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The Fight Against Ebola

Ebola is an infectious disease that spreads through contact with bodily fluids including saliva and sweat has an extremely high fatality rate and is currently reeking havoc in West Africa. The recent outbreak which is the largest of all time really began to take hold in March of 2014 in Guinea, quickly spreading to Liberia and Sierra Leone with cases being discovered in the Congo, Senegal and Nigeria. With over 3000 cases of Ebola, Liberia is considered to be in the center of the epidemic, Vice sends reporter Danny Gold there to find out...

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Operation Stonehenge: What Lies Beneath

The megaliths found at Stonehenge are some of the most investigated and interesting found in Britain today but despite centuries of examination, excavation and theories there is one big question that still remains, what were it origins and how over thousands of years did this iconic place evolve? In this two part series by the BBC a group of experts for the first time are taking a more hi-tech approach in order to unlock the secrets of Stonehenge. The new data discovered and supported by archaeological evidence throws a new light on how humans progressed over the last 10,000...

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Ohio Slave Girls: Their Story

This is the story that shocked the world, a dramatic escape after 11 years in captivity. How had a school bus driver managed to kidnap and enslave three local girls? How did they remain undiscovered whilst being under the noses of neighbors and friends all that time? These are some questions Channel 5's film about the kidnapping of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight asks and helps to explain through exclusive interviews with those closest to the kidnapper himself, Ariel...

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Most Evil

Murderous masterminds, brilliant, wicked, conniving, they are driven by revenge, dogma and ego their common trait appears to be exceptional intelligence but what transforms such gifted men into some of the most brutal killers and which of them could be considered most evil? A scale exits to measure the darkest corners of human behavior, it weights the criminal mind and the crime committed. From impulsive murders to serial killers this 22 point scale attempts to determine who are the most evil among...

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The Story of Capital Punishment

Today there in the world there are over 50 countries which still enforce the death penalty, individuals who break the law can face a firing squad in China, lethal injection in the United States and hanging in Singapore. The death penalty was abolished in the United Kingdom initially for murder in 1965 remained for other crimes such as treason right up until 1998. For centuries the state carried out executions and these were used as a form of deterrent against crime and retribution against those who broke societies rules. This film sets about examining the archive in order to trace the...

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Suffer The Little Children

Suffer The Little Children is a documentary by NBC which aired in 1968, this ground-breaking film set about exposing the Pennhurst State School which has since been described as the shame of a nation. Having opened it's doors in November of 1908, this state-funded school / hospital became extremely overcrowded within a short period of time, taking in those who were suffering from mental illness or criminals, orphans, etc. i.e. people who could not be housed elsewhere. The school quickly became the center of a human rights movement which eventually revolutionized America's approach to...

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The Gorilla King

High on the Virunga Volcanos of Rwanda lives a lost tribe, one of our closest living relatives, the Mountain Gorilla. This particular mountain is a dangerous one, and no more so than for one silverback known as Titus, he has sin his close kin murdered, he's been orphaned and abandoned by his mother. He should have died but there was something in his character that would lead to greatness. From a live carefully observed for more than 30 years come a remarkable story of destiny and triumph. Conquering his rivals, escaping from poachers even surviving the tides of war. This is the story of...

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The Real True Detective?

In 2014 Entertainment Weekly asked the creator of HBO's series True Detective Nic Pizzolatto about the inspirations behind the show, he suggested Googling the word combination "Satanism, Preschool, Louisiana" so Vice took upon themselves to do so and found that there was in fact a case involving old church family and ritualistic child molestation which had a striking resemblance to the shows plot. In this episode of Vice's new series entitled "The Real", they travelled to Louisiana in order to meet with two law enforcement officials who helped investigate and put an end to these...

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JFK: Like No Other

The documentary series titled "American Experience" sets about taking fresh look at the charismatic but also slightly mysterious man who manage to captivate not only a nation but the entire western world and to this day remains one of the nation's most beloved and mourned leaders, John F. Kennedy. We are taken through Kennedy's privileged childhood years right up to his term in office, exploring all aspects of his life including his difficulty with life-threatening illnesses and the efforts he made to keep them hidden from the...

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