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International Documentaries Oct 3 to Oct 31

Maori Television’s International Documentary slot, Pakipumeka o te Ao, screening from Tuesday October 3 to Tuesday October 31 2006 include:

DEADLINE – Tuesday October 3 at 8.30 PM
In the fall of 2002, Illinois Governor George Ryan faces shocking findings about flaws in his state’s capital punishment system that calls his long-held beliefs into question.

Follow the tumultuous lives of four of the world’s greatest physicists: Galileo Galilei, Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. What were these brilliant men really like?

THE NATURE OF THINGS: ALMOST HOME – Tuesday October 17 at 8.30 PM
Revisit an Aboriginal band in Northern Canada that had been forcibly relocated from its ancestral home 16 years earlier.

THE HUNT FOR OSAMA BIN LADEN – Tuesday October 24 at 8.30 PM
Explains why the hunt for Osama Bin Laden remains enormously difficult – a world apart from the search for Suddam Hussein – and explores the varied resources the United States is dedicating to finding him.

HINGITAQ: THE OUTCASTS – Tuesday October 31 at 8.30 PM
The story of the Thule Inuits in Greenland who were given four days to pack their belongings before their village was levelled to the ground and they were moved 150 kilometres away.


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