“Last Friday, April 30th, was the 35th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon and the end of the Vietnam War, and last Tuesday, May 4th, was the 40th anniversary of the shooting of protesting students at Kent State University. The Vietnam War and America’s involvement in it affected the lives of millions for well over a decade, exacting a massive human cost with millions of deaths and countless injuries – both physical and mental – that plague many of those involved to this day.
“This clip is raw from Camera E-8 on the launch umbilical tower/mobile launch program of Apollo 11, July 16, 1969. This is an HD transfer from the 16mm original.
The camera is running at 500 fps, making the total clip of over 8 minutes represent just 30 seconds of actual time.”
In 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear power lost control of one of its four reactors resulting chain reaction that created a series of explosions. ‘Chernobyl: Life in the Dead Zone’ explores how nature and animals would react and survive if the world was suddenly without humans. This fascinating programme takes place at the site of the world’s worst nuclear accident – hastily abandoned by panic-stricken humans. In houses where people once lived and laughed, wildlife is making itself at home. Watch as the wild animals face challenges in an environment totally outside their comfort zone, while once-domestic species must rediscover their wild natures within.
playingforchange.com – From the award-winning documentary, “Playing For Change: Peace Through Music”, comes the first of many “songs around the world” being released independently. Featured is a cover of the Ben E. King classic by musicians around the world adding their part to the song as it travelled the globe.