If you are looking for TV documentaries that explain Nobel Prize-awarded achievements to a general audience, look no further. Nobel Media works with internationally renowned TV companies such as Blakeway Productions and October Films to produce a diverse portfolio of documentaries that provide exclusive access to the Nobel Laureates at home or at work.
The hour-long TV documentary Nobel Laureates covers the current year's Nobel Prizes, and is comprised of a series of short portraits featuring the year's Nobel Laureates highlighting their professional and personal achievements. Nobel Laureates runs the full range of Nobel Prize categories, namely Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, Peace and Economic Sciences, and provides a unique insight into some of the 21st century's greatest minds. The program may be broadcast in full or as prize category segments. As a collection from 2004-2011, these programs form a unique record of Nobel Prize awarded achievements.
The half-hour long documentaries that focus on the current year's Peace or Literature Laureate have featured such prominent Nobel Laureates and personalities such as Doris Lessing, Barack Obama and Mario Vargas Llosa.
This unique one hour documentary produced by Blakeway Productions, Nobel Laureates 2011, takes you to every corner of the globe to meet researchers, professors, a President, rights' activists and more, who summarize the 2011 Nobel Prizes. From Sweden to France, Israel to Australia, the USA, Liberia and Yemen, this documentary explores the pioneering work and incredible discoveries. Featuring extensive interviews with the Laureates themselves, as well as other prominent contributors including Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Federal Reserve, the Swedish actor Krister Henriksson, and the Irish poet Seamus Heaney, a Nobel Laureate himself.
This half hour film by Blakeway Productions introduces the three women awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize; Liberian activist Leymah Gbowee, President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Yemeni activist Tawakkol Karman. The three Laureates, all women and all mothers, united by their non-violent struggle for women's rights, tell their stories. This film, through interviews with the Laureates, their friends and families, offers a unique insight into the women's lives and their continued work towards peace.
A 56-minute program produced by Blakeway Productions featuring the lives and careers of the current year's Nobel Laureates. The program features short portraits of the 2010 Nobel Laureates: the Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine Robert G. Edwards, the Nobel Laureates in Physics Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, the Nobel Laureates in Chemistry Richard F. Heck, Ei-ichi Negishi and Akira Suzuki, the Nobel Laureate in Literature Mario Vargas Llosa, the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo, and the Laureates in Economic Sciences, Peter A. Diamond, Dale T. Mortensen and Christopher A. Pissarides
A 30-minute program produced by Blakeway Productions introducing the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo. For the past 25 years, Xiaobo has been writing about Chinese society and struggling to turn China into a democracy. In this film, Xiaobo's life and work are explored and interviews with close colleagues and friends are featured. This documentary offers a unique insight into the man the Norwegian Nobel Committee calls "a symbol for all human rights activists in China".
A 29-minute program produced by Blakeway Productions introducing the 2010 Nobel Laureate in Literature, Mario Vargas Llosa. The documentary presents an interview with the Peruvian writer, in Spanish, and explores his life experiences from military dictatorship, a dominating father and political extremes and how these memories are mirrored in his writing. Included are readings of extracts from his novels which bring Vargas Llosa's literature to life.
A 26-minute program produced by Blakeway Productions introducing the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Barack Obama. The documentary features interviews with members of the Obama administration, fellow politicians and former co-workers, as well as the chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee. The program offers a unique insight into the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate's approach to foreign policy and how events in his life have shaped his world view.
A 29-minute October Films documentary introducing the 2009 Nobel Laureate in Literature, Herta Müller. The documentary presents a rare and candid interview with Herta Müller about her life growing up as part of a German speaking minority in rural Romania, her years of persecution at the hands of Ceasescu's secret police, and her subsequent defection to West Germany in 1987. The central interview is interwoven with readings from Herta Müllers own work.