Archive for the ‘Documentary’ Category

A Visual History Of Light

400,000 years ago, humans and Neanderthals created fire. This ignited a relationship between people and photons that changed the course of mankind—and continues to evolve to this day.

Take a tour through the visual history of light.


Commodity City is an observational documentary exploring the daily lives of vendors who work in the largest wholesale consumer market in the world: the Yiwu Markets in China.

The film explores moments of tension between commerce and individuality, between the goods for sale and the humans who sell them.

A film by Jessica Kingdon.

How Do We Study Living Brains?

An animated film on techniques of neuroimaging; a lesson taught by neurologists Elizabeth Waters and John Borghi.

So, how do we see what’s happening in the brain? Let’s find out.

Direction, Design & Animation: Joash Berkeley.

11 Hours Of Chill Driving In Japan

11 Hours Of Chill Driving In Japan.

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1911: A Trip Through New York City

Old film of New York City in the year 1911.

Print has survived in mint condition. Slowed down footage to a natural rate and added in sound for ambiance. This film was taken by the Swedish company Svenska Biografteatern on a trip to America.

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The Story of Warfarin

Blood, rats and anticoagulants: The story of warfarin.

The history of warfarin, one of the earliest anticoagulant drugs, is littered with the bodies of sick cows and poisoned rats. This animation tells the story of how a bloody beginning gave rise to a life-saving medication.

Animation: Dog & Rabbit in association with Jules Bartl • Sound by Nigel Manington.


Roads, Rivers, Cities.
Arteries, Veins, Neurons.

This film by Maria Ferreira features imagery obtained through Google Street View from seemingly infinite one point perspective roads from all around the world and digitally manipulated satellite photographs found through Google Earth and the United States Geological Survey Database.

String Theory Explained

What is The True Nature of Reality?

Black holes are scary things. But they also might reveal the true nature of the universe to us.

Kurzgesagt – a team of designers, journalists and musicians who want to make science look beautiful. Because it is beautiful.

Elspeth Beard: Riding Into History

You’re 23, your heart’s been broken and there’s a long, hard slog of study stretching out in front of you. What do you do?

For Elspeth Beard, a round-the-world trip on the back of her 1974 BMW R60/6 flat-twin motorbike proved the ultimate remedy for a wounded heart and weary head.

Directed by Souleyman Messalti & Joe Brooks.

The Neptune Navy: Sea Shepherd

This animation presents some of Neptune Navy’s most successful direct-action campaigns at sea over the past 40 years.

Thanks to generous supporters, the fleet continues to grow and serve the mission to defend, conserve and protect our oceans around the world.

Animation by the team at Affreux Bonhomme, narration by Captain Peter Hammarstedt.