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The Atheism Tapes with Jonathan Miller

The Atheism Tapes with Jonathan Miller

Director: Richard Denton
Year: 2005

In this ground-breaking BBC series, Jonathan Miller interviews New York Times best-seller Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Colin McGinn, playwright Arthur Miller, Denys Turner, and Nobel Prize Scientist Steven Weinberg. The subject: atheism and why nontheism is one of today’s most controversial issues.

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Being in the World

Being in the World

Director: Tao Ruspoli
Year: 2010

Being in the World takes us on a journey around the world to meet philosophers influenced by the thought of Martin Heidegger, as well as experts in the fields of sports, music, craft, and cooking, in a celebration of human beings, and our ability to find meaning in life through the mastery of physical, intellectual, and creative skills.

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Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton

Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton

Director: Stephen Silha, Eric Slade
Year: 2013

A chronicle of the iconoclastic life of gay poet, filmmaker, and spiritual visionary James Broughton, one of the defining voices of the sexual revolution, whose groundbreaking artistic celebrations of sexuality and the body influenced generations of the 1960's and 70's to profoundly embrace life and 'follow your own weird.'

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Breath of the Gods

Breath of the Gods

Director: Jan Schmidt-Garre
Year: 2012

Modern yoga, that is, the form practiced daily by tens of millions of people around the world, goes back directly to the god Shiva according to Indian tradition. At the same time, however, modern yoga originated in the early 20th century - a creation of Indian savant T. Krishnamacharya (1888-1989). That story is far less known.

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Carl Sagan's Cosmos

Carl Sagan's Cosmos

Director: David F. Oyster
Year: 1980

Get ready for a fascinating and comprehensive experience of Carl Sagan's signature masterpiece. This monumental cosmic journey is a blend of science, education and entertainment, exploring everything from life-building cells to the Big Bang. Boxed set.

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Computer Chess

Computer Chess

Director: Andrew Bujalski
Year: 2013

Set over the course of a weekend tournament for chess software programmers thirty-some years ago, COMPUTER CHESS transports viewers to a nostalgic moment when the contest between technology and the human spirit seemed a little more up for grabs.

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Crazy Wisdom:  The Life and Times of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Crazy Wisdom: The Life and Times of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Director: Johanna Demetrakas
Year: 2011

Crazy Wisdom explores the arrival of Tibetan Buddhism in America through the story of Chogyam Trungpa, who landed in the U.S. in 1970. Trungpa became renowned for translating ancient Buddhist concepts into language and ideas that Westerners could understand and shattered preconceived notions about how an enlightened teacher should behave.Initially rejected, his teachings are now recognized by western philosophers and spiritual leaders as authentic and profound.

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Darwin: The Life and Legacy

Darwin: The Life and Legacy

Director: BBC
Year: 2009

Part one this BBC portrait of Charles Darwin focuses on his early life and influences tracing his maturation as a naturalist from his birth in Shrewsbury, England to the publication of his key work the Origin of Species. Part two of this BBC portrait of Charles Darwin focuses on the legacy of his theories on evolution and the implications of his writings.

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Derrida

Derrida

Director: Amy Ziering Kofman, Kirby Dick
Year: 2002

One of the most influential and iconoclastic figures of the 20th century, French philosopher and father of “deconstruction” Jacques Derrida has single-handedly altered the way we look at history, language, art and film. In the spirit of Derrida’s work, acclaimed filmmakers Kirby Dick (Sick: The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist) and Amy Ziering Kofman have created an innovative and entertaining portrait by questioning the very concept of biography itself. Featuring a mesmerizing score by Oscar-winning composer Ryuichi Sakamoto (The Last Emperor), Derrida is a playful and provocative glimpse at a visionary thinker as he ruminates on everything from Seinfeld to the sex lives of ancient philosophers.

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Dying to Know: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary

Dying to Know: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary

Director: Gay Dillingham
Year: 2015

Two conventional Harvard professors began probing the edges of consciousness in the '60s. Timothy Leary ended up in jail, while Richard Alpert became Ram Dass, a spiritual teacher.

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