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Kelly's family lives in a condemned housing estate in South Birmingham. Her family has been surviving off public assistance in the months since her stepfather left. Fungus grows in the windows. This documentary is an affecting record of the day-to-day life of a family living in a condemned house on...
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A hot summer afternoon in the northeast. Residents of New York and Toronto look forward to the weekend. No one could predict what is about to happen.In a matter of seconds, 50 million people simply fall off the grid. Phone lines and water systems fail, and thousands of people are trapped in elevator...
13.8 billion years ago the universe was born through an event known as The Big Bang, it was at this point when all matter, all energy that will every exist burst into being within the space of a trillionth of a second. This was the mother of all explosions, spreading matter and energy out across the...
Glasgow is a city divided, cut in half by one lethal weapon, the blade. Knife crimes and razor gangs have been a presence on the streets of Glasgow for nearly 200 years and there are more scared faces here than anywhere else in Britain.In 20o2 the World Health Organisation declared Scotland as one o...
Currently the world is witnessing a global boom with regards to tea and its demand but it appears that the farmers who grow the crop itself are not the ones benefiting from this growth. Many of these tea workers still live in absolute poverty whilst others profit from their labor.In Germany it is cl...
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Frank Catalfumo is a 91 year old shoemaker and repairer in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. He first opened the doors to F&C Shoes in 1945 and continues to work five days a week alongside his son Michael. If you’re ever in the area, make sure to stop by the shop and listen to one of Frank’s am...
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At the Covenant House, located on the outskirts of the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana, the doors never close, and there is always room for one more. On any given day, a constant stream of young people carrying everything they own in plastic garbage bags fills the courtyard. The prospective...
This is the story of the deadliest terror attack in France for over 50 years, 17 people murdered, dozens wounded, free speech under attack, a nation traumatised as the world looked on in horror but this is a story that began as fun and ridicule a story that began nearly 50 years ago.Three Days That...
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Corey Pegues is Retired NYPD Commander turned author, he grew up in Jamaica, Queens during the 70’s and 80’s, a rough time for New York with regards to drug related crime. As a kid he played Cops and Robbers just like any other but for Corey the came would turn reality as he became both....
To what extent do face and neck tattoos shape your opinion of someone? Three heavily tattooed people have their facial tattoos covered up by an expert make-up artist as part of a social experiment to compare how they are treated with and without ink, and to explore whether tattoos on the face are th...
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A short film celebrating the fact that a whopping 13,000 bikes have now been sent to Africa by a wonderful Gloucestershire based charity called “Jole Rider”. This charity is doing something really special indeed, enabling children less fortunate to cycle to school instead of being forced...
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Lauren Southern is a Canadian far-right political activist who has immersed herself into the world of politics having run as a Libertarian Party candidate in the Canadian federal election and covers a wide variety of topics working independently on her youtube channel. In her latest release farmland...
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At the height of the immigrant influx into Europe in 2014 and 2015, Sweden with a population of 6.7 million, accepted 244,178 asylum seekers – by far, the highest rate per capita in the EU. Since then the rate of violent crime has soared, particularly sexual assault cases.The Swedish police have out...
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Pigs are one of the smartest animals on the planet, their intelligence surpasses that of 3 year old children, dogs and even some primates. Much like humans, pigs have their own individual personality, quirks, likes and dislikes. They tend to pick up tricks faster than dogs and can learn and respond...
A modern trade route between Asia and Europe is under construction. The gigantic project is the brainchild of Chinese president Xi Jinping. The New Silk Road is one of the most ambitious undertakings by far to be put forward by the Chinese president Xi Jinping. 10,000 kilometers of road, a railway l...
It was Japans most powerful earthquake ever recorded, and it triggered a monster tsunami, fear washed over the nation as the waves crashed ashore and brought further destruction with them. This however was just the beginning of the damage caused. Ten nuclear reactors at two power plants were cripple...
Millions of people know about the problems in Afghanistan, but no one knows the real solution. In this compelling new film, award winning director, Jasmin Kozowy, shines a spotlight on the untold story of the education system in Afghanistan. Triumphant and heartbreaking in equal measures, this film...
American Firefighters, originally released in 1990 provides us with a unique raw glimpse into the average days of a firefighter. We see first hand how they spend their time off with family, how they sleep and above all how they operate once that alarm starts ringing.Right from the get go we quickly...
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Tuam, a quiet town in the west of Ireland. Tuam, a name that traumatised the whole of Ireland in the spring of 2014, when an unimaginable story was revealed. A hidden mass grave containing the remains of some 800 children was discovered on the former grounds of a home for single mothers, a hell on e...
In the last year more than 1 million asylum seekers, many flocked when the German chancellor Angela Merkel declared the borders open to Syrians. However a panicked Europe is now locking down on who it lets in, the migrant route into Germany now effectively closed, all because of one night in Cologne...
