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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO JEFF GOLDBLUM
2020, National Geographic, 30 min, USA,

When you explore the ordinary, you might just discover the extraordinary! In National Geographic's THE WORLD ACCORDING TO JEFF GOLDBLUM, Jeff Goldblum takes us on an entertaining, insightful and playful ride. In each episode of this 12-part series, he pulls on the thread of a deceptively familiar object to unravel a world of astonishing connections, fascinating science and history. From sneakers, ice cream, coffee and cosmetics to everything in between, Jeff uncovers how even the simplest things have incredible, sometimes whimsical back stories. Through the prism of Jeff’s curious and witty mind, nothing is as it seems. These "modern marvels" are so commonplace we take them for granted ... but Jeff doesn’t.


JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE
2020, Magnolia Pictures, 96 min, USA, Dir: Dawn Porter

Using interviews and rare archival footage, JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE chronicles Lewis’ 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration. Using present-day interviews with Lewis, now 80 years old, Porter explores his childhood experiences, his inspiring family and his fateful meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1957. In addition to her interviews with Lewis and his family, Porter’s primarily cinéma verité film also includes interviews with political leaders, Congressional colleagues, and other people who figure prominently in his life.


COSMOS: A PERSONAL VOYAGE
1980, National Geographic, 45 min, USA, Dir: Adrian Malone, David Kennard, Rob McCain, David F. Oyster, Richard Wells

The original series COSMOS: A PERSONAL VOYAGE first premiered in September 1980 on PBS, and for 10 years was the most watched series ever on public television in America. Based on Carl Sagan's book of the same name, and written for television by Sagan, Ann Druyan and Steven Soter, the series was a stunning and iconic exploration of the universe as revealed by science that took viewers through a galaxy of topics to help explain the universe and humanity's place in it. Called "a watershed moment for science programming" by Dave Itzkoff of The New York Times, Sagan brought science into the mainstream by explaining complex theories in a way that everyone could comprehend and appreciate. Among the areas explored are the life cycle of stars, genetics, laws of planetary motion, the journey to Mars, the search for intelligent life beyond Earth and the big bang theory.


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