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Charles and David Koch are each worth about $25bn, which makes them the fourth richest Americans. When you combine their fortunes, they are the third wealthiest people in the world. Radical libertarians who use their money to oppose government and virtually all regulation as interference with the fr...
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In a series of rare and harrowing interviews, defectors have told Sky News of their horrific lives inside North Korea and their extraordinary journeys to escape the country.The men and women agreed to talk from their new homes in the South Korean capital, Seoul.Their interviews form part of a specia...
The real crisis in North Korea is not about its reclusive leaders or its nuclear weapons. It is about 24 million people living under the most ruthless system of political oppression ever assembled by humankind. The North Korean people have suffered through crippling poverty, humanitarian disasters,...
Across Asia car ownership is soaring, but so to is the number of people dying on the roads. In this 101 East episode we see Al Jazeera correspondent Drew Ambrose travel to Laos, a poor mountainous nation that has one of the regions worst road fatalities per capita. In the capital, Vientiane, an ambu...
Documentary about learning stand-up comedy. Starring the author as the brave/stupid guinea pig, how much could he improve in two gigs?It features interviews with some of Britain’s best-loved comedians… Lee Mack, Micky Flanagan, Milton Jones, Jo Brand, Ed Byrne, Tim Vine, Arthur Smith, Hugh Dennis, R...
Bahrain: An island kingdom in the Arabian Gulf where the Shia Muslim majority are ruled by a family from the Sunni minority.Where people fighting for democratic rights broke the barriers of fear, only to find themselves alone and crushed.This is their story and Al Jazeera is their witness - the only...
Tony visits Haiti, a country dealing with a cholera epidemic and an impending hurricane. During his trip, Tony meets with Sean Penn in the tent city built by his relief group. At the end of his trip, Tony is unsure of what the future will hold for Haiti. Anthony bourdain DocumentaryFilm Duration: 41...
Heroin is an opioid drug that is synthesized from morphine, a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seed pod of the Asian opium poppy plant. Heroin usually appears as a white or brown powder or as a black sticky substance, known as “black tar heroin.”In 2011, 4.2 million Ameri...
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At the age of 21 Brian Davis graduated with a degree in English from Cambridge University, seven years later he was a published author and by the mid eighties he had become one of the best known journalists in advertising, today however he is homeless and penniless.In this profoundly moving document...
Tobacco Companies Target African Children for Profit. Duncan Bannatyne, multi-millionaire and the scourge of Dragons' Den journeys to Africa to explore the rise in the number of kids smoking, and the activities of one tobacco company in particular. He uncovers evidence of the extraordinary marketing...
In Generation Jihad, Peter Taylor investigates the terrorist threat from young Muslim extremists radicalised on the Internet.Following the attempt to bomb an airliner over Detroit on Christmas Day, this landmark series looks at the angry young men of Generation Jihad who have turned their backs on t...
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People have figured out how to print a semi-automatic rifle from the comfort of their own home. Now they’re putting all the information online so that others will join them.This is a story about the rapid evolution of a technology that has forced the American legal system to play catch up. Cody Wils...
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Author's message: Here is the formal statement I gave to Federal Police on 16 June 2012: On a trip to visit family in Seoul in April, I was approached by a man and a woman who claimed to be North Korean defectors. They presented me with a DVD that recently came into their possession and asked me to...
This astonishing fly-on-the-wall documentary of one of the world`s most famous celebrity couple catches David signing to Real Madrid, Victoria launch her new singles and the family move to Spain. The video captures the glamour and glitz, and also the trials and tribulations of being famous. Document...
Burma's capital is recovering. It was right here, only a few months ago that peaceful demonstrators were brutally assaulted by the regime soldiers. Now there are hardly any soldiers in the streets and no demonstrators at all.We are here disguised as tourists. Foreign journalists are definitely not w...
Travelling across three continents, Justin Rowlatt investigates the spread of Chinese influence around the planet and asks what the world will be like if China overtakes America as the world's economic superpower. In the first of two films, he embarks on a journey across Southern Africa to chart the...
The Choice is Ours is a film by The Venus Project, it explores many aspects of our society and sets about rethinking the possibilities available to us in our world, dispelling the myth of so called “Human Nature”, insisting that it is our environment which shapes our behaviour and shows...
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Up until 1991 there used to be a U.S. Airforce base in the Philippines city of Angeles, these days though many men, most of whom are retired, flock to the city of “Fallen Angels” in search of sex for sale. As a result a whole generation of orphan children are currently growing up in the ...
These days jobs can seem to be few and far between for those unfortunate enough to be currently unemployed, the process of getting one can also seem quite complicated, especially if you live in Northern Ireland. When you apply for a job here you have to fill in a form telling your employer your reli...
