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The Scopes Monkey Trial

The Scopes Trial, formally known as The State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes and commonly referred to as the Scopes Monkey Trial, was a famous American legal case in 1925 in which a high school teacher, John Scopes, was accused of violating Tennessee's Butler Act, which made it unlawful to teach evolution in any state-funded school.


CGP Grey: Vatican City Explained

CGP Grey gives us what they forgot to teach us in school about the Vatican City. What is this nation state, and how did it get that way?


Q&A: Science vs Religion

Professor Lawrence Krauss on the Q&A panel with Tanya Plibersek, Greg Hunt, Dr John Dickson & Dr Cindy Pan: A lively interactive discussion hosted by Tony Jones where the audience at home and in the studio questions political leaders and opinion makers.

18 Feb 2013


Mexico Man: Mechanic to Messiah

Each year, nearly 5,000 amateur actors take part in the world's largest annual open-air play.

In the passion play depicting passages from the Bible, the role of Jesus Christ is the most sought after.

This Easter, Al Jazeera spoke to Jess Flores Domnguez, a 25-year-old mechanic, who stars as the messiah in Mexico City.


Dawkins: Science Works, Bitches

Richard Dawkins responds to a Christian who is critical of the scientific method: "it (science) works... bitches!".

Filmed at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, on Friday 15th February 2013.


Bill Maher: New Rules, The Pope Pt 1

Bill Maher manages to have a little fun while making some very valid points about the modern day catholic religion, and you just have to love the mans new hat. His targets in this video include, catholics, priests, the pope, the US military, the taliban, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Oprah, Madonna, republicans, and the uptight.

Aired Feb 15, 2013.


Bill Maher: New Rules, The Pope Pt 2

Maher takes on the Pope and his flock once again. Now you may be thinking, "By golly, Bill doesn't seem to like organized religion." Well you'd be wrong if you're thinking that because he must love organized religion. I mean without organized religion, he'd only have the republicans to make fun of.

Aired March 22, 2013.


M.C. Escher: Tesselation

Escher sits at his worktable and engages in an exciting world of metamorphosis in his drawings, until it starts to run out of control. This animation is about the relationship between artist and creation. Inspired by the life and work of M.C. Escher, this animation is based on some of his graphic solutions around complex patterns, with the intent of being a light and ludic piece of work that also invites the viewer into the world of Escher's meta-linguistic subjects.

[ First Prize Winner - Out of Hand International Festival]


Explain Like I'm Five: Existentialism and Friedrich Nietzsche

A web series inspired by the subreddit Explain Like I'm Five.

Hosts: Michael Kayne and Langan Kingsley
Kids: Gabriella Stein, Ryan Budinick, Toby Altholtz, Christian Cespedes
Directed by Jared Neumark
Written by Jared Neumark and Michael Kayne
Produced by Dan De Lorenzo
Shot by Alonso Homs
Music by Sean Hannigan
Intro Jingle by Doug Widdick


Culture Shock For Amazon Chief's Son: Rainforest vs NYC

Nilson Tuwe Huni Kui lives a long way from New York City. In fact, the 29-year-old lives a long way from anywhere.

His village in the Amazon rainforest has a population of only 600 people and it takes five days of travelling by boat to reach the nearest town.

Yet the son of the traditional chief of the Huni Kiu Kaxinawa tribes in Brazil has swapped the rainforest for the concrete jungle, and now calls the Big Apple home.

"My father is what Obama is for you", he explains.

As a youth leader, Tuwe carries the responsibility of making his people's culture and problems known to the world.

After being sent to a summit in Rio de Janeiro last summer he was given an opportunity to study in New York thanks to Tribal Link's Indigenous Fellowship Program and the Nataasha van Kampen Foundation.

The BBC spoke to Tuwe about getting used to the city's subway and fast food, his dream of becoming a documentary film-maker - he is currently learning to edit - as well as the challenges indigenous communities face from loggers and drug cartels.

Produced for the BBC by Anna Bressanin; images by Ilya Shnitse