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Blackout

Blackout

The 13th of July 1977 started out as a beautiful summer’s day in New York City but later on that evening many New Yorkers experienced their city of lights go dark leaving them without any electricity for more than 12 hours. Blackout by American Experience examines the stories of those who experienced this extremely rare occurrence and gives a detailed account of what exactly happened to people

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Toe Tag Parole: To Live and Die on Yard A

Many people think that serving a life sentence in jail is much better than the death sentence. This is probably true, seeing as you hold on to your life and you get to live to see your family every so often. But is it really better knowing that you have to spend your whole life confined to your jail cell and the prison where you will be kept? In a sense, it is a death sentence. For many people,

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After The Last Round

There aren't too many other sports out there that encompass the theatrical displays of human struggle, strength and violence quite like boxing does and in this film we are taken on a journey through the sports entirety, exploring not only the glamour but also a darker side to the sport, being exposed to the life changing effects boxing has on the fighters themselves and their families. Through

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Jimmy Savile

Jimmy Savile

For years he was regarded as a TV and radio superstar, he was also a friend to the rich and famous but since his death back in 2011 the sinister truth about Jimmy Savile has been revealed. Jimmy Savile, once one of Britain's favourite stars and adored by millions of television viewers is now regarded as one of the country's most prolific sex offenders, his preying on young victims and just how he

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Terror in Paris

Terror in Paris

On the night of November 13th, a series of bombs exploded in 6 different areas of Paris, as well as there being a series of shootings in the capital of France. The area that got the most coverage, however, was the Bataclan Theatre where a rock group called The Eagles of Death Metal were playing a gig. During this concert three men stormed inside and started shooting at the concert goers, leavin

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Ghosts of Machu Picchu

Located high in the Peruvian Andes there is an ancient city known as Machu Picchu, it is a ruin that appears to defy explanation. Who were the mysterious people that built this extraordinary place and for what reason did they build it in this particular location? With no defensive wall it doesn't look like a fortress, instead there are fountains and small pools, temples and strange alters cut f

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Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride: Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson was an American journalist and author who founded the art of gonzo journalism. In this film we see Nick Nolte conduct a detailed examination of his life and death, exploring Thompson's outrageous exploits which inspired various films including Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and The Rum Diaries. Through interviews with Thompson's friends, family and colleagues we get a very v

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Sir Alex Ferguson: Secrets of Success

When it comes to the world of football (soccer for you yanks :P), the name Sir Alex Ferguson is one that carries a lot of weight, it is a name associated with greatness and success. Described as one of the greatest leaders Britain ever produced, Ferguson was the mastermind behind one of the biggest brands the country had to offer, Manchester United. Over a period of 26 years, Sir Alex managed to

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Ross Kemp on Gangs: A Kenya Special

By now I imagine most of you documentary lovers out there will be familiar with the documentary series known as "Ross Kemp on Gangs", but for those of you that don't it is a British series hosted by none other than actor Ross Kemp, best known for his role played in EastEnders. On the show we see Kemp travel around the world talking to various gang members, people who have been directly affected by

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