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The World Cyber Games 2005 was hosted in the repressive state of Singapore, at Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 16 November to 20 November 2005.There were over 800 players from 67 countries.Over 39,000 spectators turned up at the games to cheer for the players.The...
In the United States child poverty has reached record levels, with over 16 million children now affected nationwide. One in twelve americans are now jobless and many children are growing up with little hope of long term employment. With middle class families loosing their homes sometimes with very s...
Racism and ethnic discrimination in the United States has been a major issue since the colonial era and the slave era. Legally sanctioned racism imposed a heavy burden on Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, and Latin Americans. European Americans (particularly Anglo Americans) were...
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Paris Is Burning is a 1990 documentary film directed by Jennie Livingston. Filmed in the mid-to-late 1980s, it chronicles the ball culture of New York City and the African American, Latino, gay and transgender communities involved in it. Many members of the ball culture community consider Paris Is B...
How can we nurture creativity in education? The Raising Creativity documentary project answers the why, who, how, what, and now what about creativity in education respectively (i.e., why is this topic important, who has spoken/written on this topic already, how will this issue be investigated this t...
The infant and maternal mortality rates in the mountainous regions of northern Vietnam are 10 times higher than the national average. This Al Jazeera film tells the story of a Hmong ethnic minority midwife who has been trained to provide maternal care to her community in the isolated Chi Ca commune....
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Automotive Tuning Culture Documentary We Are Driven is a documentary film that has been 2 years in the making. From the East, to the West, Chicago, New England, Atlanta, Maryland, and more. In this documentary you will learn what it really takes to build a car, and all of the passion and struggles t...

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Released in 2005, FUCK is a documentary by Steve Anderson and examines the word “fuck” and its origins. The films itself argues that the word is an essential part of society and discussion and represents freedom of speech in itself. It examines the term from various perspectives which in...
In February of this year (2015), three young schoolgirls from East London, aged between just 15 and 16 left their typical way of life and all comforts that go along with that in order to travel to Syria and join the Islamic State as brides to be. So far around 60 women from the UK have made the same...
“This series is about how those in power have used Freud’s theories to try and control the dangerous crowd in an age of mass democracy.” —Adam Curtis’ introduction to the first episode.Part 1-Happiness Machines:Part one documents the story of the relationship between Sigmund...
The world knows Valeria Lukyanova as the girl who turned herself into a real-life Barbie doll. Controversy has surrounded her every move since her computer-perfect visage went viral last year.However, what most of the world doesn't know is that Valeria is not a real girl at all, but a time-traveling...
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When we think of China and the internet the majority of us will immediately think of censorship next, this tends to seem quite backward and is the opposite of what the internet stands for. But in at least one area of the internet revolution China appears to be setting taking the first steps forward,...
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From the two worst places in Birmingham. Two notorious gangs and a gang beef that's been going on for over 30 years. Two gang members from opposite sides Handsworth and Aston try to sort the beef out and stop the shooting and bullshit. Channel 4 Documentary One Mile Away charts the attempts by two w...
‘Miss Independence" is an annual beauty contest for young women in wheelchairs. Its participants all have different stories that have confined them to this way of life, but all have one thing in common: a determination to live their lives to the fullest, by exploring their talents and realizi...
From the author: It was the giant of Africa: a nation which once represented the greatest hope for peaceful coexistence between Arab and African, Muslim and Christian. That hope is all but gone. The promise of Sudan was just an illusion.It is already a fractured country and, in the longer term, this...
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Busting Out, a new documentary by filmmakers Francine Strickwerda and Laurel Spellman Smith, explores the history and politics of breast obsession in America. The film is a disarmingly honest and intimate exploration of our society’s attitudes towards breasts and how they affect women’s health and h...
The Forgiveness Journey explores the issues of forgiveness, compassion and second chances. In the film, you’ll meet people who are struggling through their own personal forgiveness journey. Film Director/Producer, Matt Duhamel includes his own story about his 2006 arrest and conviction of a sex of...
If the benefits of globalisation really do trickle down, you'd expect to see poor people becoming healthier. But the opposite is happening - and for all the fine talk, globalisation is doing nothing to help. In this film we travel to Southern Sudan, where the mad people of Ibba are the harbingers of...
African migrants in Europe have to deal with many obstacles when they are trying to meet the high expectations of their families. But the difficulty of life in Europe is not a message that people want to hear back in Africa.Mobi and Emmanuel, both educated as draftsmen back in Ghana, now barely make...
