Faith & Religion

Bacchus Uncovered: Ancient God of Ecstasy

Is there more to Bacchus, the celebrated god of wine, debauchery and excess, than merely being a party animal?

Venus Uncovered: Ancient Goddess of Love

It’s the story of one of antiquity’s most potent forces. A story of naked human desire and how that desire transformed who we are and how we behave.

ISIS: Origins of Violence

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Isis has shocked the world with its fundamentalist terrorism, which it claims is justified by the tenets and scriptures of Islam. But can philosophical truths be found in its doctrines of jihad?

Amish: A Secret Life

It’s a famously private world, but this intimate portrait of the Amish community gives us a rare opportunity to peek behind their usually closed doors.

Leaving Amish Paradise

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What happens when you take a culture that’s shunned the modern world and force it to live in the 21st century?

The Amish travel by horse and buggy and dress as their forebears did when they landed in America 300 years ago. Countless rules prevent them from using electric lights, radio, TV and mobile phones.

This documentary follows two Amish families struggling to get to grips with modernity.

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