Posted in: Society
Dubai’s Luxury Life
Piers Morgan hosts this documentary on what is considered one of the most extravagant cities in the world. In only 20 years, Dubai has turned from a desert into a modern oasis. For the majority of the film we are exposed, through Piers, into just how lavish and over-the-top Dubai is; Giant palm shaped islands seen from space, the only 7 star hotel, the world’s largest skyscraper, $50 million accommodations and 100,000 pound mobile phones, to name a few. Led by the visionary Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid, Dubai...
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The Truth about Payday Loans
Miquita Oliver used to be a famous television presenter and radio personality in the UK until she filed for bankruptcy in 2011. As someone who is very familiar with the burdens of having huge debts looming over her head, she hosts this documentary on payday loans. With teenagers and young adults facing rocketing unemployment rates and limited resources, many have turned to payday loans as an easy and fast means of getting cash. Their offices are in abundance and their advertisements make it seem so...
Posted in: Business, Society
Amazon: Truth Behind the Click
A behind the scenes look into what happens when you buy from the world’s biggest online retailer. Through testimonials of ex-employees and an undercover employee with a camera, the tough conditions for workers at Amazon are revealed. The film exposes the immense pressure the workers go through, such as racing a computerized clock every step of their shift and having to walk up to 11 miles a day inside the distribution centers. As more people around the world find it easier to do their shopping online...
Posted in: Crime
Scam City: New Orleans
The Big Easy, New Orleans, one of Americas most fascinating cities, its a melting pot of steeped in history, culture and music. But the presenter soon discovers that if you go looking for it, trouble is easy to find. The presenter finds himself in a room with a naked women and man with a baseball bat in one hand and a gun in the other, he is promptly propositioned with a game of Russian Roulette, how on earth did he end up there he asks himself. He hits town in the middle of Mardi Gras season, two week of...
Posted in: Crime
Garavito: The World’s Worst Serial Killer
20th centuries most prolific serial killer is largely unknown throughout the world, though he brutally murdered at least 140 children, posing as a priest or teacher he lured poor young boys away from their families, raped them and murdered them. Committing his crimes in various regions of Columbia South America in the 1990's he managed to elude authorities for nine long years. WHat goes on inside the mind of a serial killer? and how do the authorities go about catching one? We'll find out from the experts as we...
Posted in: War
The World’s Deadliest Arms Race
Taliban videos of roadside bomb attacks on coalition vehicles in Afghanistan broadcast on an Al Qaeda network, these videos display images of a ground troops worst fear coming true, being hit by an IED or improvised explosive. The problem with these devices are the fact that they are difficult to detect and the simpler the device the harder detection becomes. 60% of all casualties come from IED's alone. This documentary examines the effects these explosive devices are having on the troops situated in...
Posted in: Crime
The Wonderland Murders
In the late 1970's hardcore porno star John Curtis Holmes was an icon of hollywood success, movies, money, sex and drugs. His cult statues was assured up until his involvement in one of the most horrific murders of the last thirty years. The brutal slayings known as the wonderland murders were for all intents and purposes the results of Holmes' insatiable drug addiction and his utter lack of moral judgement. This documentary takes us inside the worlds of John Holmes a simple county boy who rocketed to fame by...
Posted in: Society
The Truth About Immigration
Its the dead of night off the choppy waters of the south coast, Nick Robinson is setting out to try and solve a political mystery. His journey like so many before him begins on a voyage to Britain. For decades whether by sea or by air millions have come to these shores, making Britain a nation of immigrants but now anxiety about the next wave of arrivals has reached an all time high. The question is why? The government is eager to be seen to be cracking down, illegal immigrants are being told to go home....
Posted in: Music
Mobb Deep: Infamous Allegiance
Best of the Block Entertainment gives us an insight into the world of Hip Hop group Mobb Deep, providing behind the scenes look at how Prodigy and Havoc get down in the studio and the process that goes into recording their hit...