From every cell phone call to every credit card swipe, we leave an electronic trail. But at what price?Explorer takes viewers into the disturbing world of surveillance technology and scans the latest and future technologies used to even spy on the private lives of citizens.From London’s CCTVs to inf...
This is Martin Read’s first film, becoming a filmmaker hasn’t been easy for him because when he was 16 his mother kicked him out of the house and he became homeless. Having spent some time in prison and struggled with mental health issues he is now turning his life around but the issue o...
"We thought we were going to attend a UN meeting and we witnessed a racist hate fest instead". Anti-Semitic slogans, flyers praising Hitler to come back from the dead, fundamentalist propaganda... These are images that have haunted many NGOs since the 2001 Durban Conference in South Africa. It all h...
Exploring the country's tsunami last year through the eyes of children who witnessed the disaster. The programme features testimonies from youngsters at two schools - one where 74 pupils were killed by the giant wave, and the other close to the Fukushima power plant, where vital cooling systems were...
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In this 45 minute-long documentary film-makers Sam Wild and Ellie Walton address the issue of gentrification of Washington, DC. Through the experiences of a number of largely black residents the film explores how the city is being altered as property prices rise and local communities are forced out...
In Singapore anyone caught with more than 15 grams of heroin faces a mandatory death penalty. No extenuating circumstances can be taken into account by the legal system and this, argues the UN special rapporteur, is a violation of human rights.Now, the conviction of one young Malaysian man, Yong Vui...
He spent more than 30 years in prison. He is respected by criminals and authorities alike. He helps ex-convicts and people who have no family. RT met with a truly versatile man, one who is rigid but fair - the man who can always find a home for the homeless.Film Duration: 24 min .
Sometimes a beach vacation is about relaxing and getting away from it all. Other times, however, you just need a trip to the ocean to check out the amazing people that inhabit it. When you're fiending for a little something exotic, and you're ready to pack up and fly away, there's only thing to do:...
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A history of abortion rights in the United States, this remarkably balanced film examines one of the great divisive issues in this country. Kayes graphic black-and-white film is a perfect metaphor for the most polemic issue in America. The film is extremely comprehensive and shot in a confrontationa...
Twenty years on from the invention of the World Wide Web, Dr Aleks Krotoski looks at how it is reshaping almost every aspect of our lives.Joined by some of the web’s biggest names – including the founders of Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft, and the web’s inventor – she explores how fa...
Now days we think of the Tudor home as an icon of Britishness, timber framed, possibly thatched, a cottage, but these quaint relics of the past, belie the revolution in technology that changed them and us. It was an age of great change and discovery, one place this change was most evident was in the...
Diana Tromp is a beautiful, blonde woman, age 36, who has decided to part from her body. A body which was afflicted by the illness Multiple Sclerosis. This documentary is about Diana and her hopeless suffering. Unknown to all but a few people surrounding her, she decided to end her life through euth...
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Enayat and Jamal are Afghan refugees who live in a camp in Peshawar and try to escape to Great Britain by the help of people smugglers. Their dangerous journey leads them along the "silk road" through Pakistan, Iran and Turkey towards London.
Chiren Boumaaza, aka Athene, is an extravagant Internet celebrity, with over 240 million upload views, and a professional gamer.If you haven’t heard of him, he’s a record holder in World of Warcraft and online poker, and plays the main character in a series of videos on a popular YouTube channel wit...
Dec 1998 Child prostitution is rife in South Africa. It's a means of survival for impoverished township kids. Standing at the side of the road two young girls pass time playing like children, until their pimp tells them to shut-up. Their friend 14 year-old Lindy, lifts her top to let a potential cli...
Commissioned by the Principality of Sealand itself and produced in 2003, this programme provides a fascinating insight into the operation, business, security, quality of life and many other aspects of this unique island fortress at that time.Torrentfreak reported in 2007 that The Pirate Bay worked o...
January 2004What compels a teenager with everything to live for to take their own life? Felicity Gough was a happy 14 year old showing no signs of trouble. Then she hung herself with her skipping rope. In her home town of Kimberley, South Africa, 10 teenagers attempt to kill themselves every week. W...
Documentary filmed over a decade, following Chinese workers fighting against injustices suffered in their home districts. Director Zhao Liang provides an insight into the lives of individuals who have suffered dismissals, land confiscations, beatings and arrests as they seek redress in the court of...
The Great American Chocolate Factory provides a time capsule into the world of chocolate giant Hershey, including an extensive explanation of the science of chocolate, from how they grow and harvest the beans, to how they test them for quality control. It documents the processing of cacao beans, mix...