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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...
The super-rich are beginning to take full advantage of their properties located within the hearth of London, maximising their value by building downwards, tearing up the ground and creating mega basements or ‘iceberg homes’ as they are called. Over the last ten years central London has s...
A documentary telling the story of Guantanamo: torture, extraordinary rendition and secret prisons. Examining how the Bush administration turned its back on domestic and international law, rounding up prisoners in Afghanistan and Pakistan without adequate screening and often for large bounty payment...
Take a grand tour of spectacular spaces custom created for some of the world’s most lavish and distinctive homes. Million Dollar Rooms features the very best in high-end design and luxury living around the planet.From nightclubs, Japanese gardens, kitchens, media rooms, multimillion-dollar foyers th...
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In the beautiful coastal city of Recife, Brazil – a world capital for sex tourism – a couple of determined women decided they would try to break the cycle of domestic violence and get kids off the streets. Hummingbird goes onto the street to see the reality of these kids, and then goes into the prog...
An explosion of joy on the streets of Rio greeted the announcement that the city would be hosting the 2016 Olympic Games. Two weeks later, Rio saw an explosion of violence when a police helicopter was shot down by drug traffickers. The government's reaction has been to intensify the crackdown on the...
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In an exclusive, National Geographic Channel will take viewers on the gripping passage to death and drama on high-seas when the ill-fated Costa Concordia, sunk off the coast of Italy on the 13th of January 2012. Suspense-filled, the documentary pieces together survivor testimony along with footage t...
The US’ housing bubble burst nearly six years ago, but the worst may be yet to come. After a landmark settlement, the major banks have lifted a freeze on foreclosures and government relief has been too small to make a difference.Public housing budgets have been slashed, leaving larger numbers of peo...
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Witness meets three Syrian children seeking refuge over the Turkish border where teachers try to help them cope with the trauma of war.Over the past three years, many of the small towns on the Turkish side of Syrias's northern border have been inundated with refugees fleeing the conflict. Kilis is o...
Bangladesh is one of the world's biggest suppliers of shrimp, harvesting an estimated 20,000 tonnes each year. Half of that finds its way to Europe, and a quarter to American restaurants and supermarkets.With shrimp prices rising, Bangladesh claims shrimp farming is good for the country. But at what...
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From the Authors: Why Poverty? uses film to get people talking about poverty.We commissioned eight documentaries from award-winning film makers and 30 shorts from new and emerging talents. The films are moving, subtle and thought-provoking stories, but they also tackle big issues and pose difficult...
GWENI research team focuses their beam light on Mkpat Enin Local government of Akwa Ibom State in Nigeria where the only source of water in the community is used as a bathing stream,washing stream and also the community people drink from same source. the location to this stream is especially a menac...
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After so many recent mass shootings, we decided to travel to Florida to see why so many Americans are stockpiling firearms.Weeks before the almost unfathomable mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, VICE editor-in-chief Rocco Castoro visited Florida to dive headfirst into it...
Why did Dorothy follow the yellow brick road? Film maker Joel Gilbert journeys across America to find out what's at the end of the Progressive rainbow - Utopia or something far worse? From the ruins of Detroit to the slums of Chicago's South Side, and from Denver's illegal immigration invasion to Ne...
In February 2009, four anti-global-warming activists, including the former head of Greenpeace UK and a member of the British Green Party, spark a debate with the publication of a column in the serious British daily newspaper The Independent. The headline is unequivocal: Nuclear Power? Yes please!. W...
Having assumed leadership in 2012, the now 33 year old North Korean, Kim Jong-Un is still the worlds youngest dictator and he is ruling one of the most out of touch countries in the world just like his father did before him, with an iron fist.In this FRONTLINE special which was originally released i...
Slab City, also just knows as The Slabs, is a one of kind community. It might be one of the only places in the United States where laws and regulations aren’t enforced. Attracting Vietnam Veteran, homeless people, and other drifters, its residents have built a society that works in its own special w...
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In recent years the Congo has seen rise to a unique movement known as “La Sape” which stands for “The Society of Ambiance-Makers and Elegant People”, the movement itself see’s fashion-conscious men splashing out on designer clothes rather than the spending it on essenti...
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 1975.6. “Man Blong Custom”This program takes us on a perilous journey to the jungle-covered mountains of the New Hebrides to witnes...
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Four friends embark on a 10,000km journey to find the nomadic tribes of Mongolia. They plan to honour their traditions, learn from their wisdom, and tell the world about their endangered way of living. But with four people in an old army truck, it’s not going to be easy. The film was winner of the...
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Heroines documents the realities of addiction, prostitution and survival for women living in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Photographer Lincoln Clarkes offers a rare and compassionate view into the lives of these women and reflects their unique beauty and strength in the portraits he takes of them....
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Crave: Calgary explores the deepest questions of the human spirit: What does it mean to be human? What are the intrinsic longings that inform our choices and motivate our actions? Why do we do what we do?Crave unwraps how regardless of race, religion, or status, we all have one thing in common: the...
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usan Tom of Fairfield, CA, is not a typical single mother — Tom is the head of a family of 11 adopted children, all of whom are physically challenged or living with long-term illnesses. Tom and her special family are the subject of My Flesh and Blood, a documentary which examines the dynamic of this...
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...
Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska. His mother, Louise Norton Little, was a homemaker occupied with the family's eight children. His father, Earl Little, was an outspoken Baptist minister and avid supporter of Black Nationalist leader Marcus Garvey. Earl's civil rig...
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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...