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What is it you typically think of when you hear the word skinhead? Violence, intolerance, hatred? This image was born in the 1970’s when this youth driven subculture earned a reputation for trouble on the streets and football terraces, not to mention a toxic association with racism but this is...
In Africa, a woman is not Adam's rib, at most, she is his shoulders and spinal column. For the vast majority of African women, even today, in the cities and in the countryside, their greatest dream is to get a good husband and have many children. We will approach different cases as beauty contests,...
MALCOLM X: BY WHATEVER MEANS NECESSARY (2013 Documentary) by Mark Howitt Malcolm X was a well respected speaker and political activist when he was assassinated by agents and factions of the United States government. There exists much evidence that proves the FBI had a special interest in the actions...
Eng subs. Meet the off-griders taking the steps that may lead to giant leaps transforming the world around us.Off the grid trend has much in common with the social movement known as voluntary simplicity. It is a return to a simple life based on cost-effective and conscious consumption, sustainable d...
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Government policy decisions are made by a hidden government made up of nine people who are members of a secret Islamic society. At a Koranic school it takes the boys four years to learn the Koran. A religious teacher at the school says that Sudan will carry the torch of Islam to all countries. The f...
Through stories from nine community access ([email protected]/* */) sites in the Halifax region, this documentary explores digital divides and the value and ever-changing potential of community access to the Internet and information technology. A video I produced last year. All footage is crea...
This film analyzes the movement of a society from freedom to tyranny in five steps. It clearly shows how those in positions of power may cultivate the conditions of tyranny in any population by demonstrating how easily ordinary people may be manipulated into compliance with "authority", in...
What's the biggest threat to humanity you can think of? Pollution, disease, natural disasters, terrorism, crime, drugs...? But do we ever think about our basic life support needs? We usually don't have to because luckily for us we have a system. It's a system where you can gain employment and work f...
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1965 VHS. A rare "inside" view of a motorcycle club in Toronto, one of the network of such fraternal groups in the large centers across North America. The names they adopt (Satan's Choice is only one) are as individual as their special ethics and views of life, all freely expressed in this film.Film...
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2013. Grasp the Nettle follows the exploits of a ragtag band of land rights activists in London as they struggle against corporations, government, police - and themselves - in their efforts to create alternative communities outside the framework of consumer society. When an eco-village pops up on a...
In the fall of 2011, New York's Zuccotti Park grabbed the world's attention as the hub of Occupy Wall Street, a movement that set off a chain of rage against the country's financial and political elite.Even in the face of police repression and media ridicule, the movement mobilised thousands of peop...
The 2008 "financial crisis" in the United States was a systemic fraud in which the wealthy finance capitalists stole trillions of public dollars. No one was jailed for this crime, the largest theft of public money in history.Instead, the rich forced working people across the globe to pay f...
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In Bob Marleys infamous Trench Town, we meet the kids who risk their lives every day to get to school. The constant turf wars, battle for control by the local dons and the fact that police are out-gunned, make this a real life tragedy of Hollywood proportions. Through the childrens outlooks, aspirat...
In-depth 2008 documentary by Andrei Nekrasov on murdered agent Alexander Litvinenko, Russian Mafia, Vladimir Putin, KGB and the Chechen wars. The production is billed as 'a testimony' by Andrei Nekrasov, drawing on interviews the film-maker conducted with dissident spy Alexander Litvinenko before th...
In this episode of Africa Investigates, Tanzanian journalist Richard Mgamba, albino community representative, Isaack Timothy, and Ghanaian investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas set out to discover what lies behind the attacks against albinos. The filmmaker is Claudio von Planta.
Private Parts is part of a three episode documentary series looking at human breasts and genitals and problems associated with them. This BBC produced series also introduced the documentary “The Trouble With My Vagina” and “The Trouble With My Penis”. It was released in 2006.This episode follows the...
Two radical Amish men, Ephraim and Jesse Stoltzfus, of the Old Order Amish of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, begin to question some of the most fundamental aspects of their culture, facing excommunication from their church and total rejection from their friends and family in the process
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This is the true story of a love triangle that takes place entirely online. Lies lead to murder in real life, as a teenage vixen (screen name ‘talhotblond’) lures men into her web. Revealing a shocking true crime story that shows the Internet’s power to unleash our most dangerous f...
Faces of the Colombian War (2010): Possibly the most downplayed conflict of today, the forty-year-old Colombian war shows no signs of ceasing. Its fed by a billion dollar drug trade, political division and an international land battle. The conflict is no longer about ideology. Its a battle of powers...
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Beneath the America we think we know lies a nation hidden from view -a nomadic nation, living on the roads, the rails and in the wild open spaces.In its deserts, forests, mountain ranges and on the plains, a huge population of modern nomads pursues its version of the American dream -to live free fro...
Derrick J’s Victimless Crime Spree, is a documentary chronicling liberty activist Derrick J Freeman’s exciting first year of activism in The Shire. 540 days in jail for dancing, smoking cannabis, going to court, and riding a bike.Victimless Crime Spree ended with his dramatic arrest and incarceratio...