Starbucks and coffee drinkers globally love the green beans which grow in the wild remote altitudes of East Timor.Since it was a Portuguese colony – organic coffee have been cultivated for centuries in pesticide free soils25% of the population depend on coffee for their income and it is the agrarian...
Asia’s most beautiful railway line? The “Main Line” cuts through tea plantations and jungle, then passes Buddhist temples and relicts of the British Empire.In the 19th century the British built a railway in what was then their colony of Ceylon. Their idea was to transport goods such as tea from the...
The War on Britain's Jews? is a 2007 documentary film by British journalist, broadcaster, writer and Daily Mail columnist Richard Littlejohn. It was first broadcast on Channel 4 television on 9 July 2007. RT 47:26. In 2006, an All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Antisemitism found that violence, de...
Britain is becoming a nation of much older parents, the number of British women giving birth in their 40’s and 50’s has more than doubled in the last 10 years. The number of children born to fathers in their 50’s and 60’s has also doubled in the last decade.A fascinating film...
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In a revealing and moving documentary, disability rights campaigner & confidante of the late Princess Diana, Rosa Monckton, exposes the reality of life for people with learning disabilities facing hate crime.We see people literally driven from their homes, individuals facing abuse and daily torm...
2011. The Crisis of Civilization is a documentary feature film investigating how global crises like ecological disaster, financial meltdown, dwindling oil reserves, terrorism and food shortages are converging symptoms of a single, failed global system. Proving that 'another world' is not merely poss...
One in four children in Britain today are growing up in poverty. Experts say these figures are predicted to rise by nearly one million kids in the next five years.Rapper-turned-documentary maker Professor Green - aka Stephen Manderson - has done well, but he grew up in a home where there was a lot o...
Few tourists manage to peek behind the iron curtain of North Korea's dictatorship. But the journalist Luca Faccio managed to visit Kim Jong Un's regime. Anyone venturing behind the world’s last Iron Curtain into North Korea will experience a very different country to the one we know only through the...
Having long been closed off to the outside world, Burma is now lifting the curtain and making staggering democratic reforms. But will the regime really pass power to its people in the upcoming elections?For years Burma has been ruled by a corrupt military junta that brutally suppressed all oppositio...
Zimbabwe’s Forgotten Children is a feature length documentary film which was shot completely undercover and throughout the course of nine months. It is a breathtaking tale of how three children are growing up in Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe.Zimbabwe was once considered to be the jewel of Africa, s...
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Frame 394 is a documentary short which follows a young man from Toronto who happens to have found himself wrapped up in one of America’s most high profile police shooting cases. Daniel Voshart was trawling the internet one night when he happened to stumble across a video which had just gone vi...
Video sharing online has revolutionised how we connect with one another forever. Now anyone can share anything and everything with anyone and it has given birth to a new breed of celebrity. By simply turning the camera on themselves, bloggers or rather video bloggers have billions of people watching...
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Over 100,000 United States Veterans are homeless every year. In a powerful, one-hour documentary, filmmaker Issac Goeckeritz takes viewers into the largely invisible world of homeless veterans and the difficult, but hopeful, pathways home.
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No single event in the history of the Second World War has left such a traumatic mark on German consciousness as the catastrophic defeat on the banks of the Volga in 1942/43. On the 60th anniversary of the battle, BROADVIEW TV in association with ZDF portrayed the collapse of the German Sixth Army i...
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For decades marine captivity has been one of the most profitable industries in the tourism sector, bringing millions of people from all over the world in to watch these animals jump, splash and play. However, in recent years a much darker side to the industry has come to light.Whilst many of the mar...
The Tribal Eye is a seven-part BBC documentary series on the subject of Tribal art, written and presented by David Attenborough. It was first transmitted in 1975.5. “Woven Gardens”A wonderful combination of beauty, function and tradition, the rugs of the Gashqai Nomads of Iran perfectly...
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A groundbreaking special from FRONTLINE where over the course of 90-minutes we are taken into the social grey area of assisted suicide. This underground world is probably one of the most polarising social issues of our time as on one side we have those who feel they are helping people end their suff...
Jorge Mollinedo and Alex Choque are best friends. They have worked together in the tin mines of Bolivia, hammering out a living from the underground rock.They are now teenagers and looking for a way out of their desperate poverty and lives blighted by silicosis and ill health caused by mining. Jorge...
If you are living between continents, it is hard to choose in which one you want to grow old. Many African migrants in Europe deal with this dilemma on a daily basis. But despite poverty and misery some decide to go back home.Evariste from Burkina Faso worked as a fruit picker in Italy, but got fed...
Child trafficking has been a problem for over three decades. Millions of children – boys and girls – have been subjected to untold abuse and shame. Our story reveals three kinds of trafficking that is still prevalent: direct kidnapping of children from their parents,use of trickery to co...
Cirque Shems'y, the circus of my sun, sits on the edge of one of Morocco's poorest slums in Sale, on the northwest coast. Each year, hundreds of children and teenagers come to the circus to try out as performers, desperate to find a new future for themselves.Only a handful of the young hopefuls can...