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Lagos, Nigeria's financial capital, is one of the fastest growing megacities on earth. Every day thousands of people arrive in the biggest city in Africa to start a new life and forge a new, better future. Many come from outside Nigeria.Jean and Christian, both teachers, are from Benin. They came to...
Government and politics is something that we collectively should have transcended a long time ago, yet it still exists and it’s still part of the average individual’s life.We as individuals have continued to give our power away to people who we think know what is best for us and we’re always relinqu...
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Poverty in America ' It's not what you thinkThe Line documents the stories of people across the country living at or below the poverty line. They have goals. They have children. They work hard. They are people like you and me.From Chicago's suburbs and west side to the Gulf Coast to North Carolina,...
(english subtitles). "Shocking truth" is a documentary, that was shown to the swedish parliament as part of a reflexion about free speech and pornography, from a Feminist perspective. It includes interviews of actresses, policemen and producers of these movies, it strongly critisize the industry as...
Most kids go back home to their moms after kindergarten. For the women here, the rules are different. They can see their children every day, but only for one hour in the morning and another in the evening. Some mothers are even allowed to spend all their time with their children at kindergarten, but...
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After Manchester City player Courtney Meppen-Walter was released from prison in error earlier this month, this powerful documentary follows why he was sent there in the first place, following a traffic collision that killed two members of the same family.With exclusive interviews and access to that...
Synopsis: "My name is Norro and I am a 12-year-old Dassanetch girl. Not long ago they circumcised me and also my sister Nohode. It is a very ancient custom in my land. If we didn't have it done, nobody would respect us. We would not be able to get married or have kids. We would be alone, rejected by...
A Panorama investigation has uncovered how girls, sometimes as young as 12, are being groomed for prostitution by gangs on the streets of Britain.In what is often a hidden crime, gangs are targeting young girls in a process that starts as adolescent fun but soon leads to abuse, drug addiction and pr...
Britain is a less equal society than at any time since World War One. In Who Gets the Best Jobs, Richard Bilton investigates access to the professions - and finds that the best jobs are being snapped up by an increasingly small gene pool of privileged, well-connected families.Getting a good degree m...
For much of the Western world, physical pain ends with a simple pill. Yet more than half the world's countries have little to no access to morphine, the gold standard for treating medical pain. Freedom from Pain shines a light on this under-reported story. "For a victim of police torture, they...
In this documentary vice travelled to the front lines of the Vodka Wars and discovered that the tortured history of Russian-Polish relations can be saved in a bottle.Vodka is a distilled beverage composed primarily of water and ethanol with traces of impurities and flavourings. Vodka is made by the...
Increasing numbers of Filipino women are willing to risk their lives to smuggle drugs. 101 East travels to the Philippines to find out why so many young Filipinos are willing to risk their lives and break local and international laws for the chance to make a living.
Unruly teenagers are sent abroad to live with strict families in an experiment to find out the right way to bring up a child.These series document the journey of unruly teens from different families as they are forced to adapt to the rules and regulations of very strict host parents. There's a new w...
1987. Eng audio. Beautiful Documentary from China. Unspoilt and pure marriage customs from a place untouched. From the arranged marriages to the group marriages - in one hour and a half - the viewer is walked through all marriage customs. The movie presents in a simple, clear, ethnographic way, mome...
Everything in Naoki's life - job, finances, relationship - was teetering on the brink of disaster. Especially his relationship. 'She hates me,' he said of Yoshie, who lay sprawled on the bed two feet away and made no move to quibble with this. The two of them were members of Japan's new 'working poo...
Businesswoman and mother Rosa Monckton presents a frank documentary examining why families with disabled children often become the targets of abuse. She speaks to David Cameron – whose son Ivan suffered from epilepsy and cerebral palsy – about the way he coped with his child’s conditions, and highli...
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Christian Evangelist, Ray Comfort attacks again. The main premise in this film is the portrayal of abortion as modern Holocaust, thus claiming to be a powerful, irrefutable argument against abortion that it will reverse pro-choice opinions within seconds.The argument goes like this: Hitler murdered...
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Something is on the prowl, its aggressive and vicious and the streets of American could be at risk from a menace close to our hearts. Vicious packs of dogs are roaming unchecked so the History Channels Monster Quest series investigates.