Tony Harris takes a personal look at Baltimore’s inner city and an education system that has failed black Americans.Baltimore, Maryland has come to be known as ‘Charm City’ because of its harbor, which attracts a vibrant nightlife and thriving tourism business. But just beyond the harbor’s calm wate...
“But the truth is, it’s a system in crisis, and the reason it’s a system in crisis is it’s a linear system and we live on a finite planet, and you cannot run a linear system on a finite planet indefinitely.”From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stu...
The story of 2013 told through the high-impact images of the year, exploring how photography has changed in the age of smartphones, social media and the selfie.From the helicopter crash in London to the bush fires in Tasmania and the Boston Marathon bombing, this was a year in which the best camera...
While North Korea's 'Supreme Commander' Kim Jong-Un has been threatening thermo-nuclear war against the United States, Panorama reporter John Sweeney spent eight days undercover inside the most rigidly-controlled nation on Earth. Travelling from the capital Pyongyang to the countryside beyond and to...
This documentary takes a look at how modern China is working hard to give itself a new image. And now a frightening new craze for Western-style beauty is driving a nationwide boom in dangerous and drastic cosmetic surgery procedures.“Until recently, communist ideals valued natural beauty. Today, oth...
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Beyond the Bully is an up-close look at how school districts, youth organizations and students themselves are addressing the topic of bullying. It"s more than just identifying what bullying is, it"s helping kids understand what they can do to prevent bullying when they see it happen. Shari...
Mitt Romney is the favourite to become the Republican Party's candidate in November's US presidential election. But in what could be a tight race with Barack Obama, Romney's Mormon faith might be a deciding factor.While the majority of US voters will be unconcerned about Romney's religious beliefs,...
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Guerrilla ontologist. Psychedelic magician. Outer head of the Illuminati. Quantum psychologist. Sit-down comic/philosopher. Discordian Pope. Whatever the label and rank, Robert Anton Wilson is undeniably one of the foundations of 21th Century Western counterculture. Maybe Logic – The Lives and...
The World Cyber Games 2005 was hosted in the repressive state of Singapore, at Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 16 November to 20 November 2005.There were over 800 players from 67 countries.Over 39,000 spectators turned up at the games to cheer for the players.The...
In the United States child poverty has reached record levels, with over 16 million children now affected nationwide. One in twelve americans are now jobless and many children are growing up with little hope of long term employment. With middle class families loosing their homes sometimes with very s...
Racism and ethnic discrimination in the United States has been a major issue since the colonial era and the slave era. Legally sanctioned racism imposed a heavy burden on Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, and Latin Americans. European Americans (particularly Anglo Americans) were...
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Paris Is Burning is a 1990 documentary film directed by Jennie Livingston. Filmed in the mid-to-late 1980s, it chronicles the ball culture of New York City and the African American, Latino, gay and transgender communities involved in it. Many members of the ball culture community consider Paris Is B...
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How can we nurture creativity in education? The Raising Creativity documentary project answers the why, who, how, what, and now what about creativity in education respectively (i.e., why is this topic important, who has spoken/written on this topic already, how will this issue be investigated this t...
The infant and maternal mortality rates in the mountainous regions of northern Vietnam are 10 times higher than the national average. This Al Jazeera film tells the story of a Hmong ethnic minority midwife who has been trained to provide maternal care to her community in the isolated Chi Ca commune....
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Automotive Tuning Culture Documentary We Are Driven is a documentary film that has been 2 years in the making. From the East, to the West, Chicago, New England, Atlanta, Maryland, and more. In this documentary you will learn what it really takes to build a car, and all of the passion and struggles t...

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Released in 2005, FUCK is a documentary by Steve Anderson and examines the word “fuck” and its origins. The films itself argues that the word is an essential part of society and discussion and represents freedom of speech in itself. It examines the term from various perspectives which in...
In February of this year (2015), three young schoolgirls from East London, aged between just 15 and 16 left their typical way of life and all comforts that go along with that in order to travel to Syria and join the Islamic State as brides to be. So far around 60 women from the UK have made the same...
“This series is about how those in power have used Freud’s theories to try and control the dangerous crowd in an age of mass democracy.” —Adam Curtis’ introduction to the first episode.Part 1-Happiness Machines:Part one documents the story of the relationship between Sigmund...
The world knows Valeria Lukyanova as the girl who turned herself into a real-life Barbie doll. Controversy has surrounded her every move since her computer-perfect visage went viral last year.However, what most of the world doesn't know is that Valeria is not a real girl at all, but a time-traveling...
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When we think of China and the internet the majority of us will immediately think of censorship next, this tends to seem quite backward and is the opposite of what the internet stands for. But in at least one area of the internet revolution China appears to be setting taking the first steps forward,...
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From the two worst places in Birmingham. Two notorious gangs and a gang beef that's been going on for over 30 years. Two gang members from opposite sides Handsworth and Aston try to sort the beef out and stop the shooting and bullshit. Channel 4 Documentary One Mile Away charts the attempts by two w...