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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...
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...
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...
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...
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“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...