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It's a documentary about Social Control, examining the history, the philosophy and ultimately the pathology of elite power.Overall, Human Resources is rough around the edges but still overloaded with gems. Set aside some time to digest this - and take notes.Scott Noble does an admirable job of fitti...
A documentary adaptation Naomi Klein's 2007 book, The Shock Doctrine. An investigation of disaster capitalism, based on Naomi Klein's proposition that neo-liberal capitalism feeds on natural disasters, war and terror to establish its dominance.Based on breakthrough historical research and four years...
Each year, more than 30 million people flow between the US and Mexico through the San Ysidro Port of Entry, the busiest land-border crossing in the world. Situated between San Diego and Tijuana, at one time the area around San Ysidro was a prime spot to cross illegally into the US. But in 1994, Oper...
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A bouncer (also known as a doorman, door supervisor or cooler) is an informal term for a type of security guard employed at venues such as bars, nightclubs or concerts to provide security, check legal age, or to refuse entry for intoxication, aggressive behavior, or lack of attractiveness. Bouncers...
A look at America's purity movement. The purity movement involves girls pledging to remain a virgin until their wedding day. Award-winning British documentary maker Jane Treays follows a group of fathers and daughters as they prepare to attend a 'purity ball' in Colorado Springs. Film Duration: 47 m...
In August 2014 3 friends decided to make the ultimate journey across Borneo: Walking across the entire island. They walked 2250km in 137 days on foot with just a backpack, 2 feet, and a smile.They came to highlight positive stories and projects taking place on Borneo today. Everywhere they walked th...
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In Every City...There Is An Oasis. THE PARK is a documentary film about a neighborhood city park and how its existence effects the people who visit the park and the employees who work there. The story is set in a particular local city park (to symbolize urban parks everywhere) and takes the audience...
A documentary based on perlemoen poaching in the Cape Town coastal areas of South Africa. Abalone - a delicacy and aphrodisiac in China, is illegally harvested in South Africa and smuggled to the East. It has become a one-billion dollar industry with direct links to organized crime and Chinese Triad...
Farmers' Markets: Love at First Bite - a 26-minute family documentary - provides a glimpse into what makes farmers' markets such a treat - they're fun, they're healthy and best of all they're full of fresh, local produce from the people who grow the food. The film highlights one of the most successf...
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Cannibal Tours is a 1988 documentary film by Australian director and cinematographer Dennis O’Rourke. While it borrows heavily from ethnographic modes of representation, the film is a biting commentaryon the nature of modernity
Feb 1996"A lot of children crack up under the pressure and there are a lot of negative things that happen like bullying."The Hiranos' son committed suicide after he was bullied at a new school. The school authorities made no comment. Satoru Ikeda, teacher, thinks that many students have lost their i...
Zhanara, Oksana and Irina are colleagues at the Kazakh opposition newspaper Respublika - but they live 3,000 miles apart because editor Irina is forced to live in exile in London."At Respublika," says deputy editor Oksana, "we fight a daily battle just to get the paper published.&quot...
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"The Island" is a Canadian documentary exploring the subject of Suicide through an examination of the province Prince Edward Island. The film calls attention to the social responsibility of suicide.
There are 7 billion of us in the world today and we are facing some huge problems, but talk alone doesn't help someone escape from poverty, awareness doesn’t reduce pollution, or grow food, or heal the sick, that takes doing and Manoj Bhargava, the billionaire CEO of 5-Hour Energy drinks h...
June 2009Overcrowding, disease and prisoners starving to death - the shocking revelations of secret filming in Zimbabwe's prisons over the past 3 months. The government is appealing for aid. Will it arrive in time?'We got one meal a day, everyone was emaciated,' says politician Rory Bennett 'it was...
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Barack Obama, the US president, has pledged to withdraw American forces from Afghanistan by 2014, with other NATO nations set to pull out their troops before that date and overall responsibility for security gradually being handed to the Afghan National Army and police.Following the announcement las...
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Summer 2005: federal agents and police record over a thousand hours of surveillance footage inside a crack house in Rockford Illinois. For six weeks the gang smoke weed, play with guns and sell crack and heroin, unaware that their every move is being filmed. The customers come and go with no clue th...
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"Minnesota Nice?" - A Documentary On Bullying And Suicide In Minnesota Schools. It focuses on telling real life stories of students from across Minnesota who have been discriminated against and bullied in school. It addresses how Minnesota has seen a rising number of student suicides related to bull...