Documentary which tells the fascinating and poignant story of the closure of Britain's mental asylums. In the post-war period, 150,000 people were hidden away in 120 of these vast Victorian institutions all across the country. Today, most mental patients, or service users as they are now called, liv...
In the second episode we meet migrants who have made it and many who are struggling desperately.The road to success is long and a lot of Africans have to deal with disappointments when they are looking for a job in Europe. Apart from the 4.5 million Africans who officially work and study in Europe,...
But we assume that most immigrants trying to cross the US/Mexico border are all Mexican. The reality is that a large percentage of them come from Central America, and their journey north is gruelling. For those hoping to get across the US border, they first have to pass through Mexico, an ordeal tha...
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Henry Porter embarks on a journey to look at the surveillance technologies being used in the UK and US today and what lies ahead. Henry also sees security expert Adam Laurie demonstrate how insecure many of these technologies are.2006. Film Duration: 47 min
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My Russian Side is a touching film which follows the story of Alex Gilbert, a 24 year old living in New Zealand who in 2013 with the help of social media managed to track down and meet up with his biological parents who were located in Russia.He himself was born in Russia but lived in an orphanage u...
In the dusty, rubbish-strewn streets of Mejicanos, a working-class district of San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador, Father Antonio Lopez Tercero points to the gang graffiti scarring the walls.Gang violence is one of the defining features of life in El Salvador today.In the capital alone, a city...
Every day in the United Kingdom it seems that hundreds of children are being forced to leave home and charities such as Shelter say the number of homeless children is simply bound to rise as a direct result to recent cuts in government spending. To gain some insight into the issue this film follows...
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In 1973, a woman walked out on her husband and children. Filmmaker Ian Hawkins was one of those children.A Nuclear Family is the poignant story of an ordinary family dealing with divorce. It’s also the story of an independent filmmaker turning interviews, memories and old family photographs into a d...
If we are united in our struggle against worker oppression, united in our search for truth amidst lies, united for a truly participatory democratic economic system, the possibilities are only limited by our courage, our determination, and our capacity to imagine. A collaboration between the Independ...
A documentary by Curtis Johnson featuring Paul Watson, Jennifer Pryor, Moby, Bo Derek, and P.J. O’Rourke. Unrated. Plays Friday to Thursday, August 17 to 23, at the Vancity The title Your Mommy Kills Animals is taken from a controversial comic book put out by People for Ethical Treatment of An...
What to do when you are mistreated as an African immigrant in Europe?Hip hop artist K-Nel presents reports about migrants all over Europe who fight for their rights and try to improve their living conditions.Sissoko Azoumane from Mali is the spokesman for a protest movement in Paris, that fights for...
Filmed in 2011, Township Cinderellas follows two high school students - born in 1994, the year South Africa became a democracy - as they prepare to graduate.Shafieqah Saban and Zaahiedah Stellenboom are high school students in Manenberg in western South Africa's Cape Flats. Their hometown was create...
One hundred years ago, the Herero people of Namibia were nearly exterminated by German colonial soldiers in what has become known as the first genocide of the 20th century.In the colonial period, the Herero men, women and children of Namibia were rounded up like cattle and put into Germany's first e...
This broad and powerful documentary gives us an insight into the claims of mankind as being superior to all other life forms. The Superior Human reveals the absurdity of this belief while exploding human bias.In this film a master artist reveals the many coloured facets of our reasoning for such cla...
During World War 2 thousands of soldiers lost their lives on the border of Germany and Russia and many of these bodies were never recovered. Due to this fact there is now a group known as the “Black Diggers” who make it their mission to illegally dig up the lost remains of German and Rus...
In September 2010, 16-year-old Palestinian refugee Mohamad Fahed arrives at London's Heathrow airport and is taken to Britain's most prestigious private school, Eton College. Here, thanks to an all-expenses paid scholarship, he will spend the next two years, adopting the mantle of a public schoolboy...
Imagine if hundreds of years from now, scientists excavated the abandoned ruins of some of our largest cities, what conclusions would they come to?It happened to the Romans, the Anasazi, and the Mayans and, inevitably, one day our own modern civilization will also fall. In this two hour special disc...
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There are humans who undergo extensive body modifications to transform themselves into their favorite animals. Some are content just adopting the behavior of their chosen creatures, while others don animal-skin tattoos, pointed ears, and filed teeth.
The forest is a popular place for suicides, reportedly the world's second most popular suicide location after San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. This popularity is often attributed to the 1960 novel Nami no To by Seicho Matsumoto, which ends with two lovers committing suicide in the forest. However...