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Zolpidem tartrate, or Ambien, has been prescribed to millions of insomniacs internationally, yet those who use the drug to ensure a good night’s sleep are seldom aware it also possesses the ability to normalise functioning in certain types of damaged neurons, a phenomenon called “the Amb...
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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...
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Today’s world has troubles unique to its time in history, from the global financial crisis to technological meltdowns to full scale, computerized global war.Observing the convergence of such events, contemporary prophets have begun to emerge from obscurity to suggest that these conditions might be s...

Strange Egypt

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Ancient Egypt were a conspiracy might use a wax doll and magic words to kill the King. In the empire along the Nile what seems bizarre now was the norm back then. Like the Pharaohs favoured people who were dwarfs, the peoples recreational habits which involved getting high a lot of the time and thei...

An Open Secret

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Directed by Oscar-nominated Amy Berg, An Open Secret is a brave documentary which takes aim at and exposes the sexual abuse of children which has been occurring within Hollywood. It is a damming film which shines a light on an alleged network that implicates several major industry figures.Throughout...
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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Diana: In Her Own Words is a film produced by Channel 4 which was released to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of the Princess of Wales, Diana. Using an incredible amount of archived footage and being narrated by recordings of Diana herself, the recordings themselves were taken from conversati...
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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....
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The War Business is a film by Mark Stucke which deals with the practice of private armies or mercenaries hired by governments and multinational companies. These are typically companies whose investments are being compromised by war.This film uncovers the bloody truth of some of these armies for hire...
Deep in the foothills of a marvellous mountain range set in a beautiful landscape of low forested hills and fast flowing rivers is a small community of Germans who have lived there for the last 50 years. But this place is not Germany or even Europe and those mountains are not the Alps but instead th...
Ronnie and Reggie Kray were the twins who became the undisputed bosses of East End gangland but were they born villains or did fate shape them for the role?In this film we hear the definitive tale of how Britain’s most notorious criminals managed to gain such a ferocious reputation for extreme...
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Party Monster: The Shockumentary is a 1998 documentary film detailing the rise of the club kid phenomenon in New York City, the life of club kid and party promoter Michael Alig and Alig’s murder (with Robert “Freeze” Riggs) of fellow club kid and drug dealer Angel Melendez. Produce...
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...
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...
Humans are present with many with many many others from their species wandering around on this planet, as naked apes we once tamed fire and after that every form of new technology determined our development. Now that we have cracked the code of life, it will not take much longer before we can start...
Directed by Tamra Davis, the documentary features footage of Jean-Michel Basquiat painting, talking about his art and existing in the two years prior to his death in 1988.Jean-Michel Basquiat (December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988) was an American artist, musician, poet, and producer. He began as a gr...
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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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On the evening of September 2, 1998, a Swissair MD-11 jet bound from New York to Geneva diverted to Halifax, Nova Scotia, after the crew smelled smoke in the cockpit. Just minutes from the airport, Flight 111 plunged into the ocean, killing all 229 people aboard. “Crash of Flight 111″ tells the behi...

Grizzly Man

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Originally released in 2005 by German documentary filmmaker Werner Herzog, Grizzly Man is a film that chronicles the life and death of grizzly bear activist Timothy Treadwell. In 2003 Treadwell and his girlfriend Amie Huguenard, went camping in Katmai National Park, typically Treadwell would leave t...

