Lost Animals Part 16

Once abundant, these olive green iguanas were greatly reduced by hunting and the introduction of mongooses. They were found on the mainland, and Goat Island where they became extinct in 1948. The mainland iguanas were thought to be extinct in the 1950's but were rediscovered in 1969. The few remaining may finally become extinct if a proposal for a new town goes through. Excessively rare and maybe even extinct, these, the smallest of the American curlew had been around for 200,000 years only to be shot from the skies in recent times. They performed an amazing 9,000 mile migration each year, from Canada to south America and back. Millions were shot and eaten and many of these gentle birds were left to rot where they fell due to the glut of birds.
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Nanking - Narrated
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2007 | 90mins
A powerful, emotional and relevant reminder of the heartbreaking toll war takes on the innocent, this award-winning documentary tells the story of the Japanese invasion of Nanking, China, in the early days of World War II. As part of a campaign to conquer all of China, the Japanese subjected Nanking?which was then China's capital?to months of aerial bombardment, and when the city fell, the Japanese army unleashed murder and rape on a horrifying scale. In the midst of the rampage, a small group of Westerners banded together to establish a Safety Zone where over 200,000 Chinese found refuge. Unarmed, these missionaries, university professors, doctors and businessmen?including a Nazi named John Rabe?bore witness to the events, while risking their own lives to protect civilians from slaughter. The story is told through deeply moving interviews with Chinese survivors, chilling archival footage and photos, testimonies of former Japanese soldiers?and a staged reading of the Westerners' letters and diaries by Woody Harrelson, Mariel Hemingway, Jurgen Prochnow and others. NANKING is a testament to the courage and conviction of individuals who were determined to act in the face of evil and a powerful tribute to the resilience of the Chinese people?a gripping account of light in the darkest of times. This version of the film features descriptive narration for the blind and visually impaired, created by the Narrative Television Network.
Nanking - Narrated