions. Archaeologists have never seen anything like it the deeper they dig, the more bizarre the scene becomes. Explorer joins an international team of experts as they reopen the earth to understand the violent events as they played out seven thousand years ago.


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Ancient Graves: Voices of the Dead DVD-R
Ancient Graves: Voices of the Dead DVD-R
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Secrets of the mummy —revealed! Ancient human grave sites speak volumes to those who listen. These haunting human "time capsules" have been uncovered all over the world. Some even reach a certain level of fame: The Ampato maiden sacrificed on an Andes peak; The Alpine Ice Man, the oldest frozen mummy ever found; England's 9,000-year-old Cheddar Man. Others' stories are known only to the ages, like a cache of elaborately adorned 7,000-year-old mummies unearthed in Chile, and the thousands of Egyptian mummies actually burned as train fuel in the 19th century. Modern science now allows us to explore these human treasures without destroying them, and connects us all to the secrets of Ancient Graves: Secrets of the Dead.


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Secrets of the Virgin Queen DVD-R
Secrets of the Virgin Queen DVD-R
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They called her the Virgin Queen—England's first Queen Elizabeth, a revered ruler in her own lifetime. Yet behind her fame lie many dark secrets, and an unsolved mystery: Why didn't the queen marry and provide an heir to the throne?


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