The Trap

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Human trafficking takes on many different forms but is defined by exploitation, it often doesn’t involve criminal gangs or people being transported across borders. These trafficking operations can be very small and very local.Pimp controlled prostitution is now recognised as one of the most br...
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On September 7th of 1996, the WBC heavyweight champion, Mike Tyson, set about stripping Bruce Seldon of his WBA title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Tyson at this point was a true cultural phenomenon, so it should be no surprise that himself and rap artist Tupac Shakur were close friends, Tyson is t...
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Extraordinary People looks at sisters Lucy and Hannah Betts, and Dana and Lara Bowen, who have the genetic disorder Harlequin Ichthyosis, which makes their skin grow at an abnormal rate. This report follows them in their daily life, including three baths a day to remove excess skin build up.
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In 1959 a group of Russian hikers decided to head out on an expedition of a mountainous region of the western Soviet Union, the group itself consisted of 9 experienced men and women, all of whom were very familiar with the Siberian wilderness yet this adventure would prove to be their last.Despite a...
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...
Derek Boogaard was a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger who played for the Minnesota Wild and the New York Rangers of theN.H.L, he fought his way to centre ice as an enforcer and quickly became one of the N.H.L.’s most feared fighters. This role of enforcer exposed Boogaard to repeat...
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The Price of Honor is an award-winning documentary about the murders of Amina and Sarah Said, teenage sisters from Lewisville, Texas, who were killed in a premeditated “honor killing” in 2008. The film chronicles the lives of the sisters and the path to their eventual murders by their own father, Ya...
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Pompeii, buried by an eruption from Mount Vesuvius back in 79 AD is a city which was frozen in time providing us with a shocking window into the lost world of the Romans but that window may close before all of her secrets are revealed as the city of Pompeii comes under treat from all sides.Today the...
At the time his death in 1973 aged 91 Pablo Picasso had become one of the 20th century’s most influential and prolific artists. Picasso has been painted as many men, as a genius, a womaniser, and ego maniac. Brought up in the Spanish town of Malaga, his first paintings as a 9 year old were of...
1,200 years ago the Vikings exploded out of the cold North Sea, like beasts unleashed on an unsuspecting world. They came from the land of fjords, a land which proved hard to farm and was home to many bitter clan rivalries, modern day Scandinavia.They left behind legends of their violence and courag...
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The most famous death in history is the death of Jesus of Nazareth. 2,000 years ago in first century Jerusalem he was crucified by the Romans, the Gospels tell us he was buried in a tomb and two days later Marry Magdalene one of his closest disciples found the tomb empty.But according the Gospel of...
This documentary looks at how developments in mathematics over the past 40 years have completely changed our understanding of the fundamental nature of the world we live in.As we approach tipping points in both the economy and the climate, the film examines the mathematics we have been reluctant to...
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In July of 2007, Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters were brutally murdered, while her husband Dr. William Petit, was the only one to escape alive after being injured during a home invasion that took place in the quite suburb of Cheshire, Connecticut. This HBO special, explores the bizarre bu...
Stephen Fry loves Louisiana. Four months after the BP oil spill, dubbed the worst ecological disaster in the history of America, Fry returns to the Deep South together with zoologist Mark Carwardine, to see what the impact has been on the people, the vast wetlands and the species that live there. Wh...
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In life he was sentenced to a horrible fate; in death his identity and the reason for his punishment remains a mystery.For 34 years, he was shut away in the French prison of Pignerol, doubly locked behind the prison walls and a heavy iron mask that kept his face hidden. Some 300 years after his deat...
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Two days after the election, Donald Trump and Barack Obama, old antagonists met one another for the first time. There was something surreal about this moment due to the fact that the two had such a bumpy past with Trump publicly questioning the legitimacy of Barack’s presidency stating that he...

Amanda Knox

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Amanda Knox is an American woman who after being convicted twice for murdering her fellow exchange student and roommate Meredith Kercher back in 2007. After spending nearly four years in an Italian prison Knox was definitively acquitted of the crime by the Supreme Court of Cassation in 2015.Featurin...
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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...

Making Snatch

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Snatch for those that are unaware is a British comedy film which was released back in 2000, it was written and directed by Guy Ritchie and featured an incredible cast which included the likes of Brad Pitt, Jason Statham, Benicio del Toro, Vinnie Jones, and many more.Set in the London criminal underw...
In December of 2015 many of the world leaders had finally come to an agreement to stop climate change, it was an occasion to be celebrated because the deals lengthy negotiations had finally resulted in the decision to prevent a catastrophic warming of the Earth, but was it really the political victo...
This is the story of America, seen in color for the first time and it’s the roaring 20’s, the country is flourishing and the economy isn’t the only thing roaring. Henry Ford ignites the auto industry, radio unifies the nation, Charles Lindbergh ushers in the era of aviation, Americ...
Mexico’s curse stretches nearly 2,000 miles, it’s huge rich neighbour the United States of America is the worlds largest consumer of illegal drugs, beyond the American border that insatiable appetite needs a supplier and Mexico has been that supplier for more than 100 years. Alcohol duri...
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...
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This is an extraordinary story of the most disturbing witch trial in British history and the key role played in it by one nine-year-old girl. Jennet Device, a beggar-girl from Pendle in Lancashire, was the star witness in 1612 in the trial of her own mother, her brother, her sister and many of her n...

Steel Town Down

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In this VICE News special Steel Town Down we see them travel to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, here we see how the demise of a once thriving steel industry has given way to a social collapse of sorts, with very little opportunity for those growing up in the area.Like most stories involving industrial to...
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It's hard to believe that while the European continent was entrenched in the horrors of the Dark Ages, the Mayan culture was thriving. Not only did the Mayans create a complicated written language, they had far exceeded the Europeans in their study and mapping of the stars and planets, mathematics,...
In society today there is a growing demand for organic food, but with this demand comes risk, do we as consumers always get what it says on the label? Of course anyone who opts for organic food clearly wants to lead a healthier life, but is organic food actually better for you when conventional farm...

Suicide

Health • 61 views
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Released in 2001, Suicide is a film directed by Eames Yates and explores the suicide of his own brother which occurred two years prior to this films release. Eames’ brother Teddy was 40 when he shot himself whilst at home, this action sent Eames on a heart-rending journey into the depths of hi...

Oscar Wilde

Biography • 63 views
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Writer Michael Bracewell presents an unusual and provocative look at the life and legacy of Oscar Wilde, the controversial Irish-born writer. Michael sets out to rescue him from the dangers of respectability byportraying him as an inspiration to generations of rockers and artists.Contributors includ...