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Lethal Fake Medicine 

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Fíorscéal 17-22

Parental Rating: 12A

Lethal fake medicine offers a unique look behind the scenes of the global fight against the criminal business of counterfeit medicine. Interpol estimates that 50% of all medicine being sold over the i

First Shown: 20 Jul

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Fíorscéal

Fíorscéal brings a new season of top-class international documentaries that continue to throw a sometimes disturbing or controversial light on issues which affect us environmentally, socially, politically and globally.  Among the first documentaries of the new season are:

Lethal Fake Medicine    20.07.17 @ 10.30pm

This documentary tells the story of three small remote atolls in the middle of the Pacific that overcame their isolation and dependence on diesel generators to become the first 100% solar-powered nation in the world, proving that it is possible to reduce the use of fossil fuels and emission of greenhouse gases to a minimum.

 

Ocean’s Monopoly   25.07.17 @ 00.25am

‘Ocean’s Monopoly’ is a crime-thriller starring a small group of geologists who help us to uncover the backgrounds in a global fight for territories. The results of their research decide who will own the oceans. This makes them the most powerful scientists on the planet. How objective can they be when economic and strategic interests are at stake? Then a whistleblower shows up, a mighty geologist who changed sides. While we’re peeling the onion, new questions emerge until we finally discover the core of the big game.

 

Children of the Revolution   27.07.17 @ 10.30pm

Inspired by the student revolutions of 1968, two women in Germany and Japan set out to plot world revolution as leaders of the Baader Meinhof Group and the Japanese Red Army. What were they fighting for and what have we learned?

 

Lionfish – The New Pirates of the Caribbean   01.08.17 @ 00.20am

The documentary follows the life and fate of the Pacific lionfish. Native in the magnificent coral gardens of the tropical Pacific, unfortunate accidents have led to their introduction into the Atlantic Ocean in the early 1990s. Here they rapidly spread on the East Coast of the United States, throughout the Caribbean and all the way to Venezuela. The lionfish can pose a serious danger to the native species. Scientists in the Bahamas now try to train sharks to extend their menu with this suitable prey. If the sharks learn to eat lionfish this knowledge could be spread among the sharks.

 

Guns in the USA – Child’s Play   03.08.17 @ 10.30pm

Every day in the USA, 9 children are shot and killed. Some die in high profile mass killings splashed across the media but many are killed in tragic domestic accidents involving the family. More and more American children are being given guns for their birthday or for Christmas. Despite the increasing numbers of grieving families the powerful gun lobby continues encouraging citizens to arm themselves. But there is a backlash and people are starting to organise to protect themselves and their families. They are demanding stricter controls on gun purchase but so far their work has been in vain.

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